IHRA Australia is pleased to announce a Multi-Year sanctioning agreement with the Copper Coast Drag Racing Club located on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The Copper Coast Raceway is situated approximately 1hour and 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide and the Club is pleased to announce that the land has already been acquired in Kadina and a large area has already been cleared to make way for the next stage of building a Full quarter mile drag strip with all of the latest IHRA Australia Safety features incorporated into the design. The club has been working behind the scene in forging a relationship with the Copper Coast Council and are to be commended on forging a strong and healthy relationship with them.
IHRA Australia CEO Maurice Allen presented a formal proposal to the Copper Coast Mayor as well as the CEO outlining the benefits and opportunities that the sport of drag racing can bring to the popular sea side town.
The initial meeting generated excitement, and a second meeting was called for, to include all the representatives of the Copper Coast council. The excitement and buzz around a facility of this nature was seen as an excellent opportunity and a must build approach was the outcome by the whole council. CEO Russell Peate commented that the Copper Coast Council have agreed to actively support the club and IHRA Australia in securing the finances to help construct the drag strip. Mr Peate also went on to say that the Copper Coast Council appreciated the economic, community, social benefits and value of such a new complex.
Maurice Allen commented that this is a terrific opportunity for us as an organisation to move into the state of South Australia and see this as a terrific opportunity to all IHRA Australia competitors in the Southern States to have another brand new drag racing facility to compete at. This growth an expansion will see us recruiting more Stewards, Technical Inspectors and Track Staff to accommodate and support Drag Racing in South Australia.
Steve Bettes General Manager of 400 Thunder Professional and Sportsman Drag racing series also commented that this announcement is a further exciting development for the sport of Drag Racing in Australia and we look forward to the facility receiving the required funding and the delivery of another IHRA Australia ¼ Mile Drag racing complex that will provide immense tourism opportunities and dollars spent in the beautiful Yorke Peninsula.