Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay
10th May 2014
Powercruise Powerplay QLD May 10 wrap up
When people talk about living life to the max, it could be said that they're talking about Powercruise Powerplay - a one day celebration of all the tyre-turning, high-revving action that Australia's favourite cruising car show has become known for.
Running any kind of Powercruise event in Queensland always results in a fantastic turnout of both crowd and cars - it's almost as if the Powercruise bug forms a part of Queenslanders DNA, such is their support of the event.
Kicking off before the sun had even risen on Saturday 10th May, the line for scrutineering quickly queued out the door with car trailers sporting street machines of all shapes and sizes, all eager to exercise liberal use of the fun pedal through the twists and turns of Queensland Raceway.
If you've never been to a Powerplay event, we cram all the Motorsport events - drifting, off street racing, Powerskids and burnouts - in to one massive day, mixed with plenty of cruise sessions. We don't stop and we certainly don't slow down, it's literally a Powercruise party from sunrise to sunset!
The winners list from the event was littered with Holden metal of just about every era. The Supercheap Auto Powerskids were won by Jonathon Wichgers from JW Racing in his insanely tough twin turbo LS-powered LH Torana, with the gassed up Torana of Joshua Pullen hot on his heels ringing in second place.
The lion brand continued to dominate in the Sidchrome Show'n'Shine with the long-awaited return of Jason Manley's TUFF HQ netting Jason Top Judged amongst the show cars. The coupe, a MotorEx and Summernats veteran and one-time Street Machine of the Year contender, has been off the road for years whilst Jason and his crew undertook a few changes. He assures us that Powerplay won't be the last Powercruise event he attends in the car.
The Just Car Insurance Off Street Racing is one of the most exciting events to watch and whereas at interstate events we see the turbo imports do well, Queensland Powerplay was home to raw horsepower with Mick Varney's nitrous Camaro pipping Gary Dare's V8-powered Datsun 1200 for honours.
A flurry of exploding fibreglass and burnt rubber, the drifters really shine on the QR Tarmac and, aside from Gup's new toy the Powercruise Taxi being thrown through the corners to the amusement of the crowd, the Castrol Edge Drifting comp' was dominated by Joshua Schultz in a particularly tough white R33 Skyline.
As the sun set we turned our attention to one of the biggest burnout pads in the Southern Hemisphere and once again, watched the holdens dominated with all of the Top Five burnouts and the Top Judged wearing a lion badge. The spoils went to Amanda Mitchell in her orange HK sedan.
After dark fun continued with the running of the newly-instated Powercruise Street Outlaws event, which pitches cars against one another in a full ‘run what you brung’ no rules format. You can read more about it HERE, but what you really need to know is that Powercruise Street Outlaws (PSO) at Powerplay came down to a photo finish!
Powerplay was without a doubt the warm up for the impending 50th Powercruise event, to be held at Queensland Raceway in September. If you've never been to a Powercruise event, the 50th will definitely be one to see. Entry forms for Powercruise 50 are available online HERE.
Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay will see hundreds of Queensland's toughest street machines, hot rods and imports hit Queensland Raceway for 1 huge day of Cruising, Racing, Drifting and Skidding. Plus there's plenty of off-track entertainment - the show'n'shine, trade stalls and business displays, Miss Powercruise comp' and more!
Cost (kids under 13-years)
Spectator Saturday 10th May 2014
Entrant (paid before 31.03.2014)
Entrant (paid before 4.05.2014)
Entrant (paid after 4th May or on Saturday 10th May )
All Spectator Tickets are available at the gate on the day - Cash sales only on the day.
Wanna be a passenger in the cruise session at Powercruise? Passenger Info & Requirements HERE
Not familiar with Queensland Raceway? Queensland Raceway is located on Champions Way, Willowbank, off the Cunningham Highway. Approx 15mins from Ipswich.
Powercruise Venue Map HERE
For anyone interested in entering on the day, please go to our accreditation office which will be located next to the main Gate of Queensland Raceway. Please download the Supercheap Auto Powercruise Entry Form for Entrant information HERE
Terms & Conditions of Entry available HERE
A full list of entry pricing can be found HERE
Accreditation & Safety Inspection Hours are listed on the Event Program HERE
All Entrants should also download their copy of the Event Guide, this has everything that you need to know as an entrant at Powercruise!
Download Event Guide HERE
Supercheap Auto Powercruise is an alcohol free event. Alcohol will not be for sale, and you cannot bring your own.
And of course if you have any last minute questions please call us on 0407 172 413 or email us at info@Powercruise.com
You can also follow us on facebook HERE
Catch Ya Cruisin... Gup
In what’s fast becoming the favourite event for all when we do it all in just 1 day. And what better place to rip up the straights than Queensland Raceway so make sure you got the old faithful cruiser ready to rock and roll because your gunna get 1 Day of pure madness .
From old school V8 Muscle to Imports to Hot Rods and everything in between, they will all be out in force and with just over 400 entrants making their way through the gates last year, their sure to be eager to get onto the track for the first Powercruise session of the day which will kick of at 8am.
Then the Powerskid competition will light up the straight followed by Off Street drags, more cruising, the Hour of Power which funnily enough only goes for half an hour as the best of the best just can’t seem to cop a flogging for a good hour. Then we got more cruising, followed by the burnout comp and if we got time, might just have to see what’s on the main stage from then on…
Powercruise accepts all cars, of any make, model and modification. However all cars need to be clean and tidy looking cars. All entrants must have a current drivers licence, and be 18yrs or older. Learners Permits are not permitted. We will not be limiting the amount of entrants into the Powercruise 1 Day Powerplay. Powercruise operates on a first in first served policy therefore when you send an entry form to us with your car picture attached, we will send you a confirmation text message to let you know we have received your entry and payment and you will be in. It’s as easy as that.
Do you want to Cruise, Race, Drift, Skid and party at Powercruise? Entries are open now for the 1 Day Powerplay at Queensland Raceway on 10th May. We now offer an Online Entry Form with Credit Card Payment along with our our usual 'Print & Post' Entry form with a cheque or money order for those of you who aren't computer friendly.
Online Entry Form - CLOSED
Entry is available on the day
Download Entry Form for 10th May, 2014 HERE
Posted Entry forms must be completed in full with a money order/cheque enclosed and mailed to PO Box 55, Redbank Qld 4301. We recommend to post your entry by express mail as in most cases it is an overnight delivery as well as being able to be tracked if lost in Australia Post’s mailing system which has been known to happen. Powercruise may be able to assist if your mail has been lost. Just call us to find out how on 0407172413.
Once we receive your entry and payment, we will send a confirmation to your e-mail address to let you know we have received your form and payment. Your entry confirmation letter will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks before the event.
If you experience issues entering via our online entry form please contact us ASAP or consider using the downloadable "Print & Post" entry form. Our Online forms are compatible with most programs and devices BUT Online Submissions are subject to each computers different programs, applications and security settings.
The Pre Entry price of $80 is available to pre entrants who enter before the specified cut off date, after the cut off date, entries increase to $130 by a certain date and then all Entries will be at the 'On The Day' rate of $240.
Entries never close, in fact you can even enter on the day if you wish.
If you forget to pre-enter you can come along and enter on the day of the event for the 'on the day' entry fee of $240. This can only be done at the accreditation office on the day so don’t wait till the last minute, get in early, pre enter and save your money for the tyres your gunna rip up over the weekend.
Adults $35 Children 12 and under FREE
Powercruise is generally for registered cars only however in the interest of all things tough, we do accept some unregistered cars depending on the situation. If your car is supercharged or has a roll cage or any other out of this world modifications that wouldn’t allow it to be run on the roads, then yes this qualifies. If you have an awesome looking street machine that can be registered but isn’t due to affordability or time constraints, then yes this also qualifies. If you have a backyard thrasher with a v8 in it with exhausts exiting through the bonnet and no interior, then this example does not qualify for unregistered entry into Powercruise. So you can see we look at all situations on their own merit so if you think your car qualifies for unregistered entry into Powercruise, please e-mail us your details, the reasoning behind why the car is unregistered and make sure you send at least 2 pictures, one of the whole outside of the car and an interior picture please. This will help in making the decision quicker and easier. The e-mail address to send the info to is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you send this info before you send your entry form. All enquiries will receive a response and if your application has been accepted, we will send you a confirmation email that you will need to attach to your entry form when you send it. If you’re not sure either way, you can of course call us here at the office on 0407172413 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Safety Inspection/Scrutineering For ALL Entrant Vehicles
All Entrant vehicles must go through a Safety Inspection/Scrutineered before being given access to the racetrack. The Safety Inspection will take place in the lanes in front of the Accreditation Office. Once the car has been passed, you will receive a GREEN SAFETY INSPECTION PASSED sticker which will be added to your official Entrant sticker. This means your car now has access to participate in the Powercruise track activities.
The Scrutineers will check the following on ALL Entrant vehicles.
- Registration sticker must match the vehicles number plates
- If YOU are not the owner of an entered vehicle, you MUST bring the rego certificate with you & the Entry Form must have the Owner as the Entrant & YOU as the Driver.
- Basic safety checks of the vehicle including:
A legal amount of tread on the tyres.
No Fuel or Oil Leaks.
All Wheel Nuts Secured Firmly
- Seatbelts must be fitted and in good working order. A seatbelt is compulsory for all drivers & passengers going out on to the track. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your car didn’t come with seat belts and you haven’t had any fitted, it won’t be allowed on track.
- Noise emission must not exceed 95dBa. (Exceptions do apply to some cars, please call for info)
- No holes in firewall
- No body damage or structural rust.
All entrant vehicles must be registered unless approved by Powercruise Promotions.
All Entrants/Drivers/Vehicles are accepted at the discretion of the promoter.
- Safety equipment for competition events – Neck to wrist to ankle non-flammable type clothing, an
- Approved helmet & enclosed footwear. (NO NYLON CLOTHING)
- Enclosed Footwear is required for Cruise Sessions and Driving Events
- No hub caps, wheel trims or wheel weights
- Tyres must be in good condition. No recapped tyres or retreads. (Re-grooved slicks are permitted)
- There must be no loose objects in the vehicle or boot space.
- If your car has a roll cage and you wish to take 3 passengers in the back, all 3 back seat passengers must be fitted with a Lap Sash seatbelt - that is, a seatbelt that secures you across your waist and from across your shoulder.
- If your car has a roll cage and only the 2 seats on the side of the car are fitted with Lap Sash seatbelts, then you’re OK to cruise with passengers in those seats only .
- If your car has a roll cage and only the middle seat is fitted with Lap Sash seatbelts, then you’re OK to cruise with a passenger in that seat only.
- If your car has a roll cage and your seats in the rear have LAP Belts only, then no one is permitted in the rear of the car.
- Change your car details to your daily driver or to a mate’s car so you can still get out on the track for some awesome fun. You can change the entered vehicle but the entered driver must remain the same
- Got no other car to drive, then transfer your entry to a spectator pass so you can still get in and watch.
- Not able to come at all. That is a real bummer. A refund of the entry fees less $40 administration can be given. We must receive the withdrawal in writing, either by email or post before the final cut of date which is advertised on the entry form which is also about 2 weeks before the event.
Extra Safety Inspection/Scrutineering For Competition Event Vehicles
The Off-Street Racing event requires that you have a tread pattern on your tyres.
The Safety Inspectors will also be checking the following on ALL Competition Event Vehicles
Roll Cage Rules
NEW RULES relating to roll cages in cars for cruising at Powercruise. If your car does NOT have a roll cage, then this
does not apply to your car. Any car fitted with a roll cage no matter if it’s CAMS, ANDRA or any other approved method must have roll cage padding on all metal surfaces that are above the dash line of the car; in other words, wherever a person’s head might impact in the event of an accident will require roll cage padding fitted. Soft padding is preferred and must be about
10mm thick and secured to the metal bars. Please also take note of the drawing below. If your vehicle is fitted with a cage that extends through the rear passenger area (as shown by the red lines) you are not allowed any passengers in the rear of your vehicle whether they have the required seat belts or not. If your cage follows the roof line of your vehicle please see the rules regarding seat belt requirements below. NEW RULES on seatbelts in cars fitted with roll cages now apply.
The main point here is if you have a cage, then you’re going to have a taxi bar and/or cross over the top bar fitted. We cannot have anyone in the back seat of a vehicle with a roll cage that does not comply with the above seat belt regulations as, in the event of an accident, the rear seat passenger might hit their head on the taxi bar if they only have a LAP BELT on, so anyone in the back of a car fitted with a roll cage must always have a full Lap Sash seat belt fitted or they will not be permitted to go out in the cruise session.
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As it says on the entry form we require a photo of all cars entering into each Powercruise event, this applies to both Registered & Unregistered Cars. You can either print out your photos and mail them with your entry form, or you can fill out your details in the form below, upload your pictures and submit them to us. Using this online form is our preferred method of sending us your car pictures.
Submit your photos here
Once you have submitted your photos to us you will receive an auto reply email so you know we have got your pictures. We will contact you if there is a problem or if we need more info, so if you don’t hear from us after the auto-reply email that is a good thing! That means your car is OK to enter Powercruise!
If you have problems submitting your pictures here and it doesn’t work, you can email the pictures to us at email@example.com, just make sure you have all of the info on your email that we request above. Please be mindful of the size of the images you send us.
The event guide is an entrants’ best friend. It will answer all those questions about where to go and what to do. Have a read, and any further questions, contact us.
Powerplay Exclusive ViP Experience, download entry form HERE
What are Pit Lane Carports all about?
Pit Lane Carports are a carport which is about 4m wide and 6m deep. These carports have a roof and they have no walls therefore you can’t lock anything up in them. Pit Carports are simply designed to give entrants wishing to buy 1, the chance to have somewhere to retreat to when your not thrashing your car on the track. Pit Carports are very much sort after because they come with a Pit Lane Access Sticker, or a P Sticker as we call it. This P sticker is like gold and entrants from other Powercruise events will tell you they are hard to come by. We don’t sell the P Stickers on their own. Only Carport and Garage owners will receive them as well as a handful of specially selected cars for various reasons. These cars are sponsors cars and invited guests which we understand you want to see more often so they get pride of place.
The Pit Lane carports and garages are sold on a first in first served basis and each comes with a Pit Lane Access Pass. This enables the entrant to gain instant (no marshalling) access to Pit Lane for all events including cruising. You can cruise the track, come off when you like, fill up with more mates, fuel and nitrous and head out straight away…how good is that.
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form May 2014 - QLD
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form Feb 2015 - QLD
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form May 2015 - QLD
When booking your carport we recommend that you complete and submit your own form and make payment yourself direct to Powercruise. We cannot be held responsible in the event of disputes, errors or any problems if you had someone else submit the form or payment on your behalf.
We get asked a lot of different questions about how things work at Powercruise. I have answered a few of them here but if you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail us here or call us during business hours on 0407172413.
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form May 2014 - QLD
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form Feb 2015 - QLD
Premium Garage and Carport Application Form May 2015 - QLD
When booking your garage we recommend that you complete and submit your own form and make payment yourself direct to Powercruise. We cannot be held responsible in the event of disputes, errors or any problems if you had someone else submit the form or payment on your behalf.
Cars break, parts don’t turn up and unforeseen circumstances do happen. What options do you have:-
No refunds will be given for any reason from 2 weeks prior to the event. There are NO refunds for garages and carports for any reasons however they can be transferred to another entrant. Entries are not transferable, so you cannot change the entered driver or transfer your entry to a mate.
There is a huge range of trophy and prizes up for grab at every Powercruise event thanks to our valued sponsors. All prize money is paid by cheque. If you are not present at trophy presentation we will not give your trophy or prize money to a friend. We will post your Trophy and Prize money if applicable to you within 14 days after the event. All unpresented prize money cheques will be cancelled within 14 days of the event if they have not been presented. This is for the security of the entrant of course. Powercruise posts uncollected Trophies and prize money cheques at the entrants risk. If either is lost in the post or stolen while in the entrants hands, Powercruise will not be responsible and will not be reissuing a new trophy. We suggest you hang around for Trophy presentations or ask a staff member if you have won a prize if you have to get on the long road home before the presentations start.
Check out the Prize List HERE
Powerplay #16 - 10th May 2014 Results HERE
Over the event there will be hours of cruising, so spectators can jump in their mates car, and cruise the track alongside hundreds of like-minded petrolheads.... that's what Powercruise is about afterall... doing all the things you're not allowed to do anywhere else! However there are a few special requirements all passengers should be aware of...
All passengers who want to get on track in the cruising sessions MUST be at least 13 years of age and each passenger must have an Official Powercruise Passenger Wristband. Official Powercruise Passenger Wristbands are available at The Powercruise Merchandise Stand at the event, All passenger must complete the Powercruise Passenger Waiver Form and Make a Gold Coin Donation to Charity once this is done Powercruise Staff will issue you a Powercruise Passenger Wristband. Please read carefully below below to ensure you meet the requirements:
All Persons 18yrs of age and older MUST provide Photo ID and fill out and sign the indemnity form, and make a Gold Coin Donation to Charity and a Passenger Wristband will be provided. No matter your age, No Photo ID = No passenger wristband.
Persons 13 years of age and over, but younger than 18 years of age must have a PARENT present to sign the indemnity form on their behalf. Powercruise staff need to sight both the parent’s and the child’s photo ID which must also show the child’s date of birth. Powercruise staff will also request to sight the Medicare Card listing both the Parents and Childs Names as proof of relationship. Powercruise reserve the right to request further identification or documentation if the requirements are not satisfied. Powercruise staff will only accept the legal parent to sign on behalf of a minor to be a passenger – we will NOT accept other family members, day carers/guardians, neighbours, family friends etc. Passenger wristbands can only be issued on the day at Powercruise. We do not accept notes, letters or permission via phone from parents if they cannot attend - Both the Parent and the Minor must be present at the event at the same time to complete the paperwork under the instruction of a Powercruise Staff Member.
Persons 12 years of age and younger are unfortunately too young and cannot be a passenger in a vehicle at Powercruise. Admission is Free for Kids 12 & Under
Powercruise Passenger Rules & Requirements are not flexible or negotiable. Passenger Wristbands do not entitle that person to drive. Event Admission is additional to Passenger Wristband Gold Coin Donation Fee. Passengers are not permitted to ride in cars during the competition driving events, only during the cruise sessions. Helmets and safety gear is not required to ride in a car during the cruise sessions, but passengers are required to wear a seatbelt at all times. All passengers must be suitably restrained to the satisfaction of Powercruise Staff and Officials. All Passenger Wristbands are issued at the discretion of Powercruise Staff and Powercruise Staff reserve the right to decline or retract passengers wristbands at their discretion at any time. Passenger wristbands must be kept on for the duration of your time at the Powercruise Event. Any cut or tampered wristbands are null and void and will be confiscated without discussion.
Passenger sign on will also be available at the Powercruise Accreditation Office at the event for any parents that are attending just to sign their child up, the accreditation office is located outside the venue so this can be done without parents having to go into the event and pay admission - call Powercruise on 0407 172 413 for more information or if you can’t find the Accreditation Office.
If you have any questions about being a Passenger at Powercruise please call us on 0407 172 413 before the event and we'll be happy to answer your questions
Feel free to download the program HERE, but keep an eye on the website as changes may occur in the lead up to the event.
Yes we will have trade sites available at our 1 Day Powerplay events at Queensland Raceway and Eastern Creek Raceway. Forms and maps are available before each event, but if you need more information about having a display at Powercruise please call us on 0407 172 413 or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms for media are available before each event, if you need more information about media applications for Powercruise events please call us on 0407 172 413 or just drop us an email to email@example.com
All drivers must be a minimum of 18 years of age and hold a current drivers licence. Learner’s permits are not permitted. Entered vehicles must be road registered, unregistered vehicles at promoter’s discretion by application.
Once an Entry Form and payment are submitted to Powercruise, your entry cannot be transferred to another Entrant/Driver, another event or to credit. Entrants are permitted to change the entered vehicle at accreditation, but once through accreditation and safety check, the car cannot be changed. Entrants are permitted to drive other entered vehicles. Your vehicle, current drivers licence & registration papers must be presented at the Accreditation Office. All vehicles will undergo a safety inspection. It is still the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle is adequately prepared for the event. This includes but is not limited to steering, brakes, “especially pads and fluid” and brake lights, battery clamps and all other safety equipment fitted including seat belts windows etc all shall be in excellent working order. All Entrants also need to be aware that as a requirement of the Queensland Registration Act; any Queensland Registered Vehicle is required to obtain an extension of 3rd party insurance for the duration of the event. For unregistered vehicles entered or failure to obtain the extension for QLD Registered Vehicles will result in the driver being personally responsible for all costs associated with injuries sustained by their passengers in the event of an accident. Powercruise is an alcohol free event. The only acceptable blood alcohol reading for entrants at Powercruise is 0.00. Random breath testing will take place throughout the event. Entrants are required to wear enclosed shoes while driving on the track. For competition driving events including Off Street Racing, Drifting, Powerskids & Burnouts, all entrants are required to wear helmets, enclosed footwear and non-flammable clothing with full coverage from ankle to wrist to neck. All Entrants/Participants are required to follow all Powercruise Staff and/or Official’s directions promptly and to full compliance. Due to the contract terms between Powercruise Promotions and the venue, the venue will always be open and the Powercruise will always go ahead. Powercruise will never be cancelled or postponed due to rain or any other reason. The full entry fee into Powercruise is $240. Powercruise offers discounted rates with cut off dates so to make it more affordable for everyone. By pre entering you understand that you have paid a discounted fee and therefore understand the following conditions apply. A refund of entry fee less a $40 administration fee will be given if the entry is withdrawn in writing before COB 28th of April 2014. Full price entries are accepted online and on the day at the entrant’s discretion and there will be no refunds due to inclement weather, broken down vehicles or for any other reason. Any pre entrants that do not attend the event for any reason understand that they have willingly forfeited their entry fee and there will be no refund and they are not transferable. The entry fee includes entry to the event for 1 driver and 1 vehicle for all events except the Dyno Comp & overnight camping. Camping and the Dyno comp incur an additional fee. All Entrants/Drivers/Vehicles are accepted at the discretion of the promoter. The promoter has the right to terminate my participation in the event at any stage for whatever reason he and/or she sees fit. Entrants who have had all armbands removed due to their misbehaviour on or off the track must take responsibility for their actions and there will be no exchanges or refunds.Upon Entering Powercruise your email address will be added to our E-newsletter database, if you do not wish to receive E-newsletters from us please let us know. Any damages caused (wilfully or unwilfully) to any property belonging to anyone must be paid for. The vehicle/vehicles in question, , and/or any prizes/prize money will be retained as collateral until full payment is made. Entrants are responsible for their actions on and off the track. Police may be involved if required. Any antisocial or violent behaviour by anyone inside the venue will not be tolerated; this will result in you being evicted from the venue and reported to the police if necessary with no refunds. Any person caught driving/attempting to drive a vehicle on the track without the correct armbands or vehicles stickers will cause the entrant/vehicle owner to lose their driving privileges and all track access stickers will be removed from the vehicle. Entrants are responsible for their own, and their passengers actions/behaviour. Police may be involved if required.
By submitting this entry form, you acknowledge and agree to Powercruise Terms and Conditions of Entry. 140513