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John Zappia silenced critics in a dramatic way during the Australian Nationals, driving by the seat of his pants in the semi finals to dismiss accusations of traction control from another team.


NHRA Pro Mod is going from strength to strength competition wise, but it didn't come without some dramatic moments. Check this out.

Mark Mariani will return to the Top Fuel fray this Saturday in the Lefand Group/Mariani Motorsports dragster. Mariani said he could not be more excited.

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The new year has brought a new look to a number of Top Alcohol/Pro Alcohol teams.

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WA Supercharged Outlaws racer Jon Ferguson will have his 55 Chev 'Matilda' at Perth Motorplex this weekend after a short break from racing.

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Darren Morgan Racing claimed victory on Saturday winning Santo’s Summer Thunder in Sydney. The four-time Australian Top Fuel Champion took wins over American driver Dom Lagana, Mark Mariani and Wayne Newby in a three round format with a total of nine cars competing.

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Following the competitive debut of the new-look Gulf Western Oil Team Bray outfit at Willowbank Raceway, Victor and Ben Bray are now hustling to get ready to head to Sydney Dragway for this weekend’s Santo’s Summer Thunder event.

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Due to circumstances beyond its control, Swan Hill Drag Racing Club has withdrawn its Summit Sportsman Championship round that was scheduled for February 18 and 19.

When it comes to Nitro Harley racing in Australia, WA's Mark Drew is the man to beat. There is only one other rider to go within a few thousandths of a second of Drew's national record and that is Queensland's Damian Muscat.

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The Thomas 4 Parts Racing rail has evolved, growing another turbocharger on top of the existing two for the 2.2 litre Ecotec motor.

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Shane Weston's new Top Alcohol dragster is getting closer to completion at US chassis builder CNE.


Sini Sveiger launched his blown Torana into the New Year literally with this spectacular wheelstand.

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The MacLean Motorsport operation has arrived in Perth for the second outing of the brand new super team.


Team Bray promised a show at Sydney Dragway’s Santo’s Summer Thunder event, and they did not disappoint – putting on a Bray v Bray final in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

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Willowbank Raceway filled to the brim with spectators for the 400 Thunder New Year's Thunder event, here is some of the action they witnessed in our photo highlights.

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American star, Dom Lagana will race for Rapisarda Autosport International at the Santo’s Summer Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway on January 21 followed by the ANDRA Australian Nationals to be held at Calder Park Raceway on January 28-29.

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Australian Pro Stock veteran Lee Bektash has announced he will be 'taking a break' from the sport come the Winternationals.


Rapisarda Autosport International will be seeking redemption at the ANDRA Australian Nationals at Calder Park Raceway this weekend after finishing second, third and fifth at the Santo's Summer Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway. 


Among the cool things street car legend Larry Larson got to do while racing in Australia was to give some passenger rides, including one for wife Sherry.

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Davies Racing have unveiled their striking Mustang doorslammer at Summernats 30.

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Round 7 of the Summit Racing Equipment Series certainly delivered with some record setting racing at the 51st Australian Nationals.

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The return of Victor Bray to Sydney Dragway ushered in one of the most spectacular days of racing ever seen in Australia, at the Santo’s Summer Thunder. The one day, three trund format where all cars return to race with no eliminations proved to be a winner with the tough Sydney crowd, attracting a huge attendance for the one day event.

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Perth Motorplex played host to one of its largest ever crowds last Saturday night for the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.

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Rachelle Splatt has announced her Top Fuel comeback race meeting will be at 400 Thunder's Santo's Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway on January 21.


If you thought it was hot at the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals on Saturday, then Sunday's Group 1 action sizzled!

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It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of ANDRA drag racer Chris Stewart.

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Shane Kosteszyn returned to the track at Perth Motorplex for the first time in a while at the recent Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars event but all did not go to plan for the Ford Mustang and its pretty promotional team.

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Drag News Australia's results robot in chief Mark Shields will be at Willowbank Raceway today for the first 400 Thunder round of the year to provide updates from trackside.

Grant and Debbie O'Rourke have arrived in Perth ahead of this weekend's Goldenstates event at Perth Motorplex ready to tackle the Top Doorslammer bracket.

Current ANDRA Top Sportsman champion Jason Stares is back on the mend following a horrific accident. Stares was working at home on a boat when it rolled over him and pinned him to the ground.


The "Mad Professor" Rob Taylor was back on track again today at Sydney Dragway with his new Camaro Top Doorslammer in quick time following his recent accident at Calder Park.


One of the legends of WA drag racing makes a return this Saturday at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event, as the ‘White Knight’ Jay Upton brings his nitro Top Fuel Motorcycle back to Perth Motorplex.

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Day one of the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals launched with blue skies and big smiles all around. Melbourne really turned it on weather wise and the racers turned it on for the healthy crowd.

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Factory involvement has always been crucial to Pro Stock in the US, but in Australia participation from the corporates lagged behind. That was until Lee Bektash came on to the scene with Mopar, developing a partnership that is now close to a decade old and has ensured Pro Stock remains a three way war between Ford, Chev and Dodge.

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Communications Provider OVO Mobile has secured the live streaming broadcast rights for the 400 Thunder Australian Professional Drag Racing Series.

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The rain meant the ANDRA Summer Nationals and Adelaide International Raceway was cancelled after qualifying, but we have found some qualifying video highlights by Sporting Scribe for your viewing.

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Ex-pat Australian Funny Car team owners Robert and Lisa Schwab have once again enlisted the steady hand of veteran driver Phil Burkart Jr. to pilot their Dodge Charger R/T for the season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals and a handful of other national events on the 2017 schedule.

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The 400 Thunder Series continues to build momentum with another exciting chapter set to be written this weekend at Sydney Dragway.


Four-time Australian Top Fuel champion Darren Morgan showed he was in it to win on Saturday, running the quickest pass of the New Years Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway.

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Seeing a Nitro Funny Car with the name Begley on the side of it is nothing new at Perth Motorplex.

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19 times Australian and reigning champion, Gary Phillips has taken over the points lead of the 400 Thunder Pro Alcohol Championship after winning last weekend's Santos Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway in his Lucas Oils Funny Car.

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Adelaide's Mark Boxer has almost completed a radical transformation of a humble tradie ute into a ballistic race car.


Justin Vodanovich debuted his new nitro Harley at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event at Perth Motorplex on Saturday.

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Rapisarda Autosport International star Wayne Newby will be chasing his first win at Willowbank Raceway in Top Fuel at the New Year Thunder meeting on Saturday January 7.


Fresh from an all-Bray final, the Gulf Western Oil-sponsored Team Bray will now head to Calder Park Raceway for this weekend’s 51st ANDRA Australian Nationals (January 28-29).

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Rachelle Splatt has returned to the Top Fuel ranks with her first day of testing going into the books at Sydney Dragway today.

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The Ekanoo Racing team out of Bahrain are not content with having the quickest and fastest import machine in the world, they are now chasing the outright door car record - and overnight they have achieved the speed mark at 277.99mph.

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Willowbank Raceway is currently hosting the latest grudge racing series headlined by American Drag Week superstar Larry Larson who has transported his now legendary Nova and S-10 truck down under for a four event program.