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Gulf Western Oil has confirmed their commitment to Drag Racing by expanding their commitment to both Sydney Dragway and 400 Thunder in becoming the Naming Rights Partner of the Nitro Thunder. 

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Scott MacLean reached his first ever Top Doorslammer final at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, running his personal best time on the way.


New York based Dom Laganascored his maiden win for Rapisarda Autosport International after defeating Darren Morgan in the final of Top Fuel at the 51st ANDRA Australian Nationals at Calder Park Raceway.

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Ex-pat Australian Funny Car team owners Robert and Lisa Schwab have once again enlisted the steady hand of veteran driver Phil Burkart Jr. to pilot their Dodge Charger R/T for the season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals and a handful of other national events on the 2017 schedule.

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It would appear that the 46th annual Westernationals has the potential to become one of the greatest Top Doorslammer showdowns ever. The numbers being thrown around are definitely close to the 20-car count battling it out for eight positions. Now that’s got to be exciting for the fans.

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While a much awaited race between nitro Harley pacesetters Mark Drew and Damian Muscat did not eventuate in Perth on the weekend, fans may yet get to see Australia's two quickest v-twins clash at the Westernationals.


A strong and enthusiastic crowd turned out at Calder Park Raceway at the weekend to cheer on the Gulf Western Oil Team Bray outfit and their competitors for the Australian Nationals event.

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19 times Australian and reigning champion, Gary Phillips has taken over the points lead of the 400 Thunder Pro Alcohol Championship after winning last weekend's Santos Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway in his Lucas Oils Funny Car.

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Australia is soon to have another nitro bike in its ranks with the reveal of John Zahra's new Kawasaki.

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John Zappia is continuing his charge towards a tenth ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship on the back of a challenging but rewarding Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex.


Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo team have won two from two Top Fuel Bike championship rounds at Sydney Dragway - the latest at the 400 Thunder Santo’s Summer Thunder.


Fresh from an all-Bray final, the Gulf Western Oil-sponsored Team Bray will now head to Calder Park Raceway for this weekend’s 51st ANDRA Australian Nationals (January 28-29).

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We have all seen the spectacular accident involving Top Fuel racer Peter Xiberras at the Santo's Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway - but not from these angles.


Watch In Pit Lane's interview with ANDRA CEO Grant Goodall, as they discuss ANDRA's view on the current drag racing climate, the split, and what moves are in place to resolve the situation.

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John Zappia silenced critics in a dramatic way during the Australian Nationals, driving by the seat of his pants in the semi finals to dismiss accusations of traction control from another team.


NHRA Pro Mod is going from strength to strength competition wise, but it didn't come without some dramatic moments. Check this out.


The Spooky Fiat Topolino set the social media world alight last Friday night while making its on track debut at Sydney Dragway. Now the Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rod team has announced the gold Fiat will be making the trip New Zealand for the World Fuel Altered Challenge on April 1 at Meremere Dragway.

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It may have taken them 38 years, but Aussie drag racing legend Graeme Cooper and his famous “Bricklayer” Holden station wagon have finally won the Australian Nationals.

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WA Supercharged Outlaws racer Jon Ferguson will have his 55 Chev 'Matilda' at Perth Motorplex this weekend after a short break from racing.

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Darren Morgan Racing claimed victory on Saturday winning Santo’s Summer Thunder in Sydney. The four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion took wins over American driver Dom Lagana, Mark Mariani and Wayne Newby in a three round format with a total of nine cars competing.

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Did you miss the Australian Nationals at Calder Park on TV? Don't worry because you can catch up on the show right here!

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After the epic final Top Doorslammer qualifier on Friday, today was all about going rounds. And rounds it was for the current ANDRA Champ John Zappia, fighting off some strong performances from the other teams.

When it comes to Nitro Harley racing in Australia, WA's Mark Drew is the man to beat. There is only one other rider to go within a few thousandths of a second of Drew's national record and that is Queensland's Damian Muscat.

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The Thomas 4 Parts Racing rail has evolved, growing another turbocharger on top of the existing two for the 2.2 litre Ecotec motor.


Drag News Magazine 23 continues our reputation for delivering the finest drag racing magazine yet seen in Australia.

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For the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, all the racers had two qualifying each day, giving them plenty of opportunity to improve, especially since Saturday was cooler after Friday’s heat.

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The MacLean Motorsport operation has arrived in Perth for the second outing of the brand new super team.


Team Bray promised a show at Sydney Dragway’s Santo’s Summer Thunder event, and they did not disappoint – putting on a Bray v Bray final in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

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All venues hosting 400 Thunder championship rounds will have the Electrimotion Safety Shut Off system installed following a safety update from the IHRA Australia.

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The Goldenstates event name returned to Western Australia in 2017, with the 42nd running of the event seeing some awesome performances from the Top Doorslammers and plenty of tough times in the sportsman ranks too.

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Australian Pro Stock veteran Lee Bektash has announced he will be 'taking a break' from the sport come the Winternationals.


Rapisarda Autosport International will be seeking redemption at the ANDRA Australian Nationals at Calder Park Raceway this weekend after finishing second, third and fifth at the Santo's Summer Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway. 


The latest Graeme Cowin fuel altered creation came to life last last week with the on track debut of "Spooky" at Sydney Dragway.

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Doorslammer racer Owen Ducker was busy on the phone camera, check out some of the action from night one of the Goldenstates.

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Round 7 of the Summit Racing Equipment Series certainly delivered with some record setting racing at the 51st Australian Nationals.

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The return of Victor Bray to Sydney Dragway ushered in one of the most spectacular days of racing ever seen in Australia, at the Santo’s Summer Thunder. The one day, three trund format where all cars return to race with no eliminations proved to be a winner with the tough Sydney crowd, attracting a huge attendance for the one day event.


Leading Australian drag racing team, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing has signed NHRA star Richie Crampton to drive the Fuchs Lubricants dragster at the Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on 5 – 7 May.

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Yep while some watched Danny Green and Anthony Mundine bang each other in the head over 10 rounds, ANDRA Championship drag racing returned to Perth Motorplex with a bang of it’s own. The Goldenstates was back and with championship rounds for Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle. Anticipation was high to see who could run the numbers and who would win in conditions that were best described as hot and sticky.


If you thought it was hot at the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals on Saturday, then Sunday's Group 1 action sizzled!

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It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of ANDRA drag racer Chris Stewart.

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The beautiful seaside South Coast Raceway at Portland in Victoria has been host to the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars for several years and the 2017 event is shaping up to be the best yet, with a special feature – a father vs son shootout!

Ten new records were reset following the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals at Calder Park on January 28-29

Grant and Debbie O'Rourke have arrived in Perth ahead of this weekend's Goldenstates event at Perth Motorplex ready to tackle the Top Doorslammer bracket.

Current ANDRA Top Sportsman champion Jason Stares is back on the mend following a horrific accident. Stares was working at home on a boat when it rolled over him and pinned him to the ground.

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The hot conditions at the ANDRA Goldenstates made it difficult for the naturally aspirated cars to run quick, but that still didn’t stop five records broken by the close of the event.


Four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan has ended January on a high, standing in the winner’s circle two weekends in a row.

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Day one of the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals launched with blue skies and big smiles all around. Melbourne really turned it on weather wise and the racers turned it on for the healthy crowd.

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Factory involvement has always been crucial to Pro Stock in the US, but in Australia participation from the corporates lagged behind. That was until Lee Bektash came on to the scene with Mopar, developing a partnership that is now close to a decade old and has ensured Pro Stock remains a three way war between Ford, Chev and Dodge.