National Sportsman Events

PLUMMER ALL SMILES AFTER RIVERBEND NATIONALS

Fourteen-year-old Cooper Plummer has well and truly made his mark in the Junior Dragster bracket of late, including at the weekend’s Riverbend Nationals, where he claimed not only his third event victory of his season but also the Western Conference win for the bracket. Plummer is also kicking goa…

ALLEN RACES THROUGH FOR COMPETITION BIKE SUCCESS

It was a hugely successful Riverbend Nationals for Competition Bike’s Chris Allen – taking out not only the event honours but also the Western Conference win for the bracket. Along the way, he also set a new personal best and two new ANDRA national records – resetting the AA/AB ET record from…

HENLEY AND YOUNG HERALDED AT DRAGWAY AT THE BEND

With five national event wins, Glenn Henley headed to Dragway at The Bend’s Riverbend Nationals as the man to beat in Top Sportsman. While the event itself might not have gone the way he planned, the South Australian racer’s incredible performances across the season stood him in good stead to en…

GEDDES CONTINUES WINNING STREAK

At the Riverbend Nationals, Australia’s most successful sportsman racer continued on his winning way, taking out not only the Competition Eliminator event win and Top Qualifier award, but also the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship Western Conference final win. Geddes stormed to victory on S…

TOP FUEL DELIGHTS PACKED CROWD AHEAD OF RIVERBEND NATIONALS RACE DAY

(NDRC Saturday release) Day two of the Riverbend Nationals has seen Top Fuel headline an action-packed program for a bumper crowd at Dragway at The Bend today with plenty more action to come for race day tomorrow. Multiple three-second and 500kph+ passes from the 11,000hp flame-throwing stars deligh…

AEROFLOW SPORTSMAN RACERS READY TO CHASE WESTERN GLORY THIS WEEKEND

*Story updated 4/4/2024 following NDRC update to bonus point limit (see underlined text below)   (NDRC release) The first ever Aeroflow Sportsman Western Conference Champions will be celebrated at Dragway at The Bend’s Riverbend Nationals this weekend, with a host of racers ready to put it al…

TEMPS SOAR ON AND OFF THE TRACK AT EPIC KEN SCROOP MEMORIAL

The latest NDRC Christmas Tree trophy winners have been celebrated at Mildura’s Sunset Strip at the weekend following a fantastic Ken Scroop Memorial event which featured plenty of incredible performances from more than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors despite soaring tempe…

KEN SCROOP MEMORIAL OFF TO A HOT START IN MILDURA

Day one of the Ken Scroop Memorial at Mildura’s Sunset Strip saw impressive on-track performances match the soaring temperatures as the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors sought to put their best foot forward ahead of Sunday’s eliminations racing. At the close of Saturday night…

WESTERNATS WINNER MILDURA-BOUND, EYEING THIRD TREE

NDRC Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship Western Conference Junior Dragster points leader Cooper Plummer took out his second event win of the season and his first Gold Christmas Tree at the Westernationals at the weekend and is now hoping to secure his third tree at this weekend’s Ken Scroop…

TUCKER HOPING FOR HOMETOWN TITLE CHASE LUCK THIS WEEKEND

Renmark (SA) racer Dale Tucker will be doing all he can to continue what has been a highly successful NDRC season to date at his home track’s Ken Scroop Memorial event this weekend. Tucker is leading the Supercharged Outlaws standings for the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship Western Confer…

WICKED WESTERNATS FOR AEROFLOW NATIONAL SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The two days and nights of the 53rd annual MacTrack Westernationals saw more than 180 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors deliver pass after pass of enthralling action for a packed house at the Perth Motorplex at the weekend. With qualifying Saturday and racing Sunday alongside Top…

READ, STEVENS DO THE WESTERNATS DOUBLE WHILE ZAPPIA STRIKES BACK

Eleven three second passes, three side-by-side, four of those at more than 500kph including two at more than 510kph – Top Fuel well and truly put on a show for a packed house at the Perth Motorplex across the 53rd MacTrack Westernationals as part of the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) thi…

500KPH STAGE SET AT WONDERFUL WESTERNATS

A blistering 500kmh pass by Top Fuel’s Wayne Newby headlined an awesome day one of the MacTrack Westernationals, with Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and the Aeroflow National Sportsman Series delighting a packed crowd of nearly 9,000 at the Perth Motorplex today. Exceptionally high…

MOTHER AND SON RACING AHEAD TO MILDURA

As they get ready for the upcoming Ken Scroop Memorial featuring the NDRC’s Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship, Jodie Wagner and her 12 year old son Todd Wagner are well truly proving the old adage of ‘the family that races together, stays together.’ Jodie Wagner will be lining up in the…

West Aussies ready for wonderful Westernats

The 53rd annual MacTrack Westernationals will bring tonnes of National Drag Racing Championship fun to the Perth Motorplex across March 2 and 3, including 11,000hp Top Fuel dragsters in their only trip to the West in 2024. Joining the flame-throwing Top Fuel Dragsters on-track will be Top Doorslamm…

YOUNG GUN SETTING THE CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

At just 22 years of age, Jordan Spencer is a good two decades younger than most of his Super Gas compatriots, but those assuming his lack of years equals a lack of experience or wisdom would be far from the mark. The son of four-time Super Gas national champion, Graeme Spencer, Spencer Junior has pl…

PICTURE PERFECT WEEKEND DELIVERS FOR NDRC RACERS AT SOUTH COAST RUMBLE

(NDRC Report) A foggy start to the morning gave way to a second day of clear skies and perfect racing conditions at South Coast Raceway. More than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors made the most of the continuing brilliant conditions to put on a thrilling show at the South Coa…

AEROFLOW SPORTSMAN SERIES SHINES AT SOUTH COAST RUMBLE

(NDRC report) Picture perfect conditions have greeted more than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors as they took to the track for three rounds of qualifying at South Coast Raceway today. Under brilliant blue skies the track was ‘on song’ for day one of the South Coast Rumble…

TEDESCO READY TO RUMBLE AT SOUTH COAST THIS WEEKEND

Racers from all over will descend on South Coast Raceway this Saturday and Sunday (February 3/4) for the latest round of the NDRC’s Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship – the South Coast Rumble. Amongst them will be Super Sedan racer Brodie Tedesco, who is enjoying quite a comeback to racing…

SUPER SEDAN WINNER READY FOR SOUTH COAST RUMBLE

Dave Todd raced through for the NDRC Christmas Tree Trophy at South Coast 660 and is now gearing up with his 800hp 1978 Gemini to take on South Coast Raceway’s South Coast Rumble as part of a great entry list next weekend (February 3-4). His early January win in Super Sedan, which also came at……

RECORDS BROKEN IN PORTLAND, TAILEM BEND

Six new ANDRA national records have been recorded between the recent South Coast 660 and Festival State Nationals events, held at South Coast Raceway (January 6-7) and Dragway at The Bend (January 13-14) respectively. At the South Coast 660, Steve Norman and Edge Mallis set three 660ft records betwe…

FANTASTIC FESTIVAL STATE NATIONALS DELIGHT PACKED HOUSE

Race fans have delighted in all that the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) has to offer today with epic performances from Nitro Funny Cars, Top Doorslammers, Top Fuel Motorcycles and the Aeroflow National Sportsman Series ensuring the 20,000+ strong crowd on-track and the many watching live o…

NDRC RACERS CELEBRATE HAPPY NEW YEAR AT SOUTH COAST RACEWAY

(NDRC release) The Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship has rung in the new year in style at South Coast Raceway this weekend, with more than 140 competitors taking to the Portland venue for the South Coast 660 – the first NDRC event of 2024. As the Western Conference points battle heats up, e…

VELLA BREAKS RECORDS IN PORTLAND

At the weekend’s South Coast Nationals at South Coast Raceway, reigning Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Stock Australian Champion Adrian Vella not only took out the ANDRA Christmas Tree for SuperComp, but also rewrote both ends of the Super Stock E/GA record. Following his record-se…

SUPER SOUTH COAST NATIONALS DELIVERS IN PORTLAND

Day two of the South Coast Nationals has seen the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers well and truly deliver some super performances today as they looked to claim ANDRA Christmas Trees in Portland. When all was said and done, it was Rob Bergamin (Super Gas), Sarah Osborne (Summit Racing…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES SOARS AT SOUTH COAST RACEWAY

Day one of South Coast Raceway’s South Coast Nationals, featuring the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, has seen more than 160 racers impress across three rounds of qualifying today ahead of eliminations racing tomorrow (Sunday 3 December). At the close of Saturday’s…

RECORD-SETTING RACERS IMPRESS AT GOLDENSTATES

The 49th annual Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex hosting the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Nitro Funny Car, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Pro Alcohol, delivered plenty of exciting performances at the weekend, including five new national records. Rewriting the record books i…

FROM WA TO PORTLAND, MIRCO LOOKING FOR VICTORY

Two-time Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Sedan Australian Champion Martin Mirco went all the way to the finals at the Goldenstates at the weekend, and now has South Coast Nationals victory in his sights this weekend (December 2/3). The 2020/2021 and 2019 champion will be undertaking b…

BATDAN READY FOR SOUTH COATS NATS CHALLENGE AFTER NHRA INITIATION

Eighteen year old Daniel ‘BatDan’ Carranza has been coming to South Coast Raceway since he was eight years old and will enjoy his first national-level event in the senior ranks at the venue this weekend following years of competing there in Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster. Carranza will…

GOLDENSTATES GLORY FOR SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES RACERS IN PERTH

In hot and humid conditions, Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers have well and truly delivered for the fans at the Perth Motorplex on day two of the 49th annual Goldenstates. Lining up alongside Nitro Funny Cars, Top Doorslammers, Top Fuel Motorcycles and Pro Alcohol competitors, the Sum…

SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES ON-SHOW IN PERTH

Day one of the 49th Goldenstates has seen Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors entertain on-track alongside NDRC Nitro Funny Cars, Top Doorslammers, Top Fuel Motorcycles and Pro Alcohol competitors at the Perth Motorplex this evening in hot and humid conditions. By the close of on-tr…

WHISSON HOPING TO CARRY MOMENTUM INTO GOLDENSTATES

After a long history of helping others gain success on the race track, Dean Whisson is now making his own way and is hoping to strike success at this weekend’s Goldenstates event at his home track of the Perth Motorplex. The Goldenstates event (November 24/25) will feature the latest round of the…

DECORATED PERTH RACER HUNTING FIRST GOLDENSTATES CHRISTMAS TREE

Perth’s Colin Davis has claimed many trophies at the Perth Motorplex over the years, including Christmas Trees at the 2017 Westernationals and the 2022 ANDRA Grand Final. Now, the Top Sportsman racer is hoping that following a range of upgrades to his storied Ford Probe, he may be able to finally…

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DRAG RACING ROARS INTO LIFE

The Spring Nationals at the brand-new Dragway at The Bend, featuring more than 300+ Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors alongside group one racers for NDRC Top Fuel, Dananni Hot Shots Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Pro Stock Motorcycle, saw drag racing come back to South A…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES READY FOR SUNDAY AT DRAGWAY AT THE BEND

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers will compete in front of what is expected to be another capacity crowd at Dragway at The Bend today, with the field heading straight into eliminations racing this morning. As the grand-opening event for Dragway at the Bend, the Spring Nationals has bee…

SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES PERFORMS FOR CAPACITY CROWD AT THE BEND

The grand-opening Spring Nationals for Dragway at The Bend, featuring the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, saw more than 350 racers put on a show for a sold-out capacity crowd of 20,532 today. By the time a weather (wind and dust) shortened on-track program was concluded…

OXLEYS HAVE SPRING NATIONALS IN THEIR SIGHTS

Father and son Ray and Mitch Oxley are ready to mount their Spring Nationals Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series campaign at the brand-new Dragway at The Bend this weekend (October 21 and 22). The Spring Nationals mark the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series for 2023, w…

MOD BIKE STALWART BIDS FAREWELL

(Team release) The opening event at the country’s newest track will bring to a close the 26 year career of former Taswegian, now Victorian Mod Bike racer Shane Walker, and he has to borrow a bike to do it. Walker commenced racing at Tassie’s Tarmak Dragway back in late 1996 on a Honda 500 four..…

SUMMIT RACING SERIES NEWCOMER TURNING HEADS AHEAD OF SPRING NATIONALS

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Competition Bike newcomer, Rob Church, is already making waves as the series heads to Dragway at The Bend for the Spring Nationals across October 21 and 22. The local racer only started racing 12 months ago, and made his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Seri…

ANDRA SECURES INSURANCE TERMS

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce it has secured insurance terms for the new policy year. With all insurances due for ANDRA on September 30, it has been a busy time with negotiations through ANDRA’s broker Gallagher with underwriters for the sport’s P…

ANDRA CONGRATULATES DRAGWAY AT THE BEND ON FIRST EVENT

While the official ribbon-cutting at Dragway at The Bend is being reserved for the upcoming Spring Nationals in October, Friday hosted the brand-new venue’s first ever meeting, with the 120th Harley Davidson anniversary HogFest roaring to life. As part of this event, a host of ANDRA-licensed motor…

ANDRA AND DRAGWAY AT THE BEND SIGN SANCTIONING AGREEMENT

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and Dragway at The Bend are pleased to announce the official signing of a sanctioning agreement between the two parties. ANDRA will provide sanctioning services for a wide range of events to be held at the new Dragway at The Bend, including thi…

SUN SETS ON EPIC SPORTSMAN SHOW IN MILDURA

The Sunset Nationals have well and truly impressed in Mildura, with an action-packed day of racing ensuring plenty of happy campers at the Sunset Strip today for the latest Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event of 2023. When all was said and done, it was Rob Bergamin (Super Gas), Cooper Plu…

SUNSET NATIONALS TOP QUALIFIERS REVEALED AHEAD OF SUNDAY RACE DAY

(Updated 10am 17 September 2023 re Super Sedan Top Qualifier) More than 160 racers took to the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Sunset Strip in Mildura today to undertake three rounds of qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series’ Sunset Nationals. When all was said and done,…

JOHNSON HOPING TO GO ONE BETTER IN MILDURA THIS WEEKEND

After reaching a personal racing career high of being the Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier and Modified Runner-Up in Darwin, Ashley Johnson is hoping to go one better when the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series hits Mildura’s Sunset Strip this weekend. The Sunset Nationals will be h…

BREAKTHROUGH WIN DRIVES RIDGWAY TO MILDURA

West Australian Louise Ridgway is locked and loaded ready to tackle Modified Bike at next weekend’s Sunset Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip after enjoying a breakthrough victory at the Top End Nationals in Darwin. The latest Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event of 2023 will be held…

STATEMENT: DESERT NATIONALS

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Central Australian Drag Racing Association (CADRA) regret to announce the cancellation of the Desert Nationals. What was the second Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event of the new season had commenced running earlier today (Sa…

DARWIN WINNER READY FOR MORE IN ALICE SPRINGS

Super Street racer Michael Jennings is hoping he can keep the good times rolling aboard his 1970 Nova Chev Sedan this weekend when the Top End Nationals winner heads to Alice Springs Inland Dragway for the Desert Nationals (July 22/23). The Valley View (SA) racer is on his first Summit Racing Equipm…

DARWIN LIGHTS UP WITH TOP END NATS CELEBRATIONS

The first ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies of the new season have been held aloft at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip, following the conclusion of the Top End Nationals on Saturday evening (15 July). When all was said and done, it was Seth Jarvis (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Louise Ridgway (M…

SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES OPENS IN DARWIN

The first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event of the new season enjoyed a successful opening day at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Friday (14 July), with the qualifying and racing action set to continue today (Saturday 15 July). At the close of Friday’s action, Cooper Plummer (Summit R…

AIDAN ABEL TO MAKE NATIONAL SENIOR RANKS DEBUT AT TOP END NATIONALS

Aidan Abel has a long history in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, racing in the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket for eight years from the age of eight to 16. Most recently, he has been stretching his legs in the senior ranks, licensing in Supercharged Outlaws in his dad…

CATES READY TO MAKE SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES DEBUT

Peter Cates will be making his national-level racing debut at the back-to-back Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip (Top End Nats – 14/15 July) and Alice Springs Inland Dragway (July 22/23) this month, campaigning a race car that is the only one of its ki…

INCREASED SUMMIT RACING CONTINGENCY PAYOUTS ANNOUNCED

Summit Racing Equipment and the Australian National Drag Racing Association are pleased to announce increased contingency payouts. These increased payouts (via redeemable product certificates) will be available at the previously announced Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events for 2023, whi…

UPDATE RE NDRC SPORTSMAN SERIES FROM IAN BROWN

Understandably, ANDRA members have a lot of questions about the upcoming NDRC Sportsman Series. To answer a few FAQs, NDRC have agreed that all events that are sanctioned by ANDRA will be run under the ANDRA rulebook. Sportsman championship points will be accumulated as per our current system with b…

ANDRA AND NDRC EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) wish to confirm that they have reached agreement on integrating the contracted Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series rounds into the NDRC Sportsman Championship Western Conference, with a seam…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: TOMMY TURIC

Tommy Turic immediately impressed upon stepping up from Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster to the senior ranks, taking out not only event wins at both the Top End Nationals (on debut) and the Desert Nationals before going on to claim the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: ROBERT BERGAMIN

Robert Bergamin saw his dreams come true when he successfully clinched the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Championship for Super Gas, with consistency proving the key to his success. How did you get into drag racing? I was probably 10 or 12 years old when I first was e…

ANDRA ACKNOWLEDGES NDRC VISION STATEMENT

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) acknowledges the release this afternoon of a vision statement for a new proposed series, under the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) banner. The NDRC concept is being driven by Andy Lopez and Nathan Prendergast, the team behind the Burso…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: SIMON BARLOW

Simon Barlow put himself in the box seat for his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Australian Championship with a penultimate round victory, but with a number of racers nipping at his heels, he had an anxious wait to see if he would successfully claim the title after going out…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: ROSS LAMATTINA

In his first full Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, young racer Ross Lamattina followed in the championship-winning footsteps of his father, Top Fuel racer Phil Lamattina, by claiming his own Australian Championship by taking out the title for Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster a…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: LEON DAVIES

Leon Davies headed to the ANDRA Grand Finals fourth on the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Stock championship points with 260 points, while the top three ahead of him were all on the max points cap. As his rivals fell throughout the event, Davies was in the box seat to clinch the big…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: ALAN MAHNKOPH

Many, many kilometres of travel, a dedicated team, a well-performing race car and plenty of strong and consistent results across the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series saw WA racer Alan Mahnkoph celebrated as a well-deserving Supercharged Outlaws Australian Champion at the ANDRA Gran…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: LANCE LARCOMBE

Lance Larcombe had his hands full following the ANDRA Grand Final, claiming both the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Sedan Australian Championship but also the coveted John Storm Memorial Trophy. The title fight in Super Sedan was exceptionally tight heading into the ANDRA Grand Final…

22/23 CHAMPION Q&A: ADRIAN VELLA

At the ANDRA Grand Finals / Westernationals, Adrian Vella not only claimed his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Championship in Super Stock, but he also clean swept the event, with the event win coming at the expense of last season’s winner (to who Vella was the runner-up…

22/23 CHAMPIONSHIP Q & A: JOE KHOURY

Joe Khoury has been chasing a national championship for more than a decade, and at the ANDRA Grand Finals at the Perth Motorplex in April, he finally achieved his dream by claiming the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Championship for Competition Bike. How did you get in…

22/23 CHAMPION Q & A: BRIAN ALVISIO

Brian Alvisio’s first ever trip to the Perth Motorplex proved exceptionally successful, seeing him walk away with not only his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship, but also the event runner-up honours in Modified Bike. Alvisio headed over to Perth on the maximum p…

22/23 CHAMPION Q & A: CRAIG GEDDES

By successfully claiming the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Championship in the Competition category, Craig Geddes continued to write his name in the history books as ANDRA’s most successful sportsman competitor. This latest accolade is made even more impressive by t…

ANDRA UNVEILS NEW PREMISES

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce it is now operational in new premises. After relocating from its previous location in McInnes Street, ANDRA remains in Adelaide and is now operating from 287 Payneham Road in Royston Park, sharing premises with fellow Aus…

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS AT ANDRA GRAND FINALS

At the recent ANDRA Grand Finals, part of the 52nd Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, there was no shortage of ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies hoisted by grinning recipients following the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. While the title winners have understand…

FOUR NEW NATIONAL RECORDS SET AT 2023 ANDRA GRAND FINALS

At the recent ANDRA Grand Finals, held as part of the 52nd Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex across March 4 and 5, four new national records were set across the 1320ft distance: Michael Buckley – RR/SM – 6.892 seconds Michael Buckley – RR/SM – 201.01 miles per hour Troy Thompson – CC/…

ANDRA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Earlier this month, the Australian National Drag Racing Association was thrilled to welcome two new members to its board: Ian Brown and Katie Cassar, both from Victoria. These appointments bring the ANDRA Board to seven members: Nathan Peirano (QLD) – Chairman, Murray O’Connor (WA), Grant Wilson…

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE DELIVERS IN PERTH

The final round of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series brought all of the intensity and excitement that was expected of it and more at the Perth Motorplex across March 4 and 5 as part of the 52nd MacTrack Westernationals. Following an epic day of final battles on Sunday March 5, t…

2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series finalised points released

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated and finalised following the 2023 ANDRA Grand Final event held at The Perth Motorplex over March 4 and 5, 2023. Congratulations to all our 2022-2023 National Champions and Runners-up. To see the finalised points for the 2022-2…

CHAMPIONS CELEBRATED IN PERTH

After two intense days of competition at the Perth Motorplex for the ANDRA Grand Final as part of the 52nd MacTrack Westernationals, the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series champions have been crowned. Claiming the ultimate reward for their efforts over the Summit Racing Equipment Spo…

GRAND FINAL STAGE SET AT PERTH MOTORPLEX

Day one of the ANDRA Grand Finals at the 52nd MacTrack Westernationals has set the stage for what is sure to be an epic day of racing to decide the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championships tomorrow at the Perth Motorplex. More than 220 racers lined up at the ‘Plex today for…

ALVISIO TAKES TITLE FIGHT TO THE MAX

Brian Alvisio is heading to the Perth Motorplex for this weekend’s Westernationals/ANDRA Grand Finals on the 300 points cap thanks to his third finals appearance of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Twilight Nationals. While Alvisio may have lost the Twilight Nationals…

2022/2023 GALLAGHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS CELEBRATED

For the 2022/2023 season, five Gallagher Volunteer of the Year Awards have been bestowed upon exceptionally deserving recipients, who were nominated for recognition in their division by their peers. The Gallagher Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to recognise the outstanding contribution and p…

BROWN HOPING TO CHALLENGE FOR MAIDEN TITLE

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series’ most awarded competitor, Craig Geddes, is leading the way in the Competition ranks as the series heads to its final round of the season at the Perth Motorplex across March 4 and 5, but he is not without strong competition. Nipping at his heels with 170…

TWILIGHT NATS A RECORD-BREAKER FOR SIMON BARLOW, DAVID WILLIS

For David Willis and Simon Barlow, the weekend’s Twilight Nationals was a record-breaker, and for Barlow, it was also the maker of a championship tilt. Willis reset the D/AB Competition Bike 660ft MPH record to 125.28mph, while Barlow reset both ends of the Modified record to 4.345 and 161.01mph a…

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING TWILIGHT NATS

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the 2023 Twilight Nationals, the penultimate round of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, at Mildura’s Sunset Strip. To see the updated tally, please click here. Congratulations to all of the…

GRAND FINAL BECKONS FOLLOWING SIZZLING TWILIGHT NATIONALS

The penultimate round of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Twilight Nationals, concluded in style on Saturday evening at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, setting the stage for what is sure to be an intense ANDRA Grand Final fight in just two weeks’ time (Perth Motorplex, March 4…

HOT PERFORMANCES HEADLINE DAY ONE OF TWILIGHT NATIONALS

Blistering hot conditions at Mildura’s Sunset Strip on Friday, with temperatures reaching the mid-40s, were matched by sizzling performances from more than 150 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors during day one of the 2023 Twilight Nationals. Three rounds of qualifying were held a…

MODIFIED MARRIAGE SET FOR TITLE TEST

Husband and wife racers, Dan and Josie Hodgins, are travelling to this weekend’s Twilight Nationals all the way from their home in the Northern Territory as they chase the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship in the Modified bracket. The February 17-18 event, hosted by t…

TITLE HOPEFUL VELLA CHASING BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES IN MILDURA

Adrian Vella is heading to next weekend’s Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip as a defending winner who is also in the box seat for a championship challenge. The February 17-18 event, hosted by the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association, marks the penultimate round of the 2022/2023 Summit Ra…

SC660 RUNNER-UP HOPEFUL FOR TWILIGHT NATS REPEAT SUCCESS

Matt Ponton might have been out of the seat for well over six months, but that didn’t stop him from going all the way to the finals at the recent South Coast 660 at South Coast Raceway. Ponton claimed the runner-up honours in the Modified class at the January 7 and 8 event, facing off……

SUMMIT RACING SPORTSMAN SERIES POINTS UPDATED FOLLOWING SOUTH COAST 660

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated following the 2023 South Coast 660, held at South Coast Raceway across January 7 and 8, 2023. To see the updated tally, please click here. Congratulations to all of the winners, runners up and top qualifiers. Congratulations…

SOUTH COAST 660 HERALDS FIRST SUMMIT RACING SERIES WINNERS OF 2023

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has celebrated its first event winners of 2023, with the conclusion of the South Coast 660 event in Portland (Victoria) this afternoon. Following a big day of racing at South Coast Raceway, it was Colin Griffin (Super Gas), Ross Lamattina (Summit Racing E…

SC660 DAY ONE COMPLETE FOR 160+ SUMMIT RACING FIELD

More than 160 racers have taken to Portland’s South Coast Raceway today for day one of the South Coast 660 – the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Today’s on-track running hosted three rounds of qualifying for 10 brackets, with the on-track action to continue with r…

SOUTH COAST CALLING FOR STEFAN LAINAS

Stefan Lainas is looking forward to taking his Commodore out for the upcoming South Coast 660, the latest round of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The January 7 and 8 event will be held at Portland’s South Coast Raceway, with more than 150 competitors anxious to get into th…

SUPER STOCK ROOKIE READY FOR PORTLAND DEBUT

Whyalla’s Leigh Donaldson is currently preparing to head to South Coast Raceway for the first time, where he will field his VX SS Commodore in Super Stock after making the step up to the bracket earlier this year. Donaldson will be part of a line-up of more than 150 cars and bikes that will race..…

ANDRA ISSUES CALENDAR UPDATE

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) wishes to advise that Calder Park Raceway and The Bend Motorsport Park have advised they will not be ready to host their scheduled rounds of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. This means that the Australian Nationals, which…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT RENEWS ANDRA SUPPORT FOR 2023

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is proud to announce that Summit Racing Equipment has once again renewed its backing of ANDRA drag racing for the 2023 season. The performance powerhouse has been a valued partner of ANDRA and the naming rights sponsor of the Summit Racing Equi…

SOUTH COAST NATIONALS CANCELLED

South Coast Raceway and the Australian National Drag Racing Association regret to confirm that the South Coast Nationals event, scheduled for December 10 and 11, has been cancelled due to weather. The entire region has been inundated with high rain falls in recent weeks, and while recent days have s…

FROM WATER TO DRAGS, HEALEY IS CHASING SUCCESS

He might have spent most of his life in competitive water skiing, but Echuca’s Jarrod Healey is sure making waves in his new-found pursuit: drag racing. Healey will be competing in Competition Bike at South Coast Raceway next weekend as part of the South Coast Nationals, which includes the latest…

HIGGINS BROTHERS TAKE TWIN WINS AT GOLDENSTATES

When all was said and done at the 48th annual Goldenstates earlier this month the Higgins brothers were very happy indeed, with Kyle and Beau taking out the winning ANDRA Silver Christmas Trees in Super Sedan and Super Street respectively. The Goldenstates featured the latest round of the Summit Rac…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES RACERS IMPRESS IN PERTH

The 48th annual Goldenstates delivered plenty of action-packed races on Saturday evening at the Perth Motorplex as the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors did all they could to take home the silver ANDRA Christmas Trees despite the challenges of cold conditions. When all was said an…

SRESS RACERS ON-SHOW AT GOLDENSTATES

An impressive cohort of Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers have persevered through bitterly cold conditions at the Perth Motorplex during day one of the 48th annual Goldenstates. Saturday’s day two will undergo a reschedule in light of forecast continuing cold conditions tomorrow, wit…

SEATON SEEKING REDEMPTION AT GOLDENSTATES THIS WEEKEND

After a final to forget in his last Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event, WA racer Luke Seaton is hoping for redemption at this weekend’s 48th annual EGT Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex. In March’s Westernationals, Seaton went all the way to the Modified Bike final against Paul Nie…

JOHN KOUW READY TO STEP UP TO TOP SPORTSMAN AT GOLDENSTATES

After a number of years in Super Sedan, John Kouw will be making his Top Sportsman debut at the 48th annual Goldenstates across November 11 and 12. Kouw will be one of more than 175 racers across a full gamut of racing categories – including the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship,…

WET WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF SUNSET STRIP NATIONALS

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association (SDRA) regret to announce the cancellation of the Sunset Strip Nationals. The event, round three of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, was scheduled to be held this Saturday and Sun…

WOOLSTENCROFT HUNTING TITLE AFTER 18 YEAR ABSENCE

Des Woolstencroft will be making his comeback to the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series next weekend for Mildura’s Sunset Strip Nationals – bringing to an end an 18-year absence. The October 8/9 event will be only the second event the three-time Super Gas champion (1996, 1997, 1999) has co…

SUNSET STRIP NATS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 8/9

Recent wet weather at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, combined with forecast further rain over the coming week, has forced the postponement of the Sunset Strip Nationals from September 17/18 to October 8/9. The pit area of the Sunset Strip venue is severely water logged following recent rains, and with su…

21/22 CHAMPIONSHIP POSTER RELEASED

ANDRA is pleased to release its new poster, celebrating the 2021/2022 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…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: MARK HUNT

The margin in the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title fight for the Supercharged Outlaws bracket was razor thin heading into the ANDRA Grand Finals, and when the top two in the title chase both went out in the first round, it would be a technical infringement from his rival whic…

BAKER COOKING UP ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE

Three-time and reigning Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified Australian Champion Craig Baker may be only one round into his title defence, but he is already gathering the ingredients for a winning campaign. Baker got his 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season off to a…

ANDRA ISSUES 21/22 SRESS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT UPDATE

Following a Special General Meeting, the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) wishes to announce that Mark Hunt has been named as the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Supercharged Outlaws Champion. Previously announced winner, Tim Stewart, has been reclassified in 2n…

WIDE SMILES ABOUND AT ALICE SPRINGS

Following a big day of Desert Nationals racing for round two of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, there was no shortage of smiling faces at Alice Springs Inland Dragway this afternoon. When all was said and done, it was Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), B…

DESERT NATIONALS LIGHT UP ASID

Day one of the Desert Nationals – round two of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – has lit up Alice Springs Inland Dragway today with impressive qualifying performances delivered by more than 80 racers. At the close of today’s action, Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment…

IMPRESSIVE WIN ON DEBUT SPURS TOMMY TURIC ON TO ALICE SPRINGS

Tommy Turic has immediately impressed upon stepping up from Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster, taking out the Super Street ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy in his very first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event in the senior ranks. The SRESS season-opening Top End Nationals event was held…

NEW JUNIOR RACER EXCITED TO DEBUT AT DESERT NATS

Alice Springs’ newest Junior Dragster racer, Annalyse Mowry, is excitedly looking forward to this weekend’s Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway where she will make her racing debut. The Desert Nationals (July 23/24) marks round two of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman…

FIRST ANDRA CHRISTMAS TREES LIFTED IN 2022/2023 SRESS BATTLE

The first ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies for the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season have been hoisted at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, following the conclusion of the season-opening Top End Nationals event. Making the most of their opportunity in the finals this ev…

2022/2023 SRESS ROARS INTO ACTION IN DARWIN

The new 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season has burst into life at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, with the first qualifying passes of the Top End Nationals event completed. At the close of today’s action, Leith Darrach (Modified Bike), Sarah-Mae Bates (Super Stree…

NITRO UP NORTH WINNER HUNTING TOP END NATS SUCCESS

Pete Kirkpatrick is hoping a recent victory at Nitro Up North combined with growing confidence in the new set-up he has on board his impressive Holden one tonner will propel him to success at this weekend’s Top End Nationals. The July 15/16 event at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip will mark the openi…

ALLAN HENRY CONFIDENT OF TOP END NATS DOUBLE

NT local Allan Henry is looking forward to taking on the interstate visitors at the Top End Nationals next weekend, as he seeks to secure back-to-back ANDRA Christmas Trees in Modified Bike. The July 15/16 event at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip will mark the opening round of the 2022/2023 Summit Raci…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: GRAEME SPENCER

Graeme Spencer took out his fourth Super Gas Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship on a tie-break over defending champion Colin Griffin. He is the first four-time winner for the Super Gas bracket. How did you get into drag racing? It was about 1983, I was 17, and I went along to the…

2022/2023 SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES CALENDAR UNVEILED

The Australian National Drag Racing Association is pleased to officially release the dates for the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The 10-round calendar will field events at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip, Alice Springs Inland Dragway, Mildura’s Sunset Strip, Portland’s…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: PETER TZOKAS

Peter Tzokas raced through for his second Super Sedan Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title recently, with the hard-racing larrikin from South Australia topping off his title season with a final event victory in Perth. How did you get into drag racing? I grew up in Virginia in South Austral…

21/22 CHAMPION Q & A: TIM STEWART

Tim Stewart had plenty of obstacles thrown at him in the 21/22 season, but with the help of some fellow racers, he overcame them all to secure his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title in Supercharged Outlaws. How did you get into drag racing? I started drag racing when 16 when my ma…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: PHILL PATON

The 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series was a come back season for Phill Paton after nearly two years away, but that didn’t stop him putting together a championship winning and record-breaking performance to secure his maiden ANDRA national title in Competition Bike. How did you get…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: CRAIG BAKER

Craig Baker secured his third Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship in the Modified bracket, even though he didn’t make the trip across the Nullarbor for the EGT ANDRA Grand Finals. Although unable to make the journey West for the season finale, Baker had secured enough po…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: SHANE WALKER

Nine years ago, Shane Walker decided to move from his home in Tasmania to Victoria so that he could chase a national ANDRA championship. That dedication paid off last season when he secured his maiden Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship in Modified Bike. But that wasn’t…

GARBELLINIS LOCK DOWN CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST

When Lisa Garbellini claimed the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship for Super Street, she dethroned none other than her own husband, Paul Garbellini, who was happily forced to settle for runners-up honours this year. It is believed that this is the first time a…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: LISA GARBELLINI

When Lisa Garbellini claimed the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship for Super Street, she dethroned none other than her own husband, Paul Garbellini, who was happily forced to settle for runners-up honours this year. It is believed that this is the first time a…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: BRODIE ZAPPIA

The Zappia name has been well known in drag racing circles for years now, thanks to Top Doorslammer legend John Zappia. But now, there is another national championship winning Zappia making waves, with John’s nephew Brodie Zappia claiming his first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Junior D…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: VLADO TURIC

Vlado Turic had his hands well and truly full at the EGT ANDRA Grand Finals, claiming not only his first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series National Championship after a number of runner-up results, but also the coveted John Storm Memorial Trophy, and the event runner-up trophy. How did you ge…

21/22 CHAMPION Q&A: STEVE NORMAN

Steve Norman came oh-so-close to snagging his second Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title in Super Stock last season, missing out to Matt Forbes by only a matter of points with a fight that went all the way to the final event. This time around, Norman and his impressive BMW took no prisone…

21/22 CHAMPION Q & A: CRAIG GEDDES

Craig Geddes is the most successful ANDRA sportsman competitor with no less than eight national titles. The last six of these championships have been secured consecutively, a testament to Geddes’ position as the racer to beat in the Competition ranks recently while showing no signs of slowing up a…

21/22 CHAMPION Q & A: GREG DURACK

Greg Durack raced through to claim the inaugural Australian Drag Racing Championship title for Top Fuel Motorcycle aboard his bespoke Kawasaki ZX12R Turbo bike which boasts what he calls a ‘Frankenstein’ set-up. Racing the only turbo bike in the field, Durack punched well above his weight to cla…

Finalised 2021/2022 SRESS Points Released

The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series points tally has been updated and finalised following the 2022 ANDRA Grand Final event held at The Perth Motorplex over 8-9th April 2022. Congratulations to all our 2021-2022 National Champions and Runners-up. To see the finalised points for the 2021-2022…

EVENT WINNERS HERALDED AT ANDRA GRAND FINALS

At the weekend’s EGT ANDRA Grand Finals, there was no shortage of ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies hoisted by grinning recipients following the conclusion of the 2021/2022 Australian Drag Racing Championship and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. While the title winners have understandably bee…

CHAMPIONSHIP BRILLIANCE ON SHOW IN PERTH

The final rounds of the 2021/2022 Australian Drag Racing Championship and the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series delivered no shortage of excitement at the Perth Motorplex across April 8/9 at the season-ending EGT ANDRA Grand Finals event. While Friday night’s running was shortened…

QUARTER-MILE SMILES IN PERTH AS 2021/2022 SRESS CHAMPIONS CROWNED

There was no shortage of wide grins at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday evening with the champions of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series crowned after two big days of racing for the EGT ANDRA Grand Finals. Claiming the ultimate reward for their efforts over the Summit Racing Equip…

FINAL DAY OF 21/22 SEASON SET TO BE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS

Following the intervention of Mother Nature this evening at the Perth Motorplex, the final day of the 2021/2022 ANDRA Drag Racing Season will be bursting at the seams. Before the heavens opened to bring a premature close to today’s EGT ANDRA Grand Finals proceedings, opening qualifying was complet…

MIRCO HUNTING HAT TRICK AT GRAND FINAL THIS WEEKEND

If Martin Mirco can overcome his championship rivals in Super Sedan this weekend at the EGT ANDRA Grand Finals, then he will secure an impressive third straight Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Championship. Across Friday and Saturday at the Perth Motorplex, 13 national titles will come to a…

GEDDES, STEWART CHASE CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s ANDRA Grand Finals at the Perth Motorplex will bring to a close both the 2021/2022 Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS) over two big days (April 8-9). In the battles for the Competition and Supercharged Outlaws championship…

TWO-WHEELED WARRIORS READY FOR GRAND FINAL SHOWDOWNS

Next weekend’s EGT ANDRA Grand Finals at the Perth Motorplex will bring to a close the 2021/2022 Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS) over two big days (April 8-9). Amongst the 13 national title chases that will be decided next weekend, th…

WA RACERS REWRITE THE RECORD BOOKS ON TWO WHEELS AT TWILIGHT NATS

The weekend’s Twilight Nationals – the penultimate round of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – saw no less than three new national records set, all on two wheels. WA’s Phill Paton not only took out the Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier Award and the ANDRA Christ…

TWILIGHT NATIONALS SETS UP EPIC GRAND FINAL SHOWDOWN

With the Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip now successfully run and won, the stage is officially set for what is sure to be an epic final battle for championship glory at the upcoming ANDRA Grand Finals event in Perth. This weekend’s event was the penultimate round for the 2021/2022 S…

QUALIFYING HEATS UP AT THE TWILIGHT NATIONALS

Day one of the 2022 Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip has hosted three action-packed qualifying rounds in hot conditions on Friday for what is the penultimate round of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, with one more round to be held Saturday ahead of what is expect…

SVINGOS LOOKING TO DITCH THE BRIDESMAID DRESS AT TWILIGHT NATS THIS WEEKEND

Super Stock competitor Louis Svingos will be hunting for his maiden ANDRA Christmas Tree Trophy at this weekend’s Twilight Nationals. The event marks the penultimate round of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, and will be hosted by the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association at Mild…

BAKRANICH COMMITS TO HECTIC SCHEDULE IN TITLE PURSUIT

Following his MacTrack Westernationals victory, Top Sportsman racer Alby Bakranich is third in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series title standings for his bracket and leading the points in the local WA Drag Racing Championship. To ensure he has a chance at the national title, Bakranich has…

WESTERNATS RACERS DELIVER SEVEN NEW NATIONAL RECORDS

Along with plenty of winning performances, five competitors at the 51st annual MacTrack Westernationals delivered no less than seven new national records on March 6, 2022. Rewriting the record books in their respective classes were: Steve Norman – C/SMA – 8.506 seconds and 159.11mph Sam Treasure…

SRESS RACERS DELIGHT AS WESTERNATS DRAWS TO A CLOSE

The 51st annual MacTrack Westernationals hosted more than 180 racers over its two days, with the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers putting on a host of stellar performances in the pursuit of coveted ANDRA Gold Christmas Trees. When all was said and done, it was Beau Ferguson (Summit Ra…

SRESS RACERS HAVE EYE ON THE WESTERNATS PRIZE

Day one of the 51st annual MacTrack Westernationals was successfully run and done on Saturday March 5, with more than 180 racers now readying for race day this afternoon at the Perth Motorplex. In the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Competition, Super Stock and Supercharged Outlaws bra…

RACE DAY BECKONS FOLLOWING WICKED WESTERNATS OPENING DAY

A talent-filled field of more than 180 competitors took to the track at the Perth Motorplex Saturday evening for day one of the 51st MacTrack Westernationals, with the Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) playing a starring role in the proceedings. At the close of Saturday’s on-track action,…

ALDRIDGE HUNTING WESTERNATS GLORY THIS WEEKEND

At last year’s Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, local Top Doorslammer racer Steve Aldridge went all the way to the finals in his Crown Security Plymouth Cuda. This weekend he will have the chance to try and go one better to claim his first ever Gold ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy, with the 202…

MOORHOUSE IN THE FRAME FOR THIRD WESTERNATS WIN

Roger Moorhouse will have the opportunity to secure a Westernats hat trick this weekend when the 2022 MacTrack Westernationals event hits the Perth Motorplex across March 5-6. The MacTrack Westernationals will host the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS), as well as…

SMALL BUT MIGHTY: LES HOLDEN IS READY FOR WESTERNATS CHALLENGE

Les Holden might be riding the smallest cubed bike in the field at next weekend’s 2022 MacTrack Westernationals, but that isn’t stopping him from having big aspirations heading into the prestigious event at the Perth Motorplex. The MacTrack Westernationals will host the latest round of the Summi…

SWAN HILL SIGNS LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH ANDRA

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Swan Hill Drag Racing Club (SHDRC) are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive long-term partnership for sanctioning services for events held at Swan Hill Dragway. Swan Hill Dragway is located at the Chisholm Reserve Motorsport…

ANDRA ANNOUNCES GRAND FINAL SPECTACULAR

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce that the ANDRA Grand Finals event will now be held at the Perth Motorplex across April 8-9, 2022. The event will feature not only the final events of the 2021/2022 season for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (…

Westernationals has it all on the line for Green Family Racing

(Team release) The infamous MacTrack 51st Annual Westernationals to be held at Perth Motorplex on the 5th and 6th of March is the ultimate in ANDRA Championship Drag Racing in Western Australia. Noted as having the toughest fields across the country in all brackets of racing – a select few have gl…

FIRST WIN BOUYS BAKRANICH TO 2022 WESTERNATS

Second-generation racer Angel Bakranich heads to next weekend’s MacTrack Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex on a high after securing her first event victory last week. The MacTrack Westernationals will host the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS), as well as th…

THE BEND BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON WORLD-CLASS DRAGWAY

(Track release – 12 February 2022) The Bend will further cement its place as Australia’s premier motorsport destination with construction started on a new $30 million dragway designed to host A-grade quarter-mile events The dragway will be dual-lane strip over 1 kilometre with quarter-mile concr…

ANDRA ACKNOWLEDGES AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS CANCELLATION

ANDRA formally acknowledges the statement released this afternoon by Sydney Dragway communicating the venue’s decision to cancel the Australian Nationals. ANDRA is deeply disappointed that WSID Ltd has made the decision to cancel this event, following the exceptionally hard work put in by the even…

ROHAN READY TO RACE AT AUS NATS

Rohan Hutson has been involved with drag racing for 12 years, but will make his Australian Nationals debut at Sydney Dragway next weekend (11-12 February) as part of ANDRA’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. Hutson will field his immaculate 1955 Chevy in the Super Street class at the Febru…

STATEMENT: 1 FEBRUARY 2022

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) issues the following statement regarding action taken today in the court case between the IHRA and Western Sydney International Dragway (WSID) Limited. “ANDRA has been informed that today (Tuesday 1 February 2022) WSID have reached a settleme…

STATEMENT: 2022 WESTERNATIONALS

Following the recent announcement regarding hard border closures made by the WA Government, the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Perth Motorplex regret to confirm that Top Fuel Australia will be unable to attend the 2022 Westernationals event scheduled to be held at the Mo…

REIGNING CHAMP LOOKING TO CONTINUE PORTLAND SUCCESS

Colin Griffin is not only the reigning Super Gas Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Champion, he is also somewhat of a legend at South Coast Raceway. In the last five Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events held at the Victorian venue, Griffin has won four of them – the 2019 South Co…

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS ON THE MOVE

The 52nd Australian Nationals is on the move to Sydney Dragway on February 11th and 12th 2022. This change has been made to ensure the most prestigious event on the Australian Drag Racing calendar has the best formulae for success. The Nationals are moving from the original dates at Calder Park Race…

NORMAN RECORDS DOMINATING PERFORMANCE IN PORTLAND

Steve Norman has again rewritten the record books, this time re-setting the ET and MPH national records over the 660ft distance for the C/SMA class at the South Coast Nationals. Following his performance at South Coast Raceway at the weekend, which also saw him come away with the winners’ ANDRA Ch…

SOUTH COAST NATS SHOWCASES SRESS TALENT IN PORTLAND

The South Coast Nationals at Portland’s South Coast Raceway has hosted an impressive showcase of competitive performances from the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers this weekend. When all was said and done, it was Colin Griffin (Super Gas), Sarah Osborne (Summit Racing Equipment Juni…

SRESS RACERS PUT ON QUALIFYING SHOW IN PORTLAND

The latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series for the 2021/2022 season is off to a great start at Portland’s South Coast Raceway. Qualifying for all brackets was held across Saturday 11 December, with three runs completed for a range of brackets while Super Gas, Super Comp, Supe…

NORMAN EYEING OFF REPEAT OF PORTLAND SUCCESS

The last time Steve Norman competed in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at South Coast Raceway, he clean-swept Super Comp at the 2021 South Coast 660 event – taking out the Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier Medallion, the winning ANDRA Christmas Tree Trophy, and a national reco…

BLATTT RACING TAKES OUT VINYL WRAPS AND GRAPHICS BEST PRESENTED AWARD

At the recent Goldenstates event, Wayne McGuinness and his Blattt Racing Top Fuel Motorcycle team were recognised with the coveted Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award. “We are very grateful to be presented with the Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award, we do really put a lot of…

KNEZEVICS READY TO CONTINUE PORTLAND SUCCESS

The last time the South Coast Nationals at South Coast Raceway were run back in 2019, brothers Zack and Dylan Knezevic dominated the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket. Zack took out the victory over younger brother Dylan and now the Knezevic family is preparing to seek more success at…

MARTIN FAMILY TASTES SUCCESS AT GOLDENSTATES

At the weekend’s Goldenstates event, Steve Martin and his son Jett Martin proudly held aloft ANDRA Christmas Trees after taking victory in the Competition and Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster brackets respectively. With his victory, Jett also claimed the Anita Board Memorial Trophy. Racing…

COMP BIKE COMEBACK A RECORD-BREAKER FOR PATON

Phill Paton made his come-back to Competition Bike after almost two years away at the weekend’s Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex – and he did so in record-breaking style. The November 26/27 event marked the first time Paton had ridden in the Competition Bike bracket since a crash into the Mot…

SRESS RACERS DELIVER GOLD PERFORMANCES IN PERTH

The 47th annual Goldenstates delivered plenty of action-packed races on Saturday evening at the Perth Motorplex, with the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series competitors putting on a great show in pursuit of ANDRA Christmas Trees. When all was said and done, it was Jett Martin (Summit Racing Eq…

GOLDENSTATES OFF TO A GREAT START

More than 180 racers have completed a successful day one of the 47th Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex on Friday evening (November 26). At the close of Friday’s qualifying proceedings, Daniel Gregorini claimed the Crow Cams Top Qualifier Award presented by Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks and the acc…

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT BACKS ANDRA

Performance powerhouse Summit Racing Equipment is continuing its enthusiastic backing of ANDRA Drag Racing, announcing the renewal of its partnership for 2022. In those eight years, Summit Racing Equipment has invested more than $1.5 million dollars to the benefit of ANDRA racers through prize money…

LOCAL CHAMP LOOKING FOR NATIONAL GLORY THIS WEEKEND

Andy Oorschot took out the WA Drag Racing Championships title for the Super Street bracket at the end of the 2020/2021 season and now has his eye on national success at this weekend’s Goldenstates event at the Perth Motorplex. The event will feature racing for both the Summit Racing Equipment Spor…

DURACK HOPING FOR GOLDENSTATES WIN WITH FRANKENSTEIN COMBO

Top Fuel Motorcycle action for the Australian Drag Racing Championship will fire up at the Perth Motorplex’s Goldenstates next weekend, November 26/27. Amongst the TFM field will be local racer Greg Durack, who is hoping to break through for a maiden Goldenstates victory and valuable ADRC points w…

IAN BOARD READY FOR SRESS DEBUT

West Australia’s Ian Board recently made his racing debut in Modified after years supporting his family’s exploits on the track. Next weekend, he will enjoy his first ever Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event behind the wheel at the Perth Motorplex’s Goldenstates event (November 26/2…

Australian motorsport – an economic powerhouse

A new study has revealed motorsport’s significant contribution to the Australian economy, with a total gross annual output of $8.6 billion. With the national economy looking to rebuild after a difficult two years, Australian motorsport is primed to lead the charge for the sporting industry. Ernst…

FAQs: WESTERN SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL DRAGWAY SANCTIONING SERVICES

FULL ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE FOUND HERE. Who has been chosen to be the approved sanctioning service provider for Western Sydney International Dragway for the long term? Australian Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA) has signed a multi-year agreement to be the primary sanctioning body for Western Sydney…

WESTERN SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL DRAGWAY SIGNS WITH ANDRA

Western Sydney International Dragway returns to ANDRA; final ADRC and SRESS calendars released Western Sydney International Dragway Ltd (WSID) has signed a new multi-year sanctioning agreement with the Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA). The agreement is effective immediately an…

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…