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Reliability and reactions key for Fuchs Monaro

John Zappia might have emerged as the winner of the Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex several weeks ago but it came at a cost with bent rods on two separate runs and a close challenge from Scott MacLean. Since then, the team has been hard at work on the Fuchs Monaro, developing ways to keep the engine in…

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Small steps planned for MacLean’s Westernationals

After a positive event last time out in the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Series, Scott MacLean and team will be aiming to consolidate their gains at the Westernationals in Perth this Saturday and Sunday. While he scored a runner up at the Goldenstates just a few weeks ago, MacLean knows that a team can easily lose…

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Team Bray Racing making the 10,000km journey west

When Team Bray racer Ben Bray spends his birthday (March 2nd) flying to Perth, he will be flying over the heads of Team Bray members Andrew ‘Andy’ Gault and Bernie who will be driving TBR’s Gulf Western Oil Transporter across the Nullarbor in time for the Westernationals this weekend at Perth Motorplex. For Andy, this…

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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. And speaking of excitement, Sydney racer Frank Mamone is coming over in his Plymouth Cuda to have a crack at the big boys. Mamone earned legendary status with his wild mid-track wheel stands in…

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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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