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After a short recovery from our long 2019 Winternationals trek, we have dropped the gallery from the final day of action.

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A winner-take-all final capped off the 52nd running of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals on Sunday, with Sydney's Wayne Newby clinching his second 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship.

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The Gulf Western Oil Winternationals lived up to its reputation for high stakes championship drama on Saturday with a single qualifying session for the professional categories deciding who would compete on race day and several categories having their championships decided.

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After glorious conditions to open the event, the second day of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals was cut short by weather as rain and then cold brought an early halt to Australia's biggest drag racing event.

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The 52nd annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals are underway at Willowbank Raceway, with the nation's best sportsman drag racers taking advantage of near ideal conditions on opening day.

At this weekend’s Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Team Bray Racing will not only be taking on the Pro Slammer field but also Supercar star Chaz Mostert to the delight of race fans.

John Zappia has been a part of drag racing culture in Australia for well over three decades, a time where Willowbank Raceway has also grown to be part of the bedrock of the sport.

One of the world's most pursued drag racing records is being challenged at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, with New Zealand's Rod Harvey aiming to reset the outright Sport Compact record.

As State of Origin fever takes over Queensland and New South Wales, the Maroons may consider themselves lucky that Pro Slammer drag racing hasn't been the sport of choice for the annual tri-series.

The lure of a Gulf Western Oil Winternationals title has attracted Pro Alcohol teams from around the country to contest Australia's biggest drag racing event.


Day one of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals has not only hosted plenty of on-track action and off-track preparation for around 500 race teams today, but also an enthusiastic group of students from Horizons College with Top Fuel team PremiAir Racing.


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The official prelude to the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals took place over the weekend at Willowbank Raceway, as almost 200 teams participated in pre-event testing.

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Two Californians will be travelling around the world to compete at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, with Ashley Sanford (Speedflow Top Fuel) and Katie Sullivan (Serco Pro Bike) ready to take on Australia's best drag racers.

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Awe-inspiring Top Fuel dragsters will be back at Willowbank Raceway for the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals and if the event's history is anything to go by, fans should prepare for a spectacular weekend of 500 kph racing.


Following the announcement of the brand-new 2019 Garrett Melbourne Jamboree @ Swan Hill Dragway recently, Jamboree Australia Pty Ltd and Swan Hill Dragway are delighted to announce that the 2019 Melbourne Jamboree @ Swan Hill Dragway will happen on November 16 & 17 2019.

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Shane Tucker was looking to duplicate his 2014 success at this year’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Five years ago Tucker raced to the semifinals just missing his first final round appearance. This year the young Australian had an up and down two days of qualifying but was optimistic about heading into eliminations as the No. 14 qualifier.

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After a lengthy rain delay Shane Tucker and the Auzmet/StructGlass Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock car will enter race day as the No. 14 qualifier. During the four qualifying sessions at the 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals Tucker showed glimpses of improvement and one flash of excitement. 

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A broken wheelie bar sent the Russ Pavey Corvette Pro Slammer skyward during this weekend's Winter's Warm Up.

Shane Tucker photo by MRebilas

After two qualifying sessions at Route 66 Raceway Shane Tucker is confident in his race car’s performance and its chances for improvement tomorrow. The Auzmet/StructGlass Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock race car sits in the No. 13 qualified position going into the final day of qualifying at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals. With two more sessions on the schedule the driver from Australia is looking to break into the top half of the field for race day.