Top Fuel Australia Ltd General Manager, Renzo Pinazza announced on Friday 29th March that the teams that are a part of Top Fuel Australia would not be appearing at the Nitro Champs event in Sydney 3-5 May, 2013.
"Unfortunately, Sydney Dragway and Top Fuel Australia were unable to come to a satisfactory agreement regarding some key issues for the Nitro Champs", Mr Pinazza said. "This decision was not made lightly and we will be continuing to work with Sydney Dragway in the future to ensure a more positive outcome".
Mr Pinazza wished to point out the disappointment and position of Top Fuel Australia and Team Owners on the Nitro Champs issue.
"I take Top Fuel's commercial success and sustainability very seriously - together with the Team Owners, it was decided that the lack of a guarantee of traditional prize money (which has been in place for the past 20 odd years) and some other conditional criteria put forth by Sydney Dragway were not tenable".
Despite the Top Fuel category's non-appearance at the May event, communications between Top Fuel Australia Ltd and Sydney Dragway remain open.