Drag Racing News

Parachute scare for Zappia

The fourth round of the WA Summer Slam Series saw a heart-stopping finish on Saturday at Perth Motorplex as veteran racer John Zappia’s braking parachutes failed at over 400kmh. Zappia had just completed a 5.70sec. final round run and deployed his parachutes only to have them separate from the car, leaving him unable to stop…

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Roads less travelled!

Tim Roads is fast earning a reputation for spectacular runs in the Outlaw Radial division at Perth Motorplex. Roads has taken a unique path to speed, combining a Datsun ute, a turbocharged 12A Mazda rotary engine and a manual transmission, which have produced a quickest time of 7.88sec. The reason for most of the attention…

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New motor produces instant results for Durack!

Perth Motorplex’s home grown Nitro Bike series has been gathering pace in recent events and class veteran Greg Durack is seeking quicker times from his Kawasaki thanks to a new motor combo. Durack’s turbocharged motorcycles have been a staple of drag racing events in Western Australia for decades, and the current iteration takes advantage of…

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Gregorini joins elite ranks of quick Top Doorslammers!

Daniel Gregorini’s #youngblood Scratch & Match Autocolour Camaro became one of the quickest Top Doorslammers in the country on Saturday at Perth Motorplex following a personal best 5.653 second pass and a runner up in the Summer Slam. The second qualifying session saw a charging run from Gregorini as he broke into the 5.6s for the first…

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Perth’s Fire Support!

Saturday’s Summer Slam event saw patrons dig deep and support a fantastic cause given recent events. Our very own Mrs. Galaxy Australia went above and beyond to help show support. Mrs. Dolan who juggled jobs on Saturday night with shaking tins for the WA Bushfire Volunteers and with a quick dress change heads out on…

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Patron’s Showing Support!

7 JANUARY 2020  Motorsport fans and Perth Motorplex dig deep in bushfire appeal Perth Motorplex conducted a bushfire appeal at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race on Saturday 4 January 2020 Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade attended the event with two fire trucks to raise money for families of volunteer firefighters killed on…

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Zappia Smashes Records!

John Zappia clocked one of the quickest Top Doorslammer times in Australian history at Perth Motorplex on Saturday, taking victory in round three of the WA Summer Slam Series. Zappia knocked out a 5.585 second time in qualifying to set a new track record, eclipsing the previous best of 5.629 set by New South Wales’…

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TOP FUEL IS BACK!!

4 JANUARY 2020  Top Fuel Dragsters Return to Perth Motorplex Top Fuel Dragsters return to Western Australia by popular demand The announcement was made at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race held on January 4th, 2020 It’s expected more than 10,000 people will attend the Perth Motorplex for the event on the March…

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