Queensland Raceways, Ipswich

3.6
Queensland Raceway nicknamed "the paperclip" is a motor racing circuit located at Willowbank in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The circuit plays host to V8 Supercars, the Australian Superbike Championship, drifting as well as club level racing and ride days.
Queensland Raceway is 3.12km long and 12m wide, running clockwise. There are six corners. The circuit was designed by Tony Slattery with input from car and motorcycle racing authorities including CAMS circuit expert Professor Rod Troutbeck.
The circuit is licensed by Australian motorsport's two peak bodies, CAMS Limited and Motorcycling Australia, but generally sanctions its race meeting under the RACERS. It runs its own championship series, the Queensland Racing Drivers Championship.
Spectator viewing at the track is excellent with the flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds. However the flat layout makes racing less exciting for the competitors than undulating circuits like Phillip Island. The track became infamous for its bumps, although the track was re-surfaced late in 2011.
Queensland Raceway is located within the bounds of the Ipswich Motorsport Precinct, which is also home to the Willowbank Raceway dragstrip, a kart track, a short dirt circuit and a junior (under-16) motorcycle speedway. The track is also located near RAAF Base Amberley and shares the base's 6km noise exclusion zone.
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  • Once in a Year Event SUPERCARS Racing , Exciting , Fast , Dusty in spectators areas. Very Popular, Crowded, Noisy ,Fast Action. Plenty of Parking ,long walk . Arrive Park Close Early ,But Long ,slow t...  more »
  • A boring track with four straights and corners. Boring to ride a motorbike on trackdays and boring to watch races. It needs a complete redesign and upgrade to world class standards. That is capable of...  more »
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  • Most fun I’ve had in ages!! Would definitely recommend the V8 race experience to anyone. I’m a 53 year old mother of two and never done anything like this ever before. I paid the extra to do 9 laps in total and am so glad I did because it was money well spent! My instructor Steve was awesome, very patient and calm. I felt completely safe in the cars and by the end was really putting the pedal to the metal. I just can’t wait to do this again!
  • Good track. Flat so it suits beginners. Nice drive to get there from Brisbane. Not too far.

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