SPECTATING GUIDE


Public Address
Good quality PA from most parts of the race track, however, all commentary is also broadcast over 97.3 FM.

Car Parking
Special arrangements are made for big events such as the QLD 300 and the Festival of the Ute. For most meetings, parking is available just inside the front gate, or behind the main spectator mound on the front straight. For most State level events, you can park your car around the circuit.

How to get here
Queensland Raceway is at the end of Champions Way, Willowbank, adjacent to the Willowbank Drag Strip, and off the Cunningham Highway (just south of the Amberley RAAF Base). Champions way is a couple of kms past the Canberra Bombers at Willowbank, on the right, when traveling from Brisbane.

Where to spectate from
By Popularity
The big hill surrounding turn one is always popular, close to exit, pits, food and toilets. However, when the short circuits are used, turn three is very popular.
Overtaking
Since you can see all of the circuit from almost any vantage point, it doesn't matter. There is overtaking on all six corners of the track, with the two most popular places being turns three and six.
Fast Part
At turns one and two you get to see the cars really work hard, with the best of the best trying to take the corners flat out.
Slow Part
Turn three is the slowest part of the track where you can get upclose and personal with the cars
Seating
Benches can be found around the front straight and turn one mounds

Food/Drink
Queensland Raceway is fully licensed, thus meaning that you can't BYO alcohol. The main canteen is well stocked, and is found between the spectator mound and the pits.

Toilets
Permanent toilet facilities can be found adjacent to the canteen, with other demountable or portable facilities around the track

Photos
Point and Squirt
If you have an automatic compact camera, the best best is to get down onto the fence, as close to the cars as possible. Try the entry to turn one, or at turn three,
SLR
If you have a decent zoom lense, there are several more options. In the morning, try the eastern side of turns one, three and six, in the afternoon, try the western side of turns two, three and six. If it is overcast, have a look between turns one and two. In several places, up to a 400mm is nescessary, so don't forget to pack the monopod.

Other things to remember

  • Brings sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat
  • Wear long pants/jeans, also comfortable shoes
  • Bring your walkman/personal radio
  • For the big meetings, a scanner to eavesdrop in on team's conversations can be quite interesting
  • Bring some warm clothes between April and October
  • Umbrella, spray jacket
  • Camera, film and a spare battery
  • Change for food, drinks, program etc