NATS DRAGS BRINGING BACK THE ’90S
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 4androtary.co.nz.