The NZDRA has just announced some important dates for the upcoming summer racing season and details on venues. Check out the full NZDRA press release below.
NZDRA Press Release
NZDRA is pleased to announce we have clarified our position moving forward and can post a calendar of events and at what venues they will be held.
In an effort not to send out erroneous information the Board have kept correspondence to a minimum which may have concerned some members but plans are now well underway to give racers plenty of opportunities to race their machines as a National series is discussed with the NZDRA tracks.
Taupo Motorsport Park will be the host venue for the sports biggest event the NZDRA NZ Nationals, this event over the years has been shared with other venues, most recently by Masterton Motorplex although was generally hosted by Fram Autolite. With a new approach enacted by the venue management at Taupo the Board are convinced the organisers will do this event proud. NZDRA are expecting great support for all events at Taupo by lower north island racers while work is underway on the new NZDRA sanctioned Masterton Motorplex Drag strip.
“With greater racer support will achieve better fan support and rebuilding the sport to higher levels than before will be the aim of the Board” said CEO Chris Tynan.
“Once the present contracts with IHRA have run their course we are confident the sport can return to a united front under NZDRA” he said.
As the continuation of the National series has been up in the air of late as the Board have worked through other issues, and dates have been proposed, a series can be reinitiated even if with a less significant profile than previous until a united front is possible.
Proposed Series Dates
1. Summer Nationals Taupo 3rd/4th January.
2. Divisional round Nelson 4th February.
3. Divisional round Tokoroa 19th February.
4. Finals at the NZDRA NZ Nationals Taupo 3rd 4th March.
It would be great if the Motorplex are up and running before the end of this season and we will keep our options open to accommodate this with the support of our racers.