The agreement is effective immediately and will see Sydney Dragway become part of the Australian Drag Racing Championships (ADRC) and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series (SRESS), starting with the current 2021/ 2022 season.
Sydney Dragway’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.
Sydney Dragway Chairman Garry Watterson said this new agreement was a watershed moment in the current evolution of the facility.
“Sydney Dragway 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, Sydney Dragway has a brilliant future ahead with many exciting developments to come.”
ANDRA Chairman Nathan Peirano said he was thrilled to welcome Sydney Dragway 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, Sydney Dragway, will now operate under a partnership with ANDRA,” Peirano said.
“Sydney Dragway 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, Sydney Dragway 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 Sydney Dragway once again in full swing hosting drag racing events of all sizes and formats under ANDRA sanctioning.”