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Racers all torque at Ironbark

READY TO RUMBLE: Ray Pascoe walks between two competitors at Ironbark raceway's round one track championship.
READY TO RUMBLE: Ray Pascoe walks between two competitors at Ironbark raceway's round one track championship. Alexia Austin

Spectators were treated to a high-octane display as bikes and cars took to the strip at Ironbark Raceway's round- one track championship event on Saturday.

More than 30 competitors started their engines to race through a seven-event line-up, which included super sedan, street and junior categories.

One of the highlights of the evening was the outlaw bracket, which saw Russell Grulke, driving a modified Camaro, go head-to-head with Dave Carney's supercharged Ford GT Falcon.

Both cars roared down the 1/8 mile track, clearing the distance in less than 5.5 seconds.

Ironbark treasurer Tanya Winkel said it was great to see so many modified cars taking to the track.

"This is Russell Grulke's first meet back in a while, he is trying to get (the Camaro) ready for the Easter meet.

"It broke out by 4/100ths of a second today so I think it's looking good.

"[The modified cars] are very expensive cars, it's good to see them here.

"They usually race in a trio with Toss Mohr but he was away for this meet.”

Ms Winkel said the round-one championship had gone off without a hitch.

"We had about 30 racers today and we had a fair few spectators come to watch, so we're happy with that,” Ms Winkel said.

"It was a good crowd and a good number of racers for a meet this size.

"Our next meet is on March 10, a similar meet to this one, and then we have our big Easter one, which is combined with the summit Queensland championships this year.”

More than 10 supercharged outlaws are planning to hit the Ironbark track for the Easter meet.

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