ANDRA Congratulates Dragway at The Bend Motorsport Park On First Event
While the official ribbon-cutting at Dragway at The Bend Motorsport Park is being reserved for the upcoming Spring Nationals in October, Friday hosted the brand-new venue’s first ever meeting, with the 120th Harley Davidson anniversary HogFest roaring to life.
As part of this event, a host of ANDRA-licensed motorcycle riders took their racing machines down the track, completing exhibition passes for an engrossed crowd.
ANDRA CEO Tim McAvaney was there at the event, and said it was fantastic to see Dragway at The Bend officially ‘live.’
“To see Dragway at The Bend burst into life for the very first time with HogFest was very exciting,” McAvaney said.
“This is truly an immaculate facility, and it is a credit to all involved with Dragway at The Bend and the Shahin family.
“The meeting went off without a hitch, and this is no small feat for a first event at a brand-new venue, so this was an excellent result and great to see.
“Speaking to racers at the track, there was plenty of positive feedback about the smoothness of the track, the traction for a brand-new surface, and the complex facilities.
“Well done to Dr Shahin, the Dragway at The Bend staff, and all the volunteers on a great event – everyone I talked to was so pleased to be involved and we all can’t wait for the Spring Nationals come October 21 and 22.”
The Spring Nationals at Dragway at The Bend will feature not only the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) but also the latest round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series. For event information, visit www.thebend.com.au
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