Powerfest to hit top gear

IF you are mad about the smell of petrol, the roar of a supercharged engine or love fast-paced action on water, the Lockyer Powerfest is your kind of adrenaline hit.

The event will be held this Sunday, June 26 at Lake Dyer in Laidley and visitors will be greeted with lean mean street machines as well in the form of classic cars and a static hot rod display.

The Australian Power Boat Association (APBA) Queensland in conjunction with Gold Coast Power Boat Club and Australian Street Rod Federation have joined together to launch the inaugural Queensland Cup event.

APBA president Craig Lewis is excited about the wide range of Formula One boats that can exceed 250km/h.

“We envisage this event to become a major race event in the Lockyer Valley and be held on an annual basis,” he said.

“It will attract boats from all over the state as well as New South Wales and there will also be six litre displacement boats that can go around 190km/h.

“In our premier class of BAD (Blown Alcohol Displacement) boats, we are proud to announce will include the current world champion – Troy Marland from Singleton, NSW in a boat called ‘Madness'.”

He said lucky spectators will be blown away with the 2000 horsepower, 250km/h speed of this boat and will rock the dam.

The speed boat racing program will include 24 races for Sunday, culminating in the final of the inaugural event cup, which consists of a race for the fastest six boats of any class on the day.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones will be presenting the trophy to the winner in the late afternoon.

Mr Lewis said the static displays of a top fuel funny car and outlaw dragrail are sure to thrill the crowds.

“We are expecting around 100 street hot rods to be in attendance in all makes and models. These are guaranteed to please the motorsportis enthusiast,” he said.


Sunday's entertainment begins at 9am and will conclude at 5pm. Cost of entry is $5 per adult and $10 per family.

For more information contact Craig on 0408 748 142 or Colin on 0437 081 805.

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