Drag Racing News

Drew determined after Sydney drama

Mark Drew might have won the recent East Coast Nationals at Sydney Dragway but it came at a price, with the rider of the Perth Harley Davidson Top Bike sending his motor into flames. Drew is back to compete in this weekend’s Home Group WA Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex as part of the second…


Slammed but not set back

Sydney smash repairer Mark Belleri had to make the most of his trade following a wild ride recently but is ready to come back to Western Australia for the Home Group WA Nitro Slam this Friday and Saturday, part of the 400 Thunder Series. Belleri was up against Ben Bray in the semi finals of…


Sheehan all nitro, all the time

Mark Sheehan is making life hard on himself with two nitro cars to drive and wife Sharon’s 300kmh dragster to oversee all in one week at Perth Motorplex. Sheehan will be racing his Nitro Madman Funny Car against Anthony Begley in Chemical Warfare as part of the Home Group WA Nitro Slam, but as if…


400 Thunder Launches Sportsman Series

Six round 400 Thunder Sportsman Championship Series with the finals to be held at Australia’s biggest drag racing event, the Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway. Local IHRA rulebook due for release in near future – includes all existing class structures Sportsman Racing Commission to be formed to help guide Sportsman classes


Perth Motorplex to make complete switch to IHRA sanctioning for Drag Racing

Perth Motorplex makes complete switch to IHRA

The world-class Perth Motorplex will move to full International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioning from 1 December 2015.

The venue’s management will make the switch to the internationally renowned IHRA with long-term sustainability and growth at the forefront of its decision making process.


Zappia racks up third win from busy fortnight

John Zappia has continued his winning streak with three race wins in as many weekends, taking victory at the Washpod WA Drag Racing Championship. Zappia won the event with a 5.81sec. pass on Sunday from the Fuchs Holden Monaro, postponed from Saturday night after a wild electrical storm passed over Perth Motorplex (below). Zappia opened…