Proximity Events - North Queensland Motorsport

Proximity Events - North Queensland Motorsport Motorsport, Drifting Welcome to Proximity Events. We are owned by Proximity Motorsport, based in Mackay. The aim for Proximity Events is to attend, host and grow motorsport events in Central and North Queensland.

If you are into circuit, drag, roll racing or drifting, keep an eye on our page for upcoming events and information in our region.

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Operating as usual

22/07/2017

Palmyra is still running an 1/8 mile track, but we made it down to support their last TnT night. The more drivers and spectators we can get out there, the more money we can raise to repair the track. Unfortunately we snapped the output shaft of the trusty R31 Skyline, so in goes a RB25 box. Lets not have that happen again!

Post up any photos or videos you have taken from the drags recently, and next time you hear it's on, take your mates down to watch, or race yourselves! It's all about getting out on the track and having fun.

29/06/2017
Peter Young 190E Mercedes Drift Gracemere CQMSC

We took a last minute trip down to CQMSC's Gracemere Driftkhana on the 18th of this month. Pete came down in his Mercedes drift car too. Check out the footage of this twitchy short wheel base Merc, powered by a Ecotec holden V6

Pete came down to the Rockhampton Gracemere Driftkhana with the guys from Proximity Motorsport. The event was held by CQMSC on 18-06-2017. Pete built this Me...

23/05/2017
R31 NA RB30E Drift Archy

Not much happening in North QLD with drifting at the moment, so we took a drive down to Brisbane. Check out this short video of our NA R31 on track with some turbo cars and a hachi-roku. No one can keep up with that thing, it was so fast.

We drove our NA R31 over 1000km to get to Archy, drifted the whole night, and drove to our accomodation. 4 tyres, 140L of premium fuel, and no break downs. R...

23/04/2017
Proximity Motorsport R31 Drift at Gracemere Salesyard 23.04.2017 CQMSC

Leon and Alyssa drove down to Rockhampton this weekend to attend the Driftkhana which was held by Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club Inc. (CQMSC) at the Gracemere Salesyard. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible.

The Proximity R31 was faultless all weekend!

Here's a video of Leon giving this non-turbo 3L a good thrashing...

Leon and Alyssa drove down to Rockhampton this weekend to attend the Driftkhana which was held by Central Queensland Motor Sporting Club Inc. (CQMSC) at the ...

15/08/2016

Why can’t we drift at Whitsunday Raceway anymore - The real story

05/08/2016

Thanks everyone for your patience over the last few weeks. We understand you've all been dying to know what's going on with the track...we have too.

We regret to inform you all that unfortunately drifting at Whitsunday Raceway will no longer be going ahead :(

We have put so much time and money into Whitsunday Drift and are absolutely shattered that this has happened. After Matsuri in May, we had an overwhelming response from everyone about how successful it was - the support we received was phenomenal. Of course, being our first event (we were rained out in March) there were definitely things that came up that needed attention in the future. However! Rome was not built in a day.

Instead of calling us to organise a meeting so we could discuss the matters after the event, the WMSC sent us a letter - completely out of the blue (and a month later) - informing us that our future track days were cancelled until we can explain how we can fix the issues they had with us for the future. We responded to every issue they had, and offered reasonable solutions.

After replying to them, the president emailed to inform us that they'd discuss our response in their next club meeting. We asked him if we could attend so we could answer any questions for them, however he did not respond.

For days we tried calling him, and finally got onto him the day of their meeting (Tuesday just gone). He told us we were not able to attend their meeting and they would get back to us the following day. For the last three days he ignored our calls and failed to respond to us as promised. Only tonight, after calling off a private number, did we get an answer. Their committee has voted us out.

We have still not received a formal response to our letter explaining why our solutions were not sufficient.

We sincerely apologise to those who had postponed purchasing QR Matsuri tickets for October. We understand how difficult it is to get a spot after they sell out.

Since we received that letter from WMSC we immediately started looking into alternate venues around Mackay and the Whitsundays. We have a few things up our sleeves and while it will take some time to get the ball rolling, be assured we are doing everything we can.

Motorsport is our passion and we will not let this hurdle bring us down.

22/07/2016

REMINDER: The event tomorrow (23rd July) has been cancelled. Apologies to those who were looking forward to a bit of extra track time before Matsuri in October.

We are still in negotiations with Whitsunday Raceway about future events and are hoping we are able to come to a mutual agreement soon. We will post an announcement as soon as we have some more information to share.

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: We are sorry to inform everyone that the July 23rd track day has been cancelled. Unfortunately, this decision wa...
23/06/2016

UPDATE: We are sorry to inform everyone that the July 23rd track day has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, this decision was out of our hands. After what we thought was an extremely successful Matsuri event in May, there were a few drivers and spectators who did not abide by our rules and regulations, resulting in Whitsunday Raceway temporarily suspending our future events until we come to a mutual agreement.

It is a shame that it has come to this, but this is why we are strict on rules. We will continue to update you all as we find out more.

For those who have pre-paid for this event, please contact Proximity Motorsport on 49574674 to organise a refund. We will be contacting you individually as well.

21/06/2016
Rider-M Stabiliser In Action | ZY-tech | Drift Car & Parasail

The 23rd of July practice day is coming up quickly! We'll be opening up registrations over the next day or two so stay tuned.

If you're looking at getting some decent footage of yourselves drifting at the next event, check out this ZY-TECH stabiliser gimble that one of the drivers used at Matsuri. Loving the quality of this footage!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aci30kJJPM

Here we test out our latest toy, the Rider-M action sport camera stabiliser on a drift car and parasail. We try out all modes, including follow mode, full fo...

16/06/2016
Shotgun: Riding Along With Chelsea DeNofa at Formula Drift Road Atlanta

Riding shotgun with Chelsea DeNofa at Formula Drift Road Atlanta - Check out what it's like to be a Formula D driver

We rode shotgun with Chelsea DeNofa at Road Atlanta to see what it's like to be a professional Formula Drift driver on race day. Make sure to watch Chelsea ...

The points have been counted, and the votes are in...here are the competition results after Whitsunday Drift Matsuri Rou...
01/06/2016

The points have been counted, and the votes are in...here are the competition results after Whitsunday Drift Matsuri Round 1!!!

Be sure to get your friends to come along to the October Round 2 Matsuri. The more votes you receive, the higher the chance of winning a full year's worth of free driver entries for 2017 :)

Thanks to all of those who submitted their "People's Choice Votes". Congratulations to A. Epong for winning the $250 Visa Gift Voucher!

You've all been patient, so here it is! The full event coverage from Proximity Motorsport's Whitsunday Matsuri proudly b...
29/05/2016
Autumn Matsuri 2016 – Part 2

You've all been patient, so here it is! The full event coverage from Proximity Motorsport's Whitsunday Matsuri proudly brought to us all by Ziptie Motorsports! Make sure to let everyone know how awesome it was!

One week after Whitsunday Matsuri, and I’m still feeling the excitement that I took home from it. 36 hours at the track, over 20 hours of track time, 20 seconds between each car. Lap after la…

Full event coverage of Whitsunday Matsuri this time tomorrow! Tell your friends!Image by Ziptie Motorsports
28/05/2016

Full event coverage of Whitsunday Matsuri this time tomorrow! Tell your friends!

Image by Ziptie Motorsports

More from Whitsunday Matsuri this weekend! Keep an eye open!Image by Ziptie Motorsports
27/05/2016

More from Whitsunday Matsuri this weekend! Keep an eye open!

Image by Ziptie Motorsports

Keep checking back here guys, more of the good stuff coming your way soon!Image by Ziptie Motorsports
24/05/2016

Keep checking back here guys, more of the good stuff coming your way soon!

Image by Ziptie Motorsports

Ziptie Motorsports have just finished their first batch of images from Whitsunday Matsuri! Click the link and check it o...
22/05/2016
May Matsuri – Part 1

Ziptie Motorsports have just finished their first batch of images from Whitsunday Matsuri! Click the link and check it out! If you can't see your car, don't worry, there is plenty more to come!

Proximity Motorsport – Whitsunday Drift held their first Matsuri styled event on this second-last-weekend of May, and I was fortunate enough to be invited by Leon and Alyssa to capture the ev…

All systems go! Ready for another day of trackside action!Image by Ziptie Motorsports
21/05/2016

All systems go! Ready for another day of trackside action!

Image by Ziptie Motorsports

We'll keep going until the middle of the night! There's a light drizzle, but that won't stop us!Image by Ziptie Motorspo...
21/05/2016

We'll keep going until the middle of the night! There's a light drizzle, but that won't stop us!

Image by Ziptie Motorsports

Tis the eve of the drift matsuri and there is a huge turn out already. Can't wait to see everyone on the track, and hope...
20/05/2016

Tis the eve of the drift matsuri and there is a huge turn out already. Can't wait to see everyone on the track, and hopefully see some of you stay tomorrow for the after party!

Our hire car is ready! We fitted a Nistune ECU with a few supporting mods and had JP Tuning squeeze some more ponies out...
19/05/2016

Our hire car is ready! We fitted a Nistune ECU with a few supporting mods and had JP Tuning squeeze some more ponies out of it. It's such a fun little car to drive, we can't wait to see it on the track!

13/05/2016

Not long now until Matsuri! There are still spots available so give us a call at Proximity Motorsport on 49574674 if you'd like to have a go! Confirmed drivers so far are:

Bonnie Sultana -Soarer
Guy Moring - S14
Tim Cromie - Toyota JZX90
Alex Vandenhaspel - Laurel
Matt Lewis - Type X 180SX
Dylan Steel - Holden Ute
Shane Keough - R32 Skyline
Daniel Messmer - Purple S13
Daniel McLeod - R33 Skyline
Sam McPherson - 85 Toyota Cressida Sedan
Corey Evans - 180SX
Kyle Booth - S13
Lyndon Russell - R31
Tyson Capuano - s14-1jz
Leigh Bain - R32
Jason Maloney - R33
Lindsay Corlett - 81 Corolla (Molly)
Corey Platt - 180SX
Joel Elliott - 1984 Toyota Corolla
Carl Tangredi - R33 Skyline
Karl Engert - Impreza
Chris Miles - R34 Skyline
Justin Farnill - Supra MA61
Tyler Walker - S13 LS1
Grant Pratt - R32 4 Door
John Robinson - V8 Holden Ute
Lucas Oats - SS Commodure Ute
Chris Conway - S13 Silvia
Jerome Mifsud - R33 Skyline
Adam Lopez - R33 Skyline
Royce Owen - VS Ute
Josh Greenoff
Joel Charry - XR6 Ute

09/05/2016
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These prices for Matsuri have been extended!!!Stock is running low so get in quick. Orders need to be placed by the 10th...
05/05/2016

These prices for Matsuri have been extended!!!

Stock is running low so get in quick. Orders need to be placed by the 10th of May to ensure we can get them to the track.

Call Proximity Motorsport on 49574674!

Proximity Motorsport - Whitsunday Drifts May 21st 22nd Matsuri is fast approaching. We are currently offering FREE FIT AND STRIP on all tyres purchased through us - valid at the track only. This pricing is currently available until April 30th.

NO MINIMUM PURCHASE, AVAILABLE TO ANYONE, FREE STRIP AND FITS AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK. MUST BUY THIS MONTH!!!!!

185/55R15 MAXTREK MAXIMUS M1 $54.00
205/55R16 RYDANZ R05 $60.00
235/45R17 MAXTREK INGENS A1 $67.00
225/40R18 RYDANZ R02 $68.00
245/40R19 MAXTREK MAXIMUS M1 $82.00

Contact our shop on (07)49 574 674 Open 6 Days a Week!

Federal Motorsports Latest range is available too, 595RS-RR Semi Slicks. PM for details

04/05/2016

We are running out of 235/45R17's! Make sure you get in quick with your tyre orders so you don't miss out.
Orders must be placed by midday on Monday 16th.
Contact Proximity Motorsport on 49574674 or send us a message

CAMPING! Has been confirmed to be at the Whitsunday Sporting Car Club, which is right next door to Whitsunday Raceway. B...
02/05/2016

CAMPING! Has been confirmed to be at the Whitsunday Sporting Car Club, which is right next door to Whitsunday Raceway. BYO Alcohol is allowed at the camping grounds, but not allowed inside the track area. There will be hot showers, and a camp fire so bring your marshmellows! $10 per person per night, available Friday and Saturday nights.

Photo: Ziptie MS

This is your chance to win a year’s worth of free driver entries!A competition is being held for drivers over both Matsu...
28/04/2016

This is your chance to win a year’s worth of free driver entries!

A competition is being held for drivers over both Matsuri events this year; 21st/22nd May and 8th/9th October. The winner will be based off votes from both People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice. Increase your chance of winning by inviting more friends and drifting at both events!!!

1st place – GOLDEN TICKET! A whole year’s worth of free driver entry for 2017, valued at $1,590
2nd place – $500 tyre credit through Proximity Motorsport (valid for one year)
3rd place – Free track spec wheel alignment for the value of $330 through Proximity Motorsport (valid for one year) includes levelling all suspension, centre rack, setup traction rods to correct formula length, and align all adjustable arms

People’s Choice judging will happen throughout Saturday as well as grading by officials. Drivers will then be placed into a list of top 16 and bottom 16 based off grading for the competition on Sunday morning (capped at 32 spots to minimise drifting downtime for everyone!).

We’ve got something for you spectators as well - When you submit your vote for your favourite driver on Saturday, you will go into the draw to win a Visa Gift Card for the value of $250!!!
WE WILL BE GIVING ONE GIFT CARD AWAY PER MATSURI!!!

There are still spots available for drivers so send us a message to register now :)

Need tyres for our drift events? We have offered a special of FREE STRIP AND FITS AT THE TRACK!!!!
13/04/2016

Need tyres for our drift events? We have offered a special of FREE STRIP AND FITS AT THE TRACK!!!!

Proximity Motorsport - Whitsunday Drifts May 21st 22nd Matsuri is fast approaching. We are currently offering FREE FIT AND STRIP on all tyres purchased through us - valid at the track only. This pricing is currently available until April 30th.

NO MINIMUM PURCHASE, AVAILABLE TO ANYONE, FREE STRIP AND FITS AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK. MUST BUY THIS MONTH!!!!!

185/55R15 MAXTREK MAXIMUS M1 $54.00
205/55R16 RYDANZ R05 $60.00
235/45R17 MAXTREK INGENS A1 $67.00
225/40R18 RYDANZ R02 $68.00
245/40R19 MAXTREK MAXIMUS M1 $82.00

Contact our shop on (07)49 574 674 Open 6 Days a Week!

Federal Motorsports Latest range is available too, 595RS-RR Semi Slicks. PM for details

Registrations are now open!  What: MAY MATSURIWhen: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 2016Where: Whitsunday Raceway, Pr...
11/04/2016

Registrations are now open!

What: MAY MATSURI
When: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 2016
Where: Whitsunday Raceway, Proserpine
Time: Refer to attached timetable

$340 – Drivers (includes gate entry)
$55 – RACERS licence for one year
$20 – RACERS licence for one event
$30 – Passengers (valid for both days)
$10 – Entry (valid for both days)
*Prices include 10% GST*

Pre-registrations and pre-pay for drivers is compulsory to secure your spot! 50 spots available!!!

To register, either send us a Facebook message or contact Proximity Motorsport on 49574674 / [email protected]

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We finally got our new logo through! What do you guys think?The aim was to make it similar to our Proximity Motorsport l...
06/04/2016

We finally got our new logo through! What do you guys think?

The aim was to make it similar to our Proximity Motorsport logo so that it's easily recognised.

Well, our first Matsuri is getting closer and preparations are full steam ahead!  We wanted to give you all a bit of an ...
02/04/2016

Well, our first Matsuri is getting closer and preparations are full steam ahead! We wanted to give you all a bit of an update on what has been organised so far – it is a fair bit of a read but please take the time to check it all out as we’ve tried to answer as many questions as possible in the post:

Date:
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May, 2016

Registrations:
Will open on Monday 11th April and there will be 50 spots available

Times:
Refer to timetable attached to this post – yes there will be night driving! :)

Pricing:
$340 – Drivers (includes gate entry)
$55 – RACERS licence for one year
$20 – RACERS licence for one event
$30 – Passengers (valid for both days)
$10 – Entry (valid for both days)
NOTE: RACERS was previously called AASA – it’s the exact same company and requirements however the name has changed. All AASA licences that are still in date will be valid until they expire.

Tyres:
$5 – each strip
$5 – each fit
$10 – each disposal (drivers are encouraged to take tyres with them as we do not have the facilities yet to transfer a large quantity of tyres back to Mackay so will most likely need to do multiple trips).
Tyre Packages – Drivers, please contact Proximity Motorsport with your tyre size and quantity required to get pricing on heavily discounted tyres for the event.

PLEASE NOTE: All prices are inclusive of GST. Yes, prices have increased from last year however this is due to us being a business registered for GST and now needing to pay for staff to run the events. We have tried to keep costs down as much as we can however there is only so much we can do.

Competitions:
This is going to be one competition run over both 2x day events we are holding this year (2nd one will be on 8th/9th October).
1st Prize = Golden ticket – free driver entry valid for one year! Value of up to $1,590
2nd Prize = Tyre credit at Proximity Motorsport – value of $500
3rd Prize = Free track spec wheel alignment (includes levelling all suspension, centre rack, setup traction rods to correct formula length, and align all adjustable arms) – value of $330
Competition will be based on both “people’s choice” and “judges choice” and will be decided in October.

Lucky Door Prize:
1 x Visa Gift Card to the value of $250

We will go into more detail on the competition and lucky door prize in another post.

Camping:
Unfortunately this is still TBA. We are still waiting on confirmation and pricing from a couple of venues.

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1 Shinn Street
Mackay, QLD
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