WARRNAMBOOL and District Drag Racing Association is looking to take a different route for its 25th birthday.
For the first time in the club’s long history, it will offer a substantial prize for the winner of its first meet of 2019, the WADDRA No Prep.
Club president Paul Cleaver said the prizemoney was increased to attract added interest to the meet.
A juicy reward of $10,000 ($5000 for big tyre and $5000 for small tyre) will be awarded to the winner of the meet, which will run at Warrnambool Airport on January 19.
“It is something we haven’t ever done in our 25-year history,” he said.
“It is raised to draw cars and drivers to come and the $10,000 prize is very different to the $300-$400 and trophy we used to give out and really make it into a big meeting.”
It is something we haven’t ever done in our 25 year history.Paul Cleaver
After posting the event on its Facebook page last week, interest from interstate drivers has already flooded in with 10 drivers booking their place in the event, which has a 100-car limit.
The club’s second meet the Test 'n' Tune Fun Day will be run on February 16 and encompasses the same concepts of punters coming to test if they enjoy the sport and for experienced racers to fine-tune their rides.
WADDRA’s first planned non-race club meeting, the Lake Pertobe Show ‘n’ Shine, will take place on Saturday, December 29.