Joe Kurtovic’s dragster is a literal dream come to life. From the drawings of a 15 year old to one of the most beautiful front engine dragsters in the country, Kurtovic has created a masterpiece. A supercharged Holden six up front breathes life into the beast, one destined for the seven second zone. We speak with Joe about the build process and photographer John Bosher takes us on a tour in issue 37 of Drag News Magazine, now available as a single issue (scroll down to order) or subscription (save $20.19 on subscriptions right now).
Fox Cullen has created perhaps an unintentional homage to the days of the Wild Bunch. This Valiant ute brings supercharged aggression to the Pro Radial ranks with a look and sound that would not have been out of place in the NSW vs Qld State of Origin match races of old. But don’t be fooled, this is a plenty modern race car.
Racing on the other side of the world is not an easy endeavour. Jett Racing decided to take on the challenge by sending their race cars along with a host of other Australian and New Zealand teams to compete in Orlando. Go behind the scenes and find out what it takes.
The recent Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis was full of new tech. One of the most fascinating was a carbon fibre Top Fuel rod. Could this material replace aluminium? Find out what the creators and scientists behind the rods have to say.
Street Machine Drag Challenge is one of the toughest drag racing events in Australia. Competitors had to travel some 1400kmh in four separate road trips between three different tracks for five days of racing. Records were broken in the best Drag Challenge yet.
Plus we take in East Coast Thunder at Sydney Dragway, the first three events of the Perth Motorplex season, Willowbank Raceway’s season finale, Palmyra Dragway’s re-opening, Ballarat’s No Excuses no-prep race and Portland’s Summit round.
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