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While the 400 Thunder Top Fuel victory at Good Friday's Santo's Super Thunder was taken by the youngest driver in the field, Pro Alcohol winner Russell Mills ensured the opposite side of the age spectrum was represented with a close victory against returning class veteran Gary Phillips.

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The Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods lived up to their wild reputation with a series of close fought rounds and loose runs at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

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No less than five racers are in the box seat to take the Top Sportsman title at the final round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series this weekend (March 23-24).


It's a fast orange on the cover of Drag News Magazine Issue 30 as we present Wayne Keys' gorgeous new Chev Camaro Pro Slammer. This recent winner of the ANDRA Best Engineered Award is a beautiful piece and was amazingly constructed from kits in Keys' own backyard. See photos of the car in the build to the final incredible doorslammer it has become.

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Despite a series of challenges thrown her way, Jodie Mellitt became the first woman to win the West Australian Supercharged Outlaws Championship after her latest victory just under a fortnight ago at Perth Motorplex.

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Greg & Kim Clayton – GKC Racing - will make their maiden appearance for the 2017/2018 400 Thunder Series at Willowbank Raceway at the Santo's Super Thunder event.


Jeremy "Jet" Martin finally achieved a career goal stopping the clock in 5.981 seconds at the Sydney Jamboree last weekend. 


Australian racer Steve Easton had a far more drama-filled March Meet than he expected last weekend at the wheel of the Burnin Money Nostalgia Funny Car at Bakersfield.


The highest quality Top Comp field to assemble for the season so far will converge on Perth Motorplex this Saturday for high horsepower drag racing combat in the final showdown of the WA championship series.

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Round one of the 2018 Summit Racing Queensland Championships will hit Ironbark Raceway this weekend across March 31 to April 1.


Team Bray Racing has gone all the way to the finals at the weekend’s Sydney Jamboree, collecting three personal best efforts along the way.

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Team Bray Racing has enjoyed the MacTrack Westernationals as part of the greatest Pro Slammer field of all time at the weekend.


Tyronne Tremayne ended an incredible Pro Stock winning streak from brother Aaron in Adelaide at the recent Southern Thunder event, the third round of the 2017/18 400 Thunder Pro Stock Championship.

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Team Bray Racing, Ben Bray and the Gulf Western Oil Pro Slammer saved the best for last at Adelaide International Raceway’s Southern Thunder event.

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Rapisarda Autosport International team mates Damien Harris and Wayne Newby will match race at the Southern Thunder meeting at Adelaide International Raceway on March 23 and 24.

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The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Bike champ came into the event with a to-do list and was hopeful of ticking a few boxes.


Funny Car veteran and multi-time national event winner Phil Burkart Jr. will reunite with ex-pat Australian team owner Robert Schwab at the upcoming Four-Wide NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas behind the wheel of the TNT First Aid Funny Car.

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John Zappia has claimed victory over championship leader Paul Mouhayet in another tight Pro Slammer final at Adelaide International Raceway. Due to strong winds blowing across the track racing was reduced to the eighth mile distance and Zappia recorded a 3.799 time to defeat Mouhayet's 3.867 for the first time in five meetings.

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Queensland's own Steve Reed comes into Santo's Super Thunder on something of a hot streak, having won the last three events in the 400 Thunder Pro Alcohol Championship.

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The MacTrack Westernationals pictorial awesomeness just keeps on coming, this time care of photographer John Harney.

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John Zappia has closed the gap in the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship with a win at Adelaide International Raceway's Southern Thunder event, putting the pressure on Paul Mouhayet ahead of the final two rounds of the series.

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The final round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has concluded with celebrations at Adelaide International Raceway with both event and championship winners crowned.

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After taking out the much-coveted MacTrack Westernationals event earlier this month at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia, No.1 plate holder Chris Matheson is not letting up on his focus on continuing his lead in the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle 400 Thunder Championship.

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After two frenzied days of qualifying and racing, the 47th Annual MacTrack Westernationals has been run and won at Perth Motorplex. Experience the event with our massive photo gallery.

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After four successful events held at a variety of tracks in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, Street Machine’s Drag Challenge concept is coming to Queensland for the first time on April 13, 14 and 15.

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One final day of racing is all that remains for the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, with day one of the Grand Finals at Adelaide International Raceway now complete.

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Sydney Dragway has long been home to some of the quickest and fastest street cars in Australia – in some cases the world.

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Paul Mouhayet has struck his biggest blow yet in the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship, defeating multi-time Australian champion John Zappia in a thrilling final round of the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on Sunday.

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March 31, 2018: With no Top Bike championship points on the line at the Santo’s Super Thunder event, Chris Matheson and his crew were able to focus on the “Nitro Voodoo” Top Fuel Motorcycle and attempt to make his bike respond quicker.

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Southern Thunder rumbles into Adelaide International Raceway this Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 as the latest round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series ramps up the drama in the championship chase.

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A very busy March for Team Bray Racing continues this weekend with Ben Bray set to tackle the Honeywell Garrett Sydney Jamboree in his Gulf Western Oil-supported Toyota Solara.

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The stage is set for a monumental Grand Final later this month (Adelaide International Raceway, March 23-24) following the conclusion of the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex.

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With the inclusion of the Kenda Tires Radial series, round two of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship was bursting with over 200 entries.

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Team Bray Racing will focus all of its efforts on Ben Bray and his Gulf Western Oil ‘Slammer at Adelaide International Raceway this weekend.

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No less than four new national records punctuated last weekend’s MacTrack Westernationals, with Jim Ioannidis (C/MSA – 9.555s), Jamie Chaisty (H/MSA – 9.249s), Phill Paton (DD/CB – 8.344s) and John Althuizen (A/MR – 7.555s) all rewriting the record books.

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With the first day of the MacTrack Westernationals in the books, we've had the chance to put a few of our favourite shots from the day together - but don't miss our full gallery after the event!

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Both the Top Fuel and Pro Alcohol Championship points tables closed right up after an exciting night of 400 Thunder Drag Racing at Willowbank Raceway on Good Friday.

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Willowbank Raceway in Queensland has seen many a milestone broken in Australian drag racing. One that comes to mind was when the legendary Jim Read broke the 300 mph barrier.

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Second might come right after first, but John Zappia knows he needs better for the final three events of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship following a runner up performance at the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex.

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Paul Mouhayet has laid down the gauntlet during qualifying for the MacTrack Westernationals, setting new track records for Perth Motorplex and leading Australia's quickest ever 400 Thunder Pro Slammer field into race day.

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Jason Arbery clinched not only an ANDRA Grand Finals victory and the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Australian Title in the Top Sportsman ranks at the weekend, but he also was awarded the prestigious John Storm Memorial Trophy.

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Defending Modified Bike champion Bryan Finn could make history this weekend (March 23-24) if he can clinch a third consecutive Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series national title.

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Drag racing is just as much an engineering challenge as a driving one. For years, innovative participants have tried to build the 'better mouse trap' – and Sydney's Russell Mills just might have done it.

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Race day at the MacTrack Westernationals beckons with day one of what is the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series now complete at the Perth Motorplex.

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The boss of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars series, Graeme Cowin, has been inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame, presented by Speedcafe.com.

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Former national Top Bike champion Gavin Spann is hoping he gets the opportunity to match up against current 400 Thunder champion Chris Matheson in a battle of insane nitro motorcycles during the Santo's Super Thunder event on Good Friday, March 30 at Willowbank Raceway.

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Ashley Sanford will join Rapisarda Autosport International team-mates Damien Harris and Wayne Newby for the Santo’s Super Thunder meeting at Willowbank Raceway on March 30.

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Many Pro Slammer teams got an early look at the Perth Motorplex ahead of this weekend's MacTrack Westernationals with an evening of private testing.