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After many months of late nights and hard work by all involved, the Spinozzi Racing doorslammer is due to make its first pass down the strip at Sydney Dragway this Friday.

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Aftermarket automotive industry leader ACDelco has today announced an agreement to secure the naming rights to the East Coast Thunder to be held at Sydney Dragway in November.

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John Zappia earned his first win light in the USA at the penultimate event of the PDRA season in Benson, North Carolina.

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Perth Motorplex has kicked off its new season with a two day test and tune, with a few new rides alongside familiar faces for the 2017/18 series.

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As radial racing continues to explode - particularly in South East Queensland with events like the upcoming Kenda Tyres Radial Riot - the domination of turbo and nitrous cars are now beginning to face the threat of the black belt brigade.  

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Organiser have advised of the cancellation of the Honeywell Garrett Melbourne Jamboree presented by Tuners Edge and Link ECU, originally scheduled for October 28.

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The phoenix is a mythical bird, reborn and regenerated in a continuous cycle from the ashes of its predecessor. Before rebirth, the phoenix dies in a show of flame and combustion.

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The 30th running of the Spring Nationals took to Adelaide International Raceway on Saturday (October 14) and with more than 160 racers on-hand for what was round four of the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the action was aplenty from start to finish.

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Repairs to the surface of Swan Hill Dragway have begun with racing slated to return to the new venue in November.

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Paul Mouhayet's 5.58 rocked the Australian Pro Slammer/Top Doorslammer world over the weekend, but it's the sound that reveals most about this run.

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Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder has appointed highly-respected motorsport promoter, venue manager, and administrator, Kevin Prendergast as its General Manager, effective immediately.

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Splitting his time between his home in Australia and his home in Dallas, Texas, Hot Wheels™ Car Care Products Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker is hoping that coming to his adopted-home track will bring luck for his part-time team as they head into the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals this weekend.

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Dave Armstrong sent his AA/Fuel Dragster down the Sydney Dragway quarter in just 6.01 seconds at the Nostalgia Drags - the quickest ever ET for the breed.

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing have issued a statement indicating a move to 1000 feet racing for Australian Top Fuel teams was not expected for the coming 400 Thunder season.

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Drag News Magazine focuses on the women in Australian drag racing who are making an impact for its 27th issue. Our sport is one of the most diverse and we wanted to showcase that fact.

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They always say that ‘team work makes the dream work’, and that is certainly true at Team Bray Racing.

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After destroying an engine just weeks ago, defending Supercharged Outlaws champion Adam Murrihy was faced with a daunting task to be ready for next weekend’s Spring Nationals: round four of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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The Paul Mouhayet driven Moits Mustang doorslammer has eclipsed John Zappia's record holding 5.63 Pro Slammer pass in testing today at Sydney Dragway.

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A total of seven Australian teams took part in Hot Rod Drag Week last week across Illinois and Wisconsin, taking in four different tracks over five days of racing.

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Chris Theo heads to this weekend’s Spring Nationals at Adelaide International Raceway well and truly on a high after taking out his first ever event victory three weeks ago.

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The Spinozzi Speedmaster Chevelle doorslammer edges closer to completion with the team showing off the first fire up.

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Australia’s professional drag racing series, 400 Thunder today confirmed that commencing at the AC Delco East Coast Thunder event to be held at Sydney Dragway in early November, Top Fuel Dragsters will race to 1000 feet, rather than the traditional 1,320 feet (one-quarter mile).

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At the recent PAC Performance Open Day, the industry leaders in pumping out Australia's quickest rotaries unveiled two new machines added to their stable.

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Sydney Dragway has a long history of being associated with charity and female racers, so when the opportunity arose to show a softer side and also support for the prevention of women’s cancers, it seemed like a natural fit. 

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Sure the fuel altereds were scintillating at the recent Sydney Dragway Nostalgia Drags, but at the other end of the spectrum Vintage Gas is proving equally as entertaining for the Nostalgia faithful.

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Californian Top Fuel newcomer Ashley Sanford will be taking over the seat of the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel dragster at the NHRA Midwest Nationals in St Louis this weekend.

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Classic English sports car marque Jaguar is renowned for curve-hugging Grand Tourers – not so much for quarter mile prowess. But we've got to say, the shape looks at home on a drag strip.

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This Saturday, Competition Bike will make a return to Adelaide International Raceway for the first time in three years as part of the weekend’s Spring Nationals – round four of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars were at Springmount Raceway in Far North Queensland for their last showing and Phil Reeve has sent us a bunch of photos from the event captured through his lens. Check them out.

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Sydney's Niki Taube Zakrzewski became the first woman in the history of drag bike racing to break the 200mph barrier and also set a new ET Record in the quarter mile this past weekend during the Man Cup DME Racing Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC.

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Australian Top Fuel racer Richie Crampton made good in his second event back as a driver on the NHRA tour, reaching the final round of the Carolina Nationals at Zmax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The 24 carat gold plated Queen Street Racing E46 BMW armed with a new automatic transmission ran its first ever six second ET while breaking the 20B Automatic World Record.

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Grudge Kings returned to Sydney Dragway for their "list shakeup" to find a new street outlaw racing king.

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Hidden Valley Drag Strip wrapped up its championship season on September 23. Check out results and some of the cool pics thanks to ace photog Craig Radcliffe!

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The Dubbo City Car Club has been fighting for a drag strip in the area for 15 years now, as NSW continues to suffer from having no dedicated regional drag racing facility - that fact however could change soon if DCCC receive the funding they need to realise their dream plans.

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Featuring some of drag racing's young female racers, Girls Torque have launched a program to help kids and adults to take-a-stand against bullying in today's society.

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Darryl Cott spectacularly captured Edge Mallis' unfortunate flip at the Sunset Strip Nationals at Mildura recently.

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After an exceptionally windy start to the weekend saw an altered schedule for today’s running, the Sunset Strip Nationals – round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – has concluded in style at Mildura’s Sunset Strip this afternoon.

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Sydney brothers Jackson and Samuel Perri will lead the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster Championship field to Mildura this weekend as the title chase’s third round gets underway with the Sunset Strip Nationals this Saturday and Sunday (September 23/24).

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The Queensland Drag Racing Championship will culminate on October 28 at Willowbank Raceway with the popular series set to feature the wild Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars to add some extra fire to the event!

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Simon Barlow might not have come away with a Modified win at the weekend’s Sunset Strip Nationals in Mildura, but he did break both ends of the Eighth Mile A/MD national record.

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Sydney drag bike racer Niki Zakrzewski has been doing great things overseas chasing her drag bike racing dream. She is already the quickest woman ever to ride a motorcycle down the quarter and now today has become the first woman to break the 200mph barrier on two wheels.

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Drag racing to return to Warracknabeal DRAG racing comes back to Warracknabeal after an absence of five years on Saturday October 7.

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Willowbank Raceway ran the penultimate round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships and what a sensational meet it was. The event also featured a record breaking round of the Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial Series.

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As part of their commitment to keep Australian drag racing competitive, relevant and fair, 400 Thunder and IHRA Australia have approved an overhaul to the 400 Thunder Sportsman Series performance classes.

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The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars took advantage of the sunshine in Cairns to put on an impressive show for the massive Queensland crowd that filled Springmount Raceway.

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Ahead of this weekend’s round three of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, performance parts leader PROFLOW has thrown its support behind back-to-back Australian Top Sportsman Championship winner, Jason Stares.