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.
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