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 and will see WSID become part of the Australian Drag Racing Championships (ADRC) and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS), starting with the current 2021/ 2022 season.
WSID’s iconic Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs (May 6 and 7) will host the Grand Finals for both the ADRC and SRESS series, for 2022 and into the future.
Western Sydney International Dragway Chairman Garry Watterson said this new agreement was a watershed moment in the current evolution of the facility.
“WSID is a leading facility and while the enforced closures due to COVID-19 have been challenging for all involved, we have been undergoing a period of improvement with renovations and a new track surface recently completed to ensure that we can provide the best levels of service to Australia’s drag racing community,” Watterson said.
“As we looked ahead to the future, it was clear to us that the best way forward for us was to partner with the Australian National Drag Racing Association.
“We are confident that in partnership with ANDRA, WSID has a brilliant future ahead with many exciting developments to come.”
ANDRA Chairman Nathan Peirano said he was thrilled to welcome WSID back as a member track.
“We are ecstatic to be able to announce to ANDRA members and the Australian drag racing community, that one of Australia’s premier drag racing facilities, WSID, will now operate under a partnership with ANDRA,” Peirano said.
“WSID is a key destination for Australia’s drag racing community and offers an amazing service to racers who come from all over to compete at arguably the best facility in the southern hemisphere.
“With the latest round of improvements, WSID is one of the premium quarter-mile racing facilities in the world and we are ecstatic to once again have this impressive and leading facility as part of the ANDRA family.
“We can’t wait to see WSID once again in full swing hosting drag racing events of all sizes and formats under ANDRA sanctioning.”
To learn more about WSID, go to www.sydneydragway.com.au
New event/ Grand Final confirmed for ADRC and SRESS
The above agreement between ANDRA and Western Sydney International Dragway sees the final piece fall into place for the 2021/ 2022 ADRC and SRESS calendars.
WSID’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs (May 6 and 7) event will be added to both the ADRC and SRESS calendars, with the event to provide an action-packed grand finale for both series.
“We are very excited to be able to confirm the final ADRC and SRESS championship calendar following the news that Western Sydney International Dragway has signed with ANDRA for the provision of sanctioning services,” Peirano said.
“These are truly national competitions, and it really is an exciting time for our sport. We are greatly looking forward to collaborating with ANDRA competitors and the participating ANDRA member tracks to create the best possible series we can.
“Having the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs as our Grand Final for both the Australian Drag Racing Championship and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is something we are very excited about, and will provide a perfect conclusion to the 2021/ 2022 season.”
2021/ 2022 ADRC DATES*:
- Round one – Hidden Valley – July 16-17, 2021 – successfully completed
- Round two – Alice Springs Inland Dragway – July 24-25, 2021 – successfully completed
- Round three – Adelaide International Raceway – October 2-3, 2021 – cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts
- Round four – Perth Motorplex – November 26-27, 2021
- Round five– Calder Park Raceway – February 5-6, 2022
- Round six – Perth Motorplex – March 5-6, 2022
- (NEW) Round seven (Grand Final) – WSID – May 6-7, 2022
2021/ 2022 SRESS DATES*:
- Round one – Hidden Valley Drag Strip, Top End Nationals – July 16 and 17, 2021– successfully completed
- Round two – Alice Springs Inland Dragway, Desert Nationals – July 24 and 25, 2021– successfully completed
- Round three – Benaraby Dragway, Rocket Nationals – August 28, 2021 (double header weekend – part one)- cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts
- Round four – Benaraby Dragway, Rocket Nationals – August 29, 2021 (double header weekend – part two)- cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts
- Round five – Sunset Strip (Mildura), Sunset Nationals – September 18-19, 2021- cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts
- Round six – Adelaide International Raceway – October 2-3, 2021- cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts
- Round seven – Perth Motorplex, Goldenstates – November 26-27, 2021
- Round eight – South Coast Raceway, South Coast Nationals – December 11-12, 2021
- Round nine – South Coast Raceway, South Coast 660 – January 22-23, 2022
- Round ten – Calder Park Raceway, Australian Nationals – February 5-6, 2022
- Round eleven – Perth Motorplex, Westernationals – March 5-6, 2022
- Round twelve – Sunset Strip (Mildura), Twilight Nationals – March 18-19, 2022
- (NEW) Round thirteen (Grand Final) – WSID – May 6-7, 2022
*All dates correct at time of writing, subject to change
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