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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Twin turbo Mustang ready for Radial

Radial tyre drag racing is a booming scene worldwide, and Western Australia is beginning to see some top-line cars appear – including Lorenzo Gullotto’s new Ford Mustang. Gullotto will be in action as part of this Sunday’s Super Sportsman Showdown (February 14) at the Perth Motorplex. Most high horsepower drag cars use a bias ply…

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Whoop Ass Wednesday 10 February event cancelled

The Perth Motorplex regrets to confirm that the Whoop Ass Wednesday event scheduled for Wednesday February 10 has been cancelled. This decision comes in light of the WA Government’s ongoing COVID-19 restrictions which are expected to be in place until Sunday February 14. All purchases related to this event have already been refunded direct to…

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Super Sportsman Showdown postponed to 14 February

The Perth Motorplex wishes to confirm that the Super Sportsman Showdown event originally scheduled for Saturday February 13 will be postponed to the following day, Sunday February 14. The new date will utilise a revised schedule which will run between 11.00am and 6.00pm (approx.) This decision comes in light of the WA Government’s ongoing COVID-19…

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AAA Metal Recycling Krikke Boys Shootout postponed

In light of the recently confirmed ongoing COVID-19 restrictions which will be in place through to 14 February, the Perth Motorplex regrets to announce that it has no choice but to postpone the AAA Metal Recycling Krikke Boys Shootout which was scheduled for this Saturday February 6. The AAA Metal Recycling Krikke Boys Shootout will…

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Want to race on nitro?

The BME WA Nitro Championship has proved an entertaining addition to the WA drag racing scene this season, and it’s the perfect time for prospective racers to think about getting involved in the State’s first ever nitro points series. Rory Taylor is the owner of the ‘Nitro Thunder’ and ‘Thumper’ Funny Cars, driven by Matt…

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