The AGM will be held on Sunday 28th June 2015 at Amora Hotel, Wellington at 10.30 a.m.


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NZDRA Board Elections 2015

2015 Board Nominees

 We have four nominees standing for the NZDRA Board this year.

Voting forms have been sent out to all current licence holders today.  You are asked to vote for three members.

If you are a current licence holder and haven't received the voting form please contact




Rhys Humphries

Hi Folks,


I’m a current company Director and have managed multiple businesses over the years, predominately in the oil & gas sector.

My children Ashlee (10) and Stirling (4) have been going to race tracks since a few months old and spent the last 4 years with Team Cuda Racing drag racing at most of the tracks in the country.

I started out racing go karts (125cc gearbox) back in the late 80’s and moved on to 250cc motor cross (Pro 250 class) then drag raced all over the place in a 1926 T bucket in the early 90’s which was driven to most events.


After that I jumped on a motor bike and rode around Australia and Europe, getting as far north as the top of Norway with just a stove and tent, meeting great people who are still friends today.


Back home the speed bug bit again and we formed Central Muscle Cars. I campaigned a ’69 Monaro which was a blast. The class still exists today which I wrote the constitution for over a decade ago.

I was Club Captain for the Taranaki Car Club and have been a member of the New Plymouth Rodders off and on for 20 years.


Racing has been very good to me and I truly value the people I have met through this, we are likeminded people who have a similar passion but politics sometimes get in the way.


My aim:


·         To see our sport successful from a racers point of view and shall push this aspect based on the 80/20 rule, not people’s political or personal views.

·         To see solid crowds and full fields so tracks and promoters can generate revenue, re-invest in their facilities and gain sponsors.

·         To push safety as we need to keep our sport and people safe, from the track volunteers through to the drivers.



149 - Wayne Stirling P



I am Wayne Stirling, residing in Nelson, My partner is Holly, I have 2 boys Tim and Lee both are living and working in Australia,


First I would like to thank those who nominated me. After 30 years plus experience in Drag racing I feel I have something to offer to the NZDRA board and NZ Drag racing.


I was a founder member and first President of the NDRA, after 20 successful years, back as current President. Within drag racing I have been an administrator, promoter, spectator, racer, crew and a current tech inspector. Drag racing has had an up and down ride in the last few years, with more challenges ahead we need to get it right for a bigger and better future for the sport.
Dave Green
I have been in our sport for over 20 years as a racer of my Doorslammer Corvette and as an engineer to many racers though my engineering business.  I am also a Tech Inspector and currently I am the Crew Chief to Allan Hartley, NZ Home Loans team.

I am passionate about our sport and a loyal supporter of NZDRA.   I would like to see our members be better informed of what is happening behind the scenes and I look forward to assisting with the growth of drag racing in New Zealand.
Mike Henderson

I am 56 years old, married 35 years to Diane, with 4 children and nearly 3 grandchildren.

I am the Wellington Branch Manager of a large national furniture removal business; and have held that position since I opened the branch a little over 20 years ago.
At the last Local Body elections I was privileged to become an elected member of our local Community Board.
I am attached to both a retailers board and a manufacturers board as part of my civic duties.
I have a reputation amongst my Council and Board colleagues as a no nonsense decision maker able to get quickly to the point and advocate accordingly.
I am aware of the need and able to listen to every side and every one in relevant issues; but I`m also aware that as a Board member the need to represent the wishes of the majority.
I have been involved in drag racing for the past 13 years, as both a driver and a track helper; and as an advocate for the Wellington / Lower North Island drag racing scene in general.
I have and will always be a staunch supporter of the New Zealand Drag Racing Association, and I`m honoured to have been nominated, and humble that my peers think well enough of me to do so.





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Joint News Release

NZDRA, Meremere Dragway Inc and Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club are very pleased to announce to all our mutual members that a Heads of Agreement has been signedsubject to the NZDRA making certain changes by 30 April 2015,  that a reunification of our sport is on schedule for 1 May 2015.

This is as a result of a lot of hard work by members of the NZDRA and Meremere Dragway Inc/Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club boards over the past two years to come to an agreement that is greatly beneficial to the sport of drag racing whilst being mutually beneficial to all involved.

It will start with a joint points series at the Spring Nationals at Meremere on the 29th & 30th November 2014 and another at Ruapuna Raceway hosted by Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club on the 25th January 2015.

The 2015/16 season will see us competing as one entity allowing for a great National points series to be held at many tracks around New Zealand. The NZ Nationals will once again be held at Meremere in 2016 with the final points round being held at Masterton Motorplex.

Licencing for the 2015/16 season will be business as usual for the current NZDRA licence holders with the IHRA licence holders completing a transfer of licence form (if their licence has not expired) free of charge until their expiry date of their IHRA licence. Those IHRA licence holders that have expiring licences as at 30 June 2015 will apply using the current NZDRA on line form.

If an IHRA licence holder wishes to compete at a NZDRA sanctioned event this season they can simply complete a transfer of licence form free of charge and if applicable have their vehicle tech inspected by NZDRA.

We, Meremere Dragway Inc, Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club and NZDRA are sure you will all join us with a positive attitude and your full support for a united future.

Kind regards

The Board                                                The Board                        The Committee

Meremere Dragway Inc                        NZDRA                                    Pegasus Bay Drag Racing Club

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News Release
Online Licencing

The uptake of licencing online is exceeding our expectations. Although there have been a few minor issues we are pleased that, overall this has been a positive step.

National Series

The National Series Calendar which has been released incorporates rounds to be held at Meremere and Ruapuna. A number of Racers have enquired about how the points will be allocated and after completing a group survey among our members, it has been decided to allocate points as per the rule book.

Clash of Dates: Taupo / Masterton

Firstly, the Board wish to be clear that having two events on the same date is not ideal. That said, NZDRA does NOT select or set event dates. We endeavour to build a National Points Series within the dates supplied by the Promoters.

The 3rd January 2015 date was booked in advance at Taupo in October 2013 albeit there was no confirmed Promoter. MMP was informed of the booking and declared openly that they would run on that date regardless. Both the MMP and Taupo Promoters have been informed and the NZDRA National Points round at Taupo has been shifted to the December 28th meeting to enable Racers to choose their meeting fairly.

Going forward, ALL Track Promoters must meet and ratify the following seasons dates at a Track Committee Meeting no later than 30th May of the preceding season. This committee meeting is only facilitated NOT ruled on by NZDRA.

NZDRA Administration

The Board wish to thank you all for your help and assistance in understanding that the Association now operates with a part time Administrator (Monique Duckett) backed up by the Directors each carrying greater responsibility. If there is something we have missed or misunderstood, please be considerate and contact us in the appropriate manner to enable the correct outcome for all.


The current rulebook is available for you on our website under the Technical tab.  We encourage all members to check it out and in particular, any new rules that may apply to your class.

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