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Thu Mar 21st, 2019

KIWI THUNDER GROUP ONE NATIONAL SERIES
There's no doubt that Group One (Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer) are the heroes of the race track - they're loud, fast, and EXCITING! This weekend sees the final round of this new and exiting series, and there are plenty of Group One racers gearing up to maximise their points on the leaderboard. With at least 15 Group One cars already confirmed for this weekend, it is going to be an epic battle of NZ's highest level drag racers.

CURRENT TOP ALCOHOL POINTS:
Anthony Marsh - 330
Johnny Alsop - 323
Chris Johnston ‐ 228
Bryan Norman - 174
Mark & Todd Vincent - 167
Simon Fowke - 119
Dave Gauld - 96
Tamara Silk - 85
Paul Davison ‐ 76
Jordan Roberston - 54
Grant Briffault - 19
Darren Hayes - 15

CURRENT TOP DOORSLAMMER POINTS:
Barry Plumpton - 295
Rod Benjes - 252
Nigel Dixon - 236
Gavin Green - 228
Adam Prestney - 212
Mark Bardsley - 173
Andrew "Squig" Miles - 102
Cess Miller - 13

Here's how the points are accumulated:
Elimination:
1st = 100
2nd = 90
3rd = 80
4th = 70
5th = 60
6th = 50
7th = 40
8th = 30
Qualifying:
No. 1 Qual - 10
No. 2 Qual - 9
No. 3 Qual - 8
No. 4 Qual - 7
No. 5 Qual - 6
No. 6 Qual - 5
No. 7 Qual - 4
No. 8 Qual - 3
All other non-qualifiers receive 1 point if they completed a qualifying pass
Entry points = 10
National Records points:
E.T or MPH = 10
E.T and MPH = 20

51st NZ Nationals and Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series.
This weekend - March 23rd & 24th

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14’s free
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday
Weather & schedule updates on the day: Check our Facebook page

#mastertonmotorplex
#dragracing
#kiwithunder
#51stnznationals
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KIWI THUNDER GROUP ONE NATIONAL SERIES
Theres no doubt that Group One (Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer) are the heroes of the race track - theyre loud, fast, and EXCITING! This weekend sees the final round of this new and exiting series, and there are plenty of Group One racers gearing up to maximise their points on the leaderboard. With at least 15 Group One cars already confirmed for this weekend, it is going to be an epic battle of NZs highest level drag racers. 

CURRENT TOP ALCOHOL POINTS:
Anthony Marsh - 330
Johnny Alsop - 323
Chris Johnston ‐ 228
Bryan Norman - 174
Mark & Todd Vincent - 167
Simon Fowke - 119
Dave Gauld - 96
Tamara Silk - 85
Paul Davison ‐ 76
Jordan Roberston - 54
Grant Briffault - 19
Darren Hayes - 15

CURRENT TOP DOORSLAMMER POINTS:
Barry Plumpton - 295
Rod Benjes - 252
Nigel Dixon - 236
Gavin Green - 228
Adam Prestney - 212
Mark Bardsley - 173
Andrew Squig Miles - 102
Cess Miller - 13

Heres how the points are accumulated:
Elimination:
1st = 100
2nd = 90
3rd = 80
4th = 70
5th = 60
6th = 50
7th = 40
8th = 30
Qualifying:
No. 1 Qual - 10
No. 2 Qual - 9
No. 3 Qual - 8
No. 4 Qual - 7
No. 5 Qual - 6
No. 6 Qual - 5
No. 7 Qual - 4
No. 8 Qual - 3
All other non-qualifiers receive 1 point if they completed a qualifying pass
Entry points = 10
National Records points:
E.T or MPH = 10
E.T and MPH = 20

51st NZ Nationals and Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series.
This weekend - March 23rd & 24th

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14’s free
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday
Weather & schedule updates on the day: Check our Facebook page

#mastertonmotorplex
#dragracing
#kiwithunder
#51stnznationals

 

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Dennis Hourigan

I live in Brisbane" but luv masterton motorplex" awesome..

Marc Bolan.

Barry's on 305.

Chelsea Bevan ...

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Thu Mar 21st, 2019

THUNDER AT DRAGSTRIP

Wairarapa Times-Age - 21 March 2019

Edit: The reference in this story to ‘Top Fuel’ is incorrect. It should refer to ‘Top Alcohol’.
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THUNDER AT DRAGSTRIP

Wairarapa Times-Age - 21 March 2019

Edit: The reference in this story to ‘Top Fuel’ is incorrect. It should refer to ‘Top Alcohol’.

 

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Simon Patete Hollie Patete

Wed Mar 20th, 2019

NZ PETROLHEAD - FAST, FASTER, FASTEST
An excellent writeup about the Top Alcohol Group One battle at Meremere Dragway just a few weeks ago, where the two Mount Shop/Marsh Motorsport dragsters laid down NZ's quickest ever side-by-side Top Alcohol pass. Both of these dragsters will be at this weekends 51st NZ Nationals!
Thanks to NZ Petrolhead. Words by Debbie Jarvis, pics by Popeye Pics, Debbie Jarvis and Paul Millar.
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NZ PETROLHEAD - FAST, FASTER, FASTEST
An excellent writeup about the Top Alcohol Group One battle at Meremere Dragway just a few weeks ago, where the two Mount Shop/Marsh Motorsport dragsters laid down NZs quickest ever side-by-side Top Alcohol pass. Both of these dragsters will be at this weekends 51st NZ Nationals! 
Thanks to NZ Petrolhead. Words by Debbie Jarvis, pics by Popeye Pics, Debbie Jarvis and Paul Millar.

 

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Johnny Alsop

I hope the weather is kind and you get two days of full on racing.

Wed Mar 20th, 2019

51ST NZ NATIONALS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY
Our preparations for the largest and most prestigious meeting of the season are well under way, and in just a few days we will be burning rubber as we embark on one of the most anticipated competitions of the year. With over 60 vehicles pre-entered or confirmed attending from all over New Zealand, and loads more expected on race day, the fields of cars and bikes will be huge! If you've never been to the Masterton drag strip before, we recon you should check it out - you won't be disappointed. If you've been before, you simply won't want to miss out on this quarter mile extravaganza. See you at the track!

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14’s free
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday
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51ST NZ NATIONALS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY
Our preparations for the largest and most prestigious meeting of the season are well under way, and in just a few days we will be burning rubber as we embark on one of the most anticipated competitions of the year. With over 60 vehicles pre-entered or confirmed attending from all over New Zealand, and loads more expected on race day, the fields of cars and bikes will be huge! If youve never been to the Masterton drag strip before, we recon you should check it out - you wont be disappointed. If youve been before, you simply wont want to miss out on this quarter mile extravaganza. See you at the track!

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, under 14’s free
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday

 

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i will be there

Jake Mora

Melissa Bates

Dayne McAndrews is that us?

Sadly won't be there, but good luck to all of the drivers/riders and crew.

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Wed Mar 20th, 2019

Just one of the many teams that will soon be heading to Masterton Motorplex for a weekend of action at the 51st NZ NATIONALS! For more info and details of more teams check out the Event page here - www.facebook.com/events/2154296968227809/?active_tab=discussion

#mastertonmotorplex
#51stnznationalsWe will be racing this weekend at Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip for the 51st NZ Nationals & Final Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series! It is shaping up to be a great weekend and a big thanks to our sponsors #tridenthomes and #autotransltd for helping make it happen!
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Just one of the many teams that will soon be heading to Masterton Motorplex for a weekend of action at the 51st NZ NATIONALS! For more info and details of more teams check out the Event page here - https://www.facebook.com/events/2154296968227809/?active_tab=discussion

#mastertonmotorplex
#51stnznationals

 

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Simon Patete Hollie Patete

Fri Mar 15th, 2019

51st NZ Nationals
23rd - 24th March 2019
Event: www.facebook.com/events/509336179591256/

Rapanats Burnout Cometition
20th April 2019
Event: www.facebook.com/events/1070717216421575/
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51st NZ Nationals 
23rd - 24th March 2019
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/509336179591256/

Rapanats Burnout Cometition
20th April 2019 
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070717216421575/

Thu Mar 14th, 2019

In just over a day we'll be getting underway with KIWI THUNDER & the NZ NATIONALS! The final round of the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series is the main attraction, with the 51st NZ Nationals also sure to be a show-stopper. The final meeting for the 2018/2019 drag racing series is shaping up to be an EPIC weekend! Make sure you've got your accommodation sorted, and come along with your family and friends for a full-on weekend of drag racing action! For more details check out the Event Page www.facebook.com/events/2154296968227809/

Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days.

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, 14 and under free
Saturday – Full competition meeting
Sunday – Full competition meeting
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday
Accommodation: www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/accommodation/
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In just over a day well be getting underway with KIWI THUNDER & the NZ NATIONALS! The final round of the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series is the main attraction, with the 51st NZ Nationals also sure to be a show-stopper. The final meeting for the 2018/2019 drag racing series is shaping up to be an EPIC weekend! Make sure youve got your accommodation sorted, and come along with your family and friends for a full-on weekend of drag racing action! For more details check out the Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/2154296968227809/

Full competition meeting – open to all classes, on both days.

Gate entry: $20 per person per day, 14 and under free
Saturday – Full competition meeting
Sunday – Full competition meeting
Gates open: 9am Saturday, 8am Sunday
Racing starts: 10am Saturday, 9am Sunday
Accommodation: http://www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/accommodation/

 

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Peter Welsh

The cars attending Deuce Days New Zealand will be on display late Sunday morning as well, so that is another bonus for what looks like a great event.

Maria Herrick

Reon Roseman

Dennis Hourigan

Awesome, on the poster for the Nationals! Hopefully in the same spot for the finals..... Good luck from Oz Fans

Sandra Hayston show - another date day Msybe ?

Can't wait

Tom Adamson

Wots the race fees?

Can’t wait!

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Mon Feb 25th, 2019

An interesting look at how a top fuelers tyres are made - no wonder race tyres are so expensive!

Outatime Racing - thesantapoder
Ever wondered how a Tire is made for a Top Fuel Dragster? Even if you haven't wondered that watch this video from the TV show 'How It's Made' explaining the proccess.
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Say Facebook admin I've recently Unliked this Page because of all the Notifications, But still bloody getting them ! Please Stop them Argh !

It takes a lot longer to make them than wear them out.

Mike dean

Billy Lumberjack O'Neil

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip shared an album: Auckland Invasion 16 & 17 Feb 2019.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Tue Feb 19th, 2019

FANTASTIC IMAGES FROM AUCKLAND INVASION

Our tireless photographers never fail to impress us with the amazing images they capture; a big thanks to Grahams Glimpses Photography for these fantastic snaps from the Auckland Invasion weekend. We hope you enjoy them!Featuring Round 2 of the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series and the Final Round of the Outlaw 71 Series
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FANTASTIC IMAGES FROM AUCKLAND INVASION

Our tireless photographers never fail to impress us with the amazing images they capture; a big thanks to Grahams Glimpses Photography for these fantastic snaps from the Auckland Invasion weekend.  We hope you enjoy them!

 

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