Nitro Thunder

NITRO THUNDER REPORT: Late night Sportsman marathon

Fitting a two day event into one day was always going to be a struggle, and with further delays due to fog, a late night finish was inevitable. While the wait was tough on Sportsman racers, with such a monster crowd in the house, the professional show had to take priority for the spectators.

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Mario Polito ‘ready for more’ after delayed Pro Stock debut

Australian Pro Stock’s newest racer, Mario Polito made his long-awaited debut at the uber-successful Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder round on Saturday, May 8 at Sydney Dragway. While the Sydneysider didn’t score any round wins, the game-plan for the weekend was simply about taking the JD Concrete-sponsored Chevy Cobalt to half track.

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NITRO THUNDER REPORT : Read “Bradburied” Top Fuel

January 2020 was the last time professional drag racing fired a shot in anger in Australia, as the 2021 Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder event restarted the longest championship series in history. The event was the penultimate round of the 400 Thunder championship for all brackets ahead of next month’s Winternationals and Mother Nature wasn’t going to let drag racing off easy with its comeback.

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