The need for speed is what drives motorsport fans – and it doesn’t get much faster than drag racing! The 400 Thunder is Australian professional drag racing at its finest – and here in 2019, you can catch all the action live using the information provided below.
The 400 Thunder 2019/20 Season Preview
The 2019-20 professional season starts in November 2019, with Round 1 at the Sydney Dragway. From there, Rounds 2-5 will alternate between Sydney and at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway before the grand final from the 4-7th June 2020.
The other major competition in the 400 Thunder 2019-20 season is the Sportsman Series. Round 1 of the Sportsman Series will launch at Springmount Raceway in North Queensland on August 23-24th of 2019. The event is the only round of the season to be held outside South East Queensland and Sydney, giving passionate North Queensland motorsport fans a chance to sample some of the world’s best – and fastest – racing right on their doorstep.
From there the action heads to Willowbank for Round 2 on October 5th, before alternating between the Sydney Dragway and Willowbank all the way until the grand final from the 4th to the 7th of June, 2020. From the burning rubber to the fast-ejecting parachutes, the 400 Thunder showcases the fastest folks on four wheels – literally.
The 400 Thunder Aussie Broadcast and Streaming Rights
While you won’t find the 400 Thunder drag racing season live on free to air TV, OVO has partnered with Australian Professional Drag Racing to bring the sport’s most significant events to Australian screens, making it more accessible than ever before. This is a multi-year deal to stream the 400 Thunder online exclusively with OVO’s online platform, OvoPlay. If you’re satisfied with just watching a few short highlights, you can catch them on SBS Speedweek on Sundays from 1 pm (Sydney time).
OVO Mobile might be a new telco on the Aussie landscape, but they have already won a number of fans across the country. In addition to offering some great mobile deals, OVO has already begun to establish themselves as a legitimate alternative to some of the more prominent sporting providers – primarily by offering access to a number of newer sports or those with a niche following. They’ve also started working with several of Australia’s best-known sports, like soccer, rugby union and esports.
2019 400 Thunder Season: Fixtures List
400 Thunder Professional Series 2019-20
|Round 1||1-2 November 2019||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Round 2||4 January 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
|Round 3||18 January 2020||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Round 4||10 April 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
|Round 5||2 May 2020||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Grand Final||4-7 June 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
400 Thunder Sportsman Series 2019-20
|Round 1||23-24 August 2019||Springmount Raceway (Cairns Tablelands)|
|Round 2||5 October 2019||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
|Round 3||1-2 November 2019||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Round 4||4 January 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
|Round 5||17-18 January 2020||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Round 6||10 April 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
|Round 7||1-2 May 2020||Sydney Dragway (Sydney)|
|Grand Final||10 April 2020||Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich)|
What Devices are Compatible with OvoPlay?
OvoPlay can be downloaded on both android and IOS as well as watching from select browsers. See below for a comprehensive list of currently available devices:
|Device||Does it work?|
|iPhone/iPad||Yes (iOS 10.3 or higher required)|
|Android Phone/Tablet||Yes (Android 7.0 and up)|
|Windows/Mac Web Browsers||Yes (OSX 10.10 or later; Windows 10 or later)|
How to Stream the 400 Thunder Live and Data Free
Perhaps more than any other sport, to truly enjoy top-quality drag racing, you’d want to make sure you’ve got coverage to match. There would be nothing worse than the coverage dropping out or buffering at an inopportune moment. Fortunately, as one of Australia’s newest sporting providers, OVO shares your love of the sport – and want to make sure you experience it as it should be.
By joining OVOPlay, you’ll get live and uninterrupted coverage of the 400 Thunder season – with the action beamed directly to the palm of your hand. You can stream the 400 Thunder action live on any compatible mobile device, from mobile phones to tablets and laptops. OVOPlay is free for all OVO users – and will also not eat into your data limits.
What Other Live Sport does OvoPlay Offer?
In addition to drag racing, OVO covers a number of other unique Aussie and international sports. Their Brumbies Rugby channel gets you behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most popular and most successful clubs, giving you exclusive access as the boys from the ACT look to win their third Super Rugby crown.
Their coverage of the Chinese Super League soccer is not just a great way to see big names like Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Marouane Fellaini and Yannick Carrasco ply their trade, but it’s the perfect opportunity for A-League fans to keep an eye on their Asian Champions League rivals. OVO’s commitment to sport is highlighted by their desire to cover several lesser-known sports and bring them to the mainstream. From the Badminton World Tour to popular Olympic events like water polo and gymnastics, OVO covers a range of excellent sports you might not know you love yet!