by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2024-01-31 08:19
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2024-01-18 21:43
Three-time NHRA champion Larry Dixon will race for Rapisarda Autosport International alongside Aussie teammates Damien Harris, Wayne Newby, and Shane Olive at the Australia Day Nationals at Sydney Dragway, January 26 - 27.
The decision by the legendary team owner to run four cars is a significant boost to the event that will see a capacity field of eight for the first time in recent memory.
The last time the family team ran four cars was at the East Coast Nationals in November 2015, where Newby and Harris were joined by NHRA stars, Cory McClenathan and Dom Lagana. Cory Mac defeated local Darren Morgan in the final after downing Lagana in the semifinal.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2024-01-17 21:27
Justin Walshe scored his second win of the 2023-2024 NDRC Nitro Funny car season after taking a holeshot victory over last-round winner Morice McMillin in the A-Final of the inaugural Festival State Nationals, Jan 13-14.
“I cut a .002 tree,” said Walshe. “I was aiming for a 040; sometimes, I flirt with it a bit too much. 002 I’ll take it. I could hear Morice out the side window but kept my foot into it and got there first.”
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2024-01-11 11:27
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Sat, 2023-12-23 11:49
The NDRC has announced changes to the 2023-2024 calendar season for the Aeroflow Funny Car series, which includes date changes, the introduction of a one-day meeting format and an overhaul of the Sportsman calendar to be phased in from the Willowbank Raceway meeting, February 16-17.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Sat, 2023-12-09 06:33
The close-knit Australian drag racing community is mourning the passing of Marie Bray, the matriarch of Team Bray Racing, who passed away after a long illness at age 65.
Marie was the wife of Victor Bray, a pioneer and legendary figure in the Top Doorslammer ranks who was inducted into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2023.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2023-11-29 11:34
Round two of the 2023-2024 NDRC Top Fuel championship scheduled for December 2 at Sydney Dragway has been rescheduled due to the forecast of rain on the day.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia; Photos by High Octane Mon, 2023-11-27 17:26
Morice McMillin has bounced back from finishing fifth of six starters at the previous round of the NDRC championship to score the easiest of wins when series leader Justin Walshe was pushed off the startline in the A-Final of the Goldenstates from Perth Motorplex, November 25.
Teammate Brandon Gosbell claimed the win in the B-Final against local star Anthony Begley. Adam Murrihy, on a solo, scrapped the wall and ended in the gravel trap in the C-Final.
With only five entries, the Top qualifying spot came with the bonus of a bye in round one.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Fri, 2023-11-24 14:27
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2023-11-23 09:45
Shane Olive, sidelined when Lamattina Top Fuel Racing cut back to a single entry for the 2023-2024 season, has been thrown a lifeline when team owner Santo Rapisarda decided to enter a third car at the Christmas Showdown meeting, at Sydney Dragway, December 2.
Rapisarda’s gesture will ensure there will be six entries in Top Fuel.