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An Australian company has been quietly proving themselves under the bonnets of some of the world's quickest four cylinders.
A new world record for all wheel drive four cylinders was set in Orlando, Florida last weekend with a billet engine block from SA firm Bullet Race Engineering.

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It was a fine balancing act for current 400 Thunder Top Bike Champion Chris Matheson at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway.

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A few teams took to Sydney Dragway ahead of Friday's official testing for Santo's Summer Thunder this Saturday, January 20, in the professional classes, and with the weather forecast to be on the very hot side, the track time may prove invaluable.

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There were many headlines made in the sport of Australian drag racing across 2017 - we've put together a list of the ten biggest news stories from our site based on the hits received.

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Former Australian Top Bike champion Chris Porter has announced he will be taking a break from the sport after the loss of major sponsor Fraser Motorcycles.

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She's the quickest woman on the world in two wheels - it's Sydney's Niki Zakrzewski and she tells us all about her fast progression in the sport, from mid life crisis to life at over 200mph aboard a nitrous-guzzling Suzuki in issue 29 of Drag News Magazine.

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Matt Czerny and his Mullins Dragster are currently leading the way in the Modified ranks of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, which will enjoy its seventh round this weekend at Portland’s South Coast Raceway (January 20/21).

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Australia’s number one Top Bike racer, Chris Matheson, is counting down the days until the Santo’s Summer Thunder round of the Australian 400 Thunder Championship on January 19 and 20 at Sydney Dragway.

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Looking for some reading material? We're going back through our archives and uploading some free back issues of Drag News Magazine.

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The seventh round of the Summit Sportsman Series brought 170 racers to Portland on January 20, 2018 in what was the biggest ever event for the regional Victorian drag racing venue.

While Victor Bray and John Zappia have been the legends of Australian doorslammer racing for many years, there is one racer and team whose following continues to grow exponentially - Paul Mouhayet and Moits Racing.

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John Zappia has returned to the top of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer series with a textbook performance at Willowbank Raceway's New Years Thunder event.

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Frankie ‘The Madman’ Taylor has signed on for more Australian drag racing with Team Bray Racing.

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Sydney Dragway’s Santo’s Summer Thunder saw Team Bray Racing and the rest of the Pro Slammer field feeling the heat, with the temperature hitting 41 degrees on Saturday.

The ‘Nitro Madman’ Mark Sheehan believes Queensland’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ team have the upper hand ahead of the Nitro Slam this Saturday at Perth Motorplex.

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We were saddened this week to hear of the passing of Victorian Top Bike staple Phil Parker. Always a smiling presence in the pits, Parker featured on the cover of issue 15 of Drag News Magazine with this feature. We'd like to bring it to you now so you can read his poignant comments on life, death and drag racing.

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When Darren Nichele took out the Top Sportsman victory at the recent South Coast 660, he achieved a lifelong dream – taking home a ANDRA Christmas Tree.

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The South Coast 660 played host to more than 170 racers for what was the largest ever meeting for South Coast Raceway, with plenty of action unfolding over January 20 and 21 for what was round seven of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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Jamie Robertson has been pushing his Mr Maniac II blown altered well past the manufacturing specs and now he has decided it is time to step up.

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The heat at New Years Thunder on January 6, 2018 proved no barrier to intense racing action, nor the thousands of spectators who poured through the gates of Willowbank Raceway for one of the biggest one day events in the venue's recent history.

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Very sadly yesterday, popular Queensland Super Street racer and former National Champion Terri Sander lost her long battle with cancer.

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Two 'big show' Nitro Funny Cars, three Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, a nitro front engine dragster, nitro bikes and the Direct Mining and Industrial Summer Slam made for a fun night out at Perth Motorplex on January 20, 2018.

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I've been lucky enough to see some amazing racing around the world last year, from a near sold out Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars event in Perth, Western Australia to the craziness of Drag Week in the American midwest.

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It is with great sadness we report the passing of Top Fuel Bike racer Phil Parker.

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Watching a nitro dragster live isn't for the weak - or the distracted!

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Rookie Top Fuel driver Kelly Bettes took a stunning upset maiden win at round three of the 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship at the Santo’s Summer Thunder in Sydney last night.

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When the 10,000 horsepower Chemical Warfare Nitro Funny Car returns to Perth Motorplex for the Nitro Slam on Saturday January 20, it will do so armed for bear.

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Peter Xiberras took an emotional win in round two of the 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland on Saturday night in front of one of the biggest one-day crowds ever seen in Australian drag racing.

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Paul Carey is set to begin licensing a new Top Alcohol Altered next month at Perth Motorplex.

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Following a big day of qualifying for a 170+ field at South Coast Raceway today, tomorrow’s eliminations field is now set for what is round seven of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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He broke through for his first-ever ANDRA Christmas Tree at Mildura earlier this season, and since then Melbourne-based Supercharged Outlaws racer Tim Stewart hasn’t looked back.

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Australian drag racing legend, the Big ‘O’ Larry Ormsby has been named Grand Marshal for the New Year’s Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday, 6 January 2018.

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Scott MacLean endured a tough Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway in the fourth round of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship. The rollercoaster of emotion began before the event, with the team’s private testing on the Wednesday not going to plan thanks to car-damaging tyre shake that left MacLean stunned at its ferocity.

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Western Australia's Tracey De Jager is no stranger to high speed on the drag strip, having wheeled the 'Nitrous Nanna' supercharged Thunderbird for a number of years, but her next step will take her into the wild world of Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.

The last time Team Bray Racing competed at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway, they locked out the final. It is no surprise then that 12 months on, the team is keen for a repeat performance this Saturday, January 20.

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The nitro sights and sounds of New Years Thunder at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday, January 6 won't be contained to the ground-shaking Top Fuel dragsters.

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Top Bike rider Adam Layton had a huge weekend at Sydney Dragway during Santo’s Summer Thunder on January 19 and 20.

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Richie Crampton’s Top Fuel Dragster will display the Kalitta Air and DHL partnership in multiple races for the 2018 NHRA season.

Australia’s newest Top Fuel Harley motorcycle sensation Adam Layton is looking to go one step further at this weekends Santo’s Summer Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway.

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Perth Motorplex put on a show on Saturday, December 30, 2017 with the running of the Night of Fire. Check out this gallery of photos from Jay Treasure!

The 400 Thunder Pro Slammer championship battle has continued between John Zappia and Paul Mouhayet as they went toe-to-toe at Santo's Summer Thunder in Sydney on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

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Top Fuel rookie Kelly Bettes showed the way to the experienced veterans of the class on night one of the Santo’s Summer Thunder at Sydney Dragway.

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In terrible news, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer George Vella lost his life in a workplace accident over the weekend in North Queensland.

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Queensland's newest Top Fuel driver will get to display her skills in front of a Willowbank Raceway home crowd for the first time in competition at News Years Thunder on Saturday, January 6.

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Looking for some reading material? We're going back through our archives and uploading some free back issues of Drag News Magazine.

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Leonard Azzopardi has been leading the no-bar bike brigade for many years with the bike dubbed "Quiksilver" - now meet "Outrun".

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Pro Stock competitor Chris Soldatos will compete at South Coast Raceway’s South Coast 660 next weekend in close friend Craig Geddes’ Cavalier.

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There is a new challenger for the 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship on the scene and Willowbank Raceway's New Years Thunder event on January 6, 2018 could be the place where he makes his move for the points lead.