The NZ NATIONALS makes it's way back to NAPA Auto Parts Dragway. 
Gate admission including Weekend and Family passes are now available on
This is a
2 DAY event with qualifying on Saturday 17 February 2024 and eliminations racing on Sunday 18 February 2024.

This is the penultimate round of the National Drag Racing Championship Series which has seen racers towing across the country since October. The NZ Nationals has always been a coveted crown with all classes hotly contested. 

Online entry closed on Thursday 15 February at 11:59pm but don't worry, you can still enter at the track on the day of racing. Full details below. 

Friday 16 February 2024 - Entry and Set Up Only
Gates open 4pm to 9pm (gates will close and lock at 9pm on the dot).
Race Entry open 6pm to 8pm.

Saturday 17 February 2024 - Qualifying Day
Gates open 730am.
Gate entry costs $20, kids under 12 FREE.
Race entry opens 730am to 9am - pre-entry will be available in January 2024.
Drivers Briefing at 915am on the Start line.
Racing starts 10am for qualifying.
Ladders for racing will be set and published by 8pm on Saturday 17 February. 

Sunday 18 February 2024 - Eliminations Racing Day
NOTE: There is no race entry on this day, all racers must enter and pay to race on Friday 16 or Saturday 17 February.
Ladders for racing are published on Saturday 17 February at the conclusion of qualifying and once published, cannot be changed for any late entries. 
Gates open 730am.
Gate entry costs $30, kids under 12 FREE.
Drivers Briefing at 9am on the Start line.
Eliminations Racing starts 930am.

Race Entry costs: 
GROUP 1 = $205 ($180 with IHRA NZ membership)
GROUP 2 & SCO = $175 ($150 with IHRA NZ membership)
SUPER SEDAN & MODIFIED = $145 ($120 with IHRA NZ membership)

This meeting caters to all classes as listed below: 
Junior Dragster – Super Street – Screamin’ Eagles – Modified Bike – Super Sedan – Modified – Top Street (incl. Sport Compact) – Competition – Competition Bike – Supercharged Outlaw – Top Doorslammer – Top Alcohol.

Racers – please ensure you have your Civil Drivers Licence, current Log Book and current IHRA / NZDRA drag racing licence and IHRA NZ membership card (if applicable) with you when you come to race entry. 

GROUP 1 & GROUP 2 RACERS:Please ensure your vehicle has been weighed and that this weight is recorded in the relevant section of your log book before coming to Race Entry. 

Camping is available at track for racers and crew only.  Please camp in the allocated camping area. NO camping in the Pits. Visit our Accommodation page for full accommodation options including local motel/hotel options. 

Tow Vouchers and prize money will be paid as per the NAPA Auto Parts Dragway Pre-season newsletter.

Saturday 17th February 2024
Gates Open:
Racing Starts:
NAPA Auto Parts Dragway, Meremere
Contact Details: