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Testing for what will be a huge Grudge Kings event has concluded in epic fashion.

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After taking out the Nitro Up North Super Street honours in both 2016 and 2017, Darwin racer Tim Bryan is hoping to bring home a three-peat when the event hits the Hidden Valley Drag Strip next weekend.

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Here is our massive gallery from an epic 51st edition of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.


The 2017/18 400 Thunder Sportsman Drag Racing Championship drew to a close at the 51st Gulf Western Oil Winternationals on Sunday at Willowbank Raceway, with several categories going deep into the final rounds to determine their title holders.

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In 1997 Jay Upton surprised the drag racing world by announcing his return to Top Fuel Motorcycle racing, leaving many race fans and fellow racers jaws on the floor with his radically designed Top Fuel Motorcycle.

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400 Thunder have release their calendar for upcoming 2018/2019 Sportsman Series. 

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The fuel altered brigade will soon have another join its stable with the Phil Tucker-owned Light Horse AA/FA edging very close to its debut after a successful series of first warm ups.


Lamattina Top Fuel Racing has celebrated an amazing national 2017/2018 Top Fuel season in the best possible way - a championship win!

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A new 400 Thunder season is set to explode with the running of Nitro Up North at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Dragway this Friday and Saturday, July 13-14.

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Rod Harvey will officially debut his new Rick Jones-built Toyota Camry race car at the upcoming Brisbane Jamboree at Willowbank Raceway.

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The Australian National Drag Racing Association is pleased to announce that Associate Partner Crow Cams Australia has renewed its partnership for a further 12 months.


I don't know about you, but I love a good graph. Even better when it can incorporate some drag racing! Given just how tough this year's Pro Slammer field was at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals I thought it would be fun to check out the stats.

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John Zappia and Zappia Racing Promotions would like to welcome Parry Bitsikas and Billy from Muscle Car Warehouse as a major sponsor for the 2018/2019 Australian Drag Racing season.

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The Palmyra Drag Racing Club played host to a successful running of round two of the 2018 Summit Racing Queensland Championships on the weekend.

Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi are excited for the 2018/19 400 Thunder Pro Slammer season after a positive weekend at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway as part of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.


Ben Bray has taken the Factory Xtreme victory at the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway this weekend while his father and drag racing legend Victor Bray made a very popular comeback.

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After delivering some of the toughest race cars in the country SCF Racecars' Craig Burns has now delivered his own in time for Grudge Kings.


Mike Bailey did the double at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals by winning the event and the 400 Thunder championship in Competition Eliminator.

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Among the many performance marks smashed during the running of Willowbank’s 51st Gulf Western Oil Winternationals was the raceway’s oldest track record.


Australia has crowned its first female professional drag racing champion with 33 year old Queensland woman Kelly Bettes taking out the 2017/18 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship.

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Six race cars and twenty drag racing enthusiasts will arrive in Darwin today for this weekend’s Nitro Up North event (July 13/14) at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip as part of a month-long road trip which started in Tamworth earlier this month.

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Collin Willshire in the Jett Racing Eclipse has just smashed both ends of the Four Cylinder World Record in testing at Willowbank Raceway.

The Winternationals saw the culmination of a Mega year for the Tremaniac drag racing team.


2017 400 Thunder Pro Slammer champion Mark Belleri will be leaving the Maurice Fabietti-owned ACDelco team, with the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals announced as his last race for the outfit.


Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi are taking the Speedmaster Chevelle Pro Slammer to the Northern Territory for the first time and can't wait for the experience of competing at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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Fresh off his dominating performance at the season-ending Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Chris Matheson is ready to turn up the heat on his 5 x Championship-winning “Nitro Voodoo” Top Bike, and kick-start a possible sixth title at Hidden Valley’s Nitro Up North event.

Drag News Magazine Issue 33 is ready for you featuring a smorgasbord of Australian drag racing stories across the spectrum of the sport.


Willowbank Raceway witnessed an incredible qualifying day at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, with quick performances across the board as racers prepare for the dramatic climax to the 400 Thunder drag racing season.

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With Grudge Kings at Sydney Dragway only a few days away, testing has been ferocious with a number of world records smashed.

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After taking out the Super Street Summit Racing Queensland Championship in 2017, Richard Dawe is hoping to continue what has so far been a strong title defence this weekend at Palmyra Dragway.

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Queensland drag racer Josh Fletcher and father Bill got to live out a dream during the 51st annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway last weekend, taking a 400 Thunder championship one-two in the Supercharged Outlaws division.


Ryan Van Dyk's pit area has some fun available for young spectators at the 51st annual Winternationals this weekend at Willowbank Raceway.

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When the US Army announced they would no longer be sponsoring Don Schumacher Racing after 18 years with the team, there was a surprising amount of negativity from punters.

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The WA State Government will continue to run Perth Motorplex for the next 12 months as it seeks a permanent operator to take on the facility.

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One of the greatest eras of domination in Australian motorsport came to an end last Sunday at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway, where 11 times national Pro Slammer champion John Zappia finished runner up in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series.


Luke Crowley set the fastest ever speed in Australian Pro Bike history in a rain interrupted Friday at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

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Frankie Taylor is preparing for the last hurrah of his current Down Under tour with Team Bray Racing, the upcoming ‘Northern Swing’ starting this weekend at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip.


Following the recent Winternationals with Mark Belleri stepping down as pilot for the ACDelco Pro Slammer Monaro and giving the team a 3rd position in the 2017-18 400 Thunder Championship, the AC Delco Slammer Drag Racing team were proud to announce today their new driver for the coming season which kicks of in Darwin in just over a month.

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A veteran Queensland drag racing dynasty have enjoyed solid results for the 2017/18 400 Thunder season, with Shaun Doeblien and father Paul achieving runner ups in Super Street and Super Sedan respectively, while sister Nicole claimed sixth nationally in Modified.

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Perry Bullivant got the front end of the Snickers Camaro way high during Pro Radial qualifying at the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

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After bringing home a pair of trophies from last year’s ‘northern swing’, South Australian Sergio Bonetti is hoping for more success at the 2018 instalments of the Nitro Up North and Desert Nationals events.


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Chris Matheson and his “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle dominated the Gulf Western Oil 51st Winternationals with a clean sweep in the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Top Bike category at Willowbank Raceway.


Long time Ipswich drag racing enthusiast Rod Oberg's Winternationals campaign is back on track after a heart breaking engine failure at last weekend's test event at Willowbank Raceway almost ruled him out of the race.

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400 Thunder has announced an initial seven event Professional category 400 Thunder championship calendar for the coming 2018-2019 racing season but has signalled extra events are likely to be added.


Australian Nitro Harley drag racer Benny Stevens has launched a Kickstarter for his new book Fuelled, based on his amazing life story.

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The Top Qualifiers of all brackets across the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will once again receive a special award thanks to TileCo-TheShowerPeople and KC Tools.

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The 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Season comes to a dramatic close with the running of the 51st annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway, June 7 to 10 - here are the championship scenarios set to play out.