by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2023-10-18 11:27
"Move over, dad" could be the mantra from Kurtis Read, son of three-time Aussie Top Fuel champ Phil Read and grandson of the legendary Jim Read, one of the all-time greats in Australian drag racing.
The 22-year-old Read, an ex-go-kart racer, recently made his drag racing debut in Supercharged Outlaw. He top qualified and under the all-run format, advanced to the final and claimed victory with a 6.59/209 mph.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2023-10-05 14:00
NHRA veteran Tommy Johnson Jr. will make a guest appearance at the opening round of the National Drag Racing Nitro Funny Car championship at Sydney Dragway on October 27-28.
"I'm so excited to be coming back to Australia to race in the Aeroflow Funny Car Series,” said Johnson.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlusAustralia Wed, 2023-09-27 21:43
Western Australian Kyle Putland will unveil a new set of wheels at the opening round of the 2023-2024 National Drag Racing Championship on October 21-22.
Putland has taken delivery of a Bill Miller-owned Top Fuel car that NHRA veteran Troy Buff raced.
Questioned how someone who races in Western Australia buys a Top fuel car from an American team owner in Reno, Nevada, 9310 miles away, Putland explained.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2023-08-30 07:21
By John Doig, CompetitionPlusAustralia Sun, 2023-08-27 20:09
Leading Australian Doorslammer team Fabietti Racing will return to the track for the first time since the crash that claimed the life of their much-loved driver Sam Fenech at Willowbank Raceway in January 2023.
The team has refurbished their championship-winning Holden Monaro, raced by Mark Belleri, which landed their maiden Australian Slammer title in 2017. Fenech also ran the same car before updating to a factory-backed Chevrolet Camaro for the 2022-2023 season.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2023-08-23 17:01
Burson Auto Parts, one of the leading players in the supply of parts, tools and equipment for the Australian automotive industry, has called time on their sponsorship of the Australian Top Fuel Championship.
The company has been naming rights sponsor for the ATF series since the launch of the championship in 2022.
“The past two years of Burson Auto Parts playing a major part in the Australian Top Fuel Championship has been both exciting and rewarding,” said Fiona Gotas, Group Marketing and Communications Manager for Bapcor Trade, owner of Burson Auto Parts.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2023-07-27 17:03
Reigning Australian Top Doorslammer champion, Kelvin Lyle, has announced his retirement.
The decision comes in the aftermath of a high-speed crash in the final round of the 2022-23 season at Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, June 17.
Lyle suffered four broken ribs, bruising and abrasions and spent several days in an induced coma.
by Bobby Bennett Jr., CompetitionPlus Australia Mon, 2023-07-10 17:04
Damien Harris and the Rapisarda Autosport International team were awarded the prestigious Stan Sainty Cup as winners of the 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship in Darwin last June. Harris celebrated his third national Top Fuel win, having previously clinched the 2005 ANDRA Pro Series Top Fuel Championship and the 2016 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Mon, 2023-07-03 17:07
Australian Sportsman racers will face an abundance of riches with a 20-round season as part of an expanded Aeroflow Sportsman Championship for 2023-2024.
Three rounds will be held in conjunction with the Burson Auto Parts Top Fuel Championship and four will be partnered with the Nitro Funny Car series.
The additional 13 rounds will be stand-alone events primarily in regional venues.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Wed, 2023-06-28 17:19
IHRA Australia has imposed a maximum speed limit of 260 mph for all sedan type vehicles. Effective immediately.
The decision is primarily aimed at Pro Slammer and Pro Mod cars and is in response to a series of high-speed crashes over the just completed 2022-2023 season.