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BENNY STEVENS TO RIDE IN NHRA

Australian nitro Harley rider Benny Stevens is set to compete in the NHRA at Bristol’s Thunder Valley Raceway in June.…

Top Doorslammer Are Moving Up At Nitro Up North

There’s an early leader in the race for entries at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22 – and it’s the crowd-pleasing Top Doorslammers!…

Cannuli, Zappia, and Bektash Double Up With ANDRA Gold

What a fantastic day of racing with the ANDRA Drag Racing Series turning it on for the huge and vocal crowd on day two of the Summit Racing Equipment Grand Finals. The South Aussies really love their drag racing and not only did they witness record-breaking performances, but also the crowning of the…

Winning streak intact, Zappia looks for records

John Zappia wrapped up the ANDRA Top Doorslammer season in fine style at Adelaide International Raceway on Saturday with another victory for the Fuchs Monaro.…

Top Doorslammer Heavyweights Face Off At Grand Finals

The Gulf Western Oil-supported Team Bray Racing was one-half of a gargantuan Top Doorslammer finale at the weekend, with team principal and legend Victor Bray taking on John Zappia.…

Frank Mamone Is Back!

It would appear that the 46th annual Westernationals has the potential to become one of the greatest Top Doorslammer showdowns ever. The numbers being thrown around are definitely close to the 20-car count battling it out for eight positions. Now that’s got to be exciting for the fans.…

John Zappia & Benny Stevens Win 2017 Goldenstates

  After the epic final Top Doorslammer qualifier on Friday, today was all about going rounds. And rounds it was for the current ANDRA Champ John Zappia, fighting off some strong performances from the other teams. For Top Fuel motorcycle it was a whole new day with their three-round format. And a n…

Danger Man Muscat On His Way West

When it comes to Nitro Harley racing in Australia, WA’s Mark Drew is the man to beat. There is only one other rider to go within a few thousandths of a second of Drew’s national record and that is Queensland’s Damian Muscat.…

O’Rourke Back Home For Goldenstates

Grant and Debbie O’Rourke have arrived in Perth ahead of the Goldenstates event at Perth Motorplex ready to tackle the Top Doorslammer bracket.…

Jay Upton – Just Like The Old Days

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle legend and one-time ANDRA Champion Jay Upton is looking forward to mixing it up with the V-Twin boys this weekend at the 2017 ANDRA Goldenstates in Perth.…

Nationals Top Qualifiers Take Home ANDRA Gold

If you thought it was hot at the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals on Saturday, then Sunday’s Group 1 action sizzled!…

Lagana, Zappia, Cannuli and Bektash Turn It On At The Nationals

Day 1 of the 2017 ANDRA Australian Nationals launched with blue skies and big smiles all around. Melbourne really turned it on weather wise and the racers turned it on for the healthy crowd.…

USA Nitro Star Dom Lagana to Race at 51st Australian Nationals

  Confirmation has come through that Rapisarda Autosport International will be bringing American driver Dom Lagana and nitro tuner Lee Beard back to Australia later this month. Both superstars will be making an appearance at Calder Park for the 51st ANDRA Australian Nationals on January 28-29.…

John Zappia & Chris Soldatos lead Summer Nationals Qualifying

John Zappia currently occupies the number #1 qualifying position for Top Doorslammer with a fourth and final qualifier to come while Chris Soldatos has taken first position in Pro Stock at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Bektash predicts fast Pro Stock numbers in Adelaide

The quickest Pro Stock car in the country driven by Lee Bektash will lead the first Pro Stock field to Adelaide International Raceway since the 2013 Spring Nationals this weekend for the SA Summer Nationals.…

O’Rourke returns to happy hunting ground at AIR

Grant O’Rourke is on his way to South Australia for the SA Summer Nationals, with the Brisbane-based racer looking to secure back-to-back Top Doorslammer victories at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Fabietti, Belleri and AC Delco a happy partnership

The SA Summer Nationals will be the first glimpse Adelaide fans have of the beautifully turned out AC Delco Holden Monaro Top Doorslammer of Maurice Fabietti and his driver Mark Belleri on December 3-4.…

John Zappia primed for SA Summer Nationals success

Just last week John Zappia set a new Perth Motorplex track record speed for Top Doorslammer clocking 256.38 mph.…

Maclean Motorsport Unveils New Funny Car & Doorslammer

Darwin’s Scott Maclean is preparing for a strong return to national drag racing in both a brand new Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol Funny Car.…

Spinozzi Racing retires from Pro Stock, joins Doorslammer

Spinozzi Racing has announced their retirement from Pro Stock to join the ranks of Top Doorslammer. Watch the annoucnement HERE …

Zappia Takes Lead in ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship

The second leg of the “Central Swing” was a clean sweep for 9 times Champion John Zappia – Top Qualifying and winning the Desert Nationals in Alice Springs, while picking up Low ET, Top Speed and resetting the track 1/8 mile ET and MPH records.…

Zappia Clean-Sweeps The Desert Nationals

John Zappia has clean-swept the Top Doorslammer category at Alice Spring Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals this weekend – top qualifying and taking the event victory this afternoon (Sunday 17 July) whilst also resetting the track speed (193.97mph) and elapsed time (3.966s) eighth-mile distance rec…

John Zappia Top Qualifies in Alice Springs

Nine-time Champion John Zappia has top qualified for the Desert Nationals today at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, in what is the first ever visit to the venue by any Group One category.…

Rookie Doorslammer Racer Ready To Rumble in Alice Springs

Top Doorslammer racer Sam Fenech can’t wait to get to the Desert Nationals this weekend (16 and 17 July) in what will be his first ever trip to Alice Springs Dragway.…

Second running of Nitro Up North a massive success for Darwin

Nitro Up North has rocked the Top End to its core for a second time, with astonishing performances, big spectator numbers and an outstanding response from competitors.…

Lucas Oil’s Gary Phillips Looking To Sweep Central Swing

Gary Phillips has claimed a long-overdue win in his Lucas Oil Products Studebaker Top Doorslammer, at last weekend’s Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.…

Two-Wheeled Nitro Heads To The Red Centre

Fresh from his Darwin adventures with Nitro Up North, Top Fuel Motorcycle defending champion Chris Porter is on his way to Alice Springs for the Desert Nationals (16 and 17 July, 2016).…

Phillips and Muscat Taste Victory In The North

Gary Philips and Damien Muscat have each overcome some tricky runs to take the Nitro Up North Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle event victories this weekend.…

O’Rourke and Drew Lead The Way ‘Up North’

At the conclusion of day one of Nitro Up North, Grant O’Rourke (Top Doorslammer) and Mark Drew (Top Fuel Motorcycle) lead their respective fields in what is the first round of the 2016/2017 ANDRA Drag Racing Season. …

O’Rourke Goes Sky High Ahead of Nitro Up North

This Friday and Saturday (8 and 9 July), Hidden Valley Raceway will explode with ANDRA National Championship Drag Racing for the professionals and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman categories, and Top Doorslammer racer Grant O’Rourke is already getting into the ‘swing’ of things.…

State of Origin on Two Wheels in NT

While Queensland may have already come out on top in the current State of Origin Rugby League Series, for Top Fuel Motorcycle racers Chris Porter and Damian Muscat the battle will continue this weekend on two wheels as part of Hidden Valley Raceway’s Nitro Up North event (July 8 and 9, 2016).…

Goonan going, going, gone to Darwin and Alice Springs

The ANDRA Championship Central Swing to open the 2016/2017 season will feature a bumper field of Top Doorslammers on back-to-back weekends in Darwin and Alice Springs.…

Doorslammer legend Victor Bray back in the Top End

Darwin drag racing fans have had to wait some time for the return of six times Top Doorslammer champion Victor Bray to Hidden Valley Drag Strip but the presence of the Australian drag racing legend will be more than worth it.…

Taylor Goes Cross-Country In Pursuit of NT Success

Victorian Top Doorslammer racer Rob ‘the Mad Professor’ Taylor will travel from one end of the country to the other next week to participate in back-to-back ANDRA events in Darwin and Alice Springs.…

Doorslammer is coming to the Desert

The NT Government in conjunction with MotorSports NT are supercharging the Central Australian Drag Racing Association’s (CADRA) signature ANDRA Championship event, the Desert Nationals, with the wild and unpredictable excitement of Top Doorslammer.…

Wild ride secures Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

If there was ever a more spectacular way to wrap up an ANDRA Drag Racing Series Championship, you’d be hard pressed to find it given the way Corey Buttigieg effectively secured the 2015/2016 ANDRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship.…

Four car Top Fuel assault for Hidden Valley’s Nitro Up North

Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association is excited to announce the return of 10,000 horsepower, 500kmh nitro dragsters to Darwin in 2016. …

Cavallo Championship full circle from Super Stock to Pro Stock

Three-times consecutive Super Stock Champion (2008-2010) Nino Cavallo has added an ANDRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Championship to his resume following his hometown triumph at the Australian Nationals in January.…

O’Rourke puts a bow on his ANDRA Championship season

Grant O’Rourke made sure he rounded out the 2015/2016 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship season with a bang, taking victory in the ANDRA Championship Grand Final event at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Chris Porter at the pinnacle once again

Last week at the ANDRA Championship Grand Final, Top Fuel Motorcycle featured one of the more intriguing tales with three of the best riders on three of the baddest bikes squaring off for glory.…

John Zappia talks about his Ninth Championship

Reigning back-to-back ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia talks to Zappia Racing Media Manager and fellow drag racer Paul Carey about his ninth ANDRA Championship.…

DMR sets track record at Adelaide International Raceway

Darren Morgan and his team joined Wayne Newby driving for Rapisarda International last weekend at Adelaide International Raceway where they match raced at the ANDRA Championship Grand Final.…

John Cannuli realises life long Championship dream

John Cannuli achieved a life long dream by winning the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Championship.…

Chris Porter regains Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship

The ANDRA Drag racing Series came to a close today with final rounds for Top Fuel Motorcycle, Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol.…

Zappia wraps up 9th Championship in Grand Final Qualifying

John Zappia is a nine-time ANDRA Top Doorslammer champion following the completion of qualifying for the ANDRA Championship Grand Final in front of a huge 9000 strong crowd at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Rob Cassar’s little engine that could

Rob Cassar is making a return to Top Fuel Motorcycle for the first time since his frightening high-speed incident at Sydney Dragway in May 2014.…

O’Rourke to give it all he’s got at Adelaide Grand Final

When O’Rourke Motorsport’s Grant O’Rourke heads to Adelaide International Raceway this weekend for the ANDRA Grand Final, he will have one last try to snatch the Top Doorslammer title away from reigning and eight-time champ John Zappia.…

Top Fuel tipped to get the Grand Final crowd on its feet

The very foundation of Adelaide International Raceway will be rocked to its core this weekend when Rapisarda Autosport International’s Wayne Newby takes on four-time ANDRA Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan this weekend.…

Zappia Lining Up Ninth Consecutive Championship

Zappia Racing is heading to Adelaide this week to contest the final round of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship April 9-10 at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Darren Morgan to light up Grand Final crowd

Darren Morgan and his team are heading to Adelaide this weekend for the ANDRA Championship Grand Final at Adelaide International Raceway.…

Nitro on two-wheels returns to Adelaide for first time in 3 years

The two-wheeled warriors of Top Fuel Motorcycle will visit Adelaide International Raceway for the first time since February 2013 on April 9-10 for the ANDRA Championship Grand Final.…

Wayne Price headed to Speed City with new sponsor

Victorian racer, Wayne Price has teamed up with House of Power, Speed City as the WPR outfit continues to take it to the big names of Top Alcohol.…

O’Rourke in the Top Doorslammer title hunt

Brisbane racer Grant O’Rourke has ensured he remains in the hunt for the ANDRA Top Doorslammer title by top qualifying and going all the way to the final at the penultimate round of the ANDRA season at the weekend.…

Mariani Motorsports to ignite Australian F1 Grand Prix

Mark ‘the Shark’ Mariani and Mariani Motorsports will be at the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend giving racegoers a taste of Top Fuel nitro!…

O’Rourke makes his case for Top Doorslammer title

Grant O’Rourke has kept his slim ANDRA Top Doorslammer title hopes alive by top qualifying and advancing to the final before the action was called to a halt at Calder Park Raceway.…

Spinozzi Racing & Speedmaster Anounce Exciting New Partnership

Spinozzi Racing has welcomed Speedmaster as the primary sponsor of the Spinozzi team’s Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro.…

Defelice definitely in with a shot

Tony Defelice is confident his 67 Camaro Top Doorslammer will match it with the best of them this Saturday March 12 when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series returns to Calder Park Raceway.…

O’Rourke: We want to buy John Zappia a boat

Grant O’Rourke has suggested he and the chasing pack in the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship will come together to buy John Zappia a boat so he can enjoy some time off while they fight it out for Championship honours.…

Zappia eyes record ninth Top Doorslammer Championship

John Zappia has been creating history for the better part of a decade winning eight ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championships in a row.…

Belleri to make amends at Calder Park

Mark Belleri rattles off five second passes on a regular basis. But last time out at Calder Park, the Holden Trade Club team came away disappointed.…

Matheson celebrates latest Australian Nationals triumph

In his first appearance at Calder Park Raceway, Chris Matheson top qualified and won the Australian Nationals while resetting the Top Fuel Motorcycle track record.…

Zappia shines bright at Australian Nationals

In a spiritual renewal, drag racing returned to Calder Park in Melbourne last weekend in a big way with the running of the 2016 Nationals that attracted great crowds on both days with some close competition.…

O’Rourke makes history at Calder Park

Grant O’Rourke made history at Calder Park Raceway at the weekend, setting the first ever five-second Top Doorslammer pass down the Victorian drag strip as part of the Australian Nationals event.…

Australian Nationals return to Calder Park in a big way

The first Australian Nationals to be held at Calder Park Raceway in 15 years was a roaring success with two days of big crowds, great racing and giant performances.…

Brothers Cannuli lead Australian Nationals qualifying

The Cannuli brothers, John and Paul, have each qualified first in Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer at the Australian Nationals.…

Zap has his Eye on the Prize for the Nationals at Calder Park

Australian Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia is on his way to the Australian Nationals at Calder Park this weekend to take on seven other Top Doorslammer teams with has his eye on the prize.…

Scott White set to take on Aussie Drag Racing’s “Big Go”

  For many drag racers the Australian Nationals is the one they all want to win. And for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Scott White it’s no different.  …

Horsepower come together at Arundel Farm Estate

Horsepower of two types came together today at the Australian Nationals Media Day and Lunch held at Arundel Farm Estate in Keilor, Victoria.…

Team Mopar to support cancer research at Calder Park

Team Mopar Australia’s Lee Bektash has put his support behind the Australian Cancer Research Foundation with Australia’s quickest and fastest Pro Stock star committing to donating the team’s prize money to help in the fight to fast-track a cure for Cancer.…

Maggs hails the Nationals return ahead of Top Alcohol tussle

Jason Maggs says the Australian Nationals return to Calder Park Raceway for the first time since 2001 is “a massive step forward for the sport” and he is chomping at the bit to get racing.…

Corey Buttigieg expanding operations, excited for Nationals

The Australian Nationals return to Calder Park Raceway for the first time in 15 years January 23-24 attracting over 250 entries in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.…

Peter Kapiris: “The Wimbledon of Aussie Drag Racing”

When talking to Top Doorslammer legend Peter Kapiris his passion for drag racing overflows.…

Lee Bektash leads Pro Stock battle into Australian Nationals

Pro Stock, considered by many as the “drivers category”, promises to deliver the goods when the Australian Nationals return to Calder Park Raceway for the first since 2001 on January 23-24.…

Chris Matheson to ride Nitro Voodoo at Australian Nationals

Chris Matheson dusted off his Nitro Voodoo machine for the first time in 12 months recently and will ignite the Australian Nationals crowd at Calder Park Raceway January 23-24.…

Cory Mac, Reed, Zappia, Drew, Tremayne & White win ECN

Cory McClenthan, Steven Reed, John Zappia, Mark Drew, Tyronne Tremayne and Scott White have all secured wins at the East Coast Nationals in Sydney.…

Morgan, Reed, Zappia, Drew, Bektash & Lemberg pace the ECN field

Darren Morgan, Steven Reed, John Zappia, Mark Drew, Lee Bektash and Brad Lemberg all occupy the number one qualifying positions at the East Coast Nationals in Sydney with one qualifier remaining due to weather on Saturday night.…

Maggs to make Top Alcohol mark at East Coast Nationals

The Maggs Racing team has been at the forefront of Group Two drag racing in Australia for a number of years. The father and son-run team have now taken the leap into Top Alcohol and have brought with them their unconventional but brutally fast engine combination to take on the big hitters.…

Kapiris is ready to race the pack with new sponsor RacePak

He might be one of the most laid-back characters in the Top Doorslammer field but don’t let Peter Kapiris’ smile fool you – he’s at the East Coast Nationals to win!…

OMS South Bound for East Coast Nationals

Following some great success in the Top End, Grant O’Rourke and O’Rourke Motorsport are heading south for the East Coast Nationals – to be held at Sydney Dragway this weekend (7-8 November).…

US Import Bolsters Mariani’s East Coast Campaign

Mariani Motorsports is pleased to announce that they have secured the services of American tuning ace Michael Domagala for the  upcoming East Coast Nationals at Sydney Dragway.…

All signs point to Top Alcohol for Sign Hut’s Mark Davison

A new name will take the field in Top Alcohol at Sydney Dragway for the East Coast Nationals November 7-8.…

Rapisarda four car nitro assault at East Coast Nationals

The Rapisarda Autosport International (RAI) team are set to engage in the largest single team effort ever seen in Top Fuel at the East Coast Nationals, November 7th and 8th. A feat that the team wanted to achieve earlier this year at the Nitro Champs, however, the event was cancelled due to rai…

Darren Morgan and AEG Powertools back together

Four times Australian Top Fuel Champion Darren Morgan and AEG Powertools are once again teaming up.…

An extra ‘Bray’ joins the East Coast Nationals fray

The entry list for the 2015 East Coast Nationals continues to grow and one of the biggest names in Australian Top Doorslammer will have a new teammate at the November 7th and 8th event.…

Spinozzi Racing ready to start 2015/2016 at East Coast Nationals

After a five-month break in racing, Spinozzi Racing is ready to make a return to competition trim at the 2015 East Coast Nationals, which will take place November 7th and 8th.…

Mamone says his Cuda can take wins at East Coast Nationals

Frank Mamone has established near-legend status in his crazy wheelstanding 10.5-inch tyred Nova but the Sydney-sider now has a new car to take on some of the big boys of Top Doorslammer and Frank has one aim – ‘To take wins!’…

Take a look at Marty Dack’s new 67 Mustang

Marty Dack will soon debut a brand new 67 Mustang Top Doorslammer inspired by Mike Knowles’ Blown Money Mob Edition Mustang in the United States.…

Scott White Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Of the many great things about social media, and the internet, is the way it links us together, whether its something that happened on the other side of the world or a good cause that catches our attention.…

Sydney Dragway Launches the East Coast Nationals in November

Sydney Dragway in conjunction with ANDRA Championship Drag Racing is proud to bring you The East Coast Nationals – an event that will showcase some of the fastest and most explosive vehicles on the planet.…

First Lady of Top Alcohol races into the sunset

Last weekend at the NT Titles in Darwin, Debbie O’Rourke said goodbye to racing after a career spanning 20 years.…

Zap back in the groove and leading the pack

Reigning eight times ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia won the second round in Darwin last weekend, to wrestle back the lead in the 2015/2016 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship.…

O’Rourke top qualifies, reaches semi finals to stay second

Darwin’s NT Titles has seen O’Rourke Motorsport’s Grant O’Rourke retain his second place standing in the Top Doorslammer championship, courtesy of a Top Qualifying result and a semi-finals appearance.…

Zappia bounces back to claim victory at Hidden Valley

John Zappia bounced back from his Round 1 disappointment to take the points in Round 2 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Doorslammer at the 2015 NT Titles in Darwin.…

Grant O’Rourke claims top position in NT Titles qualifying

Grant O’Rourke surged to the top of the qualifying charts in balmy conditions during qualifying for Round 2 of Top Doorslammer in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Friday.…

NT Ministers welcome back ANDRA Drag Racing this weekend

The Hidden Valley Drag Strip will be covered with rubber again this week with Round 2 of the national ANDRA Drag Racing Series with Top Doorslammer featuring as part of the NT Titles.…

Debbie O’Rourke bows out, Grant continues championship fight

This weekend’s round of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip (14-15 August, 2015) will host not only the last race for retiring fast femme Debbie O’Rourke, but also round two of racing for her husband Grant O’Rourke in the Top Doorslammer championship.…

No rush for Ben Bray as NT Titles loom

Ben Bray aims to build on the steady progress made in his new Corvette last month when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series gets underway this Friday and Saturday at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

Cannuli credits locals after recent Darwin success

Paul Cannuli, winner in Top Doorslammer at Hidden Valley Drag Strip three weeks ago, says without the locals supporting his team, they would not have even made it to race day.…

Mad Professor mad about Darwin

The Mad Professor of Top Doorslammer, Rob Taylor, fell in love with the people of Darwin, the city and Hidden Valley Drag Strip three weeks ago.…

ANDRA appoints Ray Treasure as National Race Director

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce Ray Treasure as the National Championship Race Director. The newly created role forms part of ANDRA’s long-term strategy toward a National approach.  As more and more racers currently travel, ANDRA CEO Malcolm Bull…

Top Doorslammer Championship Points

Fans may have noticed a slight difference to the scheduling and Championship points scenario for Top Doorslammer last weekend at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

Mariani making his wish come true

Australian Top Fuel team owner and driver Mark Mariani had just one wish when designing the new paint scheme for his Make-A-Wish Australia dragster – he wanted it to be one of the most visually spectacular cars that the sport had ever seen!…

OMS remembers as Grant sets three PB’s on the way to the final

Grant O’Rourke has got his 2015/2016 ANDRA Top Doorslammer season off to a strong start at Hidden Valley Drag Strip over the weekend, setting down three personal bests before securing himself a place in the final against eventual winner Paul Cannuli.…

Hometown hero Scott MacLean wins at Hidden Valley

A near capacity Darwin crowd was treated to some of the quickest, most electrifying ANDRA Drag Racing action ever seen at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on Saturday. And to put the exclamation mark on the event, Rapisarda Autosport International turned it on in a big way over three Top Fuel exhibition pas…

Zappia and Cannuli set the pace at Hidden Valley

John Zappia and John Cannuli have top qualified at Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin at the opening round of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol.…

Australian Top Fuel Champion wants Hidden Valley record

Reigning ANDRA Top Fuel Champion Damien Harris can’t wait to rocket his 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster along Hidden Valley Drag Strip when he and Rapisarda Autosport International teammate Wayne Newby make some noise this weekend.…

New sponsor, new car for Ben Bray in season opener

After making his comeback to competitive drag racing at last month’s season-ending Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, Ben Bray will debut a brand-new 1979 Corvette Stingray at Hidden Valley Drag Strip this weekend for the opening round of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series.…

Scott MacLean driving Darwin Drag Racing mad

Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association President and Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Scott MacLean says Darwin is Drag Racing mad and he is a driving force behind the push to take the sport to new heights in the Top End.…

Mariani set to MotorEx-plode

  Fresh off a semi-final finish at the season ending Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, Australian Top Fuel Team Mariani Motorsports is set to heat things up at Sydney’s annual Meguiar’s Motor Ex Show on 25th and 26th July.…

Nitro heads north

Darwin’s Hidden Valley is set for a horsepower show like its never seen before when Round 1 of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series descends on the Valley on the 17-18 July.…

Fabietti – Retires, Reloads and Relaunches – Belleri takes over

One of the most popular drivers in the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship Series is hanging up the helmet, but for the fans of the Holden Trade Club Monaro, the iconic racecar will continue to compete at the highest level of Australian drag racing.…

Abel excited for Doorslammer, Top Alcohol & Top Fuel in Top End

For the first time in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series, Hidden Valley Drag Strip will host not one but two Top Doorslammer Championship rounds as the 2015/2016 season kicks off July 17-18.…

Lamattina Top Fuel to draw curtains on racing operations

One of Australia’s most successful and well-respected drag racing teams, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing has decided to withdraw from championship competition after achieving three championships and numerous accolades during more than 10 years running their team at the pinnacle of the sport.…

Mariani Motorsports partnering up for success

Top Fuel driver and team owner Mark Mariani is looking forward to the future of Drag Racing in Australia, and the second generation racer is doing everything within his reach to ensure the future success of his fledgling Top Fuel team.…

O’Rourke ready to rock Darwin

Their first event of the new season may still be two weeks away, but the O’Rourke Motorsport transporter, race vehicles and team patriarch Grant O’Rourke have already arrived in the area ready to do their part to promote their sport ahead of the 17-18 July event.…

Season of hurdles but Matho happy with V-Twin Jack Hammer

Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Nitro Harley Team was aiming for second position but ended the 2015 ANDRA Drag Racing Series in third on 203 points, just 11 points behind closest rival Chris Porter on 214.…

Two seasons, two titles for Mark Drew

Mark Drew was already firming as a favourite for the 2014 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Motorcycle championship when the 2014 Fuchs Winternationals rolled around.…

Top Fuel to feature at Hidden Valley as exhibition

Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association today announced the inclusion of Top Fuel as an exhibition category as part of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series to be hosted at Hidden Valley Drag Strip from 17-18 July.…

Zappia 8 time Back-to-Back National Top Doorslammer Champ

ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia made a clean sweep of the 2015 Fuchs Winternationals in a dominating performance that saw him top qualify, win the final round, low ET and top speed for the meeting, reset the national record and confirm his eighth back-to-back championship.…

Broken clutch component scuppered Reed Winternats challenge

Steve Reed and the Allstar Batteries Top Alcohol Funny Car enjoyed centre stage in front of a near-capacity crowd at the largest drag racing event held outside of North America at the weekend, making it all the way to the finals at Willowbank Raceway’s Winternationals.…

Grant O’Rourke sets personal bests at Winternationals

Grant O’Rourke has set down personal best results for both elapsed time and mile per hour during the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America – the Fuchs Winternationals – at Willowbank Raceway at the weekend.…

Gary Phillips seals record 17th Top Alcohol title

Lucas Oil’s Gary Phillips is celebrating wife Debbie and son Cheyne’s birthdays with an unprecedented 17th ANDRA Top Alcohol championship, despite controversially not being able to compete in the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Fitting finale as Fuchs Winternationals lives up to the hype

The final action packed day of the Fuchs Winternationals brought down the curtain on the 2015 ANDRA Championship Drag Racing season in front of a capacity crowd at Willowbank Raceway.…

Update on condition of Phil Lamattina

Lamattina Top Fuel Racing has this afternoon provided further information regarding the status of racer Phil Lamattina, who suffered a chassis failure in his Fuchs Top Fuel dragster during the first round of Top Fuel qualifying yesterday (Saturday 6 June), resulting in a severe crash.…

Dramatic ANDRA Drag Racing Series qualifying comes to a close

A huge crowd was on hand for Day 3 of the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway for final qualifying in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series.…

ANDRA big guns make some noise at Fuchs Winternationals

Qualifying in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series got underway today at the 2015 Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway.…

Fans turnout at Burson Auto Parts ahead of Winternationals

The race fans of Ipswich and its surrounds have turned out Wednesday night at Booval’s Burson Auto Parts store ahead of the start of the Fuchs Winternationals to meet two-time Top Fuel champion Phil Lamattina and seven-time Top Doorslammer champion John Zappia.…

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale suits up ahead of Winternationals

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale has today enjoyed a taste of Australia’s biggest show in drag racing – the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Lamattina: New car, new organisation and new goals

Reigning ANDRA Top Fuel Champion, Phil Lamattina has tested his new, latest-specification Fuchs Top Fuel dragster and the verdict is not an encouraging one for his championship rivals – “This is the best race car I have ever driven!”…

American Darian Guillory Down Under for the second time

American Darian Guillory will return to Australia for the second time to ride the Rod Barchet owned 1640cc Suzuki Timblin in Top Fuel Motorcycle at the Fuchs Winternationals June 4-7.…

Zappia ready for Winternationals & Championship number 8

Seven times back-to-back Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia is on his way to Willowbank Raceway for the biggest drag racing event outside of North America – the 2015 Fuchs Winternationals.…

Win Mark Mariani’s crew shirts, hats and a private chat!

Mariani Family Motorsports and the Make-A-Wish Top Fuel Dragster are competing at this year’s Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in June, Australia’s biggest drag racing event and the biggest drag racing event in the world outside the US.…

Ben Bray to make return 12 months after horror crash

The Fuchs Winternationals (4-7 June) will host the comeback of three-time national champion Ben Bray, following a headline-making incident at the same event twelve months ago.…

Cory Mac to pilot third Rapisarda entry

The Fuchs Winternationals will play host to American drag racing star Cory ‘Cory Mac’ McClenathan when it hits Willowbank Raceway next week (4-7 June), with the two-time NHRA champion confirmed today amongst the event’s 10-strong Top Fuel line-up.…

Lamattina to Harris: Catch me if you can? Don’t panic I will be!

Phil Lamattina has fired back to Damien Harris’ claim that all the pressure is on the defending two-time ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Champion when the curtain comes down on the 2015 season at the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Personal best in testing bodes well for Reed Racing

Steve Reed and the Reed Racing team have seen their preparation for the biggest show in Australian drag racing – the Fuchs Winternationals (4-7 June) – off to a strong start with a ‘best ever’ performance for the Allstar Batteries Top Alcohol Funny Car during pre-event testing.…

Top Alcohol champ returns as Crew Chief for Bill Goonan

2014 Top Alcohol Champion Steven Ham will spanner Bill Goonan’s Top Doorslammer Camaro at the Fuchs Winternationals June 4-7 at Willowbank Raceway.…

Harris applies pressure to 2-time Top Fuel champ Lamattina

Current Top Fuel championship leader Damien Harris has thrown down the gauntlet to closest rival Phil Lamattina ahead of the upcoming Fuchs Winternationals – the championship finale and the biggest show in Australian drag racing (June 4-7).…

‘The Pom’ signs with Brisbane Truck Centre for Winternationals

Brisbane-based Drag Racing legend, ‘The Pom’ Steve Read will be taking the Brisbane Truck Centre brand down the quarter mile at 300mph at the 2015 Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, on June 4-7, after signing a marketing partnership deal with the Rocklea-based Truck Sales facility.…

Exciting times ahead for Pro Stock Motorcycle

The Fuchs Winternationals on June 4-7 at Willowbank Raceway will see an oversubscribed Pro Stock Motorcycle field as nine riders vie for eight spots on race day.…

Queen of speed looking for top 3 at Fuchs Winternationals

When Debbie O’Rourke arrives at Willowbank Raceway’s Fuchs Winternationals (June 4-7), it will be with a singular goal in mind – a top three spot in the 2015 ANDRA Top Alcohol championship.…

Matheson chasing 2nd place, V-Twin record at Winternationals

Australia’s quickest man on two wheels will be attempting to set another Australian record, however, this time on his Nitro Harley V-Twin at the upcoming Winternationals.…

Misspent youth to culminate in dream debut for Racco

When West Australia’s Jodi Racco makes his Fuchs Winternationals debut at Willowbank Raceway in less than three weeks (June 4-7) it will be just his second ever professional Pro Stock event and a dream come true following what the 46 year old calls a ‘misspent youth’.…

Field set for the Fuchs Winternationals

Tickets for Australia’s Fuchs Winternationals (Willowbank Raceway, QLD: June 4-7) are on sale now – for event information, click here.…

Wayne Price to debut new steed at Winternationals

Victoria’s Wayne Price will debut his new Top Alcohol Funny Car next month at the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America – the Fuchs Winternationals (June 4-7, Willowbank Raceway).…

Nitro Champs Cancelled

The following statement has been released by Sydney Dragway management regarding the Nitro Champs this weekend.…

Team Sainty confident teething problems behind them

Rookie Top Alcohol driver Mark Hinchelwood is confident the Sainty Blind Obsession Funny Car is on the verge of a breakout pass with the team yet to run the full quarter mile distance.…

OMS joins Army Corporal to celebrate Fire & Rescue heroes

New South Wales’ Fire and Rescue heroes will be well represented at the Nitro Champs, with an officially endorsed dragster and its owner/driver Simon Van Ballekom set to be a part of O’Rourke Motorsports event campaign this weekend at Sydney Dragway.…

When you wish upon a 10,000 horsepower star

The partnership between Mariani Family Motorsports and Make-A-Wish Australia continues to grow from strength to strength as they prepare for a big day out at the Nitro Champs in Sydney May 2-3.…

Matheson wired for Nitro Champs

After starting on a high winning Round One of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series in Top Fuel Motorcycle earlier this year, multiple Australian Champion and current national record holder Chris Matheson has came back to Earth with a thud.…

Grant O’Rourke solo mission at Nitro Champs

Grant O’Rourke will be flying solo for the husband and wife drag racing team O’Rourke Motorsport at the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway (May 2-3), with Debbie O’Rourke sidelined due to damage sustained to her Top Alcohol Funny Car at last month’s Pro Series 1000.…

Phillips looking to continue early season momentum in Sydney

With two wins from the first two championship events of the season, Gary Phillips and his Lucas Oils team head to Sydney Dragway on May 2-3 for the Nitro Champs, looking to continue the strong form that has seen them catapult to the top of the Top Alcohol championship standings.…

Rapisarda team chemistry strong in 2015

Santo Rapisarda Jr, crew chief for ANDRA Top Fuel championship leader Damien Harris, says the team chemistry is strong this season as Rapisarda Autosport International chases their first title in 13 years.…

Santo’s Super 3 event cancelled

We regret to inform ANDRA members and fans that the Santo’s Super 3 Easter Saturday event has been cancelled rather than postponed, affecting Round 3 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Fuel and Top Alcohol.…

Cannuli confident he can steal Championship from Phillips

John Cannuli will head back to the US with his crew in tow following the 2015 ANDRA Championship season but not before he tries to reel in friendly rival Gary Phillips in the ANDRA Top Alcohol championship.…

Sting & Phillips lead the way to Santo’s Super 3 Easter Saturday

Jon Sting and Gary Phillips will lead the Top Alcohol field to Queensland’s premier drag racing facility Willowbank Raceway this weekend for the Easter Saturday Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes.…

Wayne Newby on steep upward trajectory

Wayne Newby, the newest recruit to Rapisarda Autosport International, says he is growing more and more accustomed to the cockpit of a Top Fuel dragster but even he was taken aback after covering the quarter mile in 4.58 seconds at Perth Motorplex last month.…

Dazza ‘Steeled’ for more Super 3 success

Greenbank Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Darren Fry hopes to hit the winner’s circle for the second time in the history of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race when he competes for the first time this season in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at Willowbank Raceway on Easter Saturday (April 4).…

Read wants to ‘Make it Count’ at Super 3 Top Fuel Showdown

Brisbane-based Top Fuel Dragster pilot, ‘The Pom’ Steve Read wants to ‘make it count’ when he lines up against five of the toughest Top Fuel racers from around Australia at the 3rd annual Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes, held at Willowbank…

Top Fuel set to explode at Easter as teams hunt high honour

When the flame-throwing Top Fuel dragsters thunder down Willowbank Raceway’s quarter-mile on Easter Saturday (4 April) as part of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes, it will be in pursuit of what has been called ‘Top Fuel’s highest honour…

Scott White to make comeback in Sydney following scary ride

Scott White had that feeling of confidence prior to the first round of the 2015 ANDRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship at Adelaide International Raceway. He had arrived early and set up shop at Jim Hanlon’s Superbike Performance in preparation for the VPW Pro Series 1000.…

Zappia three for three, Phillips two for two, Allen one for one

John Zappia has taken a commanding lead in the ANDRA Top Doorslammer championship with victory over Pino Priolo at the VPW Pro Series 1000 in Adelaide.…

Familiar names top qualify at Pro Series 1000

Gary Phillips, John Zappia and Maurice Allen all showed their class in qualifying first in Top Alcohol, Top Doorslammer and Pro Stock Motorcycle respectively at the VPW Pro Series 1000 in Adelaide.…

Scott White has eyes on golden prize in 2015

Scott White remembers the last time he was at Adelaide International Raceway very well. It was at the 2014 Fuchs Spring Nationals for Round 4 of the ANDRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championships. The Darwin-based rider qualified third in the field of six riders with a 7.413 elapsed-time. However in the f…

Parente on the comeback trail after long absence

The VPW Pro Series 1000 at Adelaide International Raceway this weekend marks the return of Gerry Parente to ANDRA Championship Drag Racing after an absence of at least 14 years.…

O’Rourke’s return to happy hunting ground in Adelaide

When Grant and Debbie O’Rourke head to South Australia this week for the Adelaide International Raceway’s Pro Series 1000, it will signal a return to a happy hunting ground for the husband and wife team.…

Busch-fire set to hit Adelaide International Raceway

Local Adelaide Top Alcohol Funny Car team A1 Drag Racing piloted by Gary Busch will welcome the ANDRA Drag Racing Series big guns from interstate with open arms at the Pro Series 1000 on March 14-15, then try to beat them.…

Fabulous Fabietti feeling the groove

Maurice Fabietti heads to Adelaide International Raceway for the VPW Pro Series 1000 March 14-15 in the groove following a solid start to the 2015 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Doorslammer championship.…

Lamattina launches championship chase with double deuce

Reigning ANDRA Top Fuel Champion, Phil Lamattina has launched his season with a pair of second places at the Perth Motorplex, whilst brother John has secured fourth place in the championship standings following some consistent performances in the second Fuchs Top Fuel dragster at the Washpod Nitro M…

Harris doubles up, Porter takes first win in Perth

Damien Harris made it two championship round wins from as many nights at Perth Motorplex, backing up for a second victory at Washpod Nitro Max.…

Harris strikes first nitro blow in Top Fuel season

Damien Harris has made good progress on his promise of making this his championship season with a win in a spectacular opening round of the ANDRA Top Fuel Championship at Perth Motorplex.…

Expanded LTFR team fired up for Nitro Max at Motorplex

After a landmark year ending in championship success in 2014, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing will tackle the 2015 season with a bigger raceshop, updated equipment, two full-time drivers and a promise to ‘go all out for another championship.’…

Underdog Ben Stevens riding against the odds

From stunt riding to propelling himself on a two-wheeled rocket on the quarter mile, Ben Stevens’ road to Top Fuel Motorcycle is hardly a straight one.…

Sheehan set to debut new Morgan Lucas built dragster

The Australian Top Fuel Championship gets underway at Perth Motorplex this weekend when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series returns for Washpod Nitro Max February 28 – March 2.…

Damien Harris all about the championship

Rapisarda Autosport International have long been one of the most impressive teams in Australian drag racing, but a national Top Fuel championship has not come their way since Steve Read won one for the team in 2002.…

Durack prefers turbo to nitro

Nitro Harley’s are the dominant force in in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Motorcycle bracket with the majority of competitors Australia wide riding the American chopper.…

Championship leader looks to double up in Perth

After a win in Round 1 of the Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship, multiple Australian champion and current record holder Chris Matheson is hoping to back up his Nitro Slam winning performance.…

Porters Racing, JB Automotive to link with BRE

Porters Racing along with JB Automotive North Queensland have announced a joint engine development program with Bob Book of Book Racing Enterprises (BRE) based out of the USA.…

Record 5.41 second pass could be just the beginning for Glassby

Just over a week ago Craig Glassby recorded the quickest ever Top Alcohol Funny Car pass in the world, beating US Top Alcohol legend Frank Manzo’s 5.411 by 1000th of a second in the semi finals of the 44th Westernationals at Perth Motorplex.…

Debbie O’Rourke punches through for career best in Perth

In her first round of the 2015 Top Alcohol season, ex-pat West Australian turned Brisbane-resident Debbie O’Rourke has punched out a personal best pass at the Perth Motorplex at the weekend.…

Zappia doubles up, Phillips opens account

John Zappia is two from two in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Doorslammer Championship following victory in the 44th annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex, while Gary Phillips returned to the winner’s circle of Top Alcohol but not without a serious challenge.…

Kapiris goes back to step forward at 44th Westernationals

Peter Kapiris has gone from not qualifying at the opening round of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Doorslammer Championship to being top of the pile in round two, as Gary Phillips laid down a surprisingly quick run to lead Top Alcohol on day one of the 44th Westernationals at Perth Motorplex.…

Testing times see OMS ready to rock at Westerns

Debbie and Grant O’Rourke are ready to tackle the prestigious 44th Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex this weekend (30-31 January), following a strenuous day of testing at their original ‘home track’ Wednesday.…

Glassby Finds a Winning Edge Before Westerns

Perth based Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Craig Glassby will enter this weekend’s Westernationals with fresh confidence after opening his 2015 campaign with a landmark 5.46 second pass at the Perth Motorplex, on the way to winning the Nitro Slam event on January 9.…

Marty Dack: “I have been taking archery lessons”

The Holden versus Ford battle may be on it’s way out in V8 Supercars but it is alive and well in ANDRA Drag Racing as Marty Dack flies the blue oval flag in the face of Holden stalwarts John Zappia and Maurice Fabietti.…

Shane Weston feeling confident ahead of Westernationals

Young gun Shane Weston stunned everyone at Perth Motorplex almost 12 months ago when he shot to the top of the Top Alcohol field to secure the number one qualifier ahead of 16-time champion Gary Phillips in the 2014 Pro Showdown.…

High fives now the standard for Priolo

Fresh off his first full season chasing the ANDRA Drag Racing Series around the country, Top Doorslammer driver Pino Priolo has gone from strength to strength achieving his first sub six-second pass (5.979) two weeks ago at Home Group WA Nitro Slam.…

John Zappia and Chris Matheson take the opener in Perth

John Zappia and Chris Matheson earned early season points as the opening round of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series rounded out at Perth Motorplex on Saturday.…

Nitro newbie claims underdog status

When it comes to the unpredictable world of nitro motorcycle drag racing, being consistent can be just as important as smashing out six second times and 200mph plus top end speeds.…

Follow the action from Home Group WA Nitro Slam

Round 1 of the the ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle gets underway tonight (Jan 9) at Home Group WA Nitro Slam with qualifying from 6pm local time at Perth Motorplex.…

Gregorini to contest full Top Doorslammer Championship

Local West Aussie Top Doorslammer driver Daniel Gregorini is a busy boy in 2015.…

Zappia aims for title #8 but Kapiris’ speed makes him nervous

The signs are ominous for the rest of the field chasing 7-time Australian Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia when Round 1 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series begins at Perth Motorplex this Friday and Saturday (Jan 9-10).…

2014 Champ headlines stellar Top Fuel Motorcycle field in Perth

The 2015 ANDRA Championship Drag Racing season kicks into gear this weekend featuring Round 1 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle at Perth Motorplex.…

Home town double-up for O’Rourke’s

Ex-pat West Australians Grant and Debbie O’Rourke will enjoy an action-packed start to 2015 when the new drag racing season kicks off this weekend. Two events will be held in just three weeks, with both held in the O’Rourke’s home state.…

Ham’s Bucket List Gets Another Tick

Reigning Australian Top Alcohol Champion, Steve Ham has sacrificed the chance to defend his Australian Top Alcohol title, by taking his racing to the United States in 2015.…

Interfreight Transport to sponsor Chris Porter

Chris Porter and Bad Bones Racing will welcome new sponsor Interfreight Transport Pty Ltd to the team for the 2015 season.…

Sting in the tail

  Until the Fuchs Winternationals, this past June, Jon Sting hadn’t raced in 12 months as he focussed on his business; Balonne Field Services.…

Michael Marriott renews contract with Spinozzi Racing

Spinozzi Racing has re-signed Michael Marriott as the team’s crew chief for the next 18 months. Michael’s original contract was for the 2014 ANDRA Championship season. With the decision to return to the financial year calendar for 2015/16, Spinozzi Racing felt it was best to have things in place…

Tremaniac Racing re-write record books

The numbers prove why Pro Stock driver Aaron Tremayne is regarded as one of the best drivers in Australian Drag Racing.…

Chris Matheson takes runner up, looks forward to next year

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson claimed second place in the 2014 ANDRA Drag Racing Series on debut of his new Nitro Harley Motorcycle at the Australian Nationals last week.…

Bektash’s Mopar small block smashes records

Mopar factory-supported ANDRA Drag Racing star Lee Bektash smashed all records en route to a dominating performance at the Australian Nationals held at Sydney Dragway on October 31 – November 2.…

Perfect mix of luck and good management for Steven Ham

Brisbane’s Steven Ham has done the seemingly impossible by catching and passing sixteen time Top Alcohol champion Gary Phillips in the ANDRA Top Alcohol points chase to claim his maiden national title. Ham had a “mathematical chance” of winning the title going in to the Australian Nationals at…

New format for Santo’s Super 3 at Willowbank Raceway

With the release of the ANDRA Championship Drag Racing calendar for the next 18 months, Willowbank Raceway has confirmed a new format for its popular Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes, which is held annually at Easter.…

Lamattina reflects on championship win

After securing the 2014 ANDRA Top Fuel Championship, the second national title of his career, Phil Lamattina  (above left) has just one thing on his mind – more racing.…

Gradden one for one in Championship events

Geoff Gradden qualified for his first Top Doorslammer field at the Australian Nationals over the weekend. He then proceeded to win the entire event.…

O’Rourke Motorsport secure top 3 and top 6 finish

Husband and wife drag racing team Grant and Debbie O’Rourke have rounded out their 2014 Australian National Drag Racing season in third and sixth position in the Top Doorslammer and Top Alcohol championships respectively this weekend.…

Golden weekend at Australian Nationals

The Australian Nationals are the most prestigious event on the ANDRA Drag Racing calendar and eliminations in the six ANDRA Drag Racing Series brackets delivered action, drama and excitement at Sydney Dragway.…

Lamattina, Reed, Bektash, Kapiris, Guillory and White on top

There were fireworks in the sky as well as on the track, but not even a thunderstorm or two could dampen day two of the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway.…

The Pom prepares to play spoiler role in Championship decider

For the third weekend in a row, Brisbane-based ‘The Pom’ Steve Read will be on the road with the Team RSR Top Fuel Dragster. This time however, it’s all business.…

Brother vs Brother for Pro Stock Championship

The Brothers Tremayne will duke it out for the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Australian Pro Stock Championship in the Grand Final Australian Nationals this weekend at Sydney Dragway.…

Gary Phillips unveils striking new livery for title decider

Brisbane-based drag racer Gary Phillips has unveiled a striking new look for his Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car ahead of this weekend’s Australian Nationals.…

GC600 fires up O’Rourke’s for Australian Nationals

Following a successful showing at the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 Friday Night Drags last week, husband and wife racers Grant and Debbie O’Rourke are preparing for the final rounds of their respective ANDRA championships.…

Phillips, Forbes, Leo head three-pronged Lucas Oil attack

A trio of challengers is all-set to make headlines at this weekend’s prestigious Australian Nationals, with Lucas Oil’s Gary Phillips, Matt Forbes and Dylan Leo all gunning for glory at drag racing’s glittering final round.…

Top Fuel title down to the wire

Cue the music; it’s the final countdown! In the red corner representing Rapisarda Autosport International, it’s the eccentric, fire fightin’ Allan ‘Dobbo’ Dobson. In the blue corner representing Lamattina Top Fuel Racing, it’s the Carrot King, Phil Lamattina.…

Bray returns for Australian Nationals

This weekend’s season-ending Australian Nationals will see Victor Bray make his comeback to the ANDRA scene after a few months away, and he will do so with son Ben Bray by his side.…

It ain’t over til it’s over for Steven Ham

Should the unthinkable happen and Gary Phillips is eliminated in Top Alcohol Round 1 at the Australian Nationals, Steve Ham could be the lucky beneficiary to snatch a Championship from the jaws of defeat.…

Chris Porter to return on the big stage

2013 Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Porter will make his ANDRA Drag Racing Series return in the season ending Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway next weekend October 31 – November 2.…

O’Rourke Motorsport to fire up at Gold Coast 600

When the Castrol EDGE Gold Coat 600 fires up on the Gold Coast this weekend, it will do so with a touch of drag racing’s dramatic flare thanks to the return of the Friday Night Drags, featuring O’Rourke Motorsport.…

Meet your 2014 Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion

When Mark Drew destroyed the track record at Hidden Valley Drag Strip on his way to the event win in July, he didn’t realise he’d wrapped up the 2014 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship.…

Reed aims for top three finish

A few months have lapsed since Reed Racing was on track in Darwin and after a semi-final finish where Reed over powered the track in the tricky conditions of the top end, the team have been analysing the data to come up with a plan to have a consistent 5.50 second car.…

Learmonth debut a dream come true

Ryan Learmonth realised a dream when he made an impressive debut in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Fuchs Spring Nationals in Adelaide. In his first ANDRA Drag Racing Series event, Learmonth laid down a succession of untroubled passes recording a 7.717 at 143.67 mph, 7.494 at 147.95 mph and 7.416 at 176…

Breakthrough win for O’Rourke delivers perfect tribute

We have a brand new winner in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series. Grant O’Rourke broke through for his first ever event win at Adelaide International Raceway on Sunday, taking the Fuchs Spring Nationals Top Doorslammer victory over now seven-time champion John Zappia.…

Glory days return to AIR at Spring Nationals

Phil Lamattina has regained the advantage in Top Fuel, John Zappia won his seventh Top Doorslammer Championship as a runner up to Grant O’Rourke and Luke Crowley virtually assured back-to-back titles in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Fuchs Spring Nationals today.…

Lamattina, Bishop, Crowley go quickest in Adelaide

It was a Lamattina one-two while Stuart Bishop and Luke Crowley stole the top qualifying position on their final passes to take the momentum into eliminations on Sunday.…

Tyronne Tremayne takes the Benaraby Nationals

Tremaniac Racing got the win they were looking for during the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Round 4 at the Benaraby Nationals.…

Maurice Allen: Wake up Momo!

Maurice ‘Momo’ Allen comes into the Fuchs Spring Nationals in Adelaide knowing Luke Crowley has a stranglehold on his second ANDRA Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship.…

Dobbo: This is a title fight

Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel pilot Allan Dobson has been taking mental reps and working with a sports psychologist to keep focussed on his tilt for a maiden ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Championship.…

Lamattina looking to lead in Adelaide

Former ANDRA Top Fuel Champion Phil Lamattina is looking to take back his title and the Victorian farmer believes that Adelaide’s Fuchs Springnationals will be the make or break event for the team’s 2014 title tilt.…

Gary Phillips Adelaide-bound with 18th title on his mind

Aussie drag racing legend Gary Phillips is heading to Adelaide this weekend for the ANDRA Fuchs Spring Nationals in the hope that last-minute lessons learnt in Top Doorslammer can help fuel his run to the Top Alcohol title next month in Sydney.…

Scott Porter back in the seat at Benaraby

Scott Porter will return to the driver’s seat of his Pro Stock Ford GT Mustang when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series visits Benaraby Raceway for the very first time this Friday and Saturday October 3-4.…

Mean green machine rebuilt ahead of Spring Nationals

Racing a damaged Camaro following his touch up with the wall in Sydney at the X-Champs in May, Perth young gun Daniel Gregorini has a new look for his Adelaide International Raceway debut at this weekend’s Fuchs Spring Nationals. Gregorini has performed admirably in his first full season following…

O’Rourke ready to Spring into action at AIR

The O’Rourke Motorsport show will soon be on the road to Adelaide International Raceway, where Grant O’Rourke and his Pontiac Firebird Top Doorslammer will compete in the Fuchs Spring Nationals this weekend October 4-5.…

Zappia can clinch Top Doorslammer title in Adelaide

Aussie Drag Racing legend and Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia could add lucky number #7 to his six consecutive titles since 2008 this weekend at the Fuchs Spring Nationals in Adelaide.…

Barbagallo confident of big show in Benaraby

Pro Stock gun John Barbagallo will make his debut at Benaraby Raceway in the penultimate round of the Australian Pro Stock Championship next week.…

Mariani Black Tie Ball “Night of Nights” Announced

The highly anticipated Mariani Family Motorsport Supporting Make-A-Wish Australia, Black Tie Ball has been announced. …

Mariani Family Motorsport raise $7,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia

The Launch of the Mariani Family Motorsport Supporting Make-A-Wish Australia program was a huge success Thursday night.…

Mariani Family Motorsport to support Make-A-Wish Australia!

Mariani Family Motorsport have announced Make-A-Wish Australia have joined the team for the upcoming Australian Nationals to be held in Sydney from October 31 – November 2.…

Shock to the system

Three times Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson took the full brunt of a freak accident in Round 5 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Top Fuel Motorcycle, held at Hidden Valley Dragstrip in Darwin over the weekend of 11-12 July.…

Zappia, Ham and Drew take the honours in Darwin

John Zappia and Mark Drew have taken a stranglehold on their respective Championships with victory in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

The usual suspects top qualifying at Hidden Valley

Can anyone stop Gary Phillips? The 16-times Top Alcohol Champion continued his ominous form during qualifying at Hidden Valley Drag Strip tonight laying down a 5.468 second pass at 264.34 mph right out of the gate.…

Hedges’ 2015 preparation begins now

Jason Hedges Racing are once again having their Pro Stock engine program lifted by Tremaniac Racing to be ready for the 2015 ANDRA Pro Stock Season.…

From Perth to Darwin to Alice Springs

The Northern Swing of the ANDRA Championship Drag Racing Season presented a unique opportunity for Western Australia’s Wayne Keys.…

Top End swan song for Gordon Crawford

Top Fuel Motorcycle’s Gordon Crawford will bring down the curtain on his competitive career in Australian Drag Racing this weekend at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

A different kind of V8 ready to rumble at Hidden Valley

For the first time in ANDRA Championship Drag Racing history, the 3000 plus horsepower, supercharged V8 sedans of Top Doorslammer will rock the Valley in Round 7 of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series.…

Top Alcohol Championship race hots up in Darwin

The supercharged, methanol burning Funny Cars and Dragsters of Top Alcohol return to Hidden Valley Drag Strip this weekend led by none other than ANDRA Drag Racing Series leader and 16-time Top Alcohol Champion Gary Phillips.…

Matheson ready to light up Darwin

The nitro cowboys of Top Fuel Motorcycle once again head north to Hidden Valley Drag Strip next week in the hunt for ANDRA Drag Racing Series glory.…

Commitment pays off for Tremaynes

The Fuchs Winternationals of 2014 was a very special meeting for Tremaniac Racing and saw the fruits of four years of labour for the team.…

Racers helping racers

Earlier this year bushfires once again devastated large parts of Victoria. Many people lost their homes and businesses, several suffered even worse.…

White continues progress, hopes to build new engine for Adelaide

For Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Scott White, he is all too aware that the best-laid plans can sometimes take unexpected turns.…

Jason Grima Motorsports: Horsepower problems & Buell blues

The Winternationals is the race that everyone wants to win. It’s a race that attracts a worldwide audience and gathers the best racers in the land.…

Anthony Begley swaps speed for kids in need

Nitro Funny Car and new Top Fuel driver Anthony Begley is revving up for Australia’s most loved charity motoring event and some outlandish celebrations taking place in August this year, celebrating 30 years since the Variety Bash began on the dusty roads from Bourke to Burketown, instigated by adv…

Chris Porter’s title defence up in smoke

Just over six months ago Chris Porter was celebrating a Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship. Now the current number one is facing a lengthy time on the sidelines and a total rebuild of Fraser Motorcycle.…

Ben Bray to continue recovery at home

Team Bray Racing is pleased to report that following his recent accident, Ben Bray has been released from hospital to continue his recovery process at home.…

Phillips on top of the world after successful Winters weekend

Australia’s most successful drag racer Gary Phillips has returned from this year’s Winternationals with plenty to smile about, including a new Top Alcohol Funny Car national record, personal best performances in Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer, and an event runner-up.…

Bektash’s Mopar Small Block World Beater

One of Australia’s most accomplished drag racing stars, Lee Bektash, has proven to be truly world-class when the Team Mopar Australia pilot dominated the ANDRA Pro Stock timecards at the 2014 Fuchs Winternationals and at the same time, became the world’s fastest naturally-aspirated small block s…

Matho the Man at Fuchs Winternationals

Chris Matheson endured mechanical issues and a strong challenge from the record setting Mark Drew but that wasn’t enough to stop ‘Matho’ lifting the ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree at the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Weekend of contrasts for TBR at Wintertaionals

The Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway has seen an emotional weekend of contrasts unfold for the Team Bray Racing team, including new records, success with the new converter set-up, a breakthrough win for a member of the TBR family, and an unfortunate racing incident.…

Lamattina – “The best loss we have ever had”

The 2014 Fuchs Winternationals didn’t end in victory for either of the LTFR top fuel dragsters but the two-car team ended the event with some astounding performances and gained valuable points in the ANDRA Championship chase.…

Damien Harris in Winter Wonderland

Damien Harris faced adversity from the moment he hit the throttle in qualifying on Friday but Rapisarda Autosport International recovered on race day to take home the ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree at the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Old fashioned shootout at the Fuchs Winternationals

The action came thick and fast at the Fuchs Winternationals on day three as the six-second show continued in Pro Stock, eight Top Doorslammers recorded five second qualifying passes and Phil Lamattina put down a 4.56 Top Fuel pass.…

It’s the Pro Stock show at the Fuchs Winternationals

They said six-second Pro Stock passes were a possibility if the conditions were right at the Fuchs Winternationals and they weren’t kidding.…

Pro debuts pass the test ahead of Fuchs Winternationals

After successfully completing their licensing requirements at the weekend’s Winters Warm-Up, West Australia’s Anthony Begley and Queensland’s Peter Zelow are ready to make their debut in the Top Fuel and Top Alcohol categories respectively at this week’s Fuchs Winternationals. …

Gary Phillips on red alert ahead of Winternationals event

Australia’s most successful drag racer Gary Phillips has admitted that his biggest threats to victory at this weekend’s Winternationals could come from any one of his fellow competitors in both Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer.? …

Fuchs Winternationals: Meet the stars at Redbank Plaza

On Thursday 5 June 2014 the Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre will play host to a range of professional drag racing stars as part of a free Fuchs Winternationals fan evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.…

Steve ‘Pommie’ Read has his race face on

Adopted Queenslander Steve ‘Pommie’ Read is set to once again lead the local charge at the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Tony Hinkley: The Buell is back

When the Jason Grima Motorsports/PC Cranes Buell Pro Stock Motorcycle made its competition debut at the opening round of the 2014 ANDRA Drag Racing Series for Pro Stock Motorcycle; it came with plenty of hype and interest.…

Mark Drew set to debut new Harley at Fuchs Winternationals

Current ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Motorcycle points leader Mark Drew has a new toy – a former Doug Horne owned 6.2-second nitro Harley.…

Stars aligning for Victor Bray?

Team Bray Racing is currently putting the final touches on their preparation for the biggest drag racing event of the year – the Fuchs Winternationals.…

Steven Reed in the Championship hunt

Following non-qualification in Round 1 at Perth Motorplex earlier this year, Steven Reed faced a challenge to get back into contention for the 2014 Top Alcohol ANDRA Drag Racing Series championship.…

Grace Howell set to launch at Fuchs Winternationals

Twenty-eight year old Grace Howell will make her debut in the Australian professional ranks at Willowbank Raceway’s FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June 2014), competing in the Pro Stock category. It will be the first time the former professional NHRA drag racer will compete on Australian soil aft…

Jason Grima: The season so far

For current ANDRA Pro Stock Champion Jason Grima, his 2014 campaign so far hasn’t quite delivered the on track results he had hoped for. But he knows how tough Pro Stock is and how things can turn around quickly from race to race.…

Tremaniac Racing ready after dual engine rebuild

Brothers Aaron and Tyronne Tremayne are ready to fire at the Fuchs Winternationals after rebuilding not one, but two damaged engines.…

Willowbank the perfect stage for champion pair

When the FUCHS Winternationals kick-off at Willowbank Raceway next weekend (June 5-8), Chris Porter (Top Fuel Motorcycle) and Luke Crowley (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will be looking to make a mark in their respective title defences, and they say Willowbank Raceway is the best place to do it.…

Top Fuel Australia support grows racer confidence

The strengthening of Top Fuel in Australia continues with the second full, eight car field of the season set to compete at the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway on June 5-8.…

Matheson keen for Winters redemption

Multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion and National record holder Chris Matheson and his Nitro Voodoo Team are aiming to right his wrongs after red lighting at the recent X-Champs in Sydney earlier this month.…

Zelows MD trades suits and bags for Top Alcohol madness

If the Managing Director of Australia-wide luggage leader Zelows has his way this weekend, there will be a new face in the Top Alcohol field at the upcoming FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June).…

Fireman Dobbo on a hot streak

From the past three rounds of the ANDRA Top Fuel championship, West Australian fireman Allan Dobson has emerged victorious each time, seeing him in the box seat of the Top Fuel title chase as it heads to Willowbank Raceway’s FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June).…

FUCHS Winternationals to host 16 car Top Doorslammer field

Willowbank Raceway and ANDRA are pleased to announce the introduction of a 16 car Top Doorslammer field for June’s FUCHS Winternationals (Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June).…

Cavallo hits it for six

Nino Cavallo wasn’t even supposed to be in the Pro Stock field at the recent X-Champs after running a 7.429 to sit outside the field in 17th place. By the end of round 1, he had run low ET of the weekend.…

Scott White: Miles, Highs and Lows

The X-Champs saw ANDRA Championship Drag Racing return in full force at Sydney Dragway on May 2-4. For Pro Stock Motorcycle it was round two of their 2014 Championship and Darwin-based rider Scott White was looking to take advantage of the small field of five bikes. …

Grace Howell to make Aussie Pro Stock debut

Twenty-eight year old Grace Howell will make her debut in the Australian professional ranks at Willowbank Raceway’s FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June 2014), competing in the Pro Stock category. The FUCHS Winternationals is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of Howell’s home co…

Doorslammer’s Johnny be good

Johnny Roso turned some heads last week at the 2014 X-Champs qualifying eighth to make the field on his ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Doorslamemr debut.…

2014 X-Champs a Successful Weekend for Spinozzi Racing

Last weekend at the 2014 X-Champs, the Spinozzi Racing team made it through to the Pro Stock final round, scoring the runner up trophy against Aaron Tremayne.…

Matho sees red at X-Champs

Former Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson was uncharacteristically eliminated from the X-Champs with a red light at Sydney Dragway last weekend.…

TBR joins forces with Fastrack for high octane experience

Following the X-Champs at Sydney Dragway, Team Bray Racing joined forces with the operators of the Fastrack Drag Racing Experience this week to create a high octane experience for long-time supporter, Gates Australia.…

Zap back on top after X-Champs victory

Reigning 6 times back-to-back ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia this weekend stamped his authority on his bid to win another straight championship, when he won the X Champs in Sydney Australia and leapt to the top of the points table.…

National title chase moves onto the FUCHS Winternationals

Just one month to the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the USA: FUCHS Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway (5-8 June, 2014)…

X-Champs provide maximum X-Citement!

The X-Champs lived up to the billing and provided total non-stop action all weekend culminating in a pulsating final day of eliminations.…

Rain not enough to dampen X-Champs!

The weather threatened and the rain poured, but qualifying in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at the X-Champs still went ahead at Sydney Dragway.…

Home sweet home for Chris Porter

Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Chris Porter and the Bad Bones Racing Top Fuel Harley are set to defend the #1 plate and home turf Sydney Dragway this weekend. …

Luke Crowley: “Keep an eye out in Q1”

Current Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Luke Crowley has sounded an ominous warning as he plans to turn his bike up to 11 at the X-Champs in Sydney this weekend.…

X-Champs: Shane Tucker returns

NHRA Aussie Shane Tucker returns this weekend in what will most likely be his only Australian appearance of the year in a stacked X-Champs Pro Stock field.…

Top Fuel Motorcycle fireworks expected in Sydney

The X-Champs this weekend will see a maximum hit of nitro as eight Top Fuel dragsters and 10 Top Fuel Motorcycles take the track at Sydney Dragway.…

TBR ready for jam packed X-Champs

Of the 300 competitors entered across all ANDRA brackets for the event, no less than 20 will be part of the Top Doorslammer field ensuring the competition for the eight race day spots will be extremely fierce.…

Phillips has dream weekend

At last weekend’s Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race, Gary Phillips swept the board by claiming wins on both nights and setting a new elapsed time record in his Lucas Oil Products Top Alcohol Funny Car.…

Dobson doubles up as Phillips sets a new record

Allan Dobson reached his second A Final in as many nights to secure the Louie Rapisarda Top Fuel Trophy for Rapisarda Autosport International while Gary Phillips set a new national record for Top Alcohol Funny Car on his way to another ANDRA Drag Racing Series win.…

Dobson does it for Rapisarda

Rapisarda Autosport dominated the opening night of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race presented by Uplift Cranes & Titan Cranes on Good Friday at Willowbank Raceway.…

Peter Xiberras set to make Top Fuel debut

As the final hours tick down to tomo