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As a new 400 Thunder season beckons with the running of the opening round, East Coast Thunder, this Friday and Saturday, John Zappia believes the championship is wide open.

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With East Coast Thunder set to fire up this Friday, there has been plenty of testing in the professional ranks in the week leading up to the event, as a number of racers grabbed some early data on what is predicted to be hot conditions.

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Rapisarda Autosport International will field an unchanged line up at the opening round of the 400 Thunder season at Sydney Dragway, November 1-2.

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For Atlantic Oils, the naming rights sponsor for this weekend’s East Coast Thunder at Sydney Dragway, all signs are pointing towards a stellar event for the first-time event sponsor.

There is nothing quite like the start of a new championship drag racing season to get the blood pumping for Chris Matheson.


There's new cars breaking cover left, right and centre in Western Australia right now as their drag racing season gets warmed up, and the latest is Connor Begley's tough radial tyre Holden one tonner.

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Former Top Fuel champion Phil Lamattina has returned to the driver's seat for the first time since 2015 in the Carrot Kings dragster.

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Racers battled high winds but conquered the sixth round of the Sydney Dragway track championship series in an entertaining day of sportsman racing.

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Emilio Spinozzi has been making more test runs than almost anyone else in the Pro Slammer field ahead of he and brother Adamo's sophomore season in the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, which begins on November 1 and 2 at Sydney Dragway's East Coast Thunder event.

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Australia has never seen an event like the Aeroflow World Fuel Altered Challenge. In this special issue of Drag News Magazine we speak with the brave drivers behind drag racing's wildest machines - the AA/FAs! Ron Hope, Randy Bradford and Brian Hope discuss their Australian journey and just what makes cars like Rat Trap and Pure Hell so amazing to fans.

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Western Australian Super Sedan racer Andy Kahle is building a radical new drag car with a great cause in mind.

Jamboree Australia Pty Ltd and Swan Hill Dragway have both agreed that the Melbourne Jamboree at Swan Hill Dragway on November 16/17 will not go ahead due to issues with the racing surface.

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Adelaide International Raceway is getting some much-needed love for its top end safety barriers.

A new 400 Thunder Top Fuel season is right around the corner and there are some changes and shuffling afoot among Australia's fastest drag racing teams.


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Noonan Race Engineering has a reputation for delivering the ultimate in billet performance for racers across the world, and that passion comes from the drag strip. Jamie Noonan watched his father John drive a Top Alcohol Dragster in Australia, learning the secrets of horsepower.

Pro Alcohol has turned up a ten car field for the opening event of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing season next weekend, let's take a look at who could lead the charge this season.


Victorian drag racer Matt Czerny is hard at work on a new project, a sweet looking Holden panel van.


Driving a jet dragster is just like taking off in a commercial flight, only a whole bunch faster according to West Australian drag racer Ian Wood.


Australia's biggest drag racing event is set to get even bigger with the 2020 running of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals expanded to five days.