1. The quality of time attack cars and teams
From the entry-level Clubsprint Class all the way to the Pro Class we only pick the best. Our aim is to showcase the very best of international time attack competition. The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is the benchmark all other time attack events are measured by. You will not see these cars and teams going head to head anywhere else in the world. This year we are expecting top level Pro Class cars from USA, UK, NZ, Japan and of course Australia.
2. Keiichi Tsuchiya
That’s right folks the Drift King has confirmed he will returning to WTAC 2017!
Keiichi Tsuchiya needs no introduction to anyone with the slightest interest in the Japanese car scene.
He is widely regarded as the “father” of the sport of drift but in reality is so much more than that. A factory driver for both Honda and Toyota his legacy in Japanese Motorsport is iconic and includes a second place at LeMans driving the GT-One Toyota.
3. Honeywell Garrett Drift Challenge
This is action-packed, high adrenaline, full throttle drift competition taking place after the sun goes down in front of a capacity crowd.
4. Turbosmart Flying 500
Australia’s fastest tuner cars go head to head on the main straight of the Sydney Motorsport Park. 14 cars, 500 metres, rolling start, the fastest car wins. A crowd favourite, the Turbosmart Flying 500 offers all the thrills and spills and the adrenaline rush as you watch 1000hp + cars bounce off their rev limiters in the quest for the highest top speed.
5. Prep’d Motorsport Legends
Some race cars never die, they just become legends. See some of the most famous, rare and stunning race cars on display and watch them in action during the Midday Mayhem.
6. Shannons Show’n’Shine
If your eyes get tired of watching cars go around the track, head over to the skid pan to see one of Australia’s biggest outdoor car shows. This year we’re expanding the show to the South Circuit Pit area to accommodate even more club displays, vintage JDM cars and a number of never-seen-before builds. We’re expecting over 400 cars on display.
7. The Trader Alley
If you are a performance enthusiast (of course you are!) this is where you will spend a big chunk of your time. All the top performance brands are here, from engine builders, suspension specialists, brakes, turbos, aeros, wheels, tyres and motorsport equipment there’s more gear on display than we care to name here. Oh, and there are plenty of “show specials” too, so bring your credit card!
8. Superlap Shootout
Introduced in 2014, the Superlap Shootout proved to be a hit with both the spectators and competitors. As the event draws to a close, we pick the top five cars in each class and give them a bonus session. With the track temperature at close to optimum and no traffic to negotiate, records will be broken and final podium standings decided in that last dash for glory.
9. It’ll be the best two days of the year
We really mean it. Like you, we are motorsport enthusiasts and we know what you want to see. We go out of our way to ensure the event is as spectator friendly as possible. At the end of every event we collect your opinions and suggestions on how to improve the event, and from what we hear you like the changes. We have squeezed so much into those two days we are certain it will be the most action-filled event on the Australian motorsport calendar.