• Drag racing today attracts over 1,000,000 fans annually.

• There have been over 700,000 walk in the gate visitors to WSID since it opened in 2004 for the first Summer Nationals.This figure doesn’t include race entrants and their teams. Big meetings now attract over 500 entrants along with their families and teams.

• Skips Racing estimates that drag racing currently receives up to seven hours per month in TV coverage through channels SEVEN, NINE, SBS and FOXTEL SPORTS. The hours are gaining.

• Many magazines offer articles about drag racing. Dragster Australia, Street Machine, Extreme Magazine, Drags Australia… the list goes on.

• Radio stations are keen to promote this blue collar sport.Triple M and 2DayFM are often at WSID to broadcast direct and live from the major events while 2WS promotes most events. C91.3 Macarthur freely promotes each event.

• There are four major events at WSID annually where the crowds are gaining to over 60,000 spectators at each event.

• There are twelve medium rounds annually at WSID where crowds of over 25,000 are regular.

• Then there are the regular Wednesday night street guys plus Friday night Turbo doods.

• Drag Racing is has the biggest fan base of any sport with crowd participation regularly beating all other motor sports combined.

• The age group of most fans is 17 to 50 with 21 to 39 being the majority.

• An emphasis is on Blue Collar trades people being the main makeup of attendance.

• Drag Racing has returned from the past with a vengeance so while many other forms of recreation fade back into the last millennium… Drag Racing grows stronger by each event toward the future.

• There are now year long waiting lists in any kind of performance shop if someone wants to build a car.

• The lack of a purpose built track did damage this sport and hold it’s progress back for many years but now with the Western Sydney International Dragway here to stay…

…Watch this Space!


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