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. Single issue sales below. 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 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 of the most unique cars in drag racing anywhere in the world right now, the electric Ford Cobra Jet 1400. This eight-second coupe is a beautiful piece of engineering that you’ll really want to check out. Taking an entirely different style is Graham Slapp. His Fossil Fueler is a tribute to the swinging sixties, burning nitro without a supercharger. There’s a reason Slapp is known as the Zooman, and we cover off on his crazy history in the sport and his latest piece. Graham’s dragster is not the only retro piece in this edition of Drag News Magazine, as we hear the story of the Colthup brothers and their odyssey to bring to life a Hemi-powered dragster of their dreams. Plus, we interview the winners and report from the Kenda Radial Redemption, where Pro Slammer driver Steve Ham made an impact his first time out in the ever growing eighth-mile series. Drag News Magazine is a print magazine, available for postage within Australia. Subscribe or order a single issue below. For international options please email us. Drag News Magazine Issue 50 Print – SOLD OUT Drag News Magazine is proud to release our 50th issue, dedicated to the movers and shakers of Australian drag racing who will ensure it continues to accelerate into the future! Taking the cover is Pro Stock racer Aaron Tremayne, who has racked up a series of championships and records in the class well beyond his relatively young years. We speak with Aaron about his growth in the class and ask him to reflect on what it means to have accomplished so much, so rapidly. We next head to Pro Alcohol, where working class racer Brett White explains how he has been able to follow his dream of competing in a professional class, without breaking the bank. As a second generation racer who has served many a drag racing apprenticeship, White is an inspiration to those who think heads-up drag racing is out of reach. Mixing up rookie status with experience way deeper than most is Cheyne Phillips, who has followed his father Gary into supercharged, methanol-fuelled drag racing. Cheyne discusses how getting into a 5.8 second dragster met his expectations, and what his plans are for eventually getting into Pro Alcohol. Hot tip – it doesn’t involve just filling fields! And then we get into our Fast 50, a real who’s who of Australian drag racing. This isn’t a Hall of Fame, or something for already-established legends, rather we wanted to tell the stories of people who we think are either doing cool things right now or have the potential to go far in the sport (and help benefit the whole industry in the process). We spoke with almost everybody on the list to get their perspectives on their role in the sport, ending up at well over 10,000 words of drag racing inspiration! 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

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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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