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WAYNE NEWBY AND MOTHER NATURE REIGN SUPREME AT AUSTRALIA DAY NATIONALS

LARRY DIXON TO JOIN SANTO RAPISARDA’S AWESOME FOURSOME IN AUSTRALIA

 

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.

JUSTIN WALSHE CLAIMS AUSSIE FUNNY CAR WIN AND DOORSLAMMER LEGEND DISQUALIFIED AT FESTIVAL STATE NATIONALS.

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.”

NITRO FUNNY CARS TO KICKSTART 2024 AUSSIE SEASON

AUSSIE DRAG CALENDAR UNDERGOES MAJOR RESHUFFLE IN 2024

 

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.

AUSSIE DRAG WORLD IN MOURNING OVER THE LOSS OF MARIE BRAY

 

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.

AUSSIE TOP FUEL MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

 

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.

NEW ZEALANDER MORICE MCMILLIN TAKES AUSSIE FC VICTORY AT PERTH MOTORPLEX

 

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.

AUSSIE FUNNY CAR CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE TO HEAT UP AT GOLDENSTATES MEETING.

AUSSIE TOP FUEL RACER SHANE OLIVE ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL COURTESY OF RAPISARDA AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL.

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.

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