It was just a mere month or so ago that the place was pumping with Fathers Day Drags but it feels a lot longer.
Thankfully, October 20th is looming and with it, Drag 4 A Cure. This event is brought to us by EZ Events and is open to all racers – street and competition. It is run in support of Breast Cancer Awareness so you can pick up any and all Breast Cancer Awareness memorabilia to show your support for this great cause.
This season it is business as usual at Fram Autolite Dragway under IHRA governance. There has been talk of a reconciliation with local bodies but those negotiations will not affect the coming season. So if you’re looking for license or to renew your license with us, click here for Competition licenses (or if you are a Junior click here). The forms include instructions on how to upgrade to an IHRA license and provides information on our Tech Inspectors and how to get ahold of one (we will have a Tech Inspector available at Test & Tune and Competition meetings). You can email and pay for your license direct with IHRA USA or by emailing all information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions regarding licensing and any part of the process, please feel free to contact the office on 0274 056 060.
While you’ve been working on your cars, we’ve completed the reseal project and purchased another 155 concrete barriers for the braking area. This means the left hand VHT lane will have barriers all the way through to the gate so no race car can access the gorse to the left of the track without first clearing the concrete blocks. The remainder of these new barriers will be used through the braking area in the right hand Segedins lane.
The volunteers have met and divvied up their duties and all are chomping at the bit to get the season started. The Crash Crew head off to Auckland Airport this coming Saturday 19th October for their Training / Refresher upskill course. Skills which hopefully won’t be required but you know how that Murphy man works so it’s best to be prepared.
Our Southern siblings down in Ruapuna have their first meeting at Labour Weekend – 26th & 27th October. If you’re in the area, drop in for the Supercharged Outlaw Extravaganza featuring Bert King’s new dragster, DB Racecars, Johnny and Nigel Alsop in the Willys Coupe, Simon Fowke in his Chev Funny Car, Clinton and Bill Minchington in their funny car and Roger Binnema in his “Honda”.
Lastly, here are some links to help you get to where you need to be for racing this summer.
Records and Indexes
Remember, we’re always looking for slicks to rubber and prep the track with so don’t throw those old slicks away, bring them to the track. We’ll dispose of them for you in a suitable drag racing fashion.
See you at the track.