April 28, 2015

Drag News Magazine Online Ordering

Subscribe to Drag News Magazine in print today. Drag News Magazine is a 64 page, full colour magazine that comes out every six weeks. You can get your subscription started for just $14.95! Each issue comes to your door, filled with Australian drag racing stories. For single issue purchases, please scroll down. 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 54 Print – $15.95 Issue 54 of Drag News Magazine is ready to go, with Steve Aldridge taking the cover in his awesome Cuda! Here’s what in this issue… Steve Aldridge and his Plymouth Barracuda Top Doorslammer. Steve purchased this car in an unusual way, taking it home from his opponent after racing against it at the Westernationals four years ago! Now it is a 5.7 second contender in the WA Summer Slam Series. Chris Daniel’s blown Ford XB Top Sportsman coupe. What started as a much simpler build got a whole lot more horsepower when Chris got some bad news. He was told he had a time limit on life, so he was going to take it to the max. We’re happy to report the news has since got much better – and the car remains a beast! Ray Xerri’s supercharged Holden Six-powered altered. A long time in the making (14 years in fact) this beautiful altered is a retro feast, from its straight-six mill to the hot rod-styled body. Lorenzo Gullotto’s twin turbo, big block Chev Ford Mustang. After tearing it up in his Drag Challenge-busting, seven-second Holden Commodore, Lorenzo has moved on to getting serious with radial tyres. There’s no shortage of power, but can he get it to the ground at Perth Motorplex’s slick-favourable track? Lance Warren, the new owner of Heathcote Park Raceway. Lance has some amazing plans, and has already produced some great results at the historic Bendigo venue. We talk with Lance about the future of the track! Veteran photographer Jon Van Daal returns with even more retro doorslammer pics showcasing Australian blown sedan history. Drag News Magazine is a full colour, 64-page print magazine and is available by online order only (we don’t do newsagents, sorry!). Issue 54 can be ordered using the links below and will be mailed to you directly! Supporting the magazine directly supports the sport of Australian drag racing. Drag News Magazine Issue 53 Print – EIGHT LEFT Our major feature this issue is with John Zappia, which is accompanied by a beautiful photo shoot from Richard Hathaway. John talks about how he has turned blown doorslammer racing into a career – and he’s not done yet. If you’re a fan of the Wild Bunch or Top Doorslammers, you’re simply going to love this issue. The next reason why is Jon Van Daal’s photo special, featuring a bunch of photos (some never before seen in print) out of his archives. You’ll have a great time looking through the pics and seeing the wacky machines that have made the classes such an important part of Australian drag racing. Plus, we talk with Drag Challenge Weekend winner Ben Vlekken and fellow DCW competitor Dave Challen, as well as the ‘Gas Gal’ herself Kelsey Walford. One Year (Eight Issue) Print Subscription – $119 Issue by Issue Print Subscription – $14.95 every six weeks Drag News Magazine Issue #53 – $15.95 Drag News Magazine Issue 52 Print – SOLD OUT Our cover star for this issue is Kelvin Lyle, a quiet yet confident Pro Slammer hero in the making. The best of equipment and quality people are behind this team, who are looking to be frontrunners in years to come. We take an up close look at Kevin Gummow’s brand new Top Fuel Motorcycle. Filled with nitro-burning Triumph horsepower, Gummow’s two-wheeled missile might have some brutal speed in store, but he is prepared to be patient after spending years building the beautiful ride. Rob Harrington is focused on becoming a second generation blown doorslammer driver with his Bad Influence II Holden Monaro. While we typically only feature cars that have hit the track, Rob’s story of building a race car while ‘learning on the job’ captured our attention and makes for a great read! There must be something about people constructing their own vehicles around the country for this issue, because our next feature in the mag is with Michael Molloy, who constructed his own awesome Hemi-powered FED. He describes the process of creating his dream car – all in his own shed. Plus, we wrap up the QDRC season and speak with some of the champion drivers and riders, check out the first two rounds of the Summer Slam at Perth Motorplex, and showcase some stunning pics from Street Machine Drag Challenge. Drag News Magazine Issue 51 Print – $15.95 Drag News Magazine 51 is ready to fire you up for the return of drag racing to Australia with a diverse range of supercharged stories from across the sport. PremiAir-ing on the cover is Peter Xiberras, a self-confessed accidental Top Fuel driver who never intended to get in so deep with nitro. Now after eight years, he is ready to make a push for a much-coveted first championship – and he has all of the right people in the right places. Find out more about Peter, including how two crashes barely 12 months apart affected him, and why he thinks Top Fuel is so good it should be illegal. Australian drag racing lost a legend recently with the passing of John Winterburn, an instrumental figure in the administration of the sport in his native Queensland and across the nation. His colleague Lex Swayn writes on Winterburn’s life behind the scenes of some of Australian drag racing’s great moments, and his critical (yet largely unknown) role in developing the sport into what it has become today. We look under the bonnet of one

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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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