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Day one of the Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals produced some record-breaking performances in both the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.


Jason Hedges Racing (JHR) are teaming up with Australian Pro Stock exports and current NHRA Pro Stock Team RTR Rob Tucker Racing for the upcoming Santo’s Super Thunder Event at Willowbank Raceway on April 14.


You could say that Supercharged Outlaw racer Rodger Weste is feeling like a bull at the gate having been ready to go in his new racecar since last October.

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Mark Allan Racing and KPM Performance Engines - a new company that can provide innovative engine programs for any budget - have been announced as a new partner and supporter to the race team. 

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WA's Jodi Racco is forming part of the four car Pro Stock field this weekend at Adelaide International Raceway for the ANDRA Grand Finals with his beautiful Holden Monaro.

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Bragging rights around the family dining room table will be on the line when Rapisarda Autosport International tuner duo, Santino and Santo Rapisarda Jnr, match race each other at the ANDRA Championship Grand Final at Adelaide International Raceway on March 31 and April 1.

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Perth’s Alan Mahnkoph recently had a very successful outing at the 46th Westernationals picking up a win in the Supercharged Outlaws category, and his first gold ANDRA trophy.

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NSW Top Doorslammer/Pro Slammer racer Brett Gillespie is about to make a return to racing with this rebuilt 1934 Chev.

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Two Western Australian riders headed to the AIR Grand Finals hopeful of securing a bag of points for a Competition Bike championship, but low numbers unfortunately prevented the running of the field.


RaceMAX Direct were proud to be associated with Tony Wilson Racing and their return to competition in the Modified dial your own bracket.

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Peter Xiberras has wasted no time in replacing the PremiAir Racing Top Fuel Dragster that was destroyed in a fiery crash at the Santo's Summer Thunder event in Sydney.

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Sydney traffic just got a little more bearable. Industry leader in civil and geo-tech engineering, Moits, has paired with Sydney Dragway in an initiative designed to showcase drag racing to a whole new audience. 

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Australia’s quickest man on two wheels has been quietly working behind the scenes with his team to perfect his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle.


The first ever father-daughter combination in Australian Nitro Funny Cars begun in January at Perth Motorplex, with Emma Begley continuing her licensing at the event in Groove'n as father Anthony watched on closely, while also taking on driving duties in LA Hooker.

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Despite the extreme heat at the 46th running of the Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on March 4-5, six new Group 2 records were broken.

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The Perth Motorplex round of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars had the massive crowd entertained from the moment they walked in the gate, Well now its coming to your TV screens at 1pm this Saturday 4th march on 7mate.


A cackle, a vision of front wheels dancing in the air, a driver exposed in his nitro chariot and fighting a butterfly steering wheel, fumes stinging the eyes and the ground shaking. Drag racing dreams are made of these - and fulfilled by the fuel altered.

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17 time Nationals winner Jim Read has been inducted in to the CAMS Australian Motorsport Hall Of Fame in a ceremony over the weekend.

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Steve Aldridge and the Crown Security Top Doorslammer team have been showing potential beyond the capacity of their 20-year old '55 Chev-bodied Murray Anderson chassis.

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John Zappia might have emerged as the winner of the Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex several weeks ago but it came at a cost with bent rods on two separate runs and a close challenge from Scott MacLean.

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Ex-pat Australian Mathew Leonard will be driving the NitroRat altered in Competition Eliminator this weekend in Las Vegas as part of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.


Rob Taylor hit the track with his C7 Corvette doorslammer on the weekend at Sydney Dragway.

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John Zappia claimed an unprecedented tenth ANDRA Top Doorslammer Series title with his Fuchs Holden Monaro on Sunday at Perth Motorplex's Westernationals, adding to his record of dominance in one of Australian drag racing's most competitive categories - and winning the Westernationals on his home turf was an added bonus.

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Despite suffering catastrophic engine damage during their last trip to Perth, the O’Rourke Motorsport outfit is ready and rearing to go in their pursuit for back-to-back event wins at this weekend’s Westernationals (Perth Motorplex, March 4-5).

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Cyclone Debbie has battered the hell out of Mackay's Palmyra Dragway with the venue literally submerged in flood waters.

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The Atura Blacktown NSW Championship Series returns to Sydney Dragway this weekend, with round 2 of the championship attracting a huge entry list.


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series has taken another enormous step as the entertainment-based tour now heading overseas with a visit to Meremere Dragway in New Zealand.

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With only two Group 1 events left on the Australian National Drag Racing Championship calendar, racers are moving into top gear as they seek to gain as many points as they can prior to the season finale - Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals – at Adelaide International Raceway on March 31st and April 1st.

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While Peter Xiberras is awaiting his new dragster to arrive from the U.S. following his Summer Thunder event crash, the team have been busy repairing another chassis to race in the mean time. 

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In great news for Swan Hill Dragway, Swan Hill Rural City Council has announced they are fully funding the required repairs the track surface needs to return to racing at the new regional Victorian venue.

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Team Bray Racing felt the heat at the weekend’s Westernationals (Perth, March 4-5) in more ways than one, but that hasn’t stopped them from feeling positive as they leave the venue to prepare for a busy month ahead.

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It’s a given that when you win something, you want to have another crack at it. Be it a scratch and win ticket, poker machine or winning a championship.

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Outlaw 10.5 has been a little quiet of late but that is soon to change with Paul Aitkenhead's awesome Holden Monaro being unveiled at ET Chassis and Race Cars in Queensland.

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Rob Taylor has taken the wrap off his striking new wrap for the Taylor's Motorsport C7 Corvette.

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As Willowbank Raceway prepares to celebrate the 50th running of the Winternationals (June 8-11, 2017), its management is pleased to announce the signing of Gulf Western Oil as the marquee event’s new naming rights sponsor.

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When Team Bray racer Ben Bray spends his birthday (March 2nd) flying to Perth, he will be flying over the heads of Team Bray members Andrew ‘Andy’ Gault and Bernie who will be driving TBR’s Gulf Western Oil Transporter across the Nullarbor in time for the Westernationals (Perth Motorplex: March 4-5).

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After a semi-final finish the at recent ANDRA Australian Nationals, Top Alcohol racer Jason Maggs will be heading to Adelaide International Raceway this weekend looking for continued racing success at the ANDRA Grand Finals.

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After rattling the cage with his breakthrough Super Stock win at the Westernationals, Allan Puglia has made noises of continuing his form at the ANDRA Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals in Adelaide.

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It was another hot and humid day that greeted racers and fans for day two of the 46th Westernationals, however the action on the track was even hotter with John Zappia taking home another Top Doorslammer victory and more ANDRA gold.

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Jason Hedges Racing (JHR) are teaming up with Australian Pro Stock exports and current NHRA Pro Stock Team RTR Rob Tucker Racing for the upcoming Santo’s Super Thunder Event at Willowbank Raceway (QLD) on April 14 (Easter Good Friday).

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When the Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing hits Adelaide International Raceway this Friday and Saturday (31 March – 1 April), they will do so in pursuit of putting Benny Bray on the podium in the ANDRA Top Doorslammer title fight.

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Round 10 of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series was to be the event for some racers to close the gap in their chase for a championship. The predicted forecast of rain and winds only added more pressure to the racers and the Steel City club. It hasn’t been a kind season for the club with Mother Nature causing plenty of migraines.

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When the news let it be known that the forecast over the weekend was for hot and humid temperatures in the high 30’s, it was game on. Saturday’s qualifying saw even the toughest racers struggle during the sessions where track temps reached around 120 degrees.

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This Friday evening it will be game on once again as grudge racers call out and dash for cash over the Sydney Dragway short track, all for bragging rights and the chance to win a bunch of cash.

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After a decade in the hard fought Australian Pro Stock scene veteran Lee Bektash recently announced he would be taking a break from the sport.

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It was a huge weekend for Sydney’s Frank Mamone, going through to the finals of a very tough Top Doorslammer at the 46th Westernationals.


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series has returned to the beautiful South Coast Raceway and the 4000 horsepower nitro coupes put on an amazing show for the Victorian fans, culminating in one of the closest final rounds in the series’ history.

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For the Top Alcohol category, the Westernationals will be their second opportunity to gain valuable points in the 2016/17 ANDRA Drag racing Series.