Coyle rewarded for solid season

The 2020-21 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series – which will feature at Saturday’s Asphalt Recyclers Australia Sprintcar Gold Cup event at the Perth Motorplex – may be remembered as one of the greatest ever, with field sizes at all time highs and competition as intense as it has ever been. There were big name teams that…

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Motorplex lease transition now complete

Following the conclusion of a transitionary period, Evolve Facility Management is now fully operational as the new operator for the Perth Motorplex. In December of 2020, the newly established subsidiary of the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) was announced as the new operator for the premier motorsport facility following an extensive procurement process by…

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Katavatis king of nitro racers

Andrew Katavatis was crowned the first BME WA Nitro Championship title winner on Saturday night at Perth Motorplex after completing a perfect season – though it didn’t come without pain. Katavatis did not lose a single race in his ‘Beach Bomb’ Nitro Funny Car en route to the championship, including three straight victories on the…

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Zuidema to make comeback this Saturday

Rod Zuidema will be making his comeback to drag racing at this weekend’s WA Nitro Championships event at the Perth Motorplex (March 20) after 12 years away. Rod was well-known for competing in Super Street in his 1984 white Falcon Xe, competing in his first season in 1998/1999 at Ravenswood where he won the Rookie…

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Nitro championship to go down to the wire

The BME WA Nitro Championship is set to go down to the wire, as Andrew Katavatis looks to hold back in-form drivers Matt Abel and Nathan Coles at the championship finale this Saturday. Six cars will participate in this weekend’s WA Nitro Championship event at Perth Motorplex. Leading the points is Katavatis in the Beach…

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WA Nitro Champs event beckons for Aussie Champ

Fresh from securing back-to-back national Super Sedan championships at the 2019/2020/2021 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Grand Final at the weekend, Martin Mirco is now preparing for the penultimate round of the WA Drag Racing Championships this Saturday as part of the WA Nitro Championships event (20 March). The 2017/2018 WA Drag Racing Super Sedan…

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Jodi Thorstensen back in action for WA Drag Racing Champs

At the recent 2021 Westernationals, Super Sedan racer Jodi Thorstensen made her comeback to racing 12 months on from a damaging accident at the same event the year before. After getting back into the thick of things at that event, the Port Kennedy racer is pumped to continue back in the racing seat of her…

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Former pro drag rider still has the horsepower passion

After spending years at the front of the national Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Ray Easson – who will be in action this Saturday for the WA Drag Nitro Championships event – now searches for different challenges when he goes racing at Perth Motorplex. Easson was a national record setter and the 1993 title winner for…

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Budget build produces positive results for Puglia

The Puglia family has been a part of Western Australian drag racing for decades, with brothers Matthew and Nicholas now carrying the torch at Perth Motorplex. Matthew made his debut in Super Sedan this season, after many years in Junior Dragsters. He’s been to the final round twice – coming runner up to national champion…

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Veteran Farr proves his worth at Krikke Boys spectacular

Robbie Farr took a fitting Sprintcar victory at the AAA Metal Recycling Krikke Boys Shootout on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, in what was the first time the event has been run outside of Bunbury Speedway. Farr, a former driver for the Krikke family who now steers for Jason Pryde Motorsports, claimed the victory…

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