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 57 Print – 6 COPIES LEFT In this issue we speak with Australia’s Top Fuel teams about their new championship series, which will see them take control of their own destiny. It has been a big few months for changes at the top, with ANDRA announcing they will be returning to running a Group One championship for Top Doorslammers and Top Fuel Motorcycles. We find out from ANDRA CEO Brett Stevens why now was the right time. And of course we have plenty of pages dedicated to highlighting some of the most amazing racers from around the country. Brandon Gosbell was well known to fans of two-wheeled drag racing but he has now become a successful addition to the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car ranks. We speak with Brandon about where his passion for drag racing has taken him and how he felt about the transition to nitro. Gary Halpin experienced the worst of drag racing when he lost his Datsun to an accident, but he took the opportunity to build a new one bigger and better, exactly how he wanted it. We check out V2.0 of his Datsun dreaming! We love when drag racing gets into unusual areas of life, and the Fusion Toyota Corolla certainly meets that spec. The turbo LS swap is cool, but the meaning behind the program is what really makes this a neat deal. WA Outlaw Radial champ Kevin Boulton tells us how he won on a budget that would put most heads-up teams to shame. Finally we cover the opening round of the Australian Drag Racing Championship and the Summit Sportsman Series, plus Nitro Up North and the Sydney Jamboree. 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 57 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 56 Print – SOLD OUT Drag News Magazine Issue 56 is now out, with a bunch of unique Australian drag racing vehicles that are sure to get your engine racing! Leading the way is Justin Walshe, whose Pro Alcohol Altered became a world record setter in May. We delve into what it takes to make a misbehaving altered travel the quarter mile in just 5.5 seconds. Nathan Cooper is blown as well, though the engine in his Gemini is a little more sedate than in Walshe’s altered! That said, it’s still a powerful machine and built with plenty of passion. Find out why Nathan made the switch from a turbocharger and learn more about the cool family history of the car. Tony Webb is zeroing in on his 275 radial ambitions, with a sweet Torana that turns heads in all the right ways. Though Webb reckons it is just some old tech, this thing is seriously quick! George Bukureshliev is a long time figure in the Sydney drag racing scene and he recently got back into driving his front engine dragster. What many don’t know about this chassis is the extensive history it has – and it has now been combined with a modern LS powerplant to make it the best of both worlds. Shifting to two wheels, and we speak with Edge Mallis about his world record holding Kawasaki H2 drag bike. It’s loud and it’s fast! This bike really had a different approach to its build – a great technical read. Plus, we go behind the scenes with Richard Hartman, the driver of the world’s first four-second altered, and we cover Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder from Sydney Dragway. A subscription to Drag News Magazine is cheap, and one of the best ways to support the sport in Australia. Get one today! Drag News Magazine Issue 55 Print – SOLD OUT Here’s what’s in this issue: Wayne Daley shows off his Dodge Dart, a ride he hopes will take him to a 400 Thunder Pro Stock Championship. The Queensland welder turned businessman has spent decades in Pro Stock, but there has never been a better time than this to claim the title. Get a close look at this awesome race car in our pages! Supercharged Outlaws driver Ryan Van Dyk has had a rougher road than most to get back to racing. From engine problems to a world pandemic, it seems everything has been in his way – but it’s all worth it for those few seconds of glory. Brett Baile is one of the new nitro pioneers in Australian drag racing moving forward with an injected nitro combination. He talks with Drag News Magazine about what the switch from a Modified altered to a nitro beast has been like! PJ Todarello has had some really cool rides in his drag racing career, despite his young age. His latest machine is all about fun at the race track – and mid fours on radials with a nitrous-breathing Cortina certainly sounds like fun! Pro Comp/Top Alcohol/Pro Alcohol now has a 30 year championship history in Australia. Jon Van Daal opens up his archives with some amazing images from the past three decades. Plus, we catch up with the finals action from the ANDRA Summit Sportsman Series and showcase the return of Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars to Sydney Dragway in our photo extra! Drag News Magazine is a full colour, 64-page print magazine and is available by online order only

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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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