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Top Fuel pilot Peter Xiberras had his challenge for the 400 Thunder Top Fuel Title well and truly underway at Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder on the weekend, reducing the gap between he and title leader Damien Harris with a round one victory, before a round two incident saw Xiberras hit the wall in his PremiAir Racing dragster.

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For most drag racers it’s usually a mad thrash to get ready for a major event. It can be stressful with long days and nights, however in the case of Bruce Read, less than one week out, the Jim Read Racing crew chief was sitting on his lounge relaxing and watching AFL on the TV.


Drag Racing is a sport that has a start and a finish. The aim is to cover the distance in the quickest time possible and cross the line ahead of your opponent. For Brisbane drag racer Chris Matheson he is well aware of the challenges 1320 feet [400 metres] can throw at you.

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Following a dominating performance in Super Stock across the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, Jim Ioannidis and his MRX Racing Commodore claimed the Australian Title for the bracket last month.

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Top Fuel rookie Kelly Bettes has taken the lead of the 400 Thunder championship after a win in a historic final at Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway.

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Californian speedster Ashley Sanford will re-join her Rapisarda Autosport International team mates Wayne Newby and Damien Harris for the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway on May 4-5.


One of Australia's most well known doorslammers is coming back to the track soon in the hands of new owners. 

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The mental focus required to compete at the top level of drag racing is like no other, with intense moments lasting just seconds after hundreds of hours of preparation. For Victoria's Darren Di Filippo, that is par for the course.

Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder kicks off today at Sydney Dragway and Australian drag racing fans have given their opinions on who the winners will be.


Team Bray Racing will soon be on its way to Sydney Dragway, ready for this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event.

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2018 Hidden Valley Drag Racing season kicked off on last weekend with the annual test and tune/street meeting combination.


The world's fastest chaplain will be praying for some good results and safe racing at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday night, April 14 for Jet Car Thunder.

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The normal open test and tune prior to the Nitro Thunder event was a private track hire affair this year with limited numbers, but packed in plenty of action.

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New South Wales ANDRA volunteer Aaron Brookes has been announced as the Gallagher Volunteer of the Year for the 2017/2018 season.

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Round three of the Atura Blacktown NSW Championship Series was a little wind blown - well a lot. But the racers and officials persisted in what was a long day for the well deserved winners.

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Workshop Wars presented by Gulf Western is a new initiative from Sydney Dragway which spices up their Race 4 Real street meets with some of Sydney's quickest street cars going head to head. 

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The 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series will welcome a familiar face in a not so familiar class back to competition this weekend, as Emilio Spinozzi makes his Pro Slammer debut in the Speedmaster Chevelle.


No stone has been left unturned by John Zappia and his team of Pro Slammer professionals ahead of the second last round of the 400 Thunder Drag Racing Series at Sydney Dragway this weekend, May 4-5.

There are plenty of unique builds going on in this issue of Drag News Magazine! We check out Russell Mills' one of a kind Funster - hear from Russell on why he took a different road to almost everyone else in the world and why it is working.

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The Sainty family and friends participated in the Penrith Relay for Life on the weekend, walking in memory of Stan while raising money for cancer research through the charity.

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The local Sydney Super Sedan track championship is arguably the toughest in the country with big fields at every round, and often heading the pack is NSW countrysider Michael Little with his unmissable yellow LJ Torana.

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Joe Kurtovic is preparing to unleash an old school cool front engine dragster on to the strip in Sydney soon, with a unique powerplant up front.

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Willowbank Raceway was a hive of activity across the weekend as Jet Car Thunder delivered another adrenaline-fueled night to motorsport fans on Saturday while Street Machine Magazine brought their Drag Challenge Weekend to play as well.

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More than 100 racers headed to Roma’s Ironbark Raceway at the weekend for round one of the 2018 Summit Racing Queensland Championships.

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At the recent ANDRA Grand Finals, Steve Norman not only took out the SuperComp victory for the final round of the 17/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, but also the Crow Cams Best Engineered Award.

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Two words can summarise Phil Penny's Honda S600 - genre-defying. The body shouts nostalgia, but the turbo poking out of the bonnet argues an outlaw of some description. Between the chassis rails the Toyota 2JZ motor is all sport compact, but on the tyres it's a 10.5. The conflict is just how Penny likes it.

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When it came time to be presented with his Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title last month, larrikin Super Sedan racer Peter Tzokas celebrated by landing a big kiss on the face of ANDRA General Manager Brett Stevens.

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In his final year racing in the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket, 17-year-old Bradley Bishop was able to secure the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian title.

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It may have been over a month since he took out the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the DENSO Super Street bracket, but South Australian Harry Harris is still buzzing.


Think you're a drag racing Nostradamus? Test your skills and see if you can pick the winners for Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder which takes place this weekend at Sydney Dragway.


The ANDRA Grand Finals and Southern Thunder combined for a dusty and trying event at Adelaide International Raceway last month.

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The 96fm Powerpalooza at Perth Motorplex on April 7, 2018 combined drag racing, speedway and burnouts into an entertainment spectacle for West Australian motorsport audiences.


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A dark horse in the unfolding 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship, Top Fuel racer Peter Xiberras is ready to make his play for the title at the upcoming Gulf Western Oil Nitro Champs (May 4 and 5).

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Street Machine Magazine is running Drag Challenge Weekend in Queensland right now, taking in Willowbank Raceway and Warwick Dragway.


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series made its first visit to Steel City Raceway in Whyalla, South Australia and the 4000 horsepower nitro coupes put on an amazing show for the packed venue.

Sydney’s Adam Layton has been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the 2018 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on May 4-5.


When Scott Constable gave his his turbo Torana some boost he expected to see quick times - not the sky!


Australia's 'Queen of Speed' Rachelle Splatt is ready to make her Jet Dragster competition debut at Willowbank Raceway for this tonight's Jet Car Thunder, and while the speeds might be similar, there is much to learn again for the drag racing veteran.


The two Australian Nitro Funny Car teams competing at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals in Las Vegas have unfortunately missed out on the race day fields despite some strong efforts.

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A healthy crowd came out to Hidden Valley Drag Strip in near perfect weather to witness the opening round of the 2018 Track Championship season.


Sydney Modified racer Brendon Luke recently revealed first pictures of his bad-to-the-bone Procharged Mopar altered.

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Matt Czerny took out the Australian Title for the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Modified bracket in late March, and weeks’ later the Victorian racer is still on cloud nine.


Shane Tucker was a champion racer in Junior Dragster and had aspirations to follow his father's footsteps in Pro Stock, only bigger. Leads presented themselves in the USA, where Shane could pursue his childhood dream of becoming an NHRA drag racer. He had talent as a driver, marketable looks and the curiosity factor of being Australian.

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While other sports hurry to establish professional women's leagues and ensure gender equity, there is one professional sport where men and women compete alongside one another in an equal environment – Top Fuel drag racing.

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When he claimed the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the Competition bracket last month, Craig Geddes also made history.

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Titan Motorsports, one of the biggest names in sport compact drag racing, are locked in and ready to head to the Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree this August to take on the best Australia has to offer.


The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce the trial of an ‘event licence’.