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Dragway upgrades around the country continue with long awaited racing surface upgrades at Calder Park beginning today.

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Sydney Dragway has posted the following information on their plan for major upgrades at the venue with $11 million in NSW Government funding. 

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The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series represents Matt Forbes’ first season in the Group Two Super Stock category, and so far, things are going exceptionally well for the Ballarat racer.

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After an exceptionally competitive season, no less than four racers are on maximum points in the fight for the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Top Sportsman title.

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The Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster bracket has been hotly contested across the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, with just the ANDRA Grand Final now to be run to determine the ultimate victor.

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Despite being closed earlier than usual for its winter break, Perth Motorplex is preparing to come back better than ever before thanks to a host of upgrades to the Western Australian venue.

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Drag racing is a sport all about time, and the distance one person might travel given a few seconds of it. On the strip time passes intensely, away from the track it passes with subtlety – yet still no less rapid in our minds. And this is how we end up with people who were toddlers when Sydney Dragway opened, such as Britney Olive, now racing fully fledged drag machines.

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Innovation driven through need has been the defining trait of the Sainty family, a team that has near enough to three decades of Top Fuel experience. They wanted to be out there, badly, and with imagination and engineering brilliance they found ways to be on the track that no other active Top Fuel team in the world is capable of, or willing to do.

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With no racing on, and everything just a bit quiet, we will look back at some old events in photos. Today we go back to the first major event at Sydney Dragway, then called Western Sydney International Dragway.

During these strange times, Drag News Magazine hasn't stopped bringing you the stories of drag racers from around Australia, and as the sport builds towards a return to racing we have some fantastic teams featured in the jam-packed 64 pages of our 47th issue. Check out the description and some inside previews below!

400 Thunder has announced plans for its post COVID-19 return, with a proposal to merge the current season with the 2020/2021 season as well as making Sydney Dragway's East Coast Thunder event compulsory.

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Welcome to a new mini-series of articles on Drag News Magazine called 'Events I Remember'. With Australian drag racing currently on hold due to COVID-19 we are going back through some of the most memorable events over the last decade, and more, of the sport.


The number of injected nitro cars in Australia is beginning to grow with another pop-burning ride being started for the first time out in Western Australia.


Earlier in the week we reported on a new race car being built by Victoria's Darren Parker which aims to be the Australian version of Chevy's COPO Camaro, a drag-only version of their famous coupe. We decided to do some Photoshopping and see what might have been if Holden and Ford Australia had followed the footsteps of their American counterparts.

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Australian Pro Stock racer Jason Grima sought a new test of his drag racing mettle last year, shipping his 2007 Ford Mustang across the Pacific to compete in NHRA’s Competition Eliminator.

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There's a really cool build underway right now aiming to deliver a vision of what could have been if Holden decided to release a Factory Showdown drag-version of their Commodore.

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The Atura NSW Championship Series at Sydney Dragway became the last drag racing event in the country to be somewhat completed before the world was put in a holding pattern.


Australian chassis builder Joe Gauci's sleek Pro Radial Ford Mustang features in Drag News Magazine #46!

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With so much uncertainty around the Coronavirus, and the recent changes to events due to Covid-19 measures, Willowbank Raceway President Tony Wedlock has confirmed the Raceway’s commitment to conducting the 2020 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals. 

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The RB-powered wars are hotly contested on Australian soil primarily between the TRP (Tony Rigoli Performance) and Maatouks Racing workshop in Sydney. The crown now sits with TRP after bashing out a 6.35 at 222mph last weekend.