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Red CentreNATS Program Released


The ultimate ‘festival of wheels’ will return to Alice Springs this Father’s Day weekend, with the sixth annual Red CentreNATS running from 4-6 September featuring an amended program and ticketing structure.

This year’s event offers the usual spectacles including the famous street parade, drags, burnouts, street cruising, grass driving, show ‘n’ shine, 4WD-ing, motorkhana and more.

The program will again feature entertainment across three venues; Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) and Lasseters Hotel Casino.

In line with the event’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, new for 2020 is an After Party at Lasseters instead of a Podium Party, with trophies awarded directly to recipients with their vehicles throughout the event this year.

Other COVID-19 precautions include increased hygiene practices and facilities throughout the venues, along with changes to the flow of people and the prominent display of COVID-19 messaging.

There will be a dedicated Fan Zone at ASID with two 40sq m super screens for fans to catch all the action from the nearby track in lieu of open public access to The Hill.

To follow physical distancing guidelines, access to The Hill will be reserved for existing Chrome Pass holders, and competition entrants and crews, with a capacity of 500 people at any one time.

The ticketing structure for this year’s Red CentreNATS has been adjusted, and a Three-Day Pass is now available instead of a Chrome Pass. The Three-Day Pass provides access to Blatherskite Park and the Fan Zone at ASID for $30. To buy your ticket or to enter visit www.redcentrenats.com.au