Warwick drag racer Andrew Loy will be among the starters in the Eighth Mile Series in 2012.
Warwick drag racer Andrew Loy will be among the starters in the Eighth Mile Series in 2012. Contributed

Loy's motor running in drag series

WARWICK driver Andrew Loy will be a starter in the third annual Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

JP Racing is the new sponsor of the regional series, which includes four rounds, the final one at the Warwick Dragway on November 10.

Andrew's family will not just be involved as competitors and officials when the Warwick Drag Racing Association acts as host but will sponsor a class, the FJ Loy and Sons Earthmoving Old School class which replaces the classic bracket.

Taking in Willowbank Raceway, Benaraby Dragway, Ironbark Dragway and Warwick Dragway, series organiser John Winterburn said the series had answered a need within the regional drag racing community.

"Eighth mile drag racing is a great thing - it is about racing but it is also about camaraderie and about having a go at tracks all around Queensland," Winterburn said.

"When we started this series three years ago we were taken aback by the enthusiasm with which it was received, and since then it has grown from strength to strength.

"With JP Racing throwing its support behind us and the new category of FJ Loy and Sons Earthmoving Old School being introduced to replace the Classic bracket, I have a feeling the 2012 season will be the best yet."

JP Racing's John Payne said the decision to get behind the series was easy.

 

Calendar

 Round One - Willowbank Raceway - April 21

 Round Two - Benaraby (Gladstone) Dragway - July 21

 Round Three - Ironbark (Roma) Dragway - August 25

 Final Round - Warwick Dragway - November 10


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