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ANDRA CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING GUIDE


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WELCOME TO ANDRA DRAG RACING. Drag racing features the quickest accelerating vehicles in the world, using exotic fuels like nitromethane or superchargers that force air into the engine in the quest for ever quicker times and higher speeds.

Events enjoy a carnival atmosphere with spectators able to watch their heroes out on the track and then head to the pits to meet the drivers and watch the teams frantically work on their machines between rounds.

The safety standards are among the highest in motorsports. Some vehicles even use parachutes to slow down after a pass.

Nationally televised and with a growing sponsor base, the marketing power of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series matches the horsepower of its competitors.

Professional teams race across the country in front of tens of thousands of loyal fans, all there to experience the thrill of drag racing.

CREDITS Design: YBI Creative Images: Cara Bertoli, Bright Design, Cackling Pipes, David Hope, Warren Jackson, Carol Lange, Joe Maday, Outlaw Images, Darren Shaw Photography, Bob Taylor, Mark Callaghan. Sources: NHRA 2011 Fan Guide, ANDRA 2016/2017 Rulebook


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WHAT IS DRAG RACING A drag race is simply a contest between two vehicles racing side by side in a straight line for a predetermined distance. In most drag racing categories, the first vehicle to the finish line wins. A drag racing event is made up of a series of individual two-vehicle races called eliminations. Winners of each race advance until only one winner remains. ANDRA offers four types of drag racing: heads up, index, dial your own and fixed index. Heads up racing (Group One) is easiest to understand because both vehicles leave the starting line at the same time, and the first to cross the finish line usually wins. Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle racers compete heads up. In index racing (Group Two) vehicles are released at different times depending on national records and performances on the day. This includes Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact and Competition Bike. In dial your own racing (Group Three) the competitor chooses their handicap but can not go under it. This includes Supercharged Outlaws, Top Sportsman Modified, Super Sedan, Modified Bike, Super Street and Junior Dragster. Fixed index racers (Group Four) use a set time they are not allowed to under. The only category using this system is Super Gas.


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WHO IS ANDRA The Australian National Drag Racing Association Limited (ANDRA), is the primary drag racing sanctioning body in Australia. The Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA) is the drag racing sanctioning body of Australia. The organisation was created in 1973 from a more drag racing oriented faction of the Australian Hot Rod Federation. Today ANDRA sanctions over 300 events throughout Australia at all levels, from Test & Tunes to National Championships, visiting venues including temporary regional tracks to international standard facilities in capital cities. Racers can join the championship from the age of just eight years old. ANDRA has approximately 200 female licence holders making this sport attractive to the whole family. ANDRA Drag Racing has been recognised as the best in the world outside of the United States. In 1994 ANDRA became a foundation member of the Drag Racing Commission of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and enjoys a healthy relationship with drag racing bodies around the world. Over the past 15 years, ANDRA licence holder numbers have grown from less than 900 to over 3500 nationally, without counting the

thousands of racers who take part in ANDRA off-street events using temporary licences. Based on event attendances, ANDRA drag racing became one of the country’s most popular spectator motorsports in the late nineties.

Based on replacement value and the dollars put in by forward thinking state governments over the past five years, the Australian drag racing industry now boasts around $65 million worth of venues. A conservative estimate of the investment of ANDRA members in race vehicles and equipment produces a total value of over $410 million. ANDRA Drag Racing is a credible, popular form of motorsport. Maintaining and growing that is a great challenge and in view of successes to date, it’s one ANDRA is looking forward to.


THE ICONIC ANDRA CHRISTMAS TREES The ANDRA Gold and Silver Christmas Trees are the most prestigious trophies in Australian Drag Racing. Representing the iconic starting lights of the sport, the Silver and Gold trees are coveted by every racer from rising stars to veterans. Gold trophies are awarded to the winners of the Australian Nationals, Nitro Champs, Westernationals and Winternationals. A unique version is awarded to the National Champion of each bracket to recognise their achievement. Silver trophies are awarded to the winners at all other ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events.

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HOW IT WORKS ANDRA Drag Racing Series teams are awarded points based on qualifying position and how far they progress through eliminations, with bonus points available for quickest time and highest speed of the event.

> QUALIFYING In the ANDRA Drag Racing Series, teams qualify over a number of sessions with order based on the quickest time.

> QUALIFYING POINTS (BASED ON EIGHT CAR FIELD)

Field sizes vary with most categories running an eight car field. Any team not running quick enough to make it into the top eight will not be able to contest eliminations. Drivers not in the field function as alternates if a team is not able to make it to the first round of eliminations.

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RACING POINTS Result

Points

Win

100

Runner Up

80

Semis

60

Quarters

40

DNQ

20

In the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Group Two fields are determined based on how far the racer is under or over their handicap. Group Three qualifying is ordered by the quickest time. Group Four orders are based on the closest racer to the set handicap (ie 9.90 in Super Gas). > ELIMINATIONS For the ANDRA Drag Racing Series it is simple – first to the finish line wins. The only disqualifications are for a foul start (known as a red light) or for a rules infraction such as crossing the centre line or coming in under weight. Using a tournament format like tennis, the winner advances into the next round while the loser packs up and heads home. The final two competitors then race each other to decide the winner and runner up for the event. Group Two racing is also “first to the finish wins”, but quick times can affect the handicap for later rounds.

BONUS POINTS Low Elapsed Time

5

Top Speed

5

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points are awarded for round progression, plus top qualifying and records for Group Two. Note: Further bonus points are available at some rounds where racers have to travel increased distances.

In Group Three racing, teams must reach the finish line first but can not go under their nominated dial in. If this happens it is called a break out and the racer is disqualified. Should both racers go under their dial in, the one who “breaks out” by the least is the winner. In Group Four racing, drivers must reach the finish line first and not go under the set index limit. > RECORDS A national record can be set at any stage during an ANDRA Drag Racing Series event. Teams must complete both a run under the record and then a back-up run within 1%. For instance a 5.00sec time would require a 5.05sec back up. Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series teams must set one part of the record in eliminations.


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THE TRACK FINISH LINE – The finish line can be at 1320 feet (402 metres) for facilities with large braking areas, while others will finish at 1000 feet or 660 feet. It includes a speed beam to calculate the terminal speed of a pass.

STAGING BEAMS – These beams indicate where the start line is and activate the timing system.

RETURN ROAD – Racers come back along the return road to get back to the pits. For fans it is a chance to see the teams up close.

STAGE AMBERS

AMBERS

AMBERS

GREEN

RED

FINISH LINE

INCREMENTAL TIMERS - 660FT

INCREMENTAL TIMERS - 330FT

SAND TRAP – In the event of a runaway vehicle, the sand trap and catch nets can bring it to a rest quickly, but safely. SHUT DOWN AREA – After leaving the braking area, racers will move to the side and wait for their teams to tow them back, though some vehicles can travel back under their own power.

BRAKING AREA

INCREMENTAL TIMERS - 1000FT

BRAKING AREA – The area where racers slow down their vehicle, sometimes with parachutes.

BURNOUT BOX – Cars and bikes warm their tyres here. Water is put down to allow tyres to break traction. Some vehicles will use a static burnout while others will roll forward.

PRE STAGE

SHUTDOWN AREA

ANDRA’s safety team examine each track to determine what racing distance can safely be run. The longest races are over the traditional “quarter mile” (402.3 metres), where speeds of Top Fuel dragsters can reach over 500kmh. Keeping the engine alive for the entire race is critical for quick times. There are also 1000 feet races (304.8 metres) and the brutal eighth mile races (201.1 metres) where any mistake will be quickly pounced upon. Like short course swimming, these races demand intensity and perfection, with no time to make up for it later.

INTERNAL TIMERS – Placed at 60 feet, 330 feet, 660 feet and 1000 feet, interval timers give racers important information about the acceleration of their vehicle.

RETURN ROAD

Teams will contest events on a variety of track lengths.

SANDTRAP

INCREMENTAL TIMERS - 60FT

STAGING BEAMS

BURNOUT BOX

CHRISTMAS TREE PRE STAGE – These lights warn racers that they are just a few centimetres away from the startline. STAGE – These lights indicate to racers they are on the starting line and ready to go. AMBERS – Once both racers are staged the ambers will come on. For Group One and Group Four categories it is all three in one flash.

For Group Two and Group Three it is in a sequence with 0.4 seconds between each and often races will be handicapped, meaning one side counts down before the other. GREEN – The green light comes on 0.4 seconds after the ambers flash and means the racer is free to go. RED – The red light comes on if a racer has foul started.


CALENDARO

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THE FOLLOWING CALENDER SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

8-9 JULY 2016 Nitro Up North, Hidden Valley Drag Strip 16-17 JULY 2016 Desert Nationals, Alice Springs Inland Dragway 3-4 DECEMBER 2016 Adelaide International Raceway 28-29 JANUARY 2017 Australian Nationals, Calder Park Raceway 1-2 APRIL 2017 ANDRA Championship Grand Final, Adelaide International Raceway


ROFEVENTS

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8-9 JULY 2016 - Nitro Up North, Hidden Valley Drag Strip 16-17 JULY 2016 - Desert Nationals, Alice Springs Inland Dragway 22-23 OCTOBER 2016 – Mildura Sunset Strip 19 NOVEMBER 2016 – Calder Park Raceway 3-4 DECEMBER 2016 – Adelaide International Raceway 21-22 JANUARY 2016 – South Coast Raceway, Portland 28-29 JANUARY 2017 – Australian Nationals, Calder Park Raceway 18-19 FEBRUARY 2017 – Swan Hill Dragway 25-26 FEBRUARY 2017 – Warwick Dragway 11-12 MARCH 2017 – Steel City Raceway, Whyalla 1-2 APRIL 2017 – ANDRA Championship Grand Final, Adelaide International Raceway


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NITROELIMINATOR For the first time in 2016/2017 at ANDRA championship events, Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel are combined into Nitro Eliminator running head to head. Nitro Eliminator is the only car category to use nitro as a fuel (hence the origins of the name), producing spectacular flames from the exhaust and upwards of 8000 horsepower from the eight litre motors. The performance does come at a cost, with engine explosions more frequent than any other form of motorsport. You can expect to see these cars cover the quarter mile in just over 4.5 seconds and reach speeds over 500kmh.

NATIONAL CHAMPION CORY MCCLENATHAN Since climbing behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster in 1991, Cory Mac has established himself as one of the best drivers the class has ever seen. The American NHRA star has amassed 28 victories in 50 final-round appearances, notching 400 career round wins, and competing in over 330 races. In 2015/2016, he became the first US driver to win the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Championship since Glenn Mikres in 1998. It also gave the iconic Rapisarda Autosport International team their second consecutive Top Fuel Championship following a title drought ended by Damien Harris in 2015. McClenathan won the title courtesy of a victory over four times champ Darren Morgan at the 2015 East Coast Nationals in Sydney.

PAST CHAMPIONS (Top Fuel) Cory McClenathan (2016), Damien Harris (2015), Phil Lamattina (2014, 2009), Darren Morgan (2013, 2012, 2011, 2005), Martin Stamatis (2010), Phil Read (2008, 2007, 2006), John Cowin (2004), Jim Read (2003, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992), Steve Read (2002, 2001), Darren Di Filippo (2000), Robin Kirby (1999), Glenn Mikres (1998, 1997), Graeme Cowin (1995), Romeo Capitanio (1991).

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TOPALCOHOL Top Alcohol is a category for methanol-fuelled dragsters, funny cars and altereds. Known for its close racing and nearly out of control passes, these drivers will travel a quarter mile in 5.4 seconds and top 400kmh. Drivers in this category are often tuners as well and must harness around 3500 horsepower from the supercharger-equipped V8s.


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Top Alcohol lets racers choose from several chassis types. Dragsters are longer and more stable, allowing them to put power down more easily. Funny cars are short and can be wild, but are allowed more supercharger overdrive and engine capacity, producing greater horsepower. The origins of the name “funny car� are mysterious, but believed to centre around a track announcer in the early days of drag racing describing the cars as funny looking. The name stuck. Finally there are altereds, with all the wild handling of funny cars but less aerodynamic support. These rarely seen beasts are among the favourites of hardcore drag racing fans.

NATIONAL CHAMPION JOHN CANNULI

John Cannuli has campaigned in the Top Alcohol ranks for several years becoming one of the dominant drivers in ANDRA Drag Racing as one of the worlds quickest Funny Car posting consistent low 5.4 second times wherever he races. After just missing out in 2015, Cannuli won his maiden ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Championship following a runner up in Darwin, a semi final in Sydney and victory at the prestigious Australian Nationals held at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne where he set a new Top Alcohol track record.

PAST CHAMPIONS (*First held 1991. Known as Pro Comp 1991-1992) John Cannuli (2016), Gary Phillips (2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991), Steven Ham (2014), Wayne Newby (2011, 2007, 2002), Ben Bray (2006), Steve Read (1993, 1994).


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TOP DOORSLAMMER Australia’s quickest racing sedans use methanol-fuelled and supercharged V8 motors to accelerate to 400kmh in 5.7 seconds. Big burnouts and wild runs are all part of the show for one of the most popular ANDRA Drag Racing Series categories. Bodies are based on production sedans, from 1950s American muscle cars to late model Holden Monaros but underneath is a full race chassis.


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The variety of Top Doorslammer is unparalleled, perhaps in all of motorsport. This single category contains body styles including Holden Monaros old and new, Ford Falcons, Chevys, Camaros, Studebakers, Willys, Pontiacs, Mustangs and even station wagons.

NATIONAL CHAMPION JOHN ZAPPIA John Zappia is regarded as one of the legends of drag racing in Australia. He pioneered the stereotype of Top Doorslammers – long, smoky burnouts followed by quick but not always straight runs. Zappia has practically always raced Monaros, though he has run a Funny Car in the past. Since his return to Top Doorslammer in the early 2000s, Zappia has been near unstoppable, taking out nine championships in a row – a record in ANDRA Drag Racing. As well as being a frequent winner, Zappia has also been on top with performances. He has been the first sedan into the seven, six and five second Zones and currently holds the national elapsed time record of 5.690 seconds though he has run even quicker.

PAST CHAMPIONS (*First held 1996) John Zappia (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), Gary Phillips (2007), Steve Stanic (2006), Ben Bray (2005, 2003), Peter Kapiris (2002), Victor Bray (2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996).


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PROSTOCK

Sleek and high tech, Pro Stock cars use 6.5 litre motors to pump out around 1000 horsepower – and all without any assistance from power adders. The racing is the tightest in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and races are often decided by thousandths of a second. Driver reaction time on the start line is critical, as are the many hours spent in the workshop developing engines to find any extra horsepower.


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After reaction times, gear shifts are the next most important skill for a driver. The driver must make four shifts in less than five seconds and each must be within 80-100rpm of the nominated shift point, else the motor risks dropping out of its peak horsepower area or worse, over revving and damaging the fragile internals.

NATIONAL CHAMPION NINO CAVALLO

A three time Super Stock Champion, Nino Cavallo claimed his first ever ANDRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Championship in 2015/2016. He has proven himself as one of the quickest and fastest Pro Stock drivers in the country matching the likes of Lee Bektash and the Tremayne brothers with low 6.9-second passes and showing the consistency to win major events. Cavallo defeated Aaron Tremayne in the 2016 Australian Nationals final to win at Calder Park Raceway in front of his home crowd and ultimately finish first in the Championship chase for the first time at the Group One level.

PAST CHAMPIONS Nino Cavallo (2016), Lee Bektash (2015), Aaron Tremayne (2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), Jason Grima (2013), Michael Ali (2012), Jon Andriopoulos (2007, 2003), David Rogan (2006, 2005), Tony Wedlock (2004), Peter Ridgeway (2002, 2001, 2000, 1995), Craig Hasted (1999), Rob Tucker (1998), Joe Polito (1997, 1996), Bruce Leake (1994), Hans Van Dyk (1993, 1992), Chris Mills (1991).


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TOPFUEL

MOTOR C YCLE The fastest accelerating motorcycles on the planet find a home in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series. Like mad scientists, the riders use any means possible to make their machines faster including nitro fuel, superchargers, turbochargers and nitrous oxide. Riders will reach 350kmh in 6.5 seconds and then comes the challenge of trying to stop!


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Riding style varies in Top Fuel Motorcycle and many riders seem quite animated in their movement. With the front wheel often being carried in the air, the only way to steer the motorcycle is through a shift in body weight.

NATIONAL CHAMPION CHRIS PORTER After years of dominance from Chris Matheson, Chris Porter stepped up to the plate in 2013 and claimed his first Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship. In 2015/2016 he knocked Mark Drew off the top to secure his second Championship with victory over Chris Matheson in the semi final of the ANDRA Championship Grand Final in Adelaide. His nitro-fuelled Harley has proved a difficult beast to tame at times but the man in the skeleton leathers has battled back from engine detonations in the two years since his last title to reach the pinnacle once again.

PAST CHAMPIONS Chris Porter (2016, 2013), Mark Drew (2015, 2014), Chris Matheson (2012, 2011, 2010), Athol Williams (2009), Troy McLean (2008), Jay Upton (2007, 2006, 2004), Ian Ashelford (2003, 2002, 2001), Jeff Smith (2000, 1998), Craig McPhee (1999), Bruce Barnett (1997), Gavin Spann (1996), Peter Allen (1995, 1991), Bill Curry (1994, 1993, 1992).


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PROSTOCK

M O T O R C Y C L E Where Top Fuel Motorcycle is all noise and fire, Pro Stock Motorcycle is all about finesse. With bodies based on production motorcycles, the Suzukis, Kawasakis and v-twins of this category are tuned precisely. Like their Pro Stock car cousins, Pro Stock Motorcycles are naturally aspirated and are kept on a knife edge. Too much power off the line can see them shake the tyre or take a rider out to the wall, while too little will see them bog and watch an opponent run away. Reaction times and getting four or five gear shifts done in five seconds are critical for success.

NATIONAL CHAMPION COREY BUTTIGIEG It’s fair to say motorcycles are in Corey Buttigieg’s DNA. He is an Australian land speed record holder and he is the owner of the worlds fastest land speed Harley Davidson bagger under 2000cc. Buttigieg began riding motocross in his teams before turning to drag racing and finding success in both Modified Bike and Competition Bike where he won a National Championship in 2013. He continued that success by winning the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship rubber-stamping the crown with a win in the final of the Australian Nationals. That victory was punctuated by a wild slide through the braking area when the rear tyre blew off in the semi final, however he managed to keep the bike upright and come away unscathed.

PAST CHAMPIONS Corey Buttigieg (2016), Maurice Allen (2015, 2011), Luke Crowley (2014, 2013), Locky Ireland (2012), Andrew Badcock (2010), Michael Gilbertson (2009, 2005), Peter Cochrane (2008), Dion Prowse (2007), Daniel Peatey (2006, 2004), Sam Scerri (2003, 2001, 2000), Nevil Langley (2002), Jason Lee (1999), Les Donnon (1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992), Ray Easson (1993), Phil Howard (1991).

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Dragsters, funny cars, altered and sedans in naturally aspirated, supercharged, turbocharged and nitrous configurations come together to race in Competition. This category uses national recordbased handicapping.

It’s all about sedans in Super Stock where motors are designed with the finesse of Pro Stock but in a sportsman category. While mostly naturally aspirated V8s, some classes take advantage of rotary or six cylinder combinations. This category uses national record-based handicapping.

Rotaries, four cylinder and six cylinder combinations, frequently turbocharged, form the basis of Super Compact. This category is well known for its wild runs and uses national record-based handicapping. Champion: Matt LIsle

Champion: Craig Geddes

Entry level dragsters and altered compete in Modified and produce some of the tightest racing of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. While naturally aspirated V8s are the most common engine type, Modified has been home to unique vehicles such as motorcycle enginepowered dragsters. This category uses dial-in handicapping. Champion: Matt Forbes

Champion: Kim Fardella

Super Sedan is a car lovers dream bringing together everything from street legal road cars and turbocharged track monsters to modern marvels and nostalgic throwbacks. Consistency and reaction times are all important. This category uses dial-in handicapping.

You can ride off the street and on to the track in theory in Modified Bike, matching up against race bikes. However the handicapping system ensures it is all even and the wellpracticed street bike riders are often champions. This category uses dial-in handicapping.

Champion: Johnny Kapiris Champion: Bryan Finn


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The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is a national, points based competition open to all permanent ANDRA Licence holders for participants in Groups Two, Three and Four. Referred to as Sportsman Classes.

From street bikes to purpose built supercharged four cylinders, Competition Bike is a melting pot of motorcycles. There is always a duel between the long, wheelie bar equipped race bikes and the wheelstanding streeters. This category uses national record-based handicapping.

Loud and fast is the best way to describe Supercharged Outlaws. Dragsters, funny cars, altereds and sedans using supercharged V8s duke it out with big burnouts and a power to noise ratio that can’t be beaten. This category uses dial-in handicapping.

Top Sportsman boasts some of the fastest sedans in the country running between 5.80 and 8.49 seconds. This bracket features everything from ex-Pro Stock cars, big block nitrous vehicles, turbocharged and supercharged beasts. This category uses dial-in handicapping.

Champion: Paul Pires

Champion: Adam Murrihy

Champion: Jason Stares

As the name suggests, Super Street features cars that are representations of street-going machines and in many cases see frequent road use. That doesn’t make them any less competitive and with no assistance allowed from delay box or throttle stop mechanisms, it all comes down to the driver. This category uses dial-in handicapping. Champion: Kylie Tanner

From eight years old, kids are allowed to go racing in half scale, single cylinder dragsters. While performances are limited in these stages, by the time the drivers are 16 they can go as quick as 7.90sec for the eighth mile distance, quicker than V8 Commodores or Falcons. This category uses dial-in handicapping.

As the only fixed index category in Australia, Super Gas sees sedans racing to be as close to 9.90sec as possible without going under. Racers often employ throttle stops to get this done, which see a vehicle slow down after launching and then charging to the finish line.

Champion: Michael Naylor

Champion: Darryl Spencer


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CLASSABBREVIATIONS SUPER GAS S/G Super Gas is reserved for full-body cars using a common fixed index. At ANDRA Championship events the index is fixed at 9.90 seconds, but remains optional at other times. Heads up, pro starts are used. JUNIOR DRAGSTER/ FUNNY CAR ELIMINATOR

Junior Dragster/ Funny Car Eliminator was created by ANDRA for competitors between the ages of eight and sixteen inclusive, racing half scale dragsters, replicas of the sport’s fastest cars. The dial your own handicap are limited to competition over 1/8 mile. Three categories/performance levels are provided; A/JD/FC - For drivers between the ages of 13 and 16 years, limited to ET no quicker than 7.90 seconds and Top Speed no faster than 89.99 mph (136 kph). B/JD/FC - For drivers between the ages of 11 and 16 years, limited to ET no quicker than 8.50 seconds and Top Speed no faster than 80 mph (128 kph) C/JD/FC - For drivers between the ages of 8 and 10 years inclusive, limited to ET no quicker than 11.90 seconds (1/8 mile).

MODIFIED BIKE /MB

Modified Bike is the bracket racing or “dial your own” handicap equivalent of Competition Bike, covering classes from supercharged competition only bikes to street ridden machines with little or no entry level for motorcycle competitors. /MB

4-cylinder Triple cylinder Twin cylinder

A & AA 1061cc & over 1101cc & over 1201cc & over B & BB 801cc to 1060cc 901cc to 1100cc 1001cc to 1200cc C & CC 641cc to 800cc 721cc to 900cc 801cc to 1000 cc D & DD Up to 640 cc Up to 720 cc Up to 800 cc

SUPER STREET SS/T

Super Street is open to sedans nominating to run between 10.00 (or equivalent) and 12.999 (or equivalent) at ANDRA Championship level. Competitors running quicker than 10.00 (1/4 mile) / 7.00 position unless a suitable qualifying time is achieved.

SUPER SEDAN SS/

Super Sedan caters for a wide range of sedan based vehicles running in Group Three, using the dial your own handicap system. Four Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles retaining original engine and drive using tyres fit for purpose on all axles. SS/A - Unsupercharged sedans with engines of 8 or more cylinders. SS/B - Unsupercharged 6 cylinder or rotary powered sedans. SS/C- Unsupercharged 4 cylinder sedans. SS/AA - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous sedans with engines of 8 or more cylinders SS/BB - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 6 cylinder or rotary powered sedans. SS/CC - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 4 cylinder sedans.

HOT ROD /HR

Hot Rod provides four classes for these vehicles running in Modified Eliminator using the dial your own handicap system. Vehicles must have operational tail and headlights, radiator and must be fitted with a windscreen maintaining a minimum height of 125mm (5”) measured vertically. For the purposes of ANDRA class designation and Log Book issue, Technical Inspections will be required and drivers will require a minimum ANDRA Super Street Licence. Replica Production Automotive type sedans, coupes, panel vans, utilities and derivatives, deemed as Hot Rods, must have been originally produced in 1948 or earlier and are not permitted to have centre steer A/HR - Unsupercharged street hot rods with engines of 8 or more cylinders. B/HR - Unsupercharged 6 cylinder, 4 cylinder or rotary powered street hot rods. AA/HR - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous street hot rods with engines of 8 or more cylinders. BB/HR - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 6 cylinder, 4 cylinder or rotary powered street hot rods.

MODIFIED DRAGSTER /MD Modified Dragster provides six classes for these vehicles running in Group Three, using the dial your own handicap system. A/MD - Unsupercharged dragsters with engines of 8 or more cylinders B/MD - Unsupercharged dragsters using 6 cylinder or rotary engines. C/MD - Unsupercharged dragsters using 4 Cylinder engines. AA/MD - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous dragsters with engines of 8 or more cylinders BB/MD - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 6 cylinder or rotary powered dragsters CC/MD - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 4 cylinder dragsters

MODIFIED ALTERED /MA

Modified Altered provides six classes for these vehicles, including Funny Cars running in Group Three, using the dial your own handicap system. Altered type vehicles are required to be centre steer. Automotive type sedans, coupes, roadsters, panel vans, utilities and derivatives, deemed as Altered, must have originally been produced in 1948 or earlier. A/MA - Unsupercharged altereds with engines of 8 or more cylinders. B/MA - Unsupercharged altereds using 6 cylinder or rotary engines. C/MA - Unsupercharged altereds using 4 cylinder engines. AA/MA - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous altereds with engines of 8 or more cylinders.

BB/MA - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 6 cylinder or rotary powered altereds CC/MA - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 4 cylinder altereds.

MODIFIED ROADSTER /MR

Modified Roadster provides four classes for these vehicles running in Group Three, using the dial your own handicap system. Roadster type vehicles are not restricted by steering location; centre, left or right hand permitted. Replica Production Automotive type sedans, coupes and utilities and derivatives, deemed as Roadsters, may have bodies produced in any year. Sedans, coupes and vans with cut out roof are prohibited. Roadster body styles may enclose the driver’s compartment where driver access is not restricted. With the exception of 1948 and earlier style bodies, no external panels such as bonnet or fenders may be removed. A/MR - Unsupercharged engines of 8 or more cylinders. B/MR - Unsupercharged using 6 cylinder or rotary engines. AA/MR - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous engines of 8 or more cylinders. BB/MR - Supercharged/turbocharged/nitrous 6 cylinder or rotary engine

SUPERCHARGED OUTLAWS SC/ Supercharged Outlaws combines two classes for dragsters/altereds/funny cars, and sedans meeting relevant Group Three regulations and using V8 engines with Rootes or Screw type superchargers. SC/O (dragster, funny car, altered) SC/S (sedans)

STREET BIKE /SB

The Street Bike classes cater for naturally aspirated production touring machines as supplied by the manufacturer, modified to the limits described in the class regulations. Treaded street tyres must be used. /SB

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Triple cylinder

Twin cylinder

1061 cc and over 1101 cc and over 1201 cc and over 801cc to 1060cc 901cc to 1100cc 1001cc to 1200cc 641 cc to 800 cc 721 cc to 900 cc 801 cc to 1000 cc Up to 640 cc Up to 720 cc Up to 800 cc

ALTERED BIKE /AB The Altered Bike classes cater for highly modified production motorcycles as supplied by the manufacturer, modified to the limits described in the class regulations. Supercharging is permitted in some classes. A/AB - 160.54 kg/litre (5.80 lbs/cub) or more. B/AB - 188.22 kg/litre (6.80 lbs/cub) or more. C/AB - 215.90 kg/litre (7.80 lbs/cub) or more. D/AB - 243.58 kg/litre (8.80 lbs/cub) or more.


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AA/AB - 199.30 kg/litre (7.20 lbs/cub) or more turbocharged / supercharged,171.62 kg/litre (6.20 lbs/ cub) or more nitrous oxide. BB/AB - 226.98 kg/litre (8.20 lbs/cub) or more turbocharged / supercharged, 199.30 kg/litre (7.20 lbs/cub) or more nitrous oxide. CC/AB - 254.66 kg/litre (9.20 lbs/cub) or more turbocharged / supercharged, 226.98 kg/litre (8.20 lbs/cub) or more nitrous oxide. DD/AB - 282.34 kg/litre (10.20 lbs/cub) or more turbocharged / supercharged, 254.66 kg/litre (9.20 lbs/cub) or more nitrous oxide.

SUPER TWIN BIKE ST/B

All machines must bear full street equipment including lights, instruments, mudguards, wiring harness, etc. Aftermarket headlight, taillight and instruments permitted. Indicators and mirrors may be frame used mandatory. All Rider & Safety Regulations applicable to ‘Street Bike’ Eliminator must be complied with as a minimum.

COMPETITION BIKE /CB Competition Bike classes accommodate purpose built drag racing motorcycles with fully fabricated frames and highly modified motorcycle engines. Supercharging is permitted in some classes. AA/CB & AA/CBI - 199.30 kg/litre (7.20 lbs/cub) or more supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. BB/CB & BB/CBI - 226.98 kg/litre (8.20 lbs/cub) or more supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. CC/CB & CC/CBI - 254.66 kg/litre (9.20 lbs/cub) or more supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. DD/CB & DD/CBI - 319.7 kg/litre (11.55 lbs/cub) or more supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. PP/CB & PP/CBI - 152.24 kg/litre (5.50 lbs/cub) or more. Pushrod engines of motorcycle origin, supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. VV/CB - 215.90 kg/litre (7.80 lbs/cub) or more permitting supercharged / turbocharged /nitrous oxide. Only factory cylinder heads, factory engine case, the use of aftermarket Harley Davidson EFI, V-Rod aftermarket EFI. A/CB - 188.22 kg/litre (6.80 lbs/cub) or more. B/CB - 215.9 kg/litre (7.80 lbs/cub) or more. C/CB - 243.58 kg/litre (8.80 lbs/cub) or more. D/CB - 304.48 kg/litre (11.00 lbs/cub) or more. P/CB - 143.94 kg/litre (5.20 lbs/cub) or more. Pushrod engines of motorcycle origin, non-supercharged. V/CB - 207.60 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more permitting only factory cylinder heads, factory engine case, the use of aftermarket Harley Davidson EFI, V-Rod aftermarket EFI.

NB/T - 157.77 kg/litre (5.70 lbs/cub) or more. Reserved for Nitromethane fuelled - carburetted engines only. Must be pushrod engine 45 degree v-twin, 122 cubic inch maximum displacement.

F/MP & F/MPA - 262.96 kg/litre (9.50 lbs/cub) or more. Restricted to FWD vehicles that have been converted to RWD (must have originally been a FWD vehicle), generally not available for retail sale in Australia.

MODIFIED SEDAN /MS Cars in Modified Sedan are street appearing production cars available to the general public, maintaining the appearance of a highly modified street car. Only vehicles originally fitted with an assembly line fitted V8 engine are eligible to compete in this class. Other than H/MS & H/MSA V8 engines with a single carburettor and a flat tappet camshaft must be used. Liberal rear suspension modifications are permitted, within the limits provided by the regulations. Proposed body dimensions for a vehicle competing in this bracket, along with standard dimensions for that model must be forwarded to the ANDRA Office by the competitor, before competing.

I/MP & I/MPA - 290.63 kg/litre (10.50 lbs/cub) or more. Restricted to FWD vehicles that have been converted to RWD (must have originally been a FWD vehicle), generally not available for retail sale in Australia.

A/MS & A/MSA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more, minimum weight 1451.5kg (3200 lbs) B/MS & B/MSA - 260.19 kg/litre (9.40 lbs/cube) or more, minimum weight 1318kg (2900 lbs) C/MS & C/MSA - 314.17 kg/litre (11.35 lbs/cube) or more, minimum weight 1318kg (2900 lbs) H/MS & H/MSA - 260.19 kg/litre (9.40 lbs/cube) or more, minimum weight 1406kg (3100 lbs) Restricted to VT to VE Holden Commodores or derivatives.

MODIFIED PRODUCTION /MP

Cars in Modified Production are street appearing production cars available to the general public, similar to Production vehicles but using highly modified naturally aspirated V6 or V8 engines. Liberal dimensions for that model must be forwarded to the ANDRA Office by the competitor, before competing. A/MP & A/MPA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more, Restricted to RWD or Post 1986 FWD vehicles, generally available for retail sale in Australia B/MP & B/MPA - 235.28 kg/litre (8.50 lbs/cube) or more. Restricted to RWD or Post 1986 FWD vehicles, generally available for retail sale in Australia. C/MP & C/MPA - 262.96 kg/litre (9.50 lbs/cube) or more. Restricted to RWD or Post 1986 FWD vehicles, generally available for retail sale in Australia H/MP & H/MPA - 290.63 kg/litre (10.50 lbs/cub) or more. Restricted to RWD or Post 1986 FWD vehicles, generally available for retail sale in Australia D/MP & D/MPA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cub) or more. Restricted to FWD vehicles that have been converted to RWD (must have originally been a FWD vehicle), generally not available for retail sale in Australia. E/MP & E/MPA - 235.38 kg/litre (8.50 lbs/cub) or more. Restricted to FWD vehicles that have been converted to RWD (must have originally been a FWD vehicle), generally not available for retail sale in Australia.

GAS /G Cars in Gas are based on stock appearing production cars with almost unlimited chassis modifications including the option for engine setback in some classes. The production body shell must be are permitted. Unlimited engine modifications are permitted in most cases, with supercharging or turbocharging allowed in some Gas classes. A/G & A/GA - 149.47 kg/litre (5.40 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged, V8 only. B/G & B/GA - 179.92 kg/litre (6.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged, V8 only. C/G & C/GA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged, V8 only. D/G & D/GA - 235.28 kg/litre (8.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged, V8 or 6 cyl only. DD/G & DD/GA - 340.46 kg/litre two valve (12.30 lbs/ cube) or more supercharged/ turbocharged or nitrous two valve engines or 365.37 kg/litre more than two valves (13.20 lbs/cube) where more than two valves per cylinder are used. Restricted to 6 cyl or less. RR/G & RR/GA - 340.46 kg/litre (12.30 lbs/cube) or more turbocharged rotary engines only. E/G & E/GA - 262.96 kg/litre (9.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged, V8 only. F/G & F/GA - 292.02 kg/litre (10.55 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. Restricted to V8 or V6 engines fitted with single four barrel carburettor, and non-tunnel ram inlet manifold. G/GA - 179.92 kg/litre (6.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. Restricted to V8 engines using iron cylinder blocks with a maximum capacity of 410 cubic inches. Minimum weight 997.9kg (2200 pounds) including driver. Mass produced factory (OEM) wedge type cast iron or listed aftermarket wedge type cast iron cylinder heads with standard port configuration and valve angle. (“configuration” includes valve stem angle and port arrangement). Cleveland cylinder heads permitted on Ford engines. Refer Class Regulations. AA/G & AA/GA - 166.08 kg/litre (6.00 lbs/cube) or more supercharged/turbocharged or nitrous. BB/G & BB/GA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more supercharged/turbocharged or nitrous. CC/G & CC/GA - 249.12 kg/litre (9.00 lbs/cube) or more supercharged /turbocharged or nitrous.


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CLASSABBREVIATIONS ALTERED PRODUCTION /AP Altered Production accommodates full chassis cars using replica bodies based on production sedans, coupes and closed sports cars, modified within the class regulations. Unlimited engine supercharging allowed in some classes. Lengthened wheelbases and engine relocation are permitted. RR/API - 340.46 kg/litre (12.3 lbs/cube) with a turbocharged EFI twin rotor engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217. RRR/API - 242.20 kg/litre (8.75 lbs/cube) with a turbocharged EFI triple rotor engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217. DD/API - 346.00 kg/litre (12.5 lbs/cube) with a turbocharging / centrifugal supercharging 4, 5 or 6 cylinder EFI engine between 2.50 and 3.50 litres capacity using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40 psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217. A/AP & A/APA - 124.9 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more, unsupercharged, 2600lbs maximum weight. B/AP & B/APA - 166.1 kg/litre (6.0 lbs/cube) or more, unsupercharged, 2600lbs maximum weight. C/AP & C/APA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.5 lbs/cube) or more, unsupercharged, 2600lbs maximum weight. AA/AP & AA/APA - 134.25 kg/litre (4.85 lbs/cube) or more for sedans and coupes, and all sports cars, maximum of three valves and one spark plug per cylinder using mechanically supercharged/ turbocharged V8 engines. AA/APN & AA/APAN - Nitrous oxide V8 engines. No Maximum engine capacity. Minimum weight 2400 lbs. (1088.6 kg). No weight break. AA/API & AA/APIA - 179.92 kg/litre (6.50lbs/cube) turbocharging / centrifugal supercharging pushrod EFI V8 engines, maximum of two valves & one spark plug per cylinder using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217 Aluminium or iron blocks permitted. BB/AP & BB/APA - 207.6 kg/litre (7.50 lbs/cube) or more, supercharged/ turbocharged, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. BB/APN & BB/APAN - Nitrous oxide V8 engines. Maximum capacity 650 cubic inches. Minimum weight 2400 lbs. (1088.6 kg). No weight break.

BB/API & BB/APIA - 235.28 kg/litre (8.5 lbs/cube) turbocharging / centrifugal supercharging using 4 valve per cylinder EFI V8 engines, limited to capacity between 4.00 and 5.50 litres using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217, Aluminium or iron blocks permitted. RR/API & RR/APIA - 340.46 kg/litre (12.3 lbs/cube) with a turbocharged EFI twin rotor engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217. RRR/API RRR/APIA - 242.20 kg/litre (8.75 lbs/cube) with a turbocharged EFI triple rotor engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217. DD/API & DD/APIA - 346.00 kg/litre (12.5 lbs/cube) with a turbocharging / centrifugal supercharging 4, 5 or 6 cylinder EFI engine between 2.50 and 3.50 litres capacity using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40 psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217.

TOP SPORTSMAN TS/

Top Sportsman combines two classes for sedans meeting relevant Group Three regulations using any engine combination with or without any type of power adders. TS/A: Normally aspirated engines TS/AA: Engines with power adders

ALTERED /A

Derived from altered wheelbase hot rods of the fifties, Altered caters for cars radically modified for drag racing, with altered replicas of production automotive bodies produced in 1948 or earlier. Unlimited engine modifications are permitted in most cases, with supercharging allowed in some Altered classes. Chassis and drivetrain may be modified or relocated within class requirements. AA/A & AA/AA -107.95 kg/litre (3.90 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using hemi or non water jacketed cylinder heads, maximum of three valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted. 99.65 kg/litre (3.60 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using cast water jacketed canted valve or true wedge cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted.

BB/A & BB/AA - 134.25 kg/litre (4.85 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using hemi or non-water jacket cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Iron blocks only. 125.94 kg/litre (4.55 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using cast water jacketed canted valve or true wedge cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Iron blocks only. CC/AA - 134.25 kg / litre (4.85 lbs per / cube) or more, for V8 engines using iron blocks with capacity limit of 366 cubic inches. Cast water jacketed true wedge or canted valve cylinder heads only, aluminium castings are optional. Mechanical supercharging only, limited to maximum of 8-71 GM with standard rotor length, diameter and helix. Refer Class Regulations. EE/A & EE/AA - 166.07 kg/litre (6.0 lbs/cube) or more supercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 6 or V8 cylinder engines using cast iron or cast aluminium cylinder blocks with a maximum capacity of 285 cubic inches. No billet engine blocks. Factory or aftermarket cast aluminium or cast iron cylinder heads only. No billet cylinder heads. Turbocharged engines using EFI must use ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s limited to maximum 40 psi (2.7 bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor and ECU (Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217). Minimum weight 545.45 kg (1200 pounds) including driver. FF/A, FF/AA - 276.79 kg/litre (10.0 lbs/cube) or more supercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 4 cylinder engines only. Motorcycle engines allowed but must have integral gearbox. Turbocharged engines using EFI must use ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s limited to maximum 40 psi (2.7 bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor and ECU (Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217). Minimum weight including driver; 408 kg (900 pounds) for motorcycle engines, or 453kg (1000 pounds) for automobile engines. RR/AI , RR/AIA - 259.49 kg/litre (9.375 lbs/cube) or more for an EFI two rotor, turbocharged engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217 RRR/AI , RRR/AIA - 179.92 kg/litre (6.5 lbs/cube) or more for an EFI triple rotor, turbocharged engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to maximum 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one nonadjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217 A/A & A/AA - 94.11 kg/litre (3.40 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. Aluminium blocks permitted.


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B/A & B/AA - 124.6 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. C/AA - 124.56 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. Restricted to V8 engines using iron blocks with a maximum capacity of 410 cubic inches. Minimum weight 725.7kg (1600 pounds) including driver. Mass produced factory or listed aftermarket wedge type cast iron cylinder heads with standard port configuration and valve angle. (“configuration” includes valve stem angle and port arrangement). Cleveland cylinder heads permitted on Ford engines. Refer Class Regulations. E/A & E/AA - 138.39 kg/litre (5.0 lbs/cube) or more for unsupercharged using carburation, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 6 or V8 cylinder engines using cast iron or cast aluminium blocks with a maximum capacity of 285 cubic inches. No billet engine blocks. Factory or aftermarket cast aluminium or cast iron cylinder heads only. No billet cylinder heads. Minimum weight 453.5 kg (1000 pounds) including driver. F/A, F/AA - 152.23 kg/litre (5.5lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to four cylinder automobile engines only. No Motorcycle engines allowed. Minimum weight including driver 453kg (1000 pounds).

FUNNY CAR /FC

AA/FC 110.72 kg/litre (4.00 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using hemi or non water jacketed cylinder heads, maximum of three valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted. 102.42 kg/litre (3.70 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using cast water jacketed canted valve or true wedge cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted. BB/FC & BB/FCA - 142.55 kg/litre (5.15 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using hemi or non water jacketed cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Iron blocks only. 134.25 kg/litre (4.85 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using cast water jacketed canted valve or true wedge cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Iron blocks only. Class and safety regulations applicable to Altered vehicles apply to vehicles racing in the funny car section, with the following additions and exceptions.

DRAGSTER /D

Dragsters are the epitome of “all-out” vehicles built exclusively for drag racing. They are unique to, and symbolic of the sport. AA/D - 121.79 kg/litre (4.40 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using hemi or non water jacket cylinder heads, maximum of three valves and one spark plug

per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted. 113.49 kg/litre (4.10 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using cast water jacketed canted valve or true wedge cylinder heads, maximum of two valves and one spark plug per cylinder. Mechanical supercharging/ turbocharging or nitrous oxide injection permitted. Aluminium blocks permitted. BB/D & BB/DA - Two weightbreaks, as per AA/D except iron blocks must be used. CC/DA - 124.56 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more, for V8 engines using iron blocks with capacity limit of 366 cubic inches. Cast in water jacket true wedge or canted valve cylinder heads only, aluminium castings are optional. Mechanical supercharging only, limited to maximum of 8/71 GM style with standard rotor length, diameter and helix. Refer Class Requirements. EE/D & EE/DA - 166.07 kg/litre (6.0 lbs/cube) or more supercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 6 or V8 engines using cast iron or cast aluminium blocks with a maximum capacity of 285 cubic inches. No billet engine blocks. Factory or aftermarket cast aluminium or cast iron cylinder heads only. No billet cylinder heads. Turbocharged engines using EFI must use ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s limited to maximum 40 psi (2.7 bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor and ECU (Refer “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217).Minimum weight 545.45 kg (1200 pounds) including driver. FF/D, FF/DA - 276.79 kg/litre (10.0 lbs/cube) or more supercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 4 cylinder engines only. Motorcycle engines allowed but must have integral gearbox. Turbocharged engines using EFI must use ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s limited to maximum 40 psi (2.7 bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor and ECU (Refer General Regulations “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217). Minimum weight including driver; 408 kg (900 pounds) for motorcycle engines, or 453kg (1000pounds) for automobile engines. RR/DI & RR/DIA - 477.48 kg/litre (8.625 lbs/cube) or more for an EFI two rotor, turbocharged engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restrictions in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217

B/D & B/DA - 124.56 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. C/DA - 124.56 kg/litre (4.50 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged. Restricted to V8 engines using iron blocks with maximum capacity of 410 cubic inches. Minimum weight 725.7kg (1600 lbs) including driver, Mass produced factory or listed aftermarket wedge type cast iron cylinder heads with standard port configuration and valve angle. (“configuration” includes valve stem angle and port arrangement). Cleveland cylinder heads permitted on Ford engines. Refer Class Requirements. E/D & E/DA - 138.39 kg/litre (5.0 lbs/cube) or more for unsupercharged using carburation, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 6 or V8 engines using cast iron or cast aluminium blocks with a maximum capacity of 285 cubic inches. No billet engine blocks. Factory or aftermarket cast aluminium or cast iron cylinder heads only. No billet cylinder heads. Minimum weight 453.5 kg (1000 pounds) including driver. F/D, F/DA - 138.39 kg/litre (5.0lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged using carburetion, mechanical or electronic fuel injection. Restricted to 4 cylinder automobile engines only. No including driver 453kg (1000 pounds).

SUPER COMPACT /SC

Designed for purpose-built, Pro Stock style sedans/ coupes or derivatives with minimal rules restrictions.

AA/SC BB/SC CC/SC

6 cylinder Triple Rotor Twin Rotor / 4 cylinder

2400lbs minimum 2200lbs minimum 2100lbs minimum

SPORT MOD /SM Designed for cars which are limited to “back half” and 3/4 chassis modifications. AWD vehicles are permitted and may utilise a full chassis. AA/SM - 6 cylinder (4.0 litre max) 2400lbs minimum (restricted to two wheel drive) BB/SM - Triple Rotor 2200lbs minimum (restricted to two wheel drive) CC/SM - 4 cylinder 2200lbs minimum (restricted to two wheel drive) DD/SM - 6 cylinder (4.0 litre max) 2800lbs minimum (restricted to all wheel drive) EE/SM - 4 cylinder 2400lbs minimum (restricted to all wheel drive)

RRR/DI & RRR/DIA - 179.92 kg/litre (6.5 lbs/cube) or more for an EFI triple rotor, turbocharged engine using ANDRA approved ECU software and boost limiting valve/s. Limited to maximum 40psi (2.7bar) boost. Limited to one non-adjustable MAP sensor with no restriction in line between MAP sensor & ECU. Refer “4.8.1 ECU Software” on page 217.

RR/SM - Twin Rotor 2200lbs minimum (restricted to two wheel drive)

A/D & A/DA - 101.03 kg/litre (3.65 lbs/cube) or more unsupercharged.

AA/OM 6 cylinder (4.0 litre max) CC/OM 4 cylinder RR/OM Twin Rotor RRR/OM Triple Rotor

OZ MOD /OM

Oz Mod is intended for street appearing production cars using standard chassis with limited rear tyre size. Engine swaps and power adders are permitted.

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CLASSABBREVIATIONS PRO STOCK PRO Pro Stock is the highest development of naturally aspirated, street appearing, four seat sedans or coupes. Cars must use naturally aspirated V8 engines fitted with carburettors only. camshaft, pushrod, small block V8, using OEM bore spacing. Minimum weight 1043.05kg (2300 lbs), race ready, including driver. PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE PSM Pro Stock Motorcycles represent the highest development of naturally aspirated, street appearing motorcycles.

TOP ALCOHOL TA/

Top Alcohol combines supercharged methanol or ethanol fuelled vehicles from the dragster, funny car and altered classes, running heads-up. TA/FC - Minimum weight, 1020.9kg (2250 lbs) including driver 110.72 kg/litre (4.00 lbs/cube) or more TA/D - Minimum weight, 771.1kg (1700 lbs) including driver 121.8 kg/litre (4.40 lbs/cube) or more TA/A - Minimum weight, 771.1kg (1700 lbs) including driver 107.95 kg/litre (3.90 lbs/cube) or more

Suzuki 168.9 kg/litre (6.1 lbs/cube) or more for two valve, 166.08 kg/litre (6.0 lbs/cube) or more for four valve, EFI or Carburettor permitted. Kawasaki 163.31 kg/litre (5.9 lbs/cube) or more for two valve, 166.08 kg/litre (6.0 lbs/cube) or more for four valve, EFI or Carburettor permitted. Harley Davidson or Buell Cast Engine Push rod 45 or 60 degree V-Twin engine with a maximum capacity of 160 cub. inches, EFI or Carburettor permitted, 565lbs minimum weight. Billet Engine Push rod 45 or 60 degree V-twin engine with a maximum capacity of 160 cub. inches, EFI only permitted, 630lbs minimum weight.

TOP DOORSLAMMER T/D

Top Doorslammers are the ultimate drag racing sedans, using replicas of production sedans and coupes with full racing chassis and large capacity supercharged V8 engines using are strictly prohibited. At events where a Top Doorslammer bracket is not posted, these vehicles will be eligible for Competition Eliminator, using their respective ANDRA National Class Index. Minimum weight Screw Superchargers, 1224.7kg (2700 lbs) including driver 145.3 kg/litre (5.25 lbs/ cube) or more Minimum weight Rootes Superchargers, 1156.6kg (2550 lbs) including driver 137.3 kg/litre (4.96 lbs/ cube) or more

FUNNY CAR TOP FUEL MOTORCYCLE TFM/

Top Fuel Motorcycles are the ultimate racing motorcycles. The class accommodates purpose built drag racing motorcycles with fully fabricated frames and highly modified engines. permitted. TFM/M Multi Cylinder Engines

F/C - Class of competition for funny cars using a minimum of 80% nitro methane. Reserved for nitro-methane fuelled Funny Cars. Minimum weight 816.5kg (1800 lbs), without driver. N/FC - Reserved for nitro-methane fuelled Outlaw Funny Cars. Minimum weight 1021kg (2250 lbs), with driver.

TFM/T Twin Cylinder Engines

TOP FUEL T/F

One class of competition for nitro methane burning, supercharged dragsters.


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ANDRA MEMBER TRACKS Sydney Dragway

NSW

Palmyra Dragway

QLD

Hidden Valley

NT

Dragway Tasmania

TAS

Benaraby

QLD

Alice Springs

NT

Calder Park

VIC

AIR

SA

Mount ISA

QLD

Steel City

SA

Sunset Strip

VIC

Warwick

QLD

Stanthorpe

QLD

Portland

VIC

Roma

QLD

Barcaldine

QLD

Glenn Innes

NSW

Charters Towers

QLD

Casino

NSW

Casterton Dubbo

VIC NSW

Riverland

SA

Swan Hill

VIC

Gippsland

VIC

Tallem Bend

SA

Ballarat

VIC

Warnambool

VIC

Winton

QLD

Wide Bay

QLD

Wodonga

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CHAMPIONSHIP

VENUES SYDNEY DRAGWAY - NSW

Sydney Dragway is a world-class drag strip, on par with anything in operation anywhere overseas and is built to strict NHRA specifications. Spectators are accommodated on high mounds on both sides of the track, in a stadium format. Prescribed safety regulations define distances between the racing surface and the height and position of safety barriers, so there is a gap of 50 ft. [15 metres] between the racing surface and spectators at the start line, with the spectator areas angling back at 3 degrees to half-track distance, and then running parallel to the finish line. This has created a sporting stadium with unparalleled viewing opportunities. The pit area is located on the northwestern side of the track,

behind the start line. It caters for up to 500 competitors and their tender vehicles and trailers. It is enhanced with a grid of asphalt roads and turfed areas in what is the current unsealed area off the end of the asphalt, and is enhanced with a 50m x 20m permanent marquee for trade areas. Officials based in the three-storey control tower, behind the start line, oversee the racing. Vehicles are organised in seven staging lanes behind this tower, and access the racing surface through tunnels beneath the tower. The tower houses the meeting director, timing staff, announcers, media and six corporate hospitality suites as well as daily staff offices, including sales, management, financial and secretarial activities. WWW.SYDNEYDRAGWAY.COM.AU

SUNSET STRIP - VIC Construction of Sunset Strip began in 1995 at the Koorlong site and heralded the first time a purpose-built drag strip would be available for the Mildura community. The area comprised some light bush and scrub but after many thousands of hours, the facility takes its place as one of the most professional and successful regional drag strips in Australia. The official opening was held in 1999 and continues to be recognised as the marquee event held by the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association in its proud history. Since its opening event, the SRDA has grown and become both a more established venue as well as a regular contributor to the Mildura motorsport landscape. Sunset Strip can lay claim to some special achievements within the sport by having the first recorded 3-second Top Fuel pass on an 1/8th mile track.

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The nitro pass was recorded by local, Darren Morgan in 2008 and was followed by the first ever 3-second pass by a Doorslammer recorded at the venue. In 2013 works began on removing the original hot mix track to make way for a world class concrete surface which has the

ability to produce even quicker times and more exciting action as the first meeting on the new surface saw several personal bests for well over half the cars in attendance. WWW.SUNSETSTRIP.ORG.AU


WARWICK DRAGWAY - QLD Work began on the Warwick Dragway in 1997; it was officially opened in November of 2000. The Dragway was the result of the tireless efforts by a band of workers that have given 100 per cent effort, making this one of the best 1/8mile strips in Australia. Recent works at the venue have included upgrades to grandstands that also saw sails installed overhead and brand new amenities installed for racers. Throughout the year Warwick Dragway holds rounds of the JP Racing 1/8 Mile Series and the Mopar Muscle Weekend but it’s the VW Nationals and Dragfest (including free racer BBQ and cover band) that rate among two of the marquee events of the year attracting well over 100 competitors to Dragfest alone. In November 2015 Warwick Dragway added a National Championship event to its impressive line up with the visit of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series for the very first time. Warwick Dragway is a club owned (Warwick Districts Drag Racing Association) and operated drag strip located at the Morgan Park sporting complex on the outskirts of Warwick, Queensland. The complex is only a short distance from motels and the main town centre Morgan Park is a 1,000 ha park dedicated to sporting activities.

SOUTH COAST RACEWAY - VIC

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South Coast Raceway is located in the small regional town of Portland in South West Victoria. Don’t let the small location fool you as this facility packs a huge punch as one the best regional tracks in Australia, recently hosting the first ever ANDRA 1/8th mile national event in 2013 and the first national event in Victoria for more than 10 years. The entire track has been founded, built and self funded from the ground up by the dedicated members of the South Coast Drag Racing Association. The venue prides itself on providing a great racing atmosphere, friendly staff, fully catered facilities with canteen, bar, toilets and showers. WWW.SOUTHCOASTRACEWAY.COM

STEEL CITY RACEWAY - SA Steel City Drag Club, Whyalla is home to the oldest 1/8th mile track in South Australia. What was once a dirt track is now a full 1/8th mile concrete track as the club has made several upgrades for racers and spectators alike. Over the past two years the club completed the concrete walls through the “Great Wall of Safety Campaign” with special thanks to everyone who donated or bought metres of wall.

A dedicated team of helpers continues the maintenance and upgrades as required that has included the track surface, braking area, spectator mounds and pit area. Steel City Raceway holds four to five larger events during their season between October and May while the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series in March 2016 brought ANDRA Championship Drag Racing to the region for the very first time. WWW.STEELCITYDRAGS.COM

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ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - SA Adelaide International Raceway (AIR) was opened in 1972 and built by Surfers Paradise businessman Keith Williams, who also owned the Surfers Paradise International Raceway. The full circuit is 2.41 km, the short circuit is 1.77 km, the Speedway Super Bowl is 0.8 km and the drag strip is 0.25-mile (0.40 km) long. The track is dominated by its 920-meter long main straight, which is

also the drag strip, and the front straight of the Super Bowl. AIR has played host to Touring Cars and NASCAR over the years but Drag Racing and Drifting are more common these days with over 12,000 people packing the venue for the 2015/2016 ANDRA Championship Grand Final held in April 2016. WWW.ADELAIDERACEWAY.COM.AU

CALDER PARK RACEWAY - VIC Calder Park Raceway was founded in the farming community of Diggers Rest and began as a dirt track carved into a paddock by a group of motoring enthusiasts who wanted somewhere to race their FJ Holdens. The Australian Motor Sports Club hosted their first meeting on a bitumen track on January 14, 1962. The track design back then was very similar to the existing Club Circuit, which is still in use today. In the early 70s Bob Jane purchased Calder Park and from there it became a Victorian

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motorsport icon with international events drawing in international superstars and crowds to the facility. Today Rodney Jane owns and operates the venue and in 2015 committed to upgrading the track surface with upgrades to the return road and safety barriers on the agenda. WWW.CALDERPARKDRAGRACING.COM.AU


ALICE SPRINGS INLAND DRAGWAY - NT Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) was built by local volunteers and businesses and opened in 2008. It is located next to the Stuart Highway, 15 km south of Alice Springs, alongside the Finke Desert Race start line. ASID is operated by the Central Australian Drag Racing Association Inc. (CADRA) and is affiliated with ANDRA. For 13 years, CADRA volunteers and the public petitioned the NT Government for assistance to build a permanent strip. An $850,000 NT Government grant was finally secured to build an 1/8 mile drag strip. The strip was made possible by racers, businesses and private donations of cash, materials and labour.

Following $4.45 million allocated by Adam Giles and the Country Liberal Party in the 2015 Budget for events and infrastructure upgrades at key facilities across the Alice Springs region, ASID now has a standard quarter-mile racing surface followed by 560 metres of braking area. The staging lanes were also resurfaced, barrier walls were extended the entire length of the strip, shade structures extended and LED lighting was installed for racing day and night all year round. Prior to the 2016 Desert Nationals in July, win lights and display boards will be installed and the timing system will be rewired. WWW.CADRA.COM.AU

HIDDEN VALLEY DRAG STRIP - NT A jewel in the tropics, Hidden Valley Drag Strip is an amazing quarter mile complex just minutes away from Darwin. With one of the smoothest surfaces in Australia, Hidden Valley is fast becoming recognised as a must-attend track for racers and spectators. Playing host to its first ANDRA Drag Racing Series event last season, Hidden Valley is set to grow even more in coming years thanks to quality support from the NT Government, who built the venue, and a reputation for well organised, well run events.

As well as a drag strip, the venue incorporates a circuit plus off road areas. The complex and its various tracks include a number of bar and food kiosks, kitchen facilities, VIP lounge/bar, 30 lockable pit garages, control towers, fully sealed open area for car exhibitions/parking, conference facilities and plenty of amphitheatre style seating around the tracks on grassed terraces. WWW.HIDDENVALLEYDRAGS.COM

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ANDRA EXPOSURE ANDRA DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT ATTENDANCE

ANDRA Championship events take place in almost all Australian States and the Northern Territory. The largest event on the calendar is the iconic Australian Nationals held at Calder Park, Melbourne attracting over 15,000 spectators. The ANDRA Championship Grand Final is the second most popular, bringing in approximately 12,000 spectators to Adelaide International Raceway. The 2016-17 season kicks off at Darwin’s Hidden Valley where a sell-out crowd is expected to fill the venue and flow on a week later to Alice Springs where Territorians will experience 3,500hp Top Doorslammers lighting up the track for their first ever setting a new 1/4 Mile record.

TV AIRINGS AND RATINGS

A national broadcast package delivers the excitement of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series into homes around Australia and the world. Episodes are aired on SBS Speedweek and Fox Sports along with international broadcasting to MAV TV (US) and Motors TV (UK/ Europe). Speedweek attracts a cumulative reach in the vicinity of approximately 350,000 per episode and shows are also available online at any time with no subscription needed via SBS on Demand, ANDRA’s website ANDRA Catch Up TV, Speedweek Website, Motorsports TV Website and App providing another boost to audience numbers.

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LIVE STREAM

ANDRA has partnered with Garmin Australia and their Garmin VIRB series on a new TV and live stream multimedia package for the remainder of the 2016/2017 ANDRA Championship season. Garmin Australia has taken up live streaming naming rights ensuring ANDRA Drag Racing will be broadcast globally and made available 24/7 on demand via the internet and social media in addition to the Motorsports TV app.

MEDIA EXPOSURE

Drag racing events attract a wide variety of media exposure. Drag racing features regularly in Street Machine, Drag News Australia, Rapid Bikes, Motorsports News and Totally Motorsport. ANDRA has its own quarterly magazine Fastlane, which will reach all members of the organisation plus hundreds more distributed at tracks and during pre-event activations around the country. Online coverage is also enhanced through websites such as Drag News Australia, Speedcafe, Motorsports TV, Just Drag Racing, Dragzine.com and Competition Plus. A unique avenue making drag racing popular online is through YouTube, where user-added videos generate hundreds of thousands of views for Australian drag racing each year. Mainstream media interest at events is high with local teams drag racing has been able to generate many stories based on normal people doing extraordinary things.


SPECTATOR DEMOGRAPHICS

Spectators at drag racing are very evenly spread across all ages, representing the strong family aspect drag racing has. The average age of a drag racing spectator is 37 years and intriguingly the segments of 21- 30, 31-40 and 41-50 are almost even at 25%, 23% and 26% respectively (data from 2012 event). Males dominate spectator attendances with 77%, but creative strategies are being adopted such as ladies free days to attract more female spectators. The success of females in drag racing has been well documented and provides an added boost to female attendances..

ONLINE

The ANDRA website is the hub for drag racing news and technical information in Australia attracting approximately 30,000 visits per month. ANDRA has developed a positive presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is an important avenue for people to spread spectacular photos and news about the sport. We also regularly provide additional exposure to our business partners through various social media run incentive programs. ANDRA continues to develop YouTube content, some of our wildest moments can go viral on the internet, with over a quarter of a million people worldwide viewing one recent incident.

PRE-EVENT ACTIVATION

In 2014 ANDRA launched its mobile activation transporter that sees pre-event activation take place around town in the week leading up to selected events exposing the sport to the wider community. These activations provide additional opportunities for our partners to expose their products or services to the wider community. Approximately 30 activations are scheduled annually.


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SAFETY FEATURES

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Drag racing maintains some of the highest safety standards in motorsports. Above all else, safety is a first and foremost consideration in many rules and regulations. Here are some of the ways racers are kept safe at speeds of 500kmh. ROLL CAGES: Chrome moly steel tubing is used to form a protected area for the driver. This frame is designed to stand up to even the toughest of impacts. PARACHUTES: Twin parachutes are used on all ANDRA Drag Racing Series cars, with some motorcycles using smaller, single parachute systems. Parachutes can slow a car as quickly as they accelerate, with up to four negative Gs experienced by drivers when they are released. FIRE SYSTEMS: Onboard fire systems are used to keep the area around drivers safe should flames begin to come close. The driver is effectively doused in foam in order to keep them safe long enough to bring the car to a stop and get out. CLOTHING: Multi-layer fire suits are worn by drivers and full leathers are worn by riders in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series. Suits are so effective that even in the worst of fires drivers will often only emerge with singed eyebrows. SAFETY CREW: A team of specialists stand at the ready for every pass should something go wrong. Themselves equipped with fire suits and extinguisher equipment, they are ready to go at a moment’s notice to help drivers or riders in trouble.

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DON’T MISS A THING

Drag racing is one of the most dramatic motorsports to watch live. Top Fuel dragsters literally shake the earth, the wild and unpredictable Top Doorslammers always entertain and the close finishes of Pro Stock will have you standing on your feet. For those who can’t make it to the track however, they can follow the racers of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman throughout the year via several outlets.

TV & LIVE STREAMING An international broadcast package delivers the excitement of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series into homes around Australia and the world. Highlights are aired on SBS Speedweek and Fox Sports to a national audience, with 20+ hours of programming across a season. ANDRA Drag Racing is also made available internationally on UK, Europe, South East Asia and North/South American networks. Episodes are also available in online catch up form through SBS On Demand, ANDRA TV Catch Up, Speedweek. com.au, Motorsports TV and Vimeo, giving fans the opportunity to keep up with the series and delivering a longer life for each event. From October 2016, all remaining events on the 2016/2017 ANDRA Championship calendar are Live Streamed to a global audience online via the ANDRA website and both the Motorsports TV website and app.

WWW.ANDRA.COM.AU When you need to catch up on the news between rounds and find out more about drag racing, ANDRA.com.au is where you need to go. The website provides news, information on events and details on how you can go racing and become a part of the world’s quickest motorsport.

SOCIAL MEDIA B E D Join the Australian National Drag Racing Association on our social media channels and take part in competitions and banter between events. Stay up to date with the latest news and gossip and meet other fans of drag racing.

APP Download the ANDRA Drag Racing app from iTunes or Google Play to keep up with all the latest news, photos and videos from drag racing around the country.


GLOSSARY OF TERMS Braking Area – the area beyond the finish line where racers come to a stop.

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Loud Pedal – the throttle.

Bump spot – the last position in a field, mostly eighth place.

Methanol – pure methyl alcohol produced by synthesis, used in Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer categories.

Bumped – when a racer is “bumped” out of the top eight by a quicker time from another racer in qualifying.

Nitromethane – known as “nitro”. Primary fuel for Top Fuel and Top Fuel Motorcycle. As well known as an explosive as a fuel.

Burnout – spinning tyres before a race in order to heat them up for increased traction.

Oildown – when liquid is deposited on to the racing surface, requiring a clean up.

Christmas Tree – the starting line lights between the lanes.

On the Trailer – slang for a racer losing a race.

Chute – short for parachute, used to slow down cars. Deep Stage – a risky move where a racer rolls further into the staging beams, turning off the prestage light. It puts them closer to the finish line but also at greater risk of red lighting.

Pre-Staged – when a racer is just behind the starting line, illuminating the pre-stage lights. Pro Tree – the starting light sequence consisting of a single flash of the amber lights, followed by the green, used in all ANDRA Drag Racing Series categories. Rail – another term for a dragster.

DNQ – did not qualify. Dropped Cylinder – when one or more cylinders in a car or bike fails to ignite, decreasing the horsepower of the motor. Elapsed Time (ET) – the time is takes a vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line. Eliminations – the racing part of the event, where a tournament format is used to decide the winner and runner up. Racers compete two at a time, with the winner advancing to the next round while the loser is finished for the day. Groove – the section of the drag strip where vehicles mostly travel, creating an area where rubber builds up and traction is highest. Holeshot – when a racer has a better reaction time than his/her opponent.

Reaction Time – the time it takes for a vehicle to clear the staging beam after the green light comes on. A perfect reaction time is .000. Red Light – when a vehicle leaves the starting line before the green light. Also known as a foul start. Sand Trap – an area of sand or gravel at the end of the braking area to catch vehicles that can not slow down. Sixty Foot Time – the time it takes a vehicle to cover the first sixty feet of the track. It is used to judge how effectively a vehicle has launched. Smoked the Tyres – when a car loses traction. Staged – when a vehicle is on the starting line and ready to race. Stripe – slang term for the finish line.

Interval Timers – sector timers 60 feet, 330 feet, 660 feet and 1000 feet from the start line used to measure incremental performance. Loose – when a vehicle suffers a loss of traction.

Time Card – given to the racer after a run, displaying all their interval times and speeds. Tyre Shake – a severe vibration of tyres the usually occurs at the beginning of a run.


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ANDRA Media Guide 2016  

2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Media Guide

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