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 - Are held the Saturday & Sunday prior to every Race Event from 8am

MONTHLY CLUB MEETING - Open to All Club Members
 - Held the weekend prior to a Championship Race Round at 1pm: Scrutineering Shed



Knowledge of these regulations is a condition of Entry

(Failure to comply may result in disqualification and or removal from the facility)


Speed Restrictions: CARS - 230mph          (370kph)
                                 BIKES - 170mph         (273kph)


ANDRA means Australian National Drag Racing Association

BR means Benaraby Raceway and includes all the land and all facilities upon that land which is under the control of Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Inc.

BENARABY RACEWAY means Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Inc

CQDRA means Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Inc




SANCTION: This event is sanctioned by ANDRA and all racing will be conducted under the current ANDRA guidelines.  All entry fees include ANDRA personal accident & ANDRA insurance levies.


PIT AREA: If allotted, must be used to assist officials in assembling brackets for racing.  Please be considerate of other teams needing room to tow in and out of their pit area with tow vehicle and race vehicles with poor turning circles.  All trailers (except workshop type) and excess crew vehicles must be parked in trailer park.


SCRUTINEERING: Vehicles must be presented to the scrutineering area in full race format – RACE READY, with appropriate credentials, helmets, fire suits, parachutes and any other equipment as required under their ANDRA regulations, those with chutes must be prepared to deploy it at Scrutineering.


RACE NUMBERS: Must be ANDRA specification and visible from the tower for all competitors.  Bikes must have 300mmx200mm plate firmly attached to bike in an area not obscured by the rider’s legs.


QUALIFYING: Qualifying for all eliminators will be by allocated sessions. Competitors should note that the start line officials may give instructions as to which lane is to be used during qualifying. During qualifying the staging lanes are deemed to be closed for an eliminator’s session at the advertised start time. Once a vehicle has started and moved into the starter’s hands (started when called upon and moved towards the start forward of the control tower) it is deemed to have completed the qualifying run. All qualifying passes are to be paired runs except in the case of uneven numbers in an eliminator. All competitors are to ensure they are in the staging lanes when bracket is called. In the event of a tie for top qualifier’s position on elapsed times the vehicle achieving the time first will be awarded the position.


DRIVERS BRIEFING:  Will happen before qualifying at the base of the Tower.  All racers must attend the briefing.  No engines are to be started or running during briefing.


SEEDING:  The competitor seeds the field on the fastest of your three qualifying passes.


BROKEN VEHICLES: Racers must advise their bracket marshal if their vehicle is broken. Broken vehicles will be removed from qualifying lists only up to 30 minutes after the end of qualifying. Once brackets are seeded and racers notified they will not be reseeded.  During the racing you must inform your bracket marshal immediately.


BURNOUTS: Water/Static burnouts on concrete pads only.  VEHICLES MUST BE KEPT MOVING FORWARD to avoid damage to surface.  Burnouts are permitted in designated area(s) only. Any competitor breaching this rule may be disqualified from the event. Vehicles with street tyres are prohibited from crossing the start line in a burnout. All other eliminators are restricted to one across-the-start line burnout. This includes over-staging (putting out the stage beam). Penalty: run disallowed in qualifying; disqualification in racing. Ignorance of this rule is no excuse. Physical contact with, including holding, a race vehicle by crew members or others during burnouts is prohibited and will result in disqualification of the run.  No vehicle is permitted to do a  U-turn after a burnout.


CENTRE & BOUNDARY LINES: Touching or crossing the centre line or boundary line during competition will result in disqualification.  The competitor must get off the throttle and cease racing immediately and coast through the finish line.


DIAL IN & STAGING VEHICLE: Your dial in is considered accepted upon commencement of your burnout.  All vehicles must stage under their own power in a forward motion.


STAGING LANES: Racer must cooperate with staging marshals to assemble fields for racing.  Any unattached vehicles will be pushed to the side and left out of the racing, crew must be present with vehicle at all times.


RACING DISTANCE: Racing will cease when each competitor crosses the timing sensors.


STAGING/SANDBAGGING: Competitors will be given a reasonable amount of time (approx. 20 seconds) to stage at the total discretion of the Starter once your competitor is fully staged.  Ignoring a direction from Starter will result in disqualification.


RED LIGHT: The first competitor to red light for any reason loses the race immediately.  Only in the case of the competitor in the other lane crossing the centre or side line during the race will the decision be over turned.


TOW VEHICLES/START LINE AREA: Unless children under the age of 14 are in the company of a Junior Dragster vehicle they will not be permitted on the start line and must be confined within the tow vehicle. Passengers in tow cars MUST be seated inside the vehicle.  All tow vehicles must be moved to the side of track when racing, DO NOT BLOCK THE EMERGENCY EXIT.  All tow vehicles must display the race number of the vehicle that they are in tender for.


RAIN OUT:  Where an event has started no money will be refunded if passed Round 2 of Qualifying, where the event is called before that a credit will be issued to be used at BR at another event and must be used within 6 months or credit is null and void.


CLOTHING: All Competitors must meet minimum ANDRA safety standards for the vehicle. Crew must be in uniform, closed in shoes must be worn at all times including in the pit area (no thongs permitted).  Sign In Wrist bands must be worn at all times.


JACK STANDS: MUST be used while working under or warming up vehicles.  A person must be in control of the vehicle at all times during maintenance.


RIGHT OF WAY: Lane 2 (spectator side) MUST GIVE WAY to Lane 1 (Tower Side) entering for the return road. Clear Braking area as quickly as possible by turning left off the racing surface before stopping. NO reckless or dangerous driving.


RETURN ROAD: Park lights only preferred down the return road – NO HIGH BEAM PLEASE. Be Aware of tow cars coming down return road.


START LINE: Only crew members who are at least 14yrs old, have signed the ANDRA indemnity and are wearing identification as issued on day, are allowed on the racing surface.  Closed footwear must be worn at all times on the track surface.


SPEED LIMITS: All areas 15kph including Return Road. These limits are in place at all times, including after racing hours. Any competitor or their crew found exceeding the speed limits may be excluded from the event.


PROTECTION OF RACING SURFACE:  in the event of mechanical damage, leaking fluids, or debris from the vehicle please move to the barrier side of the lane as soon as is practical to prevent major clean ups.


HELMETS: Must be appropriate standard for the performance of the vehicle and MUST STAY ON until a competitor leaves the racing surface.


ALCOHOL: Strictly no alcohol in the pit area during the race meeting.  Race drivers and Crew are not to consume alcohol prior to the completion of the event.  If any racer is found partaking of alcohol or any other illegal substance during the event, the racer will be immediately disqualified from the event.  Random breath testing may occur at any time during an event. 


STANDING REGULATIONS: It is the responsibility of the Driver/Rider/Entrant to acquaint themselves with these regulations and any supplementary regulations of the particular meeting.  A competitor or entrant who breaks these regulations may be disqualified.  Entrants are reminded that their crew are their responsibility.  Competitors could be penalised for the actions of their crews.








For More Information -

         Trackside: CQDRA PH: 0419703710  -     Response may be
delayed once racing commences
                 Technical Enquiries: PH: 0417204272   -  Prior to Race Day.                    


Catering and Bar will be in operation.

Please note: GLASS or ANIMALS are not allowed at the track.

NO DRINKING IN THE PITS DURING RACING - Racers will be Disqualified



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