Drag Racing News

Drag racers and burnout barons celebrated at Burswood on Swan

The WA drag racing and burnout communities gathered to congratulate the winners of their championship series on Saurday night at the beautiful Burswood on Swan venue, overlooking the river. Looking just as good as the venue were many of our racers – taking the opportunity to ditch the firesuit and don a tie – or…

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Grass roots greatness on the drag strip

Although the Perth Motorplex drag strip can be home to amazing 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters that reach 500kmh in under five seconds it is also a great place for people to take their every day street cars and bikes. The annual Kwinana Performance Holden vs Ford on Anzac Day was the first example of…

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Nostalgias rates highly among old school fans

The Perth Motorplex Nostalgias will go down as one of the best old school events yet held in Western Australia with a great turnout of cars and spectators on a brilliant April day. It started early with the Cranksters swap meet offering all manner of gear up for sale, from whole cars, to superchargers, to…

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Return of the Flathead Express

Steve McGuinness has made his comeback just in time for the Nostalgias this weekend at Perth Motorplex, racing his newly built Flathead Express II front engine dragster. McGuinness made the Flathead Express name his own throughout the early 2000s but the latest version is a real hot rod, a lightweight, cut back rail with an…

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Season finale washed out

Well it has to be said we have been pretty lucky when it comes to our drag racing track championship and the weather, but Mother Nature had some other ideas on April 11. It was a stop and start kind of day as the rain came down, the track was dried and the racing begun…

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Wroe siblings go for gold

The Wroe siblings have made a big impression on Super Street this season with their three car team, all in the familiar yellow colours of Thornlie Automotives – and two of them have a shot at the Super Street championship this Saturday at the WA Grand Final, the last major drag racing event of the…

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Cadillac limo aims for world record attempt at Nostalgias

The Nostalgias at Perth Motorplex will see a wacky attempt at a Guinness World Record when Chris Boucher aims to make his 1953 Cadillac the quickest stretched limousine over a quartermile. Like many good ideas, Boucher said his journey with the six metre long, Merlin big block-equipped limo began with ‘drinking beer and looking at…

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Allen, McClure on hunt for first titles

The WA Grand Final could see several first time championship winners this Saturday night and hoping to join that lucky group are Modified Bike racer Brett Allen and Junior Dragster driver Connor McClure. Allen is set for a last round brawl with Justin Townson and Darrin McDonald, but has his eye just as much on…

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