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This year, the V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als drag date may not have been in its reg­u­lar Jan­uary slot, shift­ing to April 14, but that hasn’t done any­thing to curb rac­ers’ en­thu­si­asm. This time around, things are be­ing changed up with heads-up bracket rac­ing in­stead of the usual en­gine-based classes, and, to en­sure the best track pos­si­ble for the big boys, all street-tyre rac­ing will take place be­fore lunch, at which point a full track prep will take place. Bracket rac­ing means that front-wheel drives, rear-wheel drives, tur­bos, and nat­u­rally as­pi­rat­eds will all go head-to-head based on the best of two qual­i­fy­ing runs, and with brack­ets from 14 sec­onds all the way to five sec­onds, there is a class for every racer.

The Pro Import and Sport Mod classes will run as nor­mal, with both class winners earn­ing that trip across the ditch to the Bris­bane Jambo along­side the fastest import of the day, peo­ple’s choice, and pro­moter’s choice.

The rac­ing event also aims to bring back the ’90s vibes, with camp­ing on-site and hill­top parkups, along with the crowd-favourite car smash. To round out the day, the burnout na­tion­als will kick off at 4pm and run late into the night.

If you’re keen to run the strip or pop some tyres, en­tries are on­line at 4an­dro­

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