It's unfortunate to see that our mates across the ditch are in the unenviable position of having to cancel their biggest annual event, and that COVID-19 is once again hammering our favourite pass-time.The Board of Wllowbank Raceway has been constantly monitoring the current situation regarding restrictions imposed around the country as a result of the Covid-19 Virus.
With the current status of border closures between Victoria, NSW and Queensland, the board has been left with no option but to CANCEL the 2020 Gulf Western Oils Winternationals scheduled on the weekend of 17 -20 September 2020 due to a lack of ability for competitors to attend Willowbank Raceway.
The Board is very disappointed with having to make this decision, but in order to host the truly national event, all states should be represented and this is not achievable under the current circumstances.
The Board has determined that any competitor that has been entered in this year’s event, will be offered a transfer of their entry fee to next year’s event with no price increase applied for any competitors that accept this offer.
Spectators that have purchased tickets to this year’s event, will be offered a transfer to next year’s event with no additional price increase from this year’s event.
Importantly, both these offers will ensure that these ticket holders and competitors are locked into this year’s pricing.
Willowbank Raceway will be in contact with all competitors and ticket purchasers over the next three weeks, to provide updated information and full details of all the options available to them including transfer, credit or a refund if requested.
On a positive note, Willowbank is planning for an event, utilising our Queensland based competitors and if possible those from interstate, which will take place later this year.
Those ticket holders that retain their tickets for the 2021 Gulf Western Oils Winternationals will also have as an added bonus, the benefit of being granted exclusive access to purchase tickets to attend this new event being added to our calendar. This bonus will allow them to purchase tickets, prior to going on sale to the general public, under the limited capacity Covid-19 restrictions which remain in place.
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Working BeeSunday August 16th - 9:00amMasterton Motorplex International DragstripMany hands make light work, and we've got plenty of things to do before the start of this season. We'd really appreciate your help on Sunday 16th August at the track, and hope to see you there!
Some of the jobs to be done: - Improving vehicle access to secure areas - Adding topsoil around concrete pit spaces - Installing cables for new pit speakers - Repairs to container flooring - Maintenance on grandstands - Shift gravel at end of track - Plus lots more....
Paul Rose also needs 4 people to help with preparing tyres for rubbering the track - anyone keen/able to help with this, please call Paul on 027 414 2672.... See MoreSee Less