ANDRA ACKNOWLEDGES AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS CANCELLATION
ANDRA formally acknowledges the statement released this afternoon by Sydney Dragway communicating the venue’s decision to cancel the Australian Nationals.
ANDRA is deeply disappointed that WSID Ltd has made the decision to cancel this event, following the exceptionally hard work put in by the event co-promoters – the Australian Top Fuel Championship and Peter Pisalidis – and ANDRA as we all worked together to ensure this event went ahead.
ANDRA was prepared to enthusiastically honour the agreement ANDRA held with the event co-promoters to sanction the Australian Nationals, which was to host not only the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship, but also rounds of ANDRA’s Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and Australian Drag Racing Championship.
To this end, ANDRA had issued – at Sydney Dragway’s request on Saturday 29 January 2022 – the required event permit for this event to proceed.
We are saddened that consultation between Sydney Dragway and the event co-promoters to see this event proceed as per the event contract originally signed between these two parties – which included the use of ANDRA as the promoters’ preferred sanctioning body but to which ANDRA was not a party – was ultimately unsuccessful, leading to today’s decision.
ANDRA understands that the event promoters will be issuing refunds to all entrants and ticket holders.
The Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd, or ANDRA for short, is the drag racing sanctioning body of Australia. The organization was created in 1973 from a more drag racing oriented faction of the Australian Hot Rod Federation. Today ANDRA sanctions races throughout Australia and throughout the year at all levels, from Top Fuel to Junior Dragster, on everything from temporary regional tracks to international standard facilities in capital cities. ANDRA and its members make drag racing a family-friendly, safe sport. So come along as a spectator or bring your street car to an “off-street” event and enjoy the excitement that is Australian drag racing. www.andra.com.au