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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.

North Queensland Pro Stock racer John Barbagallo has had a major accident at Willowbank Raceway in testing.

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.

Our source from the Motorplex says there could be an entry list of 22 Top Doorslammers for the Goldenstates next weekend.

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.

Two of Australia's premier Top Fuel drivers turned on a great show at Perth Motorplex as round two of the state championship took place. *updated with videos*

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.

Perth drag racer, Robin Judd, is looking to win back-to-back Top Doorslammer events at this weekend’s 39th annual Goldenstates Title at the Perth Motorplex.

The Sydney Dragway Track Championship Series (TCS) has reached the midpoint with the running of round four in oppressive heat and humidity.

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.

Willowbank Raceway and the Queensland Autospectacular are proud to welcome Shannons Insurance onboard as naming rights sponsor for the April 10, 2011 event, as plans continue to grow for the all-new spectacular at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility.

The Cowin name has again made Australian drag racing history as Andrew recorded the first five second nitro nostalgia pass on Australian soil at Sydney Dragway.

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.

Families looking for holiday fun need look no further than Willowbank Raceway this January, with two big events set to hit the Ipswich drag strip in the New Year.

Perth Motorplex is hosting round two of the state championship and a Top Fuel match race between Darren Morgan and Phil Lamattina today. Drag News' Luke Nieuwhof will update on some of the highlights as they happen.

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.

How hot did it get for Lindsay Catalano in qualifying for Supercharged Outlaws at Perth Motorplex? Watch the video and find out.

Today the Drag News photographers will be providing some live updates from trackside at Calder Park's Spring Horsepower Challenge.

 

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.

Which Drag News Australia photographer was crowned 4 cylinder queen at today's Mopar rumble?

George Rehayem driving the PAC Performance 20B powered Mazda 6 blew away the teams own Rotary world record last night at Sydney Dragway’s Full Throttle Friday event.

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.

The recent visit of Australia’s Mark Mariani to the North American NHRA drag racing scene was pretty much a perfect fit.  While the U.S. economy continues its struggle forward towards a recovery, and NHRA drag racing overall wanes as a direct consequence, the fresh presence and enthusiasm brought in by some new international drag racers, including Mariani, may be exactly the injection that the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series has been looking for.

The race is on for a small milestone in drag racing: being the first AA/Altered Production classed car to run a 5sec. pass.

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.

Current Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia has presented Craig Pedley’s “Crusher” Pro Comp Monaro for local racing at the Perth Motorplex in the team’s lead up to Round 2 of the ANDRA Pro Series Championship at the Goldenstates.

One of Western Australia's fastest families will be competing en mass at Perth Motorplex on Saturday, with four Adamos family members taking to the quarter mile drag strip.

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.

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing is back on track after wining two out of three races against Darren Morgan Racing at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 20th November.

This Saturday night the Western Australian drag racing fans will get a dose of nitro action as the AEG Powertools, Darren Morgan Racing (DMR) Top Fuel Dragster rolls into Perth for the ‘Morgan v Lamattina’ Top Fuel Match Race. The event will be conducted at the very fast Perth Motorplex on Saturday November 20th 2010, with the race including three passes that will be staged at regular intervals throughout the evening.

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.

Street Sedan racers are now able to get in on the action at this weekend’s Super Sportsman event, with Willowbank Raceway management opening up the event to the popular bracket.

Darwin residents, Matt Abel and Scott McLean, are making the long trek from the top to the bottom of Australia to compete in the Spring HorsePower Challenge at Calder Park this Saturday (November 20).