John Sanders will show his Le Mans 1000 Moto Guzzi at Benaraby Drags this weekend, and will possibly compete in the event.
John Sanders will show his Le Mans 1000 Moto Guzzi at Benaraby Drags this weekend, and will possibly compete in the event. Matt Taylor GLA020818BIKE

Benaraby Drag Racers speeding to winner's podium

DRAG RACING: The Central Queensland Benaraby All Bikes Drag Racing event will see fast and historic bikes go head-to-head tomorrow.

The CQDRA All Bike Racing is set to be an action-packed weekend with another huge turnout expected.

One motorbike enthusiast heading down will be Gladstone Historic Motorbike secretary John Sanders with his red Italian 1985 Le Mans 1000 - Moto Guzzi.

"There is a historic bike class and I might consider putting the bike in for a drag race," he said.

"The bike really isn't designed for drag racing, more for the longer format of racing.

"It's going to be a fun weekend and not just bike enthusiasts should go down but people in general should have a look."

There will be several classes for the bikes including, True Street, Bagger, Modified Bike, Twins and Singles, Historic-pre 1989 and the traditional, ever-popular Burnout.

Drag racing president Colin O'Connor said he looked forward to a crowd-pleasing race event.

"There will be a test and tune on Friday and that is open to cars and bikes and then on Saturday it's all about the bikes," he said.

"It's going to be a pretty big event and previously there has been 176 races during the day."

Gate entry is $25, with qualifying from 10am-1pm and racing 1.30pm till late.

There will be a live band playing afterwards and plenty of space for camping, which is included in gate entry.



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