Repairing both car and body pays off for Paul Carey

Maintenance on vehicles is no foreign concept to drag racers, but driver Paul Carey has discovered that all elements of his machine need attention – including the pilot. Carey campaigns a unique Toyota-powered Top Alcohol Altered, the latest evolution of a supercharged engine combination he has been experimenting with for two decades. He heads into…

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Rothwell to make comeback at Night of Fire this weekend

Mark Rothwell will bring his “Blown Money” Chevy Nova back to the Perth Motorplex for the first time in almost seven years for this weekend’s Night of Fire event (January 23). Rothwell’s return has been hotly anticipated for some time within the local drag racing community, with many eyes set to be trained on his…

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Procharger power a handling headache for Rowles

Getting a purpose-built drag racing vehicle to travel in a straight line might not seem to be a difficult task, but for Gail Rowles and her Mazda RX4 it has proven to be a challenge. Of course, this is no ordinary Mazda RX4. Lying up front is a small block Chev with a Procharger supercharger…

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From show to skids, Motorvation crowns champions

The 35th running of Motorvation saw Western Australia’s biggest festival of modified cars turn on three days of high horsepower thrills at Perth Motorplex. Thousands of spectators filled the Motorplex to see more than 500 competitors showcase their street machines and hot rods over three days, demonstrating the health of the car scene in WA. The…

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Motorvation family dynasty ready for 35th year of show this weekend

Husband and wife Gareth and Ali Lougher participated in their first Motorvation event more than 20 years ago, and now the twin Grand Champions will welcome their 18-year-old son Reece to the Show for the first time at this weekend’s 35th running of the event at the Perth Motorplex. In total, the Perth family will…

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Grumpy Greg prepares burnout blitz for Motorvation 35

From hot rodders to classic car owners to burnout pros, Motorvation 35 is an event for many kinds of car enthusiasts. The goal for some drivers is simply to tear up as many tyres as possible, and Greg Cuthbertson fits firmly into that group. Cuthbertson’s GRUMPYVS Holden ute has been a star on the burnout…

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Burnouts and Barras the perfect combination

Western Australia’s biggest festival of street machine horsepower is returning to Perth Motorplex this weekend, with Motorvation 35 set to attract muscle cars and top burnout competitors from around the State. Among them will be Lauren Youngs, a relatively new participant who has quickly found her place as a skilled and championship-capable driver. Youngs was…

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An American dream finish for Zearfoss at Speedweek Grand Final

A flight across the world and a two week stint in quarantine paid off for the USA’s Brock Zearfoss after he wrapped up the WA Sprintcar Speedweek series honours on Saturday night at Perth Motorplex. Zearfoss was rarely challenged at the Speedweek Grand Final, where he backed up a victory at Ellenbrook the previous weekend.…

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Macpherson a Motorplex chance at Late Model Nationals

The Late Model Nationals are underway and among those looking to make an impression as the series heads to Perth Motorplex is Bullsbrook racer Ken Macpherson. Macpherson imported a new Barry Wright ICON race car from the USA and the fresh machine proved quick in its first laps at Perth Motorplex on Boxing Day, earning…

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Street Stocks back at the ‘Plex

It has been a long time coming, but Street Stocks will make their long awaited return to the Bright Lights of the Perth Motorplex on February 6, as part of the AAA Metal Recycling Krikke Boys Shootout. The event will form part of the inaugural Street Stock Month of Madness with the Motorplex joining Albany, Bunbury…

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