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Wednesday January 6 Cancelled

Wednesday Night Cancelled Due to the fires, there has been some power grid issues which means the Perth Motorplex is currently without power and has been for a number of days. Due to a number of contributing factors we are unable to run this weeks Whoops Ass Wednesday/Hour of Power and Speedway event. The good…

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Record-setting Nitro Slam

Competitors at the weekend’s Nitro Slam did not hold back with no less than eight new track records set at the Saturday event on the 2nd of January. Setting new track records were: Nostalgia Funny Car: Matt Abel, 5.427 and 428km/h (266.19mph) AA/AP: Wayne Keys, 5.860 RR/SM: Michael Buckley, 7.315 and 301.35 km/h (187.25mph) C/GA:…

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Wild Wednesday Motorplex show not to be missed

Perth Motorplex’s biggest mid-week evening of the season takes place this Wednesday with a quadruple treat for motorsport fans. The pits will be filled to the brim, with the speedway shaking to the sounds of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series for round five of WA Sprintcar Speedweek, alongside the BGC Late Models for night two…

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Life’s a beach for Katavatis at Nitro Slam

Andrew Katavatis unleashed a near perfect sequence of runs as he claimed his second straight BME WA Nitro Championship victory at Perth Motorplex’s Nitro Slam on Saturday night (January 2). Katavatis, driving the ‘Beach Bomb’ Camaro Funny Car, started the event in strong fashion with a 5.58sec. run in round one to defeat Shannon Taylor,…

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New nitro pilot tests his skills

Brodie Pilkington will be taking more steps on his path to becoming a fully licensed nitro drag racer this weekend at Perth Motorplex’s Nitro Slam. Pilkington is a second generation driver who has racked up plenty of experience in a variety of drag racing machines, including his father Rob’s supercharged Funny Car. The temperamental nitro…

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Nitro FED record holder back again for Nitro Slam

The BME WA Nitro Championship is home to an exotic group of nitro-fuelled machines, including one that has become Australia’s quickest nitro front engine dragster. Shannon Taylor drove Aussie Digger to a 5.861 second time, putting the Michael Brooks-owned rail at the front of the pack. Brooks himself made the fastest run for the breed…

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Nitro FEDS looking to trade records this weekend at Nitro Slam

Michael Brooks blazed through for Australia’s quickest and fastest Nitro Front Engine Dragster pass at the Perth Motorplex earlier this month, only for Shannon Taylor – racing Brooks’ other FED – to steal his ET record on the very next pass. Now, both racers are hoping to better their markers at this Saturday’s Nitro Slam…

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Dragster has nothing on nitro ride

Aaron Deery is no stranger to very fast cars, but a switch to two wheels left him ‘shocked’ by the experience and ready for more ahead of the January 2 Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex. Deery is a veteran competitor in Top Alcohol, where his dragster has covered a quarter-mile (402m) in just 5.48 seconds,…

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Motorplex celebrates New Year with Nitro Slam

The Perth Motorplex will get 2021 off to a great start with its Nitro Slam event this Saturday, January 2. The event will be headlined by Nitro Funny Cars and Nitro Front Engine Dragsters, nitro-burning Motorcycles and 10 of the hugely popular Top Doorslammers as they continue their fight for the Summer Slam series. January…

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