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John Zappia is a drag racing legend in Australia.
He is the current ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer National Champion.
His 2014/2015 season was the eighth consecutive championship for the man known as “Zap”.
John Zappia grew up in Fremantle – Western Australia. John left High School early, securing an apprenticeship with ALCOA as a Mechanical Fitter, and became a fully qualified tradesman at nineteen years of age.
Zappia will be bringing CRUSHER Top Doorslammer – SCF Race Car Fabrication chrome moly chassis, Zappia Racing Suspension System, carbon fibre composite body. TFX 511 Hemi, PSI Screw Blower, B & J 3 Speed transmission.

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Just confirmed, Nitro Funny Car, Top Door Slammer and 5 second pass member, Matthew Abel will be bringing two of his powerful machines to Alice Springs for the 2016 Desert Nationals.

With our new track, Abel, will quite possibly have the fastest pass we ever seen.
Abel hoping for a 5.5 seconds, with previous passes being 5.8 seconds, down the 1/4 mile!

Make sure you have your weekend booked and ready at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, to see Abels' Nitro Thunder shake things up and our amazing line up of interstate and local drag racers!

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With Desert Nationals fast approaching, we will be holding working bees every Sunday morning from 9am at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway.
We have plenty of things to do and many hands make light work.
Any help is appreciated, even if just for an hour or two.
Power drills, cordless drills and shovels are always needed.
Keep your eyes peeled for events on the ASID Facebook and the website for more information regarding each Working Bee.
Your support for your club is greatly appreciated!
Our Committee meets Tuesday evenings, every fortnight at the Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs from 6:30pm.
If you have any queries or concerns please send a Facebook message and it will be brought up at the next committee meeting.
Alternatively, you can attend a General Meeting on the following dates. General Meetings are for CADRA members. If you are not a member and you would like to become one, please click HERE and bring your completed form to the next race meeting.

The following dates are subject to change;

7th June - Committee only meeting

21st June - General Meeting

5th July - Committee only meeting

19th July - General Meeting

2nd August - Committee only meeting

16th August - Committee only meeting

30th August - General Meeting

13th September - Committee only meeting

27th September - General Meeting

11th October - Committee only meeting

25th October - General Meeting


Jamie de Brenni vice-president Motorsport NT, Heidi Williams, Country Liberals candidate for Namatjira and Mark (Yak) Probst, president of Central Australia Drag Racing Association, at the Alice Springs Drag strip.

THERE will be top-quality Doorslamming action at the third Desert Nationals drag meeting in July.

Top Doorslammer drivers will be lured to the event with the help of extra funding granted by the NT ­Government.

They include John Zappia, in the world’s fastest Top Doorslammer, and Peter Kapiris.

Check out the full story by clicking HERE
Dear CADRA members, visitors and guests.

Through discussion with the committee, we unfortunately have had to cancel the Race Ya Mates meeting on the 14th May, 2016.

We have had to cancel this event due to a lack of volunteers and support from CADRA members. The committee regrets this decision, however, without volunteers we unfortunately cannot prepare and maintain facilities to provide a safe environment for you to race.

Our next drag race meeting, CADRA Championship Points Round 3, will be held on the 22nd May, 2016.
We will also be holding a Supercharge Batteries Burnout Competition to compensate for the cancellation of the Race Ya Mates meeting. The committee encourages all racers that were anticipating entering the Race Ya Mates meeting, to attend the May 22nd meeting and all other events held at ASID to support your club.
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