The Australian National Drag Racing Association, [ANDRA] the governing body for the sport down-under is ‘alive and well’ according to recently appointed General Manager Brett Stevens.
Established in 1973, ANDRA is on the road to recovery after a bitter and ugly dispute that engulfed the world of drag racing in Australia.
Their woes began in 2015 when the major venues, Sydney Dragway, Perth Motorplex and Willowbank Raceway in Queensland established a breakaway body, the 400 Thunder series for the Pro level categories - Top Fuel, Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Top Alcohol, Top Bike and Pro Stock bike. 400T also dumped ANDRA as the sanctioning body for the sport in favor of the American based IHRA.
ANDRA retained control of Adelaide International Raceway in South Australia and Calder Park Raceway, Victoria, and a smattering of rural tracks across the country was also dealt a savage blow when the Pro level categories elected to race only in the 400T series. Currently, both ANDRA and 400T have Sportsman Championship Series with racers able to run in either or both series.