In an Australian drag racing first, IHRA Australia and 400 Thunder are now going to reward the top five points scorers after the 51st Gulf Western Winternationals with the prestige of running a single digit number for the following season.
"With growing numbers across the board in all IHRA Australia/400 Thunder categories this is an obvious move to reward all competitors from Junior Dragster through to Top Fuel," the group said.
"With prominent national TV coverage through 7 Mate and international coverage through OVO, drag racing is seeing a resurgence in crowd numbers and popularity.
"We see this as a positive reward for all the dedicated race teams that put the hard work in throughout the racing season.:
- Media release courtesy IHRA Australia