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Brisbane Entrants

Powercruise at Brisbane’s Queensland Raceway offers car enthusiasts a place to actually use 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. Brisbane Entrants at Powercruise can get on track in the cruising sessions, Powerskids, Drifting, Burnouts & More.

Open to almost all makes and models of cars, drivers just need to be 18+, have a cool or modified car and hold a valid drivers licence (We do not accept Learner’s) and valid AASA general sped or day licence.

This Brisbane Entrants page is to answer any questions you have about being an entrant at Powercruise. You can also watch the compulsory Driver Briefing DVD on Youtube so you can see what is and isn’t allowed to happen on the track in the cruising sessions and events at Powercruise.

Entry Form

To be a Powercruise Brisbane Entrant, you must be 18+, hold a current & valid Drivers Licence (We do not accept Learner’s) and have a cool/modified car. Unregistered cars are accepted at Powercruise, at the promoters descretion, Unregistered Car & Safety Inspection requirements Info HERE

Online

ENTRY INFO

Enter Brisbane Powercruise as a Standard Entrant or VIP Entrant on our quick and easy online entry form. Pre-Enter you and your car online today into Powercruise and take advantage of Pre-entry discounts. Complete all details on the form and have a recent quality image of your car to upload and pay by Debit or Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only) When Entering Online, please never press the back button, refresh, or let the page sit for a few minutes before you press submit.

If you experience issues with entering via our online entry form please contact us ASAP. Our Online forms are compatible with most programs and devices BUT Online Submissions are subject to each computers different programs, applications and security settings. Issues experienced with the entry form will not excuse missing a cut off date, it is up the entrant to ensure you submit your entry successfully and on time.

Enter Online

Enter

On the day

If you missed Pre Entry YES YOU CAN ENTER ON THE DAY! For anyone interested in entering on the day, please go to our accreditation office which will be located in the Willowbank Raceway Car Park (2nd Left off Champions way) on Thursday & Friday, and at Gate 2 of Queensland Raceway on Saturday & Sunday. See the Event Program for office Hours. Entry Fee on the day is $250, you will need to bring yourself, your valid drivers licence, a valid AASA general speed or day licence,  your car and cash to pay with you. Scroll down for full pricing schedule & options. If you want to enter as a VIP Entrant, please call prior to arrival for VIP directions. Please download the Powercruise Entry Form for Entrant information, Terms & Conditions of Entry and Prices. Please be sure to check the Car & Safety Inspection requirements to make sure your car meets our requirements before you arrive.

All Entrants should also download their copy of the Event Guide, available down this page. This has everything that you need to know as an entrant at Powercruise!

NOTE: IF YOU’RE DECLINED OR YOUR ENTRY IS CANCELLED PLEASE READ OUR TERMS

Entrant Pricing

If you want to drive your car at Powercruise then you need to be an Entrant! Powercruise offers discounted Entry Fees with cut off dates to make it more affordable for everyone. The Entrant fee covers 1 Driver and/or 1 car to participate in all the standard track activities for all days of the event, so that means you can go in the cruise sessions, drifting, Powerkids, off street racing, burnout competition, show & shine – all of it!

Get familiar with the prices & cut off dates below. YES you can even just roll up and enter on the day at the event!

If you wish to have multiple drivers for the one car each driver will need to submit an entry form and pay the entry fee. Alternatively, once you are an entered driver you can drive any other entered car at Powercruise (with the owners permission of course). Once you are entered, your entry is not transferable.

Pre-Paid

Entrant Pricing

Pre-Paid - BEFORE 11PM 7TH JANUARY 2024 $150 BUY TICKETS
Pre-Paid - BEFORE 11PM 31st JANUARY 2024 $200 BUY TICKETS
Pre-Paid - AFTER 11PM 31ST JANUARY 2024 & ON THE DAY $250 BUY TICKETS
Pre-Paid - - CAMPING AFTER 11PM 31ST JANUARY 2024 & ON THE DAY $50 BUY TICKETS

VIP FEES

Pre-Paid - - Outdoor Pit Site - BEFORE 11PM 14TH JANUARY 2024 $1350 each incl GST BUY TICKETS
Pre-Paid - - Outdoor Pit Site - AFTER 14TH FEBRUARY 2024 & ON THE DAY $1500 each incl GST BUY TICKETS
Pre-Paid ONLY - - VIP with Single Garage - BEFORE 14TH FEBRUARY 2024 $1750 each incl GST BUY TICKETS

UPGRADES & OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Upgrade - SINGLE CARPORT - Fits 1 car and comes with 1 pit lane access sticker $650 BUY UPGRADE
Upgrade - GARAGE - Fits 3 Cars and comes with 3 pit lane access stickers $1750 BUY UPGRADE
Optional - ENTRANT CAMPING FEE $50 BUY TICKETS

UNREG CARS

Powercruise is generally for registered cards only, however, in the interest of all things tough, we do accept unregistered cars too.

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.

Remember – we are not mind readers!! So please only use GOOD CURRENT COLOUR PHOTOS of your car! We can only make a decision on what we see in the pictures so if you send us old crappy pictures you just might get declined!
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.

CAR SAFETY INSPECTION

Powercruise is a Modified Street Car Event so therefore cars entered into Powercruise must be of a good presentable standard!   This means cars need to be complete inside and out (includes a bonnet, front and rear bumper bars and tidy presentable interior), and be fully painted (no undercoat), and no panel damage or mis-matched panels. Minimum Modification requirements will apply

Powercruise is a car show afterall, any cars that don’t meet these standards may either be declined fully, or declined from cruising and limited to the competitive events only.  Acceptance is at the promoters discretion.

All Entrant vehicles must go through a Safety Inspection before being given access to the track. The Safety Inspection will take place in the lanes in front of the Accreditation Office. Once the car has been inspected, you will receive a 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. If you are unsure if your car meets the standards please scroll up and submit your car images via the link in the Unreg Cars Section.

It is the Entrants responsibility to ensure your car meets or exceeds the car standards & safety requirements. Even if you have been an entrant before acceptance is not automatic.

THE SAFETY INSPECTORS WILL CHECK THE FOLLOWING ON
ALL ENTRANT VEHICLES

  • Basic safety checks of the vehicle including:
    • All Brake Lights in good working order
    • A legal amount of tread on the tyres
    • Battery Clamps (no temporary fixtures)
    • No Fuel or Oil Leaks
    • All Wheel Nuts Secured Firmly
    • Front & Rear Brakes.  You must have rear brakes for the cruise sessions. (exceptions by application for Burnout Only Entries)
  • All vehicles must have at least 2 seats (Driver & passenger seat)
  • All Vehicles must have 4 wheels, any open wheen style vehicles must be road registered.
  • 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.
  • Fire Extinguisher securely mounted within the vehicle cabin
  • Tail shaft restraint fitted (tail shaft must not be able to fall onto the track surface).  Two piece tail shaft and centre bearing are also acceptable.
  • Windscreen must be in road legal condition
  • No holes in firewall
  • No Body Damage or Structural Rust
  • Enclosed footwear is required for cruise sessions and driving events
  • All Entrants/Drivers/Vehicles are accepted at the discretion of the promoter
  • Powercruise  recommends all vehicles are fitted with an accessible tow point
  • Powercruise recommends against the use of wheel spacers and/or similar products
  • Powercruise recommends the owner/driver of any convertible cars has/uses roll over protection
  • Noise emission must not exceed 95dBa. (Exceptions do apply to some cars, please call for info) while noise is generally not an issue unless there is a complaint, we do ask that all cars run some form of exhaust/mufflers
  • The starting of any vehicles engines using primer bottles (bottle of fuel squirting into induction system of engine) of any kind is strictly prohibited. Anyone who needs to start their car this way will have to redesign their car to start without a primer bottled
  • 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

The adequacy of seatbelts in the Holden LC and LJ Torana is currently being looked at by the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.  Powercruise is not equipped to check the adequacy of seatbelts.  Consequently and until further notice, Powercruise will not be accepting the LC Torana or some LJ Torana’s unless they were manufactured with 2 bolts holding down 2 front seat belts and not 1 bolt holding down 2 seat belts. 

Additional to this, Powercruise will not be accepting any vehicle with 1 bolt mounting more than one seatbelt.

If any LC or LJ Torana is presented with harnesses installed and the single bolt system being physically removed, then they will be accepted by Powercruise

EXTRA SAFETY INSPECTION
FOR COMPETITION EVENT VEHICLES

The Safety Inspectors will also be checking the following on ALL Competition Event Vehicles:

Competition Events are: Powerskids, Drifting, Off Street Racing & Burnouts.

The Off-Street Racing event requires that you have a tread pattern on your tyres.

Neck to wrist to ankle non-flammable type clothing, Approved Australian Standards in-date helmet with a visor attached & enclosed footwear. Open Face Helmets no longer accepted. (NO NYLON CLOTHING)

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.

No Passengers permitted (unless otherwise specified)

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 MUST be used and must be about 10mm thick and secured to the metal bars. Drag racing approved SFI padding is NOT permitted as it is designed for a helmet to hit it. 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.

  • 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
Roll Cage Diagram here!

Entrant Prizes & Results

There is a huge range of trophy and prizes up for grabs 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.

PRIZE LIST CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENT GUIDE (COMING SOON!)

CANCEL/DECLINED ENTRY

If your car breaks, parts don’t turn up, engine builder moved to Perth, your other girlfriend is now pregnant and unforeseen circumstances do happen believe us, we have heard them all. So, what are your options?

  • Change your car details to your other car or 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 you cannot change the driver on the entry.
  •  Got no other car to drive? Then transfer your entry to a spectator pass or passes. For example, you paid $150 entry fee to enter your car, and spectator day passes for that event might be $30 for example, then we will give you day passes to the same or close to value of what you spent with us. So in this case you’d get sent 6 day passes. Or you can exchange to a weekend pass and a day pass. This way you still get to come in and watch and you’re not completely out of pocket. Please contact our office before the event to request this or the entrant can do this in person at the event at the Accreditation office. Please note credit or spectator tickets cannot be transferred to another event.
  • Not able to come at all? Don’t have any friends you want to give or sell your passes to? That is a real bummer. For standard entrants a refund of the entry fee only less a $40 administration fee can be given (VIP is non-refundable sorry). We must receive the withdrawal of your entry from you (not your mum or your mate) in writing, either by email or post before the final cut of date which is advertised on the entry form which is also 2 weeks before each event.

VIP entrants have a little more flexibility in which you are allowed to transfer the whole VIP deal to another driver, you are allowed to sell it or give it away to another driver with a different car. If you don’t have that option, then we will give you credit at that specific event to use however you like whether its 4 entries for your mates and 5 shirts and 2 hats and a P sticker up to the value of what your VIP deal cost you, this credit can only be used at the event you originally entered into.

VIP Entrants please also refer to the VIP Package you purchased for options.

Either way all the above options mean that we don’t need to keep your money, we are happy to see you getting value for your money in the best options as stated above, and you can always call our office to work out the best way for you to get what you can for the fees paid if your circumstances have changed

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 or sold to another entrant. Entries are not transferable to anyone or to other events, so you cannot change the entered driver or transfer your entry to a mate.

DECLINED ENTRIES

Yes we do have a banned list, and if you did the wrong thing at the Powercruise event, either on or off the track you may find yourself on this list.
Bans will be 12 months up to a life ban depending on your behaviour. We will not notify you if you have been added to the banned list, you’re an adult and you’ll know if you did the wrong thing…

Alternatively your car may be declined if it does not meet the Powercruise requirements or standards, if your car is declined for this reason you will receive a full refund prior to the event or at the time of entering if entering on the day. It is important to provide quality and up to date images of your car when entering online. If you have any questions about requirements please call 0407 172 413.

CAR PICTURES

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.

Please submit photos below.   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.

If you have problems submitting your pictures here and it doesn’t work, you can email the pictures to us at admin@powercruise.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.

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS

CAMPING

Camping is available at all Powercruise events around Australia. We supply hot showers that are cleaned as often as required which is pretty often considering the large numbers of campers at our events.    Please note that Queensland Raceway does not supply power – generators are allowed, however they have to be less than 49dba – Please consider your neighbours!

There are also ample ladies and mens toilets spread around the venue. This includes both demountable building type toilets as well as portable individual toilets for more urgent matters!! The Camping fee for entrants is additional to the entrants fees. Check the venue maps for the allocated camping areas please. Some areas are not permitted to have cars in them and some are so please make sure you read the map at the bottom of this page for all the info. No camping on Sunday night.   Check the camping map here.

DO NOT ATTEND POWERCRUISE if you have COVID19

EVENT GUIDE

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.

DOWNLOAD EVENT GUIDE

VIP

The VIP Entrant Package at Powercruise was designed for those who missed out on garages and carports, want an easy all inclusive package and don’t like to wait in lines! The VIP Experience starts before you event get on the track!

Once you have entered as a VIP Powercruise Entrant, you will receive an automated email so you know we have your entry.  Approx 2 weeks prior to the event you will receive your VIP Entrant Pack in the post, so when you arrive at Powercruise we can get you in and processed as speedy as possible by our dedicated VIP Staff, providing a fast, efficient and personal service. You’ll then be directed to the shared VIP zone within the pits and allowed to unpack and unload at your own pace, in peace.

VIP Entry is for the discerning enthusiast who wants to make the most of their weekend with the Powercruise crew. No other entry ensures you as much track time as a VIP Entrant sticker, with a dedicated VIP entrance to the cruising sessions ahead of all other queues.

As well as coming and going as you please, you’ll also get front-of-the-line access to all the competition events including the burnouts, off-street racing, powerskids and drifting.

The VIP Experience bundles all your expenses in to one easy to manage payment. It covers yours and your vehicle’s entry costs, a second driver and two camping passes so that after a long day behind the wheel you can bunker down and enjoy the Powercruise night life. (Packages may vary from event to event, packages are outlined on the online entry form when you enter).

With the rise in popularity of garages and carports the VIP Experience is your chance to still get maximum track time at Powercruise, but it’s far better value than a mere second-best option.

Check out our online entry form with all options so you can find an option that works best for you!

GARAGES

Powercruise Premium garage and carport hire is now available anytime throughout the year. We intend on selling garages and carports for all Powercruise events well before the event comes up and for years ahead.

So with this in mind, a Premium Garage / Carport Application Form so that everyone has the same equal chance of grabbing a garage or carport for their preferred event. In the near future we hope not to be adding the garage or carport hire to the entry forms however if all garages aren’t sold before the event we will have them for sale on the entry form. Please call us on 0407 172 413 to confirm availability of garages & carports before sending your form and payment to us.

PREMIUM GARAGE / CARPORT
BOOKING FORM > AVAILABLE ON OUR ONLINE ENTRY FORM UNTIL SOLD OUT

Please note – Garage/Carport Purchases do not include your Entry

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 have someone else submit the form and payment on your behalf. If you wish to have your garage next to someone in particular – just note it on your application and we’ll do our best to make it happen- You do not have to pay together to be next to each other.

For the garages that have not been sold before the event, they will be available on the entry form on a first in first served basis so it’s important to be on the mailing list to receive entry forms as soon as they are released to have a chance to grab yourself a garage for the weekend. If you haven’t sent in your entry form within the first 2 days then please don’t request and pay for a garage or carport after this point as they will be completely sold out after the first day or two.

A FEW RULES ABOUT WHAT YOU

CAN AND CAN’T DO IN THE GARAGES.

You can camp in your garage if you wish. The lights will go out at 12 midnight each night so make sure you have a torch. You will receive your garage with no lock on the door. It’s your responsibility to provide your own lock if you want one. The entrant that buys the garage is liable for any damage done to the garage whether they know about it or not so keep your mates under control and all should be cool. You’re not allowed to store fuel in the garages. You’re not allowed to operate a BBQ of any kind inside the garage but you can operate it and cook outside the front door. Paddock garages are in an open plan building with no walls or dividers. Pit Lane garages are in a 4 or 6 car format. Remember we are all here for a good time and any antisocial behaviour will result in removal from the venue.

CAR SERVICES AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES INCLUDING TYRE CHANGES AVAILABLE AT SELECTED EVENTS

SERVICE LOCATIONS

Have a question you need answers for? Get in touch & a member of the Powercruise team will get back to you as soon as possible.