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Local father and son team Laurie and Garth Fitzgerald will be just two racers of many expected to front up this weekend at Ironbark Raceway.

 

Thirteen time National Top Alcohol Champion Gary Phillips has all but cemented his fourteenth championship at Sydney Dragway’s Nitro Champs in the Lucas Oils Chev Monte Carlo.

Race day has wrapped up at Sydney Dragway in a high adrenaline day where the ANDRA Pro Series really hit its straps and the sportsman drivers and riders provided a fitting performance alongside.

Perth-based Chartered Accountant, Robin Judd, will be looking to build on his Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Pro Series Top Doorslammer championship lead at this weekend’s (Friday to Sunday, April 30-May 2) seventh annual Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek. 

As from today, Pro Street racers Simon Kryger, Johnny Wilson, and John Habib have purchased the A.P.S.A from founder Anthony Di Fabio.

The team is back home from their penultimate round at Sydney Dragway, ready to defend their championship title to the end.

 

The Stuart Bishop Racing team has pulled together to run a five second pass in the first eliminator today to make it to the Top Doorslammer semi-finals at Sydney’s Nitro Champs.

 

Perth-based Allan Dobson will be looking to win his second Nitro Champs title when the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Pro Series Top Fuel championship returns to Sydney Dragway (SD), Eastern Creek, this weekend, Friday to Sunday, April 30-May 1.  

Willowbank Raceway has released the draft schedule for the upcoming Winternationals.

The calendar for the 2010/2011 ANDRA Championship Drag Racing season, incorporating the ANDRA Pro Series and the Rocket Allstars Racing Series has been announced.

Day two of qualifying for the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway provided thrills in copious amounts as the ANDRA Pro Series completed qualifying rounds and the Rocket Allstars Racing Series began eliminations.

Top Fuel rookie, Mark Mariani, will be looking for his first Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Pro Series Top Fuel championship event win when the seventh annual Nitro Champs is staged at Sydney Dragway (SD), Eastern Creek, this weekend, Friday to Sunday, April 30-May 2. 

After setting their quickest pass of the season so far during qualifying for the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway Darren Morgan Racing (DMR) entered Eliminations among the favourites for the title but it wasn’t to be as the AEG Dragster was knocked out in the Semi Finals by eventual winner Mark Mariani.

WA racer Craig Head is moving along in rebuilding his Supercharged Outlaws altered after a crash in testing a few months ago.

Stuart Bishop and his Diamond Doorslammer will face off against Sean Mifsud in round one of eliminations for Sydney’s Nitro Champs tomorrow after saving the best til last in qualifying this evening.

Sydney Dragway Managing Director, Tony Beuk, has announced changes to the Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel Tribute following the rained-out Summernationals event at SD in February.  

The lights are set to drop and the fun begins at the JSM John Sorensen Memorial on Friday 14 May at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.  The third event in the Beat the Heat Off Street Series is sure to pull a hungry crowd.

In what was a hectic six week lead-up to Sydney Dragway’s flagship event, the Fabietti piloted and powered Holden Trade Club Monaro took on and took out the country’s best ANDRA Top Doorslammer racers at the Nitro Champs.

A cold night at Sydney Dragway led to an early finish of day one qualifying with conditions deemed unsafe to complete Top Fuel which was the only remaining bracket.

Another Funny Car-related rumour for you all.

With Australia's biggest drag racing event - the Winternationals - coming up, Drag News Australia is excited to have Willowbank Raceway aboard as a new sponsor.

 

SFI advised the racing community that Impact Racing suits bearing 3.2A/5 certifications "made prior to 2009 have been constructed with non-compliant materials that, in SFI's judgment, pose a safety risk to users of those suits.

Shane Tucker has a new sponsor aboard for a multi-year deal with his Pro Stock team, starting from this weekend's Nitro Champs event in Sydney.

 

Drag News Australia is proud to have Pro 9 and JL Racecars aboard as launch sponsors.

The desire to go nitro racing is one many drag racers have, but there is more to nitro than ANDRA Pro Series Top Fuel.

The quarter mile cross-country race for $20,000 has a new front runner in defending ANDRA Top Doorslammer champion, John Zappia.

We spotted this picture on Ben Bray's Facebook page of a very nice looking piece of metal.

You're probably thinking here's another news website, regurgitating press releases and pretty much imitating whatever goes on to the ANDRA site. With all due respect, we hope to change that.

 As required by the ANDRA Constitution, “half elections” are held annually in each Division for Delegate positions on the six Divisional Councils. At the same time each year, elections are conducted for three of the six Division Director positions. In 2010, this occurred formally in South Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. In Northern Australia, a Division Director election was necessary with the resignation of David Barrett in 2009.

Second generation ANDRA Top Fuel sensation, Mark Mariani’s shock win at the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway has left him the surprise favourite for the $25,000 payday.

There is already action on the track for the Nitro Champs.

Darren MorganLast weekend Victorian Darren Morgan emerged from the ENZED Australian Top Fuel Championship at Willowbank raceway with a semi final performance after the AEG Powertools dragster was knocked out of eliminations by the fastest run of the year so far.

All the action from the recent Top Doorslammer event at Mildura's Sunset stip, will tear up your TV screen this Sunday from 1pm

 

During April statements have been released by both the SFI Foundation and Impact Racing Products.

 

John Zappia and his Zappia Racing Team are in Sydney for the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway this weekend, and is dangerously lurking in second place in the ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer Championship.

This nostalgia-style Funny Car was spotted at the Westernationals, first lurking up in the Speedway area but then moved to the pits in the dark of night. Rumour was that it was destined for somewhere outside of the Perth Motorplex however.


An untidy first round exit at the Sydney Nitro Champs wasn’t enough to wipe the smile off the face of Iluka’s Maurice Brennan.

The 2010 Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway will go down as one of the greatest ANDRA Drag Racing events ever, and certainly one of the very best in the several year history of the Eastern Creek located venue.

 

Stuart Bishop is hoping to steer his Diamond Doorslammer up the Top Doorslammer points ladder at the Sydney Dragway’s Nitro Champs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Enzed Top Fuel Championships at Willowbank Raceway this weekend have seen a change in leadership for the championship in Top Fuel, with Martin Stamatis coming out five points ahead of defending champ Phil Lamattina.

The Castrol EDGE Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway (June 10-13) are shaping up as a ANDRA Pro Series barn-burner after Sydney’s penultimate championship round at the weekend saw a number of the title fights set to come right down to the wire.

Once again the strength of the ANDRA Pro Series Television package is demonstrated with last Friday Night's Top Fuel showcase from the recent Enzed Top Fuel Championships - being the number one show - on ONE HD for the day.

The Nitro Champs has always been a rock solid and exciting ANDRA Drag Racing event on the Sydney Dragway landscape and the 2010 edition this Friday, Saturday and Sunday shapes as no different! With 77 ANDRA Pro Series entries and 333 racers across all the categories, this event is one you simply cannot miss.

Qualifying in the ENZED Top Fuel Championships at Willowbank Raceway has ensured that race day Sunday will be a sizzler for the fans with championship battles heating up across Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Morgan and Wacker Pro Stock Bike.

Sydney Australia's largest city, was host to some of the most exciting ANDRA Pro Series Top Doorslammer drag racing last weekend at the Nitro Championships and John Zappia managed to knock out Championship leader Judd, and go on to the finals with Maurice Fabietti. The championship race has now hotted up with one round to go.

 

On the eve of the 2010 Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway, the conclusion of the McDonald’s Rising Star competition was completed for 5 lucky young competition winners.

The Nitro Champs marks the penultimate round of every ANDRA championship, from Pro Series Top Fuel to Rocket Allstars Racing Series Junior Dragster with racers keen to get the most from the event.

Qualifying in the ENZED Top Fuel Championships at Willowbank Raceway has ensured that race day Sunday will be a sizzler for the fans with championship battles heating up across Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Morgan and Wacker Pro Stock Bike.