ANDRA has informed its members that it supports the concept of 400 Thunder's single professional drag racing series, which will begin with next month's Nitro Up North event at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip.
But while the single Pro Series will take place, sportsman competitors are left with two series – 400 Thunder's Sportsman Series, which runs at Willowbank Raceway, Sydney Dragway, and Springmount Raceway, and ANDRA's Summit Series.
ANDRA's statement to members in its Motor Mail tonight said:
In light of this week's, 400 Thunder announcement, ANDRA would like to acknowledge that we are supportive of a single Group One series concept, run by 400 Thunder.
We can confirm that ANDRA has been in negotiation with venue promoters and Australian Professional Drag Racing (APDR) to ensure that the single Group One series model meets everyone's needs.
ANDRA is also able to confirm Group One Competitors in the 400 Thunder Professional Championship Series will be able to purchase an event licence where their home track is operating under an alternative sanctioning body.
ANDRA is still continuing discussions on the details of the arrangement, including TV/ Livestreaming of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, and there will be further information released when this information is confirmed.
We would like to reassure the membership that ANDRA will continue to administer the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series for all ANDRA Sportsman Racers alongside the 400 Thunder events at ANDRA sanctioned venues.
We are still awaiting some input from venues and APDR in regards to dates and we will be releasing a calendar shortly.