Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder was a performance powerhouse, with an amazing amount of record times. There were some gun photographers on the scene and we'd like to present their best work from the event.
Rob Ambruosi blows the burst panel out of his Pro Alcohol Funny Car. Even the side window has been popped. Image by Grant Stephens.
Drift cars hit the burnout pad to help provide fill-in entertainment on Saturday. Image by Grant Stephens.
Richie Crampton basks in the sun of an Australian braking area after his first full quarter mile Top Fuel pass. Image by John Bosher.
Modified Bike rider Michael Dwinger smokes in the start line. Image by Grant Stephens.
Ben Bray improved his personal best to a 5.70 during the event. Pro Slammers benefited greatly from the improved racing surface with nearly all of the top runners improving their bests. Image by John Bosher.
Darryl Walford's Supercharged Outlaws Funny Car from ground level. Image by Grant Stephens.
Dom Lagana awaits a warm up in the cockpit of the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel dragster. Image by Dave Reid.
What do you do when your car is sponsored by Fuchs, but it came with Lucas signage? The Lamattina family came up with a creative solution - Phil Lamattina's son is named Luca. Image by Dave Reid.
Darren Morgan packs the parachutes of his AEG Powertools Top Fuel dragster. Image by Dave Reid.
Damian Muscat carries the front wheel of his nitro Harley. He went within two thousandths of a second of the quickest nitro Harley pass in Australian history. Image by Michael Wyllie.
Terry Sainty overpowers the track, injecting plenty of nitro fuel into the Australian-built billet three valve motor. Image by Michael Wyllie.
Carl Cox hangs the front end of his Pro Street Blown Ford Capri. Unfortunately fuel dramas stopped him from competing in the rest of the event. Image by Grant Stephens.
Those Junior Dragster racers...always horsing around. Image by Grant Stephens.