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Super Street racer Michael Giannaros took out his first ANDRA Christmas Tree at the weekend’s Desert Nationals and is now making an impromptu trip to this weekend’s NT Nationals as a result.

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The first winners of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series have been celebrated at Alice Springs Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals.


The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series is officially underway following the successful conclusion of day one of the Desert Nationals, being held at Alice Springs Inland Dragway this weekend.

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Two-time Australian Top Fuel Championship winning driver, Phil Lamattina will return to the cockpit of the LTFR dragster for the 2019/2020 season.

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Adelaide racer Rodger Weste will this month fulfil a long-held dream by competing at this weekend’s Desert Nationals (Alice Springs Inland Dragway, August 3/4) and next weekend’s NT Nationals (Hidden Valley Drag Strip, August 9/10).

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As the only female racer entered in Factory Xtreme, Gina Bullians is looking to dominate in her 20B Mazda RX8 at the 2019 Garrett Advanced Motion Brisbane Jamboree.

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Des Jeffree will make a return to Super Sedan racing this weekend at the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series opening Desert Nationals at Alice Springs Inland Dragway (August 3 and 4).

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It took a two week hiatus but the weather gods smiled kindly on the re-run, and Grudge Kings 2K19 was won with a whole truck load of cash handed out to winners.

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The eight event Championship Series will kick off at Springmount Raceway in North Queensland on August 23-24 with bonus points on offer in all Sportsman categories.

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New South Wales' Stuart Bennett took an axe to the Australian LS-motor record over the weekend at the Grudge Kings event, knocking out a stunning 6.391 and a speed of 225.22mph.

West Aussie racer Ian Read will make his return to Alice Springs and Darwin next month aboard his championship-winning 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa.

The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars have unfinished business in New Zealand after some rained out attempts, and 2020 will see the popular series visit not one but two tracks.

Nitro-burning drag racing motorcycles are set to invade Benaraby Dragway on Saturday August 3, with Benny Stevens taking on his uncle Kim Stevens for the Nitro Harley Challenge as part of the 2019 All Bike Drags.

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Grudge Kings 2K19 2.0 will go ahead this Saturday with perfect weather conditions predicted for Sydney Dragway, and with more testing planned for tomorrow as well. As a preview, check out the action from the testing over the rained out event weekend.


It’s the early nineties, and a teenaged Joe Kurtovic has just walked into Eastern Creek Raceway. The sound of the announcers bellows through the air and most fans make a beeline for the Top Fuel teams in the garages. Not so Joe.

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Hidden Valley Drag Strip's Nitro Up North event underwent a transformation this year, with a switch from the 400 Thunder series and Top Fuel exhibitions to a round of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.

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Drag racing fans can look forward to an exciting year ahead after the 400 Thunder Professional Series calendar for the 2019-2020 season was revealed by Australian Professional Drag Racing.

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 Weather forced the postponement of Grudge Kings 2K19 until July 20, but a few breaks in the weather allowed some important testing to take place across the weekend.


Victoria's Frank Marchese's recently put his Ford XW to the test on a hub dyno, with impressive results.