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October 18-20

SPRING NATIONALS

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The Australian TOP FUEL Championship is returning to headline the Spring Nationals alongside a bumper field of National Drag Racing Championship Group 1 & Sportsman racers at the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park's Dragway at The Bend!

 

With the Top Fuel Racers setting the Australian Top Fuel Record with the quickest time on Australian soil of 3.733 seconds, the fastest time in Australian history at 529KMH on their last visit at The Bend, WHAT WILL THE 500+ KMH machines do next? This event sold out last year so get in early!

SPRING NATIONALS
24/25 National Drag Racing Championship 

SCHEDULE - coming soon
ENTRY LIST - coming soon
EVENT MAP - coming soon

Shell V-Power Motorsport Park
Tailem Bend, SA

TICKET PRICING

Ticket Type
May 8
May 22
October 11
Gate Price
Friday GA
30
35
40
45
Friday GA Concession
25
30
35
40
Sat/Sun GA
45
50
55
60
Sat/Sun GA Concession
40
45
50
55
Weekend GA
70
75
80
85
Weekend GA Concession
60
65
70
75
Weekend Grandstand
110
110
120
130

Get in quick to secure your tickets. The earlier you purchase, the more you SAVE!

SHUTTLE BUS

Shuttle buses will be available on Saturday and Sunday, helping fans travel between Dragway at The Bend, BIG The Bend Holiday Park, The Welcome Centre (Motor Racing Circuit and APEX Restaurant) and The Bend Kartdrome. 

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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Pro Stock Motorcycle 

The 200MPH modified production motorcycles will return to The Bend lead by championship leader Luke Crowley

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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:

Entertainment

Get ready for a wild ride at Spring Nationals' Kids Zone, where the fun never stops! From heart-racing amusement rides to face painting, temporary tattoos and more, we've got everything to keep your little ones entertained. Your kids will never want to leave this wonderland of joy! And best of all - activities are FREE with your general admission ticket.

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:

Accom

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.

 

More details to come.

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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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OFFICIAL EVENT CHARITY PARTNER

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Our charity partner for Spring Nationals is Drive Against Depression. Their mission is to support mental wellness through the freedom of driving, a passion strongly shared by The Bend.

Drive Against Depression delivers motoring events that foster connection and create conversations around mental health. These conversations reduce stigma, build community and open opportunities to seek further support.  

Keep an eye out at the event for more information on the great work done by Drive Against Depression, plus how you can donate and be involved.

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