Drag Racing News

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…


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…


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…


Slammed but not set back

Sydney smash repairer Mark Belleri had to make the most of his trade following a wild ride recently but is ready to come back to Western Australia for the Home Group WA Nitro Slam this Friday and Saturday, part of the 400 Thunder Series. Belleri was up against Ben Bray in the semi finals of…


Sheehan all nitro, all the time

Mark Sheehan is making life hard on himself with two nitro cars to drive and wife Sharon’s 300kmh dragster to oversee all in one week at Perth Motorplex. Sheehan will be racing his Nitro Madman Funny Car against Anthony Begley in Chemical Warfare as part of the Home Group WA Nitro Slam, but as if…


400 Thunder Launches Sportsman Series

Six round 400 Thunder Sportsman Championship Series with the finals to be held at Australia’s biggest drag racing event, the Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway. Local IHRA rulebook due for release in near future – includes all existing class structures Sportsman Racing Commission to be formed to help guide Sportsman classes


Perth Motorplex to make complete switch to IHRA sanctioning for Drag Racing

Perth Motorplex makes complete switch to IHRA

The world-class Perth Motorplex will move to full International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioning from 1 December 2015.

The venue’s management will make the switch to the internationally renowned IHRA with long-term sustainability and growth at the forefront of its decision making process.