RESPECTED AUSSIE JOURNALIST DOIG JOINS COMPETITIONPLUS.COM TEAM
Australian drag racing has been a staple of CompetitionPlus.com's editorial package since the popular e-zine launched in 1999.
Today, CompetitionPlus.com added to its Down Under package by bringing longtime respected journalist John Doig into its staff to serve as Australian correspondent.
"John Doig has every quality we look for in a CompetitionPlus.com reporter," said Bobby Bennett, Publisher/Editor. "He is a respected journalist who just like us, seeks the truth in his reporting and delivers a high level of credibility in his reports. We are honored to have John as part of our family."
“Bobby Bennett and I have been talking for some time about working together,” said Doig. "When he was in Australia for the Winternationals we sat down to see how we could work together and ramp up Competition Plus coverage of the local drag scene. CompetitionPlus.com has a massive following in Australia, and I’m excited to be part of the team.”
A regular on the NHRA Mello Yello series over the past decade Doig has worked for many of the largest motor publications in Australia including Street Machine, Auto Action and V8X, and is the author of the best selling book, Quarter mile - An oral history of Australian Drag Racing.
“The sport, in the last couple of years, has been in the doldrums. However, the organizers behind ANDRA and the 400 Thunder have begun to work together, and that must be to the benefit of racing in this country. The plan is to make Competition Plus the must-read/go to Internet site for all the latest drag news coming out of Australia.”
CompetitionPlus.com was one of the first Internet-based drag racing magazines to launch in the United States, and over the years grew into a trusted source for news from the straight-line sport. What began as a single electronic magazine has now expanded to three more titles including CompetitionPlus.tv, SportsmanDragRacer.com (CompetitionPlus Sportsman) and CircleTrackPlus.com).
Plans call for a dedicated Australian drag racing online magazine in the future, where Doig will be prominently involved.
"I love my American drag racing but Australian competition excites me just as much," Bennett said. "I look forward to my annual trips to Australia to cover their events and to get to share this excitement with the United States makes the experience even more incredible. I seek a day when Australian drag racing news can be common in the United States, as it is down there."