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03/09/2017, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 23999222

Live Streaming Campaign

                        How cool is this entertainment!!

Watch this type of action and more in the comfort of your home 20 kms away or 20,000 kms away. Drag Racing, Hot Rodding, Boats, Speedway and more. travels the width and breadth of Australia filming drag racing events with the occasional hot rodding and speedway event thrown in, all packaged up in video edits usually within a week of the event finishing.  Scheduling and growth of the industry has made it difficult to find the editing time to process all the action in a reasonable time frame. My quest here at is to set up a live streaming service that will deliver the same content to my viewers, live as it happens. All the action from the Australian National Drag Racing Association Summit Sportsman Series plus selected marquee events including hot-rodding from around Australia delivered live right onto your device. Get us close and personal with drivers, pit action and all the drama that go hand in hand with competition. Be there to celebrate the highs of motorsport achievement with victory speeches, interviews and pit parties. Catch all the cool guys and gals in the ever growing hot-rod scene with live vision of the coolest rides on the road, the girls in their rock a billy gear and the finest featured hot-rodding live music.
Sounds entertaining you say! I agree and want to bring it to you live free of charge onto your device, yes free of charge, no pay per view charges, but I need your help.
To give you all this supercharged cool action I have set up a fund to help raise capital for the purchase of live streaming equipment. I have a regular job and currently cover drag racing and motorsport events free of charge and not for profit. Your support and assistance with this campaign will kickstart my journey into live streaming, bringing all the men and women of motorsport right onto your device. Let's get this campaign rolling and see what we can do with a little bit of support. I thank you in advance. 
Mark Humphrey


Click here to support my campaign.

Mike Trahar Takes Wild Bunch Win.

Mike Trahar Takes Wild Bunch Win.

28/02/2017, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 21451848

Mike Trahar Takes Wild Bunch Win.


By Mark Humphrey

Keilor/Vic, Aus. 28th February 2017. The Australian Wild Bunch Association rolled into Calder Park Drag Racing as the support category for round 1 of the 2017 Australian Pro Street Association series. Although the car count was down due to recent and future racing commitments the Wild Bunch racers put on an entertaining day for the limited number of spectators that did make the journey out to Calder Park on Saturday.
Mike Trahar driving the multi coloured Studebaker put in a perfect race day finishing on top of the time sheets after qualifying and then followed that up with 3 wins from 3 starts to be the first driver to make the final. Up against Trahar in the final was Wild Bunch promoter Mark Hunt driving the now familiar yellow Ford Cuzzi. 
Hunt had a solo win in round 2 and a win in round 3 against Drago Nikodjevic to move into the final ahead of Jason Keily and John Mol who each had 2 wins from 3 starts. Hunt managed to be the closest to his dial in for his round 3 pass without going under the nominated time. For the record, Hunt was .013 away from his dial in compared to Keily (.352) and Mol (.430).
Trahar was the standout at Swan Hill and continued that form into the Calder round to now lead the series from Jason Keily and John Mol. The next tentative round for the Wild Bunch is the April round of the APSA series at Adelaide International Raceway.

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One National Series proposed

One National Series proposed

24/02/2017, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 21398973

24th February 2017


Catch up on the latest news in ANDRA Drag Racing...

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 ANDRA Board Meeting Outcomes

One National Series proposed

At a recent Board meeting the board agreed to back input received from many in the driver’s leadership groups asking ANDRA to lead the strategy of developing a one series format for next season.

The Board have agreed to a one series concept approach for next season and requested the management team to put up some models of what this may look like for the Board to formalise, this process will take a few weeks. ANDRA will then look to consult with a number of race promotors and drivers how a one series scenario can move ahead next season.

Chairman Terry Jongen said, “The ANDRA Board are committed to doing all it can to concentrate on a primary goal of a one series approach for next season. The Drivers consider a dual series costly and fragmented. Ideally it will involve a ‘what is best for the industry’ methodology from all parties required to make this happen. ANDRA is going to lead the initiative and will be as flexible as it needs to ensure there is something for everyone. The two series model is not sustainable and creating unnecessary financial outlays.

National Racing Calendars are complex to produce but we remain optimistic this can be achieved. When we have some models to discuss and we have consulted with Driver Groups, we will then contact promotor groups, including the 400 Thunder Commission to facilitate a way forward. We will also look to meet with Willowbank and Sydney race venue representatives who will be requested to have one event each involved in a national series, without their agreement nothing will change. The new national series model needs to showcase Group 1 whilst taking into consideration all other Sportsman brackets.”

Queensland ANDRA State Championship

The Board also approved an idea tabled by Glenn Cunningham from Palmyra to implement a State Championship in Queensland next season. The Board have requested Glenn’s committee work with tracks at Roma and Benaraby to suggest a model for next season, this work has already started. Racers will compete for a specially designed ANDRA State Championship. Once we have the tracks input ANDRA will look at how this bolts onto the national series. If other state tracks are interested in also developing a state championship submission are welcome through their Division Councils.

Division Director of Northern Australia for ANDRA, Nathan Peirano, said, “We are thankful that three ANDRA member tracks are working together on this great initiative and see it as a win for the sport in Queensland, the Northern Australian Division has been discussion this concept for over 12 months so it is great to see these tracks running with it. We also acknowledge the work that Glenn and his committee have put into working on the State Championship concept.

Glenn Cunningham the President of the Palmyra Drag Racing Club said, “ANDRA by embracing this concept have given its members in Qld the ability to compete in a series that is recognised and will crown a State Champion in all sportsman Group 3 and 4 classes. The series will assist in promoting our sport in the Qld regional areas and I look forward to the time when State Championship points can be used in the ANDRA National Championship Grand Final event.”

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 ANDRA Drag Racing LIVE and FREE

Watch the 46th Annual Westernationals & Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals LIVE and FREE
The Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on March 4-5 is shaping up to be a must see event with ANDRA Championship battles left, right and centre in Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.
ANDRA would like to announce that the Westernationals will be streamed Live and Free on Sunday March 5.
“Not only is this an opportunity for the world to see this iconic Australian drag racing event, but it’s also fantastic for the racers to share amongst family, friends, crew and of course their all important sponsors and supporters”, said ANDRA’s Business Development Manager Jennifer Harrison.
In addition the massive season ending Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals will also be Live and Free from Adelaide International Raceway on Saturday April 1.
This is the event where ANDRA Champions will be crowned for the 2016/17 season including ANDRA Drag Racing Series and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. The kings of the sport – Top Fuel will be burning nitro alongside, Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer and Pro Stock.

Watch  LIVE & FREE at

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 Garmin VIRB ANDRA Drag Racing Live Stream Ad Rates

We're offering a special introductory price for logo placement, 15 second TVC and 30 second TVC.

Get involved and advertise your business, product or service on the Garmin VIRB ANDRA Drag Racing Live Stream.

Beamed around the world via the internet the Garmin VIRB ANDRA Drag Racing Live Stream is the perfect way to grow your profile.


Logo placement: $50 per placement

15 second TVC: $150 per placement

30 second TVC: $250 per placement

If you would like to book ad space on the Live Stream please contact Jennifer Harrison on (08) 8271 5355 or email

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 Looking For An American Classic or Muscle Car?

Graham Shiell is a die-hard drag racing fan since the age of 17. With some 32 years in the sport, Graham has driven a variety of vehicles including motorcycles, a mini Funny Car, dragsters, altereds and Supercharged Outlaws. Pretty much if it had wheels then Graham either drove it or raced it.
His other passion is American Muscle Cars, and he has made the experience of owning US classics as easy as four simple steps.
Are you looking to own an American classic car or bike. Then American Muscle Cars is your one-stop go to place. Importing your dream vehicle has never been easier. American Muscle Cars can help you through the whole process of buying and importing cars, bikes and boats from anywhere in America to Australia.
American Muscle Cars pride themselves on providing a highly experienced and professional importing service with a focus on classic American muscle cars. If you find a cheaper quote anywhere compare our complete service and see why!
Importing a car with American Muscle Cars is as simple as 4 steps. We have imported hundreds of cars, motorcycle, boats and more over the years and know the perfect way to handle it every step of the way. Our goal is to help you with our knowledge and make the entire process as smooth as possible.
Call Graham Shiell from American Muscle Cars today for a quote on 0412 712 007 or go to for more info.

Graham will also be available to talk at the Clipsal 500 as part of the ANDRA pre - Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Final Activation. 

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 Shout Out For Vehicles in South Australia

As part of ANDRA's ongoing Pre - Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals promotional activities we are looking for drag racing vehicles for the following events to assist with displays at the following South Australian events:

Saturday March 18 - Old Skool n New Age - Morphett Vale Football Club, South Road.
Sunday March 26 - All Chrysler Day - Urrbrae High School Cross Roads Netherby

This is not only a great opportunity for racers to meet and great your fans and show them what drag racing is all about, but also to promote your sponsors and our great sport to the general public.

We would love for you to join us on display so please register your interest here: 
or contact Jennifer Harrison on 0412 400 566.

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 ANDRA Rulebook Advertising

Advertising opportunities for the 2017/18  ANDRA Rulebook are now open. Showcase your business to thousands of competitors and over 100 officials across the country.

The ANDRA Rulebook is a frequently referenced guide to all technical elements in the sport of ANDRA drag racing and an ideal way to reach your core market.

Please find below the details on advertising in the 2017/18 Rulebook. 

Full Page: $1100 + GST

Half Page: $650 + GST

Quarter Page: $400 + GST

Premium placement including inside front cover and back page available upon request.

All enquiries please contact Jennifer Harrison -

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 Leaded Fuel Ban In Australian Motorsport

The current position of the Minister for the Environment and Energy is that the use of leaded fuel in Australian Motorsport is to be banned from July 1st, 2019. ANDRA support a removal of lead from fuel, however, we believe that a sudden and short time frame ban is against our member's interests.

ANDRA Technical and Management are working with The Hon Josh Frydenberg's advisors to put forward a case for a staged reduction of lead in fuel over a longer time period.

Please get in touch with us at with how the Minister's proposal will impact you so we can deliver a comprehensive message, with examples, at our upcoming meeting.

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 Electrimotion Wireless Shut Down System Trial

In recent weeks ANDRA has purchased an Electrimotion wireless shut down system to be trialled at ANDRA member tracks.

With the assistance of Perth Motorplex staff this system will be in place for the test n tune held at the track prior 46th Westernationals 4th and 5th March 2017.

We are aware that a number of competitors already have the receiver fitted to vehicles and will be able take part in the trial.

Any queries or feedback on the system please don’t hesitate to contact ANDRA Competition Manager

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 Don't Miss The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series - Steel City Raceway

Do not miss the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and the Supercharged Shootout about to hit Steel City Raceway on Sunday 12th March. Come and see all Sportsman brackets battle it out for ANDRA Championship Points.

With the Aussie Wheelstander Bandit Ute and Fireworks Grand Finale there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Gates open at 9am with qualifying starting at 10am
Spectator Ticket Prices: Adults $20, Kids (12-15) $10 & Kids Under 12 Free when accompanied by an Adult.
Full canteen and beer booth available and NO BYO


Please spread the word around that ALL Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series brackets - Group 2, 3 and 4 are welcome to enter. - Call Lia Kuhn on 0407 607 176 for further info or email

Entry forms are available from

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 Summit Racing Equipment Pro Shop Extends To Aussie Racers

Summit Racing Equipment continues its support for Australian drag racers by extending the Summit Racing Pro Shop to include full ANDRA licence holders.

As a Pro Shop member, racers qualify for exclusive discount pricing on performance equipment from the biggest brands in motorsports. 

In addition, ANDRA red licence holders will be granted the same access as their US counterparts to expert tech advice, plus fast and easy special ordering on those hard-to-find parts. 

Racers can create an account by sending a copy/scan of their licence, address, phone number and email address to

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Summit Racing Pro Shop account is for racers personal use and is not to be shared with friends or relatives.
  • The credit card used must belong to the racer on the account.
  • Racers need to renew accounts annually.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines will result in loss of Summit Racing Pro Shop privileges.

For the full story please CLICK HERE

 2017 ANDRA Divisional Election Nominations Invited

Nominations are hereby invited for the various positions, from Full Members of ANDRA. They must be lodged with the ANDRA Office no later than 12 noon (CDST) Friday, March 31st, 2017 on the appropriate form.

Nomination Forms are available below or by contacting ANDRA on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (08) 8271 5355.

Full details of the election process may be found in the ANDRA Constitution

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 Entries Open For Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals

Adelaide DragRace Promotions would like everyone to know that entries are open for the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals. We are ecstatic in having Summit Racing Equipment on board as the naming rights sponsor for this seasons ANDRA Championship Finale at AIR on 31st Mar & 1st April.

Having the support of international leaders such as Summit Racing Equipment really is a compliment to our sport and how much Summit and we all value ANDRA Championship Drag Racing.

A massive thanks goes out to Jim Greenleaf from Summit for supporting Australian Drag Racing at these levels. Please join me in thanking Jim again, and don't forget we will be having a Grand Finals BBQ for all racers (look out for your voucher in your entry pack) as a thank you specifically from Jim and us.

Go Summit ! Go Drag Racing! See you all in Adelaide!
Peter Pisalidis.

Further info and Entry CLICK HERE:…/

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 Get Your Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals VIP Tickets

It's that time again. With the Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals coming up fast, now is the time to consider spoiling yourself with the VIP Start Line Club. What a great way to finish off the 2016/17 season. Perfect for your family, friends or sponsor.

  • VIP parking included!
  • Event Entry included!
  • The VIP Start Line Club at the AIR is one of the best viewing positions you can get and closer to the action than anywhere in the country!
  • You will have access to the VIP Start Line Club which is under cover and has table seating available.
  • Dinner and evening snacks on Friday 31st Mar, and both lunch and dinner are provided for on Saturday 1st Apr 1/4/2017 (pls advise if you have any dietary requirements)
  • Bar facilities available as well (additional cost)
  • Children under 15 whilst accompanied by an adult with a VIP Start Line Ticket are admitted free.
How Much?
  • $99 for Friday,
  • $140 for Saturday, or
  • $200 for both days (limited tickets so please hurry)

You can only buy these tickets prior to the event, so buy yours now!!!!

CLICK HERE for form:

All tickets may be collected at the front gate on the day

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 National Rules Committee Meeting

On the weekend of the 11th & 12th February the National Rules Committee met in Adelaide and worked its way through in excess of one hundred rule proposals, clarifications and tidy ups.

This process is an important and valuable part of the ANDRA structure, with all proposals now being written up for presentation to the Division Directors in a few weeks.

Thanks to the NRC and all members that take the time to provide proposals or input into the process.

The National Rules Committee is made up of the following people who give up their time, in helping the sport move forward.

Brett Stevens               Competition Manager (Chair non-voting)
Dicken Patterson         Technical Officer (Presenter non-voting)
Ross Bryant                 Northern Australia
Wayne Downes            South Queensland
Aaron Brookes             New South Wales
Darren Parker              Victoria/Tasmania
Paul Topping                South Australia
Geoff Chaisty               Western Australia
Peter Pisalidis              Promoter/Track Representative

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Book Your Travel For 2017 Through The Accommodation Brokers

2017 is here and with a full slate of ANDRA Championship Drag Racing coming up, The Accommodation Brokers are here to help ANDRA members save on their travel plans.

The process is simple and highlighted here: 

  1. Email your requirements through to The Accommodations Brokers Reservation team at – Alternatively, you can call: 02 9802 2074. Be sure to include the word ‘ANDRA’ in your correspondence to receive the benefits. Information to include: Number of Rooms required | Dates in/out | Location (any preferences) | Any budget or hotel preferences
  2. The Accommodations Brokers conduct all searches to research and identify best market prices – this includes contacting hotels directly to obtain quotes and negotiate on price
  3. The Accommodations Brokers present a handful of the best options based on your requirements – i.e budget, room type, location criteria etc
  4. Should you want to proceed with any of the options, The Accommodations Brokers will manage the booking for you, secure the room with a credit card (for the hotel to charge on check out, not The Accommodations Brokers) and email a booking confirmation with all relevant information.

Should you have any questions, please contact The Accommodations Brokers directly any time on the above email or contact number.

For more information about The Accommodation Brokers please visit:

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Summit Racing Products

Summit Gifts 2843 - Kids Mechanic's Car Engine Play Set

This Car Engine Service and Repair Play Set will keep kids tinkering for hours. The 27" tall play set has lots of removable parts for pretend service, including the air filter, spark plugs, tires, radiator, struts, oil dipstick, and brakes, plus all the tools needed to get the job done. When the work is complete, you can shut the hood, get behind the wheel, and turn the key—the engine play set has electronic sounds for the ignition and horn, plus light-up headlights and turn signals. Requires eight AAA batteries (not included). Ages 3 and up.

Summit Gifts 7580-21 - 1969 Chevy Nova SS shelf

Display your collectibles with classic car shelves. Cast from resin, this accurately detailed
sculpture is topped with tempered glass shelves. This is a great way to add a touch of nostalgia to any room, and the perfect way to display other collectibles. 19.5" W x 5.5" H x 6.5" D

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