Rapisarda brothers claim cover of Drag News Magazine issue 26, now out

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Drag racing heaps much of its glory on its drivers, but there is no doubt that it is the tuners behind the scenes who are often responsible for the performances we see on the strip.

Drag News Magazine issue 26 celebrates those people – the innovators, the creators and the hard workers. Their faces may be new to you, but their stories are some of the most interesting in the sport.

Taking the cover of issue 26 are the Rapisarda brothers, Santo Jr and Santino, who both tuned Top Fuel dragsters into the 4.4 second zone for the first time in June. The historic feat is made all the more amazing by the fact they have only just turned 24.

Queensland’s Noonan Race Engineering is an Australian success story, delivering billet cylinder head and block technology to some of the quickest methanol-fuelled teams in the world. Jamie Noonan, no strange to racing success in the driver’s seat himself, takes us on the journey.

Darren Mayer is the man when it comes to building roots-style superchargers and he has recently been a more familiar face on Australian shores as the crew chief for Scott MacLean’s Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol team. We were lucky enough to hear his story, going from a humble Army mechanic to a world expert on mechanical boost.

If you’re a fan of the sport and wondering how you could ever match it with some of these names, maybe Paul Drady should be an inspiration. He was a self described ‘stalker’ at the ropes of Pro Stock racer Lee Bektash’s pit area until one day he was asked to come on board and help the team out. Since then his skills have grown to cover every aspect of the operation.

In an issue packed with good reading, New Zealand crew member extraordinaire Bronson Dunne and 2JZ tuner Milos Pavlovic also feature, while we look at what a great event the rained out Gulf Western Oil Winternationals might have been.

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