Drive and determination to be competitive in the unforgiving Top Doorslammer class has pushed West Australian Marty Dack through the hard knocks to now be considered a genuine threat in the bracket.
Two ANDRA championship drag racing events will feature double header rounds this season with final approval being given from drag racing's governing body for events at Perth Motorplex and Willowbank Raceway to use the trial format.
More than 24,000 horsepower will be on show at Heathcote Park Raceway this Saturday (19 January) when eight Top Doorslammers lead the way for round one of the 2013 Slamfest series.
Former national Top Fuel champion Phil Lamattina and Top Alcohol veteran Steve Reed – winner of the 2012 FUCHS Winternationals Top Alcohol trophy – have thrown their support behind Willowbank Raceway’s revolutionary new Santo’s Cranes Super 3 Extreme Drag Race event.
Lamattina Top Fuel Racing (LTFR) has added another sponsor to the ranks, with clothing brand ‘60foot’ joining the team for the final round of the ‘western swing’ held at the Perth Motorplex, February 1 and 2.
John Zappia presented the Fuchs Lubricants / Striker Crushing Monaro at the Perth Motorplex “Night of Fire” last weekend after the Christmas and New Year break, and delighted the local crowd with some quick runs.
Donald Freind has found himself again in a commanding position in the WA Supercharged Outlaws championship, holding on to the points lead at the mid point of the season in one of the toughest domestic competitions in Australia.
The newly renamed Rapisarda Autosport International is rapidly growing with the Australian-based team bringing on two NHRA stars for the new year – with possible Australian appearances.
Since its inception in 1988 the Summernats has become an icon for revheads nationwide, Summernats still remains unchallenged on the top echelon of car festivals and this year’s event again proved extremely successful with huge crowds flocking to the Canberra venue of EPIC to witness the best of the best street machines that grace our country.
Queensland’s Jodanna Pullen is set to take the next step in her motorsport career this March when she graduates to the Sportsman drag racing category of Super Stock thanks to the purchase of a powerful new race car.
The ANDRA championship rounds of Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle for Calder Park in February have been cancelled, due to the recent change in ownership of the history-steeped Melbourne venue.
Victor and Ben Bray will be looking to repeat their 2012 Slamfest Series success when they take to the track at Heathcote Park Raceway this Saturday (19 January) for round one of the 2013 tour.