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TDRA READY FOR ACTION

The Tamworth Drag Racing Association is excitedly preparing for its return to racing on October 30 and October 31 at the Gunnedah Airport. TDRA President, Bill Ausling, said he is greatly looking forward to everyone getting back on track together. “It has been a tough year and things keep changing…

HIDDEN VALLEY CELEBRATES 2021 CHAMPIONS

The Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association (HVDRA) has celebrated its 2021 Club Champions overnight, following the successful conclusion of its title chase. Taking out the top honours for the HVDRA in 2021 were: Top Eliminator – Dennis Baylis (Runner-up: Mathew Abel) Super Modified – Chris Moore…

SDRA READY TO HAVE FUN

The Sunraysia Drag Racing Association is gearing up to host the Chicago Shootout Comp Day at the Sunset Strip on Saturday November 13. Featuring racing from Supercharged Outlaws, Fast Sedan, Modified, Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and Street Car brackets, the event is sure to be full…

CONGRATULATING LAUREN KUCHEL – GALLAGHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Lauren Kuchel was recently celebrated as part of a select group of Gallagher Volunteer of the Year award recipients. For over seven years, Kuchel has worked tirelessly in the roles of Secretary, Comp Secretary and now Treasurer for the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association, all while balancing a busy fa…

ASID DRIVES FUNDING FOR VARIETY CLUB THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s penultimate round of the Central Australian Drag Racing Championship (CADRA) will also drive forward vital funds for Variety Club, The Children’s Charity. On Saturday 9 October, Alice Springs Inland Dragway will host the Quarter Mile Skids for Kids event, with the fundraiser for V…

NT SET TO HOST HVDRA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE THIS SATURDAY

The Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association will host the final round of its 2021 Club Championship at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this Saturday (25 September). The finale comes just two weeks after the penultimate round, which was held on 11 September and saw Dean Hersey (Modified Bike), Mark…

CQDRA QUARTER-MILE READY FOR ACTION THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will host the fifth round of the 2021 Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) Club Championship at Benaraby Dragway on Saturday September 25. The fifth round of this year’s seven round Club Championship will see the full quarter-mile strip distance activated. CQDRA Presiden…

WHYALLA STEEL CITY DRAGS OPENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

Round one of the 2021/2022 Whyalla Steel City Drags Club Championship got off to a successful start on Saturday 11 September. When all was said and done, it was Lachlan Walker (Junior Dragster), Bruce McHendrie (Modified), Scott Barber (Street Challenge), Matthew Cockerill (Super Sedan), Michael Jen…

RED CENTRE NATS CELEBRATED

The 2021 Red CentreNATS has been lauded as a huge success, with a record-breaking number of cars competing in events across the three-day festival. More than 900 cars took part in drag racing, burnout competitions, show car displays and four-wheel drive events held at two locations in Alice Springs…

ANDRA CLUBS RECEIVE FUNDING, FURTHER GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

The results of round two of the Victorian Government’s Community Motorsport Program funding have been released, with two ANDRA clubs featuring on the list of entities which have successfully secured funding. The South Coast Drag Racing Association will receive $20,000 which will be split equally a…

ROOKIE RACER LOOKING FOR RED CENTRENATS SUCCESS

The Northern Territory’s Chris Moore is enjoying his first season of racing and after a number of event wins plus a national runner-up result at the Top End Nationals in July, now has his eyes on the Red CentreNATS. The event will take place in Alice Springs across September 3-5, with Alice Spring…

COVID-19 FORCES CANCELLATION OF UPCOMING MILDURA AND ADELAIDE EVENTS

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent border closures around the country have regretfully forced the cancellation of both September’s Sunset Strip Nationals and the Adelaide International Raceway event which was scheduled for October 2-3. The Australian National Drag Racing Association (AN…

2019 RUNNER-UP CHASING RED CENTRE NATS GLORY

Todd Knight came oh so close to victory at his first Red CentreNATS in 2019 and is now preparing to fight for what he hopes will be his breakthrough event victory at the 2021 instalment across September 3-5 in Alice Springs. Knight will be a part of an action-packed drag racing line-up when the Garr…

THE WINTON MOTORSPORT ASSOCIATION: A DREAM COME TRUE

The Winton Motorsport Association was once just a dream but today, it is a reality; hosting fantastic events on their very own eighth mile drag strip located five kilometres east of Winton in Queensland. Winton Motorsport Associations’ Rhiannon Collins explains that the Association is the result o…

COVID-19 FORCES CANCELLATION OF SRESS DOUBLE-HEADER

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) and the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) regret to confirm that current border closures in the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks around the country have forced the cancellation of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series double-h…

FREE STREETBIKE DRAG SCHOOL OPEN ONCE AGAIN

The Perth Motorplex will once again play host to the popular Streetbike Drag School from September until May. The school, run by volunteers, has been held every Wednesday night (weather permitting) as part of the track’s Formula Tech Performance WhoopAss Wednesday (WAW) events for a number of year…

NITRO UP NORTH READY TO RUMBLE IN THE NT

This Friday June 18, the Hidden Valley Drag Strip will host an epic Nitro Up North show to the delight of drag racing and Supercars fans alike as a major feature of the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars round. The event will deliver thrilling action for not only those on-site at the drag strip bu…

WCJDA RECOGNISES STAR RACERS OF 2020/2021

On the 15th of May, the West Coast Junior Dragsters Association held a special evening to formally recognise its champions and key achievers of the 2020/2021 season. Awards given out on the night are as follows.…

JD RACER BREAKS THROUGH FOR ULTIMATE WHYALLA HONOUR

Billy ‘the Kid’ Kuhn recently broke through to take out not only the Whyalla Steel City Club Junior Dragster Championship, but also the Club’s highest championship accolade, the Charlie Dennis Trophy. The 12-year-old is the first ever Junior Dragster competitor to claim the prestigious Charlie…

Summit Racing Equipment Tech Torque: Oil Filter Cutters

Oil Filter Cutters: Racing’s can openers can help you discover hidden engine issues Story and Photos by Wayne Scraba & Summit Racing Cutting open a used engine oil filter allows you to literally dig into the actual filter element to see what’s going on inside your engine. If you cut open a f…

SUNRAYSIA DRAG RACING ASSOC AWARDED $500k GRANT

The Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) is pleased to announce that the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association (SDRA) has been awarded a $500,000 grant as part of the Victorian Government’s Community Motorsport Program. SDRA worked with ANDRA and the Mildura Rural City Council to apply…

WA TITLE FIGHTS TO GO DOWN TO THE WIRE THIS SATURDAY

The WA Drag Racing Grand Finals event will see what has been a highly competitive WA Drag Racing Championships season draw to a close this Saturday at the Perth Motorplex. One title battle that is sure to go right down to the wire is that of the Perth/Rockingham Harley Modified Bike class, with a lo…

EASTER SUPERCHARGED SHOOTOUT A HUGE SUCCESS

Mildura’s Sunset Strip hosted an action packed Easter Supercharged Shootout at the weekend with more than 140 competitors and in excess of 2,000 spectators attending the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association event. Congratulations to the event winners and runners-up: Junior Dragster – Daniel Carranz…

ROCKYNATS WRAPS UP WITH RECORD NUMBERS AND RAVING REVIEWS

(Words supplied by RockyNats event organisers) They rumbled in, they drifted, they showed and shone, they burnt out and they dragged the streets of Rockhampton. As the chequered flag dropped on the first ever Rockynats, entrants and spectators can bask in the glory of being part of history, an inaug…

EASTER SHOOTOUT SET TO TURN HEADS THIS SATURDAY

The Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Easter Supercharged Shootout on Saturday April 3 will feature a host of impressive competitors and their head-turning supercharged machines, including that of long-time racer, Milan Dokic. The Mornington Peninsula racer’s Wild Willys is well known in Austr…

500 DRAG RACERS SET TO SIZZLE AT ROCKYNATS

Approximately 500 drag racers have entered for this weekend’s Rockynats event which will feature eighth mile street racing at the eastern end of Rockhampton’s Quay Street. The Rockynats is managed by the same team which is behind the time-honoured Summernats in Canberra and the hugely popular Re…

Therapy on Wheels is Bankwest’s ‘Best in the West’

Therapy on Wheels has received a significant grant from Bankwest as part of its “Best in the West” funding partnership with 9News. Therapy on Wheels is a not-for-profit organisation which takes passengers down the drag strip from 0-200+kph in 10 seconds in a highly modified, ‘one in the wo…

TDRA SIGNS NEW ANDRA DEAL

The Tamworth Drag Racing Association has signed a five-year agreement to continue with ANDRA as its sanctioning body into the future. The announcement comes ahead of a number of exciting events at TDRA’s Gunnedah Airport venue in the coming months. “We have been with ANDRA for a long, long time,…

SDRA DELIVERING COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT ITS BEST

The Sunraysia Drag Racing Association (SDRA) has like most clubs of all sporting disciplines rode many highs and lows over its 34-year history, but no matter what it has always picked itself up and continued to deliver vital services to its local community. In fact, calculations by the SDRA show tha…

STEEL CITY DRAG CLUB READY FOR BIG 2021

The Steel City Drag Club was formed in Whyalla in the mid-1960s by a like-minded group of individuals who were looking to be able to performance test their cars. Initially, they operated on a compacted dirt drag strip in a creek bed on the northern side of the city – that is, until the government.…

JET CAR ACTION READY TO POP AT MOTORPLEX

Fire-throwing Jet Dragsters will lead an exciting field of racers for this weekend’s Night of Fire event at the Perth Motorplex. Jet Dragster drivers Pieter De Wit (Iron Horse) and Ian Wood (Banshee) will provide plenty of blazing runs and ear-bursting burner pops this Saturday January 23 when the…

MOTORPLEX CELEBRATES NEW YEAR WITH NITRO SLAM

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

CONGRATULATING GLENN KNIGHT – GALLAGHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT

Glenn Knight was recently celebrated as part of a select group of Gallagher Volunteer of the Year award recipients. Glenn has been an integral member of the Casterton Drag Racing Club for almost two decades and its President for near on eight years. The 44-year-old was taken completely by surprise w…

CONGRATULATING TREVOR BALLINGER – GALLAGHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT

Trevor ‘T-Rev’ Ballinger was recently celebrated as part of a select group of Gallagher Volunteer of the Year award recipients. Trevor has been an integral and inspirational member of the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) for many years and was presented with his award during th…

DRAG RACING COMMUNITY CONDEMNS PERTH SHOOTING

In the wake of the shooting of Nick Martin at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday 12 December, the Australian drag racing community has widely condemned the actions of those involved and called for calm. The 51-year-old was surrounded by hundreds of families and children when he was shot and killed duri…

CONGRATULATING EMMA BELL – GALLAGHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT

Emma Bell was recently celebrated as part of a select group of Gallagher Volunteer of the Year award recipients. Emma has been an integral member of the Central Australian Drag Racing Association (CADRA) Committee for the last two years and was presented with her award during the Club’s end of yea…

ROLL OF HONOUR FOR GODFATHER OF NT MOTORSPORT

STORY COURTESY OF MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA Over the years, there have been many volunteers who have had an impact on motorsport. From grass roots to the highest level of administration, we have so many to thank for going above and beyond in playing a role to help improve the sport. And it’s no differe…

ANDRA SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCED AS NEW PERTH MOTORPLEX OPERATOR

Evolve Facility Management – a subsidiary of the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) – has been appointed as the new operator for the Perth Motorplex following an extensive procurement process by venue owner, VenuesWest. Evolve has signed a multi-year lease agreement for the prem…

ALAN HUDSON: 50+ YRS OF SERVICE AND COUNTING

At 70 years of age, West Australia’s Alan Hudson has been playing his part in ANDRA drag racing for more than 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Alan first got involved with drag racing in Western Australia in the 1967/68 season, assisting a mate putting a small block Chev.…

NITRO ACTION SET TO LIGHT UP PERTH THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Outlaw Nitro Challenge at the Perth Motorplex (12 December) will feature nitro-fuelled Front Engine Dragsters (FEDs) taking on nitro-powered Funny Cars in a three round, anything goes match race. Michael Brooks will be piloting his Nitro Mayhem FED while his other nitro FED (Aussie…

GREEN CAPTURES HARD FOUGHT EMOTIONAL FIRST WIN

Round two of the Perth Motorplex’s 2020/2021 Season Championship saw spectacular racing within the Junior ranks as competitors vied for the second spot on the prestigious Anita Board Perpetual Trophy. The trophy is presented by the West Coast Junior Dragster Association in conjunction with the…

TAKE A LOOK: GREG ‘CHIP’ DALE’S COLLECTION

West Australian nostalgia fan Greg Dale has an exceptionally impressive collection of cars in his garage. “I have had a long interest in nostalgias and hot rods,” Greg said. “When it comes to why I have collected the cars I have, I just love the era and the names of the guys who drove, owned..…

ASID CHAMPIONS CELEBRATED

After a tough yet rewarding season, the Central Australia Drag Racing Association (CADRA) celebrated the year that was on Friday November 28 with fun, frivolity and the presentation of awards. Recognised at the evening were not only the season’s drag racing champions, but a number of key contribut…

NITRO BIKE READY TO RUMBLE AT SUMMER SLAM THIS WEEKEND

Amidst all the action of the Perth Motorplex’s second round of its current Summer Slam Series will be a tough field of Nitro Bikes ready to do battle. Greg Durack, Wayne McGuinness and Justin Vodanovich will all compete for event honours while Kevin Gummow and his new Puma Triumph-powered motorcyc…

WA JD DRIVERS FOCUS ON ANITA BOARD MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY

Round two of the Perth Motorplex 2020/2021 sees 12 of the state’s Junior Racers in the hunt for the Anita Board Memorial Perpetual Trophy. The trophy is presented by the West Coast Junior Dragster Association in conjunction with the Board Family and is typically awarded to the winner of the Golden…

TAYLA KELLY HUNTING 5th JD TITLE THIS WEEKED

Four-time CQDRA Junior Dragster Champion Tayla Kelly is leading the way in an incredibly tight 2020 title fight for the Junior Dragster bracket ahead of this weekend’s final round of the season at Benaraby Dragway (28 November). The 16-year-old has been going to Benaraby Dragway since she was a ba…

CQDRA TITLE WITHIN REACH FOR ROOKIE RACER

Branden Lacey may have only started drag racing this year, but already he is in the box seat for his first title as he is leading the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) Championship with just one round left to run (Benaraby Dragway, November 28). The 25-year-old followed his father R…

CHAPMAN LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AT SUMMER SLAM OPENER

The last time Mark Chapman raced at the Perth Motorplex, engine damage saw him miss the Top Doorslammer final of the Westernationals. Now, the Mosman Park racer is hoping his return to the track for this weekend’s opening round of the Summer Slam series will bring him better luck. Due to the exten…

VICTORIAN ANDRA CLUBS SET TO BENEFIT FROM COMMUNITY MOTORSPORT GRANTS

ANDRA’s Victorian clubs and tracks are set to benefit from Victoria’s first motorsport and motorcycling funding program. Delivered by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV), the Community Motorsport Program is the Victorian Government’s first dedicated motorsport investment program. The Community…

CYCLONE SAM READY FOR TAMWORTH ACTION

75-year-old Sam ‘The Wrecker’ Campbell has spent half of his life racing and will be one of a host of racers fronting up to compete at Gunnedah Airport this weekend (October 31/November 1) with the Tamworth Drag Racing Association. Thirty-seven years ago, Campbell’s drag racing journey began i…

GALLAGHER EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP, OFFERS NEW MEMBER MICROSITE

Long-time ANDRA insurance broker and supporter Gallagher has not only increased its support for the ANDRA Volunteer of the Year programme in 2020 and 2021, but has also launched a new microsite which will make it easier for ANDRA racers to manage their insurance needs. Gallagher has been working wit…

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: MARK AND ASH PHILLIPS READY TO RACE THIS WEEKEND

At the Tamworth Drag Racing Association’s Gunnedah Airport event this weekend (October 31/November 1), 28-year-old Ash Phillips will be steering her father Mark Phillips’ beloved four-door LH Torana. This is not the first time that the Gunnedah childcare worker has taken the wheel, but the excit…

WHYALLA TO HOST DEBUT OF ‘THE GOBLIN’ THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s opening round of the Whyalla Steel City Drag Racing Club Championship will host not only the first competitive passes of the season for the club, but also the debut of Peter O’Connell’s new drag racing machine. O’Connell’s ‘The Goblin’ front engine dragster is powered by…

HOT RODDER TURNED DRAG RACER CHASING TAMWORTH GLORY

Born and bred in Tamworth, second-generation hot rodder Alissa Munn switched her 1928 Model A Ford Tudor hot rod for a SSV VE Commodore drag racing machine two years ago and has never looked back. Along with a host of her fellow drag racing enthusiasts, the 37-year-old parts interpreter for Kosmo Sm…

WA JUNIOR DRAGSTER IDENTITIES CELEBRATED

On Sunday October 18, the West Coast Junior Dragster Association (WCJDA) held its WCJDA WindUp season celebration event. At the event, a number of presentations were made, recognising racers and other integral supporters of Junior racing in Western Australia. Class winners on track points awards: A/…

PERTH BROTHERS READY TO RUMBLE AT MOTORPLEX SEASON OPENER

When the Perth Motorplex hosts its season-opening Shannons Insurance PowerPalooza event on Saturday October 31, Oakford brothers Brock and Cooper Moresby will be ready to do battle in the Junior Dragster bracket. The unique event will provide a perfect opener to the 2020/2021 Perth Motorplex season…

SUPER STREET KEEPS SUTTON ON TRACK

Andrew Sutton might be anxiously awaiting the chance to get his Top Doorslammer back on track after a lengthy rebuild process, but that isn’t stopping the Vice President of Alice Springs Inland Dragway from enjoying some drag racing action. While he waits for the opportunity to get his 1953 Chevy…

POWERPALOOZA CALLING FOR JODIE MELLITT

Supercharged Outlaws racer Jodie Mellitt cannot wait to get on track for the Perth Motorplex’s Shannons Insurance PowerPalooza event on Saturday October 31. The unique event will provide a perfect opener to the 2020/2021 Perth Motorplex season by featuring a spectacular combination of ‘motortain…

ALICE SPRINGS TEENAGER READY TO GO RACING

Fifteen-year-old racer Daniel Willox is one of a host of racers currently preparing to hit his home-track of Alice Springs Inland Dragway for the upcoming Queen of the Street and Company Car Challenge event on Saturday October 31. The event will also host the final round of the 2020 Central Australi…

ROOKIE IN THE BOX SEAT FOR BENARABY STREET TITLE

Rockhampton’s Kym McLaughlin is only in her first full season of drag racing but is already in the box seat for Benaraby Dragway’s Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) Track Championship in the Street bracket with just two rounds remaining on its calendar. The 43-year old engineer…

STEFANIUK HUNTING TITLE #5 IN BENARABY

With just two rounds remaining in the chase for the 2020 Central Queensland Drag Racing Association (CQDRA) Championship at Benaraby Dragway, four-time champion Shane Stefaniuk has taken the lead in the Outlaws standings. Stefaniuk’s move into the title lead comes by virtue of an event win at roun…

ANDREW COLE EYEING DOORSLAMMER MOVE

After years racing in Outlaws, Alice Springs Inland Dragway President and long-time racer Andrew Cole is preparing to make the step-up to the Doorslammer bracket with his impressive self-built Corvette. Cole was set to make his Doorslammer debut at Nitro Up North in Darwin, however thanks to the imp…

DAVIS COMEBACK NETS BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES

Craig Davis’ comeback to drag racing after four years away is going exceptionally well so far with two wins from two events clinched by the Darwin racer in recent weeks. The Red CentreNATS was the official host of his return, with Davis and his Ford Mustang Coupe collecting the win in the 7 Second…

SOUTH AUSSIE RACER TAKING ON ALICE SPRINGS TITLE

South Australian racer Bryan Finn has turned what was supposed to be a one-off trip to Alice Springs Inland Dragway for the Al Stainer Memorial into a full-on assault on the ASID Track Championship. He is off to a great start too, taking out the Modified Bike victory not only at August’s Al Staine…

HODGE GOES BACK TO BACK IN ALICE SPRINGS

Craig Hodge took out consecutive Red CentreNATS victories recently by claiming the 9 Second Heavy Hitter bracket at Alice Springs Inland Dragway on September 6. Since taking out the 11 Second win in 2019 in a Holden Ute, Hodge has stepped up to the faster bracket with his new Chevy Nova Sedan and wa…

MALLISON TAKES TIGHT VICTORY ON RCN DEBUT

When Darren Mallison took out the Pro category at Red CentreNATS earlier this month on debut, he did so with a winning margin of just 0.011 over runner-up Craig Hodge. While the September 4-6 weekend ended on a high for the 55-year-old from Mount Barker in South Australia, it didn’t get off to a g…

SENG BROTHERS HUNTING CQDRA JD CHAMP HONOURS

With four of seven rounds for the 2020 CQDRA Championship being held at Benaraby Dragway now complete, brothers Jaidyn and Caleb Seng are leading the way in the Junior dragster standings. The siblings are separated by just one point at the top of the ladder, with 16-year-old Jaidyn currently having…

BRETT KELLY LEADING THE WAY IN CQDRA CHAMPS

With four of seven rounds for Benaraby Dragway’s CQDRA Championship now complete, Gladstone’s Brett Kelly and his 1976 burnt orange Ford XB Falcon Hardtop are leading the points for both Super Street and the Outright Leaderboard. While things are certainly going well so far for the Gladstone rac…

ANDRA COVID-19 UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2020

Events paused, Licence extensions, ANDRA office changes In response to the government’s latest mandates on social distancing, the ANDRA Board has been left with no choice but to put a pause on all ANDRA sanctioned drag racing until the May 31, 2020 (pending further government updates). We believe…

Benny Stevens’ story of cancer, amputation and nitro comes to life in new book Fuelled

From surviving cancer, to becoming an amputee, to riding the most powerful motorcycles on the planet, Perth Nitro Bike drag racer Benny Stevens’ wild life has been put into words for the first time with the release of his new book Fuelled. Fuelled is a collection of entertaining tales from a y…

NEW FUNDING & NEW SURFACE FOR PALMYRA DRAGWAY

The Palmyra Drag Racing Club is pleased to announce it has received $160,000 of funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Infrastructure Stream. This funding commitment follows on from the club receiving $120,000 as part of the Palaszczuk Government re-election promise late in…

WADRA CLUB AWARDS NIGHT A SUCCESS

The West Australian Drag Racing Association (WADRA) recently held its awards night following the 17/18 drag racing season.…

WORLD-FIRST CRYPTO SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR VAN DYK RACING

Van Dyk Racing says it is extremely thrilled to announce its new marketing partnership with crypto start-up company, PLAAK, in what is believed to be a world-first for drag racing and a first for Australian motorsport across the board.…

VALE: STAN SAINTY

The Australian National Drag Racing Association, its members, management and staff, send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stan Sainty. The patriarch of the Sainty Top Fuel team, Stan was a master machinist whose skills were widely admired and appreciated in not only drag racing…

WADDRA Search For New Home Continues

Warrnambool & District Drag Racing Association’s search for new home continues following VCAT hearing…

Back To The Drawing Board For WADDRA Club

  Yesterday the news delivered a disappointing blow for the Warrnambool & District Drag Racing Association. The Moyne Shire Council notified WADDRA that the proposed site is no longer an option for a purpose-built drag strip.…

Nitro Car To Call Hidden Valley Home

Hidden Valley Drag Strip can now proudly claim it is the home track for a locally owned Nitro Funny Car. Local businessman Peter Coles is the proud owner of the Nitro Funny Car, however, he will be handing over the keys to son Nathan after a successful stint behind the wheel of “Nitro Madness” recen…

Inaugural Harry White Memorial Trophy Awarded To Bryan Finn

On behalf of the South Australian Drag Racers Association Members and Committee, we are honoured to present in the memory of Drag Racer, SADRA President and long-standing ANDRA South Australian Division Director, the Harry White Memorial Perpetual Trophy. The inaugural recipient for 2017 w…

Perfect Portland Holds Best Aeroflow Nitro Meeting Yet

The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series has returned to the beautiful South Coast Raceway and the 4000 horsepower nitro coupes put on an amazing show for the Victorian fans, culminating in one of the closest final rounds in the series’ history.…

Zappia Resets Track Record at WA Champs

The Perth Motorplex hosted the first round of the new Summer Slam series for the growing number of Western Australian Top Doorslammer teams in Perth, and the WA Drag Racing Championship event this weekend saw eight teams compete for the coveted title.…

Massive weekend for maiden drags at Swan Hill

Australia’s newest drag strip will have its much-anticipated maiden run this weekend as Swan Hill Drag Racing Club hosts the Race for Pride.…

Al McClure an evergreen performer

There is a new green machine on the scene and it’s driven by the closest thing drag racing has to stand up comedian – Al McClure.…

Supercharged Sam a racing Treasure

The Treasure name is synonymous with drag racing in Western Australia and the latest generation of the family is ensuring they will continue to be well known.…

Perth Motorplex welcomes Shannons to Fast Racing Series

For those keen on different kind of motorsport, or perhaps just for the indecisive, the Fast Racing Series has long provided a great value package of speedway and drag racing.…

Swan Hill Dragway’s Race For Pride to be rescheduled

The Swan Hill Drag Racing Club have released the following update regarding the inaugural Race For Pride event originally scheduled for this weekend October 8th and 9th.…

AIR calendar released

Adelaide DragRace Promotions has released their 2016/2017 calendar for Adelaide International Raceway.…

Engines to roar at Swan Hill Dragway October 8-9

The long awaited opening of Swan Hill Dragway; Australia’s newest quarter mile drag strip in regional Victoria, is edging closer with entries set to open for the Race for Pride on October 8-9th.…

Special meaning for Nitro Thunder

Drag racing is more a team sport than most people imagine. It takes a small army of dedicated souls behind the scenes to bring a race vehicle to the track – especially if it happens to burn nitro.…

WADDRA 2016-2017 Membership Forms

The Warrnambool and Districts Drag Racing Association AGM will be held 25 August 2016.…

WADDRA: We will fight on

The Warrnambool and District Drag Racing Association has issued the following update regarding the recent decision by Moyne Shire to withdraw it’s support from a permanent drag strip at the old Koroit racecourse.…

ADRP Shine the lights on Drag Racing at this weekend’s Meguiar’s MotorEx

This weekend sees drag racing showcased in Melbourne by local drag racing branding agency, Australian Drag Racing Promotions (ADRP).…

Revised 2016 Hidden Valley Drag Strip Calendar

  Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association have annoucned a revised 2016 calendar via the following statement:…

Hidden Valley track repairs underway

Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association today announced that the Department of Infrastructure (DOI) have commenced the track rectification works on Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

Record times and huge crowd pump up Portland

South Coast Raceway rocked to the sound of nitro as a massive crowd filled the beachside facility with tight racing keeping the fans on the edge of their seats with three rounds of spectacular competition.…

Mach 1 Mustangs vs ’57 Chevs – civil war in Portland tomorrow

They are four of the most iconic cars in the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car tour and they have taken aim at each other – the Mach 1 Mustangs of Paul Messineo and Justin Walshe will be looking to take down the ’57 Chevs of Rick Gauci and Shane Olive at Portland.…

Lex Swayn retires after 32 years with Willowbank Raceway

Long-time board member Lex Swayn has this week stepped down from Willowbank Raceway’s board of management after more than 30 years of service to the track and its community.…

Willy White confirmed for Kiwi nitro double-header in Sydney

The quickest and fastest nitro funny car pilot in New Zealand – Willy White – will join fellow countryman, Morice McMillin as the Kiwi duo double the odds of taking the Aeroflow ‘Rocket’ trophies back to the land of the long white cloud.…

Hambridge hands-on for Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars in 2016

With a reputation as one of the country’s best drag racing tuners, Aaron Hambridge is a name that needs no introduction when it comes to nitro-powered racecars but this time, Hambridge is taking his talent to funny cars.  The Australian championship-winning Top Fuel tuner will…

One bad Kiwi makes good on debut

New Zealand’s Morice McMillin has driven some fast cars during his drag racing career but last Sunday the affable Kiwi had his first taste of nitro whilst completing licencing passes at Sydney Dragway and for him and his crew, the Aeroflow Triple Challenge can’t come soon enough.…

QDRC Champions Crowned

  Eight Queensland Drag Racing Champions have been found amid scorching Saturday temperatures at Willowbank Raceway, following a frenetic day of eliminations-style racing for the final round of the QDRC for 2015.…

WA Top Doorslammer Championship Win for Zappia

Western Australia is the blown alcohol capitol of Australia, with a large contingent of teams competing in the local Top Comp bracket in Top Doorslammer, Top Alcohol and Competition classes – containing many record setters and national champions among the group.…

Siblings seeking twin championships in Mum’s honour

When the final round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships hits the track at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday (21 November), siblings Kellie Kidd and Tony Bellert will be looking to secure twin-championships for their family. The 32 year old mum of two and her 35 year old engine building broth…

Elliot looking for strong finish in 2015 Atura Track Champs

This Saturday, November 14th, will mark the concluding round of the 2015 Sydney Dragway Track Championship, sponsored by Atura Blacktown.  Modified racer, Graham Elliot, driver of the GE Corp / Pro Signs dragster, will also be finishing his first full season in competition in the Modified Drags…

Mopar Muscle Ready To Rumble at Willowbank this Sunday

Greg Emberley’s 66 Dodge Coronet is a head-turner in the Australian drag racing scene, and as such it is no surprise that it is the ‘poster car’ for this weekend’s Mopar Sunday (8 November) at Willowbank Raceway.…

Willowbank Street Sedan and Street Bike Champions Crowned

The final round of the Street Sedan and Street Bike title at Willowbank Raceway this weekend has seen Josh Fletcher claim an incredible sixth Street Sedan championship, while Denis Ryan has taken his first in the Street Bike class.…

Bandag Bullet coming to Benaraby Raceway this weekend

The Bandag Bullet is set to thrill race goers this weekend at Benaraby Raceway!…

Max Cranes 660 Series Begins in Whyalla Nov 21

Round 1 Max Cranes 660 Series, Saturday 21st November at the Steel City Raceway – Whyalla.…

Steel City Supercharged Shootout Awesomely Epic

It was an explosive weekend of racing at the Steel City Raceway on the 3rd and 4th October, with 25 of the toughest Supercharged Outlaw cars, Nitro Funny Car, Jet Cars and fireworks ensuring the spectators had a lot to smile about.…

Brotherly love helps Jett Willshere to maiden event win

The Willshire family is all smiles tonight (Saturday 10 October) following the penultimate round of the 2015 Queensland Drag Racing Championships held at Willowbank Raceway.…

Super Street leader Tschutura readying for QDRC

Willowbank Raceway will this Saturday (10 October) host the second to last round of the 2015 Queensland Drag Racing Championships (QDRC), with more than 100 local racers set to be battling it out for victory as the title chase speeds towards its conclusion.…

Luppino delivers Australian record at Pro Street Shootout

Domenic Luppino has officially become Australia’s fastest radial racer during Saturday’s APSA Pro Street Shootout event at Willowbank Raceway.…

Pro Street rivalries set to explode at Willowbank Raceway

The APSA Pro Street Shootout at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday (3 October) is set to settle the score in some tense on-track rivalries, with a special buy-in grudge match set to pit the heavy-hitters against each other in a race for big cash prizes.…

Final Round 2015 Track Championship at Hidden Valley

This weekend will be the last time Darwin drag racers hit the strip this year with the 2015 Track Championship Season Finale featuring Saturday night at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.…

Dale Gummow Returns To Perth Motorplex

Dale Gummow will return to Perth Motorplex in a professional capacity as Event Coordinator for Drag Racing, Burnout and Special Events. Dale, whom last worked at Perth Motorplex in 2009, has never lost her spark, passion, and desire to return to the nuts and bolts of drag racing event coordination i…

Gauldie overcomes sickness to win QDRC

Kallangur’s David Gauldie has taken victory in the Super Gas category of the weekend’s round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships (QDRC) at Willowbank Raceway, despite battling a bad case of the flu.…

Fast Femmes rev up for QDRC at Willowbank Raceway

This Saturday (19 September) the latest round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships will come to Willowbank Raceway, and when it does, there are two fast femmes on which fans would be well advised to keep their eye on.…

Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars Spectacular Willowbank debut

The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars have made a spectacular debut at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway at the weekend, with great weather treating a big crowd to some scintillating performances from the nitro-powered 11-car field.…

Local Funny Car heroes look for home track advantage

When the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars come to Willowbank Raceway this Saturday, the Series’ local drivers will be enjoying their first opportunity to race at their home-track.…

Nitro Funny Cars delight young fans at Hyperdome

An abundance of young race fans have enjoyed a chance to get up close and personal with their outlaw nitro funny car driving heroes at the Hyperdome shopping centre on Saturday, ahead of next weekend’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car show at Willowbank Raceway.…

New Tasmanian 1/8 mile electric vehicle record set

An inaugural Tasmanian record has been set for Electric Vehicles over the 1/8 mile on 29 August 2015. Christopher Walkden in his 70kw all electric Subaru Brumby set the record of 12.377 seconds.…

De Roo to debut new bike amid Street Series title hunt

The battle for the 2015 Street Series will come to a head at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday 5 September, with more than 100 local drag racing heroes set to fight to secure their ticket to the finals by placing amongst the ‘top eight’ in the Street Sedan, Street Bike or Powder Puff (ladies only…

Jamboree completed under blue skies at Willowbank Raceway

The 25th running of the Brisbane Jamboree has concluded today (Sunday 30 August) at Willowbank Raceway under beautiful blue skies.…

Jamboree celebrates quarter-century at Willowbank

The popular Brisbane Jamboree – Australia’s largest automotive lifestyle event and now the longest running independently-run drag racing event in the country – will celebrate its 25th birthday when it hits Willowbank Raceway this Saturday (29 August).…

Local Sportsman racers come out on top at NT Titles

Local Sportsman racing was an action packed affair at Hidden Valley this weekend as the 2015 NT Titles was hosted over Friday and Saturday nights.…

TAS Dragway to support electric vehicle record attempt

Following on from the launch of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Electric Vehicles Association (AEVA) on 15 August, Tas Dragway will be supporting electric vehicles to set an official Tasmanian drag racing record for electric cars, and unofficial National record.…

QDRC on for young and old this Saturday at Willowbank

This Saturday (22 August) the latest round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships will hit Willowbank Raceway, hosting more than 100 local heroes of all ages. Making his debut on the race track this weekend is eight year old Rustie Willshire – son of prominent drag racing identity and Jambore…

Steel City Raceway Supercharged Shootout

The Steel City Supercharged Shootout is being held on Sunday 4th October, 2015 at the Steel City Raceway, Mullaquana Road, Whyalla and features over 20 blown cars plus AUS vs USA jet cars.…

Stoodley shooting for Street Series success

Following a successful celebration of nostalgia drag racing at the weekend, Willowbank Raceway is now gearing up for the latest round of the Street Series this Saturday (15 August) – pitting local heroes and their street-based machines against each other for glory.…

Mopar Madness set to strike this weekend

The original ‘one-marque’ celebration at Willowbank Raceway – Mopar Sunday – will return to the Ipswich facility this Sunday (26 July) following a successful All Ford Day at the venue at the weekend.…

A new face and fresh look for Jamboree

Collin Willshire joins the leadership of Australia’s favourite Fast Fours & Rotaries event. Owner of Jett Racing and prominent drag racing personality Collin Willshire has become a shareholder and partner of Australia’s largest automotive lifestyle event brand – the Jamboree.  Willshi…

Green light for Drag Racing at Calder Park

Calder Park Drag Racing is pleased to announce the first event for 2015 has been scheduled, as work gets under way on the much-anticipated upgrade of the iconic Melbourne track.…

Willowbank Raceway transforms to blue oval mecca on Sunday

Willowbank Raceway will transform into a holy grail for Ford enthusiasts this Sunday (19 July) for the 33rd running of the All Ford Day – set to host more than 1000 Blue Ovals from historic through to new 2016 models for thousands of motoring enthusiasts.…

Willowbank Raceway ready to rumble this Saturday

Willowbank Raceway will play host to more than 100 local drag racers this Saturday (11 July) for the third round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championships.…

Sydney Dragway appoints new General Manager

Sydney Dragway has appointed a Peter Beaumont as their new General Manager. Peter has experience working in both corporate and professional sport, having spent the last 8 years working in the NRL as a General Manager (Commercial) at both The Cronulla Sharks and The Canterbury Bankstown&nbs…

68 track records smashed at Fuchs Winternationals

  While providing an exciting and action filled spectacular for more than 35,000 fans recently, the Fuchs Winternationals also saw a flurry of National and track records broken across a wide range of drag racing classes.…

CADRA flick the switch on new lights

The Central Australian Drag Racing Association have issued the following statement through the CADRA newsletter following the official lighting ceremony at Alice Springs Inland Dragway.…

More to come at Willowbank following epic Fuchs Winternats

More than 35,000 race fans packed into Willowbank Raceway over the Queen’s Birthday weekend for the 48th running of the Fuchs Winternationals, and there is plenty still to come on the calendar at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility.…

Race against the weather for HVDRA Track Championship Round 2

Round 2 of the Track Championship Series was run on Saturday night at Hidden Valley Drag Strip and while there was a strong racer turnout in all fields it was a race against the weather.…

SA Motorsport Park Development Gets the Green Light

The South Australian Development Assessment Commission (DAC) has approved the multi-million dollar motorsport development in Tailem Bend SA.…

Bonus Pro Street event announced for Willowbank

The Australian Pro Street Association and Willowbank Raceway have today announced a new addition to their respective calendars with the creation of an additional round for the 2015 APSA Series to be held at Queensland’s premier drag racing facility on Saturday the 3rd of October.…

Hidden Valley season opener results are in!

The 2015 drag racing season kicked off in style Saturday night for Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association with over 70 racers across all brackets and the crowd was also treated to the sights and sounds of the Aussie Bandit Wheelstander running a 1/4mile up on two wheels.…

Holz shaping up for QDRC defence ahead of Winters shot

Defending Super Street Queensland Drag Racing Champion Lucas Holz will be looking to continue his dream run from the opening round of the championship this weekend when he gets on-track for round two (Saturday 16 May) before returning just weeks later to take-on the Fuchs Winternationals (June 4-7).…

Hidden Valley Season Opener this Saturday

After the traditional wet season break, plenty of teams are eager to dust off their race suits and get down the track in what will be the first competition round of 2015.…

Lights, camera, action in the Red Centre

The Central Australian Drag Racing Association are set to receive a $1.1 million war chest handed down in the 2015 Budget to improve Alice Springs Inland Dragway to international standards.…

Bumper weekend at Willowbank Raceway, Street Series ahead

Willowbank Raceway has hosted a bumper weekend of racing, with round two of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series hosting a record-breaking 207 entrants before 150 machines of yesteryear hit the track in the hotly-anticipated return of Nostalgia drag racing to the facility.…

New Swan Hill facility scheduled to open end of 2015

Swan Hill Drag Racing Club Vice President Lucas Woodburn shares an update on the progress of the brand new race track under construction at the exisiting motorsport facility at Chisholm Reserve in Swan Hill, Victoria.…

Triple-threat at Willowbank Raceway this weekend

Willowbank Raceway will this weekend host not one but three events, with a Friday night test ‘n’ tune (Friday 24 April), the latest round of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series (Saturday 25 April) and the postponed running of the hotly-anticipated Nostalgia Drags (Sunday 26 April).…

Nostalgias rates highly among old school fans

The Perth Motorplex Nostalgias will go down as one of the best old school events yet held in Western Australia with a great turnout of cars and spectators on a brilliant April day.…

Test & Tune Brings Taste Of Whats To Come In 2015

Hidden Valley put on a show Friday night giving the crowd a taste of what’s to come at the 2015 Season Opener on the 16th of May.…

WA Season Finale Washed Out

Well it has to be said we have been pretty lucky when it comes to our drag racing track championship and the weather, but Mother Nature had some other ideas on April 11.…

Wroe siblings go for gold

The Wroe siblings have made a big impression on Super Street this season with their three car team, all in the familiar yellow colours of Thornlie Automotives – and two of them have a shot at the Super Street championship this Saturday at the WA Grand Final, the last major drag racing event o…

Cadillac limo aims for world record attempt at Nostalgias

The Nostalgias at Perth Motorplex will see a wacky attempt at a Guinness World Record when Chris Boucher aims to make his 1953 Cadillac the quickest stretched limousine over a quartermile.…

Drag Racing Returned To Hidden Valley On Good Friday

Drag racing returned to Hidden Valley on Friday night with over 80 racers hitting the quarter mile for the first time in 2015.…

Allen, McClure on hunt for first titles

  The WA Grand Final could see several first time championship winners this Saturday night and hoping to join that lucky group are Modified Bike racer Brett Allen and Junior Dragster driver Connor McClure.…

A tale of two Camaros at the WA Grand Final

The WA Grand Final will be the stage for a number of exciting championship scenarios to play out this Saturday at Perth Motorplex.…

Hidden Valley Good Friday – Test & Tune / Off Street Event

The Hidden Valley drag racing season will be kicking off this Friday with the traditional Good Friday combined Test & Tune and Off Street Event.…

Go retro at The Nostalgias on April 19 at Perth Motorplex

Excitement is cranking up for The Nostalgias on April 19 at Perth Motorplex with categories confirmed and a range of activities lined up for fans of all things retro.…

Ben Bray to make comeback this Easter

Ben Bray will make his comeback to the drag strip this Easter Saturday (April 4) as part of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event, presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes.…

Flame throwers warm up cool Motorplex Night of Fire

The Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex delivered up four toasty hot jet dragsters to warm up the crowd on what was a rather cold night out in Kwinana.…

‘Go Hire’ Signs Onto Lane 1 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip

The 2015 drag racing season kicks off on a high next month at Hidden Valley Drag Strip with the announcement that the rapidly growing equipment hire company, ‘Go Hire’ has taken up naming rights on Lane 1.…

Haynes: Fans will be winners from massive jet show

Chuck Haynes has been coming to Western Australia to put on jet dragster shows for over two decades, but it is with mixed emotions he will return for the Night of Fire on March 21.…

Night of Fire crucial in Modified championship brawl

The Night of Fire might be named for its four flame throwing 450kmh jet dragsters, but it also forms the penultimate round of the WA drag racing championship.…

Pro Street double duty for Cortina starting this weekend

Toowoomba Pro Street racer Scott Cortina has a busy few weeks ahead, entered in both this weekend’s Pro Street Shootout (21 March) and Easter Saturday’s (4 April) Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes – for which he is the reigning Pro Street cla…

Allison prepares for blast off at Night of Fire

Rhiannon Allison might still be the rookie for the Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex on March 21 but the young driver of the Felicity Dragwell jet dragster has been rapidly ticking off goals on her high speed list.…

Psycho III is coming to Day of the Drags

A hit with drag racing fans and guaranteed to create excitement at any drag strip, Graeme and Wendy Cowin’s Psycho III will once again be appearing at Day Of The Drags on Sunday, March 29 at Sydney Dragway.…

Fast Racing Series breeding future talent

Perth Motorplex’s Fast Racing Series is a breeding ground for the skilled drag racers of the future and no more so than in Junior Dragster where kids from eight to 16 years old do battle in half scale dragsters.…

CMC Rocks kicks off massive 3 months at Willowbank

When the nation’s biggest country music festival gets underway at Willowbank Raceway this week (13-15 March), it will signal the beginning of an intense three months at the venue.…

Harvey looking to take on the world at Easter spectaclar

When New Zealand’s Rod Harvey hits the track at Willowbank Raceway on April 4 for the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event presented by Uplift Cranes and Titan Cranes, he will be doing so with the aim of taking on the world.…

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