Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of it’s six turn design and lack of elevation. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing opportunities at turns 1, 3, 4 and 6.
 
All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend with a highlights package on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.
 
BRISBANE – Don’t forget, our CoolDrive Trade Night is happening tomorrow night at CoolDrive Auto Parts Brisbane, 60 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm. Tim Blanchard and the Team CoolDrive Supercar will be there, plus plenty of prizes to be won – including a HOT LAP! To RSVP head to our Facebook page now, link below
 
TRACK TIMES 
Friday 20th July

10:10 – 10:40 – Additional Drivers Practice

12:00 – 12:45 – Practice One

14:35 – 15:20 – Practice Two

Saturday 21st July

11:20 – 12:05 – Practice Three

13:25 – 13:40 – Qualifying

16:15 – 17:15 – Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps

Sunday 22nd July

10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying

14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps

 
FAST FACTS 

- Track Length – 3.12km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 260km/h // Average Speed – 165km/h

- Fastest Point – Entry to Turn One // Slowest Point – Turn Four

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m08.4208s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m09.7225s, James Courtney, Walkinshaw Racing, 2017, Holden Commodore VF

- The car starting from pole position has won 18 of the 44 Supercar races held in Ipswich. However, the pole sitter has only won 2 of the last 12 races!

- Co-Driver Dale Wood will have his first steer of the Team CoolDrive ZB Commodore in this weekend’s co-driver session.

- The traditional pre-Bathurst, 500-kilometre endurance race was hosted by Queensland Raceway five times. 1999 – 2002 inclusive.

- Last year Tim finished 21st and 17th in the two Supercar races.

- The safety car has appeared in 12 of the 44 Supercar Championship races held at Queensland Raceway – 27.3% of all races

 
MEET TIM – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Saturday 21st July 

8:55 – 9:25 @ Super Track Walk, Pit Lane

10:00 – 10:20 @ Merchandise Alley

Sunday 22nd July

11:40 – 11:55 @ Merchandise Alley

12:00 – 12:30 @ Team Transporters