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AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL DRAG RACING CALENDAR CONFIRMED

Article Date: 24 September 2015

Australia’s Professional Drag Racing series has confirmed its 2015/16 season dates, announcing a 12-event calendar for the Group One ranks after ratification from the recently formed Racing Commission.

The new series will kick into full gear at the East Coast Nationals, held at Sydney Dragway 7-8 November, and reach its climax at the largest drag racing event outside of the United States each year, the 48th annual Fuchs Winternationals, at Willowbank Raceway from 9-12 June.

Top Fuel, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Pro Stock Motorcycle will feature at six events each, while Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol have bumper seasons of nine and eight events respectively (including the two completed Hidden Valley events), with Pro Stock featuring at four events.

Perth Motorplex will play host to four events, with two apiece at Sydney Dragway, Willowbank Raceway, Calder Park Raceway and Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

A full support card of Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series brackets will also be present at four events: the East Coast Nationals, Australian Nationals, Westernationals and Fuchs Winternationals.

Willowbank Raceway president and series spokesperson Tony Wedlock said it’s an extremely exciting season ahead for professional drag racing in Australia, and the confirmation of the calendar is a big major step towards the sports revitalisation.

"It’s an exhilarating time for Australia’s pro categories, and today’s confirmation of the 2015/16 calendar marks the beginning of what will be the biggest, and best season for the sport,” Wedlock said.

“We’re excited to see events at Australia’s three leading venues, Perth Motorplex, Sydney Dragway and Willowbank Raceway, as well as Hidden Valley Drag Strip and a return to Calder Park Raceway.”

A new series name, branding and an all-new broadcast package will be announced at the championship launch in Sydney in a few weeks time.

2015/16 Australian Professional Drag Racing Calendar

17-18 July - Nitro Up North, Hidden Valley Drag Strip
Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer

14-15 August - NT Titles, Hidden Valley Drag Strip
Top Doorslammer

7-8 November - East Coast Nationals, Sydney Dragway
Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

4-5 December - Home Group WA Nitro Slam, Perth Motorplex
Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle

23-24 January - Australian Nationals, Calder Park Raceway
Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

5-6 February – Westernationals, Perth Motorplex
Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

19-20 February - West Coast Nitro, Perth Motorplex
Top Fuel (three round format), Top Alcohol

5-6 March - Nitro Max, Perth Motorplex (three round format)
Top Fuel, Top Fuel Motorcycle

12-13 March - Calder Park Raceway
Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock Motorcycle

25-26 March - Santo’s Super 3, Willowbank Raceway (three round format)
Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Fuel Motorcycle

7-8 May - Nitro Champs, Sydney Dragway
Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle

9-12 June - Fuchs Winternationals, Willowbank Raceway
Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

Top Fuel
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
19-20 February – Perth Motorplex
5-6 March – Perth Motorplex
25-26 March – Willowbank Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

Top Alcohol
17-18 July – Hidden Valley Drag Strip
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
23-24 January – Calder Park Raceway
5-6 February – Perth Motorplex
19-20 February – Perth Motorplex
25-26 March – Willowbank Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

Top Doorslammer
17-18 July – Hidden Valley Drag Strip
14-15 August – Hidden Valley Drag Strip
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
4-5 December – Perth Motorplex
23-24 January – Calder Park Raceway
5-6 February – Perth Motorplex
12-13 March – Calder Park Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

Top Fuel Motorcycle
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
4-5 December – Perth Motorplex
5-6 March – Perth Motorplex
25-26 March – Willowbank Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

Pro Stock
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
23-24 January – Calder Park Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

Pro Stock Motorcycle
7-8 November – Sydney Dragway
23-24 January – Calder Park Raceway
19-20 February – Perth Motorplex
12-13 March – Calder Park Raceway
7-8 May – Sydney Dragway
9-12 June – Willowbank Raceway

For further media information contact:
Gerald McDornan
Veracity Media & Communications
Ph: (03) 9544 8884
Mob: +61 488 901 722
Email: gerald@veracitymedia.com.au

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