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Calder Park's long and tumultuous history had another chapter written last week with the 400 Thunder Series making the decision to remove the pro categories from the Australian Nationals.

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The Australian National Drag Racing Association and Summit Racing Equipment are pleased to announce a multi-year renewal of their relationship.

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"This is Al McClure to Perth Motorplex Mission Control - we have lift off"

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Drag News Magazine's editor Luke Nieuwhof returned from walkabout briefly to take in the action at ACDelco East Coast Thunder. Here is things as he saw them through the lens.

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Going drag racing for the first time can be a hell of a lot of fun and we want to make sure you can avoid some of the pitfalls that newbies get into at the track.

Competition eliminator racer Shane Baxter broke through to reset the national speed CC/AA record over 1000ft at the weekend’s Rowe Memorial at Calder Park Raceway.

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For Denso Super Street competitor Graeme Cooper, the Rowe Memorial – to be held this Saturday (November 25) at Calder Park Dragway – is a deeply important event.

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Racers are preparing for the Prestige Lock Goldenstates this Saturday at Perth Motorplex, with a mid-week test and tune providing an opportunity to get any gremlins out before the national points round.

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After the loss of the 400 Thunder Australian Professional Drag Racing Series championship round due to be run at Calder Park in January, Sydney Dragway will now host round 4 of the 2017-18 Pro Slammer Championship at the Santo’s Summer Thunder in January 2018.

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The Rowe Memorial at Calder Park saw drag racers fight it out in the Summit Sportsman Series and Hayley Turns was there to capture all the action.

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One of the greatest gatherings of nitro bikes ever came together at South Georgia Motorsports Park for the Man Cup World Finals on October 15-19, 2017.

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The national Summit Sportsman Series arrives in Perth this weekend as part of the Prestige Lock Services Goldenstates, and relishing the chance to show his talents on home turf will be drag racer Gordon Crawford.

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With tragic passing of Anita Board, it is often hard to pay tribute with words. So around the country racers young and old paid their respects and to honour Anita in a range of personal gestures and gatherings at drag racing venues. We have shown you some of those moments of respect already, however from Sydney Dragway, Madman Productions has put together an emotional video from a day dedicated to Anita.

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With national 400 Thunder sportsman points on offer, 90 racers turned out at Willowbank Raceway for Spring Thunder on November 25, 2017.

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A look back at all the East Coast Thunder action through the camera lenses of Drag News snappers Grant Stephens and Michael Wyllie.

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Graeme Simms is currently celebrating his 50th year of drag racing, and is hoping to punctuate it this weekend with a win at the Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex.

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The year that was for Team Bray Racing was nothing short of mammoth, with a roller coaster of emotions keeping the team on their toes throughout 2017.

Scott MacLean scorched to the top of the Pro Slammer qualifying list on the opening night of East Coast Thunder at Sydney Dragway, before a red light in eliminations put the Darwin driver out of the event.

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Aaron Tremayne survived a battle of the fittest contest at the opening round of the 400 Thunder Pro Stock Series at Sydney Dragway last weekend, returning to Queensland with a win and the event's only six second run.

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Danny Rickard has stepped up to a new bike for the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and is hoping to claim its first win at next weekend’s Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates (11 November).

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Following concerns regarding the racing surface at Calder Park Raceway raised by 400 Thunder Professional competitor groups, today 400 Thunder has announced that these categories will not race at the Australian Nationals event in January 2018.

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Junior Dragster racer Anita Board has been remembered in a series of memorials around the globe as the drag racing community came together to remember the eight year old driver who passed away in an accident at Perth Motorplex.

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As the fifth round of the nationwide Summit Sportsman Series, competitors came from across Australia to Perth Motorplex for their shot at a Goldenstates title, with over 150 teams in total participating during the day.

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Round two Supercharged Outlaws winner Alan Mahnkoph might have missed the last two rounds of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series due to work commitments, but that hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm for this weekend’s round five at the Perth Motorplex.

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As a tribute to Anita Board, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing will run a unique #ponypowerforever livery at the upcoming New Year’s Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway.

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Craig Geddes has claimed the prestigious Rowe Memorial after taking victory in his new Super Stock machine at Calder Park Dragway today.

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Today I looked back through some driver profile photos shot in advance of the Perth Motorplex season. Among them was a proud young girl, ready to get her Junior Dragster racing career underway.

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After running a Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro two weekends ago at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Shane Tucker will be returning to his trusty steed as he competes at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals in his Hot Wheels™ Car Care Products Camaro.

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Drag racers are always trying to find an edge to beat their opponents down the strip, but have racers overlooked one of the most basic fundamentals of any race, which is how well they can see or react to visual clues?

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Rapisarda Autosport International are committed to racing around the planet in Top Fuel. Watch their adventure in Pomona, California in our latest video feature.

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More than 150 racers battled it out at the Perth Motorplex’s Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates on Saturday (November 11) for round five of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, however only one event winner would be found when rain saw the other nine finals unable to be run before the track curfew came into effect.

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John Zappia reaffirmed his title as the quickest Pro Slammer driver in the country following the second event of the 400 Thunder Series at Sydney Dragway on Saturday.

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Kalitta Motorsports has announced Richie Crampton will return to the team and run for the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship in the Kalitta Air Top Fuel dragster.

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As Hidden Valley Dragway battens down the hatches for the oncoming Wet Season, the venue crowned their 2017 Track Champions after another successful season.

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Australian drag racing has lost one of its pioneers with the passing of Eddie Thomas yesterday November 10th, aged 99.

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Shannons Powerpalooza - the event so nice we've showcased it twice! Check out some more photos from this unique combo of drag racing, burnouts and speedway from John Harney.

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In what has rapidly become a must see event in Australia, the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars again took over Perth Motorplex on December 2 with a massive show of 14 cars backed up by the third round of the WA Drag Racing Championship.

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Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder today confirmed the initial programing for 400 Thunder Drag Racing to be aired on 7mate commencing on 30th November.

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Drag News Magazine editor Luke Nieuwhof went behind the scenes with Richie Crampton and Kalitta Motorsports at the recent NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas to produce this fantastic video of what transpires over a NHRA event weekend.

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Rapisarda Autosport International will race at the final round of the NHRA Mello Yello championship in Pomona on November 10-12.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars packed the Perth Motorplex when they last visited the venue and this event was no different, with the huge West Australian crowd treated to an even better show that left fans on their edge of their seats unit the very last pass of the night.

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Wayne Talbot has revealed a glimpse of his new alcohol funny car on Facebook, with plans to debut the car in Top Alcohol/Pro Alcohol in the New Year.

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The craziest ride from East Coast Thunder had to come from Steven Ham's introduction to Pro Slammer racing - all captured by Drag News Magazine photographer Joe Maday.

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US racing star Frankie Taylor has stormed his way to the Pro Slammer victory for Team Bray Racing and Gulf Western Oil during this weekend’s AC Delco East Coast Thunder Nationals.

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The largest field of Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars ever in Australia will take to Perth Motorplex this Saturday, December 2.

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Amongst the field at this Saturday’s Rowe Memorial – which includes round six of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – will be current points leader and last year’s Rowe Memorial Super Stock winner, Tom Dimitropoulos.

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With Sydney Dragway's Atura Championship Series is heading for its final round on Nov 25 where the season's Track Champions will be crowned, here is how the penultimate event shook out. 

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Despite the best efforts of mother nature, the ACDelco East Coast Thunder has drawn to a close with sensational racing across the 400 Thunder Professional Series.