11 June 2017

The Gulf Western Oil 50th Winternationals, presented by the City of Ipswich, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Rain overnight and this morning prevented any racing and with heavy showers forecast for the late morning and afternoon, the raceway’s board of management reluctantly called the meeting off.

Ten hours of racing was required to complete the final day of the Winternationals and with each drenching of the track requiring three hours to bring it to a safe standard, there was no possibility of finishing the event today. In winter months, racing is not able to be conducted into the night, for safety reasons. As the safety of racers, crew and the public is paramount, there was no alternative to cancellation of the event.

Spectator admission tickets must be retained and are valid when presented at the gate for the next six months at any event at Willowbank Raceway. Interstate and overseas spectators should post their tickets to the Willowbank office, with account details allowing a refund.