Following concerns regarding the racing surface at Calder Park Raceway raised by 400 Thunder Professional competitor groups, today 400 Thunder has announced that these categories will not race at the Australian Nationals event in January 2018.
Both the Pro Stock Association and the Australian Top Doorslammer Association members have raised concerns about the ability of the Calder Park racing surface to deliver safe and competitive racing for the 400 Thunder Series.
After consultation with the Competitors, the sanctioning body ANDRA and the event Promotor Peter Ppisalidis the 400 Thunder Board has made the difficult decision to withdraw the 400 Thunder round scheduled for Victoria.
400 Thunder General Manager Kevin Prendergast stated. “This has been a very difficult decision for the 400 Thunder series as we were looking forward to racing in Victoria. However, the safety and integrity of the racing is paramount and at this stage this cannot be guaranteed. It is disappointing that the Calder event will not occur, however there is full support for the new 400 Thunder events at Adelaide and Perth.”
The next round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series is the New Year Thunder to be held at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday 6th January 2018. The event will feature four professional classes – Top Fuel, Pro Slammer, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Bike plus 400 Thunder Sportsman categories.