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Sydney Dragway has long been home to some of the quickest and fastest street cars in Australia – in some cases the world.

Paul Mouhayet Westernationals Day Two

Paul Mouhayet has struck his biggest blow yet in the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship, defeating multi-time Australian champion John Zappia in a thrilling final round of the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on Sunday.

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The 2018 ATURA NSW Championship Series got underway on Saturday 17 February with over 190 teams gracing Sydney Dragway at round one of the series.

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After a grandstand finish to the 2017 ATURA Series, it would be hard to imagine that the 2018 version could be any more exciting – but nothing could be further from the truth. 

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A very busy March for Team Bray Racing continues this weekend with Ben Bray set to tackle the Honeywell Garrett Sydney Jamboree in his Gulf Western Oil-supported Toyota Solara.

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The stage is set for a monumental Grand Final later this month (Adelaide International Raceway, March 23-24) following the conclusion of the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at the Perth Motorplex.

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Scott Palmer has developed a reputation as a fan favourite in the NHRA for one reason - throttle whacks! With the CatSpot team making it to the final round in Phoenix, they celebrated with the baddest display of throttle whacks we've ever seen.

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Van Dyk Racing says it is extremely thrilled to announce its new marketing partnership with crypto start-up company, PLAAK, in what is believed to be a world-first for drag racing and a first for Australian motorsport across the board.

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No less than four new national records punctuated last weekend’s MacTrack Westernationals, with Jim Ioannidis (C/MSA – 9.555s), Jamie Chaisty (H/MSA – 9.249s), Phill Paton (DD/CB – 8.344s) and John Althuizen (A/MR – 7.555s) all rewriting the record books.

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With the first day of the MacTrack Westernationals in the books, we've had the chance to put a few of our favourite shots from the day together - but don't miss our full gallery after the event!

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With the running of the 47th Annual MacTrack Westernationals coming up at Perth Motorplex on March 3 and 4, we thought we would flash back ten years ago to the 2008 version of the event.

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As the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Perth Motorplex’s MacTrack Westernationals event (March 3 and 4) is attracting racers from all across the country.

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Second might come right after first, but John Zappia knows he needs better for the final three events of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship following a runner up performance at the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex.

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Paul Mouhayet has laid down the gauntlet during qualifying for the MacTrack Westernationals, setting new track records for Perth Motorplex and leading Australia's quickest ever 400 Thunder Pro Slammer field into race day.

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The 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series heads west for the first time this season when the 47th Annual MacTrack Westernationals takes place on March 3 and 4 at Perth Motorplex.

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Clay Millican became the quickest Top Fuel driver in the world over the weekend with an astonishing 3.628 second run over 1000 feet. While the Tennessee native is a gun driver, he will happily tell you that the brains behind the performances come from his crew chief - Australian expat David Grubnic.

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Drag racing is just as much an engineering challenge as a driving one. For years, innovative participants have tried to build the 'better mouse trap' – and Sydney's Russell Mills just might have done it.

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Race day at the MacTrack Westernationals beckons with day one of what is the penultimate round of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series now complete at the Perth Motorplex.

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Australian nostalgia funny car driver Steve Easton will be behind the wheel of the Burnin’ Money Nitro Funny Car at this year’s 60th Annual March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, March 1-4.

Kelvin Lyle has been one of the breakout drivers of the 2017/18 season at Perth Motorplex, moving into the points lead of the Direct Mining and Industrial Summer Slam with some strong performances in recent events.

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Ashley Sanford will join Rapisarda Autosport International team-mates Damien Harris and Wayne Newby for the Santo’s Super Thunder meeting at Willowbank Raceway on March 30.

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Many Pro Slammer teams got an early look at the Perth Motorplex ahead of this weekend's MacTrack Westernationals with an evening of private testing. 

Defending Super Sedan champion George Tipouikidis and his Holden HK Monaro will be well and truly on a mission at the upcoming MacTrack Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex (March 3 and 4).

With a name like ‘Rude Stude’, perhaps the struggles of Shane Catalano and his Studebaker Top Doorslammer make sense.

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It's a fast orange on the cover of Drag News Magazine Issue 30 as we present Wayne Keys' gorgeous new Chev Camaro Pro Slammer. This recent winner of the ANDRA Best Engineered Award is a beautiful piece and was amazingly constructed from kits in Keys' own backyard. See photos of the car in the build to the final incredible doorslammer it has become.

The Mactrack Westernationals will receive an exciting dose of international Pro Slammer action care of Team Bray Racing on March 3 and 4, with Texan Pro Mod legend Frankie Taylor to drive for the team.

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Nitro Night saw a collection of Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Bikes the Direct Mining and Industrial Summer Slam entertain a decent crowd at Perth Motorplex on February 17, 2018.

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2018 marks the 25th year of racing for Mark Allan in a career that started all the way in back in 1993 as a 9 year old boy racing Junior Dragster.

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Australian racer Steve Easton had a far more drama-filled March Meet than he expected last weekend at the wheel of the Burnin Money Nostalgia Funny Car at Bakersfield.

Sydney Pro Slammer drag racer Geoff Gradden will be making his first trek west to take part in the MacTrack Westernationals on March 3 and 4, and if recent performances are any guide, he may have the hot weather tune up to surprise more fancied rivals.

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John Zappia's preparation for the next round of the 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Series at the MacTrack Westernationals has begun with a runner up at Perth Motorplex's Nitro Night.

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"Mad" Mark Hinchelwood's crazy "turbo with an altered attached" is well remembered as he car that set AA/MA national records - well look out, he is coming back with a new car.

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Team Bray Racing has enjoyed the MacTrack Westernationals as part of the greatest Pro Slammer field of all time at the weekend.

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Ryan Moresby is the latest five second Pro Slammer drag racer in WA, with stunning performances coming just in time for the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex on March 3 and 4.

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We previewed this awesome twin turbo radial Holden Torana last week ahead of its race debut, but unfortunately there was a baptism of fire for [JACKHAMMER] at Nitro Night at Perth Motorplex.

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John Faraone might run WA plates but sightings of his Valiant Charger on its home soil are rare, especially at the track.

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The 2018 MacTrack Westernationals was certainly an event that had plenty of nail-biting excitement, especially in the 400 Thunder Championship Pro classes. For Chris Matheson, the current Top Bike champ came into the event with a to-do list and was hopeful of ticking a few boxes.

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About 30 racers took part in a pre-Westernationals test and tune at Perth Motorplex on Wednesday, February 28.

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Top Fuel Dragsters returned to Perth Motorplex for the first time in a couple of years as part of Nitro Night on Saturday February 17, 2018.

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WA's Streetbuilt Racing has unveiled a cool new radial tyre drag racing weapon to take on the beasts from the east.

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The MacTrack Westernationals pictorial awesomeness just keeps on coming, this time care of photographer John Harney.

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West Australia’s Todd Stacy will be looking to overcome recent tyre shake issues when he competes in this weekend’s MacTrack Westernationals at his home track, the Perth Motorplex.

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Karl Wicht's Peter Brock tribute A9X Pro Street animal has always been an attention seeker, and deservedly so. The F3 procharged big block powered Torana went as good as it looked as Australia's quickest procharged machine.

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Wayne and Lisa Keys have unveiled their brand new Chev Camaro AA/AP and Top Doorslammer out west.

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After two frenzied days of qualifying and racing, the 47th Annual MacTrack Westernationals has been run and won at Perth Motorplex. Experience the event with our massive photo gallery.

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Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson is closing in on Perth, Western Australia to try and break his national record of 6.04 seconds, a record he has held since 2013!

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Mark Sheehan is no stranger to the seat of a Top Fuel Dragster or a Nitro Funny Car, but he had a new experience today as he tested the ex-Steve Turner 'Black Widow' nitro front engine dragster for the first time.

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Top Fuel drag racer Rachelle Splatt dropped a surprise today, revealing she has just licensed to drive a jet car.