Wal Gersekowski is revved up and prepared for an assault on tyre-shredding honours on the inaugural Uncommon Spares Rockynats in Rockhampton.
The Toowoomba-based motorsport king is counting right down to the most important automotive pageant in Queensland’s historical past, which can run over the Easter weekend (April 2-5).
Greater than 15,000 spectators and 1200 entrants will attend the occasion, which is anticipated to inject $22 million into the area’s financial system.
Gersekowski is the reigning Crimson CentreNATS Burnout Masters titleholder and a Canberra Summernats fan favorite.
He might be behind the wheel of his significantly weaponised HG ute within the burnouts and has additionally entered his immaculate HT Monaro within the present ‘n’ shine.
Gersekowski says Rockynats spectators have been in for an unforgettable three-day present.
“It’s a model new occasion at an all-new location and to have a lot horsepower unleashed within the inside metropolis might be completely wonderful,” he stated.
Gersekowski is a avenue sprints and quick circuit racing specialist who has been competing in burnout competitions since 1999.
He stated his success on the nationwide stage had come from a ute load of arduous work and a few a long time of significant pedal to the metallic expertise.
“You need to maintain shifting quick and use each inch of the burnout pad, even for those who can’t see the place you’re going by way of all of the smoke,” he stated.
“To take out the primary ever Rockynats Burnout Masters title can be unbelievable.
“The gang performs a giant half as a result of loads of followers comply with us throughout the nation to look at us lay rubber and so they all the time anticipate us to convey our A sport.”
Advance Rockhampton supervisor of tourism, occasions and advertising and marketing Annette Pearce stated Rockynats offered an ideal alternative to showcase town’s variety and its means to stage world-class occasions.
“Now we have been completely thrilled with the curiosity and we’ve entrants coming in from throughout Australia to be part of one of many nation’s largest occasions since COVID-19,” she stated.
The pageant may also ship avenue drag racing and drifting, and a whole lot of customized and basic avenue automobiles and bikes within the present ‘n’ shine.
Ms Pearce stated a 90-minute, 800-plus automotive avenue parade can be a spectacular approach to open the occasion on Friday.
“There are nonetheless one and two-day tickets obtainable in addition to some inner-city lodging with ‘glamping’ and tenting websites inside strolling distance of all of the motion nonetheless obtainable, however filling up quick,” she stated.
Rockynats is offered by Rockhampton Regional Council, naming rights sponsor Uncommon Spares and supporting precinct and occasion sponsors.
For extra info and for tickets go to rockynats.com.au.