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Hambridge back in The Bandit for Perth

For this weekend’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event at the Perth Motorplex, Aaron Hambridge will be tuning and driving as the nitro guru makes a return to the cockpit of the iconic Trans-Am, The Bandit. Hambridge has recently been sharing tuning duties with team kingpin Graeme Cowin, with the duo splitting the field with…

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Who’s who and what’s what in the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars

Graeme Cowin is a legend of Australian drag racing, having competed for many years in Australia and the USA in Top Fuel dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars and this Saturday he brings his latest show to Perth Motorplex. While he has been very capable of performing at the highest levels of the sport, Cowin wanted…

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Jets, jumps and fireworks make for awesome night at Perth Motorplex

The Night of Fire delivered a fantastic evening of drag racing entertainment on Monday at Perth Motorplex, as a big crowd took in some awesome competition alongside the show of jet dragsters, freestyle motocross and fireworks. As far as the jet set went, it was Chuck Haynes’ night (above, right). Although the veteran American driver…

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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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