This Friday and Saturday (8 and 9 July), Hidden Valley Raceway will explode with ANDRA National Championship Drag Racing for the professionals and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman categories, and Top Doorslammer racer Grant O’Rourke is already getting into the ‘swing’ of things.
This afternoon, his O’Rourke Motorsport Top Doorslammer was hoisted sky high by two of team sponsor AM Crane’s tallest cranes, creating a spectacle for road goers entering and leaving the city centre all afternoon.
“Adam Murrihy of AM Cranes has been a supporter of OMS for some time and he had this great idea to really take the promotion of Nitro Up North to the next level by dangling us in full view of the highway, and we jumped at the chance,” said Brisbane’s O’Rourke, who will compete in back-to-back events while in the Northern Territory.
“Nitro Up North and also next weekend’s Desert Nationals are shaping up to be fantastic events, and we couldn’t be happier to help promote them in any way that we can.
“It was pretty nerve wracking seeing my pride and joy so high up, but I know I can trust AM Cranes and I hope that this activity has put a smile on the faces of those travelling into and out of Darwin this afternoon.
“If you saw us living the high life this afternoon and liked what you saw, make sure you come along to Hidden Valley Raceway tomorrow and Saturday – you won’t be disappointed!”
The week has been a busy one for the Australian National Drag Racing Association and Hidden Valley Raceway, preparing for the event and also holding a number of display events around town in promotion of the event.
The Nitro Up North event will be held at Hidden Valley Raceway across Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July, 2016. It will feature racing for Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Top Fuel (exhibition only), as well as Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster, Modified, Modified Bike, Street Bike, Street Car, Super Comp, Super Sedan, Super Street, Supercharged Outlaws and Top Sportsman. On-track action will be held from approximately 3.00pm to 10.00pm each day. For full ticketing and event information, please click here.
The Desert Nationals will be held at Alice Springs Dragway across Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, 2016. It will feature racing for Top Doorslammer, Super Stock, Supercharged Outlaws, Super Street, Super Compact, Super Sedan, Super Gas, Comp Bike, Modified, Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster, Competition, Top Sportsman and Mod Bike. On-track action will be held from approximately 11.00am to 5.00pm each day. For more detailed event information, please click here.
Image credits: Ed Forman / High RPM