The ultimate battle between hard tuned street cars, where all you need to participate is a licence, warrant, rego and helmet. Featuring some of NZ's quickest street legal Imports and Rotaries, the Night Speed Drag Wars and Winter Drag Wars Series is one of the only events in the country where the participants can drive everything from their high horsepower street cars to nannas shopping trolley as fast as possible - in a safe and controlled environment.
The 2015 Winter Drag Wars series kicked off on Sunday 14th June 2015 and will continue until the final winter meeting on Sunday 23rd August 2015. For full details of the upcoming 2015 Winter Drag Wars series, please refer to our Events page.
For Winter Drag Wars, we run two DYO classes only – one for Cars and one for Motorbikes.
Classes For Racing (AT NIGHT SPEED DRAG WARS ONLY):
C1 – 4WD Turbo Heads Up Racing
C2 – 2WD Turbo Heads Up Racing
C3 – All Motor NA Heads Up Racing
C4 – Quick V8s Heads Up Racing
C5 – Motorcycles DYO Racing (see Drag Racing 1.01 for details on DYO racing)
C6 – Dial Your Own DYO Racing (see Drag Racing 1.01 for details on DYO racing)
C7 – Rotary Turbo Heads Up Racing
C8 – King of the Street Heads Up Racing
B/O – Burnout Comp
Run what ya brung! Remember these events are for Street Legal
vehicles only so your vehicle needs to be WOFd and REGO’d. You must
have a helmet and a minimum Restricted License
for a car driver. For Motorbikes, if you have a Learner or Restricted license then your bike must be on the LAMS-approved motorbikes list (same as the road rules) which will be available at Race Entry. Ensure your battery
is securely fastened/tied down and
if you have a rotary vehicle
that you have a scatter blanket / shield. Lastly, in all classes except King of the Street, you can run D.O.T approved street legal drag tyres only but any other race slick is strictly prohibited. We have updated the rules allowing the King of the Street only class to run full slicks – click Drag Wars Rules to see updates in yellow.
Please refer to the Drag Wars Rules and Guidelines document at the bottom of this page for full rules and regulations of racing.
FIRST TIME RACERS: Please read and/or print out the document “DRAG RACING 1.01” and “DRAG WARS RULES & GUIDELINES” in the downloads table below. This will give you information on everything from the Start Line, to the Christmas Tree and how DIAL YOUR OWN (DYO) racing works.
WINTER DRAG WARS: Gates Open: 10am / Race Entry Opens: 10:30am / Track Opens: 1130am
NIGHT SPEED: Gates Open: 5pm / Race Entry Opens: 5:30pm / Track Opens: 6:30pm
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