The Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd (ANDRA) is pleased to announce the Mildura Rural City Council has committed $7000 to the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association ahead of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series to be held at Mildura Sunset Strip December 4-5.
The Sunraysia Drag Racing Association will receive the grant of $5000 for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series event presentation rights plus $2000 in kind.
Sunraysia Drag Racing Association Publicity Officer Kinsley Kuchel said it was fantastic news the local council were providing financial support for their National Championship round.
“We are only a small club with a small amount of members,” he said. “We all put in what we can but it does make us extremely happy the local council can see the importance of having events such as this one in our region.
“This is just adding to the build up of what is now officially the club’s biggest entrant list for the Sunset Strip facility.
“The guys are working hard to get everything together for next weekend and weather at the moment is looking perfect. We are hoping to see a few council members at our event so they can see what goes on at a National Championship round.”
Mildura Mayor Councillor Glenn Milne said Council’s continued support of a wide variety of events is paramount to cementing the region as a premier motorsports destination.
“Keeping Mildura at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to all sporting events is very important for motorsports in our region. Whether its cars, drags, motorbikes or boats, motorsports are a huge economic driver for our tourism industry and we’re proud to continue to support events that have proven economic benefits for the wider community.”
“We encourage everyone to get along and support this event.”
ANDRA Business Development Manager Jennifer Harrison said she was thrilled to see local councils supporting drag racing clubs around the country.
“To see local councils investing in our sport is really encouraging,” she said.
“This is our second National Championship visit to the region and the Mildura Rural City Council have been great supporters of ANDRA Drag Racing.
“With the biggest entry list in the Sunset Strip’s history it’s great to see all the travelling teams boosting tourism in the area.”
The Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series presented by Mildura Rural City Council will be held Friday December 4 to Saturday December 5.
Qualifying begins from 5:30pm on Friday December 4 and continues through Saturday December 5 from 11am. Eliminations commence from 5pm Saturday.
For more information please visit www.sunsetstrip.org.au