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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.

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After a good crowd on day one of the 2017 Nitro Up North, Day 2 literally exploded with people everywhere.

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Queensland's Tremayne family enjoyed a productive event at the fourth round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship at Willowbank Raceway last weekend.

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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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Nitro Up North is off and racing at Hidden Valley Drag Strip with some spectacular times on opening day, including a new track record in the Redline Plumbing Pro Slammer category.


Drag racing heaps much of its glory on its drivers, but there is no doubt that it is the tuners behind the scenes who are often responsible for the performances we see on the strip.

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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.


There is always something about a fresh start, and Nitro Up North V3 was the perfect event to kick off the 2017/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.


Australia's newest Top Doorslammer/Pro Slammer has broken cover, showing off a livery championing new marketing partners Komatsu and Mack Trucks.

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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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The 10 date series opens this weekend with the Central Swing’s opening Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Raceway, followed one-week later with the Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway.

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Expectations are high for the Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin on July 21 and 22, with 123 teams set to make the trek after racer entries closed on Monday.

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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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With the Brisbane Jamboree just over a month away we always see a few new rides appear in time for one of the biggest Sport Compact events in the world.

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Shane Tucker competed this weekend at the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N but fell short in the first round of eliminations at Route 66 Raceway.

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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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O’Rourke Motorsport is on its way to Darwin for the fifth consecutive year, with this weekend’s Nitro Up North event to host OMS Pro Slammer at Hidden Valley Raceway across July 21 and 22.

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Encouraged by a strong finish in the 2016/17 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, South Australian Jason Arbery is ready to take his Chev-powered Ford Capri to the next level.

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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.

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Top Australian drag racers are arriving in Darwin ahead of Nitro Up North this Friday and Saturday at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.


Queensland drag racing is proving something of a leader when it comes to new generation drag racing categories, showing in several new marks set during Saturday's Queensland Drag Racing Championship at Willowbank Raceway.


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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Gina Bullians - the quickest Sport Compact female in the world - has a new ride.

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Team Bray Racing is on its way to the Northern Territory for this weekend’s Nitro Up North event to be held at Hidden Valley Raceway on July 21 and 22.


The high horsepower of turbo rotary engines often in small tyre, short wheelbase machines certainly can produce some wild moments for their drivers - as was the case for these guys at the last Sydney Dragway test and tune.

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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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Australia is making its mark on the radial craze which is sweeping the drag racing world currently.

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The Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Racing Mustang made its on track debut yesterday at Willowbank Raceway ahead of its first competitive outing at Nitro Up North.

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Lui Raschella, the likeable South Australian Top Doorslammer racer from the class glory days in the 90s has sadly passed away.

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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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A new look for a new season welcomed fans of John Zappia at the opening round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series in Darwin last weekend – Nitro Up North.

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Queensland-based drag racing team, DBS Motorsport, is heading to Cairns for the Springmount Raceway Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event with two cars, two brothers and two excited crews, as brothers Jake and Dan Donnelly set to do battle for bragging rights in the tropics!


Marty Dack has made a bundle of changes to his Ford Mustang Pro Slammer ahead of his appearance at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22.

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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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The Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing has pushed through a character-building weekend at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway at the weekend.

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Drag racing isn’t just about going fast – it’s looking good while you’re doing it. And there is a guy who knows how to do both coming to Nitro Up North in Darwin.


Fuel altereds have a reputation for being drag racing's wildest vehicle and this incident in Alaska has done nothing to change that reputation.


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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Race day at Nitro Up North delivered action aplenty in front of a record crowd at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday night.


One of the most inspirational drag racers in the world will be competing at Darwin's Nitro Up North event on July 21 and 22 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip – and he's coming with a familiar member of his family in tow.

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After breaking two of his engines in Epping at the beginning of June, it has been a waiting game for Australia’s Shane Tucker – waiting on parts to rebuild his engines and return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series guns blazing.