A spectator has been killed in a horrific two car accident at the Puerto Rican Salinas Speedway today, home to most of the worlds quickest Sport Compact cars.
In the words of driver and tuner Anthony Maatouk, "This is what happens when you pump 70+ psi into a 1987 block".
The Outlaw Nitro Funny Car and Pro Street extravaganza at Sydney Dragway was a barnstormer, even if we had to wait a extra day! Check out the event in all its wheel-standing and tyre smoke glory with this photo gallery.
The biggest gathering of Nitro Funny Cars ever seen in Australia with 13 of the Outlaw Nitro variety put on a clinical display of side by side Nitro passes.
American star Ron Capps driving the "LA Hooker" looked to have the goods on the field early on before Rick Gauci stepped up in the Nitro Express '57 with a record breaking 5.69 taking the victory on ET countback in the final round.
The APSA Pro Street Grand Finals were also held in conjunction with the Outlaw Nitro event, the Pro Street guys and girls put on a another awesome display with their abuse of horsepower.
Final results were:
Outlaw Extreme - Sean Mifsud over Steve Petrovski
Outlaw 10.5 - Matt Grubisa over Rob Coleman
Outlaw Radial - Drago Nikodijevic over Perry Bullivant
Factory Xtreme - Scott Porter over Joe Signorelli
X275 - Shane Baker over Rod Born
Pro Street Blown - Steven Athans over Dom Luppino
Pro Street Unblown - Fred Solieman over Chris Stevermuer
Mod Street Blown - Joe Gauci over Matthew McCarthy
Mod Street Unblown - Dan Sharban over Kon Michaloudakis
True Street - Janelle Scott over Carolyn Tzortzas
Top Sportsman - Steven Fowler over Marco Tolomeo
Check out the mammoth gallery below courtesy of CacklingPipes.com, Blacktrack.com.au and Joe Maday.
It is with great sadness we announce the tragic passing of QLD Modified racer Athol "Jake" Jacobsen following a truck accident last Monday.
If you have been living on another planet you may have missed several major World Records cop an absolute bashing in the last few weeks. Both ET records for blown and turbo doorslammers along with the Rotary record have been abused.
Street cars are for the street and drag cars are for a drag strip. When you have 1300 horsepower under your right foot things can quickly go wrong as this US racer found out.