Hundreds of the toughest street cars cruising Sydneys Motorsport Park V8 Supercar Racetrack. With nearly 20 hours of cruising time will be available on the track from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon. There will be plenty of time to go out and toast your mate and every other 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, rotary, V8, supercharged, big blocked, gassed up, turbo charged street car that anyone comes along with.
No Stopping, No Burnouts, No Donuts, No Drifting, & No Cutting In or Out of Traffic, remember this is not a race. If your car starts to over heat or fail pull to the side of the track, but DO NOT get out of your vehicle. A recovery vehicle will be around to assist you. The cruise session is to be enjoyed by all the participants. So cruise your car with your mates alongside the toughest streetcars, just like the good old days. Do short Powerskids, about 30 meters or so. But remember the person behind you won't be able to see if you leave too much smoke behind you. Drag race anyone you like for as long as you safely can between the chicanes.
The Powerskid comp is all about showing off your vehicles horsepower and your ability to use the power to toast the bags off the car for the longest distance while only using the brake pedal to keep the car under some sort of control. The judges will choose the most awesome display of raw horsepower, driver talent, engine revs, quantity and length of smoke as the Powerskid winner.
Generally a favourite of the high tech imports, the drifting comp at Powercruise lends a different flavour where good old Aussie and American Muscle cars and Hot Rods will be able to flex their muscle alongside the smaller imports and show us their style. While it may look easy, it's got a lot to do with the equipment you're driving and knowing what your car is capable of doing that will bring out a few closet drifters.
The Drifting Competition is open to vehicles from registered streetcars to purpose built drift cars. Cars will be let out onto the track at 20 second intervals for safety reasons. Please note that Drifting is NOT permitted on the main straight. The top 16 will be chosen from the practice session and will go into the final round with the winner decided after the 16 car battle is completed. Judges are experienced Drifters & Drift Officials from clubs around Australia so the judging is informed & fair.
The Off-Street Racing competition is a run what ya brung, no rules, (well not many anyway) heads up race over approximately 200 metres. No timers, No lights, No warming your tyres. Just a man with a flag to start you. When the flag drops, you'll need to get the loud pedal to the floor as quickly as possible, and from there it is simple, the first guy over the finish line, wins!!
You will race against whoever comes up next to you randomly. No queue jumping. Your tyres must have a tread pattern on them. You can use slicks and cut a tread pattern into them. There must be a minimum of 10 marks on the tyres wether around the circumference or across the tyre. At the start of each run your tyres must have the tread pattern. Tyres cannot be changed during the racing.
In the case of a rolling start, you will be lined up on a line. You will be motioned to start rolling towards the start line. The flag drops when the front car hits the line. If any car goes before the flag is dropped, they will be disqualified immediately. After the race, the winner will receive a winner's card & must proceed immediately without diversion back to the line up area.
Cars are not permitted to be refuelled and cannot carry fuel in the car in a container. Only one person is allowed to work on the car and that is the driver. No pit crew are allowed to touch the car. They can however bring you things like drinks and moral support. The car must go all rounds under its own power and ability through to the final.
The burnout competition is definitely a highlight on the agenda and is the place to see all the highest horsepower cars putting on the biggest smoke show for the die hard burnout crowd. There is no qualifying, just all in when Saturday night rolls around. Entrants are not to do any static burnouts. You have as much time you need to fry those tyres, as long as your car can handle the torture. Your car is NEVER to be driven around the venue or on the track surface on rims. If you do this, you will be liable for any damage caused to the surface and will be required to pay for all damage.
If watching the big numbers being punched out on the little screen is for you, then you don't wanna miss this event. From high PSI Turbos, nitrous fed monsters and just plain crazy engines, there's sure to be something that lights your fire in this competition. The rules are simple,THERE ARE NO RULES....Unlimited boost, multiple nitrous systems and no fuel restrictions.
The dyno shootout incurs an additional fee of $30. This allows the entrant 3 runs in one class. If you pay for 2 entries, you can have another 3 runs in a different class if you desire. Dyno entrant forms are to be filled out & paid for before the car drives into the dyno enclosure. Street tyres only are to be fitted to the vehicle.
The highest horsepower from each class over the weekend will be the winner. There are no finals so make sure you run the big numbers straight up.
The Show and Shine is always an integral part of Powercruise and so we have now added another category for Competition Cars. Seeing how Powercruise is more of a driver’s event and therefore attracting more Pro Street style of cars out of their garages it was only fitting to throw a few trophies their way and by adding this category to the Show Class and Street Car Class there will now be something for everyone’s tastes.
To participate in the Show and Shine, you must be an entrant in Powercruise and have completed the normal entry requirements. We don't have a single show and shine entry fee. You pay one fee to enter Powercruise which allows you to go in all of the events we offer. It's up to you if you go in all of the events or just one of them like the show and shine. To be judged in the Show & Shine, simply display your car with or without your setup in the dedicated Show and Shine area. Our resident Judges will do the rounds and make sure your car gets judged. The show judge also decides what class your car fits into best and will judge it accordingly. Once judging is complete, your entrant sticker will be signed, indicating that your vehicle has been judged. Then you are free to do what you like with your car but we would prefer you leave it in the show area for all to see.
Announcing the newest event at Powercruise The 789'er's Cruise
789 Cruise The numbers don’t lie.. If your car currently runs in the 7’s, 8’s or 9’s at a drag drip over the ¼ mile…consider yourself at the pointy end of the Powercruise elite. Your invited to be in the 789 Cruise at Powercruise which is where only the fastest cars gets to cruise on their own with no other slower cars around to get in the way. The Hour of Power is still the place to be seen in your fast and clean ride but 789 is the new place for the quickest cars at Powercruise.
To get in…you’ll need to prove yourself to the front of pit lane with your quickest time slip laminated and stuck to the inside of your windscreen under your entrant sticker. Highlight the numbers we need to see and you’ll be on your way. No time slip...No 789 Cruisin…easy as that. 789er’s will have a full cruise session to themselves…if that isn’t enough to get you excited then stick to the Hour of Power.
The hour of power is like no other. The toughest hand picked big hitters from the event cruise for a solid half hour. Yes the Hour of Power is only 30 minutes long, did you really think these guys could cruise for a whole hour? The best of the best will find a HP sticker on their windscreen if they have been selected, so keep an eye out for that.
We are proud to announce that ADGP running the drifting activities at Powercruise Sydney 2014 on the 28th-30th March. Even better, is that we have been given the track time to allow for a massive expansion of drifting within the Powercruise event. This is great news for the NSW Drift Scene, with more South Circuit track time and another professional competition all on the one weekend! Helping make for an event within an event, drivers can enter as a “drift entrant”, meaning they get access to all drifting activities.
There will be three main parts to the 24-Hours of Drift at Powercruise Sydney.
ADGP FIGURE-8 DRIFT BATTLE
The ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle carries on the tradition of the 2013 Figure-8 Drift Series, combining great door-to-door action on track with a DJ and other entertainment off track along with great prize money. A 3-hour practice session will be held Friday afternoon for all drift entrants, with qualifying on Friday night. 32 cars will be chosen for the competition, however, all drivers who don’t make it will still get plenty more track time. There will be another open practice session for all drift entrants held Saturday afternoon before the Saturday night competition under lights! There will also be expression sessions for knocked out drivers between rounds.
WINNER – $1000
2nd - $500
3rd – $200
Rules and regulations for the comp are that the cars must pass Powercruise scrutineering ( see their website for more details ) and must run on a tyre with a treadwear rating of 300 and over. Judging criteria will be available on this event page before the event, and outlaid in the drivers briefing before qualifying and before the Top-32 Battles.
SOUTH CIRCUIT DRIFTING AND EXTREME ENTRY COMPETITION
The South Circuit will be open for 1-hour per day for all Powercruise entrants, as per normal Powercruise events, with cars released from the pit lane.
It will also be open for additional hour and a half on Friday and Saturday for drift entrants to practice, with tandem runs allowed and a faster flowing on-track start line. This will allow maximum track time for all drift entrants.
On Sunday, an Extreme Entry Competition will be held, with $200 and a trophy for the winner.
FULL TRACK DRIFT DEMOS
ADGP will be selecting experienced drivers to conduct full track drift demos. Two set sessions will be run per day, with the possibility of further sessions if time permits. Demo drivers will be selected from the pool of entrants. If you wish to get more information on this contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO ENTER
To enter, simply fill out the online Powercruise entry form and under “Club/Forum Affiliation” put “ADGP”. the online entry form can be found here: POWERCRUISE SYDNEY ENTRY FORM
To be approved as a drift entrant you will need to meet the following:
1 – AASA License or CAMS license
2 – ARDC Level 2 license OR have competed in an ADGP or Figure-8 Drift Series Events
Any other drift entrants will need to be approved with ADGP.
Drivers who do not meet eligibility as a drift entrant, can still enter open drift sessions, the same as all previous Powercruise events. The 24 hrs of drift is for drifters to practice tandem, high speed drift and competition. As a drift entrant you can still participate in cruise sessions, however, you can't participate in other competition events while drifting events are on. You can get more info on Powercruise Sydney event on the Powercruise website: POWERCRUISE SYDNEY EVENT PAGE CLICK HERE
Further information on accreditation, judging and drifting competition will be released closer to the event.
1000-1010 – Full track drift demo
1230-1400 – Drift Entrants Drift Session South Circuit
1400-1500 – Open Practice Session South Circuit ( all Powercruise entrants )
1500-1510 – Full track drift demo
1500-1800 – ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle – Practice Session
1900-2200 – ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle – Qualifying Session
SATURDAY 29th MARCH
0800-0810 – Full track drift demo
1130-1300 – Drift Entrants – South Circuit Drift Session
1345-1445 – Open Drift Practice South Circuit
1500-1510 – Full track drift demo
1500-1800 – ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle – Warm-up and expression sessions
1900-2200 – ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle – Top-32 Competition and expression sessions
SUNDAY 30th MARCH
0900-0910 – Full track drift demo
1230-1330 – Extreme Entry Competition – South Circuit
1330-1500 – ADGP Figure-8 Drift Battle – Expression Session
** Please note schedule is subject to change based on entrant numbers, weather conditions and event promoters discretion
Here are some videos of last year’s Figure-8 Drift Series
Wanna see all the best Sydney has to offer in the pretty lady stakes? Check out the main stage Saturday arvo for all the action.
Any girls wishing to enter the Miss Powercruise competition can register at the main stage any time before 1pm on the Saturday. All girls must be 18+ and wearing something respectable, it is a family show after all. Then you just get up on stage, strut your stuff and tell us a little about yourself. The winner and runner up will be asked to return on the Sunday for the trophy presentation.
For all the rules and expectations, refer to the