IHRA Australia set to expand with new administration positions

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IHRA Australia has announced an expansion with new Melbourne-based Technical and Administration positions.

IHRA has welcomed expansion of resources for the organisation, which now has in excess of 2,200 licenced competitors after 18 months of operation.

The new appointees will assist IHRA Australia as it expands its Drag Racing operations and looks to cater for new style events such as “roll start” drag races and Burnouts, both spinoffs of the traditional sport which require their own specialized rules packages and safety guidelines.

The development is being made possible through continued support and investment from the US-based International Hot Rod Association head office, and its parent company, IRGSE.

IHRA Australia Managing Director, Maurice Allen said today’s announcement demonstrated the IHRA is committed to Australia and it has a vision of a viable and exciting future for drag racing in this country.

“With our membership numbers well ahead of even our own projected targets, IHRA Australia is poised to continue to its strong growth, while supporting tracks with cost-effective sanctioning and all racer groups with an affordable licensing platform,” Allen said.

“With the full support of the IHRA head office and IRGSE, we can confidently provide stability to the sport and sustainability to racers and our partner tracks.”

Drag Racing continues to develop with new products and formats as seen in the highly exciting 400 Thunder Professional and Sportsman series that continues to grow in popularity.

The 400 Thunder Series continues to grow with the support of the IHRA Australia – sanctioned tracks including Sydney Dragway, Willowbank Raceway and Springmount Raceway near Cairns, all of which have current sanctioning agreements in place.

In addition, construction of the new Wide Bay Motor Complex will commence in 2018, bringing a brand-new facility to the Maryborough, Queensland, and region.

400 Thunder General Manager, Kevin Prendergast said IHRA Australia’s growth and commitment was yet another positive for the regeneration of Australian Drag Racing.

“It is pleasing to see that IHRA Australia will provide additional technical resources to oversee racing in 400 Thunder Professional and Sportsman Championships,” Prendergast said.

-IHRA media release

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