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The quickest EVER night at Perth Motorplex!

We have a new track record at Perth Motorplex after an astonishing weekend of Top Fuel drag racing with some of the quickest times ever seen in Australia. Mark Sheehan dropped jaws with a 4.537 second run in the elimination round of Sunday night – the quickest ever pass by an Australian drag racer on…

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Take a ride with Top Fuel pros

Two lucky spectators at tomorrow night’s Formula Tech WhoopAss Wednesday will get the chance to go for a quick ride with Top Fuel driver Darren Morgan or his crew chief Ben Patterson thanks to Beat the Heat WA and Shannons Insurance. The Shannons Insurance Beat the Heat WA Top Fuel Challenge will pit Morgan and…

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Harris reacts to Nitro Max challenge

Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel driver Damien Harris says he needs to work on the consistency of his reaction times coming into this weekend’s Nitro Max event at Perth Motorplex. The Western Australian racer had a red light in the opening round of competition just over a week ago at Coates Hire West Coast Nitro…

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Apology to Mr Ryan Learmonth

Apology to Mr Ryan Learmonth “It has come to my attention that some of the information contained in a PR report linked to my ‘Open Letter’ dated 23 Feb 2016 was incorrect. In the report as Gerald McDornan had been informed, it was incorrectly stated that Ryan Learmonth lodged a protest against the race result.…

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Perth Motorplex welcomes Leila Kennedy

Perth Motorplex would like to extend a warm welcome to Leila Kennedy who has joined the Perth Motorplex team as Drag Racing Event Coordinator. Leila will be taking over the role from Dale Gummow as part of a planned transition with Dale moving on to the role of secretary of the Hidden Valley Drag Racing…

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Nitro with a serve of athletics

Whether you wanted your drag racing really fast or hilariously slow, Coates Hire West Coast Nitro served up something for everybody in an action packed night at Perth Motorplex. Let’s start with the fast, and for that we need to thank Mark Sheehan. After qualifying at the bottom of the field, Sheehan was the underdog…

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Pro Alcohol steals the show at Coates Hire West Coast Nitro

The nitro burning Top Fuel dragsters might be the ones making the most noise and yes they are certainly the fastest but on Friday night at Perth Motorplex it was Pro Alcohol making all the headlines for Coates Hire West Coast Nitro, part of the 400 Thunder Series. Gary Phillips ran a world record 5.360…

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Hinkley gets a handle on new Kawasaki

Tony Hinkley looks to have overcome a troubled start for his new Kawasaki ZX14R Pro Bike ahead of this weekend’s 400 Thunder championship round as part of Coates Hire West Coast Nitro. Hinkley tested on Wednesday at Perth Motorplex and ran a new personal best time of 7.72 seconds on his first full pass with…

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Sheehan tests the nitro waters

Western Australia’s Mark Sheehan comes into Coates Hire West Coast Nitro with a small advantage over the field, having spent Wednesday testing his 10,000 horsepower nitro-fuelled dragster at Perth Motorplex. The team recently moved from a five disc clutch to a six disc clutch, which should provide more adjustability down the track but does require…

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