300mph mo must go for Chuck!

Veteran jet dragster driver Chuck Haynes has been no stranger to high speed shenanigans, with the Billings, Montana driver having raced around the world for decades. Even the 300mph barrier (482kph) has been a common achievement for Haynes, that is until recently. The driver of ‘Volcano’ admits there has been a monkey on his back…

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Panagopoulos in peak form

Nick Panagopoulos has that winning feeling at the moment and he hopes it is going to continue into the Night of Fire at Perth Motorplex tomorrow night. Currently the equal points leader in Super Sedan with Yvette Gregg, he took his first victory at the Washpod WA Drag Racing Championships in November, an accomplishment he…

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Daughter aims to defeat dad

Rhiannon Allison is one of Australia’s fastest women, driving the Felicity Dragwell jet dragster. She will get a new experience for the Night of Fire however when she gets to race against her father Craig for the first time. The pair will be driving two of the four jet dragsters set to compete at the…

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Trade a Nitro Slam for a Night of Fire!

Following the weather affected Home Group WA Nitro Slam, patrons who attended the event on the Saturday are invited to bring their ticket to the Night of Fire on December 28 to get in for half price. It will be a great night featuring jet dragsters and fireworks, and hopefully this time the only thunder…

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The home of nitro and slammers!

The remainder of pro eliminations for the Home Group WA Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex are to be completed in February following a trying weekend with the weather – but there were plenty of highlights and fun along the way. The day opened with qualifying sessions for Pro Slammer and Top Bike as part of…

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400 Thunder washed out in the west

After two days of intense drag racing action, but also battles with the weather, the Home Group WA Nitro Slam was cut short by a late rain shower on Saturday night. With track temperature rapidly falling, the track was not able to be dried safely and the decision was made to bring an early end…

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Home Group WA Nitro Slam sets early pace before rain

The Home Group WA Nitro Slam produced some early 400 Thunder action before rain brought an early end to the night’s proceedings. We almost managed to get the second qualifying session of Pro Slammer in here at the Home Group WA Nitro Slam but unfortunately the rain started to fall. Racing will start again tomorrow at…

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O’Rourke aims for 402 at 400 Thunder

Ex-pat West Aussie Grant O’Rourke will take on a gauntlet of 14 other Pro Slammer competitors at the Perth Motorplex’s Home Group WA Nitro Slam event this weekend – but he has a personal target in mind. “We want to crack the 250 miles per hour (approx. 402kmh) barrier and every race meeting is an opportunity for us…

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Drew determined after Sydney drama

Mark Drew might have won the recent East Coast Nationals at Sydney Dragway but it came at a price, with the rider of the Perth Harley Davidson Top Bike sending his motor into flames. Drew is back to compete in this weekend’s Home Group WA Nitro Slam at Perth Motorplex as part of the second…

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