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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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X Trial display adds flair to Nitro Slam

The precision world of moto trials will be on display at Perth Motorplex as part of Nitro Slam with a three part exhibition from the Nolan Brothers throughout the night. The first display will be a BMX trial demo at 5.40pm as a curtain raiser, but don’t miss their night time shows including the awesome…

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Lewis and Johns alter their perspective

Ralph Lewis has been enjoying much success with his Ford Mustang in Super Comp recently but he is going to take on a new challenge at Nitro Slam this weekend. With Super Comp not scheduled, Lewis will be putting a spare motor into an altered owned by Rick Johns. In their words: “Rick had an idle car…

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Nitro Slam’s new contender revealed

The racer who will take on Mark ‘The Nitro Madman’ Sheehan at this Saturday’s Nitro Slam has been revealed with Matt Abel to step up to the plate in Rory Taylor’s new ‘Fun-da-mental’. The Camaro-bodied Nitro Funny Car marks a new phase for Taylor and his well known Speed Torque business, with hopes that he…

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