Junior Dragster Safety Concerns
IHRA NZ are addressing some safety concerns for Junior Dragsters, to bring IHRA NZ in line with current best practice that is followed by sanctioning bodies worldwide. Read More
Neck restraint/system for Junior Dragster Drivers
Neck restraint/systems will be mandatory for all Junior Dragster drivers after 1 July 2020. It is highly recommended that Junior Dragster drivers wear one for this coming season. Read More
2019/20 National Unified Drag Racing Series Regulations released
Following extensive negotiations, the series regulations have now been released.
2019/20 Drag racing dates announced
The 2019-2020 season of drag racing is gearing up to be a significant occasion, with a unified National Series to once again be conducted in New Zealand.
2020 New Zealand Championship Series DatesThe 2020 New Zealand Championship Series dates have been released along with the IHRA member tracks provisional meeting dates. Next seasons drag meeting dates are all listed on the Events page.
The 2020 New Zealand Championship Series dates are:
|27 October, 201927/10/19||Round 1||Ruapuna Park||Christchurch|
|30 November, 201930/11/19||Super Street Nationals. Round 2||Amisfield Airport||Tokoroa|
|29 December, 201929/12/19||Summer Nationals. Round 3||Taupo||Taupo|
|11 January, 202011/1/20||Wellington Invasion. Round 4||Meremere Dragway||Auckland|
|26 January, 202026/1/20||Round 5||Ruapuna Park||Christchurch|
|1 February, 20201/2/20||Round 6||Motueka Airport||Motueka|
|15-16 February, 202015-16/2/20||Auckland Invasion. Round 7||Masterton Motorplex||Masterton|
|7-8 March, 20207-8/3/20||New Zealand Nationals. Round 8||Meremere Dragway||Auckland|
|21-22 March, 202021-22/3/20||National Series Finals. Round 9||Masterton Motorplex||Masterton|
Press Release. 8 July 2019
The Boards of IHRA NZ Inc and the New Zealand Drag Racing Association Inc have agreed to hold a joint National Drag Racing Series for the 2019/2020 season and for the 2020/2021 season.
The existing NZDRA National Series, and the existing IHRA NZ National Series will be replaced by the new joint series.
A subcommittee has met, and are working hard to align class rules and safety rules for the coming season which will culminate in the New Zealand Nationals being held at Meremere Dragway in March 2020 and the finals at Masterton Motorplex.
Both Boards are excited to co-host this National Series and see it as a major step forward for the sport of drag racing in New Zealand.
2018/19 IHRA NZ National Series Champions Crowned.
Barry Plumpton won the final round of the 2019 Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series and won the Top Doorslammer Championship.
Round 4 of the 2018-2019 Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series saw the series winners decided at the Masterton Motorplex.
Results | Report. Kiwi Thunder Points after Round 4 (TBC)