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Last night fifty-one year old Debbie Reed of Brendale suffered a high-speed crash during qualifying for the Top Alcohol category at Willowbank Raceway’s New Year Series (round one).

Drag racing fans will enjoy a late Christmas present with an action packed episode of SBS Speedweek covering the Slamfest 2 event at Calder Park Raceway in November set to be broadcast this Sunday December 26.

 

High-octane racing is what it will all be about at Willowbank Raceway this New Years, with round one of the New Year Series set to kick off on January 2 and 3.

Southcoast Raceway continued with round 2 of the 2010/2011 season despite a grim weather forecast that kept entrants down.

Robin Judd is hopeful a new partnership will help him regain the (Australian National Drag Racing Association) ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer championship lead at Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, on January 14-15. 

The Mildura Franchisee of well loved QSR brand – Hungry Jack’s – has signed on as naming rights partner of leading Top Fuel team Darren Morgan Racing.

After a marathon six days the new state of the art timing system for Hidden Valley Drag Strip is now installed. HVDRA's Jay Jukes and Clive Mainland spent most of the week shadowing Compulink's Bob Brockmeyer and Greg Barrett as they installed the new system.

"I have a new found respect for labourers after spending the last six days out in Darwin's heat" said HVDRA President Jay Jukes. "I must commend MacMahon on the extra help they provided to ensure the installation went to schedule, particularly Jeff Gardiner who was there every day helping with anything we asked."

The system includes a full suite of new timing sensors, a new starter tree featuring LED globes, wireless dialin boards and timeslip printers, as well as Australia'a largest green LED drag racing timing boards.

"We had a great turnout for the first training session on Tuesday night and it was an honour to learn all about the Compulink system from founding director Bob Brockmeyer."
"The new system includes a range of new additions that will enhance racing at Hidden Valley" said Jukes. "We will be spending the off season working through the new system and ways we can streamline the racing experience for spectators and competitors."
Features of the new Compulink timing system include;
• 1.5m high green LED display boards to show elapsed time, speed (in both kilometres and miles per hour), dialin and reaction time
• Remote mounted LED win lights 150m past the finish line so competitors know instantaneously if they won
• New LED wireless dialin boards
• New LED Christmas tree
• Wireless timeslip printers that will produce new format timeslips with all race information including both km/hr and mph as well as weather data
• Compulink Auto-Start - automates the starter sequence and prevents extended startline delays if an opponent does not stage at the startline
• Compulink Stagelock - ensures racers do not red light from a momentary roll back at the start line

Welcome to Drag News' live coverage of the ANDRA Pro Series from Perth Motorplex.

 Welcome to Drag News Australia's event coverage of the first round of the New Years Series at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway.

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing have moved forward again for season 2010, announcing that world class print technology company Roland DG have stepped on board as an associated sponsor.

Reigning Australian Champion John Zappia gained valuable points in the ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer Championship at the Goldenstates last weekend with a strong runner-up result in the Procomp Motorsport Monaro owned by Striker boss Craig Pedley.

Calder Park comes alive with the largest drag racing event in Victoria for a decade.

Heading into the Willowbank Pro Series round with just three points separating them from the series lead, team Newby are looking for some solid track performances this weekend.

Motor racing legend Bob Jane, today (Wednesday, December 22) unveiled Calder Park Raceway’s 2011 drag racing program. 

Maurice Brennan is licking his lips rather than his wounds as he now focuses on his next attempt at running ANDRA Pro Series Drag Racing in March next year.

Emerging as a crowd favourite in West Australian drag racing circles, Maurice Brennan will realise a decade long dream this weekend as the Boomeracing outfit step up to ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorlsammer.

Fresh from their United States drag racing excursion, Mark Mariani and the Rapisarda Racing Top Fuel team will be ones to watch this weekend as they seek to convert the lessons learned in the States into a New Year Series event win at Willowbank Raceway.

New Pro Stock team PRE/Goldfingers Racing is hoping that Round Two of Willowbank Raceway’s New Year Series will be the scene of their racing debut after ‘new car blues’ saw them fail to qualify for the season-opening Nationals in September.

Darren Morgan Racing has returned to Mildura following their appearance at the Show Us Ya Wheels car show in the Central Victorian town of Numurkah on Sunday.

The official Wednesday test and tune at Perth Motorplex saw a few teams getting in some testing ahead of the 39th annual Goldenstates this weekend.

The Jet Dragsters returned to Sydney Dragway for the first time in over 6 years, but the weather gods rained on their parade.

Speedflow Products Pty Ltd, Australia’s leader in production of performance hose fittings is pleased to announce the release of its comprehensive 2011 product catalogue.

Australian Top Fuel campaigner and former Pro Series champion Phil Read has become part of ONE HD's new promotional campaign “There’s a new player in town” .

The 2010 Annual General Meeting for HVDRA was held on Saturday night where the previous year was recapped and votes were cast for the 2011 management committee. Outgoing President, Clive Mainland chaired the meeting and was glowing in his President's report.

A blazing hot Boxing Day at Perth Motorplex saw four Nitro Funny Cars and about 200 sportsman racers turn up to compete.

 

The Boxing Day Nitro Funny Car event is coming up at Perth Motorplex in just a few days.

Greg Carter ran .373 seconds under the national record for SS/A with a 6.986 second pass at Perth Motorplex on Saturday.

Following Steven Greentree recent foray into drag racing with the ex Mick King Hearse, son Vaughan will also soon hit the track.

Forty years, 33 ‘Gold Christmas Trees’, 15 National Championships, countless records and a lot of hard work from the whole family – these are the elements that make up the remarkable career of Hillcrest professional drag racer Gary Phillips.

Robin Judd says startline tactics used against him at the Goldenstates event in Perth recently were 'controversial'.

In just three weeks the fire-throwing Top Fuelers will head to Willowbank Raceway for round one of the New Year Series on January 2 and 3, and leading the charge will be comeback kid Andrew Cowin and likeable larrikin Darren Morgan.

The organisers of the popular grass roots Day of the Drags meeting at Sydney Dragway have a new creation, Judgement Day.

Mark Mariani will start a journey this weekend (January 2-3) at Willowbank Raceway (Ipswich) that will see him race against the best Top Fuel drag racers in Australia and America over the next four months. 

To win a Nationals is the aspiration of many drag racers but to win two in a row is an elite feat not many will ever achieve.

The Stuart Bishop Racing crew have headed home disappointed after competing at the 39th Annual Goldenstates for round two of ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer at Perth Motorplex.

Three-times ANDRA Pro Series Top Fuel champion Phil Read will be upgrading to a new chassis in order to improve both his performances and safety, with first runs to be made this Friday, December 3 at Sydney Dragway.

More than 150 drag racers from around the country will ring in the New Year with high-octane action this Sunday and Monday at Willowbank Raceway for round one of the New Year Series.

Rodney Rehayem suffered a serious accident behind the wheel of the world record breaking PAC Performance RX3 at yesterday's Sydney Dragway Test and Tune.

After a career covering sports management, manufacturing and transport, Greg Humphreys has been appointed to the new ANDRA position of Deputy CEO/Business Manager.

Western Australian drag racing fans were treated to night of exciting nitro racing at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night. The AEG Powertools, Darren Morgan Racing Top Fuel Dragster combined with the Fuchs Top Fuel Dragster of Phil Lamattina for the ‘Morgan v Lamattina’ Top Fuel match race and put on an awesome display of Nitro racing.

Self-confessed ‘Nitro Funny Car Tragic’ Ron Atholwood will be making his comeback to the quarter-mile after a decade away for Willowbank Raceway’s New Year Series on January 14 and 15.

Mark Belleri may only be in his first full season of ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer drag racing, but he isn’t letting that get in the way of taking on the big guns.

So far the 2010/2011 ANDRA Pro Series has started just the way that the Jason Hedges Racing team had hoped, making the semi-finals of the opening event, the 2010 Fuchs Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway.

It’s time for another update on what's happening with the upgrades to Hidden Valley and we're not going to be disappointed.

Not really a rumour but a racer update. At last Saturday’s test and tune in Sydney the Saratoga ran 6.74 followed by a 6.71

 

On behalf of the members of the Pro Stock Owners Association (PSOA) we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members, fans and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

When 22 Top Doorslammers entered for the 39th annual Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex, everyone knew it would be an event packed with drama.

After a long, hard review of all the entries in the Name that Pad Competition, the name of Hidden Valley's brand new burnout arena was announced on Saturday night at the Annual General Meeting for Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association.