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Today I looked back through some driver profile photos shot in advance of the Perth Motorplex season. Among them was a proud young girl, ready to get her Junior Dragster racing career underway.


After running a Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro two weekends ago at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Shane Tucker will be returning to his trusty steed as he competes at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals in his Hot Wheels™ Car Care Products Camaro.


One of the biggest ever fields of Pro Slammers ever seen at Sydney Dragway is set to hit the track this Friday and Saturday as part of the ACDelco East Coast Thunder.


Australian drag racing has been saddened by the passing of legendary Top Fuel innovator Stan Sainty.

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More than 150 racers battled it out at the Perth Motorplex’s Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates on Saturday (November 11) for round five of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, however only one event winner would be found when rain saw the other nine finals unable to be run before the track curfew came into effect.


John Zappia reaffirmed his title as the quickest Pro Slammer driver in the country following the second event of the 400 Thunder Series at Sydney Dragway on Saturday.

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Willowbank Raceway treated fans and racers to the very best weather possible plus ideal track conditions for the eleven Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and they took full advantage, with screaming passes and close side-by-side racing plus the ever-popular wheelstanders featuring throughout the October 28 event.

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The Wimmera Off Street Drag Racing & Burnout Club hosted the first drag racing event at Warracknabeal in six years.

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Australian drag racing has lost one of its pioneers with the passing of Eddie Thomas yesterday November 10th, aged 99.

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Shannons Powerpalooza - the event so nice we've showcased it twice! Check out some more photos from this unique combo of drag racing, burnouts and speedway from John Harney.


23-year-old Californian Ashley Sanford will join reigning 400 Thunder champ Wayne Newby and Western Australian team-mate Damien Harris for the opening round of the 2017-18 Top Fuel season at Sydney Dragway this weekend.

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John Zappia in the Noonan Racing Camaro has become the quickest and fastest blown doorslammer racer in the world in post-PDRA event testing at Virginia Motorsports park.


Drag News Magazine editor Luke Nieuwhof went behind the scenes with Richie Crampton and Kalitta Motorsports at the recent NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas to produce this fantastic video of what transpires over a NHRA event weekend.

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Rapisarda Autosport International will race at the final round of the NHRA Mello Yello championship in Pomona on November 10-12.

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The Moits Racing Mustang doorslammer is no longer adorned in all black, with a fresh new look given to the unofficial quickest Pro Slammer in Australia. 

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Pro Stock standout Shane Tucker announced today that he will be taking the wheel of a Gray Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro next weekend at the 17th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Shane Gray-owned Camaro was last contested at the U.S. Nationals with grandfather Johnny Gray at the helms where it qualified in the top half of the field.

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The craziest ride from East Coast Thunder had to come from Steven Ham's introduction to Pro Slammer racing - all captured by Drag News Magazine photographer Joe Maday.


US racing star Frankie Taylor has stormed his way to the Pro Slammer victory for Team Bray Racing and Gulf Western Oil during this weekend’s AC Delco East Coast Thunder Nationals.

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Mark Drew has promised some very exciting news that could potentially see Drew and Australia at the forefront of Top Fuel Harley racing.

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At last weekend’s Spring Nationals, held at Adelaide International Raceway, Daniel Camilleri not only top qualified and won the SuperComp proceedings but also twice reset the national DD/GA record.

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With Sydney Dragway's Atura Championship Series is heading for its final round on Nov 25 where the season's Track Champions will be crowned, here is how the penultimate event shook out. 


Despite the best efforts of mother nature, the ACDelco East Coast Thunder has drawn to a close with sensational racing across the 400 Thunder Professional Series.


The Peirano family-run Time Traveler Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars team is back in the paddock on October 28 at Willowbank Raceway and the team are keen to stop the clocks quickly as they return to nitro action!

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Frankie Taylor, the world’s quickest and fastest blown doorslammer driver over the quarter-mile, will drive a Pro Slammer for Team Bray Racing and Gulf Western Oil at the upcoming AC Delco East Coast Thunder Nationals.

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Drag News Magazine's editor Luke Nieuwhof returned from walkabout briefly to take in the action at ACDelco East Coast Thunder. Here is things as he saw them through the lens.


East Coast Thunder dodged rain and wind during qualifying day at Sydney Dragway for the second event of the 400 Thunder season, with most of the schedule getting down the track.


The storm is coming for ACDelco East Coast Thunder, not of Sydney weather but of one of the most anticipated doorslammer rounds ever held in Australia. The unprecedented arms race that has occurred in the last 12 months or so in the category culminates in this event – this is a must attend if you are a fan of doorslammer racing in Australia.

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After many months of late nights and hard work by all involved, the Spinozzi Racing doorslammer is due to make its first pass down the strip at Sydney Dragway this Friday.

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Racers are preparing for the Prestige Lock Goldenstates this Saturday at Perth Motorplex, with a mid-week test and tune providing an opportunity to get any gremlins out before the national points round.


After completing a positive day of testing at Sydney Dragway, US drag racing star Frankie Taylor is ready and raring to go for this weekend’s AC Delco East Coast Thunder Nationals (3 and 4 November) at Sydney Dragway.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars will run pink ribbons on October 28 at Willowbank Raceway as the series offers its support to Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day.

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Perth Motorplex has kicked off its new season with a two day test and tune, with a few new rides alongside familiar faces for the 2017/18 series.


The national Summit Sportsman Series arrives in Perth this weekend as part of the Prestige Lock Services Goldenstates, and relishing the chance to show his talents on home turf will be drag racer Gordon Crawford.

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Shane Weston debuted a new dragster two weeks ago, a replacement for the 'Endangered Species' car he crashed in 2015 in a braking area incident at Perth Motorplex.


A whirlwind ‘80 day’ USA Tour resulted in excellent results, but John Zappia is not finished yet. He is about to jump on a plane back to Perth, Australia to climb into his transporter to drive to Sydney so that he can compete at the second round of Pro Slammer at Sydney Dragway.

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The 30th running of the Spring Nationals took to Adelaide International Raceway on Saturday (October 14) and with more than 160 racers on-hand for what was round four of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the action was aplenty from start to finish.

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Graeme Simms is currently celebrating his 50th year of drag racing, and is hoping to punctuate it this weekend with a win at the Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex.

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Poor Saturday weather meant a Sunday replay for the Shannons Powerpalooza at Perth Motorplex, an all in one event that included the opening rounds of the drag racing and speedway track championships.


Noonan Race Engineering unleashed its power again throughout the alcohol Hemi drag racing fraternity by delivering world beating numbers with the all new Noonan 4.9 Bore Space Hemi Engine at Virginia Motorsports Park on Sunday.

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Splitting his time between his home in Australia and his home in Dallas, Texas, Hot Wheels™ Car Care Products Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker is hoping that coming to his adopted-home track will bring luck for his part-time team as they head into the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals this weekend.

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Danny Rickard has stepped up to a new bike for the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and is hoping to claim its first win at next weekend’s Prestige Lock Service Goldenstates (11 November).

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Australia’s professional drag racing series 400 Thunder today confirmed that an agreement has been finalised with Channel 7 to air 400 Thunder Drag Racing on 7mate moving forward.

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The first ever Shannon’s Powerpalooza takes over Perth Motorplex this Saturday with a world first combination of drag racing, burnouts and speedway all in one day. The event marks the first round of the Perth Motorplex track championship.

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They always say that ‘team work makes the dream work’, and that is certainly true at Team Bray Racing.

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Round two Supercharged Outlaws winner Alan Mahnkoph might have missed the last two rounds of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series due to work commitments, but that hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm for this weekend’s round five at the Perth Motorplex.


AA/Dave Armstrong went down into the history books last weekend at Sydney Dragway when he became the first 5 second nitro FED pilot in Australia.

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Perth Motorplex hosted a new style of event on Saturday, October 21 with the running of the Outlaw Radial Shootout as part of a Boost Night street meet.

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Chris Theo heads to this weekend’s Spring Nationals at Adelaide International Raceway well and truly on a high after taking out his first ever event victory three weeks ago.