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Despite the extreme heat at the 46th running of the Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on March 4-5, six new Group 2 records were broken.

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The Perth Motorplex round of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars had the massive crowd entertained from the moment they walked in the gate, Well now its coming to your TV screens at 1pm this Saturday 4th march on 7mate.

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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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Steve Aldridge and the Crown Security Top Doorslammer team have been showing potential beyond the capacity of their 20-year old '55 Chev-bodied Murray Anderson chassis.

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John Zappia might have emerged as the winner of the Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex several weeks ago but it came at a cost with bent rods on two separate runs and a close challenge from Scott MacLean.


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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John Zappia claimed an unprecedented tenth ANDRA Top Doorslammer Series title with his Fuchs Holden Monaro on Sunday at Perth Motorplex's Westernationals, adding to his record of dominance in one of Australian drag racing's most competitive categories - and winning the Westernationals on his home turf was an added bonus.

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Despite suffering catastrophic engine damage during their last trip to Perth, the O’Rourke Motorsport outfit is ready and rearing to go in their pursuit for back-to-back event wins at this weekend’s Westernationals (Perth Motorplex, March 4-5).

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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.


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series has taken another enormous step as the entertainment-based tour now heading overseas with a visit to Meremere Dragway in New Zealand.

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With only two Group 1 events left on the Australian National Drag Racing Championship calendar, racers are moving into top gear as they seek to gain as many points as they can prior to the season finale - Summit Racing Equipment Drag Racing Grand Finals – at Adelaide International Raceway on March 31st and April 1st.


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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Team Bray Racing felt the heat at the weekend’s Westernationals (Perth, March 4-5) in more ways than one, but that hasn’t stopped them from feeling positive as they leave the venue to prepare for a busy month ahead.

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It’s a given that when you win something, you want to have another crack at it. Be it a scratch and win ticket, poker machine or winning a championship.

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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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As Willowbank Raceway prepares to celebrate the 50th running of the Winternationals (June 8-11, 2017), its management is pleased to announce the signing of Gulf Western Oil as the marquee event’s new naming rights sponsor.

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When Team Bray racer Ben Bray spends his birthday (March 2nd) flying to Perth, he will be flying over the heads of Team Bray members Andrew ‘Andy’ Gault and Bernie who will be driving TBR’s Gulf Western Oil Transporter across the Nullarbor in time for the Westernationals (Perth Motorplex: March 4-5).


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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It was another hot and humid day that greeted racers and fans for day two of the 46th Westernationals, however the action on the track was even hotter with John Zappia taking home another Top Doorslammer victory and more ANDRA gold.

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Jason Hedges Racing (JHR) are teaming up with Australian Pro Stock exports and current NHRA Pro Stock Team RTR Rob Tucker Racing for the upcoming Santo’s Super Thunder Event at Willowbank Raceway (QLD) on April 14 (Easter Good Friday).


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.

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When the news let it be known that the forecast over the weekend was for hot and humid temperatures in the high 30’s, it was game on. Saturday’s qualifying saw even the toughest racers struggle during the sessions where track temps reached around 120 degrees.

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This Friday evening it will be game on once again as grudge racers call out and dash for cash over the Sydney Dragway short track, all for bragging rights and the chance to win a bunch of cash.

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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


The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series has returned to the beautiful South Coast Raceway and the 4000 horsepower nitro coupes put on an amazing show for the Victorian fans, culminating in one of the closest final rounds in the series’ history.

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For the Top Alcohol category, the Westernationals will be their second opportunity to gain valuable points in the 2016/17 ANDRA Drag racing Series.

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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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Mark Allan Racing and KPM Performance Engines - a new company that can provide innovative engine programs for any budget - have been announced as a new partner and supporter to the race team. 


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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NSW Top Doorslammer/Pro Slammer racer Brett Gillespie is about to make a return to racing with this rebuilt 1934 Chev.

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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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Sydney traffic just got a little more bearable. Industry leader in civil and geo-tech engineering, Moits, has paired with Sydney Dragway in an initiative designed to showcase drag racing to a whole new audience. 

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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.