Yet again, what an epic weekend it's been at masterton Motorplex!
The 50th NZ Nationals brings to a conclusion the drag racing season at Masterton Motorplex. It's no exaggeration to say that this season has been the best that we've had so far - we've made more improvements to the track and it's facilities, as we'll continue to do, we've had the track record smashed, we've been wowed by a Top Fuel Dragster, and we've been entertained by hundreds of dedicated drag racers. We've seen more personal-bests than ever before, and we're seeing more and more competitors and spectators both young and old appearing at MMP to be a part of the action. Once again, we'd like to thank you all for playing your part in making this season the best yet.
The whole team would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who made the 50th NZ Nationals weekend so enjoyable and memorable. To all of the racers and their crews, to all of the sponsors who invest in drag racing, and to the fantastic spectators who come along to watch this amazing motorsport - we're really glad that you joined us! We've received lots of messages from people letting us know how much they enjoyed their time at the track - thanks to you all for the feedback! To all the teams that achieved personal-bests, broke national records, or became National Champions - CONGRATULATIONS.
We've got some extremely talented photographers who cover the drag racing at Masterton Motorplex, and one of our favourites is Graham Meiklejohn from Grahams Glimpses Photography. Graham does a fantastic job of capturing the moments in dazzling sharp colour, and he makes them available here for everyone to see. Cheek out he album of pictures below, and please share, tag and 'like' his pics!
FASTEST STREET CARS UP FOR A RESHUFFLE AFTER BRENDON SHEARING HITS THE MAGIC 7
Congratulations to Brendon for today’s efforts at the 50th NZ Nationals, in his wild turbocharged HQ Monaro! What will tomorrow bring? You’ll have to be there to find out!
See you at the track, 9amCongratulations to Brendon Shearing for running a street legal 7-second pass, in his twin turbo HQ Monaro! This is only the second local car to ever do it! ... See MoreSee Less
We can’t forget the hard working pit-crew! Today was St Patrick’s day and as well as the track crew donning their green shirts, many others got into the spirit of the day. Looking great ladies! ... See MoreSee Less
If you want to see the largest field of racers at the Motorplex since the opening meeting, the 50th NZ Nationals is the place to be! With well over 200 racers entered in the competition most teams have made it through their qualifying runs today, and are preparing for tomorrows eliminations, which will eventually see the winner of each class.
If you missed todays action, you missed a great day at the track. But don't despair! Make sure that you get along to the track tomorrow to check out some of New Zealand's fastest cars and bikes.
RACING STARTS AT 9AM! ADMISSION $20 PER PERSON, KIDS 14 AND UNDER FREE