Hundreds of the toughest street cars cruising Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway. More than 10 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. 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.
show & shine
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.
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 Tassy 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.