April 28, 2015

Drag News Magazine Online Ordering

Issue by Issue Print Subscription – Australian Postage ($14.95 every six weeks) Issue by Issue Print Subscription – International Postage ($21.90 every six weeks) One Year (Eight Issue) Print Subscription – Australian Postage ($119) One Year (Eight Issue) Print Subscription – International Postage ($175) Drag News Magazine Issue 48 Print – $14.95 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 – $14.95 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 ute. She’s as grass roots as they come and still having a blast. Now it’s time to get technical. Shock absorbers don’t get much glory, but advancements in shock technology have been behind many of the astounding performances we see from doorslammers in drag racing today. Paul Drady of Plucka’s Racecraft helps answer some of the questions we had and explains how to best tune the shocks on your own drag racing vehicle. Plus, we honour WA’s state drag racing champions, report from the second round of the Atura Blacktown NSW championship, show off some hot shots from the Day of the Drags, and give you a free chapter from nitro Harley rider Benny Stevens’ new book Fuelled! Drag News Magazine’s print edition is not available in newsagents and must be ordered online. To order press ‘Buy Now’ below, on Australian or international postage. Ordering is secure via PayPal. Postage is via Australia Post and generally takes 3-5 days, though it may take longer currently due to COVID-19. Please ensure your delivery address is correct. Purchase Drag News Magazine Issue 47, including Australian postage – $15.95 Purchase Drag News Magazine Issue 47, International postage – $21.90 Drag News Magazine Issue 46 (Print Copy) – $10.95 plus postage Australian car builder Joe Gauci’s sleek Pro Radial Ford Mustang features in Drag News Magazine #46! With Pro Line Hemi power up front and a three quarter chassis, this coupe is one of the country’s best engineered rides. We also hear from Gauci’s team mate Carl Cox about his freshly imported Pro Mod ready to mix it up in the five second zone! Pro Slammer racer Steven Ham tells us about his future plans and his differential side hustle that has been taking up much of his time, while Street Bike rider Bernadette McShane details how she bravely returned to the track after an accident that could have seen her stop riding forever. Daniel Basukoski’s slamming 56 Chev is one of the most unique cars in Pro Radial competition right now, he takes us through its life first as a street car all the way to becoming a serious shoebox doorslammer inspired by the Wild Bunch, Pro Street and Radial! Plus we take in events from around the world including NZ’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, the Westernationals from Perth, the Kenda 660 Drag Radial Series from Sydney, the World Doorslammer Nationals from the USA and more!

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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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