Drag Racing News

Haynes: Fans will be winners from massive jet show

Chuck Haynes has been coming to Western Australia to put on jet dragster shows for over two decades, but it is with mixed emotions he will return for the Night of Fire on March 21. Haynes (USA) will be racing Volcano up against Rhiannon Allison (Australia) in Felicity Dragwell, Curt White (USA) in Iceman and…

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Night of Fire crucial in Modified championship brawl

The Night of Fire might be named for its four flame throwing 450kmh jet dragsters, but it also forms the penultimate round of the WA drag racing championship. Of all the brackets, Modified has one of the most exciting chases going on. Alesha Adamos, Michelle Osborn and Sam Treasure are all within close range of…

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Allison prepares for blast off at Night of Fire

Rhiannon Allison might still be the rookie for the Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex on March 21 but the young driver of the Felicity Dragwell jet dragster has been rapidly ticking off goals on her high speed list. Jet dragsters are exactly what they say on the box – a jet powered dragster with…

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Fast Racing Series breeding future talent

Perth Motorplex’s Fast Racing Series is a breeding ground for the skilled drag racers of the future and no more so than in Junior Dragster where kids from eight to 16 years old do battle in half scale dragsters. WA’s Naylor family has been part of the Junior Dragster scene for longer than most, with…

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Washpod Nitro Max pushes the limits on day two

So…much…nitro. There’s nothing like a fuel that is actually a liquid explosive to liven up your jalopy, or make it do some 500kmh down a drag strip! Perth Motorplex bore witness to a second great day of racing at Washpod Nitro Max, with the Top Fuel dragsters and Top Fuel Motorcycles duking it out in…

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Wash, rinse, repeat – can we do that again?

Day one of Washpod Nitro Max served up a helping of nitro as good as anything ever seen in Western Australia as Top Fuel dragsters and Top Fuel Motorcycles cut loose in ANDRA championship drag racing. Seasoned observers left Perth Motorplex saying it was one of the best nights of Top Fuel they had ever…

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Begley family ready for new rides

Anthony Begley and daughter Emma will both be driving unfamiliar vehicles, at least in the confines of Perth Motorplex, for Washpod Nitro Max on February 28 and March 1 with Anthony making his first appearance in Top Fuel in WA while Emma makes her debut in Super Street. Anthony will be in the seat of…

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Sheehan escalates Top Fuel arms race

The ANDRA Top Fuel Championship gets underway at Perth Motorplex this weekend when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series returns for Washpod Nitro Max February 28 – March 1. One of the combatants will be local Vines resident Mark Sheehan in his brand new Morgan Lucas Racing built dragster, sporting the first canopy seen over the cockpit…

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Lamattina brothers double up for Washpod Nitro Max

The Lamattina family aren’t ones to rest on their laurels, be it on their carrot farm in Victoria or in their Top Fuel racing operation. Last season saw the team add a second car on a more regular basis with youngest brother John doing the driving. While teams in America will often promote the benefits…

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