Red CentreNATS, Australias ultimate festival of wheels, is shifting into top gear for its 2019 instalment with a jam-packed program released to the public today.
The popular event is in its fifth year and will see thousands of car enthusiasts converge on Alice Springs from Friday, 30 August to Sunday, 1 September for an action-packed weekend of drag racing, street cruising, burnouts, live music and much more.
This years program is set to attract even larger crowds, with the addition of a new Heavy Hitter drag racing feature category and the biggest Burnout Masters field in Australia.
The new invitational category in the drag racing program will boast 20 incredibly fast street and race cars, with a huge $20,000 in prize money and tow support on offer.
Confirmed entrants include ALLSHOW street-driven 2000hp VK Commodore from MPW Performance in Melbourne that was first unveiled at Red CentreNATS 3, and last years Red CentreNATS Grand Champion Troy Davids twin-turbo FJ Holden Ute from Darwin that recently hit the dragstrip for the first time.
Racing kicks off from 7.30pm on Saturday, 31 August under lights at Alice Springs Inland Dragway.
The 2019 instalment of Red CentreNATS will also feature the biggest single field in Burnout Masters history, including Summernats, with the best drivers and vehicles from around the country gearing up to compete at the much-anticipated event.
Some of the Territorys top talent will face off against Australias best, vying for big prize money and one of three qualifying spots at Summernats 33 in January 2020 as part of the Burnout Masters qualifiers.
The line-up includes reigning Summernats Burnout Masters champion Jake Myers and his father Gary Myers the undisputed king of burnouts as well as more than 30 other exceptional cars and drivers.
To see the full Red CentreNATS program, purchase tickets or enter a vehicle, visit www.redcentrenats.com.au/.
As stated by Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield:
The Territory Labor Government continues to support festivals such as Red CentreNATS, recognising their importance to liveability, tourism, and local jobs.
The Governments additional $62.8 million TURBO2 tourism investment includes $20 million to support our festivals, major events and experiences recognising the role they play in cementing the Territorys reputation as a vibrant place to live, work and visit.
As stated by Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech:
Every year, masses of car enthusiasts travel to the heart of Australia for Red CentreNATS and this year will be no different with a fantastic program that will appeal to people of all ages.
Its exciting to see the Heavy Hitter drag racing feature category added into the program and this years Red CentreNATS attracting Australias biggest Burnout Masters field.
With this years Red CentreNATS shaping up to be one of the most successful yet, I would urge both locals and tourists alike to secure their ticket to Australias ultimate festival of wheels in the iconic and stunning location of Alice Springs.