Entrant Guide

2022 Red CentreNATS 2-4 September.

 

Meet us in the Middle for the Ultimate Festival of Wheels returning to Alice Springs Father's Day weekend.

Celebrate everything on four wheels over three action packed days showcasing the very best in street machines, elite show cars, hot rods, classics & exotics.

Entries for 2022 are now open.

How to enter

2022 ENTRIES OPEN

  1. Click 'Here' to enter or the button above
  2. Log in or create a membership
  3. Choose Red CentreNATS 08 event
  4. Complete the online Car Entry Form. Save as you go.
  5. Submit and Pay for your car entry (If you are entering 5 or more cars call 02 6241 7949 for a discount)

Unsure if your car is suitable to enter, read our entrant guide here.

INDIVIDUAL ENTRY

TICKET PRICE DATES AVAILABLE
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass $50 5/9/2021 – 31/03/2022
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass $75 1/04/2021 – 04/08/2022
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass $100 5/08/2021 – event close

CAR CLUB ENTRIES

For Car Clubs or individuals entering 5 or more vehicles.

TICKET PRICE DATES AVAILABLE
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass (Car Club) $30 5/9/2021 – 31/03/2022
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass (Car Club) $60 1/04/2021 – 04/08/2022
CLUB//07 Entrant Pass + Complimentary Buddy Pass (Car Club) $100 5/08/2021 – event close

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Additional Entrant T-Shirt $40

CONDITIONS

Your complimentary entrant t-shirt, number plate and buddy pass can only be redeem upon scruntineering of your entrant vehicle. If you do not bring your vehicle, you will be able to purchase this pack at an additional price of $50.

Burnouts

Red CentreNATS has two burnout competitions held at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, find out how to skid on the pad below!

Any vehicle that wishes to take part in the burnouts must comply with the event regulations – read the RCN Supplementary Regulations here.

BURNOUT MASTERS

To compete in the Burnout Masters competition at Red CentreNATS entrants must qualify at a feeder event during the year, or place in the Top 3 of the Red CentreNATS Burnout Championship Competition on Friday night.

RED CENTRENATS BURNOUT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Burnout Championship starts on Friday as we select the finalists for Sunday. The Top 20 will be invited back for Sunday's final.

Entrants must be scrutineered for burnouts when they go through scrutineering.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • All entrants for all burnout competitions are required to wear a fire suit meeting SFI standard 3.2A/5 as a minimum.
  • Drivers and passengers will be breath tested
  • Read all the rules here

Access to the pits is restricted to entrants and buddies only – let us know if you need any additional buddy passes

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Drag Racing

Red CentreNATS has two drag racing competitions held at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, find out how to hit the straight!

Any vehicle that wishes to take part in the drag racing must comply with the ANDRA standards, this will be checked when you go through scrutineering. Make sure you let the scrutineering team know you are would to drag race.

GRUDGE RUNS

A great day out on Saturday offering entrants a chance to try out the straight without any competition pressure. During this time you also get the option to take a passenger with you – if you aren’t too quick!

DRAG RACING COMPETITON

On Sunday morning from 8:30am entrants are invited to compete against each other in the below format. You must be ready to race at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway and at the drivers briefing at 8:30am to compete.

COMPETITION FORMAT CLASSES
DIAL YOUR OWN STREET: 12.00 AND SLOWER
BREAKOUT FORMAT PRO: 9.00 – 11.99

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • You need to comply with the ANDRA standards – read more about them here
  • Read the Drag Racing Supplementary Regulations here
  • Access to the pits is restricted to entrants and buddies only – let us know if you need any additional buddy passes
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Heavy Hitters

Does your car run under 11 seconds? Want to win some of the $25,000 prize money up for grabs? This is where you do it.

Any vehicle that wishes to take part in the drag racing must comply with the ANDRA standards, this will be checked when you go through scrutineering. Make sure you let the scrutineering team know you are would to drag race.

Competition

Held on Saturday night, you race in your ET category, we offer brackets for 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and bikes. The format is Chicago Shoot Out, with three rounds and a final. Read more about the rules here.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

HEAVY HITTERS
Show and Shine

Show and Shine

Held at Blatherskite Park all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, entrants are encouraged display their vehicles for the general public to admire.

Final judging will also occur during these times.

Judging

Once scrutineering is complete, the judging team are ready and waiting just around the corner to see you and your vehicle. Make sure your car is presented at its best and don't forget to tell our judges about any unique or special parts of your ride.

Want to see how the judging process works and what awards are available?

Click here and read the judging guide.

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Street Parade

Join the Red CentreNATS Street Parade, the largest of its kind in Australia. This colourful convoy winds its way through the city centre on Saturday afternoon and it’s simply a case of metal mania.

Thousands of spectators line the streets to gawk at the fine specimens coasting by, with everything from hot rods to elites on display.

If your fully sick beast is not registered don’t worry – let the scrutineering team know and you can get a temporary vehicle registration that allows you to cruise all weekend.

When: Saturday afternoon – line up from 3:00pm at Blatherskite Park

Street Parade Map

 

Remember

Top 10 Street Parade Rules

  1. THE LEGAL STUFF: Please ensure your vehicle is road registered or you have obtained a ‘temporary license to drive.’
  2. LINE UP: Form up begins at 1:00pm at Blatherskite Park for a 5:00pm start. BE THERE!
  3. FOLLOW THE LEADER: Always follow the instructions of the marshals when forming up.
  4. CHECKS: No drink driving, NO exceptions. Random Breath Tests and random boot checks will occur during form up.
  5. TALK THE TALK: Drivers must attend the compulsory drivers briefing at 4:00pm.
  6. NO burnouts NO exceptions. Keep that excitement for the pad!
  7. BUCKLE UP: ALL people in your vehicle must wear a seat belt at ALL times, and must sit in a seat that is engineered for use.
  8. ROAD RULES: The street parade takes place on a public road; therefore, all road rules, penalties and restrictions apply and are enforceable.
  9. SPEED: The maximum parade speed is 40km/h. This keeps everyone safe and allows the punters to get a better look at your vehicle!
  10. KEEP IT FUN: Enjoy the drive!
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Scrutineering

Every entrant will need to participate in scrutineering. Held at Lasseters Casino from Wednesday night to Friday afternoon.  Our crew check your car for safety and any competition-based requirements, and this is where you get your wristbands and entrant stickers.

Unsure if your car is suitable to enter, read our entrant guide here

This is also where your temporary permit processed – find out more about that here

Wondering what you need to have to pass scrutineering? Read all about it here

If you are coming to town on a transporter or a big trailer drop us a line and we will arrange your scrutineering at a suitable spot.

Trailer Parking

There is a free trailer parking area available for entrants at Blatherskite Park and ASID. You can even head there unload your sweet whip, drop off your trailer and if you are registered, head straight to scrutineering!

 

Scrutineering & Judging Map

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Grass Driving

All entrants are invited to take part in the Grass Driving competition. Take your rig through a helter skelter, twists and turns across a number of different courses to really put your driving abilities to the test.

Held at Blatherskite Park all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, entrants have a number of courses to participate in put together by the Central Australian Rally Sports club.

Passengers are allowed, they do need to be over the age of 18 and they need to sign the waiver to participate.

 

What to the courses look like?

As usual any vehicle that wishes to take part in the grass driving must comply with the event regulations – read those here

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Great Northern 4WD Track

The Great Northern 4WD Track will test not only your driving skills, but also how your gear performs as you tackle off-road tracks filled with obstacles, log hops and barriers.

Held at Blatherskite Park all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon, entrants have a number of courses to participate in put together by the volunteers from the Alice Springs 4WD Club.

There are some awards up for grabs, so hit the course and try your luck.

Passengers are allowed, they do need to be over the age of 18 and they need to sign the waiver to participate.

As usual, any vehicle that wishes to take part in the 4WD track must comply with the event regulations – read those here.

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Fuel

Need fuel? Of course you do.

Order yours from the team at Chevron and Recharge and make it even easier to cruise the streets and compete at Red CentreNATS

For enquiries, orders or even just some helpful local knowledge contact either team on the below details:

Chevron - Todd Lawrence 
Phone: 0408 660 471
Email: todd.lawrence@chevron.com

Recharge Petroleum - Ray Nelson 
Email: alicesprings@rechargepetroleum.com.au

It's worth noting that storage of fuel isn’t allowed at ASID outside of competition hours, play it safe and use the professionals!

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Tarmac Motorkhana

This event is all about accuracy and skill. You only have seconds to manoeuvre your way through one very tight, short course without incurring any penalties.

Held at Lasseters Casion on Sunday morning from 9am till 12pm, entrants are invited to participate on a course put together by the Central Australian Rally Sports club.

What does the course look like?

As usual, any vehicle that wishes to take part in the Motorkhana must comply with the event regulations – read those here.

Please note, passengers are not permitted on the course and purpose-built burnout and drag cars are unable to participate in the Motorkhana.

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Temporary Permits & Cruising

The NT Government will continue to give entrants the unique opportunity to apply for Temporary Registration Permits to use Red CentreNATS road cruise routes around Alice Springs over the weekend. This will mean vehicles usually relegated to the trailer, will have an opportunity to cruise the streets of Alice Springs.

Temporary Registration Permit fee will be approximately $49.15 per entrant.  Learn more about who can cruise, where you can cruise and when here

Download Temporary Licence Form

Download Fact Sheet and Policy Framework 

Cruise Routes

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Skid Row

The newest addition to Red CentreNATS is fan favourite, Skid Row. Located at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, Skid Row is the place to let off a bit of steam and smoke the tyres whether you're entered in the Burnout Competitions or not!

Vehicles wishing to have a go at Skid Row must comply with the event regulations – read the RCN Supplementary Regulations here

How it Works

Head to ASID with your entrant vehicle, follow the signage to join the line for Skid Row, and then follow the instructions from event officials who will tell you when you can let it rip. The rules for Skid Row are simple. No static burnouts, no popping of tyres, follow all instructions from officials, and send it!

When it's on

Skid Row is open whenever the drag racing is on Saturday from 9am till 2pm. That means you can have some fun on Saturday. Bring plenty of tyres!

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Drivers must have signed their events waiver
  • All the passengers in the car must have a buddy and passenger wristband – ask us where to sign on
  • Drivers and passengers may be breath tested
  • If you muck up, you risk ejection from the venue and the event

Access to the pits is restricted to entrants and buddies only – let us know if you need any additional buddy passes

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Contact
Event Regulations

We are a Motorsport Australia and ANDRA sanctioned event. This means we operate under their safety and competition regulations.

Read more about those here:

Motorsports Australia

Any entrant that wishes to take part in the event must comply with the Motorsport Australia standards. You can read all about those here.

In addition, we have some event-specific regulations that you can read here.

ANDRA

Any entrant that wishes to take part in the drag racing must comply with the ANDRA standards.

Download the the ANDRA guide that details ANDRA’s requirements for vehicles and racers.

Read the event regulations here.

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