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The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) would like to announce a great new initiative to assist venues to make important risk management improvements to their facility.

As the FIA-recognised governing body for drag racing in Australia, ANDRA is committed to supporting venues at all levels of the sport.

The new Risk Management Grant Scheme will offer both permanent and temporary venues up to $10,000 to assist in nominated risk management projects at their facility.

Projects such as improved safety barriers, lighting and timing upgrades, fire extinguisher upgrades, canteen safety, risk management plans and other related safety measures will be the key focus of the scheme.

“With increased financial pressures for all venues, it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to continue to invest in venue improvements,” ANDRA Chief Executive Officer, Tim McAvaney, said.

“ANDRA recognises the difficulty faced by tracks but also recognises the importance for continual development in this crucial area of track safety and improvement for our members and the general public.

“As a sign of its commitment, ANDRA is pleased to offer these grants to ANDRA-sanctioned clubs and venues to assist in the growth of the sport.

“While tracks will be the direct beneficiaries of the grants, all stakeholders including ANDRA members, competitors, crew, sponsors and the general public will benefit with improved facilities.

“It really is a win-win.”

In order to qualify, tracks must conduct all drag and burnout events at their venue under ANDRA sanction.

“This is also about giving back to our supporters, but to make it work we need ensure we are capturing all events,” McAvaney said

Permanent tracks will qualify for a grant up to $10,000, while temporary facilities including aerodromes will qualify for grants up to $3,000.

“We ask that tracks cover a third of their proposed project, so ANDRA would cover $10,000 of a $15,000 project, or $3,000 of a $4,500 project.

“I would anticipate that all tracks would win a grant once every two years, as this will be an ongoing scheme.”

Applications for the 2025 round of grants will close on August 30, 2024, with all applications assessed in September.

For further information, please contact Tim McAvaney at

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