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25 years of Top Doorslammer action

This year marks 25 years since the Top Doorslammer category – which will be in action at this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex – officially became an ANDRA championship category. In the quarter of a century which has elapsed since 1996, countless edge of your seat races and gasp-inducing performances have been…

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Racing for Mick at the Westernationals

Mick Aquilina’s legacy on the track will continue at this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals, with Trajan Trajkovski to pilot his beloved ‘THE TUNNA’ HJ 1 Tonner in the Super Sedan class. Aquilina – a well-respected and well-known racer at the Perth Motorplex – passed away in September of 2020. Now the 19-year-old Trajkovski is seeking…

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Buckley runs his own race in battle against the giants

Michael Buckley might be the drag racing equivalent of David taking on Goliath at this weekend’s 50th Annual Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, but for the Mazda RX7 driver it’s just another race. The Westernationals is a unique event on the WA drag racing calendar for a number of reasons, and among them is a…

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Up and coming Junior star ready for Westernats challenge

At this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals, Serpentine (WA) racer Lucas Green is hoping to continue the momentum of recent victories, including his breakthrough win at the coveted Anita Board Memorial late last year. The Westernationals event at the Perth Motorplex will be held across February 27 and 28 and represents the penultimate round of the…

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Slammer switch a success for Aldridge

Most racing drivers don’t turn up to an event expecting to take home one of their opponent’s vehicles, but four years ago that was exactly what Top Doorslammer competitor Steve Aldridge – who will race at this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals – did. Aldridge was driving a heavy 55 Chev Top Doorslammer at the time,…

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Drag racers make championship moves at Super Sunday

After a week in lockdown, Western Australian drag racing competitors were free to hit the Perth Motorplex drag strip for the Super Sportsman Showdown on Sunday. Hot and humid conditions made life difficult for those seeking horsepower, but the strongest teams were rewarded with valuable series points as the WA Drag Racing Championship enters its…

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Champion racer out of retirement for Super Sportsman Showdown

Over more than three decades involved with the sport of drag racing, Geoff Chaisty has become a legend in the Super Stock community. The two-time national champion (1998 and 1999) stepped away from driving in 2009 to focus on the racing exploits of his sons Jake and Jamie Chaisty, who have since each laid claim…

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He talked the talk, now Maclean walks the walk

The former player-turned-commentator is a common transition in modern sports, but Western Australian motorcycle drag racer Jarrod Maclean decided to do the reverse. After many years commentating at major drag racing events, Maclean – who will be in action this Sunday for the Super Sportsman Showdown at the Perth Motorplex (February 14 – decided he…

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Twin turbo Mustang ready for Radial

Radial tyre drag racing is a booming scene worldwide, and Western Australia is beginning to see some top-line cars appear – including Lorenzo Gullotto’s new Ford Mustang. Gullotto will be in action as part of this Sunday’s Super Sportsman Showdown (February 14) at the Perth Motorplex. Most high horsepower drag cars use a bias ply…

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