VW Night big on fun for FTWAW

The first theme night for Formula Tech Whoop Ass Wednesday drew out a passionate group of Volkswagen racers with everything from 12 second hatchbacks to 20 second Kombi vans getting down the track! It was one of the most fun Wednesday nights of the season so far with all variety of automotive creatures out on track.…

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Fast Racing Series breeding future talent

Perth Motorplex’s Fast Racing Series is a breeding ground for the skilled drag racers of the future and no more so than in Junior Dragster where kids from eight to 16 years old do battle in half scale dragsters. WA’s Naylor family has been part of the Junior Dragster scene for longer than most, with…

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Washpod Nitro Max pushes the limits on day two

So…much…nitro. There’s nothing like a fuel that is actually a liquid explosive to liven up your jalopy, or make it do some 500kmh down a drag strip! Perth Motorplex bore witness to a second great day of racing at Washpod Nitro Max, with the Top Fuel dragsters and Top Fuel Motorcycles duking it out in…

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Wash, rinse, repeat – can we do that again?

Day one of Washpod Nitro Max served up a helping of nitro as good as anything ever seen in Western Australia as Top Fuel dragsters and Top Fuel Motorcycles cut loose in ANDRA championship drag racing. Seasoned observers left Perth Motorplex saying it was one of the best nights of Top Fuel they had ever…

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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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