Dale Duffy won the final 60foot Rising Star Award for the season at the Australian Nationals, a fitting reward to go alongside his event win.
Darren Morgan is very proud of the fact that he and his crew are based in Mildura, Victoria. He was once told that he would never succeed in Top Fuel because of his country location. About the only thing this achieved was to make him more determined to succeed and win.
The professional ANDRA category of Top Bike will be renamed Top Fuel Motorcycle for the 2014 season in a rebranding move for some of the most powerful motorcycles on the planet.
Steve Read’s Australian Nationals campaign did not quite go to plan when engine parts being sent from America went missing on the way to Australia.
One of ANDRA drag racing’s traditional trophies will be in for a change next season with the ANDRA plaque to be replaced by a silver version of the iconic gold Christmas tree trophy handed out at national championship events.
The plaques have been awarded to winners of championship rounds outside of national events (the Nationals, Winternationals, Nitro Champs and Westernationals) for several decades of ANDRA’s history.
While tradition is important to maintain in drag racing, it is also important to ensure that the trophies symbolise the efforts put in by racers to earn wins at championship rounds and it was felt the time was right to move to a trophy that better rewards teams.
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