Drag racing’s horsepower couple

A husband and wife team are proving to be two of the drag racing leaders in Western Australia, getting their thrills with thousands of horsepower. Sharon Sheehan is the current leader of the WA Top Comp series, the premier domestic class for the State while her husband Mark will be racing his Nitro Funny Car…

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X Trial display adds flair to Nitro Slam

The precision world of moto trials will be on display at Perth Motorplex as part of Nitro Slam with a three part exhibition from the Nolan Brothers throughout the night. The first display will be a BMX trial demo at 5.40pm as a curtain raiser, but don’t miss their night time shows including the awesome…

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Lewis and Johns alter their perspective

Ralph Lewis has been enjoying much success with his Ford Mustang in Super Comp recently but he is going to take on a new challenge at Nitro Slam this weekend. With Super Comp not scheduled, Lewis will be putting a spare motor into an altered owned by Rick Johns. In their words: “Rick had an idle car…

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Nitro Slam’s new contender revealed

The racer who will take on Mark ‘The Nitro Madman’ Sheehan at this Saturday’s Nitro Slam has been revealed with Matt Abel to step up to the plate in Rory Taylor’s new ‘Fun-da-mental’. The Camaro-bodied Nitro Funny Car marks a new phase for Taylor and his well known Speed Torque business, with hopes that he…

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Brothers go one-two in Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings

Brad Maiolo won his second straight Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings title at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, claiming the 40-lap Sprintcar feature race from brother Jamie, with Lee Nash third. Brad started on the front row next to Jason Kendrick in the unique race that featured an infield pitstop after the first 20…

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Hot foot Danny Porter arrives into Perth

The Northern Territory’s Danny Porter is coming westward to the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings with ambition that not even a burned up leg can stop. Porter was racing at the NT Titles in August and had just finished in third place when his Sprintcar burst into flames, delivering some pretty nasty burns to…

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Strategy vital to be crowned King

One of the most unique speedway races in WA is coming this Saturday with the running of the Scardifields Smash Repair King of Wings at Perth Motorplex. The 40-lap Sprintcar epic is an endurance test for drivers but it comes with a pit stop at the 20 lap mark. There teams will have the opportunity…

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Perth Motorplex to run Racer Appreciation Day as part of Nitro Slam

Perth Motorplex will be thanking its amazing drag racers at the Nitro Slam on December 3 with the introduction of a Racer Appreciation Day. All competitors who enter online will receive an additional two passes to the event in addition to their regular crew allocation. We hope that they can use these passes to introduce somebody new to…

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Ellement ready for King of Wings

In his return to sprintcar racing last year Ben Ellement went close on a number of occasions to winning feature races. Unfortunately the script didn’t play out the way Ellement intended it and history shows that on most of those occasions he posted a painful DNF. But the start to the 2016-17 season has been…

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Perth Motorplex secures corporate support

Perth Motorplex has welcomed two new sponsors to the fold, the first since VenuesWest took over as interim operator on 1 July 2016. Caltex and All Flags Signs and Banners have committed to the Kwinana Beach venue with Caltex entering its first official partnership with VenuesWest. All Flags Signs and Banners are expanding their current…

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