Welcome to the annual WELLINGTON INVASION event - the fifth round in the National Drag Racing Championship Series and the competition is heating up. Don't let the name fool you, while a strong contingency of racers from the capital and bottom of the North Island are set to invade NAPA Auto Parts Dragway, there will also be a healthy number crossing the strait from the Mainland to take the spoils. The ultimate outcome is a Saturday jam packed with the best from around the country, just waiting to stick one to the local 'JAFAs'.
Friday 12 January 2024:
4pm - 9pm: Gates open for racers and crew set up
6pm - 8pm: Race Entry open
Saturday 13 January 2024:
7am - Gates Open
Gate entry costs $30, kids 11years and under FREE.
Family Passes will be available, but only on https://napaautopartsdragway.flicket.co.nz/ from December.
730am - 930am: Race entry open - Online pre-entry is now open, click here (no payments until the day of racing).
930am: Compulsory Drivers Briefing on the Start line
10am: Qualifying starts
Part of the National Drag Racing Championship Series, the Wellington Invasion is always a treat as racers from all across the country descend on NAPA Auto Parts Dragway in the jostle for points and position as we head into the second half of the National Drag Racing Championship Series.
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)
SUPER STREET, SCREAMIN' EAGLES & MODIFIED BIKE = $105 ($80 with IHRA NZ membership)
JUNIOR DRAGSTER & TEEN RACERS = $25 (FREE with IHRA NZ membership)
This meeting caters to all rulebook 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 13th January 2024
- Gates Open:
- Racing Starts:
- NAPA Auto Parts Dragway
- Contact Details: