April 28, 2015

Drag News Magazine Online Ordering

Subscribe to Drag News Magazine today. You can get started for just $14.95 per issue – risk free! With automatic six weekly payments each issue will get sent to your door with no big up front subscription cost. Issue by Issue Print Subscription – Australian Postage ($14.95 every six weeks)   One Year (Eight Issue) Print Subscription – Australian Postage ($119)   Wanting international delivery? Email us at press@dragnews.com.au for rates. Drag News Magazine Issue 49 Print – SOLD OUT Our cover star for this issue is Paul Messineo, who got the chance of a lifetime to drive a Funny Car for Graeme Cowin’s growing Aeroflow series back in 2013. It was an opportunity the Queenslander has not looked back on since, as he has become one of the veterans of Australian drag racing’s most spectator-friendly series. Find out from Paul how he got involved and what it is like to steer one of these 4000 horsepower beasts. We next switch sides of the pit area to one of Australian drag racing’s success stories – Super Street. As the entry level to championship competition, Super Street is where many drag racers kicked off their careers and where others choose to enjoy their racing permanently. We surveyed Australian Super Street racers to get an idea of what they liked and what they would change in the bracket. From trans brakes to time limits, and roll cages to rivalry, find out about what the future may look like for the bracket. The world’s quickest Ducati, ridden by Wayne Patterson, has become a Comp Bike force in Western Australia. The larger-than-life Patterson, who got involved in drag racing by winning a wheelstand contest, has developed his turbocharged superbike into a record-setting machine. On the other end of the experience spectrum from Patterson is Queensland’s Terri Jones, the daughter of former Comp racer Wayne Jones, who has just begun her journey. While she has had to be patient for a new dragster to be built after a big crash for Wayne in 2014, Terri is now ready to go and keen to take her father’s records! Speaking of father-daughter teams, there is one emerging in Top Sportsman right now, with Victoria’s Chris and Nicole Theo trading seats in the family Camaro. They both love racing but let’s just say they have a different outlook on the future of the team! Luke Redman shows off his Toyota Corona powered by a turbocharged 1JZ. Already running nines and aiming for the eights, this is one heck of a street sleeper, and we find out more about this really cool sedan. Plus, we feature Power Shots from the Kenda 660 Drag Radial Series Expression Session. Drag News Magazine Issue 48 Print – $15.95 incl Australian postage. Darryl Stephen is launching Australian Pro Stock’s biggest Ford team yet with a two-car assault on the six second zone, and deservedly takes the cover of Drag News Magazine Issue 48! As a champion sportsman racer, Stephen knows what it takes to win but the 400 Thunder pro series will be a brand new challenge. We take an up close look at his double-vision rides which are set to reinvigorate Pro Stock, especially for blue oval fans! Find out how he intends to succeed in arguably drag racing’s toughest bracket. It’s a tough tin-top issue this one, as we next have a three-pack of Australia’s toughest Drag Challenge rides under the microscope. Continuing in the Ford vein, Frank Marchese’s legendary 200mph Ford XW Falcon street car shows off its secrets, while Nathan Ghosn’s nine-second Ford Capri (with an incredible 50,000km of street driving on the odometer) demonstrates that you can have a blast on both the strip and the highways. It’s definitely worth reading to find out more about these rides! For the Holden fans, we do have you represented thanks to Mark Busscher’s bad, black one tonner. While Holden intended the one tonner to be carrying cargoy, Busscher has it carrying the front wheels! Changing gears into R for retro, Mario Mariani reflects on his time as a Top Fuel privateer. Together wth son Mark, Mariani showed it was possible for a working class man to make his way in nitro, even as he battled cancer. An interesting perspective that every drag racing fan should read. Plus, we look into the plans for a new speedway right next door to Sydney Dragway. How will this affect the future of Australia’s biggest drag racing venue? As you can see, we’ve pushed hard to give you a whole bunch of content to make your drag racing winter a little warmer, so do us a solid and buy the issue or a subscription using the buttons below, or scroll a little further to see the pages of this issue. Purchase Drag News Magazine Issue 48 – $15.95 incl Australian postage. Drag News Magazine Issue 47 (Print Copy) – $10.95 plus postage During these strange times, Drag News Magazine hasn’t stopped bringing you the stories of drag racers from around Australia, and as the sport builds towards a return to racing we have some fantastic teams featured in the jam-packed 64 pages of our 47th issue. Taking the cover in a big way is John Willard’s supercharged Hemi-powered Anglia, one of the wildest cars ever built in Australia. Get an up close look at this mini-Pro Mod which is designed to claim the world record and compete internationally. We speak with Adrian Vella, a man who is being patient in working towards his Pro Stock dream by getting a Super Stock education. He’s not letting a single racing opportunity sneak by once the sport resumes. Next we head out west to check out Ben Pisconeri’s Ford Intech-powered 1965 Mustang, a radial tyre warrior that crosses into Pro Street territory. Forging his own path away from the common Barra conversions, Pisconeri’s hard work is paying off. Cara Bertoli has conquered accidents, bad engines and more to reach her drag racing dreams in her Super Street

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Nitro Champs cancelled due to rain forecast

In a major blow to the shortened ANDRA championship season, Sydney Dragway has cancelled this weekend’s Nitro Champs due to a forecast of rain. Following on from the cancellation of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme event at Willowbank less than a month ago, the decision leaves just the Fuchs Winternationals in June left for the season. Sydney Dragway released the following statement: “Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen Regretfully Sydney Dragway finds itself in a position of having to make the difficult decision to cancel this week’s Nitro Champs. The weather forecast for the remainder of the week indicates more rain with Saturday expecting as high as 90% likelihood of 10-20mm of rain. This leaves us with no alternative but to cancel the event. The venue is already under pressure from the weather with the grounds and car parks saturated and with more rain immanent this week the venue would not be user friendly. To all our competitors who have entered the Nitro Champs we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. We will contact you later today via email with further details as to entry fees paid. We understand that this is an extremely shortened season and would like to wish everyone great success at the Winternationals.” Email Address Phone Number {fcomment}

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