As the 2015 AUSTRALIAN IMPROVED PRODUCTION NATIONALS are now run... and won it has been decided to maintain this group as IPRA NT.

Improved Production is one of the fastest growing categories of circuit racing in Australia. Improved Production cars are defined as 'commercially available touring cars' and are allowed a reasonable level of modification to allow both the racer and the designer room to create an exciting form of race car.
Improved Production Racing have clubs in each state which are affiliated members of CAMS, thereby enabling the club and members of entry to CAMS sanctioned motor sport activities.

IPRA is a popular support category for a number of the V8 Supercar and Fujitsu V8 Rounds held throughout Australia. IPRA also races as a support category for the Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance event.

Each State runs it's own IPRA Championship and once a year, the Improved Production Nationals are held on a rotational basis. There is also an Interstate challenge series run throughout NSW, Victoria and South Australia, giving all competitors the chance to pit their skills against other tracks and drivers!!
National title events are hotly contested and are a form of positive rivalry between the states, to see who is the quickest. Different circuits favour different cars, which promotes a wide range of outcomes for the event. Thus far, Roger Hurd of Tasmania is the only person to have won the title 4 times. (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport)


About motorsport in Darwin:

North Australian Motor Sports Club (NAMSC) was formed in the 60's as a rally club, and progressively encompassed many forms of motorsport. Today NAMSC is the primary club that provides Darwin locals with circuit categories; Improved Production, Commodore Cup and HQ Holdens along with Lapsprint, Motorkhana and Drift events at Hidden Valley Raceway.

The club holds around 30 events per year, including providing a combined support race category for the Darwin round of the V8 Supercars, South Australia Vs Northern Territory State of Origin Drift Invitational, an annual REJEX Rally and this year for the first time The Australian Improved Production Nationals.

For more information about how to get involved either as a driver or an official, find NAMSC on Facebook, visit www.namsc.org.au or chat to the drivers at the NAMSC display!

The Track:

South of Darwin, Hidden Valley Raceway is known for its high speeds and fast lap times. It is 2.86 kilometres long and has 14 corners, with a main straight 1.1 kilometres in length. In order to win, some attention to car set-up is required and horse-power is a must, for the main straight, but the warm conditions mean tyre conservation and strategy will also be
critical to determining race results.