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Perfect weather once again blessed Willowbank Raceway for round five of the local Queensland Drag Racing Championship series.

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Over 140 drag racing teams will be converging on North Queensland’s Springmount Raceway for the opening round of the 2018/19 400 Thunder Sportsman Series this Friday and Saturday, August 3-4.

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Despite niggling engine issues which have plagued him since Nitro Up North, Darren Saliba clean-swept the Top Sportsman proceedings of the Desert Nationals at the weekend.

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The 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has gotten off to a great start at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening, with another full day of Nitro Up North racing action still to come.

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Amid one of the most devastating weather events to face our farmers in recent years, a drought that has a grip on over 99% of NSW, Sydney Dragway has undertaken a donation program to help ease the hardship on our farmers. 

'Fuelled', the autobiography of cancer survivor, amputee and Top Bike racer Benny Stevens, has almost reached its goal on Kickstarter, with just 9% of the target for the book remaining.

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With a victory at Alice Spring’s Desert Nationals at the weekend, Team Bray Racing’s Frankie Taylor has ensured his current Down Under tour has ended just as it started: with triumph.

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Swedish furniture giant Ikea is famous for its flat packed furniture, using inspired design to create stylish household items that you can build yourself, often with just their famed allen key. There is a drag racing version of this.

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Paul Mouhayet, the world’s quickest driver on a 10.5 tyre, will contest the upcoming Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge in his 2017/2018 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship winning ’68 Ford Mustang.


Australian record holder Steve Barnett will begin his pursuit for a world record by debuting a new car at the upcoming Honeywell Garrett Jamboree, presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge, August 25 and 26 at Willowbank Raceway.

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The Desert Nationals has delighted fans and racers alike at Alice Springs Inland Dragway this weekend.

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The Summit Sportsman Series 2018/19 season has launched, with round one underway as part of Nitro Up North at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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Benaraby Dragway was back in full swing on July 28 with the fifth round of the CQDRA championship.

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Perth Motorplex's local dates have been announced at last, with the WA State Government confirming they will operate the venue for another season as they continue to search for a buyer.


Mark Hinchelwood has been announced as the new driver for Maurice Fabietti’s ACDelco Pro Slammer team. The well known Sydney driver has fully recovered from a scary incident driving a Top Alcohol Funny Car several years ago and is now in one of the plum seats for Australian drag racing. We speak with Mark about returning to the sport he loves.


Newly crowned Pro Slammer champion Paul Mouhayet set a new track record at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in testing today ahead of the opening day of competition for the 2018/19 Pro Slammer season.

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They say one of the secrets to a successful relationship is to have shared interests – and what better interest could you have than drag racing?

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When Russell Mills unveiled his Pro Alcohol 'Funster' for the first time, it's fair to say the response was mixed. This hybrid of a dragster, funny car and altered was looked on with scorn by some, questioning why Mills would build such a freak.

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Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi have launched their 2018/19 400 Thunder season with some serious speed at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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

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A huge crowd turned out to Springmount Raceway to witness the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and the opening round of the 400 Thunder Sportsman Series on August 3 and 4, 2018. 

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The hugely anticipated arrival of Titan Motorsports for the Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge is one step closer with the two-car team’s extreme machines now on the water on their way to Queensland from their base in Orlando, Florida (US).

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South Aussie mechanic Michael Bridges will be looking to continue his tour of fun ‘up north’ this weekend at Alice Spring Dragway’s Desert Nationals (July 21/22).

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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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Robert Campisi spearheaded the turbo revolution in Australian drag racing some years back, and now he is ready to ride again with a brand new Ford Mustang built by Craig Burns at SCF Racecars.

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The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) has confirmed a nine-round calendar for the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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After a sunny showing at Nitro Up North last weekend, Team Bray Racing is getting ready for the second stop of their ‘northern swing’ with this weekend’s Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway (July 21/22).

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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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Twenty-three years ago Justin Simpson bought a Monaro HG as a roller to run in SS/A. Today, he is well entrenched in Australia’s drag racing industry as a leading tuner working with an array of drivers and teams.

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Emma Begley recently joined the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car ranks in the family's Groove'n funny car based in Perth, but a move east for Emma has seen new opportunities.

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After being the first to set a national record at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip on the weekend, Modified racer Chris Farrell is looking to better his new marker at Alice Springs Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals this weekend (July 21/22).

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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 Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars gave the capacity Cairns crowd a night to remember on Saturday August 4, with side-by-side, flames-up passes throughout the night of racing.

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After eclipsing the previous ‘PB’ of the 20B-powered Sadek Motor Group BOSS RX3 Coupe of his dad, Sam ‘The Godfather’ Sadek, 20-year-old Jay Sadek is getting ready to race the car for the first time at the upcoming Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge.

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John Zappia and the Fuchs/Dananni Hotshots Pro Slammer team have begun the 2018/19 400 Thunder season in the strongest way possible, taking home the win from Nitro Up North at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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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.

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Junior Dragster racers from around Australia converged on Mildura's Sunset Strip for a weekend of racing dedicated entirely to them.

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The Palmyra Drag Racing Club has announced it has received $160,000 of funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Infrastructure Stream.


Jeremy 'Jet' Martin has won the $50,000 on offer at Grudge Kings - the largest winner's purse in Australian drag racing history.

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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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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car troop headed to Springmount Raceway on the weekend backed by the opening round of the 400 Thunder Sportsman Series.

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The Junior Dragster Nationals at Mildura's Sunset Strip are rapidly gaining steam with teams from around the country making the journey to compete.

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Round one of the 2018/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Nitro Up North, has concluded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip.


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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Modified racer Simon Barlow ensured his Desert Nationals trip was a success recently, resetting both the ET and MPH markers of the national A/MD record on his way to a finals appearance at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway event.

A six car team of Australians is heading to the USA to compete with the best sport compact cars in the world later this year.


John Zappia has gained some early revenge against Paul Mouhayet in the 2018/19 400 Thunder Pro Slammer season with victory in the opening round of the series at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip, while Jay Upton won his first event in well over half a decade by defeating Chris Matheson.

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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.