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Drag News Magazine's editor Luke Nieuwhof returned from walkabout briefly to take in the action at ACDelco East Coast Thunder. Here is things as he saw them through the lens.

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Frankie Taylor and Ben Bray share an icecream moment while signing autographs for fans at The Panel Show tent.

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Rachelle Splatt's team make preparations on the Gulf Western Oil dragster before its 300mph run.

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Scott MacLean tries on a Moits Racing wristband for size with Paul Mouhayet.

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Maurice Allen had some slick new airbrushing on his Suzuki Pro Stock Bike.

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Moits Racing make final adjustments before heading for the start line in Q1 of Pro Slammer.

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Sam Fenech skids big in the App Shop Camaro Pro Slammer.

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Glenn Mikres tuned Rachelle Splatt to a 300mph pass, but unfortunately the team could not make round one of eliminations.

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Peter Xiberras awaits a run in the new Premiair Top Fuel dragster.

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Phil Read leaves with the front wheels hanging - just the way they should.

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Stuart Bishop burns out under threatening clouds at Sydney Dragway.

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Aaron Tremayne ready for launch in Pro Stock.

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Peter Xiberras again, this time under power approaching the 1000ft beams, chassis arching in the air.

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Mark Belleri set a new PB of 5.76 to keep pace with the frontrunners of Pro Slammer.

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The Rapisarda Autosport International dragster of Wayne Newby cackles in the warm up.

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USA racer Ashley Sanford does the cockpit shuffle, readying for round one of Top Fuel eliminations.