Drag Racing News

Rude Stude loses the attitude

With a name like ‘Rude Stude’, perhaps the struggles of Shane Catalano and his Studebaker Top Doorslammer make sense. When Catalano made the shift from Supercharged Outlaws to Top Doorslammers five years ago, he could not have foreseen the difficult path ahead for the budget team. Catalano brought the car in from the USA and…

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NITRO SLAM BRINGS HORSEPOWER HEAVEN TO PERTH MOTORPLEX

The Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex brought out all manner of nitro-breathing vehicles for an entertaining night of drag racing on Saturday. The two big hitters on the property were Mark Sheehan and Anthony Begley, taking on each other with their 10,000 horsepower Nitro Funny Cars. Sheehan came away with two wins from the three…

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So what is a Funny Car anyway?

We know they are excitement packed machines (and will be racing this Saturday, January 20 at the NITRO SLAM), but these fan favourite race cars also have one of the longest histories in drag racing. It was the 1960s when motors from Top Fuel dragsters began to be transplanted into sedans with altered chassis by…

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Top ten entries to watch at the Nitro Slam!

  The Nitro Slam is upon us for another season at Perth Motorplex and this drag racing show has been filled to the brim with the best drag racers the state can offer – and plenty of nitro, of course! Here is our list of the vehicles you should take a closer look at on…

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Begley back for Battle

When the 10,000 horsepower Chemical Warfare Nitro Funny Car returns to Perth Motorplex for the Nitro Slam on Saturday January 20, it will do so armed for bear. The last time Anthony Begley was in the seat of the 500kph-capable Funny Car he was in Pomona, California, where the team competed at the NHRA World…

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Modified Maiden Ready To Make Her Mark

When Andrew Katavatis and the Beach Bomb Outlaw Nitro Funny Car thunder down the Perth Motorplex drag strip, you might have seen a very enthusiastic supporter watching from behind and cheering on its driver. That would be Michelle Katavatis, not just the loving wife of Andrew but also a capable drag racer in her own…

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Drag Radial Class to Spark Night of Fire

Western Australian drag racing fans will get to see a fresh category of racing as part of the Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex on December 30, with the APSA Outlaw Radial class hitting the track. Combining street cars on radial tyres with high horsepower engines, spectators can expect some wild runs from the varied…

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