Red CentreNATS 2022 program enters top gear

The Ultimate Festival of Wheels, Red CentreNATS returns to the stunning heart of Australia in September, and this year’s program takes things up another notch with the inclusion of a Thursday evening qualifying program at Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID).

The additional evening is to cater for the ever-growing program, and will see ASID open for qualifying for both Round 1 of the 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship and Top Doorslammer Australia. This means the fastest cars on earth will be heading to the Red Centre. They will be joined by a huge range of modified vehicles cruising the streets thanks to the special temporary permit system only available at Red CentreNATS.

Summernats co-owner, Andy Lopez, said the program includes all the other favourites too.

“The program for Red CentreNATS 08 is easily the biggest ever,” he said. “There’s all the usual highlights including the massive Street Parade, the burnouts, elite show cars, and heavily modified cars cruising the streets of Alice Springs. And this year drag racing is bigger than ever with the Burson Top Fuel Championship and Top Doorslammer Australia kicking off their seasons on Thursday and Friday at Alice Springs Inland Dragway. Don’t miss it!”

The free Podium Party will return on Sunday evening. This year the fun will take place on the lawns at Lasseters Centre of Entertainment, and crowds will get to celebrate the weekend’s winners and enjoy live music from high-energy AC/DC tribute band High Voltage.

Red CentreNATS will run from 1-4 September 2022, across three venues – Alice Springs Inland Dragway, Blatherskite Park and Lasseters Centre of Entertainment.

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