Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hang on for the Ride of Your Life!


The Queensland Titles Billy Cart Race 2013 has been launched on Saturday 18 May at the Malanda Markets.

The Race which is in its fifth year will be bigger and better than ever with over one hundred entries expected from around the State.

If you haven’t raced Billy Carts before, come and see if you can beat the $4000 ‘Blue Streak’ built by the Air Force team. Top Australian Luge and Gravity racers will be competing for the fastest track times while there will be plenty of fun for the ‘littlies’ with a growing number of flash home-made billy carts.
Barry Young who’s been racing for five years said “Last year over 90 daredevils ranging in age from 8 to 75 took part. There were plenty of thrills and spills. What attracts me is the competition among drivers, I’ve actually achieved 68kph in my cart! And won plenty of prizes including money.”

Army, Navy and Air Force entrants are already committed to compete for the Defence Cup. There’s a Masters 60+ cup for seniors, and various sponsors will compete in the Business House Cup, the School Cup, Celebrity/Media Cup and Novelty class racing events. This will be a fun-filled weekend for all the family.
This year the Qld Titles Billy Cart Race will coincide with the 100th centenary of the Malanda State Primary School. Both the School and Malanda Lions are joining forces. Principal Lloyd Perkins made the point “It’s wonderful that we have the Billy Cart Race on the Sunday when there will be so many families camping and staying in the area for both events.”

Scrutineering will be happening throughout Saturday with a $10 BBQ at the Malanda Bowls Club that night. The Queensland Titles Billy Cart Race will commence on Sunday at 9am after official practice runs. There’s plenty of prize money and trophies to be won.

All proceeds this year will go towards the Independent Living Units being built by the Malanda Lions, for young people with a disability whose parents are unable to care for them.

So hang on for the ride of your life at the QLD TITLES BILLY CART RACE 2013, English Road, Malanda – just follow the signs on the day.
Interested in entering? Or just coming along to find out more, catch us at the LAUNCH on Saturday 18 May, Malanda Markets at the Lions Tent.

Media contact: Evelyne Lewiston Ph: 07 4096 6950
Facebook: Qld Titles Billy Cart Race 2013 (Malanda Lions)

Entry forms and inquiries:
Barry Young, Qld Titles Billy Cart Race Ph: 07 4096 6806
Ted Griffin, President, Malanda Lions Ph: 07 4096 6112


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