- Additional Group 1 2017/18 IHRA Series date announced: 16 October 2017
International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) officials have today announced an additional group 1 point scoring event to the 2017/18 IHRA Drag Racing Series schedule. The Meremere Dragway track series meeting, Competition 2, on January 13, 2018 will now count toward the 2017/18 IHRA Drag Racing Series for group 1 competitors only.
The revised 2017/18 championship schedule is now as follows.
|22 October, 201722/10/17||South Island Champs. Round 1||Ruapuna Park||Christchurch|
|19 November, 201719/11/17||Spring Nationals. Round 2||Meremere Dragway||Auckland|
|13 January, 201813/01/18||Group 1 only points||Meremere Dragway||Auckland|
|28 January, 201828/1/18||Southern Nationals. Round 3||Ruapuna Park||Christchurch|
|17-18 February, 201817-18/2/18||Auckland Invasion. Round 4||Masterton Motorplex||Masterton|
|10-11 March, 201810-11/3/18||New Zealand Nationals. Round 5||Meremere Dragway||Auckland|