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On the eve of round 4 of the Atura NSW Championship Series at Sydney Dragway, Madman Productions has put together a killer video clip from an earlier round of the Sydney Dragway series.

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Rod Oberg got to see his dream realised at Willowbank Raceway on Saturday when he took to the track in his new Supercharged Outlaws Funny Car. But the debut almost turned to disaster.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series has a new superstar and supercar! The Donnelly family has today revealed the new addition to the team’s fleet, The Avenger, a new ride for former wheelstander pilot, Dan Donnelly.

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Top Fuel drag racer Rachelle Splatt joins the Gulf Western Team and will be attempting a full-blown racing assault on the Gulf Western Oil 50th Winternationals in June.

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Three months is a long time in drag racing and for MacLean Motorsports it is time to play catch up with the fields of Pro Slammer and Pro Alcohol.



With the difficulties of distance for Queensland racers to run the ANDRA Summit Sportsman Series, ANDRA has developed the 2017 Queensland Drag Racing Championship Series.

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In his second race of 2017, Australian Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker came into raceday No. 13 at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Although that No. 13 seed was his best qualifying position of his season, Tucker fell in the first round of eliminations.

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Dom Lagana’s return to race for Rapisarda Autosport International at the Sydney Dragway Nitro Thunder meeting on May 5-6 will cap off a frantic week for the New York-based Top Fuel star.

Australian nitro Harley rider Benny Stevens is set to compete in the NHRA at Bristol's Thunder Valley Raceway in June.

There’s an early leader in the race for entries at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22 – and it’s the crowd pleasing Top Doorslammers!

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For 50 years, the Winternationals have been the definitive Australian Drag Racing event - the largest of its type anywhere in the world outside of North America, to give you an idea of the scale - and for 30 of those years, the Winternationals have called Willowbank Raceway home.

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For most racers, racing a Top Fuel dragster seems like a dream. Winning a Top Fuel Championship would be the impossible dream.

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Designing and manufacturing jewellery by day and tinkering with his supercharged V8 Pro Slammer at night, life is a balancing act for Wallace Bishop Jewellers CEO Stuart Bishop as he prepares for this year’s 50th Gulf Western Oil Winternationals.

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Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder was a performance powerhouse, with an amazing amount of record times. There were some gun photographers on the scene and we'd like to present their best work from the event.

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Shane Tucker qualified his season best No. 13 this weekend at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway despite Mother Nature’s best effort to wash away qualifying on Friday.

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Australian Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker debuted his brand-new Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Camaro this weekend and had two goals he wanted to accomplish at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals: qualify and improve each run he made. Both goals were accomplished this weekend at zMAX Dragway.

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Four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan couldn’t wipe the smile from his face at Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder when he broke his PB, running a 4.56 at 329mph.


On a record breaking weekend for Pro Slammers in Australia, John Zappia has shown he is still the king of performance in the Fuchs Monaro.


Rapisarda Autosport International star Wayne Newby has taken a stranglehold on his maiden 400 Thunder Championship after scoring a holeshot win over NHRA star Richie Crampton in the final of Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway.

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Some call it sand drags, some call it dirt drags, but if it involves big paddle tyres and a straight line it is pretty much all the same thing! Check out some of the action from the Bindoon Dirt Drags on the weekend about 90 minutes north east of Perth, WA.


Drag News Magazine #25 is now available, with the theme for this month's issue being 'unique'.


Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Top Fuel Motorcycle team have continued to dominate the 400 Thunder Championship, racking up yet another race final appearance last weekend at Sydney Dragway.


One of the most historic days of Australian Drag Racing is in the record books – now overflowing with new standards from the 2017 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder. 


It will be a busy start to May for the Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing.

Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder proved to be a Mega event for Tremaniac Racing with the team signing a two year sponsorship with Mega Racing Australia, as well as both cars being in the final - with Aaron taking the win.


19 Times Australian Champion, Gary Phillips has continued to celebrate an outstanding 20 years of partnership with Lucas Oil, by claiming victory in his Lucas Oil 1953 Studebaker Pro Slammer at last weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway.

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The Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder delivered a spectacular opening day, providing some of the most memorable runs in Sydney Dragway history.

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Of all the ways you don't want to start a drag race, this one would be up there.


The triple-trubo Thomas4parts dragster had quite the moment last night at Willowbank Raceway.


Lamattina Top Fuel Racing, had a night to remember at Sydney Dragway on 5 – 7 May taking the Fuchs dragster to a final round appearance in the hands of returning US-based Australian star, Richie Crampton.

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Welcome to the Drag News Magazine live blog for the 2017 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway.

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The Eastern Creek Performance HJ Holden was an icon of the Wild Bunch racing heydays, and now the car that famously ran down the Eastern Creek's Christmas Tree is coming back.


Competition Bike racer Will Davey tumbled off his Harley-Davidson Destroyer in the braking area at the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event last weekend.

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As repairs continue on the racing surface at Swan Hill Dragway, the vene has announced on social media a new addition to the landscape and partnership to the complex.


The Tremayne brothers will be carrying a new look into Nitro Thunder this weekend at Sydney Dragway with Mega Bulk Fuels coming on board for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 season.

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Every race driver has a ‘happy hunting ground’ and for Sydney-based Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car racer Shane Olive, Brisbane’s Willowbank Raceway has been the track that he has both enjoyed and dominated in recent times.

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Former Sydney Dragway CEO and still current Modified racer Graham Elliot had a wilder than expected ride when he took the wheel of an iconic Super Sedan.

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On behalf of the South Australian Drag Racers Association Members and Committee, we are honoured to present in the memory of Drag Racer, SADRA President and long-standing ANDRA South Australian Division Director, the Harry White Memorial Perpetual Trophy. The inaugural recipient for 2017 went to Modified Bike racer Bryan Finn (middle).

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Victorian racer Cameron Ambesi is not about doing things by halves – and his arrival in the 400 Thunder Series is more proof of his passion for professionalism in his racing endeavours.

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Pro Stock favorite Shane Tucker will return to the USA to compete this weekend at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Tucker currently plans on attending 14 races in 2017 and running their own engine program all season.

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It has been a harsh year for Steel City Dragway with their five round track championship effectively reduced to a single round thanks to Mother Nature.


An Australian set a world record on the weekend – but it hasn't had anywhere near the attention it deserves.


Lamattina Top Fuel Racing, one of Australia’s most high profile drag racing teams, has put their support behind Novita Children’s Services for the event at Sydney Dragway on 5 – 7 May.

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Entries are now open for Nitro Up North – the biggest adventure in Australian drag racing!

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Drag News Magazine sharp shooter Joe Maday has delivered his best shots from the recent Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway.


The Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing was sure to put on a show for the fans at Sydney Dragway’s Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event this weekend – with Victor Bray going all the way to the finals while Ben entertained in the semi-finals as part of Australia’s fastest side-by-side ‘Slammer pass.

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Hidden Valley Drag Strip can now proudly claim it is the home track for a locally owned Nitro Funny Car. This Saturday night will see the car make its first pass on its home track with the new driver behind the wheel.


One of the highlights of the Queensland Drag Racing calendar, the Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drags and Hot Rod Reunion, is knocking on the doors of Willowbank Raceway as hundreds of the country's best hot rods and race cars of yesteryear prepare to fill the state's premier motorsport facility for a family-friendly weekend of retro fun.