Central Australian Drag Racing Association
Desert Nats 24th - 25th July 2021

The Rotary Club of Alice Springs, working alongside Men's Shed Alice Springs, was proud to support the Desert Nats competition , held at the iconic Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID).
The Dragway was built by volunteers passionate about motor sports.
For a fascinating account of the Dragway and CADRA, click on the link below, to an Alice Springs News story in 2019.
Here is also a link to CADRA web site: https://cadra.com.au/
Over the weekend, the annual Desert Nats was held on 24-25 July. The competition was well-attended.
Members of the Rotary Club of Alice Springs and Men's Shed Alice Springs staffed a grill selling food to patrons, other volunteers and officials.

Vehicles preparing to race. Note the safety barriers between the racing strip and spectators. The racing surface is treated to provide grip to the tyre rubber. The vehicles undergo pre-race burnouts to warm  and soften the tyre rubber to better grip the racing surface.This prevents skidding.

President Virginia and Projects Director Steve cheerfully serving hungry customers.

Extraordinary raconteur and Central Australian Jim Cotterill, Rotarian Mardi Cotterill and Men's Shed Alice Springs member, Greg Teakle.

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