It's that time of year again. The smell of burning fuel and sticky tyres will take over Western Sydney International Dragway as the Nitro Thunder event takes hold.
This year, Mark Mariani will defend his event title as winner of the 2016 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series.
Mariani drives a 10,000hp dragster that moves from a standing start over a quarter-mile drag race in just 4.69 seconds. To put that into context, it takes a Bugatti Veyron a little over 10 seconds to cover the same distance of around 400m.
By the time it crosses the finish line, it is travelling at 500km/h and at the start line, Mark will hit close to 8g as the dragster accelerates, only to be topped by a deceleration force of up to 9g as the parachute fires.
The Gulf Western Oils Nitro Thunder event kicks off this Friday May 5 at Western Sydney International Dragway. Saturday is the main event, with a test session kicking off at 11AM.
Tickets start from $20 for an adult and can be purchased via the Nitro Thunder website.
If you'd like to attend the event, we're giving away two adult tickets for Saturday May 6 valued at $80.
All you need to do is click on the Contact link and tell us in 30 words or less why you'd like to attend Nitro Thunder this weekend!
Conditions: Entries close Friday May 5 at 10AM. Tickets must be collected from the venue on Saturday May 6. No flights or accommodation included, patrons must make their own way to the event.
The ‘Promoter’ of this competition is CarAdvice.com Pty Limited (ABN 84 116 608 158), of 52 Victoria Street, McMahons Point NSW 2060.
By submitting your entry, you agree that these Conditions of Entry apply to your entry.
The competition will commence on 01/05/2017 at 7:00am AEST and closes on 05/05/2017 at 11:00am AEST. The winning entry will be selected by the Promoter and contacted by CarAdvice.com by email.
All entrants must be over the age of 16 years to enter. Only one entry per person is permitted. This competition is open to Australian residents only and entrants must have a valid Australian address. Directors, managers, employees, officers, agents and contractors of the Promoter are ineligible to enter. The competition is a game of skill and the winner will be judged on the quality of their answer. The winning entry will be deemed the winner and no further discussions will be entered into.
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If (having made reasonable efforts) we cannot contact a prize winner within 24 hours of the promotion end-date, or if the prize is not accepted or claimed by 06/05/2017, the prize will be awarded to next eligible person.
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