NDRC takes Nitro Champs to new heights

The National Drag Racing Championship is taking the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs (May 3-5) to new heights in 2024, in what is shaping up to be Australia’s biggest nitro fuelled drag racing event.

In a first, Sydney Dragway has handed over the running of the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs to the NDRC. The NDRC team has made their mark already, introducing a number of initiatives to ensure an action-packed event from start to finish.

For the first time as part of the NDRC, Top Fuel will be joined by the XPRO Nitro Funny Cars as co-headliners. The Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs will see the XPRO Funny Cars racing to 1000ft for the first time.

Top Fuel is running two rounds of its championship at the Nitro Champs, with three all-run rounds of racing on both Saturday and Sunday.

These 11,000hp nitro-breathing monsters will be joined on-track by Top Doorslammers, Pro Stock, FuelTech Pro Mod and the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship, with an incredible entry list of more than 280 entries confirmed – more than 70 of which are Group One and Group Two racers.

Also set to take the entertainment to ‘new heights’ is Australia’s own Red Bull Air Race world champion and former Royal Australian Air Force top gun fighter pilot, Matt Hall. Matt will be bringing his Aussie built display plane and tonnes of airborne excitement to the event, landing his incredible aircraft on the Sydney Dragway strip before launching down the quarter mile and putting on a spectacular aerobatic display like nothing ever seen before in the air above the iconic venue.

“The Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs is a special event, and we’re proud to take the reins this year and push the envelope when it comes to amazing entertainment delivery on, off, and above, the track,” enthused NDRC Co-Founder, Andy Lopez.

“From Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car thundering down the track, the first time they will compete in the NDRC side-by-side as co-headliners, to Matt Hall soaring overhead, DJs pumping out the music in the pits, and a fully stocked line-up of Top Doorslammers, Pro Stockers, Fuel Tech Pro Mod and the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship, the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs is going to be the biggest show in town.

“This will be the perfect weekend of entertainment whether you want to take the whole family or come with a group of mates, so do yourself a favour and make sure you are here trackside across May 3-5 – you won’t regret it!”

Tickets are available now at ndrc.tv with kids aged 10 and under gaining free access with a paying adult. General release ticket prices end at 11.59pm Tuesday 30 April, after which final release pricing will be on offer.

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