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Dragstrips

Pro Stock Motorcycle events are currently held at 4 drag racing venues or dragstrips around Australia:

Adelaide International Raceway

Adelaide International Raceway (AIR) was built in 1972, and has a run a number of events including Drag Racing, Nascar, Touring Cars and Drift cars. The race track is dominated by its 920 meter long main straiair logo smght which is also the drag strip and the front straight of the Super Bowl.

AIR has hosted numerous national drag racing championships over the years, as well as regular off-street racing for road cars. The track then went unused and had not seen drag racing since the late 1990s. In April 2012 top line drag racing made its return to AIR for the first ANDRA meeting at the track for over 10 years with the ANDRA Pro Series 1000, which marked the Australian debut of 1,000-foot (305m) drag racing. At subsequent events, Pro Stock Motorcycle has been run over the full 1/4 mile distance.

The success of recent ANDRA Drag Racing Series Springnationals and Pro 1000 Series held at AIR is largely due to the passion of the promoter Rino D’Alfonso and his crew at Racing Onn Promotions.

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 Calder Park Raceway

Calder Park Raceway is one of the oldest motor sport venues in Australia. It was originally a dirt track for motoring enthusiasts racing FJ Holdens and the Australian Motor Sports Club hosted their first meeting on a bCP-Logoitumen track in 1962. Like it’s sister facility, AIR, the main straight of the circuit features a drag strip.

For many years the track hosted the ANDRA Australian Nationals but had not hosted any ANDRA national events since 2001. In Oct 2013 the ANDRA Drag Racing Series returned to Calder Park with the running of the one day Nitro Thunder event over the 1000ft distance featuring Pro Stock Motorcycle. Following the Apr 2014 Southern Nationals, it became apparent that the track condition was not suitable for the current generation of ANDRA Drag Racing Series group one vehicles.

Track upgrades are expected to be complete in time for the running of the next scheduled Pro Stock Motorcycle event in Jan 2016. Calder Park is unique among Australian drag strips in that the promotion of events is by ANDRA itself.

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Sydney Dragway

Sydney Dragway, formerly known as Western Sydney International Dragway (WSID), is a purpose-built quarter mile drag racing facility that opened in 2004. Located adjacent to the Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek NSW, it sydney dragway 200boasts of being the closest drag strip to major population centres than any other track in the country with 1.7 million people living within a 30 km radius.

Sydney Dragway hosts major ANDRA drag racing events including the Australian Nationals and the Nitro Champs, both of which feature Pro Stock Motorcycle.

  • Location: Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek, New South Wales
  • Ticketing and event information: Sydney Dragway

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 Willowbank Raceway

Willowbank Raceway is a purpose-built drag racing facility located in the Ipswich Motor Sport Precinct. The Australian Nationals were held here during Calder Park’s hiatus until WSID opened in 2004.

Willowbank runs willowbank logomany events during the year but is most famous for running the Winternationals every Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. This event is claimed to be the largest drag racing event outside of the United States, and is the only event at Willowbank to feature Pro Stock Motorcycle.

  • Location: Champions Way, Willowbank, Queensland
  • Ticketing and event information: Willowbank Raceway

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