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John Zappia earned his first win light in the USA at the penultimate event of the PDRA season in Benson, North Carolina.


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The Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods gathered for their strongest showing yet with four machines ready to thunder down the Sydney Dragway quarter last Sunday for the Cruzin' Mag Nostalgia Drags.

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Wayne Newby’s U.S. Nationals campaign ended with a first round loss to Leah Pritchett when the RAI car smoked the tyres at the hit, handing Pritchett the easiest of wins.


Organiser have advised of the cancellation of the Honeywell Garrett Melbourne Jamboree presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU, originally scheduled for October 28.

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The phoenix is a mythical bird, reborn and regenerated in a continuous cycle from the ashes of its predecessor. Before rebirth, the phoenix dies in a show of flame and combustion.

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As the Wet Season moves ever closer in the Top End, Hidden Valley's penultimate Track Championship round has been run and won.

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Wayne Newby has qualified 15th and will face off against Leah Pritchett, one of the brightest emerging talents on the NHRA tour, in the opening round of the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Tuesday morning, Australian time.


Paul Mouhayet's 5.58 rocked the Australian Pro Slammer/Top Doorslammer world over the weekend, but it's the sound that reveals most about this run.

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Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder has appointed highly-respected motorsport promoter, venue manager, and administrator, Kevin Prendergast as its General Manager, effective immediately.

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After missing the field by next to nothing at the U.S. Nationals, Shane Tucker and his Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Camaro team will make their way to zMAX Dragway this weekend for the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals.

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Rapisarda Autosport International occupies 10th spot after Wayne Newby ran 3.80/321.88 mph in the first of five rounds of qualifying for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing have issued a statement indicating a move to 1000 feet racing for Australian Top Fuel teams was not expected for the coming 400 Thunder season.


Drag News Magazine focuses on the women in Australian drag racing who are making an impact for its 27th issue. Our sport is one of the most diverse and we wanted to showcase that fact.

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Is Johnny Kapiris Australia’s greatest Super Sedan sportsman racer? If you look at his results you would have to agree. Four-straight ANDRA championship titles from 2013 to 2016 is an impressive streak in anyone’s eyes.

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One of the more “spectacular” cars at Rd 1 of the Summit Racing Queensland Championship was the relatively new Supercharged Outlaws Corvette driven by Mark Eves.

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The Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Mustang doorslammer has eclipsed John Zappia's record holding 5.63 Pro Slammer pass in testing today at Sydney Dragway.


A total of seven Australian teams took part in Hot Rod Drag Week last week across Illinois and Wisconsin, taking in four different tracks over five days of racing.

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The 2017 Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree, presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU was always anticipated to be a milestone event since the news broke earlier in the year that four of the quickest Sport Compact cars in the world would be coming from Puerto Rico. 


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.


Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder today confirmed that commencing at the AC Delco East Coast Thunder event to be held at Sydney Dragway in early November, Top Fuel Dragsters will race to 1000 feet, rather than the traditional 1,320 feet (one-quarter mile).

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At the recent PAC Performance Open Day, the industry leaders in pumping out Australia's quickest rotaries unveiled two new machines added to their stable.

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It’s been a while since we have seen the Supercharged Outlaw dragster of Victorian Ryan Van Dyk. His last appearance was the 2017 Australian Nationals at Calder Park, and now he’s back for some more excitement in his first points round of the 2017/18 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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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.


Californian Top Fuel newcomer Ashley Sanford will be taking over the seat of the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel dragster at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St Louis this weekend.


Classic English sports car marque Jaguar is renowned for curve-hugging Grand Tourers – not so much for quarter mile prowess. But we've got to say, the shape looks at home on a drag strip.

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Mark Hunt is certainly one of the real characters in our sport. He’s a big man and can look quite intimidating, he drives a bright yellow Supercharged Outlaw Ford Customine, and his passion for drag racing is 110 percent.

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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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Sydney's Niki Taube Zakrzewski became the first woman in the history of drag bike racing to break the 200mph barrier and also set a new ET Record in the quarter mile this past weekend during the Man Cup DME Racing Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC.


Australian Top Fuel racer Richie Crampton made good in his second event back as a driver on the NHRA tour, reaching the final round of the Carolina Nationals at Zmax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina.


The 2nd annual 1/8th Mile Nostalgia Drags event at Mildura’s Sunset Strip (Aug 29th 2017) will be marked down as a huge success with close to 100 old school nostalgia entrants contesting across 8 brackets, a class field of Willy’s for their Nationals and of course the popular fun day which rounded out the event.

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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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Hidden Valley Drag Strip wrapped up its championship season on September 23. Check out results and some of the cool pics thanks to ace photog Craig Radcliffe!

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The Dubbo City Car Club has been fighting for a drag strip in the area for 15 years now, as NSW continues to suffer from having no dedicated regional drag racing facility - that fact however could change soon if DCCC receive the funding they need to realise their dream plans.

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Well, it may have started out with chilly temperatures on the morning of the event, but the racers added plenty of heat to Round 2 of the Summit Racing Queensland Championship.

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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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After an exceptionally windy start to the weekend saw an altered schedule for today’s running, the Sunset Strip Nationals – round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – has concluded in style at Mildura’s Sunset Strip this afternoon.

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Sydney brothers Jackson and Samuel Perri will lead the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster Championship field to Mildura this weekend as the title chase’s third round gets underway with the Sunset Strip Nationals this Saturday and Sunday (September 23/24).

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The Rapisarda team's U.S. Nationals quest ended in round one when the car smoked the tires early against Leah Pritchett. During the first two rounds of qualifying the car had been experiencing brake issues and driver Wayne Newby noted that as the dragging pads heated up the carbon rotors during those runs the brakes became even more effective and that it felt like he had the chutes out early. 

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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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Sydney drag bike racer Niki Zakrzewski has been doing great things overseas chasing her drag bike racing dream. She is already the quickest woman ever to ride a motorcycle down the quarter and now today has become the first woman to break the 200mph barrier on two wheels.

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Drag racing to return to Warracknabeal DRAG racing comes back to Warracknabeal after an absence of five years on Saturday October 7.

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The 400 Thunder Sportsman Series has announced that effective immediately, the Sportsman points cap has been increased from 200 points to a 250 point maximum prior to the final round of the championship, the season-ending Gulf Western Oils Winternationals.


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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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars took advantage of the sunshine in Cairns to put on an impressive show for the massive Queensland crowd that filled Springmount Raceway.

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Ahead of this weekend’s round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, performance parts leader PROFLOW has thrown its support behind back-to-back Australian Top Sportsman Championship winner, Jason Stares.

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The Atura Championship for Sydney Dragway's track championship returned after a Winter lay off for round five of eight, as the chase for class titles really starts to heat up.

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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.