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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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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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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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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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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KFC Burnouts… oh SO GOOD!

This Saturday, almost a hundred combined entrants in BLOWN and OPEN classes will put on their A-Game and battle it out for the Qualifying Rounds of the KFC Burnouts.

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