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.
Sunday Show &
Shine Only Entry
also available for $25, enter via the Print & Post Entry Form or on the Sunday of the event (same price on the day). Price covers 1 person & 1 car into the show & shine comp only. This is a non-driving entry
PRINT & POST ENTRY INFO
Entry forms must be completed in full with payment (bank deposit/money order/cheque enclosed and mailed to PO Box 471, Paradise Point QLD 4216. 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
DOWNLOAD THE PRINT & POST ENTRY FORM HERE
Entry forms must be completed in full with payment in order to submit the entry form. Payment is via Debit/Credit Card only online, MasterCard & visa only please. Processing is instant so please double check your card is good to go before entering online.
Once you submit a successful entry form online you will immediately be emailed a tax invoice with your Entrant Confirmation Letter attached.
If you experience issues with 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.
THE DAY INFO
Online Entries will close about 1 week prior to the event, but YES we do accept Entries on the day and you can do this at our Accreditation Office. For Office Hours please check the Event Program. You will need to bring yourself, your car, your valid drivers licence and cash for payment. (no eftpos at the office sorry). Please refer to the Powercruise Entry form – downloadable above – for Prices and Terms and Conditions of Entry. Please also download the Event Guide for everything you need to know about being an entrant at Powercruise.
If you want to drive your car at Powercruise – then you need to be an Entrant! Powercruise Offers discounts off the Entrant Fee the earlier you pay, so make the most of the pre paid Entrant discounts! The Entrant fee covers 1 driver and/or 1 car to partake in all track activities for all days of 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.
Remember, once you are an entered driver you can drive any other entered car at Powercruise (with the owners permission of course). The same rule applies for 1 person wishing to enter 2 cars, please complete the entry form and pay the entry fee for each car.
If you pre paid for any extra passes on your entry form these will be available for you to pick up at the event, we do not mail these to you.
Prepaid by 11pm 4th November 2018
Prepaid by 11pm 9th December 2018
Prepaid by 11pm 6th January 2019
Pre Paid After 11pm 6th Jan & on the day
Entrant Camping fee
VIP Entrant Package prepaid by 11pm 13th January 2019
VIP Entrant Package Paid after 13th Jan & On The Day
Powercruise is generally for registered cars only however in the interest of all things tough, we do accept 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 good current 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.
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.
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.
Submit your photos here
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.
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!!. Camping is available for both entrants and spectators and can be paid at the gate on your arrival or prepaid on entry forms if required. Camping is an additional fee to entry.
Powercruise does not book camp sites, we don’t hold sites for anyone. Camping is a first in best dressed deal. 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 Sunday Night.
Car Safety Inspection
Safety Inspection For ALLEntrant Vehicles
Cars entered into Powercruise must be in a good presentable standard, Powercruise is a car show after all, this means cars need to be complete inside and out (includes bonnets, front & rear bumper bars and presentable interior), and be fully painted (no undercoat).
Any cars that don’t meet these standards may either be declined or declined from cruising and limited to the competitive events only. Acceptance is at the promoters discretion, if you are unsure if your car meets the standards please scroll down and submit your car images via the link after the Safety Inspection Information.
All Entrant vehicles must go through a Safety Inspection 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 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 safety inspectors will check the following on
ALL Entrant vehicles
- Basic safety checks of the vehicle including: Brake Lights, A legal amount of tread on the tyres, Battery Clamps, No Fuel or Oil Leaks, All Wheel Nuts Secured Firmly, Front & Rear Brakes (exceptions for Burnout Only Entries)
- All vehicles must have at least 2 seats (Driver & passenger seat)
- 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.
- 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
- No holes in firewall
- No body damage or structural rust.
- 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.
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, helmet & enclosed shoes, Approved helmet & enclosed footwear. (NO NYLON CLOTHING)
There must be no loose objects in the vehicle or boot space.
No Passengers permitted (unless otherwise specified)
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 rcaing 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.
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.
There is a link to the Event Guide in each Entrants confirmation letter also, we recommend having a read over this information before you get to Powercruise.
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.
The ViP Experience starts before you event get on the track, where our ViP Liaison plucks you from the scrutineering line up on your arrival and personally scrutineers your vehicle, providing a fast, efficient and very personal service. You’ll then be directed to the exclusive 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 buddy pass and two camping passes so that after a long day behind the wheel you can bunker down and enjoy the Powercruise night life.
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.
There 30 garages available at Symmons Plains Raceway and they are available for purchase now. Each single garage fits 2 cars and includes 2 Pit Lane Access Stickers which give you instant, no lining up access to all events on the track.
The garages are in double format, so if you want a single garage you will be side by side with another entrant. Camping is permitted in garages but no fuel is to be stored in the garages and there is NO bbq’s or cooking allowed in garages either, please BBQ out the back of the garages. So to secure your garage now, simply download the garage form below and fill it out and send it up to us with full payment.
Please note, your garage or carport is not booked until we have recieved BOTH your completed Form & Payment!! Please try to submit the form and payment THE SAME DAY if possible
Single Garage 1 roller door access front and back (10m X 6m takes 2 cars + gear)
When booking your garage, we recommend that you complete and submit your own form and make payment yourself directly to Powercruise. We cannot be held responsible in the event of disputes of any problems if you have someone else submite 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 or call or email us and we will do our best to make it happen.
Cars break, parts don’t turn up and unforeseen circumstances do happen. What options do you have:-
- 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.
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.
ViP Entrants have a little more flexibility in 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. (**Not available on ViP Entries. 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.
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.
Powercruise event results are usually up within 5 days of the event or sooner if possible.
If you have won a prize and didn’t collect it at the event, you may have read above that we will post your prizes out to you in the mail within 14 days. Usually its sooner but it depends on which state we are in at the time.
terms and Conditions
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. The Event will never be cancelled or postponed due to rain or any other reason. The full Standard Entrant fee into Powercruise is $250. 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 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the event. ViP Entry, special event, promotional, limited or partial entries are non – refundable. 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. All Purchases are to be paid in full upfront and all sales are final and not contingent on any other factors. 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 may incur an additional fee. For an entrant to be eligible to compete in competitions for prize money/prizes they must have paid an entrant fee, any unpaid entrant fees will be deducted from any prize monies won at the full on the day entrant 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. By entering this event you agree that Powercruise may use photographs or video footage taken of yourself or your vehicle during the event for publicity purposes including DVD production, television commercials or for future Powercruise events. If you are another event promoter copying our terms and conditions because you are too lazy to write your own, you are a loser. Powercruise reserves the right to alter, extend, delete or change the event and/or event program which in some circumstances may reduce activities without notice for any reason, including inclement weather, including but not limited to ending scheduled cruise sessions early if there are not enough cars on track or misbehaviour.
Any damages caused (wilfully or unwilfully) to any property belonging to anyone including but not limited to, race track walls, track surface, safety barriers, fences & signage in the event of an accident, 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 at all times. Police may be involved if required. Powercruise Insurers cover personal Injury but not property. 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. If your car breaks down on track, or requires towing for any reason, Powercruise staff/volunteers will tow/recover your car in good faith and will take all care possible when towing or recovering your vehicle, however Powercruise Staff and Volunteers take no responsibility for any damage that may occur during this process, or at any time at Powercruise. Powercruise Entrants should educate themselves in proper towing procedures. Only approved Powercruise Staff/Volunteers will conduct vehicle tows/recoveries from track, by entering Powercruise you accept the risks involved with towing or recovering your car. Entrants are not permitted to arrange their own tows/recoveries from the circuit enclose.
Important notice, anyone who performs a donut on track wether intentional or unintentionally at any time for any reason during cruising will NOT be driving on the track for the remainder of the whole event. You will be a spectator
By submitting this entry form, you acknowledge and agree to all Powercruise Terms and Conditions of Entry.