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VALE: Des Curnow (Blackjack Racing)
IHRA - 30/12/2018
IHRA Australia are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Des Curnow owner of the retired Blackjack Racing Team.
We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to his wife Helen and sons Brett and Darren and to Des's family.
Des started of Drag Racing back in the early 90's with his Black VL Commodore in which...
Effective Immediately  VP Racing Fuels PSX+ Re Homologation
IHRA - 27/12/2018
IHRA Australia would like to inform racers that VP Race Fuels has been working to resolve previous issues with the specific gravity of its race fuel (PSX +) and has now re homologated the fuel to ensure a consistent outcome for all parties. This fuel is available to use at the next event and onwards. Should you have any queries regarding your fuel do not hesitate to contact VP Race fuels in Sydney on (02) 9723 4233
IHRA Australia Recruiting Stewards for Sydney Dragway NSW
IHRA - 20/11/2018
Ever wanted to work in motorsport? Now is your opportunity. IHRA Australia is now recruiting stewards for Sydney Dragway NSW.
For further information please contact Tim Nielsen at
Atlantic Oils and Sydney Dragway Ink New Partnership
IHRA - 20/11/2018

Sydney Dragway and Atlantic Oils are pleased to announce that from 2019, Atlantic Oils will become the naming rights partner of the East Coast Thunder to be held in November at the iconic Sydney Dragway.

It is the first time that Atlantic Oils has entered a naming rights partnership, after 7 years or associate sponsorship on the multi car Top Fuel team...

400 Thunder Series Competitors Boosted by Sunoco Race Fuels
IHRA - 01/11/2018

Sunoco Race Fuels has been named the Official Fuel of the 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series. Sanctioned by IHRA Australia, the 400 Thunder Professional and Sportsman Championship racers are in line for a share of the lucrative new contingency program.

This weekend's East Coast Thunder Event, will be the first time Sydney Dragway competitors will be eligible for a share of over $50,000 on offer through the new Sunoco cash awards...

IHRA Australia Set to Launch Junior Drag Bike
IHRA - 31/08/2018

Exciting news IHRA Australia is preparing to roll out Junior Drag Bike (JDB) in Australia.

IHRA Australia has been working behind the scenes to put a program together, which will allow JDB Racing to be introduced.

IHRA Australia is excited about the opportunity that this presents for all young motorcycle enthusiasts...

IHRA Australia Reward Top 5 Point Scorers
IHRA - 22/05/2018

In an Australian drag racing first, IHRA Australia / 400 Thunder are now going to reward the Top 5 point’s scorers after the 51st Gulf Western Winternationals, with the prestige of running a single digit number for the following season.

With growing numbers across the board in all IHRA Australia / 400 Thunder categories this is an...


IHRA - 07/05/2018

A historic night of racing concluded with a the first ever all-female Top Fuel Final Round at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway, in front of a massive crowd on Saturday night.

Rookie sensation Kelly Bettes outclassed a solid top fuel field to best Top Fuel Veteran Rachelle Splatt in what was Bettes’ third consecutive win in the 400 Thunder Championship Series...

IHRA - 01/05/2018
Californian speedster Ashley Sanford will re-join her Rapisarda Autosport International team mates Wayne Newby and Damien Harris for the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway on May 4-5.
I "can't wait to return to Australia," said Sanford. "Even though our last race, where we finished fifth wasn't the best. I'm confident that our Rapisarda Autosport International team and crew are going to get it done this time in Sydney...
IHRA - 24/04/2018
IHRA Australia have been issuing licences in Australia for the last 3 years, and have reserved race numbers up to 6000 to accommodate racers transitioning to IHRA Australia and having their current race number reserved.
As of 1st July 2018 this transition period will cease. All race numbers left vacant will be available for re-issue. Head office will do its best to full fill all requests where possible.
Please Note: A fee for two, three and four digit numbers will apply.

For more information Email: admin@ihraaustralia.com.au
IHRA Australia Appoint Technical Inspector in South Australia
IHRA - 17/04/2018
IHRA Australia are please to advise all South Australian racers that we have appointed experience Technical Inspector Michael De Rose.
With the remaining two major 400 Thunder Events it helps SA racers prepare for these two upcoming events.
Michael's details have been updated on this website.
IHRA Introduces Melanie Wyatt to the role of Office Administration
IHRA - 12/04/2018

IHRA Australia would like to introduce Melanie Wyatt to the Role of Office Administration. Melanie has a previous background in the Hot Rod Industry and has also been involved in Dirt Drag racing as well. Melanie also enjoys spending time with her horses on the weekend, a little bit more subtle Horse Power Somewhat explains Melanie. Who has also attended may previous Drag Racing events over the years. We look forward to Melanie taking on this role and no doubt all of the racers will come to know her as the voice over the phone at Head Office.

Please forward all Licencing documents and all General enquires to Melanie at the IHRA Australia Head Office by either Email admin@ihraaustralia.com.au or Phone: 03 9736 9578 

IHRA - 06/04/2018

IHRA Australia have created the Position of Technical Director to oversee all areas of Technical rules and safety rules as the IHRA moves into a period of extended growth across Australia. Longtime NSW Racer and Official Tim Nielsen has been appointed to the role effective immediately. Tim's knowledge and experience as both a racer and administrator in Drag racing will stand him in good stead for the position...

IHRA - 02/04/2018

Notice of Recall: Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon and Ruian Dongjinlong.

To all Racers, Sanctioning Body Officials, Equipment Wholesalers and Retailers,

Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon and Ruian Dongjinlong have been found to be non-compliant with SFI Specification 16.1...

400 Thunder Championships on Knife edge after Santo's Super Thunder
IHRA - 31/03/2018

Both Top Fuel Kelly and Pro Alcohol Championship points tables closed right up after an exciting night of 400 Thunder Drag Racing at Willowbank Raceway on Good Friday.

In Top Fuel Kelly Bettes won her second straight event at the wheel of the Lamattina Family's Fuchs Dragster. In winning the event Bettes scored maximum points and setting the quickest time in the first two rounds with a best of...

IHRA - 09/02/2018

IHRA Australia has increased the upper age limit for Junior Dragster competitors. Upon Driver turning 18 years of age any further competition is forbidden...

IHRA - 20/01/2018
Rookie Top Fuel driver Kelly Bettes took a stunning upset maiden win at round 3 of the 400 Thunder Tip Fuel Championship at the Santo's Summer Thunder in Sydney last night.
Bettes backed up her performance from night one with a solid effort that netted enough points under the All-Run format of racing... 

George Vella Story

Tragic news out of Mackay Queensland with the news that George and Frank Vella have passed away in a workplace incident. George was a terrific person who competed in Pro Stock Motorcycle and was only competing a few weeks ago at Willowbank Raceway. The Drag racing community would like to extend its sincere condolences to George's family friends in these terrible events.

He will be missed by all that knew him.

Godspeed George Vella PSM # 932

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