Revving up for 2021 Weeks of Speed

Gunnedah Shire Council

The Cobbs 4×4 Weeks of Speed program for 2021 is fuelling plenty of interest with high-octaine action due to kick off on Saturday, March 6.

Gunnedah Shire Council is an ongoing and proud sponsor of this exciting annual event which is making a comeback after being knocked out of contention by COVID-19 in 2020.

The Cobbs 4×4 Weeks of Speed Committee president Ray Darcey said there were a few changes of pace in this year’s program which he said was the strongest one yet.

“We are looking at a couple of extra events,” Mr Darcey said. “A speedway event was washed out earlier this year so as well as Gunnedah’s Night of Legends on March 20, we will be racing at the speedway on March 6. That’s first time we will have raced twice during the Weeks of Speed.

“We’ve also got the oldest hot rod cars in Sydney arriving for the Drag-ens Drag Safari at Gunnedah Airport on March 11.”

The vintage cars, which are street-registered and drive to events, will also be on display at the Railway Hotel that night.

Mr Darcey said the traditional Rural Museum Tractor Trek Street Parade had been moved to the first weekend of The Cobbs 4×4 Weeks of Speed on Saturday, March 6 to launch the program. The parade will coincide with the date for drag racing and the speedway, so the parade will include drag, speedway and vintage cars and vehicles from the Gunnedah Rural Museum.

This year, the Gunnedah Hillclimb will be included in the NSW Hillclimb Championship, and will be held in September.

Mr Darcey said there had already been strong interest in registration for all events.

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