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The [STAUNCH] Modified Street Blown Torana with Simon Kryger subbing in the driver's seat set a new benchmark at Sydney Dragway in a private test session recently.

More than 130 racers hit Ipswich’s Willowbank Raceway at the weekend for round three of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

The calendar for the 2010/2011 season at Perth Motorplex has been released with every event of the season now to take place over two days.

The Winternationals began with both transporters leaving JRR headquarters on the Tuesday 8th June.

Grant Foster (aka Fozzy) and I drove up in one transporter and Andrew Johnstone (aka pin head) and one of our crew guys Mitch drove up in the B double.

News has come through that the Palmyra Pro Stock round has been cancelled, with official word from both the track and Pro Stock Owners Association.

Has there been a major management shake up at Sydney Dragway?

The tenth season of Drag Racing in Western Australia has barely finished but the secret squirrel preparations of racers for the next season are well and truly in action.

Drag Racing legend Gary Phillips and his Lucas Oil Products team has claimed their 14th Australian Top Alcohol Championship in the ANDRA Pro Series, making a total of 15 Australian titles in Gary’s illustrious career.

The Queensland-based Bailey Brothers Nitro Funny Car team saw new driver Anthony Begley make his first passes in their Camaro on the weekend.

The 2010 Farewell Special said goodbye to the original Hidden Valley Drag Strip with a bang on Saturday night as over 100 teams took to the track for the last time before major facility upgrades commence on the 5th July.

The finale of the 2010 Northern Territory drag racing season is set to play out at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday 3 July with entrants received in all competition drag racing classes.

The West Australian division secured the ANDRA Professional Racers Cup for the very first time since its inception in 1975.

The ANDRA 'Pro Cup' recognises the most successful ANDRA Division in the six ANDRA Pro Series categories contested at the Australian Nationals, the Summernationals and the season ending Winternationals.

One point is awarded for each elimination round win at those events.

Led by strong performances by Martin Stamatis (Top Fuel), John Zappia and Robin Judd (Top Doorslammer) the WA division secured its historic first ever win with a one point victory over the ultra strong South Queensland division who tied in second place with their arch rivals New South Wales.

ANDRA Professional Racers Cup   
Western Australia 37
South Queensland  36
New South Wales  36 
Victoria/Tasmania  26 
Northern Territory  17 
South Australia  11 

The WA Division will commence the defense of the ANDRA Pro Cup at the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway in September.

Sydney Dragway is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Treasure as the Venue and Events Manager for the Western Sydney based Drag Racing facility.

Shayne Homes of Cyanide Racing recently took out not only the 2010 Castrol Edge Winternationals, but the 2009-2010 ANDRA Competition Bike Championship on one of the smallest bikes in the field, his Suzuki GSXR600 D/SB.

The industry is a-buzz with the news that certain Top Doorslammer driver has updated his kit.

After three rounds, over six months, in three separate States, the Shannons Tri State Top Fuel Shootout winner has been crowned.  Perth’s Martin Stamatis in his Billview Dragster grabbed the title, along with a $25,000 cheque courtesy of Shannons Insurance.

A Western Australian racer has reportedly been invited to drive in the Pro Modified world championship being set up by American team owner Roger Burgess.

Pete “The Punisher” Cochrane ended his team’s season with a punishing win at the Winternationals.

Willowbank Raceway will host its first complete eighth mile race event on Saturday July 3, with the third round of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series set to hit the Ipswich facility.

After a staggering all conquering Round Win in Round 5 at the Sydney Nitro Champs inApril/May 2010, Matheson has wrapped up the Australian ANDRA Pro-Series Top Bike Championship, with a dominating performance at the Winternationals held on 10th – 13thJune, over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Its official, The first Top Sportsman Shootout will be held at Sydney Dragway over the weekend of July 31st and August 1st at the Nitro Funny Car/ Track Championship event.

Damian Hale MP, Senator Trish Crossin and Minister for Sport and Recreation Karl Hampton have today announced that McMahon Contractors have been awarded the tender for the Hidden Valley International Dragstrip upgrade, with construction scheduled to commence next week.

John Zappia was crowned 2009/2010 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion last weekend, after he successfully defended his back to back title by winning the final of the Castrol EDGE Winternationals against point’s leader Robin Judd, with a 5.817 @ 246.93 mph and reset the National Record with a blistering 5.805 @ 246.08 in his semi-final win against Ben Bray.

The Fuchs Lamattina Top Fuel Racing Team were not able to tap into the true potential of the car as was seen in last year's domination at the recent Castrol EDGE Winternationals.

Ray Treasure joins Sydney Dragway.

In a quick ownership change, the ex-Brett Stevens Racing Falcon purchased by the NT's Matt Abel is set to go to WA racer Marty Dack.

2009/2010 Champions Congratulations to all of the winners at the recent SCDRA presentation night.

Brisbane’s Kelly Corbett has walked away from this year’s Castrol EDGE Winternationals with a swag of wins including the prestigious John Storm Memorial Trophy.

We are saddened to report the passing of Queensland’s Milton Adey yesterday. Milton was South Queensland Division Director from the early seventies through to 1987, after racing for some years in a variety of cars – always Ford powered.

The Worlds Fastest Mazda 13B powered car is on it's way to the 20th Annual Jamboree from Puerto Rico.

Iluka’s Maurice Brennan will reflect on the 2009/10 Australian Drag Racing season as his best yet, officially carving a deep notch in motorsport history as the World’s Quickest Commodore.

The level of competition in Australian Drag Racing was graphically demonstrated last weekend at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway In a fantastic four days of racing 31 new ANDRA National Records were smashed in 21 classes.

For a non-championship class, Nitro Funny Cars still serve up their fair share of off-season madness and things have been no different with the class getting a massive stir over the last few months, particularly out West.

 National ANDRA Pro Series competitor Matt Abel is set to debut his newly acquired Ford BA Top Doorslammer at the 2010 Farewell Special at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday night.

“It’s fantastic to be running in Competition Bike” said team owner Dave Wolf. “Even better that we have the ongoing support of our long time sponsors Motul Products, RK Chains and Ferodo Brake Pads through Link International. We’ve been racing together for over 10 years and these products have never let us down”.

Australia’s new national Top Fuel Champion is Perth’s Martin Stamatis, who claimed the title last weekend at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway.

ANDRA Pro Series continues to deliver Australia’s Fastest Motorsport at full tilt as this weekend’s sees a continuation of coverage on ONE HD, as well as the first of FIVE dedicated shows on the TEN Network as well!

Thirty-nine year old Classic racer Jason Donnelly will be just one of an estimated 160 plus sportsman racers set to hit Willowbank Raceway this Saturday for round three of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

Alex Buxton made a successful debut in Competion Bike at the Winternationals by setting the AA/CBI mph national record.

Narre Warren North’s Nino Cavallo has completed a rare feat by winning a third straight Rocket All Stars ANDRA Australian Drag Racing.

Long time Super Gas racer and Melbourne businessman Neil Hendry took over the position of ANDRA Division Director in the Victorian/Tasmanian Division earlier this week, following the resignation of Gary Kropp who held the spot since 2007.

Perth-based Robin Judd has unfinished business after finishing runner-up in the Australian National Drag Racing Association Pro Series Top Doorslammer championship for the second season in a row.

New livery for the S&S Motorsports Team did not help Katherine Sichter qualify for what turned out to be Australia’s quickest ever Top Alcohol field at the Castrol Edge Winternationals.

In one of the closest season finishes for Top Fuel in 2010, Martin Stamatis has won the Australian Top Fuel Championship, and Phil Read has finished runner-up at this year’s season ending Winternationals held at Willowbank Raceway June 10-13.

At a recent private test day Pro FX front runner Joe Signorelli joined the Outlaw 10.5 movement.

A WA-based Nitro Funny Car team will have a new driver next season.


 If there was a New Zealand equivalent to Victor Bray, Chris Tynan would have to be it.

Junior drag racer Caleb Oberg has become the youngest ever Australian Drag Racing Champion at the Castrol Edge Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway. At 12 years and 2 months, the Ipswich East State School Year 7 student took the mantle of the sport’s youngest champion away from Kelly Corbett who was 13 years and 5 months when she won the Junior Dragster title back in 1998.