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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

24 June 2013

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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

17 June 2013

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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

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