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Pro Slammer driver Sam Fenech has provided an update the day after his massive braking area accident at Sydney Dragway.


The latest round of the ANDRA Summit Series is in the books with more than 150 teams taking part in the event at South Coast Raceway, in Portland, Victoria. 

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Packing in five pro brackets for one day of competition, New Years Thunder was about as intense a drag racing show as you will see.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars once again rocked Perth Motorplex with a massive crowd cramming into the venue to witness this circus of drag racing.


Sam Fenech won his first ever Pro Slammer event at Santo's Summer Thunder on January 19, 2019 but a parachute mishap resulted in an horrific end to the night's proceedings.

Joe Kurtovic's dragster is a literal dream come to life. From the drawings of a 15 year old to one of the most beautiful front engine dragsters in the country, Kurtovic has created a masterpiece.


Years ago, drivers fearlessly climbed into their race cars wearing only cotton t-shirts and jeans. These days, most motorsport participants are more informed about driver safety and the importance of being protected from head-to-toe in any racing event. The ability of someone to emerge from a burning car virtually unscathed is a direct result of the increase in personal safety awareness.

Sydney driver Rick Gauci walked away with yet another Aeroflow Outlaw Funny Cars win at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, driving to an impressive 5.468 second run in the final round to wrap up the victory.


The first day of Santo's Summer Thunder is in the books, with racers and photographers alike surviving the heatweave. Here's some of the action so far thanks to Cackling Pipes.

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For quietly spoken Michelle Davies, setting records is not what racing is about.


Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi have moved to fifth place in the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship following two wins from three rounds at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday.

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Anyone who is familiar with South Coast Raceway would be familiar with Greg ‘Dutchy’ Holland, the long-time committee member, former Vice President and track commentator.


Santo's Summer Thunder is underway at Sydney Dragway, with a scorching day greeting sportsman qualifying and pro testing.


Australian championship winning team Lamattina Top Fuel Racing have confirmed young American racer Cameron Ferré will be the driver of the YBI Creative dragster for Santo’s Summer Thunder in Sydney this weekend.

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The Australian National Drag Racing Association would like to confirm that the Grand Final for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster championship chase will be held across February 15 and 16 at the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Twilight Nationals event.


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series is set to return to Sydney Dragway as part of one of the biggest one-day spectacles ever seen at the venue – the Gulf Western Oil Mega Race on April 6, 2019.


Stephan Gouws will be chasing down a hat trick this weekend at Santo’s Summer Thunder held at Sydney Dragway.

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After getting its year off to a hot start at Willowbank Raceway, Team Bray Racing now has its sights set on Sydney Dragway’s Santo’s Summer Thunder event.

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Dave Todd will head to South Coast Raceway’s South Coast 660 – round six of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – this weekend buoyed by recent victory at the Portland (Victoria) venue.


The ACDelco Pro Slammer team of Maurice Fabietti and Mark Hinchelwood took on Dale Heiler from Castle Hill Performance in a fascinating dyno contest in Canberra over the weekend.

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An apocalyptic heatwave killed any hope of decent testing ahead of this weekend's Santo's Summer Thunder event, though several teams tried.

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Under another day of beautiful blue skies at South Coast Raceway, the 2019 South Coast 660 and round six of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series drew to a spectacular close.

There's no doubt about just how tough some of the cars that take to the road for Street Machine Drag Challenge are, but one of them has proved its credentials in a different arena, taking out the dyno comp win at Summernats.

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Two reigning 400 Thunder champions who have thus far struggled for the season got their series defences back on track with wins at Willowbank Raceway's New Years Thunder on Saturday night.

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ANDRA and Summit Racing Equipment are excited to announce that the leading performance powerhouse will once again support the Summit Racing Queensland Championship in 2019.

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More than 150 racers descended on South Coast Raceway for the first Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series outing of 2019, which was held under beautiful blue skies.

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Kelly Bettes said she feels lucky to be alive after a scary moment a couple of days after the New Years Thunder Top Fuel event at Willowbank Raceway.


Ashley Sanford knocked out the quickest time for Top Fuel in pre-event testing for New Years Thunder at Willowbank Raceway, while John Zappia set a hot pace in the Pro Slammers.

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Australia’s Top Fuel Bike champion has been notably quiet since his spinal injury at last November’s East Coast Thunder championship round.


Of all the strange drag racing related things we have seen on the Internet, this jet powered Junior Dragster might take the cake.


Drag News Magazine has been providing high quality features and coverage from Australian drag racing for five years now, with both e-mag and print options.


Team owner Maurice Fabietti and driver Mark Hinchelwood have revealed a new ACDelco Holden Monaro at the Summernats car show in Canberra.


When brothers Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi announced their intentions to compete in the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer class, not even they would have expected to be in the top five of the points at the halfway point of the season.


It's time Australian drag racers got recognised. We are now inviting nominations for the Drag News Magazine Best of 2018 Awards. 

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From the headlines, it might have looked like another Tremayne whitewash at New Years Thunder, but behind the scenes it was a tough night for the Queensland Pro Stock outfit.

Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi are looking for a breakthrough run at New Years Thunder tomorrow at Willowbank Raceway in the Speedmaster Chevelle.

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Points leader Wayne Newby will lead the Rapisarda Autosport International charge at the Santo’s Summer Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway this weekend.

A mixed weekend at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway has seen John Zappia predicting a Pro Slammer championship that may well come down to the wire later this 400 Thunder season.

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Pro Bike saw a first time victor at New Years Thunder with Western Australia's Ryan Learmonth taking his first 400 Thunder event over Daniel Rabnott.

Surprisingly, there may be one vehicle harder to drive than an Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car this Saturday at Perth Motorplex.

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Sportsman racing is strong in the south! Hayley Turns from Outlaw Images was there at the South Coast 660 to record the moments and the emotions.


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It didn't take long for two of Australia's foremost drag racers on methanol to return to the top of their respective categories this 400 Thunder season.

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Usually the start of a New Year leads to changes, resolutions, optimism, and bold predictions. However, for Jim Read Racing, they are looking on picking up from their last outing in Sydney and moving forward at this weekend’s New Year’s Thunder at Willowbank Raceway.

Jay Upton is excited to be headed to Sydney Dragway for Santo’s Summer Thunder, which incorporates the track’s 15th Birthday Bash.

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Queensland's Kelly Bettes lived up to her championship-winning reputation at New Years Thunder at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday night, recovering from a first round mistake to take out the final round from America's Ashley Sanford.

Josh Leahy comes into the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars extravaganza at Perth Motorplex in career best form following his first ever win in the series in Queensland recently.