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With everyone recovered from Winternationals drag lag, here is an extra gallery from Drag News Magazine photographer Joe Maday.

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After two weeks off the tour Shane Tucker and the rest of his Pro Stock compatriots are ready to get back to racing action. 

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John Zappia's 2018/19 400 Thunder season did not finish in the fashion he would have preferred, bowing out in the first round of the Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway.


Kelvin Lyle's new Ford Mustang Pro Slammer has made its first test runs in Richmond, Virginia ahead of being shipped back to Australia.

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While for much of Gulf Western Oil Winternationals the weather was cold and rainy, the welcome from fans and racers alike for PremiAir Hire Racing was especially warm as the team made its comeback to racing at what is the largest drag racing event held outside of the US.

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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.


Australia's biggest drag racing event is on right now and to celebrate we are offering Drag News Magazine print subscriptions for the crazy price of $99 for one year (eight issues)!

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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.