Coles gets mad

The West Australian-based ‘Nitro Madness’ funny car to be piloted by young Darwin hot-shoe Nathan Coles at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars drag racing event on January 7. Coles didn’t have to be asked twice to make the trip when asked about the opportunity to race the Michael Brooks-owned Camaro in WA. An accomplished…

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Second generation Begley goes nitro

Seeing a Nitro Funny Car with the name Begley on the side of it is nothing new at Perth Motorplex. West Aussie Anthony Begley has completed many passes at the Kwinana facility and finished on the podium at last year’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event. On January 7, Anthony won’t be the only Begley on nitro however…

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Leahy goes pro at nitro show

Canberra’s Josh Leahy will be stepping up to nitro competition for the first time in Perth at this Saturday’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event at Perth Motorplex. Leahy is more well known for keeping crowds entertained with 160kmh wheelies as the driver of the Nitro Sheriff wheelstander, an exhibition car that follows the series…

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Discovery Parks Woodman Point supports Super Street

Discovery Parks Woodman Point has joined Perth Motorplex to support the Super Street bracket as part of the WA Drag Racing Championship Series. With their beautiful park on Woodman Point, just ten minutes north of Perth Motorplex, Discovery Parks Woodman Point is a great place to stay for events. For race teams seeking accommodation, Woodman…

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Haynes jets to quickest time at Night of Fire

American Chuck Haynes might still have his 300mph moustache in tact, but it is looking more and more in danger with each run he makes. Haynes went 293mph (472kmh) on Boxing Day at Perth Motorplex during a 5.47sec pass, the quickest of the event. While Haynes is no stranger to 300mph runs, additional safety equipment…

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USA’s best arrive in the West

The USA vs WA Sprintcar Speedweek returns for the first time in ten years next week with American stars Brian Brown and Dominic Scelzi set to take on a quality field of Australian drivers at Perth Motorplex and Bunbury Speedway. Brown, 37, is regarded as one of the best drivers in the USA, with his…

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Second gen jet

The international Boxing Day Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex will provide a big stage for second generation jet drag racer Daniel Miocevich to make his competition debut. Daniel is the son of Gary Miocevich, who drove the infamous Jet Truck in the days of Ravenswood Raceway and was responsible for much of the building…

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Two return for Super Sedan at the Nitro Slam

Two Super Sedans popular with race fans will be back at Perth Motorplex this weekend for the Nitro Slam. ‘Leapin’ Leigh Fallon will have his familiar Ford ute back on track, though it isn’t his anymore. Fallon sold the car last season but he has been helping the new owner put in a new engine…

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Learmonth refreshed for return

Race fans at Perth Motorplex will get a taste of Pro Stock Motorcycle action at the Nitro Slam thanks to Ryan Learmonth and Tony Hinkley, who will be getting in some testing time in Competition Bike. Learmonth is eager to go after giving his Suzuki some attention during the off season. “We have completely stripped…

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Drag racing’s horsepower couple

A husband and wife team are proving to be two of the drag racing leaders in Western Australia, getting their thrills with thousands of horsepower. Sharon Sheehan is the current leader of the WA Top Comp series, the premier domestic class for the State while her husband Mark will be racing his Nitro Funny Car…

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