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Revving up for the 2021 Weeks of Speed

February 24, 2021

The Cobbs 4x4 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 4x4 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 4x4 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.

For more information, visit The Cobbs 4x4 Weeks of Speed Gunnedah on Facebook.

The Cobbs 4x4 Weeks of Speed Gunnedah 2021 program:


Saturday, March 6:

• Official Festival Launch Parade - starts at the Elgin Street end of Conadilly Street at 10am
• Show ‘n’ Shine – Woolworths car park 10.30am-12pm
• 1/8 Mile Drag Races – Gunnedah Airport 10am
• Gunnedah Speedway Racing – Gunnedah Speedway 5.30pm


Sunday, March 7:


• 1/8 Mile Drag Races – Gunnedah Airport 10am

Thursday, March 11:


• Drag-ens Drag Safari 2021 – Gunnedah Airport 11am-6pm
• Greyhounds Twilight Race Meeting – Greyhound Track, 3.30pm
• Live entertainment at the Railway – Railway Hotel, 7.30pm

Saturday, March 13:


• Motorcycle Twilight Race Meeting – Balcary Park, 9am


Sunday, March 14:


• The Carwash 2380 Motorkhana – Gunnedah Showground, 12pm

Thursday, March 18:


• Greyhounds Twilight Race Meeting, Greyhound Track, 3.30pm

Saturday, March 20:


• Gunnedah Speedway Racing - Gunnedah Speedway 5.30pm
• Live entertainment at the Railway – Railway Hotel, 7.30pm


Sunday, March 21:


• Rural Museum Demo Day – Gunnedah Rural Museum, 9am

Caption: The Weeks of Speed parade makes its way along Conadilly Street in 2019.

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