The beautiful seaside South Coast Raceway at Portland in Victoria has been host to the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars for several years and the 2017 event is shaping up to be the best yet, with a special feature – a father vs son shootout!
John Zappia is continuing his charge towards a tenth ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship on the back of a challenging but rewarding Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex.
The Goldenstates event name returned to Western Australia in 2017, with the 42nd running of the event seeing some awesome performances from the Top Doorslammers and plenty of tough times in the sportsman ranks too.
The Grudge Kings racers had a chance to make their move on "The List" recently at Sydney Dragway, and we saw a new king crowned.
Watch In Pit Lane's interview with ANDRA CEO Grant Goodall, as they discuss ANDRA's view on the current drag racing climate, the split, and what moves are in place to resolve the situation.
The hot conditions at the ANDRA Goldenstates made it difficult for the naturally aspirated cars to run quick, but that still didn’t stop five records broken by the close of the event.
It may have taken them 38 years, but Aussie drag racing legend Graeme Cooper and his famous “Bricklayer” Holden station wagon have finally won the Australian Nationals.
Yep while some watched Danny Green and Anthony Mundine bang each other in the head over 10 rounds, ANDRA Championship drag racing returned to Perth Motorplex with a bang of it’s own. The Goldenstates was back and with championship rounds for Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle. Anticipation was high to see who could run the numbers and who would win in conditions that were best described as hot and sticky.
Scott MacLean reached his first ever Top Doorslammer final at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, running his personal best time on the way.
After the epic final Top Doorslammer qualifier on Friday, today was all about going rounds. And rounds it was for the current ANDRA Champ John Zappia, fighting off some strong performances from the other teams.
Ten new records were reset following the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals at Calder Park on January 28-29
While a much awaited race between nitro Harley pacesetters Mark Drew and Damian Muscat did not eventuate in Perth on the weekend, fans may yet get to see Australia's two quickest v-twins clash at the Westernationals.
For the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, all the racers had two qualifying each day, giving them plenty of opportunity to improve, especially since Saturday was cooler after Friday’s heat.