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The weekend’s Brisbane Jamboree at Willowbank Raceway represented not only the 27th running of the world’s largest sport compact drag racing event, but also the debut of the much-anticipated Ben Bray’s TBR Gulf Western Oils Toyota Solara.

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There is no question the Puerto Rican Sport Compact contingent here for the Jamboree mean business with big testing numbers fired off already.

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Over the weekend, the drag racing world learned the sad news that former Western Australian ANDRA Divisional Director Shane O’Sullivan had passed away following an illness.


After a stunningly successful opening to the season at Nitro Up North, 400 Thunder is pleased to announce an expanded calendar for the 2017-18 400 Thunder championship season.

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Australian Pro Stock fan-favorite Shane Tucker has made his way to the United States once again to compete at the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway.

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Queensland Modified racer Stephan Gouws has upgraded ahead of continuing his battle for the lead of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship – but not in the way he would have liked.


Scott Forrester's four cylinder Gemini pulled off a spectacular wheelstand at the Sydney Dragway test and tune on the weekend, but that is not what impressed us the most.

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The Nitro Express’57 Chevmay have been one of the most successful race cars around Australia at Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car events, but at last year’s Springmount Raceway meeting near Cairns, the result wasn’t what driver Rick Gauci was hoping for. However, this weekend, Gauci and the black beast are looking for redemption!

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Former Rookie of the Year and U.S. Nationals champion Richie Crampton has been named as the driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports, effective immediately. He will begin his tenure for Kalitta Motorsports at the historic U.S. Nationals and will remain in the seat for the balance of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.

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GAS Racing has been preparing the return of two cracking 2JZ machines we haven't witnessed on track for some time ahead of this weekend's Jamboree.


We featured Josh Calgaro's twin turbo HSV Grange back in issue 22 of Drag News Magazine not long after the car was debuted, back when Calgaro had aspirations of running seven second passes. Well now following last weekend's test and tune, that dream is now a reality.

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In the centre of Australia there lies a horsepower oasis, where once a year drag racers from across the nation will converge to compete. This is the Desert Nationals from Alice Springs Inland Dragway.

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In the early years of drag racing, it was common to see car clubs and mates get together and pool their resources to go racing. Times may have changed today, however for Queensland mates Savos Pandelakis and Shane Turley, they have partnered up to go racing just like the pioneers did in the 1960’s.

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Race fans have been enthralled this evening at a special open night held at the Oceania College of Technology to welcome four international drag racing stars all the way from Puerto Rico.

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Matthew "GRUBEE" Grubisa is known for delivering some gorgeous machinery, and his latest ride is no exception.

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Alice Springs Inland Dragway may be a regional track out in the middle of nowhere, but over the weekend the Desert Nationals is the biggest drag racing event for ASID, and with some big names in the pits, all eyes and ears were on this great little track as we moved into Day 2 of the Summit Racing Series eliminations.

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One of the most prized trophies in Australian championship drag racing has always been the ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy. Sometimes referred to as the holy grail, its the one everyone wants to show off to family and friends.

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The Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods are heading south, with four of the nitro-burning beasts set to tear up Whyalla’s Steel City Raceway on Saturday, November 4.

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Facebook has revealed some killer new rides hot from the docks.


After a runner-up finish in their competition debut, the Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Racing Pro Slammer Mustang has sent out another warning to the competition with impressive testing times.

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Rapisarda Autosport International’s 2017 American campaign got of to a flying start when Wayne Newby posted a best run of 3.80/307 mph in pre-event testing for the 63rd annual U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

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With most local Sydney drag racing events on hiatus for Winter, racers had a chance to blow off the Winter ice for a test and tune and it turned out to be quite a wild one.

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This month’s Honeywell Garrett Jamboree, presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU, will host no less than four international drag racing stars all the way from Puerto Rico and to celebrate, a special Open Night will be held to officially welcome the international racers and their crews.

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Rapisarda Autosport International will make their highly anticipated return to the NHRA series at the 63rd annual U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway on August 30-Sept 4.


North Queensland racer Adrian Sach is itching to go racing at this weekend’s round of the Summit Racing Queensland Championship. It will also see the return of the cult Suzuki Hatch, known as “4 Sum Fun”, for the first time at Benaraby Raceway in some 20 years!

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John Zappia has developed a reputation as one of the most experienced Doorslammer team owner and drivers’ in Australia, but his first race in the USA has seen him coming to grips with a very different experience. 

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The long awaited international debut of John Zappia has taken place in Tulsa, Oklahoma today, with the ten times Australian Top Doorslammer champion taking the Noonan Race Engineering Camaro out for its first test hits ahead of the PDRA event this weekend.

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There was no doubt that the 2017 Desert Nationals track records would take a beating. With Kelly Bettes (above) driving the Lamattina Top Fuel Racing dragster, and 10 x ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion in the pits, the fans were in for a treat.

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Legendary team owner Santo Rapisarda has threatened to abandon racing Top Fuel in Australia unless the two major race tracks - Sydney Dragway and Willowbank Raceway - introduce 1000 foot racing for the 2017-18 400 Thunder season that commences at Sydney Dragway in November.

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Fresh off a massive Nitro Up North event, Hidden Valley Dragway was back at it for round five of their local Track Championship series.

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HQ Monaros and the Australian outback make for an iconic combination and John Zappia only further spread the legend with a dominating performance at the Desert Nationals in Alice Springs on the weekend.

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Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson has taken home a much sort after Crocodile Skull trophy and a 400 Thunder Christmas Tree after the Nitro Voodoo Team's effort at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Nitro Up North meeting last weekend.


The 2017 Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia drags are set to hit Sydney Dragway once again on the 10th September, with added spice from the Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods.

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The Australian National Drag Racing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Hamon to the board, effective immediately.

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One of the most iconic Japanese drag cars of all time makes its Australian debut on August 26 and 27, as the former HKS-backed JZA80 Toyota Supra competes in a star-studded Pro Turbo lineup at the Honeywell Garrett Jamboree.

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Perth Motorplex Modified Bike champion Zoe Nieuwhof (above with Mum) made her first visit to the Northern Territory last weekend at Hidden Valley Drag Strip for the Nitro Up North event.

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In another huge day of testing ahead of this weekend's Brisbane Jamboree, the Puerto Rican visitors hammered both Australia and world records at Willowbank Raceway

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In 2016, Aussie racing fans were treated to the sight and sound of the most powerful rotary engine to ever fly down the quarter mile in Mazda’s home country of Japan.

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The 2017 edition of Nitro Up North was a major success for Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip, attracting record crowds to the opening of the 400 Thunder and Summit Sportsman Series drag racing championships.

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This weekend is the 4th running of the Desert Nationals, and this year also marks Alice Springs Inland Dragway 10th year in operation.

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As owner and manager of Perth Motorplex, VenuesWest has renewed its agreement with the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) for a second year as the sanctioning body for Drag Racing for the 2017/18 racing season.

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Top Fuel dragsters are well known as the fastest accelerating race cars on the planet, but where do they actually accelerate the hardest? The answer may surprise you.

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Racing in front of a track record crowd, Lucas Oil's Gary Phillips claimed victory at Darwin's Hidden Valley Drag Strip for the second consecutive year in his 1953 Studebaker Pro Slammer.

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Victorian Matt Czerny was able to tick another wish off the bucket list following his recent appearance for the Nitro Up North event.

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Team Bray Racing’s Ben Bray is on tenterhooks as he waits for the world’s largest sport compact drag racing event to hit Willowbank Raceway this weekend.

Whyalla's Steel City Drag Club will be running a four round club championship as well as two sweet nitro events in what is its 50th season of operation.

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Springmount Raceway and Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car management have regrettably decided to cancel the event that was due to be held on Saturday, August 5.

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This weekend at the 4th running of the Desert Nationals, Victorian Wayne Talbot is looking to smash both ends of the ANDRA AA/MA national records out the park.