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Turbocharged investment to support Alice Springs motorsports

The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs and supporting local businesses by investing more than $1.5 million in one of Australia’s major motoring events through its Turbocharging Tourism strategy.

Red CentreNATS - the ultimate festival of wheels - attracts hundreds of competitors and thousands of visitors to Alice Springs from across the country.

Now in its fifth year, the Red CentreNATS showcases the best cars across categories including street machines, hot rods, classics and supercars. This year there will be a new ‘Heavy Hitter’ drag racing feature category and the biggest single field in Burnout Masters history.

Drivers will be competing for big money as well as one of three qualifying spots at Summernats 33 in January 2020 as part of the Burnout Masters qualifiers.

This year, internationally-acclaimed DJ, Hot Dub Time Machine, will headline the Podium Party at the event.

Known for playing the most iconic tunes from the 60s through to modern-day music, the Sydney DJ mixes and mashes visuals with audio from vinyl turntables to create an unforgettable dance party.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“Events such as the Red CentreNATS play a huge role in strengthening the Northern Territory’s economy by increasing visitation, supporting local businesses and creating local jobs which are all key aspects of our Turbocharging Tourism program.

“The Red CentreNATS program boasts everything from live music and drag racing to street parades and show-and-shines.

“The Red CentreNATS is a family-friendly festival with an exciting line-up of events and the much-anticipated Podium Party will no doubt have Blatherskite Park packed with locals and visitors alike.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield:

“The Red CentreNATS is always a great event for Alice Springs that brings economic and community benefits for the whole town.

“The Father’s Day weekend event is a real highlight on the Alice Springs calendar every year and I’m looking forward to being a part of the fun again this year.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech:

“All roads lead to Alice for the ultimate festival of wheels for families to celebrate over the Father’s Day weekend each year.

This event provides great entertainment for Territory families and visitors over three days, helping to boost our local economy.”

Quotes attributable to Hot Dub Time Machine DJ, Tom Loud:

“I can’t wait to get up to Alice Springs and party with everyone.

“There’s a bit of everything in the Hot Dub Time Machine so I hope to see people of all ages down at Blatherskite Park ready to dance the night away to the best music from the past 60 years.”


Media contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858

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