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Ex-pat Australian earns NHRA Top Fuel license

Ex-pat Australian earns NHRA Top Fuel license

23 August 2013

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Australia has a new NHRA-licensed Top Fuel driver with expat-Adelaide drag racer Richard Crampton earning his prized credentials at Indianapolis Raceway Park Read More

Calder Park's October Top Fuel round named Nitro Thunder

Calder Park's October Top Fuel round named Nitro Thunder

23 August 2013

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ANDRA's return to Calder Park Raceway on October 19 will be known as FUCHS Nitro Thunder, presented by Crow Cams after a deal was struck with the national drag racing body and the two new partners for the event Read More

Ron Capps and Spencer Massey take Brainerd NHRA

Ron Capps and Spencer Massey take Brainerd NHRA

19 August 2013

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The Ron Capps and Matt Hagan roadshow that has become a feature of the 2013 Mello Yello NHRA Series continued at Brainerd with the pair facing off against one another in the final, the win going the way of Capps. He was joined in victory lane by Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock Read More

Steven Ham takes Darwin ANDRA win

Steven Ham takes Darwin ANDRA win

18 August 2013

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The historic first visit of the ANDRA Drag Racing Championship to Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway has fallen the way of Steven Ham, who took a breakthrough win against John Cannuli, however Gary Phillips has wrapped up his 17th Australian Championship Read More

Gary Phillips closes in on Top Alcohol Title

Gary Phillips closes in on Top Alcohol Title

17 August 2013

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Queenslander Gary Phillips is doing everything right towards being crowned Australian Top Alcohol Champion in Darwin this weekend by establishing the quickest time in qualifying at Hidden Valley Read More

Darwin creates drag racing history this weekend

Darwin creates drag racing history this weekend

16 August 2013

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The ANDRA Drag Racing Series will make an historic first trip to the Northern Territory this weekend when the Australian Top Alcohol and Top Bike Championships continue Read More

Aussie Dave Grubnic makes Seattle NHRA Final

Aussie Dave Grubnic makes Seattle NHRA Final

5 August 2013

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American-based Australian Top Fuel racer, Dave Grubnic made his first final of the 2013 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series in the O'Reilly Northwest Nationals in Seattle, going down to Morgan Lucas in the last round decider Read More

Aussies excel in NHRA at Sonoma

Aussies excel in NHRA at Sonoma

29 July 2013

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Australian NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Series team Rapisarda Autosport International made it through to the second round at Sonoma after defeating Steve Torrence in the opening round, whilst veteran, Dave Grubnic was the fastest qualifier Read More

Massey and Pedregon big winners in Denver

Massey and Pedregon big winners in Denver

22 July 2013

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The latest round of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series delivered the third wins of the season to Spencer Massey and Cruz Pedregon in Top Fuel and Funny Car respectively, whilst Allen Johnson took his fourth victory of 2013 and Shawn Gann his first in nine years Read More

Tucker confirms NHRA Pro Stock program

Tucker confirms NHRA Pro Stock program

18 July 2013

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Shane Tucker will enter the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Championship after recently announcing his retirement from racing in Australia Read More

John Lamattina to race Top Fuel in Melbourne and Sydney

John Lamattina to race Top Fuel in Melbourne and Sydney

16 July 2013

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Another Lamattina Top Fuel Racing machine will take to the track at the final two rounds of the 2013 ANDRA Top Fuel Championships with the brother of former Australian Champion, Phil - John - getting closer to being granted his license by the governing body Read More

Rapisarda appoints Tommy Johnson Jr to NHRA team

Rapisarda appoints Tommy Johnson Jr to NHRA team

15 July 2013

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Australian NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series team, Rapisarda Autosport International has appointed Tommy Johnson Jr as the replacement to three times NHRA Champion, Larry Dixon who exited the team mid-season across the weekend Read More

John Zappia claims Slamfest Title as rain marrs final round

John Zappia claims Slamfest Title as rain marrs final round

14 July 2013

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West Aussie John Zappia has added the 2013 Slamfest Pro Modified Championship to his extensive CV at Palmyra Raceway in Queensland, however a big crowd was disappointed with a rain out as the action started to heat up Read More

Australian NHRA team and Larry Dixon part ways

Australian NHRA team and Larry Dixon part ways

13 July 2013

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Australian Top Fuel team, Rapisarda Autosport International and American driver, Larry Dixon have parted ways just over halfway through the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Series season, with Dixon to establish his own team in 2014 Read More

Shane Tucker quits Australian drag racing

Shane Tucker quits Australian drag racing

9 July 2013

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One of Australian drag racing's highest profile competitors, Shane Tucker has made the decision to walk away from the sport in this country, effective immediately Read More

Middle East driver wins NHRA Top Fuel

Middle East driver wins NHRA Top Fuel

8 July 2013

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Khalid alBalooshi has taken his second career NHRA Mello Yello Series victory for Al-Anabi Racing at Norwalk in Ohio, whilst his team-mate Shawn Langdon has retaken the Top Fuel points lead after a semi-final appearance Read More

ANDRA Drag Racing returns to Calder Park again

ANDRA Drag Racing returns to Calder Park again

3 July 2013

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The ANDRA Drag Racing Championships will make another return visit to Calder Park with three professional level categories due to take on Melbourne's only professional drag racing facility in a one day meet on Saturday, October 19, headlined by Top Fuel Read More

Kiwi veteran adds to Sydney Outlaw Nitro event

Kiwi veteran adds to Sydney Outlaw Nitro event

3 July 2013

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With NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series front-runner Ron Capps already confirmed, organisers of the Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series event at Sydney Dragway in November have announced that New Zealand veteran, Willy White will establish a tri-nations quarter mile battle in the new format drag racing concept Read More

Josh Cacchia extends Honda relationship

Josh Cacchia extends Honda relationship

2 July 2013

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The man who currently sits third in the MX2 MX Nationals Australian Championship, 21-year-old Josh Cacchia has firmed up his position at the 2014 starting gates early, inking a deal with his current team, Carlton Dry Honda Racing Read More

Steve Bettes departs Willowbank Raceway

Steve Bettes departs Willowbank Raceway

1 July 2013

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Long time Willowbank Raceway General Manager, Steve Bettes has left his post completing an eight year run at Queensland's leading drag racing venue Read More

Matt Hagan gets his kicks on John Force at Route 66

Matt Hagan gets his kicks on John Force at Route 66

Magneti Marelli Dodge driver Matt Hagan has taken a hard fought win at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, the latest round of the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Funny Car Series, beating home John Force who made his third final in succession Read More

Courtney Force edges the 'old boy' in New England

Courtney Force edges the 'old boy' in New England

Courtney Force took her third career NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series victory at the first ever New England Nationals at New England Dragway in New Hampshire, beating out her resurgent father, John Force Read More

Doorslammers ready to slam Gladstone

Doorslammers ready to slam Gladstone

18 June 2013

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The Top Doorslammer "Slamfest" drag racing Series will be back in action next weekend (June 29) when eight of Australia's leading racers will be at Benaraby Raceway in Gladstone Read More

John Force takes Bristol NHRA

John Force takes Bristol NHRA

John Force has taken victory for the first time in 31 events in his Castrol GTX Mustang at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, beating out fellow veteran Cruz Pedregon in the NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car final Read More

John Zappia confirms new national record at Winternats

John Zappia confirms new national record at Winternats

9 June 2013

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Western Australia's John Zappia has annexed a new Australian Elapsed Time record for Top Doorslammer at day three of the Fuchs Winternationals, bettering his time from yesterday in qualifying three to confirm the new mark Read More

Lamattina and Zappia lead the way at Willowbank

Lamattina and Zappia lead the way at Willowbank

9 June 2013

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Another record breaking day at the Fuchs Winternationals sees Fuchs supported drivers Phil Lamattina (Top Fuel) and John Zappia (Top Doorslammer) lead the way in their respective classes Read More

Rare drag racing Nissan GTR's unveiled

Rare drag racing Nissan GTR's unveiled

8 June 2013

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A pair of striking brand new Nissan Skyline GTR-35's have been unveiled at Willowbank Raceway. Read More

Jason Grima heads quickest Pro Stock field ever

Jason Grima heads quickest Pro Stock field ever

8 June 2013

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Pro Stock has started the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank with a bang, setting the quickest ever field in the category's history - in the first qualifying session, which was headed by Jason Grima Read More

Super mum returns to track seven weeks after birth

Super mum returns to track seven weeks after birth

5 June 2013

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Queensland 'super mum' Fiona Reed will return to Willowbank Raceway's quarter mile this weekend for the Fuchs Winternationals - a tender seven weeks after giving birth to her first daughter, Makayla Read More

Qatari NHRA team dominates Englishtown

Qatari NHRA team dominates Englishtown

3 June 2013

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For the first time in history, two foreign owned Top Fuel machines have contested an NHRA Mello Yello Series Championship Final at Englishtown, New Jersey Read More