Hundreds of the toughest street cars cruising Adelaide’s The Bend Motorsport Park V8 Supercar Racetrack. Hours of cruising time will be available on the track from Saturday 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. 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 – race anyone you like for as long as you safely can between the chicanes.
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. Each Powercruise Events activities and schedule can vary – check the event program if this is happening at your nearest event
As the name suggests, The Powerskid comp is all about showing off your cars raw horsepower and your ability to use that power to toast the bags off the tyres 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. You’ll have plenty of changes to practice, short Powerskids are permitted in the cruise sessions and there will be both a Powerskid Practice and Competition session throughout the weekend.
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, its got a lot to do with the equipment you are 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. Drift Sessions will run on the skid pan throughout the weekend as well as Professional Drift Demonstrations on the track to wow the crowd. 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. 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.
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. This allows the entrant 3 runs in one class. If you pay for 2 entries, you can enter and have another 3 runs in the same or 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. (Subject to attendance – check the Official Event Program)
show & Go
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.
The burnout competition on the Skid Pad at the Bend Motorsport Park is definitely a highlight on the program and is the place to see all the highest horsepower cars putting on the biggest smoke show for the die-hard burnout crowd. Its open to all entrants to have a go and have some fun all the way up to the serious contenders. 4cyl, V8, rotary – whatever you’ve got get out have to give it a shot. No Time limit, You have as much time you need to fry those tires, as long as your car can handle the torture and when you’re done be sure to get out of your car and hear the crowds cheer. Each events program can vary but generally, Entrants will have a practice and competition burnout session to fry some tyres!
PLUS . . .
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.
There is no sound off currently run at this state’s Powercruise, if anyone is interested in running the Sound Off at Powercruise please contact us on 0407 172 413.
Wanna see all the best Adelaide has to offer in the pretty lady stakes? Check out the main stage Saturday lunchtime for all the action.
Open to all ladies 18 & over, you can register at the merchandise stand any time before 12noon on the Saturday. Miss Powercruise is a fun and casual competition, you do not need to be a professional model, just wear something casual and comfortable, we are a family show. Then you just get up on stage & answer a couple fun questions. The Winner will be asked to assist in trophy presentations and our photographer may ask the for some extra photo opportunities too!
This page is a guide to all events that may be run at Powercruise/Powerplay Events. Please check each events individual program so you know exactly what events are scheduled and when.
For all the rules and expectations, please just email us at email@example.com