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  IHRA 16th April 2021  
     
  2021 VIC / SA SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ANNOUNCED  
     
     
     
 

Dear Competitors and Race fans,

 
 

Heathcote Park Raceway and IHRA Australia are excited to announce the 2021 Victorian Sportsman Championship.

This exciting 7 Round Series will include points awarded from each event and the Class champion will be honoured at the presentation dinner to see out 2021.

Lance Warren from HPR commented, we are very excited to host this new Sportsman series at HPR as part of our commitment to bring back racing to Victoria and South Australia.   I would like to thank IHRA Australia for their continued support of HPR and the Drag Racing community.  Drag Racing in Australia has a very bright and exciting future ahead!

Maurice Allen from IHRA Australia commented; with the fog finally starting to lift from the Corona Virus we have been desperate to bring back Drag Racing in support of all our Victorian and South Australian competitors. In line with the magnificent and progressive upgrades Lance and his team at HPR are going to ensure the facility is a major player in the landscape of Australian Drag Racing. This is an exciting time as it now enables competition in every state on the Eastern Seaboard as the upgrades continue.

To fall in line with the current speed restrictions; the following categories have been selected to participate. It is planned the once the track up grades have been completed that further categories will be added to the 2022 Season.

The following Categories that have been accepted are:

 
 
 
  • Junior Dragster / Junior Drag Bike
  • Real Street
  • Super Street
  • Super Sedan
  • Modified Eliminator
  • Modified Bike
  • Performance Bike
  • Top Sportsman
  • Super Gas
 
 
 

All competitors competing in the series will be required to have a full IHRA Australia Licence and follow all IHRA Australia Rules and Regulations.

IHRA Australia will have Technical Inspectors on hand in the lead up to the series, to assist help racers in getting Tech Inspections and Logbooks prior to competition.

All competitors may also download competitor licence, Medical and Logbook application forms from the IHRA Australia website www.ihra.com.au

 
 

As this is a point scoring series the following system will be in place:

Actual Field Size

Winner

R/Up

Semi

Qtr

Rnd

Rnd

Rnd

Rnd

Qualify

65 - 128

100

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

33 - 64

100

90

80

70

60

50

40

 

20

17 - 32

100

90

80

70

60

50

 

 

20

9 – 16

100

90

80

70

60

 

 

 

20

5 - 8

100

90

80

70

 

 

 

 

20

 
 

Description of category

 
 

Junior Dragster / Junior Drag Bike

Running DYO Elimination format competition using a Sportsman Tree.

 

Real Street

Is a new class dedicated for genuine Off Street vehicles, Full Street Registration with Australian Compliance mandatory.

Class designation: RST

A/RST 2013 and later (Australian Compliance) street registered vehicles competing 9.00 sec to 12.99 sec ET / 165 MPH.

B/RST 2003 to 2012 (Australian Compliance) street registered vehicles competing 9.50 sec to 12.99 sec ET / 150 MPH.

 

Accepted vehicles prior to 2003

Include:

Ford BA models

Holden VX models

Holden VY models

 

Strictly DOT tyres – NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE forbidden, No Transbrake, and No Delay Boxes.

Dial Your Own Handicap System Sportsman Tree

 

Super Street

Vehicles running 10.00 to 13.99 in DYO Elimination format competition using a Sportsman Tree

 

Super Sedan

Vehicles running 8.50 to 10.99 in DYO Elimination format competition using a Sportsman Tree.

Note: Competitors cannot dial-in quicker than 8.50 seconds. If you qualify under 8.50 seconds you will be seeded at the bottom of the field.

 

Modified Eliminator

Vehicles running 0.00 to 10.99 in DYO Elimination format competition using a Sportsman Tree.

 

Modified Bike

Open to all Competition Bike and Modified Bike entrants running 0.00 to 11.99 in DYO Elimination format competition using a Sportsman Tree.

 

Performance Bike

Running on the latest National Records in a Chicago Shootout with one qualifying round. Points for win and lose with best package of tie breaker final.

 

Top Sportsman

Open to Self Starting sedans, wagons and utes running 0.00 to 8.99 in DYO Elimination Format competition using a Sportsman Tree. Lane choice first round is on qualifying order then every round after is on dial in.

 

Super Gas

Vehicles running on a 9.90 Index in Elimination format competition using a PRO TREE.

 
 

IHRA Australia Rules and Regulations

The current IHRA Australia rules are available for download on both the Apple and Android platforms

          

For all new competitors for licencing admin and technical enquiries please contact

Mel at head office on:  Phone: 03 9736 9578 Email: admin@ihraaustralia.com.au

Technical Tim Nielsen:  Email: tnielsen@ihraaustralia.com.au  Mobile: 0425 265 763

HPR: Lance Warren: lance.warren@heathcoteparkraceway.com.au  Mobile: 0429 981 600

 
 

         
   
IHRA Australia Recruiting Stewards for Sydney Dragway NSW
IHRA - 11/03/2021
Ever wanted to be involved in motorsport? Now is your opportunity. IHRA Australia is now recruiting stewards for Sydney Dragway NSW.
For further information please contact Melanie Wyatt at
admin@ihraaustralia.com.au
 
         
   
Drag Racing Set to Thunder in Victoria
IHRA - 12/02/2021
In the most anticipated news to come out of the fog of COVID-19, is the exciting announcement of Heathcote Park Raceway situated in Knowsley, near Bendigo. It’s now in the hands of the new owner Lance Warren and his team. There is no doubt that Lance and his team have certainly set the Australian Drag Racing competitors and fans and sponsors into a frenzy with the regular updates showing the progress of major works that are well and truly underway.
To coincide with this exciting news and the signing of IHRA Australia we are pleased to be able to expand our network and Sanctioning Services to HPR.
IHRA Australia has recently undertaken applications to fill various rolls as part of its partnership with HPR, stated IHRA Australia CEO Maurice Allen, as a result IHRA Australia will move to provide some upcoming complimentary Tech Inspection days, to be held in conjunction with HPR for racers to attend and enjoy a BBQ, as well as facility announcements relating to the launch of 400 Thunder Championship Drag Racing, along with all the other popular events such as: Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series, Jamboree, Grudge Kings, Kenda 660 Series and a number of exciting new events HPR has planned for 2021.
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IHRA Australia Stewards and Technical Inspectors Required
IHRA - 12/01/2021

Ever wanted to be involved in Motorsport? Now is your opportunity!

Heathcote Park Raceway is now an IHRA Australia sanctioned facility located only an hour and a half from Melbourne.

IHRA Australia is excited with the expansion of moving into the state of Victoria and sees this as a great step forward for the future of drag racing in Victoria.

IHRA Australia is looking for the right people to enhance our existing race-day team in Victoria.
The people we're looking for will be trained as IHRA Stewards and IHRA Australia Technical Inspectors.

All IHRA Australia Technical Inspectors and Stewards will be SFI Certified

You will need to bring the following skills with you:

• Technically-minded

• Attention to Detail

• Able to think on your feet

• Excellent interpersonal and customer skills

• Good problem-solving skills

• Equally confortable working in a team environment or on your own

•The ability to be firm but fair in your dealings with racers

• Responsible grasp of our racing classes

• Good basic understanding or drag racing


A reasonable level of fitness is also needed as you will be on your feet for reasonably long periods while you perform your duties.
Please contact IHRA Australia via email.
 admin@ihraaustralia.com.au

 
         
   
HEATHCOTE PARK RACEWAY SETTLEMENT IS COMPLETE
IHRA - 5/01/2021
Hello everyone,
I just want to confirm that we have now settled on Heathcote Park Raceway and it's now officially changed ownership.
 
This has been an extremely difficult process but one that I was determined to see through and make it happen.
 
Now it's time to get to work, and make this place the best it can be for all drag racers in Victoria.
 
Please support us while we put into place our plans for the upgrades over the next 12 months.
 
We promise you that we will provide regular updates via all our social media platforms as often as we can.
 
Lastly, I wish Russel Clarke all the best in his retirement.
Many Thanks
Lance Warren
 
         
 
 
     
 
 
 
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