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Dragway at The Bend track preparation nearing completion ahead of maiden event

Tuesday September 19th

A staple of the master plan at the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park is just days away from opening with experts performing the finishing touches on the racing surface at the near-complete Dragway at The Bend.


The venue will host a motorcycle demonstration event on Friday night ahead of the Grand Opening Spring Nationals featuring the Australian Top Fuel Championship coming to South Australia on October 21-22.


Friday’s event forms part of the Harley-Davidson HogFest celebrating 120 years of the famous make across 3 days at The Bend and surrounding regions. The demonstration will feature 7 nitro bikes with over 90 entrants registered to participate at this stage.


Although the ribbon cutting has been preserved for the landmark October 21-22 event, this Friday certainly serves as a moment in history for riders, fans and for Harley-Davidson as The Dragway is opened to the public after more than 18 months of construction.


Steve Bettes, General Manager - Dragway at The Bend


“This weekend is a moment that our team here at The Bend, the South Australian Drag Racing community and the wider Australian motorsport public have been waiting a long time for.”

“We have pulled out all stops to ensure the surface is prepped to the highest standard in the country and Darren Aldridge and his team have worked around the clock to ensure that is the case and we thank them tremendously for that.”

Alistair MacDonald, CEO - Shell V-Power Motorsport Park:

“Friday proves a fantastic opportunity to welcome the public in and get a feel for how people move around what is a brand new venue ahead of the Spring Nationals in October.”


“We are proud to be the chosen destination for the Harley-Davidson 120-year celebrations here at The Bend.”

Tickets for the Drag racing demonstration are available via thebend.com.au with tickets to the wider HogFest available at the gate.


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