Rapisarda team, Sheehan headed for Hidden Valley

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Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association is excited to announce the return of 10,000 horsepower, 500kmh nitro dragsters to Darwin in 2016.

After a hugely successful Nitro Up North event in July 2015, which saw Top Fuel drag cars in the Northern Territory for the very first time, plans are in place to make the second running of the event in 2016 bigger and better than ever before.

“Last year we gave our drag racing fans a taste of what we as a club can bring the NT, this year we will be bigger again,” said HVDRA president Scott MacLean.

This year’s Nitro Up North will feature four Top Fuel dragsters as well as the opening series rounds of the Australian National Drag Racing Association championship for Top Doorslammer and Top Bike. MacLean was proud to name the first of the teams planning to attend and is excited to announce the rest soon.

“Darwin loved the Top Fuel drag cars last year and this year the Valley is going to rumble even more with four cars making the trip up north,” said MacLean.

“The Rapisarda Autosport International team, who set our track records last time with an amazing 4.63 second run that reached 510kmh, will be back, and we are also proud to have Mark Sheehan attending for the first time in his Nitro Madman dragster. These are the two quickest teams in Australia.”

The expansion continues into the sportsman ranks, where Hidden Valley will play host to the national Summit Sportsman Series for the first time, including Super Comp, Supercharged Outlaws, Top Sportsman, Modified, Super Sedan, Mod Bike, Super Street and Junior Dragster categories.

“We have been looking to have this series at Hidden Valley for a number of years and it’s been pushed by our members, so we are pleased we can finally give our racers this opportunity,” said MacLean.

The Northern Territory Government and Motorsports NT have working in partnership with the Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association in making sure successful events like Nitro Up North return to the Northern Territory.

“Motorsports NT has played a role in these types of events with HVDRA for a few years now because the Territory needs motorsports events like this. The calibre of event, organised by a volunteer run club, is just fantastic,” said Motorsport NT president Grant Hamon.

Nitro Up North will be returning to Hidden Valley Drag Strip for two days on the 8th and 9th of July.

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