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American star returns for Willowbank Top Fuel

American star returns for Willowbank Top Fuel

31 May 2013

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American Tommy Johnson Jr will come back to Australia next week to pilot the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel machine for the second time, this time at the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway Read More

Victor Bray's family ties at Winternationals

Victor Bray's family ties at Winternationals

Iconic Australian drag racing family, the Brays will have all eyes trained on the Willowbank Raceway during the Fuchs Winternationals on the June Long Weekend when no less than four members will be charging down the Ipswich quarter mile Read More

International influence set for Willowbank Winternationals

International influence set for Willowbank Winternationals

28 May 2013

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A strong contingent of Americans will make the trek to Willowbank Raceway outside Ipswich in two week's time for the annual Fuchs Winternationals Read More

Rare Tucker family triple treat for Winternationals

Rare Tucker family triple treat for Winternationals

24 May 2013

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As part of the massive field expected for the latest round of the Australian Pro Stock Drag Racing Championships at Willowbank Raceway over the June Long Weekend, the Tucker family will set a rare Australian and potentially world record, with father, son and daughter all competing in the one category against each other Read More

Johnny Gray takes NHRA Funny Car Points lead

Johnny Gray takes NHRA Funny Car Points lead

With his third victory of the season and second in succession, Johnny Gray has elevated himself into the points lead of the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series, whilst Jeg Coughlin Jr and Shawn Langdon made their way to victory lane in Pro Stock and Top Fuel respectively Read More

New Australian Nitro Tour headlined by NHRA champ, Ron Capps

New Australian Nitro Tour headlined by NHRA champ, Ron Capps

16 May 2013

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One of the leading lights in the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series, Ron Capps will head down under to be the headline act at Sydney Dragway on November 23 in a new Nitro category to Australia - Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars. Read More

Antron Brown takes second 2013 NHRA Top Fuel win

Antron Brown takes second 2013 NHRA Top Fuel win

13 May 2013

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It may have taken a week due to inclement weather, but Antron Brown took out the NHRA Mello Yello event at Atlanta, defeating Brandon Bernstein in the final, whilst Johnny Gray and Mike Edwards took out Funny Car and Pro Stock respectively Read More

Lee Beard departs Rapisarda Autosport Top Fuel team

Lee Beard departs Rapisarda Autosport Top Fuel team

9 May 2013

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Australian NHRA team, Rapisarda Autosport International has been dealt a significant blow with veteran crew chief, Lee Beard departing the organisation Read More

VIDEO: Chris Matheson escapes with foot fractures after 370kph crash

VIDEO: Chris Matheson escapes with foot fractures after 370kph crash

7 May 2013

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Australian Top Bike drag racing Champion, Chris Matheson has been fortunate to get away with some minor foot fractures after a frightful get off at the Nitro Champs in Sydney over the weekend Read More

Washout for NHRA Atlanta

Washout for NHRA Atlanta

6 May 2013

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The Atlanta Dragway NHRA event has had to be postponed after persistent rain in the area played havoc with organisers Read More

Three first time winners take the Nitro Champs glory

Three first time winners take the Nitro Champs glory

6 May 2013

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A trio of first time winners stood atop the rostrum in Sydney Dragway's Nitro Champs, the latest in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series headed by Pro Stock racer, Lee Bektash who was joined as a first time victor by Russell Mills in Top Alcohol and Graeme Morrell in Top Bike Read More

Darren Morgan tops Nitro Champs qualifying

Darren Morgan tops Nitro Champs qualifying

5 May 2013

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The Mildura Missile Darren Morgan broke his ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel stalemate with fellow Victorian, Phil Lamattina by setting the quickest lap in qualifying for the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway with a 4.77 second pass Read More

Records to tumble in 25 car Sydney Pro Stock battle this weekend

Records to tumble in 25 car Sydney Pro Stock battle this weekend

30 April 2013

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Just 16 places are available for the 25 Pro Stock machines that will make their way to Sydney Dragway this weekend for the Nitro Champs, with many predicting the category is on track for a record breaking weekend Read More

Rapisarda NHRA team narrowly misses out on semi-final berth

Rapisarda NHRA team narrowly misses out on semi-final berth

29 April 2013

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The upward surge of Australian team, Rapisarda Autosport International continued at Royal Purple Raceway outside Houston, with multiple NHRA Champion, Larry Dixon positioning the Sydney owned car fifth after qualifying for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals - the team's highest qualifying position since entering drag racing's elite competition Read More

V8/bike/drags format gains weight in Top End

V8/bike/drags format gains weight in Top End

The Northern Territory’s burgeoning growth in motor racing is raising hope that Darwin’s Hidden Valley circuit could be in the running to revive the Triple Challenge format of disciplines Read More

Tommy Johnson Jnr to pilot Rapisarda car in Sydney

Tommy Johnson Jnr to pilot Rapisarda car in Sydney

24 April 2013

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Two times NHRA Top Fuel final round winner, Tommy Johnson Jnr will fly to Australia next week to be part of the Rapisarda Autosport International team at Sydney Dragway for the Nitro Champs from May 3-5 Read More

Matt Hagan ends his NHRA drought, Larry Dixon shows improvement for Rapisarda

Matt Hagan ends his NHRA drought, Larry Dixon shows improvement for Rapisarda

22 April 2013

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It has taken 17 months for Matt Hagan to stand in Victory Lane after a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car event, but he struck back at the 4-wide Nationals at Z-MAX Dragway in Charlotte, taking an emphatic win in a weekend of upsets Read More

New world record for Ben Bray

New world record for Ben Bray

Ben Bray has set a new world record time for a four cylinder sedan with a blistering 6.807 second run at 325.72kph (202.39mph) in his Nissan Altima at Willowbank Raceway Read More

American Champion adds to Nitro Champs Top Doorslammer field

American Champion adds to Nitro Champs Top Doorslammer field

19 April 2013

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Double IHRA Pro Modified Champion, Mike Janis will be a much feared addition to the Top Doorslammer field at next month's Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway when he takes to the wheel of Sean Mifsud's striking orange and black Plymouth Duster-bodied machine in an attempt to re-set the Australian national record Read More

Phil Read returns to Top Fuel

Phil Read returns to Top Fuel

15 April 2013

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Triple ANDRA Top Fuel Australian Champion, Phil Read will make a return to the fastest motorsport in Australia at Sydney Dragway's Nitro Champs over the weekend of May 3-5 and has committed to the remainder of the 2013 Australian Championship. Read More

Courtney Force takes NHRA lead with Vegas runner up

Courtney Force takes NHRA lead with Vegas runner up

8 April 2013

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Courtney Force has moved to a 14 point lead of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car Championship after finishing runner up in the fourth round of proceedings at The Strip in Las Vegas, being edged out by Cruz Pedregon, whilst Tony Schumacher has moved Antron Brown from the top of the Top Fuel points with his victory in Top Fuel. Read More

Top Fuel confirms place at Sydney Nitro Champs

Top Fuel confirms place at Sydney Nitro Champs

5 April 2013

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The disagreement between Sydney Dragway and Australia's Top Fuel racers that threatened to de-rail next month's Nitro Champs at the Western Sydney venue has come to an end with the two groups agreeing that Australia's premier drag racing category will be present at the event. Read More

Top Fuel teams unite with new Association

Top Fuel teams unite with new Association

2 April 2013

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Australian Top Fuel teams have taken the first step towards introducing category management to the sport of professional drag racing in this country through the formation of Top Fuel Australia Limited. Read More

Steve Read wins Louie Rapisarda Trophy as Dixon sets new record

Steve Read wins Louie Rapisarda Trophy as Dixon sets new record

31 March 2013

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Steve Read's perfect weekend at Willowbank Raceway continued as he added Saturday night's round of the Australian Top Fuel Championship to his extensive CV and the inaugural Louie Rapisarda Trophy, whilst American star, Larry Dixon put together the fastest ever drag racing pass seen in Australia. Read More

The Pom wins, Dixon spins in Willowbank Top Fuel 1

The Pom wins, Dixon spins in Willowbank Top Fuel 1

30 March 2013

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The Pom, Steve Read has taken a stunning win over Darren Morgan in opening night competition of the ANDRA Top Fuel Championship at Willowbank Raceway, whilst American superstar, Larry Dixon survived a wild 240kph, 360 degree spin as the Santo's Super 3 Extreme drag race lived up to it's name. Read More

VIDEO: NHRA star Larry Dixon takes wild ride at Willowbank

VIDEO: NHRA star Larry Dixon takes wild ride at Willowbank

30 March 2013

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Drag Racing legend Larry Dixon has been involved in a dramatic incident during the opening day of the Santo's Cranes Super 3 Extreme Drag Race at Willowbank Raceway. Read More

Q&A: Larry Dixon on his Australian adventure

Q&A: Larry Dixon on his Australian adventure

29 March 2013

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Since starting his NHRA Top Fuel career in 1994, Indiana-based professional Top Fuel pilot, Larry Dixon has won three NHRA Championships and sits second on the all-time Final Round wins list in the sport Read More

Larry Dixon: Australian team can be NHRA contender

Larry Dixon: Australian team can be NHRA contender

28 March 2013

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American drag racing superstar Larry Dixon believes that his Australian NHRA Top Fuel team, Rapisarda Autosport International can quickly become a contender for the NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship Read More

American Top Fuel legend arrives in Australia

American Top Fuel legend arrives in Australia

22 March 2013

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American Top Fuel superstar, Larry Dixon has arrived in Australia ahead of next week's Santos Cranes Super 3 Extreme Top Fuel event at Willowbank Raceway. Read More

Aussie Top Fuel drivers talking up chances against Larry Dixon

Aussie Top Fuel drivers talking up chances against Larry Dixon

18 March 2013

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The addition of three times NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, Larry Dixon to the Santos Cranes Super 3 Extreme Easter extravaganza at Willowbank Raceway has piqued the interest of Australia's Top Fuel elite, however the red carpet will not be rolled out for the American, with everyone aiming to claim his scalp. Read More