Powercruise offers car enthusiasts a place to drive your tough street, race, drift or show car, in a safe and controlled environment while allowing you to do all the things your not allowed to do on the streets or anywhere else for that matter these days.
This page is to answer any questions you have about being an entrant at Powercruise. You can also watch the compulsory Driver Briefing DVD on u-tube so you can see what is and isn’t allowed to happen on the track in the cruising sessions and events at Powercruise before you submit your entry.
Do you want to Cruise, Race, Drift, Skid and party at Powercruise?
To be an Entrant at Powercruise, you must be 18+, hold a current & valid Drivers Licence (We do not accept L’s) and have a cool/modified car. Unreg cars are accepted at Powercruise, at the promoters descretion, Unreg Car & Safety Inspection requirements Info HERE
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 flex their muscleS . . .
The Drifting Competition is open to vehicles from registered streetcars to purpose built drift cars. 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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. 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 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 – 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.
PLUS . . .
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.
Wanna see all the best Brisbane has to offer in the pretty lady stakes? Check out the main stage Saturday lunchtime 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.
The Miss Powercruise Competition is open to females aged 18 and over (you must present photo ID on the day). Miss Powercruise Competitors can wear general clothing or sportswear for the first heat, and swimwear in the 2nd heat/final. As Powercruise is a family show, if you chose to wear swimwear in the final, please ensure you bring along a pair of shorts/skirt/pants to wear with your bikini top.
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.