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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.

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Rob Ambruosi blows the burst panel out of his Pro Alcohol Funny Car. Even the side window has been popped. Image by Grant Stephens.

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Drift cars hit the burnout pad to help provide fill-in entertainment on Saturday. Image by Grant Stephens.

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Richie Crampton basks in the sun of an Australian braking area after his first full quarter mile Top Fuel pass. Image by John Bosher.

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Modified Bike rider Michael Dwinger smokes in the start line. Image by Grant Stephens.

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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.

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Darryl Walford's Supercharged Outlaws Funny Car from ground level. Image by Grant Stephens. 

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Dom Lagana awaits a warm up in the cockpit of the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel dragster. Image by Dave Reid.

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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.


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Darren Morgan packs the parachutes of his AEG Powertools Top Fuel dragster. Image by Dave Reid.

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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.

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Terry Sainty overpowers the track, injecting plenty of nitro fuel into the Australian-built billet three valve motor. Image by Michael Wyllie.

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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.

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Those Junior Dragster racers...always horsing around. Image by Grant Stephens.