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Australia's quickest Nitro Harley rider Mark Drew is ready to make a return to racing at the Perth Motorplex on November 10.

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Drag News Magazine editor Luke Nieuwhof was armed with his trusty Canon 7DII for East Coast Thunder and made the most of the colourful photo opportunities around the track. 


Top Fuel Motorcycle racer Jay Upton and team are headed back to Sydney Dragway for the first time since 2009 for this weekend’s East Coast Thunder.

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While the arguments about Australia's quickest street car rage on beside how long a piece of string is, you can't take anything away from the phenomenal performance Frank Marchese from Dandy Engines has achieved with 'FAIRXW'. 

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Looking for sleek, turbocharged, plastic race cars? This is not the place to find them. The Nostalgia Drags at Willowbank Raceway is a celebration of odd engineering, classic styles and quarter mile fun.


With Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder now complete, Team Bray Racing is facing down a busy run to Summer with plenty of events on the docket between now and Christmas.

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Californian speedster Ashley Sanford will race with Rapisarda Autosport International team mates Wayne Newby and Damien Harris at the East Coast Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway, November 2-3.

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JSS Racing have unveiled their new Sam Fenech-driven Camaro Pro Slammer with a three year major sponsorship deal from Lloyd's Classic Car Auctions.

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Rodney Kerr credits being ‘in the zone’ at the recent Sunset Strip Nationals with allowing him to break through for his first ever ANDRA Christmas Tree and is hoping for a repeat performance at his home track for this weekend’s South Coast Nationals.


East Coast Thunder hosted a 400 Thunder Sportsman Series round for Super Stock, Pro Radial, Supercharged Outlaws, Super Sedan, Modified Bike, Super Gas and Junior Dragster. Here are the elimination results and video of the final rounds.

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For Sam Fenech, the start of the new Pro Slammer Championship season has been interesting- to say the least.

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The Atura NSW Championship shifted into round six and is heading for the finish line with just two rounds to go before Sydney Dragway's 2018 track champions are crowned.

Willowbank Raceway has released a packed calendar of events for the 2019 season with almost 100 days of drag racing action listed, plus special events including the Queensland Auto Spectacular and blockbuster CMC Rocks country music festival.

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Australian NHRA Top Fuel star Richie Crampton is returning home to contest the New Year’s Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway, near Ipswich, Queensland, on January 5th.

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Heading into next weekends East Coast Thunder championship drag racing event at Sydney Dragway, five-time Top Bike champ Chris Matheson finds himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position.

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PAC Peformance has defeated Gas Racing in an epic Gulf Western Workshop Wars finale at Sydney Dragway.

Drag racing typically favours small cars with smooth aerodynamic profiles and light weight, but WA Super Sedan racer Jason Lippi has gone in the opposite direction, all in the name of fun.

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First time winners in both Pro Alcohol and Pro Slammer were among the highlights of as East Coast Thunder wrapped up at Sydney Dragway on Sunday.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars delivered one of their trademark shows at Willowbank Raceway on October 27, 2018.

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Jeremy Martin's Holden VB Commodore became a crowd favourite underdog at No Mercy 9 on the weekend, one of the world's biggest radial tyre races.

Kelvin Lyle is Western Australia’s latest Pro Slammer hero, winning East Coast Thunder in Sydney on Saturday – his first ever national victory.

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Mother Nature rarely let up during an exhausting day of qualifying at Sydney Dragway for East Coast Thunder, with extreme heat and then a storm combining to bring an early end to the day.

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The Western Australian drag racing season has begun with an exhibition at the Shannons Powerpalooza at Perth Motorplex.

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Dallas, Texas has become the adopted home for Australian businessman and Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker. He has built a successful commercial façade business, Auzmet Architectural, just minutes from the ever expanding Dallas skyline.

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Hot temperatures, hot action, here is a massive East Coast Thunder gallery by Drag News Magazine and Cackling Pipes.


East Coast Thunder at Sydney Dragway is here and boy is it a hot one! We'll be running some live updates for pro qualifying and eliminations as well as any other highlights or lowlights from the track on our Twitter feed.

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Despite everyone's best efforts, completion of the penultimate round of the Atura NSW Championship Series at Sydney Dragway seemed doomed from the onset.

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Qualifying is complete for most classes at the world's biggest radial tyre race, No Mercy 9, with Australian teams putting in strong performances over the week so far – including two more three second cars.

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Spinozzi Racing and their Speedmaster Chevelle achieved their best result yet in 400 Thunder Pro Slammer competition, reaching the semi finals of East Coast Thunder at Sydney Dragway on Saturday.

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A marathon week of professional class testing has concluded at Sydney Dragway ahead of East Coast Thunder, and it has only intensified the Pro Slammer battle.

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Check out a cool gallery shot by Nathan Berridge from the recent Mallee Shootout at Swan Hill Dragway.

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The Hidden Valley Dragway season has come to a close before the big wet with the running of the N.T Titles to finalise the local track championship season.

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Adrian McGrotty got his 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Super Gas campaign off to a perfect start recently with victory aboard his Holden Commodore at the Sunset Strip Nats in Mildura.

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If Jason Arbery can race to the Top Sportsman finals at South Coast Raceway’s South Coast Nationals event next weekend (November 10 and 11), it will make six straight finals’ appearances for the reigning champion and John Storm Memorial Award holder.

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With the new season about to begin in WA, I thought some spare time on a Sunday might be well spent going back through some old photos and checking out the season opener from 15 years ago at Perth Motorplex.

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As part of round three of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Sunset Strip Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, no less than six new national 660ft records were set.

John Zappia was left to rue what might have been at the second round of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship in Sydney on Saturday.

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Drag racing is all about the sprint, but the week has been more like a marathon for Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi and their Spinozzi Racing team, who have completed five days of testing ahead of the second round of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship at Sydney Dragway this Friday and Saturday.

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Following four years and six podiums with the 'Bumblebee' Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car, Queensland's Jake Donnelly will hang up his nitro Helmet after the upcoming Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars event on October 27 at Willowbank Raceway to pursue the 400 Thunder Professional Series in Pro Alcohol.

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No Mercy 9 has begun in South Georgia with five Australian teams taking the opportunity to get on to the track on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled first qualifying session.


Drag racing may be considered an individual sport but people make the ultimate difference at MacLean Motorsport, who have just wrapped up almost two weeks of Pro Slammer testing and competition at Sydney Dragway.

Team Bray Racing will be looking for not only victory but also improved personal bests at Sydney Dragway’s East Coast Thunder this weekend (November 2-3).

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Sighted recently on the shores of Sydney Dragway has been this twin turbo Chrysler SRT 300C punching out low 9 second ETs.


A small Aussie invasion has headed to South Georgia Motorsport Park in the USA for this weekend's No Mercy 9 – the biggest radial race in the world.

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Here are all the qualifying order and elimination ladders for the professional categories at East Coast Thunder.

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Rapisarda Autosport International have dropped a nitro surprise ahead of East Coast Thunder, breaking out a canopy-equipped Top Fuel dragster.


Maurice Allen is set to compete in the NHRA on a Pro Stock Motorcycle at Charlotte's Zmax Dragway this weekend.

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Even though the tropical conditions were challenging for the Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods, they still delivered a cracking display at Springmount Raceway near Cairns. Check out the gallery provided by Phat Photography.