2019/20 National Drag Racing Series. Round 9


National Drag Racing Championship Final Round Cancelled

In light of the statements issued today by the New Zealand Government, Ministry of Health, and Motorsport New Zealand, we have no option but to cancel the Final Round of the Championship Series that was to be held at Masterton Motorplex this weekend.

This has not been an easy decision to make, and we have taken every scenario into account, including only have competitors and crew. However even this would push us over the threshold of the 'mass gathering' of 500 persons.

If you are a racer that has pre-entered and PAID your pre-entry fee, the Masterton Motorplex office will be in touch with you over the week to arrange a full refund of your pre-entry.

The 2019/2020 season of the National Drag Racing Championship has been hugely successful for the tracks, racers, spectators, volunteers and sponsors involved, and the Finals was shaping up to be a huge success.

To the track staff and volunteers of Ruapuna, Motueka, Masterton Motorplex, Taupo, Tokoroa and Meremere, thank you for all of your hard work this season, working with both a rulebook, and Championship Regulations. To all of the racers, crew, supporters and families that travelled near and far to make this season a success, we thank you all.

As per our previous statement, this now means that as a racer, if you were capped going into the Nationals, the cap will be removed, and your Nationals points will be added to your total to make this your final result. To those racers that were not capped, your Nationals points have already been added to your total, and this becomes your final result.

Points will be finalised and released by tomorrow.

The National Drag Racing Championship Committee, and both Governing Bodies thank each and every person involved in the running of the 2019/2020 Championship Season, and for your patience is these difficult times.
We are now welcoming feedback to be considered for the 2020/2021 season.
Please send your feedback to

On behalf of
The NZ Drag Racing Championship Committee
The Board of IHRA NZ
The Board of New Zealand Drag Racing Association