New nitro pilot tests his skills

Brodie Pilkington will be taking more steps on his path to becoming a fully licensed nitro drag racer this weekend at Perth Motorplex’s Nitro Slam. Pilkington is a second generation driver who has racked up plenty of experience in a variety of drag racing machines, including his father Rob’s supercharged Funny Car. The temperamental nitro…

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Nitro FED record holder back again for Nitro Slam

The BME WA Nitro Championship is home to an exotic group of nitro-fuelled machines, including one that has become Australia’s quickest nitro front engine dragster. Shannon Taylor drove Aussie Digger to a 5.861 second time, putting the Michael Brooks-owned rail at the front of the pack. Brooks himself made the fastest run for the breed…

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Nitro FEDS looking to trade records this weekend at Nitro Slam

Michael Brooks blazed through for Australia’s quickest and fastest Nitro Front Engine Dragster pass at the Perth Motorplex earlier this month, only for Shannon Taylor – racing Brooks’ other FED – to steal his ET record on the very next pass. Now, both racers are hoping to better their markers at this Saturday’s Nitro Slam…

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Dragster has nothing on nitro ride

Aaron Deery is no stranger to very fast cars, but a switch to two wheels left him ‘shocked’ by the experience and ready for more ahead of the January 2 Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex. Deery is a veteran competitor in Top Alcohol, where his dragster has covered a quarter-mile (402m) in just 5.48 seconds,…

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McFadden goes one better at Merger Contracting Sprintcar Muster

James McFadden raced to the top of the WA Sprintcar Speedweek standings following round two of the series on Monday night at Perth Motorplex. The Victorian McFadden improved from his second place finish on opening night and was once again trailed by American star Brock Zearfoss, while local James Inglis drove to a solid third…

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Motorplex celebrates New Year with Nitro Slam

The Perth Motorplex will get 2021 off to a great start with its Nitro Slam event this Saturday, January 2. The event will be headlined by Nitro Funny Cars and Nitro Front Engine Dragsters, nitro-burning Motorcycles and 10 of the hugely popular Top Doorslammers as they continue their fight for the Summer Slam series. January…

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Quarantine a unique challenge to conquer for speedway visitors

Speedway drivers are prepared to brave all kinds of dangers as they travel at high speed around a dirt oval, but for Victorian James McFadden and the USA’s Brock Zearfoss it was a different kind of mental challenge that needed conquering before they could compete at WA Sprintcar Speedweek. Both drivers had to quarantine for…

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Williamson defends home turf in Boxing Day barnburner

Callum Williamson overcame the strongest Sprintcar field assembled in Western Australia so far this season at the AAA Metal Recycling Boxing Day event at Perth Motorplex. In front of a capacity crowd enjoying perfect December weather, Williamson searched for the right line early before a restart helped him to claim the lead. “I was trying…

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Events to resume with enhanced security measures at Perth Motorplex

Following a rigorous review of current security measures, VenuesWest in consultation with WA Police Force have determined events with an expected attendance of more than 100 people may resume from Sunday 20 December with the provision of increased police presence and enhanced security measures in place. As such, the Custom Cars and Coffee event will…

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McFadden on his way to WA

WA Sprintcar Speedweek keeps getting bigger with the confirmation of James McFadden and Monte Motorsports committing to all six rounds of the series which kicks off on Boxing Day at the Perth Motorplex. After what has been a tough year with COVID-19 Monte Motorsport are excited to announce that James will be back racing in their car and in WA.…

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