Maximum nitro horsepower. Feel the ground shake to 500kph Top Fuel dragsters and the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series on July 21 and 22.

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The news Northern Territory motorsport fans have been waiting for has been confirmed with Nitro Up North ready to strike on July 21 and 22, 2017 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin.

Nitro fuelled dragsters will once again shake the ground as the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series brings top quality championship competition to the Territory.

The Top Fuel rockets will be joined by Pro Slammers, Nitro Bikes and hundreds of racers in the Summit Sportsman Series for awesome championship drag racing.

Drag racing teams from around the country are already planning their adventures to the Top End with convoys being organised across every state.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and Motorsports NT, Nitro Up North will attract thousands of spectators to Hidden Valley to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of nitro drag racing.

Nitro Up North organiser Scott MacLean said hopes were high for another tremendous event, building on last year’s record crowds.

“This event is world class and planning is already well advanced to make sure the 2017 edition is just as high quality,” he said.

“We’ve got drag racers interested from all around Australia in coming to Darwin. They see it as an opportunity not just to do some racing but also to see the country and the spectacular landscapes that the Northern Territory is known for.

“Travelling to Nitro Up North isn’t just another drag racing event – it’s an adventure.”

Hidden Valley Drag Strip looks forward to seeing everyone back at Nitro Up North this year and we will be sure to bring you all the major news in the lead up.