400 Thunder has confirmed in a statement that it will rebrand four of the six professional drag racing brackets for its series.
The premier four and two wheel brackets will be known as Top Fuel and Top Bike, reflecting their status as the pinnacle categories of drag racing.
The remaining brackets will be titled Pro Alcohol, Pro Slammer, Pro Stock and Pro Bike.
Series spokesperson Gerald McDornan said the re-branding of four brackets was part of the evolution of the sport and creates a coherent naming structure.
“400 Thunder was created to revitalise the top end of Australian drag racing, and it is important we re-invigorate the bracket branding while also drawing on their respective histories,” McDornan said.
“Top Fuel remains as it is known the world over as the sport’s premier category, the kings of drag racing, while the rebranding of Top Bike better reflects the class’ diversity and its standing as the pinnacle for motorcycle competitors.
“Pro Alcohol, Pro Slammer, Pro Stock and Pro Bike bring the sport’s closest and most professional racing categories into alignment with each other.
“We believe the new titles align the brackets with each other and portray the series’ core value: to present Australia’s best pro racers battling it out on the country’s premier drag strips.”
Pro Slammer and Top Bike headline the next 400 Thunder event, the Home Group WA Nitro Slam, which takes place at Perth Motorplex on 4-5 December.
– Source: 400 Thunder media & communications