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Damien Harris: It’s all about the championship

Rapisarda Autosport International have long been one of the most impressive teams in Australian drag racing, but a national Top Fuel championship has not come their way since Steve Read won one for the team in 2002. Fast forward 12 years and the team is now vastly more experienced, having made a big impact in…

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Nostalgias to return on April 19!

Hot rod heaven will be Perth Motorplex on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when the Perth Motorplex Nostalgias come to town. The date has now been moved into April to avoid a clash with the V8 Supercars at Barbagallo Raceway and the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway and give as many people as possible the chance…

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The newbie who’s a veteran

Wayne Newby is in rookie territory. That might sound strange for someone who has been drag racing for over two decades, but when it comes to nitro there is always a steep learning curve.

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Westernats – Besternats!

The 44th annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex was like a snowball rolling down a hillside – an odd comparison to draw on such a hot and humid weekend but the more the event rolled on the more immense it became! So let’s start from the top…Top Doorslammer that is. John Zappia continued the domination of…

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Zappia and Matheson SLAM the opposition

The Home Group WA Nitro Slam was the biggest show so far this season at the Perth Motorplex drag strip as a capacity crowd rolled in on Saturday night to witness an impressive evening of racing courtesy of the best racers from WA and around the country. After all the headlines of Friday night, John…

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A nitro slamming night of drag strip drama

How do you describe night one of Home Group WA Nitro Slam? Record setting? Drama filled? Sheer motortainment is what it was! Let’s start with the numbers because there were some big ones. Arguably one of the greatest runs in the history of Perth Motorplex was made by John Zappia when he reeled off a…

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Nitro newbie claims underdog status

When it comes to the unpredictable world of nitro motorcycle drag racing, being consistent can be just as important as smashing out six second times and 200mph plus top end speeds. Les Holden is hoping that theory will work out for him with his debut in the ANDRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship as part of…

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Momentum with Begley for Funny Car showdown

Anthony Begley has been a busy drag racer across the new year period, with the Home Group WA Nitro Slam to mark his third event in three weekends and his third different type of Funny Car. Begley will be back at the wheel of ‘Chemical Warfare’, a ‘big show’ Nitro Funny Car owned by Queensland’s…

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Bishop returns to his happy place

Stuart Bishop completed his best ever season in Top Doorslammer in 2014, finishing second in the ANDRA championship – but it ended with a disastrous crash at Sydney Dragway following a transmission failure. When the slippery transmission fluid got under the wheels of his 3000 horsepower Camaro, Bishop was all but a passenger as the…

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