Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

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.

Posting over $50,000 in end of season prize money, Summit Racing Equipment are keen supporters of sportsman racing. To learn more about getting involved in the sport of ANDRA Drag Racing, please click here.

 

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ANDRA CLUBS RECEIVE FUNDING, FURTHER GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

The results of round two of the Victorian Government’s Community Motorsport Program funding have been released, with two ANDRA clubs featuring on the list of entities which have successfully secured funding. The South Coast Drag Racing Association will receive $20,000 which will be split equally a…

COVID-19 FORCES CANCELLATION OF UPCOMING MILDURA AND ADELAIDE EVENTS

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent border closures around the country have regretfully forced the cancellation of both September’s Sunset Strip Nationals and the Adelaide International Raceway event which was scheduled for October 2-3. The Australian National Drag Racing Association (AN…

COVID-19 FORCES CANCELLATION OF SRESS DOUBLE-HEADER

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) regret to confirm that current border closures in the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks around the country have forced the cancellation of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series double-h…

ANDRA WELCOMES TOP FUEL AUSTRALIA TO ITS CALENDAR

ANDRA is excited to confirm that the Australian Top Fuel Championship will feature as part of at least two events on its 2022 racing calendar alongside its Australian Drag Racing Championship and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Australia’s Top Fuel teams today announced a six-round 2022…

Amazing rebuild: pit area fire doesn’t stop Davies

When Top Sportsman racer Leon Davies arrived at Alice Springs Inland Dragway he was smiling as much as any other Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitor, but little did he know what was to come. Davies was in the pits on Friday night, turning his motor over to get some fuel out of the sy…

RACERS CONQUER DESERT NATIONALS FOR ALICE SPRINGS SRESS WINS

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series saw old faces and new in the winner’s circle of Alice Springs Inland Dragway as drivers and riders from across Australia claimed victories. The Desert Nationals saw ANDRA Silver Christmas Tree trophies going home with Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Eq…

SRESS racers duke it out in the desert for qualifying leads

Drag racers from around Australia have staked early claims to top qualifying positions in the second round of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway saw some impressive runs today ahead of final qualifying and eliminations tomorro…

READ’S TOP SPORTSMAN STREET CAR GETS REPAIRS FOR ALICE SPRINGS

Cory Read is currently in the middle of a 1500km trip from Darwin to Alice Springs with his Top Sportsman Ford Falcon on a trailer, which actually makes a nice change for the South Australian drag racer. Read is travelling for round two of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, which is being…

SRESS CALENDAR EXPANDED

ANDRA is excited to announce the addition of new dates to the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series calendar. The confirmation of Mildura’s Sunset Strip and Portland’s South Coast Raceway on the schedule brings the total number of announced rounds to 12 and the number of tracks to e…

DESERT NATIONALS BRINGS CODY HODGINS BACK TO THE DRAGS

Alice Springs local Cody Hodgins will make his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Street debut at this weekend’s Desert Nationals. The Hodgins family have been a part of the Alice Springs drag racing scene for many years, with Cody’s father Dan racing a Supercharged Outlaws F…

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING TOP END NATS

The championship points tally following the Top End Nationals at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip – round one of the 2021/2022 Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) and the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS) – has been released. To view the points as they stand a…

FIRST BLOWS STRUCK IN BATTLE FOR 2021/2022 SRESS

The fight for the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is officially underway with round one successfully completed at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this weekend. After an exciting start to Top End Nationals qualifying on Friday, Saturday hosted the final qualifying round and eli…

SRESS SEASON UNDERWAY AT TOP END NATIONALS

Racers from around Australia have put on a show in Darwin as they have attempted to stake their claim for top qualifying honours across the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip’s Top End Nationals this evening, ahead of Saturday’s final qualifying and racing.…

Zappia strikes first blow in Australian Drag Racing Championship

The newly launched Australian Drag Racing Championship has burst into life at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, with Western Australia’s John Zappia leading Top Doorslammer qualifying after three sessions. Seven Top Doorslammers have travelled from all over the country to the N…

CROW CAMS TO REWARD ADRC TOP QUALFIERS

Crow Cams Australia has thrown its support behind the Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) by sponsoring the Top Qualifier Award, alongside existing Top Qualifier supporter Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks. The Crow Cams Top Qualifier Award presented by Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks will see the Top…

RUSSELL LOOKING FOR OLD FASHIONED FUN IN THE NT

2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Supercharged Outlaws Champion and 2019/2020/2021 title runner-up, Justin Russell, is heading to the upcoming Top End Nationals and Desert Nationals events with a focus on fun. After a challenging season for all that saw him in contention for the SCO titl…

ZAPPIA EXCITED FOR ADRC TO GET UNDERWAY

Drag racing legend John Zappia has thrown his support behind the Australian Drag Racing Championship, which will feature at this weekend’s Top End Nationals at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip and next weekend’s Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway. The Australian Drag Racing Championshi…

RENEE COCKERILL TO TACKLE SUPER SEDAN AND MODIFED UP NORTH

After coming home third in the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Gas Championship, South Australian Renee Cockerill is preparing to turn her hand to Super Sedan and Modified Racing in the Northern Territory in back-to-back events, starting next weekend. Cockerill will con…

Change to Minimum Field Sizes for Summit Rounds

ANDRA have made the following change with immediate effect. For any ANDRA Group 2, 3 and 4 Eliminator to be contested, a minimum of four (4) vehicles must attempt to qualify, and at least four (4) must contest the first round of Eliminations. This applies to all Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Ser…

YOUR SA ALT DIVISION DIRECTOR: PETER TZOKAS

2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Sedan Champion, Peter Tzokas, is not only an active member of the ANDRA drag racing competitor community, but is also the Alternative Division Director for the SA Division. The popular racer came to drag racing ‘by accident’ but was bit hard by…

IAN READ READY TO ‘REV IT’ FOR NEW WA RACING SEASON

Reigning WA Modified Bike Champion Ian Read is currently preparing to mount his title defense as the countdown continues to the start of the new WA Drag Racing Title season at the Goldenstates across November 26-27. Read and his Rev It 13 Racing team – who took out the 2015 Summit Racing Equipment…

DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOR BENARABY DRAGWAY THIS AUGUST

*Updated 7 July 2021 – re: dates ANDRA and the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) are pleased to announce that Benaraby Dragway will host two Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series rounds in one weekend across August 28 and 29, 2021. The late August double-header will see Sum…

BRONTE HENNING READY FOR DOORSLAMMER DEBUT UP NORTH

Darwin racer Bronte Henning will make his competitive Top Doorslammer debut at the upcoming Top End Nationals at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip later this month (July 16-17). The Top End Nationals event will host round one of the new Australian Drag Racing Championship and also the Summit Racing Equip…

2021/2022 ANDRA rulebook released

ANDRA is pleased to announce the release of the 2021/2022 ANDRA Rulebook. This latest edition is effective from the 1st of July 2021 and will therefore be in effect for Round 1 of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Hidden Valley (Darwin, NT), 16-17 July 2021. This rulebook is…

SRESS 19/20/21 CHAMPIONS POSTER RELEASED

ANDRA is pleased to release its new poster, celebrating the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Champions. To download the artwork, use the links below: Poster artwork (sized suitable for email) – click here High-resolution poster artwork – click here…

COVID-19 UPDATE: 29 JUNE 2021

ANDRA wishes to advise that it is closely monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the new clusters, restrictions and border closures unfolding currently in multiple locations around Australia, and the possible effects of those on the upcoming national events scheduled to be held in Dar…

ANDRA LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

*Updated 7 July 2021 re: AIR date The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Australian Drag Racing Championship which will launch with an action-packed 2021/2022 season from July 2021. The Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) will h…

VINYL WRAPS AND GRAPHICS BEST PRESENTED: TONY FROST

At the ANDRA Grand Final at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, Tony Frost and his impressive Suzuki Competition Bike were recognised with the coveted Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award. “The Frost racing team was pretty stoked when we were notified that we had received the Vinyl Wraps and Graphi…

WATERMAN EYEING OFF 2021/2022 COMPETITION TITLE

After walking away from the extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series with the runner-up trophy in Competition, Terry Waterman has his eyes on the big prize. “My favourite event of the extended season was the last event I was able to do, which was the South Coast 660 at Port…

CROW CAMS BEST ENGINEERED AWARD: COREY POCOCK

At the ANDRA Grand Final in March, Corey Pocock and his EH Holden Panel van were recognised with the coveted Crow Cams Best Engineered Award. For Pocock, receiving the award at Mildura’s Sunset Strip was a very pleasant surprise. “When I was given the award, I honestly thought they were joking.…

VINYL WRAPS AND GRAPHICS BEST PRESENTED: DEAN DAWES

At the 50th annual Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, Dean Dawes and his ‘The Perthorican’ Mazda RX3 were recognised with the coveted Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award. “I was very happy to be awarded the Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award as there are some pretty e…

CROW CAMS BEST ENGINEERED AWARD: JODI THORSTENSEN

At the 50th annual Westernationals, Jodi Thorstensen was recognised with the coveted Crow Cams Best Engineered Award. The Award came as part of a big weekend for Thorstensen and her crew, marking her comeback to racing 12 months on from a damaging accident at the same event the year before. “The 2…

Summit Racing Equipment Tech Torque: Oil Filter Cutters

Oil Filter Cutters: Racing’s can openers can help you discover hidden engine issues Story and Photos by Wayne Scraba & Summit Racing Cutting open a used engine oil filter allows you to literally dig into the actual filter element to see what’s going on inside your engine. If you cut open a f…

CHAMPION Q & A: SARAH DONNELLY

Sarah Donnelly concluded her Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster experience in the perfect way recently, taking out a hotly contested championship battle at the ANDRA Grand Finals. The 18-year-old apprentice fitter and machinist at Supashock has been racing since she was 11 years old and while s…

CHAMPION Q & A: PAUL GARBELLINI

Paul Garbellini drove his Holden SSZ Commodore to not only the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Street Championship, but also to all of the extended season’s events. The 30-year-old FIFO mechanic from Western Australia started racing in October 2010 and is well known f…

SUNRAYSIA DRAG RACING ASSOC AWARDED $500k GRANT

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce that the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association (SDRA) has been awarded a $500,000 grant as part of the Victorian Government’s Community Motorsport Program. SDRA worked with ANDRA and the Mildura Rural City Council to apply…

CHAMPION Q & A: LEVI ADDISON

26-year-old stonemason Levi Addison may have grown up racing in other motor sports, but when his dad showed him photos of him drag racing in the 80s on an old Harley, he thought drag racing looked like fun and the rest is history. He may have only started his drag racing journey in 2019 –……

CHAMPION Q & A: ADAM MUNDY

Port Lincoln’s Adam Mundy has been a fierce competitor in the Modified category for years, and at the recent ANDRA Grand Finals locked away back-to-back Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series titles in the bracket. How did you get into drag racing? I got started in 2013 at Whyalla. I had a blown…

CHAMPION Q & A: MARTIN MIRCO

West Aussie racer Martin Mirco recently secured back-to-back Super Sedan titles in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The 47-year-old has been racing since 1999, starting out going to Sunday street meets at the old Ravenswood Raceway in his 1957 Chev before in 2005 he decided to start com…

CHAMPION Q & A: CRAIG GEDDES

By simply qualifying for the event, Craig Geddes secured the Competition championship over runner-up Terry Waterman at the recent ANDRA Grand Finals. When 51-year-old Craig Geddes claimed the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Championship recently, it was his sevent…

CHAMPION Q & A: CHRISTINE STEFFENS

Accountant Christine Steffens had her hands very full at the ANDRA Grand Finals, walking away with not only her third Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Supercharged Outlaws National Championship, but also the prestigious John Storm Memorial Trophy. In a campaign that started out as a holiday,…

CHAMPION Q & A: MATT FORBES

Matt Forbes is a 47-year-old business owner who started competing in Super Street in 1993 and has won National events in Super Gas, Modified, Top Sportsman and Super Stock. Along the way, he has claimed no less than four National Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championships, the John Storm…

CHAMPION Q & A: COLIN GRIFFIN

Colin Griffin recently claimed his third Super Gas Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship at the ANDRA Grand Finals in his 1983 Toyota Celica which he built himself at home in his garage. The 58-year-old fitter and turner has been racing since 1987 after starting out with a street car…

Congratulations to our 2021 Divisional Champions

Congratulations to our 2021 Divisional Champions! Following on from the final round of the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, ANDRA congratulates the following competitors who all achieved the highest points for their bracket in their Division. Northern Australia Ashley Smith …

CHAMPION Q & A: SAM CARDINALE

Sam Cardinale broke through for his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship in the Top Sportsman bracket at the recent ANDRA Grand Finals. Cardinale came from behind to take the victory, having to win the final event of the season to elevate himself from third to first…

CHAMPION Q & A: SHANE WALKER

Eight years ago, Shane Walker decided to move from his home in Tasmania to Victoria so that he could chase a national ANDRA championship. In March of this year, that commitment paid off with the 58-year-old Service Advisor being named as the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Mo…

2019/2020/2021 POINTS SCORE FINALISED

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated and finalised following the 2021 ANDRA Grand Finals / Twilight Nationals, held at Mildura’s Sunset Strip. To see the finalised points for the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, please click here. C…

RECORDS ABOUND AT ANDRA GRAND FINALS

Matt Forbes, Steve Norman and Edge Mallis walked away from the weekend’s ANDRA Grand Finals with not only a national championship win, championship runner-up placing, event win, two event runner-up results and a DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier medallion between them, but also five new na…

EVENT WINNERS SHINE AT ANDRA GRAND FINALS

As the final round of the extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, a lot of the fanfare around the recent ANDRA Grand Finals event at Mildura’s Sunset Strip (March 12/13/14) understandably centred on those taking out the ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree championship trophies. The…

EPIC FINAL BATTLES SEE CHAMPIONS AND EVENT WINNERS CELEBRATED IN MILDURA

An extended final round of the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Mildura’s Sunset Strip brought to a close what has been a protracted season of racing at the weekend across March 12, 13 and 14. The ANDRA Grand Final was extended from two to three days to ensure wet wea…

EXTENDED SRESS SEASON DRAWS TO AN EPIC CLOSE IN MILDURA

The extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has drawn to a spectacular close with the ANDRA Grand Finals event this weekend at Mildura’s Sunset Strip. Wet weather on Saturday could not stop the festivities, with racing shifted to Sunday to ensure season champions and event…

SCHEDULING UPDATE: ANDRA GRAND FINALS/TWILIGHT NATIONALS

In light of persistent wet weather at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, the Australian National Drag Racing Association and Sunraysia Drag Racing Association have decided to postpone today’s scheduled racing until tomorrow, Sunday 14 March. All eliminations racing which was scheduled to be held today, exc…

GRAND FINAL SATURDAY BECKONS IN MILDURA

Saturday will host the final showdowns for the extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, following the successful conclusion of day one of the ANDRA Grand Finals/Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip on Friday. Three rounds of qualifying were held Friday evening, wit…

BRODIE ZAPPIA EYEING OFF MAIDEN SRESS TITLE THIS WEEKEND

Brodie Zappia – nephew of Top Doorslammer great John Zappia and a successful young racer in his own right – will head to this weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final / Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip well in the fight for the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster national title (March 12/…

STEWART READY FOR TITLE FIGHT IN MILDURA

As the 19/20/21 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series heads to Mildura’s Sunset Strip for its hotly anticipated conclusion this weekend (March 12/13), the Modified bracket is getting ready for an exceptionally tight championship battle. Defending champion Adam Mundy leads the way on the maximum…

1320ft records updated following 2021 Westernationals

The 1320ft National Records, Handicaps and Indexes list has been updated following the running of the 50th annual Westernationals, held at the Perth Motorplex over February 28 and 29. To view the new records, please click here. The changes which have been made to the 1320ft National Records, Handic…

JENNINGS READY TO ROUND OUT SEASON ON WINNING GROUND

The last time the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series celebrated event winners at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, Adelaide’s Michael Jennings claimed the ANDRA Christmas Tree for the Super Street bracket. That was at the Sunset Strip Nationals in November of 2019, and Jennings says he is looking fo…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING 2021 WESTERNATS

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the 2021 Westernationals, the penultimate round of the extended 19/20/21 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex. To see the updated tally, please click here. Congratulations to all of the wi…

SDRA DELIVERING COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT ITS BEST

The Sunraysia Drag Racing Association (SDRA) has like most clubs of all sporting disciplines rode many highs and lows over its 34-year history, but no matter what it has always picked itself up and continued to deliver vital services to its local community. In fact, calculations by the SDRA show tha…

WESTERNATS WINNERS CLAIM GOLD IN THE WEST

The 50th annual Westernationals came to a brilliant conclusion on Sunday evening at the Perth Motorplex with the winners taking home coveted ANDRA Gold Christmas Trees in recognition of their efforts. When all was said and done, it was Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Bernie…

WESTERNATS RACE DAY BECKONS FOLLOWING BIG DAY OF QUALIFYING

An action-packed day of qualifying at the Perth Motorplex’s 50th annual Westernationals has set the stage for an exciting day of racing tomorrow for what is the penultimate round of the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. By the close of proceedings today, Danny Costello (Comp…

25 YEARS OF TOP DOORSLAMMER ACTION

This year marks 25 years since the Top Doorslammer category – which will be in action at this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex – officially became an ANDRA championship category. In the quarter of a century which has elapsed since 1996, countless edge of your seat r…

UP AND COMING JUNIOR STAR READY FOR WESTERNATS CHALLENGE

At this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals, Serpentine (WA) racer Lucas Green is hoping to continue the momentum of recent victories, including his breakthrough win at the coveted Anita Board Memorial late last year. The Westernationals event at the Perth Motorplex will be held across February…

19/20/21 ANDRA GRAND FINALS CONFIRMED

The Australian National Drag Racing Association is pleased to confirm that the upcoming Twilight Nationals event at Mildura’s Sunset Strip will double as the Grand Final for the extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The event will be hosted by the Sunraysia Drag Racing…

NORMAN READY FOR WESTERNATS AFTER SC660 CLEAN SWEEP

South Australia’s Steve Norman will head to next weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals in Perth off the back of a clean sweep at the recent South Coast 660 at Portland’s South Coast Raceway. At the January 23/24 event, Norman took out both the DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifying Medalli…

Summit Racing Equipment Tech Torque: are mock-up motors worth it?

Story and Photos by Wayne Scraba I once viewed mockup motors with a bit of disdain. But then I started working on my own Chevy Nova project. Here I was with a car that I had completed to roller stage, but the problem was, I needed an engine in the car to finish things like……

PERFECT LIGHT: DYLAN KNEZEVIC

At the recent South Coast 660 at Portland’s South Coast Raceway, Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster competitor Dylan Knezevic ran a Perfect Light on race day after having earlier qualified second fastest. This is the Narre Warren (Victoria) teenager’s first Perfect Light Award after he came…

VINYL WRAPS AND GRAPHICS BEST PRESENTED: JASON KEILY

At the recent South Coast 660, Supercharged Outlaws racer Jason Keily and his ‘The Gambler’ 1934 Ford Coupe were rewarded with the coveted Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award. “To receive the award is just fantastic. We always make sure the car is well presented when we turn up to a…

PERFECT LIGHT: JOSH BAKER

At the recent South Coast 660 at Portland’s South Coast Raceway, Modified racer Josh Baker not only went all the way to the final, but also ran a Perfect Light in the process with a 0.000 during the semi-final round. “The South Coast 660 started off perfectly for us in qualifying, with the car r…

GARBELLINI MAKES CROSS-COUNTRY TREK WORTHWHILE IN PORTLAND

When Paul Garbellini made the decision to compete at the South Coast 660 at Portland’s South Coast Raceway, he did so acknowledging he may have to quarantine for two weeks upon his return home to Western Australia. Garbellini’s commitment to his racing craft well and truly paid off at the event,…

COMMUNITY SPIRIT ON SHOW AT PORTLAND

The weekend’s South Coast 660 has plenty of success stories, but it also has a tale to tell when it comes to the true community spirit so often shown by the Australian drag racing community. After a huge effort to even get to South Coast Raceway in light of Brisbane’s COVID-19 lockdown, on the S…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING SOUTH COAST 660

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the 2021 South Coast 660, round ten of the extended 19/20/21 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Portland’s South Coast Raceway. To see the updated tally, please click here. Congratulations to all of t…

SMILES ALL ROUND AS SC660 WRAPS UP

The return of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has delivered plenty of exciting action all weekend long at Portland’s South Coast Raceway, with the South Coast 660 coming to a successful conclusion today. Hotly contested racing was held across 10 brackets today, with Michael De Rose (S…

SOUTH COAST 660 SEES SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES THUNDER BACK TO LIFE

The return of the extended 19/20/21 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series to South Coast Raceway for the South Coast 660 this weekend has gotten off to a roaring start today, with qualifying for 10 racing brackets now complete. Ahead of tomorrow’s eliminations racing, Adrian McGrotty (Super Gas…

MORE ROUNDS OF 19/20/21 SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES ANNOUNCED

The Australian National Drag Racing Association is pleased to confirm more dates of the extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Following this weekend’s South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway (January 23-24), the Series will travel to the Perth Motorplex for the Westernat…

REIGNIING CHAMP HOPING FOR BETTER TIMES AT SC660

Since taking out the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Street Championship, South Australian racer Paul Jennings has had a challenging 18 months. Early in the season results proved hard to come by, before COVID-19 restrictions saw him benched along with the rest of the racing…

CARAFA MAKING STEP UP TO SCO AT SC660

At this weekend’s South Coast 660, Julian Carafa will make his long-awaited Supercharged Outlaws debut after COVID-19 thwarted plans to make the step-up last year. The January 23 and 24 event at South Coast Raceway will not only mark a return to competition for Carafa but also for the extended 19/…

ENIO MARROCCO READY FOR SOUTH COAST RETURN

The last time Enio Marrocco raced it was at the 2020 South Coast 660 and he went all the way to the final in Super Sedan against eventual winner, Graeme Cooper. Twelve months later, Marrocco and his fellow Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors are eagerly preparing for next weekend’…

ANDRA MONITORING BORDER SITUATION AHEAD OF SOUTH COAST 660

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) wishes to advise it is closely monitoring the situation in relation to border restrictions and their possible impact on this month’s scheduled South Coast 660. The South Coast 660, a round of the extended 19/20/21 Summit Racing Equipment Spor…

SRESS RETURNS TO SOUTH COAST RACEWAY IN JANUARY

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will roar back into life next month with South Coast Raceway to host the South Coast 660 across January 23 and January 24, 2021. The event will mark round 10 of the 19/20/21 season which has been extended in the face of COVID-19 to not only deliver succes…

ANDRA SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PERTH MOTORPLEX OPERATOR

Evolve Facility Management – a subsidiary of the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) – has been appointed as the new operator for the Perth Motorplex following an extensive procurement process by venue owner, VenuesWest. Evolve has signed a multi-year lease agreement for the prem…

GALLAGHER EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP, OFFERS NEW MEMBER MICROSITE

Long-time ANDRA insurance broker and supporter Gallagher has not only increased its support for the ANDRA Volunteer of the Year programme in 2020 and 2021, but has also launched a new microsite which will make it easier for ANDRA racers to manage their insurance needs. Gallagher has been working wit…

SUMMIT RACING BACKS EXTENDED CALENDAR WITH RECORD PRIZE POOL

Summit Racing Equipment has renewed its support for ANDRA drag racing, throwing its backing behind what can now be confirmed as a mammoth extended 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season complete with a record prize pool. The season extension will not only ensure the successfu…

TAKE A LOOK: CROW CAMS’ NEW FACILITY

Earlier this year, valued ANDRA supporter Crow Cams made an exciting move into a bigger and better facility, allowing it to expand its services to customers. Crow Cams Australia General Manager, Lindsay Izzard, explains that the move has allowed Crow Cams to not only widen its manufacturing capacity…

VINYL WRAPS & GRAPHICS BEST PRESENTED: TREASURE FAMILY RACING

Treasure Family Racing took home the coveted Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award for their two-car Modified line-up from the Perth Motorplex’s Westernationals. The event, which marked round eight of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, was held earlier this year prior…

CROW CAMS BEST ENGINEERED: MCCLURE MOTORSPORT TORANA GTR

At the Perth Motorplex’s Westernationals earlier this year – part of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – the McClure Motorsport Torana GTR was recognised with the Crow Cams Best Engineered Award. What started out as a rusted mess is now a striking Barra-powered racing mach…

RICHARD STEVENS REFLECTS ON BREAKTHROUGH WESTERNATS WIN

When Richard Stevens took out the Westernationals Super Street victory as part of round eight of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, it marked his first national event victory in more than 20 years of trying. Now, the current Perth Motorplex Super Street Champion and Driver of th…

FLYING ACCOUNTANT READY FOR COMP BIKE MOVE

Brian Hotker is currently fourth in the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Bike standings following victory at the Goldenstates and a runners-up result at the Westernationals. The 65-year-old Fellow of CPA Australia and CAANZ member started his drag racing career just over 1…

STEWART READY FOR RACING RETURN

Kenny Stewart is fifth in the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified ranks, thanks to victory at the 2020 South Coast 660 event at Portland’s South Coast Raceway earlier this year. Now, along with the rest of the competitors invested in the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sp…

Summit Racing Equipment Tech Torque: Fuel Line Routing Ideas

It’s really easy to get into trouble when routing fuel lines in your car. You want to keep the line away from rotating parts like the driveshaft or a clutch, and as far from the car’s scrub line as possible. The term scrub line sounds exotic, but all it means is what would get damaged……

ALICE SPRINGS INLAND DRAGWAY DELIVERS FOR CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) has been bringing plenty of drag racing entertainment to Central Australia since 2008, when it was made possible by the dedicated efforts of local volunteers and businesses. Located next to the Stuart Highway just 15 kilometres south of Alice Springs alongside the…

LIMPERIS PREPARING TO REPAY FAMILY SUPPORT

George Limperis has enjoyed plenty of family support since he started in the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket in 2017, and now he is preparing to repay that support by assisting his dad in a return to the racetrack. With the year 12 student approaching the age limit for his class, he…

EVENT UPDATE: 2020 SUNSET STRIP NATIONALS

While event dates of September 19-20 had been previously announced by the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association for a round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to provide whatever certainty possible for competitors has forced the deci…

ANDRA BACKS RED CENTRENATS IN 2020

The Australian National Drag Racing Association will once again provide sanctioning for the drag racing portion of the annual Red CentreNATS event in 2020. The Red CentreNATS, one of Australia’s best car culture events, will descend on Alice Springs across this year’s Father’s Day weekend (Sep…

LIKE GRANDFATHER, LIKE GRANDDAUGHTER

When Robert Kardum started drag racing six years ago, little did he know it would be the start of a racing family dynasty with his granddaughter Allirah Kardum following him into the sport three years later. Today, both Robert and Allirah are active ANDRA drag racing and Summit Racing Equipment Spor…

MORRISON EYES CHAMPIONSHIP FOLLOWING WESTERNATS WIN

Trent Morrison secured his second consecutive Westernationals victory earlier this year with a record-breaking performance in the Competition bracket. Currently third-placed in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series rankings for his category, the 29-year-old Cabinet Maker from Marangaroo in WA…

BERIAS LOOKING TO BRING HIS A-GAME

Defending Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Junior Dragster Champion Jake Berias is looking to make the most of his final season in the Junior category. The 17-year-old is currently in contention for back to back titles ahead of the postponed ANDRA Grand Finals, courtesy of two event victorie…

LIZ JOHNS: STEERING FROM THE SIDELINES

You might not see Liz Johns lining up on the startline, but she plays an integral role in the drag racing community of Western Australia and has done so for more than 20 years. An ANDRA WA Divisional Council delegate since 2015, and Vice President of the Western Australian Drag Racing Association (W…

ROB MARTIN: BACKING A CHAMPION

Rob Martin has been a part of five Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championships, but he has never personally faced the starting tree. Martin has been part of Craig Geddes’ racing since 2000, playing a core role in his 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2005 Competition national championships and…

TERRY DORRINGTON: CHAPLAIN, CONFIDANT, FRIEND

For 20 years Terry Dorrington has been playing an integral role for the Perth Motorplex as its drag racing chaplain and the 70 year old has no plans to slow down any time soon. Terry brings not only his faith, compassion, and empathy to those in the WA drag racing community, but also the wisdom……

PAST CHAMPIONS TO DO BATTLE FOR SCO HONOURS

Christine Steffens and Justin Russell are set to face off for the Supercharged Outlaws honours, with both racers on maximum points ahead of the final round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Two-time champion Steffens (2009 and 2010) and 2018 champion Russell are both on 300…

TWO-WHEEL TITLE FIGHT REVVING UP AHEAD OF GRAND FINAL

The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Bike title fight is set to be hotly contested at the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final. Gavin Dohnt and Levi Addison currently lead the way on maximum points (300), ahead of Bryan Finn (240), Brian Hotker (180), Derryn McGregor (180) and Shane…

SUPER SEDAN TO COME DOWN TO THE WIRE

The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Sedan title will come down to the wire, with Chris Lioulios and Martin Mirco tied on maximum points ahead of the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final. Lioulios and Mirco are both on 300 points after strong seasons to date, leading Joe Carbone (240),…

COMP TITLE WIDE OPEN AHEAD OF ANDRA GRAND FINAL

Just 15 points separate the top three contenders in the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition title ahead of the ANDRA Grand Final. Wayne Keys (190), defending champion Craig Geddes (185) and Trent Morrison (175) are on the top of the points, ahead of Shane Baxter (125) and…

MUNDY READY TO CHALLENGE FOR BACK-TO-BACK TITLES

The defending Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Champion, Adam Mundy, has ensured he is in the best position possible to challenge for back-to-back titles at the upcoming ANDRA Grand Finals. Mundy is the only Modified racer on maximum points (300) ahead of the final round of the 2019…

SUPER STREET SET TO SIZZLE AT ANDRA GRAND FINAL

With just the ANDRA Grand Final left to be run for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Street battle, a number of racers are in contention for the title. Michael Giannaros and Nikolas Karanovic are sharing the top of the points tally on maximum points (300), leading Paul Gar…

Summit Racing Tech Torque: How to Check the Calibration of a Clicker Torque Wrench

Torque wrenches are calibrated and that calibration should be checked occasionally. According to some experts, torque wrench readings have a tendency to change following 2,500 to 2,800 repetitions. This can be accelerated by allowing the torque wrench to drop to the ground when using it, not taking…

FORMER CHAMP READY TO CHALLENGE FOR COMP BIKE HONOURS

With just the ANDRA Grand Final left to run, the Competition Bike fight in the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is anyone’s game with only 30 points between the top five. Tony Frost, the 2017/2018 Competition Bike Champion, is leading the way on 225 points ahead of Levi Addison (…

FOURTH TITLE CALLING FOR SUPER STOCK ROOKIE FORBES

The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series represents Matt Forbes’ first season in the Group Two Super Stock category, and so far, things are going exceptionally well for the Ballarat racer. Forbes is currently the only competitor on maximum points (300) in the Super Stock bracket with…

JUNIOR DRAGSTER: ANYONE’S GAME AHEAD OF GRAND FINAL

The Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket has been hotly contested across the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, with just the ANDRA Grand Final now to be run to determine the ultimate victor. Two racers – Tommy Turic and Sarah Donnelly – sit on maximum points (…

EPIC BATTLE SHAPING UP FOR TOP SPORTSMAN TITLE

After an exceptionally competitive season, no less than four racers are on maximum points in the fight for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Top Sportsman title. With just the ANDRA Grand Final still to be run, last year’s championship runner-up Vlado Turic is joined by defend…

GRIFFIN IN THE BOX SEAT FOR SUPER GAS CHALLENGE

Last year’s Super Gas Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series championship runner-up, Colin Griffin, is in the box seat to challenge for the outright victory for this year’s title after a dominating season. The fitter and turner has taken three Super Gas victories so far this season (Sunset Str…

RAY TREASURE: PASSION PERSONIFIED

If you are involved with drag racing in Australia, it is a safe bet that you have dealt with, or at least heard of, Ray Treasure. The 63 year old West Australian has been a key fixture in Australian drag racing since the 70s and his trademark passion and absolute commitment to the sport and……

ANDRA COVID-19 UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2020

Events paused, Licence extensions, ANDRA office changes In response to the government’s latest mandates on social distancing, the ANDRA Board has been left with no choice but to put a pause on all ANDRA sanctioned drag racing until the May 31, 2020 (pending further government updates). We believe…

ANDRA CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

For Health Department updates on the Coronavirus, please click here. In response to the rapidly changing developments around COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) here in Australia and globally, the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) issues the following update on upcoming ANDRA-…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED – 16 MARCH 2020

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the abandoned Twilight Nationals, round nine of the 19/20 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Mildura’s Sunset Strip. Please note that as as per page 83 of the 2019/2020 ANDRA Rulebook, where any roun…

TWILIGHT NATIONALS ABANDONED

It is with regret that the Australian National Drag Racing Association and the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association announce that this weekend’s Twilight Nationals has been abandoned due to poor weather conditions. The event was originally scheduled to commence on the afternoon of Friday the 13th of…

TWILIGHT NATIONALS UPDATE

Earlier today, the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association announced that windy and dusty conditions would postpone the beginning of the Twilight Nationals past the scheduled start time of 4.30pm local time. With those adverse weather conditions continuing, the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association has decide…

STATEMENT: TWILIGHT NATIONALS

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA), in conjunction with the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association, wishes to advise that no spectators will be permitted at this weekend’s round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (Friday 13 – Saturday 14 March, 2020). This…

GOLD TREE SPURS LIOULIOS ON TO PENULTIMATE ROUND

Chris Lioulios heads to this weekend’s Twilight Nationals (March 13/14) not only on maximum Super Sedan points for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, but also with the added confidence of his first ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree. There is no doubt that the South Australian has quit…

CHAMPIONSHIP HOPEFUL TURIC BUOYED BY NEW CAR SUCCESS AHEAD OF TWILIGHT NATS

Following a very successful debut of his new race car at the Westernationals, Top Sportsman championship hopeful Vlado Turic is feeling confident heading to the penultimate round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series: this weekend’s Twilight Nationals. The event will be held th…

RECORD-BREAKING WESTERNATIONALS

The Perth Motorplex’s 49th annual Westernationals saw no less than 10 new national records set across its two days (February 29 – March 1). The event was also the biggest for the Perth Motorplex in recent history with total attendance figures of 12,293 over the two-days (7,225 on Saturday and 5,…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING WESTERNATS

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round Eight, the Westernationals, which was held at the Perth Motorplex on the weekend. Congratulations to all of the winners, runners up and top qualifiers. Also, a special congratulations to the foll…

WESTERNATS IMPRESSES IN FRONT OF PACKED PERTH CROWD

The 49th annual Westernationals has well and truly lived up to its hype, with large crowds packing into the Perth Motorplex across both days to witness action from Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle, the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Top Alcohol and Pro Stock Motorcycle compe…

WESTERNATS RACING READY TO ROCK IN PERTH

With qualifying for the 49th annual Westernationals now complete, the stage is set for an epic afternoon and evening of racing at the Perth Motorplex as more than 200 racers look to get their hands on a prestigious Gold ANDRA Christmas tree. The Westernationals marks round eight of the 2019/2020 Sum…

ALBY BAKRANICH READY FOR WESTERNATS CHALLENGE

At the 2019 Westernationals, local racer Alby Bakranich broke-through for his first ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree Trophy with victory in the Top Sportsman bracket. Now, the 42 year old Truck and Bobcat Operator from Pearsall in Western Australia is hoping to challenge for back-to-back victories when the…

FAVOURITE EVENT BECKONS FOR CORY TREASURE

2019 Westernationals Modified winner Cory Treasure says he is looking forward to returning to what is his favourite event on the calendar this weekend. The 2020 Westernationals – which marks round eight of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – will be held this Saturday and Su…

CATON HOPING TO REPEAT WESTERNATS SUCCESS

The last two times the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has visited the Perth Motorplex, local racer Craig Caton has walked away with the Super Street victory aboard his HX GTS Monaro. The Darlington (WA) racer is one of more than 210 competitors currently preparing for the 49th running of t…

KELVIN LYLE HUNTING AN ANDRA GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE IN PERTH

When the 49th annual Westernationals hits the Perth Motorplex later this month (29 February – 1 March), it will feature not only the latest round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, but also the WA Top Doorslammer Challenge as well as Top Fuel Motorcycle and Top Fuel action.…

WORLD’S QUICKEST AND FASTEST WOMAN AUSTRALIA-BOUND

The world’s quickest and fastest woman on two wheels, Sydney’s own Niki Zak (Niki Taube Zakrzewski), is set to return to Australia from the United States to race her Nitrous Oxide (Nos) Motorcycle next month. The US-based Australian will contest a number of ANDRA Drag Racing events with her…

KELVIN BRIAN TAKES MAIDEN VICTORY IN PORTLAND

Last weekend’s South Coast 660 event at South Coast Raceway provided a perfect start to 2020 for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors and in particular, 66 year old Kelvin Brian. The Super Street competitor from Hamilton in Victoria took out his first ever national event win at…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED POST SC660

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round Seven, “The South Coast 660,” which was held at Portland’s South Coast Raceway on the weekend. Congratulations to all of the winners, runners up and top qualifiers. Also, a special congratu…

2020 OFF TO A ROARING START THANKS TO SOUTH COAST 660

The weekend’s South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway has provided a perfect start to 2020’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series action for more than 150 competitors. The event marked round seven of the 2019/2020 Series and the first for the new calendar year, hosting two big days of action…

RACE DAY BECKONS FOR SC660 FIELD

Day one of the South Coast 660 has hosted plenty of exciting qualifying action for more than 150 event entrants at Portland’s South Coast Raceway. The event marks round seven of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and will conclude tomorrow (Sunday 12 January) with a full day of…

FORMER CHAMP CHASING BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES IN PORTLAND

2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Bike Champion Tony Frost took out the victory at last month’s South Coast Nationals and now he is hoping to do it all again at this weekend’s South Coast 660 at the same venue. The January 11/12 event, to be hosted at Portland’s South C…

EPIC VICTORY PROPELS HICKS TO SOUTH COAST 660

Bradley Hicks will head to this weekend’s South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway still smiling about his break-through South Coast Nationals victory at the same venue in December. The South Coast 660 marks round seven of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and will be held at th…

CALENDAR UPDATE: CALDER PARK

Calder Park Drag Racing and the Australian National Drag Racing Association regret to announce that round eight of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will not be going ahead. The cancellation of the 1-2 February 2020 event has been necessitated by delays in the planned track resu…

HANRAHAN READY FOR SC660 AFTER SOUTH COAST NATS BREAKTHROUGH

At the weekend’s South Coast Nationals, Michael Hanrahan of Haddon in Victoria broke-through for his first ever ANDRA Christmas Tree. Not only did he take an impressive event victory, he did so against exceptionally stiff competition – relegating the winner of the last three Summit Racing Equipm…

POINTS UPDATE POST 2019 SOUTH COAST NATS

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round Six, “The South Coast Nationals,” which was held at Portland’s South Coast Raceway on the weekend. Congratulations to all of the winners, runners up and top qualifiers. Also, a special congr…

PORTLAND PUTS ON A SHOW FOR SOUTH COAST NATS

Early wet weather could not put a dampener on the spirits of more than 165 racers as they chased glory at South Coast Raceway’s 2019 South Coast Nationals this weekend. The December 14 and 15 event marked round six of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Zack Knezevic (Summit Ra…

SOUTH COAST NATS FIELD READY TO RUMBLE

With qualifying now complete for the 2019 South Coast Nationals, the field has been set for racing at Portland’s South Coast Raceway today for what is round six of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. With wet weather causing havoc for the track crew on Saturday, qualifying was…

WILSON HOPING TO GO ‘ONE BETTER’ AT SOUTH COAST NATS

The last two times the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has visited South Coast Raceway, Jason Wilson has come away with the Super Gas Runners-up plaque. With some good consistency behind him, the Berwick (Victoria) resident says he is hopeful he can go one better at this weekend’s South C…

IMPRESSIVE ROOKIE READY FOR SOUTH COAST NATS CHALLENGE

Sam Cardinale may be only two events into his first ever racing season but he is already turning heads in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series in his Top Sportsman full tube chassis Chevy Camaro. Cardinale will be one of more than 165 racers taking to South Coast Raceway this weekend for th…

LARCOMBE SET-UP FOR SOUTH COAST NATS SUCCESS

After finding the set-up ‘sweet spot’ with his 1968 Chev Camaro recently, Lance Larcombe is looking forward to heading to next weekend’s South Coast Nationals. The December 14 and 15 event at Portland’s South Coast Raceway marks round six of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Se…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING ROWE MEMORIAL

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the cancelled Rowe Memorial, round five of the 19/20 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Adelaide International Raceway. Please note that as as per page 83 of the 2019/2020 ANDRA Rulebook, where any round o…

STATEMENT: ROWE MEMORIAL

It is with regret that the Australian National Drag Racing Association and Adelaide Drag Race Promotions announce that the decision has been made to cancel the remainder of the Rowe Memorial event. The event was to be held today and tonight (Saturday 23 November) at Adelaide International Raceway, h…

DEFENDING ROWE MEMORIAL WINNER TO BRING NEW LOOK, TIPS AND TRICKS TO ADELAIDE THIS WEEKEND

Craig Geddes will be turning heads on and off the race track this Saturday (November 23) when the defending Rowe Memorial trophy winner heads to Adelaide for the 30th running of the Rowe Memorial Classic. The event will mark round five of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and wi…

PATON HOPING TO CONTINUE GOLDENSTATES MOMENTUM IN ADELAIDE THIS WEEKEND

Goldenstates Competition Bike top qualifier, runner-up and DD/CB MPH record breaker (169.21mph) Phill Paton is one of more than 180 racers set to visit Adelaide International Raceway this Saturday for the Rowe Memorial. The November 23 event marks the fifth round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equip…

VINYL WRAPS & GRAPHICS TO REWARD BEST PRESENTED SRESS RACERS

ANDRA and Vinyl Wraps and Graphics are pleased to announce that the business will be sponsoring the Best Presented Award at 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events moving forward, starting with this weekend’s Rowe Memorial (Adelaide International Raceway, November 23). Headed up…

QUARTERMAINE BREAKS RECORDS ON WAY TO GOLDENSTATES WIN

For Super Stock’s Errol Quartermaine, it was a very successful outing at the Perth Motorplex’s 2019 Goldenstates – round four of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – on November 9. The Hillman (WA) racer not only took out the event victory from runner-up Graeme Simms, he…

GOLDENSTATES MARKED BY VERY SPECIAL VICTORY

Zara Board has taken a very emotional victory at the Perth Motorplex’s Goldenstates event, which marks round four of the national 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Local racer Zara, the older sister of the late Anita Board, took the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster victory…

GOLDENSTATES CALLING FOR KIRSTIE WROE

The last time the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series visited the Perth Motorplex, Kirstie Wroe took out a hard-fought victory in the Super Street bracket. Now the Thronlie (WA) resident is preparing to do battle at this weekend’s Goldenstates event, which marks round four of the 2019/2020 Su…

MOORE READY FOR GOLDENSTATES FOLLOWING OFF-SEASON TRANSFORMATION

The last time we saw Chris Moore in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, he was taking out the Modified Bike event victory at the ANDRA Grand Final in April of this year. Now after some time away from the race track and an incredible 20kg weight loss, the Kelmscott (WA) resident is excited…

LOCANTRO LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK GOLDENSTATES SUCCESS NEXT WEEKEND

Modified racer Angelo Locantro is hoping he can secure back-to-back Goldenstates victories when what is round four of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series hits the Perth Motorplex next Saturday (9 November). “Last year we had to repair a damaged engine just to make it to the Gold…

RECORD-BREAKING SUNSET STRIP NATS

No less than five national records were reset at the weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals, hosted by Mildura’s Sunraysia Drag Racing Association across September 21 and 22. By the close of the two-day event, records were attained by the following racers: • Rob McKay: BB/MD ET record (4.836) and sp…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED POST SUNSET STRIP NATS

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round 3, “The Sunset Strip Nationals” which was held at Mildura’s Sunset Strip across September 21 and 22. ANDRA sends its congratulations to all the winners, runners up and top qualifiers; and al…

SUNSET STRIP NATIONALS DELIVERS SPECTACULAR ACTION

Round three of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series enjoyed a successful conclusion at Mildura’s Sunset Strip on Sunday (September 22) with plenty of spectacular performances on show as 150 racers went to battle. Particularly pleased with the weekend’s results were the event wi…

ANDRA CALENDAR FURTHER EXPANDED

The Australian National Drag Racing Association and South Coast Raceway are pleased to announce the addition of an extra round to the recently released 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series calendar. The South Coast Nationals will be held on December 14 and 15 in 2019 and will see the t…

RACE DAY STAGE SET FOLLOWING SUNSET STRIP NATS QUALIFYING

Following a fantastic day one of qualifying for more than 150 racers in Mildura, the stage is now set for a full day of racing tomorrow (22 September) at the 2019 Sunset Strip Nationals. The event marks round three of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and is being hosted by the…

ANDRA ANNOUNCES EXPANDED CALENDAR FOR 19/20 SEASON

The Australian National Drag Racing Association has confirmed a 10-round calendar for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series with the release of details for rounds 4-10 today. The 19/20 series calendar increases the total number of events by one and the number of venues by two with t…

COCKERILL COMMENCES CHASE FOR ANDRA TREE THIS WEEKEND

Super Gas racer Renee Cockerill has selected this weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals event as her comeback to the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series after a number of years away. This weekend’s event in Mildura marks round three of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and w…

‘TEX’ LOOKING FORWARD TO SRESS COMEBACK

Super Street racer Luke ‘Tex’ Griffiths will be making his comeback to national ANDRA competition at this weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals (September 21 and 22). The event marks the third round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and will be hosted by the Sunraysia Drag R…

TURIC HUNTING FOURTH-STRAIGHT FINAL IN MILDURA

Vlado Turic heads to next weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals – round three of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – fresh from back-to-back finals appearances at the opening two rounds of the current season. The 2018/2019 Top Sportsman Championship Runner-Up, who also went all…

ROOKIE RACER BLAZES THROUGH FOR MAIDEN WIN IN DARWIN

Levi Addison may be new to the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series but that isn’t holding him back – with just two rounds under his belt, he is leading the Modified Bike standings and has already clinched one ANDRA Christmas Tree. After making his Series debut at Alice Spring Inland Dragway…

SRESS POINTS UPDATED POST NT NATS

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following round two, the NT Nationals, which was held at the held at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin on the weekend. Our congratulations go to all the winners, runners-up and top qualifiers. We also send a sp…

SRESS RACERS NAIL IT IN THE NT

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors have impressed at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this weekend for the NT Nationals – round two of the 2019/2020 Series. After an exciting day of qualifying on Friday, Saturday hosted eliminations racing for all of the championship series br…

TOP QUALIFIERS LEAD THE WAY AT NT NATS

The fastest racers for each of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series brackets have been celebrated at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip’s NT Nationals this evening ahead of Saturday’s racing. Aiden Abel (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), David Denner (Modified Bike), Tim Brya…

UNFINISHED BUSINESS FOR STEFFENS IN DARWIN

Christine Steffens is heading to this weekend’s NT Nationals at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip (August 9 and 10) with plenty of unfinished business to spur her on. The Supercharged Outlaws racer was forced to accept the runner-up award at last weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Ser…

BRODIE ZAPPIA BREAKS THROUGH FOR MAIDEN TREE IN ALICE SPRINGS

Brodie Zappia has broken through to claim his first ever ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy on the weekend, claiming the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster win over Sarah Donnelly at the Desert Nationals. The August 3/4 event – the 13 year old’s sixth Desert Nationals’ adventure – marked the o…

MAIDEN WIN SPURS GIANNAROS ON TO DARWIN

Super Street racer Michael Giannaros took out his first ANDRA Christmas Tree at the weekend’s Desert Nationals and is now making an impromptu trip to this weekend’s NT Nationals as a result. The event at Alice Springs Inland Dragway at the weekend was the opening round of the 2019/2020 Summit Ra…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES POINTS UPDATE

Please see here for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following round one, the Desert Nationals, which was held at Alice Springs Inland Dragway on the weekend (August 3 and 4). ANDRA sends its congratulations to all of the winners, runners up and top qualifiers. Loo…

ALICE SPRINGS CELEBRATES FIRST WINNERS OF 19/20 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

The first winners of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series have been celebrated at Alice Springs Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals this evening. Following a fifth and final qualifying session this morning, the racers for the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster, Modified Bike,…

SPEEDY START FOR 19/20 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is officially underway following the successful conclusion of day one of the Desert Nationals, being held at Alice Springs Inland Dragway this weekend. Four qualifying sessions were held for all brackets competing at the Northern Territory venue…

WESTE READY FOR THE NT DOUBLE

Adelaide racer Rodger Weste will this month fulfil a long-held dream by competing at this weekend’s Desert Nationals (Alice Springs Inland Dragway, August 3/4) and next weekend’s NT Nationals (Hidden Valley Drag Strip, August 9/10). The two events mark rounds one and two of the 2019/2020 Summit…

JEFFREE HUNTING FIRST XMAS TREE IN NEW CHARIOT

Des Jeffree will make a return to Super Sedan racing this weekend at the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series opening Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway (August 3 and 4). He will also compete in round two of the Series – the NT Nationals – the very next weekend at Dar…

READ READY FOR UP NORTH COMEBACK ON CHAMPIONSHIP STEED

Proud West Aussie racer Ian Read will make his return to Alice Springs and Darwin next month aboard his championship-winning 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa after making his debut in the NT in 2017. The Alice Springs Inland Dragway will host the first round of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Se…

LONG-TERM CROW CAMS & ANDRA PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES

Crow Cams and the Australia National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) are pleased to announce that the highly successful long-term partnership between the two organisations is set to continue for another 12 months. Crow Cams has been an Associate Partner of ANDRA for seven consecutive seasons and wit…

RULEBOOK UPDATE – PAGE 90

Text has been changed on page 90 of the 2019/2020 ANDRA Rulebook regarding JD qualifying. The change was to correct a value in the example as shown below; Old text: e.g. A C/JD running a 11.91 second pass will qualify above a A/JD running a 8.02 second pass. New text: e.g. A C/JD running a 12.01……

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT CONTINUES TO BACK JUNIOR RACERS

Summit Racing Equipment and the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) are excited to announce that The World’s Speed Shop has renewed its naming rights support of ANDRA’s Junior Dragster category. For the fourth consecutive season the racing bracket, which offers three levels of pa…

DECOGLAZE GLASS SPLASHBACKS VICTORIA TO AWARD TOP QUALIFIERS THIS SEASON

DecoGlaze Central Victoria has extended its support of ANDRA drag racing, coming on board as sponsor of the Top Qualifier Medallion awarded as part of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. This new partnership is in addition to the company’s existing support of the ANDRA Member Benefits Pr…

New ANDRA Champions Poster released

ANDRA is pleased to release its new poster, celebrating the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Champions. To download the artwork, use the links below: Poster artwork (sized suitable for email) – click here High-resolution poster artwork – click here…

ENTRIES OPEN: DESERT NATIONALS

There are just 73 days to go until the Desert Nationals – round one of the 19/20 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – kicks off at Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID).   Entries are open now! For all the details, go to https://www.desertnationals.com.au/…

ANDRA AND NHRA FORM EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP

A fantastic new partnership between the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) will deliver new benefits to all ANDRA members. The partnership will allow ANDRA members to access discounted NHRA digital membership and associated benefits and di…

EVENT WINNERS IMPRESS AT ANDRA GRAND FINALS

As the final round of the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, a lot of the fanfare around the recent ANDRA Grand Finals event at the Perth Motorplex (April 6/7) understandably centred on those taking out the ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree championship trophies. The title winners weren’t…

RECORD-BREAKING END TO SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

The weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final brought the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season to a record-breaking conclusion with no less than eight national records reset at the Perth Motorplex event. The 1320ft records reset at the event are as follows. For the full current records list…

POINTS UPDATE: 2018/2019 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

Following the weekend’s ANDRA Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Grand Final, held at the Perth Motorplex across April 6 and 7, 2019, ANDRA is pleased to release the final points tallies for all of the Series’ brackets. You can view the updated points tally by clicking here. Congra…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES ENJOYS A GRAND OLD TIME IN PERTH

The final round of the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex brought to a close an intense season of racing at the weekend (April 6/7). At the end of two big days of on-track action, both season champions and event winners were celebrated with plenty of ANDRA Chri…

CHAMPIONS AND WINNERS HAILED AS SEASON COMES TO GRAND CLOSE

The 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has drawn to a spectacular close with the Perth Motorplex’s ANDRA Grand Finals event this weekend. Season champions and event winners were celebrated following two big days of action at the West Australian venue. Claiming the ultimate reward f…

QUALIFYING DONE, GRAND FINAL RACING ON NOW AT PERTH MOTORPLEX

Qualifying for the ANDRA Grand Final is officially complete with the final racing for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series now underway at the Perth Motorplex. Lee Watson (Super Street), Trent Anthony (Modified Bike), Dean Dawes (Super Sedan), Adam Mundy (Modfiied) and Amanda Martin (T…

LIVE STREAM: ANDRA GRAND FINAL

Watch all the action of the final round of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex live and free here. …

ARBERY AWARDED JOHN STORM MEMORIAL AHEAD OF FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAND

Jason Arbery has once again clinched the prestigious John Storm Memorial Trophy courtesy of his spectacular performance across the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, which is hosting its final round of the season this weekend at the Perth Motorplex. While the 18/19 title winners for mos…

GRAND START TO FINAL BATTLE OF 18/19 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

Just one day of racing is all that remains for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, following the conclusion of day one of the ANDRA Grand Finals event at the Perth Motorplex this evening. Come Sunday night, nine well-deserving competitors will join previously announced title winners…

ADRIAN MCGROTTY CELEBRATED AS SUPER GAS CHAMPION

As the ANDRA Grand Finals burst into life at the Perth Motorplex this weekend (April 6/7), Adrian McGrotty has been formally announced as the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Gas Champion. With no Super Gas competitors entering this weekend’s event, McGrotty’s title win comes…

SCINTILLATING SUPER STOCK BATTLE IN STORE FOR ANDRA GRAND FINALS

The fight to be named the Super Stock champion of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will be hotly contested at the ANDRA Grand Finals event this weekend at the Perth Motorplex (April 6/7). Alex Panagiotidis currently leads the way on the maximum points (300) ahead of Robert Dekert (…

SUPERCHARGED OUTLAWS READY TO RUN TO THE WIRE IN PERTH

The 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title battle for the Supercharged Outlaws bracket will come down to the wire at the Perth Motorplex this weekend at the hotly anticipated ANDRA Grand Finals (April 6/7). Heading to the final round of what has been an intensely competitive season for…

ANDRA GRAND FINALS TO HOST FIERCE COMPETITION BATTLE

The fight for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Title is set to be an interesting one, with the points leader absent and plenty of strong local competitors in the mix. Craig Geddes currently leads the points standings for the bracket on 220 points, ahead of David Roberts…

FIRST-TIME WINNERS SHAPING UP FOR CHAMP BATTLE

They took out their first ever ANDRA Christmas Trees this season and now Paul Jennings and Nikolas Karanovic are set to do battle for the Super Street championship at this weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final. The final round of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will be held at the Perth M…

PROUDLY LEADING THE WAY

After taking out her first ever ANDRA Christmas Tree at the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series opener, Nitro Up North, Jess Proud (nee Voigt) is now leading the way for the Modified bracket heading to next weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final. The 25 year old from South Australia – who will c…

RICKARD HUNTING FOR CHAMP ON EVE OF NEW ADVENTURE

Danny Rickard is looking to back-up his 2017/2018 Modified Bike title with a 18/19 Competition Bike championship at next weekend’s ANDRA Grand Final in what would be the perfect close to his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series career. The South Australian racer is preparing to make his debut…

DEFENDING TS CHAMP READY FOR TITLE BATTLE

Following a high-pressure season, defending Top Sportsman Australian Champion Jason Arbery is readying himself for the final stand of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season. The reigning champ and John Storm Memorial Award winner is one of four racers sitting on maximum points for…

SUPER SEDAN CHAMP V NEWCOMER TITLE BATTLE LOOMS

At the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final (Perth Motorplex, April 6/7) the battle for the title of 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Sedan Champion is sure to be fierce following a season full of intense racing and competition. At the top of the standings and tied on the max points cap he…

MOD BIKE TO GO TO THE WIRE IN PERTH

At the upcoming ANDRA Grand Final (Perth Motorplex, April 6-7) the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship battle for the Modified Bike bracket will come all the way down to the wire. The 2016 and 2017 champion Bryan Finn is tied on the top of the points tally at 290 points with…

SWEET SECOND WIN FOR GREGORINI AT WESTERNATIONALS

(Team Release) Daniel Gregorini clinched his second Westernationals win with victory at Perth Motorplex on Sunday, March 3, racing to personal best times and speeds. Gregorini, driving the Scratch & Match Autocolour Camaro, defeated childhood hero and now intense rival John Zappia in the final r…

UPDATED POINTS POST-WESTERNATS

Please see here for the updated 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally after Round Eight, the Westernationals held at Perth’s Motorplex across March 2-3. Congratulations to all the winners as well as the following competitors who have now reached the 300 points cap; Adam…

EPIC GRAND FINAL STAGE SET AFTER WONDERFUL WESTERNATS

The stage has been set for an epic ANDRA Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex next month following the conclusion of the Westernationals – the penultimate round of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – at the West Australian venue this evening. This weekend hosted not only the Summi…

RACING BECKONS AT WESTERNATIONALS

Qualifying for the 48th Westernationals is officially complete with racing now underway at the Perth Motorplex. Lee Watson (Super Street), Gavin Dohnt (Modified Bike), Dean Dawes (Super Sedan), Adam Mundy (Modfiied) and Amanda Martin (Top Sportsman) have officially claimed the Top Qualifier Medallio…

LIVE STREAM: WESTERNATIONALS

Watch all the action of day two of the Westernationals live and free right here. For full event information including entry lists, event schedules and more, go to http://www.motorplex.com.au/48th-annual-westernationals/ For event results as the day unfolds, go to http://www.motorplex.com.au/drag-res…

WESTERNATIONALS WOW AT THE PERTH MOTORPLEX

Day one of the 48th running of the Westernationals has impressed an enthralled crowd at the Perth Motorplex today with qualifying for both the West Coast Challenge and the penultimate round of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. John Zappia (Top Doorslammer) and Jay Upton (Top Fuel M…

WEST COAST CHALLENGE READY FOR ACTION AT WESTERNATS

The hunt for a ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree at the Westernationals kicks off this afternoon at the Perth Motorplex for both the competitors of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and the West Coast Challenge’s Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle racers. Nine Top Doorslammers and ei…

RECORD-BREAKING CHAISTY HAS WESTERNATS ON HIS MIND

WA’s Jake Chaisty is looking forward to racing at his home track’s Westernationals event this weekend after returning home from a successful trip to Victoria’s Twilight Nationals. The Westernationals will be held at the Perth Motorplex across March 2 and 3 and will mark the penultimate round o…

DEKERT TO MAKE PERTH DEBUT IN HUNT FOR TITLE

Rob Dekert is looking forward to making his Perth Motorplex debut next weekend for the Westernationals (March 2/3) – the penultimate round of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The Super Stock racer is second in the championship points tally for his bracket and at the Twilight Nat…

POINTS UPDATE: SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

Please see here for the updated 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally after Round 7, the ‘Twilight Nationals’ held at Mildura’s Sunset Strip across February 15/16. Congratulations to all the winners as well as the following competitors who have all reached the…

FIRST CHAMPION OF THE SEASON CROWNED AT TWILIGHT NATIONALS

The first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Champion for the 18/19 season has been crowned at the Sunset Strip’s Twilight Nationals event this weekend, with Jake Berias named as the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster Champion. The 15-year-old Year 10 student from Werribee (V…

RACERS IN THE BOX SEAT FOLLOWING DAY ONE OF TWILIGHT NATIONALS

Following the completion of day one of the Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, ten racers are in the box seat to clinch the Top Qualifying honours tomorrow afternoon ahead of the evening’s racing, while plenty others are poised to challenge. The Twilight Nationals represents round seve…

KEILY HOPING TO LIFT ‘MILDURA CURSE’ THIS WEEKEND

Jason Keily may be third in the Supercharged Outlaws Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series championship points and have a win and runner-up result under his belt so far this season, but the Melbourne racer is hoping for a change of luck at Mildura’s Twilight Nationals this weekend. “We love M…

GRIFFIN LOOKS TO CONTINUE WINNING TURNAROUND AT TWILIGHT NATS

Super Gas racer Colin Griffin is hoping his recent victory at the South Coast 660 is the start of a winning turnaround as he looks ahead to this weekend’s Twilight Nationals (February 15/16). The event, to be held at the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Sunset Strip in Mildura (Victoria), mar…

HAMILTON-MODERATE LOOKING FOR MILDURA SUCCESS

After coming oh-so-close to victory at the recent South Coast 660, Modified Bike racer Jake Hamilton-Moderate is hoping to go one better at the upcoming Twilight Nationals across February 15 and 16. The event, to be held at the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Sunset Strip in Mildura (Victoria)…

RECORD-SETTING FARRELL LOOKING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP

Popular local racer Chris Farrell was one of three racers to set new national 660 foot records at South Coast Raceway’s South Coast 660 event at the weekend (January 12/13). Farrell (A/MA MPH record: 149.50mph) was joined in re-writing the records book at what was round six of the 18/19 Summit Rac…

POINTS UPDATE: 18/19 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES

Please click here for the updated 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round Six: the South Coast 600 held at Portland’s South Coast Raceway. Congratulations to all of the winners as well as Jess Voigt (#6478, Modified Eliminator), Paul Stephen (#453, Supercha…

SPECIAL VICTORIES CELEBRATED AS SOUTH COAST 660 DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Under another day of beautiful blue skies at South Coast Raceway, the 2019 South Coast 660 and round six of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series drew to a spectacular close this afternoon. The January 12/13 event hosted more than 150 racers who delivered race fans with plenty of exciti…

DAVE WILLIS HUNTING BACK-TO-BACK WINS, CHAMPIONSHIP GAINS AT SC660

Dave Willis took out the Competition Bike victory at the last 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series South Coast Raceway round and will be looking to make it two-from-two at the venue at this weekend’s South Coast 660. The January 12-13 event marks round six of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equi…

JD FINALS TO BE HELD IN MILDURA, FEB 15-16

The Australian National Drag Racing Association would like to confirm that the Grand Final for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster championship chase will be held across February 15 and 16 at the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Twilight Nationals event. Entries for the Twilight N…

RECENT VICTORY DRIVES LOCAL RACER TO SC660

Dave Todd will head to South Coast Raceway’s South Coast 660 – round six of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – this weekend buoyed by recent victory at the Portland (Victoria) venue. The local racer took out the win at the track’s Chicago Shootout Event in December and is a…

SOUTH COAST RACEWAY STALWART CHASING ON-TRACK RESULTS

Anyone who is familiar with South Coast Raceway would be familiar with Greg ‘Dutchy’ Holland, the long-time committee member, former Vice President and track commentator. After 12 years of intense hands-on involvement with the facility, Holland has taken a step back and is now enjoying more time…

ROE CELEBRATES SMOOTH GOLDENSTATES VICTORY

The journey to his first ever ANDRA Christmas Tree at the recent Goldenstates was an exceptionally smooth one for Top Sportsman racer Chris Roe. The West Australian racer has been a regular competitor at his home track for three years and after much pursuit, finally lifted his first ANDRA Christmas…

GOLDENSTATES DELIVERS MASSIVE ONE-DAY ACTION

One-day race events are always action-packed from start to finish and the 2018 Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex was no exception. When all was said and done, it was Trent Anthony (Modified Bike), Chris De Bruin (Super Street), Neil Scott (Super Sedan), Angelo Locantro (Modified), Alan Mahnkoph (S…

TOP QUALIFIERS CELEBRATED AT GOLDENSTATES

After an impressive day of action at the Perth Motorplex, nine racers have laid claim to the Top Qualifying honours at the Goldenstates event, which marks round five of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Racing is now underway at the popular Western Australia venue for the one-day G…

GILBERT READY TO CONTINUE ‘INSANE’ COMP BIKE ADVENTURE AT GOLDENSTATES

Western Australia’s Craig Gilbert will compete in only his second ever Competition Bike event at the Perth Motorplex’s Goldenstates event this Saturday (December 1). Armadale’s Gilbert stepped up from the Modified Bike ranks to the nitrous-powered category earlier this year and made his compet…

LOCAL RACER HOPING FOR ‘BIRTHDAY LUCK’ AT GOLDENSTATES

Bibra Lakes’ Martin Mirco is hoping for some birthday luck at next Saturday’s 45th annual running of the Goldenstates at his home-track, the Perth Motorplex. It isn’t his own birthday luck he is betting on though, instead it is that of his wife Laura who will celebrate her birthday on the sam…

RUNNER-UP ROBS SET RECORDS AT SOUTH COAST RACEWAY

Both Rob Cassar and Rob Dekert went all the way to the finals at South Coast Raceway in their respective brackets at the weekend’s South Coast Nationals; round four of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. While both would walk away with runners-up plaques at the end of the day, they…

ZARA BOARD WINS FOR ANITA

Zara Board has taken the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster victory at South Coast Raceway today on the eve of the first anniversary of her little sister’s passing. Anita Board sadly passed away on November 12 of 2017 just days after her birthday (November 9) in a tragic accident. Her 13 year…

SOUTH COAST NATS RACERS READY FOR ELIMINATIONS BATTLE

With qualifying for the South Coast Nationals wrapping up this evening, more than 165 racers are ready and raring to go for eliminations tomorrow (Sunday 11 November).…

POINTS TALLIES UPDATED

Please see here for the updated 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally following Round Three, “The Sunset Strip Nationals” held at Mildrua’s Sunset Strip. Congratulations to all the winners as well as to Jason Arbery #1 in Top Sportsman, Peter Tzokas #1 in Super…

STUNNING SUNSET STRIP NATS STORMS TO A CLOSE

Racers have heralded round three of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Sunset Strip Nationals, a huge success following its conclusion in Mildura this evening.…

STAGE SET FOR SENSATIONAL SUNSET STRIP NATIONALS

With qualifying for the 2018 Sunset Strip Nationals now complete, the stage has been set for a full day of exciting racing action at Mildura’s Sunset Strip tomorrow (Sunday 23 September).…

MEMORIES MADE AT MILDURA’S SUNSET STRIP FOR YOUNG RACER

Thirteen year old Alex Mee has today made treasured memories at Mildura’s Sunset Strip Dragway thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group. Growing up in a drag racing family, Alex has always dreamt of racing himself however after being diagnosed with the terminal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrop…

PAUL STEPHEN ON THE TITLE HUNT

Paul Stephen heads to Mildura’s Sunset Strip Nationals this weekend with one goal in mind: a Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Supercharged Outlaws championship. The Sunset Strip Nationals is the third round of the 18/19 series, and will be held across September 22-23. After many years in t…

AMANDA MARTIN READY TO DEBUT NEW CAR IN MILDURA

After a season-ending high-speed crash in March of this year, Amanda Martin is preparing to make her racing comeback in a new car at next weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals in Mildura. The September 22-23 event at the Sunset Strip marks round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and…

CHAMP WELCOMES FIRST-EVER MILDURA COMP BIKE FIELD

Defending Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Bike champion Tony Frost is looking forward to Mildura’s first-ever Competition Bike field as part of next weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals. The September 22-23 event will mark round three of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsm…

BARLOW RESETS A/MD RECORD IN ALICE SPRINGS

Modified racer Simon Barlow ensured his Desert Nationals trip was a success recently, resetting both the ET and MPH markers of the national A/MD record on his way to a finals appearance at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway event. The South Australian had earlier taken out the Top Qualifier’s Medall…

DESERT NATS DELIGHT IN ALICE SPRINGS

The Desert Nationals has delighted fans and racers alike at Alice Springs Inland Dragway this weekend. Following the completion of racing this evening for what was round two of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Jake Berias (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Bryan Finn (Modi…

SPORTSMAN RACERS LIGHT UP ALICE SPRINGS

Day two of the Desert Nationals is being eagerly anticipated in Alice Springs this evening following a great day of qualifying at the Northern Territory venue today. The event marks round two of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. After four rounds of qualifying, Daniel Carranza (Su…

RECORD-SETTING FARRELL READY TO BACK IT UP IN ALICE SPRINGS

After being the first to set a national record at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip on the weekend, Modified racer Chris Farrell is looking to better his new marker at Alice Springs Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals this weekend (July 21/22). Farrell reset the national speed record for the A/MA bracket…

BRIDGES READY FOR MORE ‘UP NORTH’ FUN

South Aussie mechanic Michael Bridges will be looking to continue his tour of fun ‘up north’ this weekend at Alice Spring Dragway’s Desert Nationals (July 21/22). The Super Street racer along with his crew, partner Kerri and daughter Tayla travelled all the way from Morphett Vale (SA) to Darwi…

FIRST WINNERS OF 18/19 SEASON FOUND AT NITRO UP NORTH

Round one of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Nitro Up North, has concluded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening. Hoisting ANDRA Christmas Trees at the end of the two-day event were Jake Berias (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragst…

TOP QUALIFIERS BLAZE TO GLORY IN DARWIN

The 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has gotten off to a great start at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, with another full day of Nitro Up North racing action still to come. Perfect weather and an enthusiastic crowd greeted the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Ser…

‘NORTHERN SWING’ PUNCTUATES EPIC ROAD TRIP FOR HUTCHO & FRIENDS

Six race cars and twenty drag racing enthusiasts will arrive in Darwin today for this weekend’s Nitro Up North event (July 13/14) at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip as part of a month-long road trip which started in Tamworth earlier this month. David Hutchen heads up the group of Tamworth Drag Racing…

BONETTI LOOKING FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE UP NORTH

After bringing home a pair of trophies from last year’s ‘northern swing’, South Australian Sergio Bonetti is hoping for more success at the 2018 instalments of the Nitro Up North and Desert Nationals events. Nitro Up North will be held at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip this weekend (July 13/14),…

BRYAN LOOKING FOR NITRO UP NORTH THREE-PEAT

After taking out the Nitro Up North Super Street honours in both 2016 and 2017, Darwin racer Tim Bryan is hoping to bring home a three-peat when the event hits the Hidden Valley Drag Strip next weekend. The July 13-14 event marks round one of the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series an…

TOP QUALIFIERS TO RECEIVE TOP PRIZES

The Top Qualifiers of all brackets across the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will once again receive a special award thanks to TileCo-TheShowerPeople and KC Tools. Both companies have renewed their support of the popular Top Qualifier Medallion accolade, with racers who set the faste…

JUSTIN RUSSELL CLAIMS SUPERCHARGED OUTLAWS CHAMPIONSHIP

Following a hard-fought season, Justin Russell has been awarded the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the Supercharged Outlaws bracket. Russell and Jason Keily tied on points at the conclusion of the ANDRA Grand Final proceedings at Adelaide International Racewa…

SUPER GAS CHAMP REFLECTS ON ‘BEST SEASON EVER’

After a strong and consistent season, Graeme Spencer was able to secure a third Super Gas Australian Title at the final round of the 17/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. While any season with a championship at the end of it is likely to have been a good one, Spencer says this one ranks ri…

COMP BIKE TITLE A HARD-FOUGHT VICTORY FOR FROST

While it is true that most championships do not come easy, for Tony Frost, the road to claiming the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the Competition Bike bracket was particularly rocky. With the support of his fellow racers, friends and family however, he was a…

New 660ft records set at ANDRA Grand Finals

No less than three National Records were set at the ANDRA Grand Finals back in March. E/D – Craig Geddes – 660ft ET record of 4.600 seconds. D/GA – Steve Norman – 660ft ET record of 5.298 seconds. DD/GA – Daniel Camilleri – 660ft ET record of 4.694 seconds at a record setting 147.83mph a…

NORMAN CLAIMS ADL EVENT WIN, CROW CAMS BEST ENGINEERED AWARD

At the recent ANDRA Grand Finals, Steve Norman not only took out the SuperComp victory for the final round of the 17/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, but also the Crow Cams Best Engineered Award. The recognition of Norman’s D/GA BMW M3 Coupe comes at the end of the car’s debut season…

Entries open for Nitro Up North

Round One of the 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will be hosted by the Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association across the 13th and 14th of July, 2018. The Nitro Up North event will cater for all ANDRA sportsman classes, subject to entry numbers. Qualifying will be held on the Friday…

DENSO SUPER STREET CHAMP HARRY HARRIS ‘STILL ON A HIGH’

It may have been over a month since he took out the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the DENSO Super Street bracket, but South Australian Harry Harris is still buzzing. “I don’t think it will settle in until the next Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season st…

GEDDES REFLECTS ON RECORD-MAKING THREE-IN-A-ROW

When he claimed the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the Competition bracket last month, Craig Geddes also made history. By taking the title, he was the first racer in Australia to claim three back-to-back championships in the Competition class.…

TITLE-WINNER TZOKAS GEARING UP FOR MORE LAUGHS

    When it came time to be presented with his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title last month, larrikin Super Sedan racer Peter Tzokas celebrated by landing a big kiss on the face of ANDRA General Manager Brett Stevens. The move was met with much amusement from the watching r…

RICKARD REVELS IN NUMBER-ONE STATUS

In only his second full Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, South Australian Danny Rickard broke through to take the Australian Title honours in the Modified Bike bracket last month. Rickard had stepped up to a new bike for the 2017/2018 season, racing the ‘Raw’ V-Rod previously owned by c…

CZERNY STILL ON CLOUD 9 AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

  Matt Czerny took out the Australian Title for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified bracket in late March, and weeks’ later the Victorian racer is still on cloud nine. “It only started to sink in recently at the Mildura Supercharged Shootout with so many people coming up a…

‘MRX’ TURNS SEASON DOMINANCE INTO CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Following a dominating performance in Super Stock across the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, Jim Ioannidis and his MRX Racing Commodore claimed the Australian Title for the bracket last month. “We can comfortably say the 308-powered MRX Racing Holden VS Commodore dominat…

BISHOP LEAVES THE BEST ‘TIL LAST

In his final year racing in the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket, 17-year-old Bradley Bishop was able to secure the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian title. The racer from Orangeville (NSW) says that two weeks after the final round, the big win is finally sinking in.…

TOP SPORTSMAN CHAMPION AWARDED JOHN STORM MEMORIAL TROPHY

Jason Arbery clinched not only an ANDRA Grand Finals victory and the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Australian Title in the Top Sportsman ranks at the weekend, but he also was awarded the prestigious John Storm Memorial Trophy. Commissioned in memory of Mr John Storm, the first National Director…

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AS 17/18 SEASON DRAWS TO A CLOSE

The final round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has concluded with celebrations at Adelaide International Raceway with both event and championship winners crowned.…

FIRST ANDRA GRAND FINAL SHOTS FIRED

One final day of racing is all that remains for the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, with day one of the Grand Finals at Adelaide International Raceway now complete. More than 170 sportsman racers took to the track for two rounds of qualifying today, with one final session of qual…

FINN EYES HISTORY-MAKING THIRD TITLE

Defending Modified Bike champion Bryan Finn could make history this weekend (March 23-24) if he can clinch a third consecutive Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series national title.…

TOP SPORTSMAN GRAND FINAL SHOWDOWN BECKONS

No less than five racers are in the box seat to take the Top Sportsman title at the final round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series this weekend (March 23-24). Amongst them is local racer Greg Damiani. The self-employed farmer from Gawler River in South Australia is looking forward to do…

DIMITROPOULOS SHOOTING FOR SUPER STOCK SUCCESS

Next weekend at his home track of Adelaide International Raceway, local racer Tom Dimitropoulos will be doing all he can to snatch the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title for the Super Stock category. Dimitropoulos is currently second on the points ladder, 40 points behind the l…

RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHT THE WESTERNATS

No less than four new national records punctuated last weekend’s MacTrack Westernationals, with Jim Ioannidis (C/MSA – 9.555s), Jamie Chaisty (H/MSA – 9.249s), Phill Paton (DD/CB – 8.344s) and John Althuizen (A/MR – 7.555s) all rewriting the record books. For a full list of the current nat…

WESTERNATS WINS SET STAGE FOR EPIC GRAND FINAL

The stage is set for a monumental Grand Final later this month (Adelaide International Raceway, March 23-24) following the conclusion of the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex. Hoisting ANDRA Christmas Trees on Sunday night were Steph G…