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Les Rodgie's Vanishing Point Funny Car took a big hit in Supercharged Outlaws qualifying during the 50th annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car stable stretched their legs in a big way recently at Sydney Dragway, taking advantage of some prime conditions and the new track surface to lay down some astonishingly quick numbers.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series has added its latest car to the fleet and if its menacing looks are anything to go by, The Terminator Camaro will be a force to be reckoned with on and off the track.

Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder proved to be a Mega event for Tremaniac Racing with the team signing a two year sponsorship with Mega Racing Australia, as well as both cars being in the final - with Aaron taking the win.

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Fireballing utes, wheelstanding roadsters, crashing funny cars - we couldn't believe some of the stuff we saw today.

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Peter Xiberras returned to the track last week for the first time since a crash at Sydney Dragway in January.

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The USA's Glenn Mikres will return to the Australian Top Fuel scene at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals when he calls the shots as crew chief on Rachelle Splatt's dragster.

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The triple-trubo Thomas4parts dragster had quite the moment last night at Willowbank Raceway.

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The pits are enormous here at the 2017 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, so we've been navigating them once again to hunt down the cool stories building at this year's event ahead of the commencement of pro qualifying tonight.

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Defending Australian 400 Thunder Pro Stock Champion Lee Bektash will bring to a close his Pro Stock Career this weekend at the Gulf Western Oil 50th Winternationals at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway.

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Racers gathered at Sydney Dragway for the latest round of the Atura Blacktown Track Championship Series on Saturday in an event marred by quite a few oildowns.

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Competition Bike racer Will Davey tumbled off his Harley-Davidson Destroyer in the braking area at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event last weekend.

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Couldn't be trackside for opening day of the Winters? Don't worry - we've got you sorted.

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The last time Pro Stock fan favorite Shane Tucker arrived at New England Dragway, he qualified No. 4 and went to the second round of eliminations after defeating John Gaydosh in 2014. Three years later, Tucker is looking forward to competing at the New England Nationals once again and taking on the NHRA’s strenuous four-in-a-row ‘eastern swing’ in the month of June.

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Three time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon will race alongside Rapisarda Autosport International team-mates Damien Harris and Wayne Newby at the 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway.

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Former Sydney Dragway CEO and still current Modified racer Graham Elliot had a wilder than expected ride when he took the wheel of an iconic Super Sedan.

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Sportsman qualifying is underway for the 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals. Check out the current leaders!

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NHRA Top Fuel star Richie Crampton will drive Alex Laughlin’s Gas Monkey Energy Drink A/Fuel Dragster at this weekend’s Division Three Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Chicago.

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Less than two weeks out from the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, 19 times Australian champion Gary Phillips is preparing both of his 3500+ horsepower Lucas Oils vehicles to tackle oversubscribed fields in both Pro Alcohol and Pro Slammer.

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It has been a harsh year for Steel City Dragway with their five round track championship effectively reduced to a single round thanks to Mother Nature.

Drag News Magazine readers have voted on their favourites to win the pro categories of the 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals this weekend at Willowbank Raceway.

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With the 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals coming up, we thought we'd take a look at the 40th anniversary event from 2007 at Willowbank Raceway.

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Leading turbo and electronic injection tuner Terry Seng is teaming up with Wild Bunch and Top Doorslammer legend Les Winter to put a new spin on an old classic.

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Drag News Magazine sharp shooter Joe Maday has delivered his best shots from the recent Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway.

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The 2017 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals are underway at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway. We've spent most of today so far touring the pits and checking out the amazing variety in the over 500 entries. 

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Do you think you can pick the winners for the 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals? Prove it and you could win a subscription to Drag News Magazine.

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On the eve of round 4 of the Atura NSW Championship Series at Sydney Dragway, Madman Productions has put together a killer video clip from an earlier round of the Sydney Dragway series.

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Rod Oberg got to see his dream realised at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday when he took to the track in his new Supercharged Outlaws Funny Car. But the debut almost turned to disaster.

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Australian Professional Drag Racing (APDR) have signed an agreement with the “Nitro Up North” event to expand the 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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Drag racing fans were treated to a mix of quick times and mechanical gremlins as Top End drivers continued their shakedown to the 2017 Top End season.

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Three months is a long time in drag racing and for MacLean Motorsports it is time to play catch up with the fields of Pro Slammer and Pro Alcohol.

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With the difficulties of distance for Queensland racers to run the ANDRA Summit Sportsman Series, ANDRA has developed the 2017 Queensland Drag Racing Championship Series.

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There has been plenty of news in the political arena for Australian drag racing over the past few days and much of it has been a little confusing, so I'm going to try and clear it up into simple terms.

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Kelly Bettes started her licensing procedure in the Lamattina Top Fuel Racing dragster last weekend at Sydney Dragway ambitiously hoping to make the Winternationals. Unfortunately mechanical gremilins have hindered that plan, but Bettes proved a natural behind the wheel.

Australian nitro Harley rider Benny Stevens is set to compete in the NHRA at Bristol's Thunder Valley Raceway in June.

There’s an early leader in the race for entries at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22 – and it’s the crowd pleasing Top Doorslammers!

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Drag News Magazine #21 feature car [JUNII] owned and steered by Robert Marjan out of Croyden Racing Developments has smashed the Street GT-R World Record at Sydney Dragway again.

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The Atura Blacktown NSW Championship Series at Sydney Dragway has reached its fourth round before going into a Winter break. Despite the ultimate in weather conditions, racing was adversely effected due to a high number of oil downs.

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Designing and manufacturing jewellery by day and tinkering with his supercharged V8 Pro Slammer at night, life is a balancing act for Wallace Bishop Jewellers CEO Stuart Bishop as he prepares for this year’s 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

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Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder was a performance powerhouse, with an amazing amount of record times. There were some gun photographers on the scene and we'd like to present their best work from the event.

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Four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan is ready to take the win this weekend at the 50th Winternationals.

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Only weeks remain until the biggest show in Australian drag racing and with the event held on their home turf and with the backing of their own naming rights partner, it is no surprise that the Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing is pulling out all the stops in their preparation.

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Four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan couldn’t wipe the smile from his face at Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder when he broke his PB, running a 4.56 at 329mph.

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On a record breaking weekend for Pro Slammers in Australia, John Zappia has shown he is still the king of performance in the Fuchs Monaro.

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The CEO of ANDRA has recommended a new structure which the Board has approved.

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As the second season of the 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series draws closer to its conclusion at the Gulf Western Oil 50th Winternationals, it has achieved yet another considerable milestone to add to its already successful tally.

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Drag News Magazine #25 is now available, with the theme for this month's issue being 'unique'.

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Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle team have continued to dominate the 400 Thunder Championship, racking up yet another race final appearance last weekend at Sydney Dragway.