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Norman Goes European With The R/T Marine Prepared BMW

Norman Goes European With The R/T Marine Prepared BMW

16/06/2017, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 22845481

Norman Goes European With The R/T Marine Prepared BMW

By Mark Humphrey

Adelaide, SA/Aus. 16th June 2017. 2015 Australian Super Stock champion Steve Norman will debut his new ride this weekend at the Adelaide Drag Race Promotion’s Sunday Funday at Adelaide International Raceway. Having been out of the racing seat for the past 15 months, Norman is itching to get some seat time in the R/T Marine built BMW coupe which had been in the pipeline for about 5 years.

I dropped a line to Steve to find out a bit more on the vision he had with the BMW, “Well I noticed the BMW sitting in the Perth Motorplex pits at a Westernationals 5 years ago and straight away thought about debuting a Super Stock version” he said. Norman went on to say “I got the boys (Ryan & Reg Lee) to measure it up and here we are 5 years later with an unbelievable version of European motoring”.  Norman added, “we embarked on the project less than 2 years ago with Ryan Lee from R/T Marine responsible for making it happen. Along with his father Reg and the help of others, the team has put together a race car that is as good as anything I’ve had in the past” he said. Norman went on to say “the attention to detail is simply unbelievable and I cannot fault any part of the build at all. I had enormous trust in the boys to get the job done and they certainly haven’t let me down” he said.

The history of the car is quite chequered with the car originally part of a divorce settlement in the USA. Legend has it that the ex-wife snatched the BMW, poured acid over the boot and then proceeded to drive the car into a dam. The Norman camp found the car at a salvage yard via a friend in the USA and the rest is history.

The guy responsible for the unique transformation was Ryan Lee who owns and operates R/T Marine SA, a business that had its roots in boat repairs but has now expanded into fibreglass auto products, vehicle modifications and of course complete race car builds. I caught up with Ryan and his father Reg to find out more on this simply stunning build and started by asking Ryan his thoughts on the BMW build “absolutely over the moon. The team has done a fantastic job on the car with the end result being an amazing BMW Super Stock car”. Ryan added “ we took possession of the car from the US and completely gutted the car in order to get it ready for the build. Originally, we looked at a Jaguar but because it had an aluminium body it was going to be too expensive to put chrome moly bar work through the car. It then come down to transforming either a Mercedes or BMW car into a MP Super Stock car. We measured up a BMW in the pits at the Perth Motorplex and found that everything would fit and the rest is history” he said.

After being stripped back to a bare shell the car was sent to interstate chassis builder John Lang to get the bar work installed along with some tin work. Ben Seal was then called in to complete the tin work which included all the necessary bracketry, front end and 4 link suspension points. Ben worked solid for 3 straight weeks and then dropped in after hours on more than half a dozen occasions to complete any alterations that were required. Also helping out on the tin and aluminium work was Doug Elsworthy from Elsworthy’s Chassis Shop.

The running gear was fitted up to see what alterations if any were required. The running gear for this project come out of the championship winning Chevy Cobalt and consists of a 312ci Bob Book small block coupled to a 3 speed Pro Flight transmission. Power is transferred down to the JRI sprung titanium housed diff via a carbo fibre tail shaft. Lamb front struts work nicely with Lamb carbon fibre disc brakes to provide plenty of stopping power.

Next it was the job of brother Bryce with help from good friend Matt to prep the body and bar work for paint. Bryce spent a solid 3 weeks straightening the panels alone before prepping the car for paint which in the end was coated with Electric Orange. I asked Ryan what the most difficult part of the build was and he mentioned choosing the paint color. “I first suggested orange to Steve but that was rejected with a pearl white looking like the color. I liked black but in the end, it was Steve’s decision and after some deliberation Steve decided that it would be Electric Orange” he said. Ryan added “I think the color choice was spot on as it certainly showcases the car”.

Once the car was painted it was time to fit out the car and that’s when Reg took over. The car was completely re-wired starting from a bare shell and color coded to MSD color codes. Every wire was color matched to components with all original hinges used. The boot retains its electric opening operation keeping some originality with the car.

The interior was completely re-trimmed by Vicki in the color of their choice still incorporating the woodgrain in the dash and door trims. The attention to detail with the trim is unsurpassed with Steve Norman noting how the interior trim was altered to incorporate bar work encroaching into the door armrests. The choice of trim color certainly adds to the build and compliments the vision the boys had when they first set out to build the car. Asked what the most pleasing part of the build was, they both responded simultaneous with “today”. “Having the car 100% finished with nothing to do but turn the key is definitely the most pleasing part of the build” said Ryan. The car is built to 25.5 C SFI specification as a MP car and will initially be running in Gas.

Now that the car is 100% completed the next thing to do is get some laps into the car. As noted, the team will head out this weekend to Adelaide International Raceway to put down an installation pass testing out things like brakes, tracking, parachute and the like. They hope to get at least a second pass in which with all things being equal will be under full noise. The fact that they are using the running gear out of the Cobalt, takes away the uncertainty of how the drivetrain will go and leaves the team with one less thing to worry about. The team hope to run a private test next weekend and provided they meet all parameters will debut the car for competition in round 3 of the ANDRA Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Sunset Strip Mildura in late September.

Obviously to put together this masterpiece the team relied on some outstanding help with Steve Norman thanking Ryan and Reg for their commitment with this build. With regards to the workshop activities Ryan and Reg would like to thank Bryce and Matt for the paint, Ben Seal for the fabrication, Doug Elsworthy for additional fabrication, John Lang for bar work, Vicky from Vicki’s Trimming Shop, Motorsport Connections, Craig at RCE, BMW Adelaide and Brett Henley from Henley Chassis for all his advice.

For race fans, keep an eye on the ANDRA website for details on the 2017/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series dates which will feature the likes of Steve Norman, Competition champ Craig Geddes, Super Stock champ Jamie Chaisty among others duking it out in Super Stock/Comp.

Click on the link for more details http://andra.com.au/

All images supplied by Reg Lee

 

Catch up on the latest news in ANDRA Drag Racing.

Catch up on the latest news in ANDRA Drag Racing.

18/03/2017, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 21702028

17th March 2017

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

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 Win a Double Ticket to 2017 CAMS Hall of Fame Awards



The 2017 Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame Induction Gala – presented by Speedcafe.com is coming up on Friday night, March 24 (Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix weekend) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at 7:30 pm for an 8 pm start.
 
The inaugural event was held in 2016 and included such greats as Sir Jack Brabham, Wayne Gardner, Alan Jones, and Garry Rush. In Drag Racing, pioneer Ash Marshall was inducted.
 
ANDRA have 1x double ticket to give away for this prestigious event

  • Give Away – One Double Ticket valued at $600
  • Only ANDRA Members eligible to enter.
  • 10th name randomly selected from all entrants.
  • To enter send email to media@andra.com.au with message “Hall of Fame”, your name and your membership number 
  • Entries close Tuesday 21st at 7:00 pm
  • Winner Announced shortly thereafter.
  • We emphasize the Black Tie Dress and that any travel and accommodation, or associated cost with attending the event, are the responsibility of the winner.

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 ANDRA 2016/17 Championship Awards Presentation/Summit Racing Equipment BBQ

ANDRA will be crowning the 2016/17 Championship awards at the conclusion of the Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals at Adelaide International Raceway on April 1.

The Championship presentation will be held in the Startline VIP tent on Saturday night after the event winners and runner-ups are presented their trophies.
 
Please bring your families and crew and join in celebrating out 2016/17 Champions for the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

At the conclusion of racing on Saturday, the Summit Racing Equipment BBQ, will be open for all competitors, officials and event staff. Summit Motorsports & Events Manager Jim Greenleaf will also be there and is looking forward to meeting you all. Vouchers are available at sign in, and a cash bar will be available.


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 Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster Log Books
 

Wow, how cool are these! Thanks to Summit Racing Equipment we now have available Junior Dragster Log Books. These will be available at the Grand Finals later this month and can be picked up FREE from the ANDRA Trailer located on the infield.

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 1.6 Million Facebook Viewers For Westernationals

The recent Westernationals ANDRA Drag Racing Live Stream, presented by GARMIN VIRB XE from Perth Motorplex attracted 1.6 million views from around the world. A fantastic result for ANDRA Drag Racing.


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 Summit Grand Finals Live & Free Live Streaming



2017 Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals LIVE & FREE
Thanks To GARMIN VIRB XE

Following the successful Garmin VIRB Drag Racing Livestream, from the Westernationals, ANDRA are pleased to announce that Saturday of the Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals will be streaming  LIVE & FREE at the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman eliminations from Adelaide International Raceway. At this stage we do not have a start time, however as soon as we do it will be posted on our social media pages as well as www.andra.com.au

If you are at the track we'd love you to join us and please use the hashtag #andradragracing and #summitgrandfinals on your Facebook, Instagram photos, Tweets, and videos.

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  Spoil Yourself For The Weekend with Summit Grand Finals VIP Startline Club Get Your 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.
Includes:

  • VIP parking
  • Event Entry
  • 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 (please 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: http://adelaidedragracepromotions.com.au/vip-startline-tickets/

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

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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.

Rates:

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 jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au

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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 - jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au

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  ANDRA Fastlane Advertising

Fastlane is the official publication of the Australian National Drag Racing Association. The publication is digitally sent out to all ANDRA member 4 x per year. If you would like to reach or target your audience directly then Fastlane is for you. With a distribution of 5000 plus, Fastlane is Australia's highest circulating drag racing publication. It offers advertising opportunities for the very industry which it represents. 


Back Cover - $1400
Inside Cover/Inside back Cover - $1050
Full Page - $700
Half Page - $450
Quarter Page - $250
Loose Insert - $990
All prices include GST

To advertise contact ANDRA Media and PR Officer, John Baremans on (08) 8271 5355 or media@andra.com.au

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 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  info@andra.com.au 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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 AAAA Drag Racing Presentation Opportunity


The Performance Racing and Tuning ( PRTC) council of Australia is a sub-group of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association and will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 29th March at Street Fighter in Edwardstown SA.

"We invite you to come along and share an hour or two with our members and would be delighted if you could spare 10-15 minutes for a general presentation on what it takes to be a professional drag racer in this era", said AAAA Robert Johnson.

"The talk would simply be followed by a Q&A session from the floor and, whilst many of the attendees will be garage workshops, we have many large businesses that may be present as well (Great sponsorship opportunity) as Turbosmart/Garrett/Yella Terra/Harrop/Sprintex/Castrol are all members of the 350 strong PRTC group."

If you are able to present to the group please contact Robert on 0432 210 042 or email robert@aaaa.com.au

Kind regards
Robert Johnson
National Manager/Membership

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 ANDRA OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT

After 5 years working as the Accounts Administrator for ANDRA, Donna Jantke is moving on to new opportunities. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Donna for all of her hard work and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. 

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 Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals Entries Close Monday, March 20th



If you want to be competing at the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals at Adelaide International Raceway on March 31st and April 1st, then now is the time to react and get your entries in.

Entries close Midnight on Monday, March 20th.
Head to: http://adelaidedragracepromotions.com.au/2017-grand-finals-entry-form/


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 Technical Update: Martini Turbo 1400 Fuel Update

Martini Turbo 1400 Unleaded is no longer an ANDRA Homologated Fuel as of 16th March 2017.

ETS Racing Fuels have added another fuel to the ANDRA Homologated fuels list. This is alongside their XPRODRAG 2 fuel and is called P14, a very high octane leaded fuel for high compression NA, Turbo and Supercharged engines. P14 will be allowed in ANDRA competition from 1st April 2017.
http://www.racefuel.com.au/

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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 bookings@theaccommodationbrokers.com.au – 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: www.theaccommodationbrokers.com.au

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 Pre-Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals Activation

We are looking for some vehicles as part of our pre-Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals activation as part of the Adelaide Chrysler Festival. ANDRA will be at the All Chrysler Day on Sunday, March 26 and would love have some support from our Mopar racers.

Adelaide Chrysler Festival
http://www.cccsa.net.au/acf/
Urrbrae, SA

March 26
Bump in: 8 am
Display time: 8.30 am – 3 pm
Bump out: 5.30 pm

This is not only a great opportunity for racers to meet and greet 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 with your race car so please register your interest here: CLICK HERE or contact Jennifer Harrison on 0412 400 566.

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Summit Racing Products

Toolbox Refrigerator VSL18RTC3R

Hand me a 12 ounce hydrator from the bottom drawer, may become your favorite instruction once you bring this toolbox refrigerator into your garage or workshop! This 18.8 W x 31.8 H x 17 D deep two-in-one unit features three roller bearing tool drawers on top, and 1.8 cubic feet of refrigerated space below. The fridge section has a three-position shelf and a light, and you can adjust the temperature from 50 degree F to 32 degree F. It also has 3 heavy-duty locking casters so you can move your tools (and other solutions) around the shop with ease.


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The LS engine design has incredible potential, but once you start bolting on big superchargers, an aluminum block just can't contain all of that power. These Summit® iron LS blocks have all of the same potential, but their cast iron construction is capable of withstanding high-horsepower applications.

https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sum-4853l/overview/






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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 www.andra.com.au



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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.

Rates:

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 jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au

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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 www.americanmusclecars.com.au 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: http://andra.com.au/competitor/vehicle-display.html 
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 - jennifer.harrison@andra.com.au

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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 technical@andra.com.au 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 brett.stevens@andra.com.au

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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

ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 6TH 

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 secretary@steelcitydrags.com

Entry forms are available from www.steelcitydrags.com.

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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 ProShopAU@SummitRacing.com

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  info@andra.com.au 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:
http://adelaidedragracepromotions.com.au/2017-grand-finals…/
http://adelaidedragracepromotions.com.au/2017-grand-finals-entry-form/


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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.

Includes:
  • 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: http://adelaidedragracepromotions.com.au/vip-startline-tickets/

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 bookings@theaccommodationbrokers.com.au – 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: www.theaccommodationbrokers.com.au

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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.

https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/flr-2843/overview/

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


https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sbl-7580-21/overview/







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Willowbank Round Postponed - Benaraby Raceway - 3rd September

Willowbank Round Postponed - Benaraby Raceway - 3rd September

02/07/2016, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 18459839
 

Willowbank Round Postponed - Benaraby Raceway - 3rd September

After joint consideration by APSA and Willowbank Management unfortunately we are postponing the Willowbank August 6th APSA Round.

Please be assured that APSA have made every attempt to hold a Willowbank round but unfortunately from an event promotional, commercial and date point of view we really didnt have much choice but to postpone.

We will be continuing on the APSA National Series as planned with the Benaraby Shootout on September 3rd which will carry DOUBLE POINTS and a cash bonus for brackets over an 8 car field. The Benaraby rounds are always extremely enjoyable and exciting and with double points and a cash payout bonus leaves no excuses for anyone not to participate.

Rules discussions are currently still open (APSA Secret Face Book page) and will be finalised during July after a voting process by racers in that class and approved by the APSA Committee.

Dont forget we still have three exciting rounds to go for this season:
  • Benaraby 3rd Septemebr
  • Calder 29th October
  • APSA Nationals Sydney 26th November
Several members have been asking what licence they need for which event, etc and why cant we just keep or have one licence:
Over the last 12 months we have seen a big disrupt to our sport with sanctioning body additions, racing series split, etc which has all effected competitor numbers right across the board and has had an impact on events and spectator numbers all over the country.  APSA as the promoter, does need to meet the rules and regulations of each track we race at so we really do not get a say in who we licence or sanction under.
Basically we cannot control what licence or Tech you require at any facility: we need to meet their requirements. Hopefully this will change in the near future.

Thanks and hope to see you all at Benaraby on the 3rd Sep, Calder 29th Oct, and the APSA Nationals on Nov 26th.

APSA Management
APSA Test N Tune Action

APSA Test N Tune Action

31/08/2015, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 12634358

APSA Test N Tune Benaraby Raceway

By Mark Humphrey

Benaraby,Qld/Aus. 31st August 2015. The APSA boys were mixing it with the locals getting ready for round 4 of the APSA Pro Shootout Series. Benaraby Raceway had prepped a killer track for the event with plenty of PBS' getting put away during the session.

Outlaw Radial runner Steve Bezzina driving his super quick XY GT Falcon recorded his quickest ever 60 ft time during the Friday night session highlighting the excellent work done by the Benaraby track crew.

Test Session 1

Test Session 2

Luppino King Of The Heap.

Luppino King Of The Heap.

23/08/2015, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 12432818

Luppino King Of The Heap.

By Mark Humphrey

Benaraby, Qld/Aus. 23rd August 2015. Dom Luppino was last night the toast of the APSA drag racing fraternity after picking up the win in the prestigious Outlaw Radial bracket. Once considered the underwrite to the Outlaw 10.5 bracket, the Outlaw Radial bracket has taken on a cult like following featuring the cream of Australia’s Pro Street racers .

Things looked grim for round 4 of the series when the official start time had to be pushed back several hours due to persistent rain in the area. With an 11am scheduled start, APSA promoter Peter Pisalidis in consultation with his race director Ray Treasure elected to sit it out and wait for the forecasted wind shift before making any firm decisions. Finally at 2pm the weather had abated enough for track staff to have a go at getting the track ready for what promised to be an exciting day of Pro Street drag racing. The Benaraby track staff went to work on drying out the track while race teams unpack their trailers prepping cars for the hectic day of racing ahead. Finally racing got under way at 3.31pm with organisers dropping 2 of the 3 qualifying runs in order to complete the meeting.  Drivers were faced with one qualifying run before battling it out in a Chicago Shootout format giving both the drivers and fans plenty of racing throughout the afternoon and into the night. The decision by APSA to hold off paid off in the end for all concerned as the racing was nothing short of spectacular. Wheel standing starts were the order of the day with some massive launches keeping the fans well entertained throughout the night. Nathan Peirano was there testing his Outlaw Nitro Funny Car and posted the day’s quickest and fastest pass with a 4.23. at 173.75 mph over the 1/8 mile.

The prestigious Outlaw Radial bracket on paper looked to be a battle between long-time rivals Steve Bezzina and Perry Bullivant with several other drivers in the mix for an upset win. Scott Cortina in a HG Holden was one car that has loads of potential but was still deep in a R&D program with the team looking for some consistency in the car. Dom Luppino was also in this category with his awesome looking Mustang having stacks of potential but like Cortina found it difficult for the stars to align on any given run. Talking to Luppino on the way up from Melbourne, the Mustang driver was looking to drop into the 4.90’s or with a bit of luck into the 80’s. The car which was imported by Luppino from the US last year has the potential to be the fastest pro street car in Australia and a 4.80 pass was certainly achievable with the team looking to go even faster. Things had been tough in recent times for Luppino who had talked about walking away from the car due to the lack of consistency in the car. The team had urged Luppino to take a deep breath and just be patient with the development of the car which in the end was the right call.

The Chicago shootout format produced familiar results in round 1 with Bullivant taking the win over Luppino, Bezzina over Cortina and Cross over Horan. Round 2 saw Luppino pull out a big win over Bezzina with a 4.60 @168mph. Cortina got the job done on Horan while Bullivant picked up the win over Cross. Round 3 had Luppino dropping into the 60’s again with a 4.65 @ 167mph good enough to get the job done on Cortina with Bullivant making it 3 from 3 with a win over Horan. Bezzina found the going tough against Cross with Cross posting his 2nd win of the format. Bezzina had posted times in the low 4.90’s all day but in somewhat of a surprise finished the day with just 1 win beside his name. The final looked to be a cracker with the ever consistent Bullivant up against the man of the moment in Luppino. Both guys got away clean with just the smallest of margins separating the two at the 60 foot mark. Side by side the pair duelled down the 1/8 with Luppino getting the nod with a 4.83 @ 159mph to Bullivant’s 4.94 @ 148mph. Awesome racing by two class drivers who managed to take over the whole event with side by side racing. So happy was Luppino with his win he drove straight past his pickup crew and proceeded back to the pits with both chutes dragging behind the car. A couple of victory pumps on the throttle indicated how happy Luppino was with the win and I suspect with finally getting some consistency in the car. With the team looking like they have finally got some consistency in the car, fans can now expect to see the Mustang at the pointy end of Outlaw Radial racing as the APSA circus makes its way around Australia.

In another of the marquee APSA brackets being Pro Street Blown, Craig Hewitt went through undefeated to take the win over Queenslander Dave Knightley. Hewitt looked untouchable throughout the event in his blown hemi powered Monaro and posted his best pass of the day in the final after Knightly pulled a big cherry trying to get the edge on Hewitt. Hewitt rolled out an impressive 4.487 @ 166.05mph to easily stamp his authority on the bracket. Like all blown monsters this car is a big head turner and definitely a crowd pleaser where ever he goes.

The motorcycle category boasted the cream of Queensland drag racing with Jason Ellem easily top qualifying with a 7.495 @ 177.31mph. Ellem was the stand out performer of the bracket but found the going tough late in the day. A shifting error during round 1 had Blair Pennington rolling over the top of Ellem to take the win. Ellem was back in stride easily taking his next 2 rounds while Pennington was faultless with 3 from 3. The final between Pennington and Ellem shaped up as being an interesting event with Ellem clearly having the faster bike but losing to Pennington in round 1. Ellem was left on the line by Pennington who powered through the final posting an 8.29 @ 159mph to easily take the win from a rolling Ellem.

Other wins for the day were as follows.

Junior Dragster -Keenan Bugden over Tayla Kelly

True Street – Tony O’Connor over Goodingham

X275 - Terry Seng over Douglas Day

Pro Street Unblown – Chris Stevermue over Daniel List

Modified Street Blown – Ash Mason over Matt McCarthy

Outlaw 10.5 – Drew Pearce

DYO Pro – Clive Olive over Nathan Rose

DYO Street – Acrista Hamilton over George Burton

Extreme – Neil Maxwell over John Findlater.

In the end both fans and officials would have been presently surprised by the show the racers put on.  Benaraby track staff had prepared a cracker of a racing surface that resulted in loads of pb’s for the day, plenty of side by side racing and that familiar trade mark of APSA, spectacular wheel standing launches.

Round 5 of the series heads to Willowbank Raceway on the 2nd of October. For more details go to http://www.austprostassc.com.au/

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