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This weekend is the 4th running of the Desert Nationals, and this year also marks Alice Springs Inland Dragway 10th year in operation.

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With the Brisbane Jamboree just over a month away we always see a few new rides appear in time for one of the biggest Sport Compact events in the world.

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Shane Tucker competed this weekend at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N but fell short in the first round of eliminations at Route 66 Raceway.

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Reigning 400 Thunder Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are making their final preparations for the Nitro Up North season opener in Darwin later this month.

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Victorian Matt Czerny was able to tick another wish off the bucket list following his recent appearance for the Nitro Up North event.

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O’Rourke Motorsport is on its way to Darwin for the fifth consecutive year, with this weekend’s Nitro Up North event to host OMS Pro Slammer at Hidden Valley Raceway across July 21 and 22.

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Encouraged by a strong finish in the 2016/17 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, South Australian Jason Arbery is ready to take his Chev-powered Ford Capri to the next level.

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It’s far from wet season in the Northern Territory, but one drag racer will be aiming to break a two decade drought when he competes at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.

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This weekend at the 4th running of the Desert Nationals, Victorian Wayne Talbot is looking to smash both ends of the ANDRA AA/MA national records out the park.

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Top Australian drag racers are arriving in Darwin ahead of Nitro Up North this Friday and Saturday at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.


Queensland drag racing is proving something of a leader when it comes to new generation drag racing categories, showing in several new marks set during Saturday's Queensland Drag Racing Championship at Willowbank Raceway.

Kerry Tremayne has reflected on the performances of his sons and the MEGA Racing Pro Stock team following a successful, but rollercoaster, season.

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Gina Bullians - the quickest Sport Compact female in the world - has a new ride.

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Team Bray Racing is on its way to the Northern Territory for this weekend’s Nitro Up North event to be held at Hidden Valley Raceway on July 21 and 22.


The high horsepower of turbo rotary engines often in small tyre, short wheelbase machines certainly can produce some wild moments for their drivers - as was the case for these guys at the last Sydney Dragway test and tune.


Top Doorslammer has proved to be one of the great success stories of Australian drag racing. Since its introduction in 1995 the bracket has attracted strong fields and a faithful following of fans.

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Australia is making its mark on the radial craze which is sweeping the drag racing world currently.

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The Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Racing Mustang made its on track debut yesterday at Willowbank Raceway ahead of its first competitive outing at Nitro Up North.

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Lui Raschella, the likeable South Australian Top Doorslammer racer from the class glory days in the 90s has sadly passed away.


The Gulf Western Oil Winternationals was nothing short of a records powerhouse and one of the most impressive performances of the weekend was Ace Edwards' 7.10/196mph, the quickest ever run from a no-bar bike in Australia.

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A new look for a new season welcomed fans of John Zappia at the opening round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series in Darwin last weekend – Nitro Up North.

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Queensland-based drag racing team, DBS Motorsport, is heading to Cairns for the Springmount Raceway Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event with two cars, two brothers and two excited crews, as brothers Jake and Dan Donnelly set to do battle for bragging rights in the tropics!


Marty Dack has made a bundle of changes to his Ford Mustang Pro Slammer ahead of his appearance at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22.

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Kelly Bettes moved on to the final stage of her testing and licensing procedures today at Willowbank Raceway and has just laid down an awesome 4.66 at 326mph to become the quickest and fastest Australian woman in drag racing.

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The Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing has pushed through a character-building weekend at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway at the weekend.

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Drag racing isn’t just about going fast – it’s looking good while you’re doing it. And there is a guy who knows how to do both coming to Nitro Up North in Darwin.


Fuel altereds have a reputation for being drag racing's wildest vehicle and this incident in Alaska has done nothing to change that reputation.


Australia's quickest and fastest man in a doored car is making a move to the ranks of Top Doorslammer and Pro Slammer in Australia with a new Ford Mustang.

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Race day at Nitro Up North delivered action aplenty in front of a record crowd at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday night.


One of the most inspirational drag racers in the world will be competing at Darwin's Nitro Up North event on July 21 and 22 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip – and he's coming with a familiar member of his family in tow.

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After breaking two of his engines in Epping at the beginning of June, it has been a waiting game for Australia’s Shane Tucker – waiting on parts to rebuild his engines and return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series guns blazing.

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At the recent 50th Winternationals held at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway, Gary Phillips claimed enough points in his Lucas Oils Alcohol Funny Car to secure his 20th Championship series win.

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After a good crowd on day one of the 2017 Nitro Up North, Day 2 literally exploded with people everywhere.

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Queensland's Tremayne family enjoyed a productive event at the fourth round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship at Willowbank Raceway last weekend.

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The inaugural Summit Racing Queensland Championship dodged the forecasted rain and produced an outstanding weekend of ANDRA Sportsman drag racing at Palmyra Dragway on the weekend of July 1-2.

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Trolling Facebook has shown us a serious looking S15 that will be coming out of the Team Karam Racing camp in the not to distant future.

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Nitro Up North is off and racing at Hidden Valley Drag Strip with some spectacular times on opening day, including a new track record in the Redline Plumbing Pro Slammer category.


Drag racing heaps much of its glory on its drivers, but there is no doubt that it is the tuners behind the scenes who are often responsible for the performances we see on the strip.


Western Australia’s drag racing rider of the year Zoe Nieuwhof has nominated for Nitro Up North, aiming to make her mark on Darwin for the first time.


Champion Super Stock racer Steven Norman has made sure he will stand out from the rest of the field with the debut of his striking new D/GA BMW M3 coupe.


There is always something about a fresh start, and Nitro Up North V3 was the perfect event to kick off the 2017/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.


Australia's newest Top Doorslammer/Pro Slammer has broken cover, showing off a livery championing new marketing partners Komatsu and Mack Trucks.


At the opening round of the Summit Racing QLD Drag Racing Championships on the weekend you could of been forgiven for thinking you were watching a burnout event when Supercharged Outlaws racer Mark Eves appeared to perform a tip-in with his Corvette.


Australians are known for their ingenuity across all walks of life, but in the high speed world of drag racing there is one family that stands out.

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The 10 date series opens this weekend with the Central Swing’s opening Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Raceway, followed one-week later with the Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway.

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Expectations are high for the Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin on July 21 and 22, with 123 teams set to make the trek after racer entries closed on Monday.

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Hidden Valley Drag Strip's track championship has put their third round into the books following a big weekend of racing at the venue over Friday and Saturday.

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After more than 35 years on Willowbank Raceway’s board of management, including 32 years as president, John 'Stomper' Winterburn has stood down.