John Cannuli going for back to back championships

For the Top Alcohol category, the Westernationals will be their second opportunity to gain valuable points in the 2016/17 ANDRA Drag Racing Series. At the 51st Australian Nationals in January, current ANDRA champion John Cannuli dominated the field in his new Top Alcohol Funny Car. The Queenslander defeated Brian Lockman in the final and picked…

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Super Stock champ Fardella can’t stop now

It’s a given that when you win something, you want to have another crack at it. Be it a scratch and win ticket, poker machine or winning a championship. In the case of current ANDRA Super Stock Champion Kim Fardella, he’s decided to have another go this season. “Winning the ANDRA Super Stock Championship was…

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Golden performances at the 42nd Goldenstates

There were no surprises in the winning driver for the Goldenstates drag racing at Perth Motorplex on Saturday, but there were some raised eyebrows around just how hard he was pushed by his competition. John Zappia yet again reigned supreme in Top Doorslammer but faced some close competition from the Northern Territory’s Scott MacLean. With…

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Just like the old days for Upton

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. Upton, or the ‘White Knight’ as he is known for obvious reasons, remembers well the days when the Harley boys ruled because they always…

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O’Rourke back ‘home’ for Goldenstates

Grant and Debbie O’Rourke have arrived in Perth ahead of this weekend’s Goldenstates event at Perth Motorplex ready to tackle the Top Doorslammer bracket. Western Australia is the home-state of both Grant and Debbie, who now reside in Brisbane and have driven non-stop since Friday evening to arrive in Perth by Monday morning ready to…

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Fenech focused on set up ahead of Goldenstates

Sam Fenech will have his TheAppShop Camaro in Western Australia for the first time this weekend as he contests the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship at the Goldenstates. Fenech is a former Australian Outlaw 10.5 Champion who has changed his focus to the wild world of Top Doorslammers recently, travelling as far afield as Darwin and…

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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. Despite being a relative nitro rookie, Muscat has quickly become one of the…

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MacLean ready to make Motorplex moves

The Northern Territory’s Scott MacLean is en route to Western Australia for the second outing of his brand new super team. MacLean will be competing at both the Goldenstates this Friday and Saturday and the Westernationals on March 5 and 6 at Perth Motorplex. MacLean recently raced his brand new Holden Monaro Top Doorslammer for…

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Aeroflow nitro a big show

Perth Motorplex played host to one of its largest ever crowds on Saturday night for the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars. With 12 nitro burners competing for the win across three rounds, the 10,000-strong audience was treated to some epic racing with Sydney’s Rick Gauci taking the win in the Nitro Express Chev. The action…

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Nitro Knight Jay Upton returns to the track

One of the legends of WA drag racing makes a return this Saturday at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event, as the ‘White Knight’ Jay Upton brings his nitro Top Fuel Motorcycle back to Perth Motorplex. Upton has been missing in action for several years now as he took a break to concentrate on…

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