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RULE SUBMISSIONS AVAILABLE FOR MEMBER FEEDBACK The rule submissions received as a part of the 2017 intake are currently available for member feedback. To view the 2017 rule submissions please visit andra.com.au/technical/rules/rule-submissions Members are encouraged to provide feedback on submissions to their Division Director or to technical@andra.com.au no later than the 17th of November, 2017. Feedback will go to the Divisional Councils before the National Rules and Operations Committees meet formally and make decisions as per the Rules Policy (click here to view). ANDRA BURNOUT REGULATIONS In October, a new ANDRA policy was approved and released to ANDRA member tracks regarding Burnout competitions at ANDRA sanctioned events. The updated policy, which includes changes to venue, vehicle and driver requirements can be found here On the 27th of September, Worksafe NT issued a safety alert in relation to burnout competitions. That alert can be found here CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BEST PRESENTED WINNERS ANDRA extends their congratulations to our recent Best Presented Winners from the Nitro Up North, Desert Nationals and Sunset Strip Nationals events. In July, Darwin racer Todd Knight had a big weekend at Nitro Up North – top qualifying in ANDRA Top Sportsman and recording Personal Best efforts before Knight Racing was awarded as Best Presented Car and Crew. One week later in Alice Springs, it was Modified racer Kingsley Kuchel, his ‘Sweet Sensation’ front engine dragster and his crew who were recognised. Both the Darwin and Alice Springs awards were presented with thanks to YBI Creative and Summit Racing Equipment. In September, Mildura’s Sunset Strip Nationals saw Super Comp competitor Robert Dekert, his Pontiac GXP and his team recognised, with the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association and Summit Racing supporting the award at this event. The Best Presented Award winners are chosen on the basis of the presentation of vehicle and its crew, taking into account the whole package including vehicle, bike, crew, apparel and so forth. WA JUNIOR DRAGSTER SUSPENSION In a statement released on Monday, 13 November, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet of the West Australian government announced it would suspend junior drag racing at Perth Motorplex until the outcome of the current investigation is known. ANDRA is continuing to work with the West Australian government and VenuesWest to resolve the issues and will provide further information as it becomes available. In their statement, the department said: “Junior competition drag racing…will be suspended at Perth Motorplex until the investigation is complete. “The suspension of this category of motorsport activity allows for a full investigation to be carried out into the nature of the accident. “The State Government will wait until the details of the accident are clear following the investigation before taking any further action.” ANDRA will update members on this situation as information becomes available. 7