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Change for iconic ANDRA trophies

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11152013 - ANDRA Xmas Trees lgeOne of drag racing's major trophies is being upgraded from next season with the wooden plaque to be replaced by a silver replica of ANDRA's iconic gold Christmas tree trophy.

The plaques have been awarded to winners of championship rounds outside of the major national events (the Nationals, Winternationals, Nitro Champs and Westernationals) for several decades.

ANDRA CEO Malcolm Bulley said the time was right to move to a trophy that better rewards teams.

Bulley said the silver trophies would make a great change for racers and quickly become a coveted piece for any trophy cabinet.

"There is definitely some sentimental attachment to the plaques but their time has probably been up for a while," Bulley said.

"These new silver trees will be trophies to take pride of place alongside the gold trees which are regarded as one of the best trophies in motorsport."

ANDRA's gold Christmas tree trophies feature a representation of the drag racing starting lights that goes back to when there were five amber lights.

The silver versions will be of the same size and weight.

The new silver trophies will be awarded at the first round of the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship, to be held at Portland's FUCHS South Coast Raceway in January.

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