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Albany is in for one hell of a ride this long weekend as the premier drag-racing event Racewars makes its debut at the Albany Airport.

The event spans across four days and will see entrants from as far as Asia make the journey to Albany to compete in an array of races set to provide an adrenalin rush for competitors and spectators alike.

Racewars is now in its fourth year and event director Jon Murray said Albany could expect an influx of between 3000-5000 motoring enthusiasts.

Mr Murray said the event would provide Albany with a chance to show of its potential.

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“It’s a high quality, high interest tourism event that should generate plenty of attention for Albany,” he said

“It will give the town a prime opportunity to share its tourism with everyone.”

Racewars kicks off tomorrow at 5pm with the Kebabs and Car’s pre meet event in the city centre, this will give motorists and opportunity to show off their cars before the action begins on Saturday.

Saturday and Sunday will see a variety of races and activities all day with the main event, the VMAX Challenge 1000m, running from 1230pm till 4pm on Sunday.

The sprint event will take place on Monday from 8am until 3pm.

Mr Murray said it would be an action packed weekend .

“We’re looking forward to getting down there and seeing what Albany has to offer,” he said

“We’d like to thank the City of Albany and the local community for making it all possible.”

Local competitor Brook Gunning will be trying his luck with his 1983 Ford XE Falcon and said he is looking forward to the event.

“I’m excited more than anything, maybe a little bit nervous about the weather,” he said.

Mr Gunning has five cars competing from his workshop BTG Mechanical.

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