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Willowbank Raceway postpones 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals

27 March 2020

Willowbank Raceway postpones 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals


With so much uncertainty around the Coronavirus, and the recent changes to events due to Covid-19 measures, Willowbank Raceway President Tony Wedlock has confirmed the Raceway’s commitment to conducting the 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

“Obviously there is an incredible amount of uncertainty in the world at the moment but we are one hundred percent committed to making the 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals happen.”

“The Willowbank Raceway Board are committed to running the event and providing an opportunity to see Australia’s best Drag Racers compete at Australia’s best Drag Racing event.  With all of the negativity around at the moment, as Board we felt we would like to give everyone something positive to aim for and that is that the Winternationals will go ahead once we get through this crisis” Wedlock said.

The Winternationals, as Australia’ largest Drag Racing event is crucial for the sport and Willowbank Raceway are prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure we deliver this iconic event.

As a result, and to enable our racers and spectators the opportunity to secure their own plans we have set aside the dates of September 17-20 to stage the 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

We understand that postponing the event is disappointing, but now having the clarity around the re-scheduling of the event will allow spectators and competitors to adjust their plans around the event.

“Everyone at Willowbank Raceway is absolutely determined to see the event staged and ensure that the 2020 Gulf Western Oils Winternationals continues the proud tradition of this events history and ultimately this year’s event is worthy of previous Winternationals.” Wedlock said.

To best facilitate the postponed event, a number of minor changes will occur with the Winternationals reverting to its previous four day format, and the Winter Warmup weekend of testing will also revert to two days on September 12-13.

More detailed information regarding ticketing, entries and event format will be published on the Willowbank Raceway website over the coming days.

We ask all racers and fans to be patient as we work through this process and encourage everyone to keep checking back to both the website and Willowbank Raceway Facebook page for further updates.