Drag Racing National Series

Drag Racing National  Series
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Exciting racing at New Zealands top Drag Strips
Drag Racing in New Zealand has a dedicated following providing an exciting variety of racing from current sub six second Top Fuel Dragsters, Door Slammers, Competition Cars, Bikes and and a broad variety of classic race cars at the Nostalgia Drags meetings.

In the top levels of competition there is currently two championship series.  One is run by the NZ Drag Racing Association (NZDRA) and the other affiliated to the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA)  Both competitions offer very exciting and competitive racing.  In particular the track at Meremere near Auckland has been resurfaced for this season and fast time are expected.  There is also is the brand new purpose built track at the Masterton Motorplex and some exciting racing will also be expected there.

A summary of the key events is provided below. However there is many other regional events that may be on when you visit. When requesting a tour quote let us know you have an interest in Drag racing and we can let you know what is on.


The Event Schedule

7 September  Fathers Day Drags                  Meremere, Auckland
26 October    IHRA Round 1                         Ruapuna, Christchurch
9 November   IHRA Round 2                         Ruapuna, Christchurch
9 November   Competition Round 1               Meremere, Auckland
30 November Spring Nationals                      Meremere, Auckland
6 December   IHRA Round 3                         Ruapuna, Christchurch


10 January    Nitro Shootout, Comp Round 2  Meremere, Auckland
25 January    IHRA Round 3                          Ruapuna, Christchurch
31 January    1/8 Mile Night Meet Comp Rd 3 Meremere, Auckland
1 March        Competition Round 4                Meremere, Auckland
14 March      IHRA Nationals                         Meremere, Auckland
12 April        Competition Meet 5                   Ruapuna, Christchurch
TBC April      Nostalgia Drags                       Auckland

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