Willowbank Raceway's Winternationals achieves a golden milestone in 2017 when Australian drag racing fans will celebrate the 50th running of the classic event.
The occasion is a double celebration for Willowbank Raceway as it is the 30th time the Winternationals as been held at the track.
The race, the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America, is the final round of the 400 Thunder season for all of the country's championships.
As the second-largest drag racing sanctioning body in the world, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) continues to evolve its unique drag racing programs, implement new technologies and find ways to boost events for racers, fans and sponsor partners. To ensure the IHRA has the resources to support their mission, IHRA executives have announced a new annual membership fee starting January 9, 2017, for members world-wide.
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), the world’s second-largest drag racing sanctioning body, is gearing up for 2017 with two National sportsman programs highlighting the season. The bracket racing based Summit SuperSeries will make its return to IHRA-sanctioned member tracks for the 16th season and the newly formed Summit Sportsman National Championship, which takes the place of the Summit Pro-Am Tour regional format, will make its debut for class racing competitors. The points funds for both sportsman programs will be greater than and pay more places than any other class racing series in existence.
The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) is pleased to announce that Summit Racing Equipment will continue their long-standing relationship with the IHRA by renewing their commitment to IHRA’s sportsman racers through class racing and bracket racing programs.
Nowhere does it say that a car has to be particularly nice-looking to be fast, but when you look at Pete D'Agnolo's sanitary 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, you can see the pride in ownership, and that pride has won the D'Agnolo Brothers a lot of trophies.