Begley family ready for new rides

Anthony Begley and daughter Emma will both be driving unfamiliar vehicles, at least in the confines of Perth Motorplex, for Washpod Nitro Max on February 28 and March 1 with Anthony making his first appearance in Top Fuel in WA while Emma makes her debut in Super Street. Anthony will be in the seat of…

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Sheehan escalates Top Fuel arms race

The ANDRA Top Fuel Championship gets underway at Perth Motorplex this weekend when the ANDRA Drag Racing Series returns for Washpod Nitro Max February 28 – March 1. One of the combatants will be local Vines resident Mark Sheehan in his brand new Morgan Lucas Racing built dragster, sporting the first canopy seen over the cockpit…

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Lamattina brothers double up for Washpod Nitro Max

The Lamattina family aren’t ones to rest on their laurels, be it on their carrot farm in Victoria or in their Top Fuel racing operation. Last season saw the team add a second car on a more regular basis with youngest brother John doing the driving. While teams in America will often promote the benefits…

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Damien Harris: It’s all about the championship

Rapisarda Autosport International have long been one of the most impressive teams in Australian drag racing, but a national Top Fuel championship has not come their way since Steve Read won one for the team in 2002. Fast forward 12 years and the team is now vastly more experienced, having made a big impact in…

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Nostalgias to return on April 19!

Hot rod heaven will be Perth Motorplex on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when the Perth Motorplex Nostalgias come to town. The date has now been moved into April to avoid a clash with the V8 Supercars at Barbagallo Raceway and the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway and give as many people as possible the chance…

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The newbie who’s a veteran

Wayne Newby is in rookie territory. That might sound strange for someone who has been drag racing for over two decades, but when it comes to nitro there is always a steep learning curve.

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Westernats – Besternats!

The 44th annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex was like a snowball rolling down a hillside – an odd comparison to draw on such a hot and humid weekend but the more the event rolled on the more immense it became! So let’s start from the top…Top Doorslammer that is. John Zappia continued the domination of…

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Zappia and Matheson SLAM the opposition

The Home Group WA Nitro Slam was the biggest show so far this season at the Perth Motorplex drag strip as a capacity crowd rolled in on Saturday night to witness an impressive evening of racing courtesy of the best racers from WA and around the country. After all the headlines of Friday night, John…

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A nitro slamming night of drag strip drama

How do you describe night one of Home Group WA Nitro Slam? Record setting? Drama filled? Sheer motortainment is what it was! Let’s start with the numbers because there were some big ones. Arguably one of the greatest runs in the history of Perth Motorplex was made by John Zappia when he reeled off a…

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Nitro newbie claims underdog status

When it comes to the unpredictable world of nitro motorcycle drag racing, being consistent can be just as important as smashing out six second times and 200mph plus top end speeds. Les Holden is hoping that theory will work out for him with his debut in the ANDRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship as part of…

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