WBMC Signs with IHRA
The WBMC committee and Mr Allen meeting with state MP Bruce Saunders, Fraser Coast Mayor Chris Loft, and numerous FCRC councillors.
Wide Bay Motor Complex Inc has been fortunate to work with Maurice Allen, managing director of the International Hot Rod Association (Australia) to secure a three year deal with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) to accelerate progress on developing the dragstrip component of our complex.
IHRA are the second largest drag racing sanctioning body in the world and to have their support is a huge step forward for our project. Maurice recently came to the Fraser Coast to visit with us, council representatives, local politicians and the media,to announce this move.
"This is a major announcement for both the Wide Bay community and also IHRA Australia in identifying that this new drag racing facility must go ahead for the town of Maryborough to help revitalize the economy and lift the spirits of this regional city," Maurice Allen stated.
"I was impressed with the spirit of the region meeting with the Mayor Chris Loft, his State member (MP) Bruce Saunders and all of the councilors who took the time to view our presentation and plans for the region. As Mayor Chris Loft mentioned in his speech to the crowd at Maryborough Town Hall, this is a great outcome when State and Local Government come together to create new opportunities and growth and, all underpinned with the support of the community," Allen continued.
"It's an exciting time to be apart of the IHRA as we expand upon our operations in Australia," remarked IHRA president Mike Dunn. "Bringing Maurice into the organization will assist us in accomplishing our goals to become the global leading drag racing sanctioning body and the addition of Wide Bay Motor Complex is a monumental move for the IHRA. We are excited to have the additions to our organization."
The IHRA currently sanctions Australia's professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder as well as four Australia drag racing venues - Sydney Dragway, Willowbank Raceway, Springmount Raceway and now Wide Bay Motor Complex. The world's second-largest drag racing sanctioning body started the international movement into Australia in 2015 and continues to focus on taking drag racing to non-traditional and mainstream audiences around the globe.