Nitro Up North back for 2017 – bigger and better than ever! The ultimate drag racing show in Darwin.

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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 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin.
Nitro fuelled dragsters will once again shake the ground with four cars heading north including Lamattina Top Fuel Racing’s Kelly Bettes, Mark ‘The Nitro Madman’ Sheehan, Terry Sainty and Peter Xiberras.
They will be joined by Top Doorslammers, Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters and hundreds of racers inthe 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 Drag Strip 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 show is just as high quality,” he said.
“We’ve got the best drag racers 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.”
Minister for Sport, the Hon Lauren Moss MLA said the Northern Territory Government was delighted that Nitro Up North was on once again.
“We are very happy to be supporting this wonderful motor sport event organised and run by the Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association,” she said.
“If the previous events are anything to go by then this year’s Nitro Up North is going to be absolutely awesome and I look forward to seeing some terrific racing from the fastest cars on the planet. Last year saw the third fastest speed in the world, in history, set at Hidden Valley at over 500kph – it says something about the quality of our drag strip and everyone should get out to see world class racing at our own venue.”
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Hidden Valley Drag Strip looks forward to having everyone back at Nitro Up North this year so stay tuned for all the major news in the lead up.

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