31 January: Venue Closed

Date: 31 January, 2021 Please note that we are fully complying with the Premier’s COVID Safe measures announced on Sunday 31 January 2021. Effective from 6pm tonight (31 January), the Perth Motorplex will be closed to the public for five days (until 6pm Friday 5 February 2021). All bookings, classes and programs will not take…

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Higgs living the Formula 500 life

It’s not rare for speedway to draw in multiple members of the same family, but for WA Formula 500 standout Ryan Higgs it is something of a dynasty. Higgs is currently leading the Perth Motorplex track championship, and he comes into the City of Kwinana Cup this Saturday ready to solidify his position. Surrounded by…

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Pint-sized powerhouse conquers Late Model challenges

At the speedway, the Late Models are known as the heftiest race cars, with exaggerated dimensions and copious amounts of horsepower available. When you hear terms like ‘muscling a car around the track’, the meaning is literal. From G-forces in the corners to the constant steering inputs, every race is like a workout. Enter Laura…

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RECORD PERFORMANCES AT NIGHT OF FIRE

The weekend’s Night of Fire event at the Perth Motorplex not only provided plenty of entertainment and exceptionally close racing for an enthusiastic crowd, but also delivered three new records. Danny Costello set new track records for both Elapsed Time (ET) and Mile Per Hour (MPH) for the AA/A class with his 5.711 second pass…

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Zappia extends Summer Slam lead

John Zappia has extended his lead in the WA Summer Slam Series following victory against Mark Chapman at the Night of Fire on Saturday night. After several events where he was sabotaged by mechanical problems, Zappia returned to form in a consistent showing at the Perth Motorplex. He top qualified with a 5.774sec. run, which…

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Jet car action ready to pop at Motorplex

Fire-throwing Jet Dragsters will lead an exciting field of racers for this weekend’s Night of Fire event at the Perth Motorplex. Jet Dragster drivers Pieter De Wit (Iron Horse) and Ian Wood (Banshee) will provide plenty of blazing runs and ear-bursting burner pops this Saturday January 23 when they line up for the event alongside…

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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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