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Holden Powered Nationals - Heathcote Park Raceway

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Holden Powered Nationals
Heathcote Park Raceway
Drag Racing at Heathcote


Head to Heathcote Park Raceway for a weekend of entertainment. If you are in to Hot Cars and Noisy Engines and lots of grunt and smoke, then you will find all that and more at Heathcote Park Raceway on the 6th, 7th and 8th of May 2016.

Test and Tune Friday 6th May

Friday 6th May is a "Test and Tune" evening. Gates open at 4.00pm and the Test and Tune is open to all cars. Spectators can expect to see some action from 6.00pm to 10.30pm.

Spectators will pay $20.00 at the gate, while entries in the Test and Tune will pay $60.00.



Holden Powered Nationals Saturday 7th May

Saturday 7th May is the Holden Powered Nationals event. Gates open at 8.00am. The event runs from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Spectators will pay $25.00 at the gate, with children under 14 free. Pre-entries pay $120.00 or Entries will pay $140.00 at the gate, on the day. To enter your car in the Show & Shine will cost $50.00 .

At the Heathcote Park Raceway, in the Holden Powered Nationals - entries are open for Holden built engines, Pre LS and Pre Ecotec engines. If 100 pre entries are not received by the 26th March an Outlaw Holden LS, Chev, RB & Ecotec class will be added.

There will also be a Show & Shine on the day, plus burnouts. Classes for cars - 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, NA 8's, Boost 8's, and Fastest Cars.

Sunday 8th May Test and Tune

Sunday 8th May is a Test and Tune day. It's open to all cars. Gates open at 8.00am with the event running from 11.00am to 4.30pm.

Spectators pay $20.00 at the gate. Entries for the Test and Tune will cost $60.00.

There is more information about the event and about making pre payments on the Heathcote Park Raceway web page.



The weekend in summary:

Friday 6th May - Test and Tune
Saturday 7th May - Holden Powered Nationals
Sunday 8th May - Test and Tune / Burnout Practice

Test and Tune - The test and tune is full on 1/4 Mile Off Street Drag Racing - everybody is welcome.



About Heathcote Park - the home of the 1/4 Mile Drag Race

Heathcote Park is the place to go to try out 1/4 Mile Off Street Drag Racing, and is now the home of the 1/4 Mile.

If you've recently bought a high performance car you may be tempted to take it out and test it out on the street, especially against other cars. As tempting as this might be, it is also very dangerous to drag race against other cars in the street. There are severe penalties for drag racing on the streets, on public roads, as it endangers others on the road as well as yourself and your mates. Many lives have been lost due to drag racing contests on our city streets.

The solution is to test your car or bike in safe and real race conditions. Racing at the Heathcote drag strip is a great way to safely and legally test out the capabilities of your car, while also improving your driving skills. The Heathcote Park Raceway is a great place to meet up with other people with similar interests. All cars are welcome at the Test and Tune day, from the daily driver to full blown drag cars.



What you need!

You will need to be over 18 years of age, or if you under 18 years of age you will need to be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

The minimum personal protective equipment required for competitors is:

Drivers - Long trousers, long sleeve shirt or jacket, enclosed shoes and an approved crash helmet.

Motorcycle Riders - Long pants, motorcycle approved jacket, gloves, boots and an approved crash helmet.

So head to Heathcote Raceway for a fun day or weekend out, from the 6th to the 8th May 2016.
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Why? For all the noise and smoke and engines revving at Heathcote
When: Friday until Sunday
Phone: Russell Clarke 0416 072 478
Where: Barnadown Road Knowsley VIC 3523
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