SPEEDWAY TURNS PINK THIS SATURDAY!
“Toowoomba’s Best Family Night Out” turns pink this Saturday as Queensland’s Speedway community converges on Charlton for the third annual Ultimate Pink Night where women of all ages are free.
With the express goal to raise money for Breast Cancer Research, the biggest event on Hi-Tec Oils Speedway’s calendar will be boosted by a class field gunning for the Will Power 500 honours, along with a legion of Toowoomba’s Top Guns in Modified Sedans and a twenty car field of Wingless Sprints.
Event Manager Ben Bishop was buzzing with the best weather forecast the speedway has seen this season, and was tipping a large crowd to be at an event that was “all about giving.”
“This is the season of giving, and the Toowoomba Region are known nationally for our ability to roll up our sleeves and help others, and this Saturday, our venue will once again host one of the coolest innovations in fundraising with an event that really draws everyone together in a special way.”
“We’ve really battled with weather this season, and to have a clear forecast for the whole week has really boosted everyone’s enthusiasm, This event has raised over $10,000 in the past and we hope to keep increasing our contribution to a cause that has touched so many people. Almost every car this Saturday will have a touch of pink, as they get in the spirit of sending the message to our women that we care and we’re “racing to find a cure!”
With the event only nine days from Christmas, Mr. Bishop said that inviting all women for free was great timing ahead of the extra expenses of the festive season.
“The only people who have to pay to get in to general admission are boys and men 13 years old and over, so that makes a very economical night for the family right in the thick of the Christmas season.”
The Christmas theme will be well absorbed at the event with a confirmed appearance by Santa, who has also been rumoured to be having a drive in a race car on the night.
“We’ve been hearing rumours that Santa has done a deal with a local Sprintcar racer who has a car in red, black and white like his suit, but I’ve never seen him race, so I think the kids will go crazy if Santa actually gets in a racecar on the night. I guess we will see how he handles horsepower when he’s only ever experienced reindeer power!”
Tickets are now available at www.speedwaytickets.com.au or at the gate from 3pm with the opening ceremony from 6pm. For more details check out toowoombaspeedway.com and the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Facebook page for daily updates.
Graphic: Toowoomba Top Guns, Dave Whell and Andrew Scheuerle are determined to get their name on the Will Power 500 Perpetual trophy this Saturday at Ultimate Pink Night.