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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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Willowbank Raceway ran the penultimate round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships and what a sensational meet it was. The event also featured a record breaking round of the Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial Series.

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As part of their commitment to keep Australian drag racing competitive, relevant and fair, 400 Thunder and IHRA Australia have approved an overhaul to the 400 Thunder Sportsman Series performance classes.


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.


Aftermarket automotive industry leader ACDelco has today announced an agreement to secure the naming rights to the East Coast Thunder to be held at Sydney Dragway in November.

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John Zappia earned his first win light in the USA at the penultimate event of the PDRA season in Benson, North Carolina.

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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.

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As radial racing continues to explode - particularly in South East Queensland with events like the upcoming Kenda Tyres Radial Riot - the domination of turbo and nitrous cars are now beginning to face the threat of the black belt brigade.  


Organiser have advised of the cancellation of the Honeywell Garrett Melbourne Jamboree presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU, originally scheduled for October 28.


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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Repairs to the surface of Swan Hill Dragway have begun with racing slated to return to the new venue in November.


Paul Mouhayet's 5.58 rocked the Australian Pro Slammer/Top Doorslammer world over the weekend, but it's the sound that reveals most about this run.


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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Dave Armstrong sent his AA/Fuel Dragster down the Sydney Dragway quarter in just 6.01 seconds at the Nostalgia Drags - the quickest ever ET for the breed.

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing have issued a statement indicating a move to 1000 feet racing for Australian Top Fuel teams was not expected for the coming 400 Thunder season.

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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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After destroying an engine just weeks ago, defending Supercharged Outlaws champion Adam Murrihy was faced with a daunting task to be ready for next weekend’s Spring Nationals: round four of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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The Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Mustang doorslammer has eclipsed John Zappia's record holding 5.63 Pro Slammer pass in testing today at Sydney Dragway.

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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.


The Spinozzi Speedmaster Chevelle doorslammer edges closer to completion with the team showing off the first fire up.


Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder today confirmed that commencing at the AC Delco East Coast Thunder event to be held at Sydney Dragway in early November, Top Fuel Dragsters will race to 1000 feet, rather than the traditional 1,320 feet (one-quarter mile).


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

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Sydney Dragway has a long history of being associated with charity and female racers, so when the opportunity arose to show a softer side and also support for the prevention of women’s cancers, it seemed like a natural fit. 

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Sure the fuel altereds were scintillating at the recent Sydney Dragway Nostalgia Drags, but at the other end of the spectrum Vintage Gas is proving equally as entertaining for the Nostalgia faithful.


Californian Top Fuel newcomer Ashley Sanford will be taking over the seat of the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel dragster at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St Louis this weekend.

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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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This Saturday, Competition Bike will make a return to Adelaide International Raceway for the first time in three years as part of the weekend’s Spring Nationals – round four of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars were at Springmount Raceway in Far North Queensland for their last showing and Phil Reeve has sent us a bunch of photos from the event captured through his lens. Check them out.

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Sydney's Niki Taube Zakrzewski became the first woman in the history of drag bike racing to break the 200mph barrier and also set a new ET Record in the quarter mile this past weekend during the Man Cup DME Racing Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC.

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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.

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The 24 carat gold plated Queen Street Racing E46 BMW armed with a new automatic transmission ran its first ever six second ET while breaking the 20B Automatic World Record.

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Grudge Kings returned to Sydney Dragway for their "list shakeup" to find a new street outlaw racing king.

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Hidden Valley Drag Strip wrapped up its championship season on September 23. Check out results and some of the cool pics thanks to ace photog Craig Radcliffe!

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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.


Featuring some of drag racing's young female racers, Girls Torque have launched a program to help kids and adults to take-a-stand against bullying in today's society.

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Darryl Cott spectacularly captured Edge Mallis' unfortunate flip at the Sunset Strip Nationals at Mildura recently.

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After an exceptionally windy start to the weekend saw an altered schedule for today’s running, the Sunset Strip Nationals – round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – has concluded in style at Mildura’s Sunset Strip this afternoon.

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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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The Queensland Drag Racing Championship will culminate on October 28 at Willowbank Raceway with the popular series set to feature the wild Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars to add some extra fire to the event!

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Simon Barlow might not have come away with a Modified win at the weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals in Mildura, but he did break both ends of the Eighth Mile A/MD national record.

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Sydney drag bike racer Niki Zakrzewski has been doing great things overseas chasing her drag bike racing dream. She is already the quickest woman ever to ride a motorcycle down the quarter and now today has become the first woman to break the 200mph barrier on two wheels.