Buckley runs his own race in battle against the giants

Michael Buckley might be the drag racing equivalent of David taking on Goliath at this weekend’s 50th Annual Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, but for the Mazda RX7 driver it’s just another race. The Westernationals is a unique event on the WA drag racing calendar for a number of reasons, and among them is a…

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Up and coming Junior star ready for Westernats challenge

At this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals, Serpentine (WA) racer Lucas Green is hoping to continue the momentum of recent victories, including his breakthrough win at the coveted Anita Board Memorial late last year. The Westernationals event at the Perth Motorplex will be held across February 27 and 28 and represents the penultimate round of the…

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Slammer switch a success for Aldridge

Most racing drivers don’t turn up to an event expecting to take home one of their opponent’s vehicles, but four years ago that was exactly what Top Doorslammer competitor Steve Aldridge – who will race at this weekend’s 50th annual Westernationals – did. Aldridge was driving a heavy 55 Chev Top Doorslammer at the time,…

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Williamson’s Ampol Big Chap 57 win builds championship momentum

The Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series looks set for a thrilling conclusion after Callum Williamson’s win at the Ampol Big Chap 57 on Saturday night at Perth Motorplex. The endurance-testing 57 lap feature race, in honour of WA Sprintcar legend Noel Bradford, saw Williamson’s cool head in the early stages pay off. He worked his way…

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57 Laps…

57 laps… Just let that sink in for a minute and think of what that number means when it comes to the Sprintcar feature race we have scheduled for the business end of Saturday nights racing. It’s a long distance. Almost double the traditional 30 lap feature race we are accustomed to on the Kwinana…

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Speedway’s greatest drivers take special place at Ampol Big Chap 57

A plethora of WA speedway heroes will be honoured at the Ampol Big Chap 57 this Saturday night at Perth Motorplex. Noel Bradford, Stan Starcevich, Johnny Fenton, Johnny Andersson, Mick Doble and Mick McKeon will all be recognised as Legends of Speedway on what will be a special night at Western Australia’s premier speedway venue.…

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Fuel stop adds spice to Ampol Big Chap 57

One of the longest speedway races of the season is set to take place this Saturday at Perth Motorplex (February 20), with the Ampol Big Chap 57 running a 57-lap feature for the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series. While the 900 horsepower Sprintcars are well known for their speed, they are not so impressive in their…

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Drag racers make championship moves at Super Sunday

After a week in lockdown, Western Australian drag racing competitors were free to hit the Perth Motorplex drag strip for the Super Sportsman Showdown on Sunday. Hot and humid conditions made life difficult for those seeking horsepower, but the strongest teams were rewarded with valuable series points as the WA Drag Racing Championship enters its…

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Champion racer out of retirement for Super Sportsman Showdown

Over more than three decades involved with the sport of drag racing, Geoff Chaisty has become a legend in the Super Stock community. The two-time national champion (1998 and 1999) stepped away from driving in 2009 to focus on the racing exploits of his sons Jake and Jamie Chaisty, who have since each laid claim…

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He talked the talk, now Maclean walks the walk

The former player-turned-commentator is a common transition in modern sports, but Western Australian motorcycle drag racer Jarrod Maclean decided to do the reverse. After many years commentating at major drag racing events, Maclean – who will be in action this Sunday for the Super Sportsman Showdown at the Perth Motorplex (February 14 – decided he…

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