Red CentreNATS becomes a four-day event
SSince its very first outing in 2015, Red CentreNATS in Alice Springs has been an action-packed three-day event. But with Top Fuel, Top Bike and Top Doorslammer joining the show this year, organizers have whittled the program down to a four-day extravaganza.
Scrutineering starts on Wednesday, but for the actual highlights, read on!
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1
The doors of Alice Springs Inland Dragway open to the public at 5:00 p.m., ready to watch the Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel and Top Bike teams make their first qualifying runs until 9:30 p.m.
And if that’s not to your liking, the Aces and Eights Club will be hosting an evening cruise, kicking off at Lasseters Casino at 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2
The drag action continues Friday, with doors opening at 2:00 p.m. for the first round of Heavy Hitters, followed by full competition and finals for Top Fuel, Bike and Doorslammer from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Any chance to see great Group 1 drag racetracks on a regional track is not to be missed!
Elsewhere, scrutineering will continue at Lasseters and Alice will hop around with rugged cars as they zip through the streets.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3
The Shannons Show Car Show will kick off at Blatherskite Park from 9am alongside grass driving events, the Great Northern 4WD course and remote control car action.
At ASID, the day will start with a grudge race from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., then move on to burnout qualifying from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The highlight of the day – and of the event as a whole – is the street parade. This forms at Blatherskite Park and begins at 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4
The show and the shine return to Blatherskite, as Grand Champion contenders battle it out on the drags, in the Lasseters Motorkhana and on the grass.
The drag racing finals will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., before the finals of the two burnout competitions take over from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Grand Champion finalists will be on display at Lasseters from 5:00 p.m., before the Podiam Party begins at 6:00 p.m., with a massive concert at 8:00 p.m.!
For more information and tickets, see the Red CentreNATS website.