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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shane Tucker and the Auzmet/StructGlass Chevrolet Camaro team have begun seeing steady performance improvements on Friday and Saturday over the past three NHRA national events.

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The Atura NSW Championship Series has reached the midpoint of the season with a bumper event featuring nearly 200 entries all eager to score points going into the Winter break.

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PAC Performance have taken back the Australian 13B rotary ET record with a 6.56 at 204mph from Rodney Rehayem's billet powered RX8.

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The first two rounds of the Hidden Valley Track Championship are now in the books as the Top End racing season starts to fire up for the season ahead.

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Ipswich's own Luke Crowley recently made drag racing history and he is looking to smash more records at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, June 6-9 at Willowbank Raceway.

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The Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial Series took to Benaraby Dragway with a solid 29 radial car field in conjunction with the third round of the CQDRA championship.

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Here is the belated Nitro Thunder gallery after the Cackling Pipes computer decided to set itself alight and burn like most of Westeros (Game Of Thrones reference for those not following). Fortunately no photos were harmed and Cackling Pipes is back up and running to bring you this gallery for Drag News.

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Swan Hill Dragway hosted its 2019 Nostalgia Drags event on Saturday, drawing in classics, hot rods and gassers from across the south east of Australia.

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Sunoco EVO 10 is coming and is ready to be unleashed on Australian race tracks.

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Shane Tucker and the Auzmet/StructGlass Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock team are ready to get back on the track. For the first time the young Australian will be competing at the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

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Rachelle Splatt's team had a few gremlins holding on to her Gulf Western Oil Top Fuel dragster recently at Sydney, but Australia's 'Queen of Speed' found the positives as she prepares for the Winternationals in June.