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03-01-16 11:02:20
Race Calenders
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

ANDRA and 400 Thunder are running their own separate series, so two separate championships and two separate champions.

I am sure the extra prize money is for incentive as well to enter the Nationals. According to Calder they already have the required number of entries in all Group One classes except Top Bike for the Nationals.

02-01-16 10:19:40
Race Calenders
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

We will look at the calenders, but it is hard to keep track as event dates keep changing we have found.

As for points, ANDRA championship points are pretty easy to find on the ANDRA website, as for 400 Thunder, if you find them let us know, we are yet to be advised of what their point structure is or the points table as it stands.

06-10-14 11:57:10
Benaraby nationals
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

There is a wrap up from Benaraby, the online result website fell over during the event.

You can now see complete results here.

http://www.dragresults.com.au/index.php … tions.html

10-07-14 14:31:29
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

Very sad news just received is that Australian Pro Stock pioneer Kevin Flaherty passed away this morning after a short battle with illness. Kevin along with son Greg dominated Pro Stock in their aptly named "Shotgun" Falcons and were champion target shooters. Another legend has passed R.I.P

02-07-14 12:31:36
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of much loved NSW Modified racer Coral Dyer following a long battle with cancer. Despite doctors' predictions, Coral chose to fight the disease by taking up drag racing, surpassing all expectations and becoming an inspiration at the track. In 2010 after a stint in a HAMBster, Coral stepped into a mid seven second dragster with success, winning a round of the NSW Track Championship and she continued to race until April this year. She earned respect not only with her attitude but racing toughness and her lovely personality will be missed in the pits by everyone who knew her. Drag News Australia wishes to pass on their deepest sympathies to Coral's husband John and the rest of Coral's family and friends. RIP.

31-05-14 10:17:42
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench


VALE - Mal Gower.

Popular NSW Supercharged Outlaw racer Mal Gower passed away last night succumbing to cancer. His A40 Austin Ute "Swamp Rat" was a head turner in the 90's before stepping it up to Supercharged Outlaws. He then moved into a couple of blown altereds, his current Toppolino bodied beast is one of the wildest going around, and he knew how to torture the tyres in the burnouts, it also carded his first six second 200mph runs.

Mal's son Jason races in Super Sedan and is also the father of NRL star Craig Gower.

Drag News Australia staff would like to extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to all of Mal's family and friends at this time.

RIP Mal Gower #55

03-03-14 17:28:30
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

We will feature a report if we can manage to get some results.
We did post some updates on our Facebook/Twitter feed.
Jason Hedges won Pro Stock, the quickest ET was 7.17 from Bill Kotsias.
Dave McDonnell had a smash in his Super Gas Skyline but was unhurt.

Perth Motorplex has release a few highlights from the Pro Showdown last weekend.

05-02-14 11:55:38
Check out host Glenn Everitt learning to drive a Outlaw Nitro Funnycar
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

Man vs Machine takes on Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, this episode also provides a great insight into how you drive one of these machines.

Sorry we are working on a project that caused a glitch to the display module. All the posts could still be seen in the main forum however!

Goods news is I believe it has now been rectified.

25-10-13 21:46:23
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

Our information is Santo has decided to not contest anymore events this year. Next year looks promising

27-09-13 19:12:00
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

Racing is fun, getting to the race track usually isn’t and these days it sure isn't cheap. How about you fly into Brisbane, rent a car and drive to the track to race your car. How? Lease storage space at Willowbank Race Car Storage to store your race car. Leave your car and trailer or container here, or lease one of our containers to store your car in. We are only five minutes from Willowbank Raceway on the other end of Champions Way, and about an hour’s drive to Warwick Raceway.
Store your race car in a safe secure and dry location near Willowbank Raceway. Transportation is a very big cost of going racing. Now you have options, you can store your race car, or truck or trailer or container at Willowbank Raceway Park. We are located just five minutes from Willowbank Raceway on the west end of Champions Way, the road changes name to Paynes Road, we have 24/7 security on site. Contact us at 0481-385-495 for rates and availability. We are currently storing nine race cars with room for a dozen more. Both short term parking and cost saving long term parking available. Our exact location known only to our customers (security). Parking is 200 meters from the road (security).
Race car hardware on site. Brackets, cables, blower pulleys, belts, spark plug wires, fittings, ENDERLE hardware, and much more.
Welding services on site. TIG and MIG
Machining services on site. Lathes and Mills
Transport for you and your crew from the local train station or directly to the airport. (booking required)
CO2 bottle refills on site.
Local trailer rentals available
Transport for you and your crew to the local train station or directly to the airport.
Methanol sales on site. Only $199.00+ / 200ltr drum
In some cases race cars can be delivered to the track for you.
Rates – Based on weekly charges, with long term discounts available.
Tag Trailers (without tow vehicle) $10.00/week
Tag Trailers (with tow vehicle) $15.00/week
Gooseneck Trailers (without tow vehicle) $15.00/week
Gooseneck Trailers (with tow vehicle) $20.00/week
Turntable – Single Trailer (with or without tow vehicle) $30.00/week
Turntable – B double (with or without tow vehicle) $40.00/week
Store your container $40.00/week
Store your container with parking next to it (for trailer or tow vehicle $50.00/week)
Use our container for storage (you lock up) $75.00/week (26 week minimum)
Trailer (1800×8000 deck) race car transport to Willowbank Raceway (one way) $25.00 (based on half hour) You load and unload and we deliver.
Trailer (1900×6000 deck) race car transport to Willowbank Raceway (one way) $25.00 (based on half hour) You load and unload and we deliver.
Transport you and your crew to local train station – no charge - Goes to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Airport
Transport directly to Brisbane Airport Single $85.00 per person/two or more $65.00 per person) single carryon bag only per person
Transport directly from Brisbane Airport (Single $85.00 per person/ two or more $65.00 per person) Single carryon bag only per person – Advanced Booking Required (up to three passengers at one time)
 No one is allowed near your equipment unless they are on your list of people permitted. A phone call from you can add anyone you want prior to them arriving. Gates are open from 8am to 5pm weekdays or by appointment.
 If you live in Mackay / Rockhampton or further north and want to race in Sydney or further south, how much fuel could you save if you left from Brisbane? How much time and money would you save if you made Willowbank Race Car Storage your race travel hub?
 To avoid the airport hassle, traveling racers can have their parts shipped here so they are here when you pick up your car.
 Have your container shipped here as we can receive it for you and have it set in place for you. If you want it moved to Willowbank, MT Movers can move it for you cheaply once they are at Willowbank delivering someone else’s container, yours in only five minutes down the road, or just transport the car to the track, leaving your container here.
If you book now you can save your spot. Call 0481-385 495 RaceCarStorage@Outlook.com

Stephen Russell

02-09-13 17:33:17
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

Thanks for the feedback Nick,

We are unaware of any issues at present. If anyone has issues please email press@dragnews.com.au


13-08-13 11:08:34
Category: General Discussion
Forum: The Bench

There is no "Nostalgia" Nitro Funny Car series, the series is for "Outlaw" Nitro Funny car, its designed as a more budget series if that word exists with Nitro, ANY funny car body is allowed and the engine combinations are planned to produce consistent 5.50's

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