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RIVERBEND NATIONALS
2024 National Drag Racing Championship 

5 - 7 April 2024
Shell V-Power Motorsport Park
Tailem Bend, SA

Following the SOLD OUT Spring Nationals in October the Australian TOP FUEL Championship is returning to headline the Riverbend Nationals alongside a bumper field of National Drag Racing Championship Group 1 & Sportsman racers at the Dragway at The Bend!

 

With the Top Fuel Racers thrilling the crowd with near World Record times on debut at The Bend, WHAT WILL THE 500+ KMH machines do next?

COMPETITOR ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN 

SESSION TIMES

Sessions

FRIDAY

GATES OPEN - 10AM

EVENT STARTS - 3PM

ESTIMATED FINISH - 7PM

TEST'N'TUNE - 11AM - 2.30PM

SATURDAY

GATES OPEN - 11AM

EVENT STARTS - 12PM

ESTIMATED FINISH - 9PM

SUNDAY

GATES OPEN - 9AM

EVENT STARTS - 10AM

ESTIMATED FINISH - 4PM

FRIDAY

GATES OPEN: 12PM

COMPETITION STARTS: 1PM

GROUP 1 DOES NOT RUN ON FRIDAY

GATES CLOSE: 7PM

Times are subject to change.

SATURDAY

GATES OPEN: 10AM

COMPETITION STARTS: 11AM

GROUP 1 TIMES: 1PM, 4PM, 6.30PM

GATES CLOSE: 8PM

Times are subject to change.

SUNDAY

GATES OPEN: 10AM

COMPETITION STARTS: 11AM

GROUP 1 TIMES: 11AM, 1.30PM, 3.30PM

GATES CLOSE: 5PM

Times are subject to change.

Support categories

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Top Fuel

Nitro methane burning 500 cui supercharged engines producing over 11,000 horsepower and reaching speeds over 500kph in 304.8 meters. The Kings of the sport!

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Top Doorslammer

The ultimate Drag Racing Sedans, using replicas of production Sedans and Coupes with full racing chassis and large capacity Supercharged V8 engines using Ethanol or Methanol fuel and reaching speeds over 400kph.

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Pro Stock 

The naturally aspirated "all-engine" factory hot rods will scream to over 320kph in their first ever appearance at the Dragway at The Bend. 

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Sportsman Finals 

The finals of the Western Conference Sportsman Championship will take place across 3 days of intense Christmas Tree chasing Sportsman Drag Racing. 

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ENTERTAINMENT:

The Hooligans Stunt Show is a high-octane motorcycle spectacular featuring some of Australia’s best ‘big-twin’ riders. Our team of professional riders are ready to throw down a show on their 300kg+ Harley-Davidson® motorcycles that's entertaining for all ages. From Harley wheelies, drift races and plenty of burning rubber, seeing The Hooligans live and in person is an experience like no other, it's loud, it's loose and will have you wishing for more!

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TICKETING OPTIONS:

General admission ticket allows access to unreserved terrace seating and grass mound areas on the Western and Eastern side of the Dragway along with pit area access.

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Secure your reserved seat so you can explore everything the event has to offer and return when you’re ready for more racing!

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The Perfect view atop the Eastern Terracing, enjoy casual catering and a private cash bar.

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The Best view in the house… Stare directly down the track and overlook all of the action from the comfort of the Top View Suite. Catering included and a cash bar just metres from every seat.

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ACCOMMODATION:

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242 additional campsites have been extended at the back of BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park to accommodate the increased demand for accommodation. Sites are 6m by 12m. The campsite has a dedicated Toilet & Shower block. All of the  campers are also welcome to use all of the BIG4's facilities. 

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Experience racing in comfort with our convenient on-site accommodation options. Whether you prefer the luxury of a 4-star Rydges Pit Lane hotel or the cozy charm of our Deluxe Villas or Cabins, we have something for every visitor. Choose from a range of options including powered and unpowered sites, as well as camping facilities if you prefer to be closer to nature. Don't miss a moment of the thrilling racing action - stay with us and immerse yourself in the excitement.

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Lunch & Dinner bookings 

You can now make a reservation at APEX Bar x Dining for lunch and/or dinner for your desired time. Each booking includes a shuttle transfer at the designated time. Spots are limited so hurry up!

 

Lunch:

  • only $53 per person 

  • includes main course & house beverage

  • includes a shuttle transfer from Dragway to APEX

  • children 12 & under eat FREE (with accompanying adult, 1 child per adult), children requiring a dedicated seat on the shuttle must book in as adult

Dinner:

  • only $72 per person 

  • includes 2-course meal & house beverage

  • includes a shuttle transfer from Dragway to APEX

  • children 4 & under eat FREE (with accompanying adult, 1 child per adult), children requiring a dedicated seat on the shuttle must book in as adult

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Travelling from interstate for Riverbend Nationals? Are you in search of a little more? We have you covered!

Extend your holiday and explore all of the amazing things South Australia has on offer, or take it a step further with South Australia's own TRIP PLANNER.

Did you know, that Australia has one of the longest rivers in the world? At over 2500km long The Mighty Murray River flows from the border of NSW and VIC all the way through South Australia and into the Great Australian Bight. Get to know the Murray River.

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