Wear orange and Salute the General this Saturday

‘The General’ John Day is the very definition of a speedway icon. There would be few motorsport fans in Western Australia who could recall a time when the iconic orange utes haven’t been a part of speedway racing in Perth. This Saturday night’s Salute the General event will be the first commemoration of John Day…

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Two return for Super Sedan at the Nitro Slam

Two Super Sedans popular with race fans will be back at Perth Motorplex this weekend for the Nitro Slam. ‘Leapin’ Leigh Fallon will have his familiar Ford ute back on track, though it isn’t his anymore. Fallon sold the car last season but he has been helping the new owner put in a new engine…

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Learmonth refreshed for return

Race fans at Perth Motorplex will get a taste of Pro Stock Motorcycle action at the Nitro Slam thanks to Ryan Learmonth and Tony Hinkley, who will be getting in some testing time in Competition Bike. Learmonth is eager to go after giving his Suzuki some attention during the off season. “We have completely stripped…

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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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