In a major blow to the shortened ANDRA championship season, Sydney Dragway has cancelled this weekend's Nitro Champs due to a forecast of rain.
Following on from the cancellation of the Santo's Super 3 Extreme event at Willowbank less than a month ago, the decision leaves just the Fuchs Winternationals in June left for the season.
Sydney Dragway released the following statement:
"Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen
Regretfully Sydney Dragway finds itself in a position of having to make the difficult decision to cancel this week’s Nitro Champs.
The weather forecast for the remainder of the week indicates more rain with Saturday expecting as high as 90% likelihood of 10-20mm of rain. This leaves us with no alternative but to cancel the event.
The venue is already under pressure from the weather with the grounds and car parks saturated and with more rain immanent this week the venue would not be user friendly.
To all our competitors who have entered the Nitro Champs we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. We will contact you later today via email with further details as to entry fees paid.
We understand that this is an extremely shortened season and would like to wish everyone great success at the Winternationals."