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Today, July 22 marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic passing of Louie Rapisarda to a Top Fuel Drag Racing incident and everyone at Sydney Dragway would like to pass on their deepest wishes and thoughts to the Rapisarda family at this difficult time.

The Willowbank Raceway Street Series has been running since 1994 with stars from all over drag racing trying to conquer one of the toughest championships to win in Australian drag racing.

For a non-championship class, Nitro Funny Cars still serve up their fair share of off-season madness and things have been no different with the class getting a massive stir over the last few months, particularly out West.

 National ANDRA Pro Series competitor Matt Abel is set to debut his newly acquired Ford BA Top Doorslammer at the 2010 Farewell Special at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday night.

The OFFTAP Racing team were out testing a fresh new combination in their Mazda RX7 this week at Sydney Dragway in preparation for the largest Sport Compact Drag Racing event in the southern hemisphere, the 2010 Jamboree.

Watching the Townsville V8 Supercar event over the weekend, it is clear that the sport has an ability to attract large amounts of sponsorship and government support. But who says it should just be V8 Supercars that has a mortgage on this kind of investment and for that matter, street circuits in general?

ANDRA Pro Series continues to deliver Australia’s Fastest Motorsport at full tilt as this weekend’s sees a continuation of coverage on ONE HD, as well as the first of FIVE dedicated shows on the TEN Network as well!

Thirty-nine year old Classic racer Jason Donnelly will be just one of an estimated 160 plus sportsman racers set to hit Willowbank Raceway this Saturday for round three of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

Work is underway on upgrades to Hidden Valley Drag Strip in the Northern Territory.

The world record holding Nissan GT-R of Reece McGregor from Heat Treatment Limited in New Zealand, is on its way to the 2010 Jamboree.

Long time Super Gas racer and Melbourne businessman Neil Hendry took over the position of ANDRA Division Director in the Victorian/Tasmanian Division earlier this week, following the resignation of Gary Kropp who held the spot since 2007.

Perth-based Robin Judd has unfinished business after finishing runner-up in the Australian National Drag Racing Association Pro Series Top Doorslammer championship for the second season in a row.

So hands up who recognises this Western Australian Comp racer who has become a little sick of the wind in his face and has decided to go for something a bit more sleek?

Rowan Lind has become the newest rider to enter the ranks of Sport Compact Group’s Outlaw Sports Bike class.

At a recent private test day Pro FX front runner Joe Signorelli joined the Outlaw 10.5 movement.

A WA-based Nitro Funny Car team will have a new driver next season.

Taking out the Street Series championship in consecutive years and his third time overall Josh Fletcher in his high 11 second  LH Torana claimed the 2009 – 2010 Willowbank Raceway Street Series title.

The [STAUNCH] Modified Street Blown Torana with Simon Kryger subbing in the driver's seat set a new benchmark at Sydney Dragway in a private test session recently.

More than 130 racers hit Ipswich’s Willowbank Raceway at the weekend for round three of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

The calendar for the 2010/2011 season at Perth Motorplex has been released with every event of the season now to take place over two days.

Fuchs Lubricants has renewed their sponsorship to naming rights of the Lamattina Top Fuel Racing Dragster in 2010, with the partnership now entering into its seventh year.
Both LTFR and Fuchs are excited about the upcoming Australian Top Fuel Championship season.

News has come through that the Palmyra Pro Stock round has been cancelled, with official word from both the track and Pro Stock Owners Association.

Has there been a major management shake up at Sydney Dragway?

The tenth season of Drag Racing in Western Australia has barely finished but the secret squirrel preparations of racers for the next season are well and truly in action.

The annual meeting of the Australian Nostalgia Fuel Association will take place on the new date of Sunday 29th August at the Prospect Hotel/Motel, Western Highway, Prospect.

The Queensland-based Bailey Brothers Nitro Funny Car team saw new driver Anthony Begley make his first passes in their Camaro on the weekend.

The 2010 Farewell Special said goodbye to the original Hidden Valley Drag Strip with a bang on Saturday night as over 100 teams took to the track for the last time before major facility upgrades commence on the 5th July.

The finale of the 2010 Northern Territory drag racing season is set to play out at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday 3 July with entrants received in all competition drag racing classes.

Mopar fans will come from far and wide for the eighth annual Mopar Sunday presented by Albion Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Leo Muller Chrysler Jeep Dodge at Willowbank Raceway this weekend.

Sydney Dragway is delighted to announce the appointment of Ray Treasure as the Venue and Events Manager for the Western Sydney based Drag Racing facility.

Shayne Homes of Cyanide Racing recently took out not only the 2010 Castrol Edge Winternationals, but the 2009-2010 ANDRA Competition Bike Championship on one of the smallest bikes in the field, his Suzuki GSXR600 D/SB.

The industry is a-buzz with the news that certain Top Doorslammer driver has updated his kit.

Chris Matheson set the world of Top Bike alight with a stunning debut where he claimed the championship and reset the national ET record to an astonishing 6.05.

A Western Australian racer has reportedly been invited to drive in the Pro Modified world championship being set up by American team owner Roger Burgess.

Pete “The Punisher” Cochrane ended his team’s season with a punishing win at the Winternationals.

Willowbank Raceway will host its first complete eighth mile race event on Saturday July 3, with the third round of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series set to hit the Ipswich facility.

Modified Bike competitor Matt Haunold is going to town on his Suzuki Hayabusa during the off season with a turbocharger and extended wheelbase to see him pick up some pace.

Its official, The first Top Sportsman Shootout will be held at Sydney Dragway over the weekend of July 31st and August 1st at the Nitro Funny Car/ Track Championship event.

Damian Hale MP, Senator Trish Crossin and Minister for Sport and Recreation Karl Hampton have today announced that McMahon Contractors have been awarded the tender for the Hidden Valley International Dragstrip upgrade, with construction scheduled to commence next week.

John Zappia was crowned 2009/2010 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion last weekend, after he successfully defended his back to back title by winning the final of the Castrol EDGE Winternationals against point’s leader Robin Judd, with a 5.817 @ 246.93 mph and reset the National Record with a blistering 5.805 @ 246.08 in his semi-final win against Ben Bray.

Sydney Dragway regret to inform that the proposed Nitro Funny Car Gold Cup intended to be staged as the Feature of Round One of the Track Championship Series on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 will not be appearing.

Ray Treasure joins Sydney Dragway.

In a quick ownership change, the ex-Brett Stevens Racing Falcon purchased by the NT's Matt Abel is set to go to WA racer Marty Dack.

2009/2010 Champions Congratulations to all of the winners at the recent SCDRA presentation night.

The off season has seen the debut of a number of new rides at Sydney Dragway, here are some snapshots of some of the latest on track bling.

We are saddened to report the passing of Queensland’s Milton Adey yesterday. Milton was South Queensland Division Director from the early seventies through to 1987, after racing for some years in a variety of cars – always Ford powered.

The Worlds Fastest Mazda 13B powered car is on it's way to the 20th Annual Jamboree from Puerto Rico.

Iluka’s Maurice Brennan will reflect on the 2009/10 Australian Drag Racing season as his best yet, officially carving a deep notch in motorsport history as the World’s Quickest Commodore.