Sheehan tests the nitro waters

Western Australia’s Mark Sheehan comes into Coates Hire West Coast Nitro with a small advantage over the field, having spent Wednesday testing his 10,000 horsepower nitro-fuelled dragster at Perth Motorplex. The team recently moved from a five disc clutch to a six disc clutch, which should provide more adjustability down the track but does require…

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Learmonth has home track advantage

Western Australian Pro Bike rider Ryan Learmonth comes into the second round of the 400 Thunder championship at this weekend’s Coates Hire West Coast Nitro event with maximum confidence. The Wiseguy Racing Suzuki has its Star Racing USA-built motor back in the frame rails and Learmonth said the team has set their own bar high.…

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The power is real for Morgan

Darren Morgan says his AEG Top Fuel dragster is ‘made of power’, much like his sponsor’s slogan, but learning to manage that power is where the secret lies if he wants to win Coates Hire West Coast Nitro this weekend at Perth Motorplex. Morgan took a runner up spot at the last round of the…

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O’Rourke, Phillips reign at 45th Home Group WA Westernationals

The Pro Slammer king, John Zappia may have set a new national record at the Perth Motorplex last night, but Grant O’Rourke was ultimately crowned the Home Group WA Westernationals champion. Zappia had earlier made 400 Thunder history by posting the quickest ever pass in class history, a stunning – a 5.683-second run at 408.39km/h from…

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Priolo wins his first as Westernationals kicks off

Local underdog Pino Priolo finally broke through for his maiden 400 Thunder Pro Slammer victory at last night’s rescheduled Home Group WA Nitro Slam eliminations at the Perth Motorplex, which took place as part of the Home Group WA Westernationals. Priolo beat Sydney’s Mark Belleri with a 6.023-second/385.72kmh run from the Watson’s Express Transport ’37…

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Bring the family to the Westernationals

There will be lots of family fun at the 45th Annual Home Group WA Westernationals tonight and tomorrow at Perth Motorplex. The fun starts at the gate – remember to print off your Kids Free Ticket from the Perth Motorplex Facebook page. Be sure to print out one for each child and fill in your…

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Glassby Chasing Thirties at Westernationals

VEEM Gyro Pro Alcohol Funny Car driver Craig Glassby says he won’t be happy until he breaks into the 5.3 second zone ahead of Western Australia’s biggest drag racing event, the Home Group WA Westernationals on February 5 and 6.

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Gullotto soars into Competition contention

Moreno Gullotto will be bringing some turbocharged power into Competition Eliminator at the 45th Annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex, making a long awaited return in the family’s Toyota Soarer. Since last racing in 2014, the Soarer has been given upgrades in not just the engine department but also the chassis to ensure the horsepower does…

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