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Corbett smashes NZ record on Australia Day

Written by Gerald McDornan.

01272014---Kelly-Corbett-thumbChampion Australian drag racer, Kelly Corbett celebrated Australia Day in style by blasting out the quickest run ever by a four cylinder vehicle at New Zealand's 2014 V Four and Rotary Nationals presented by NAC Insurance, held at Fram Autolite Dragway, near Auckland, yesterday.

Driving the Jett Racing Datsun ute, Corbett stormed to a 7.14 at a shut-off 178mph and set a new performance standard for the NZ Sport Compact class.

VIDEO - Crampton fifth quickest in testing

Written by Gerald McDornan.

01192014---Crampton-120Australian NHRA Top Fuel rookie, Richie Crampton ended the second official day of the Pro Warm Up at Palm Beach International Raceway, Florida, fifth quickest of the 10 cars in attendance.

After smoking and shaking the tyres yesterday, Crampton stepped up to a 3.808/323.97 in the Geico/Lucasi Oil Products Top Fuel dragster in the first session – only Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Shawn Langdon and Spencer Massey quicker.

VIDEO - Anthony Marsh closes in on first NZ 4

Written by Gerald McDornan.

01142014---Marsh-NZ-120Anthony Marsh has lowered New Zealand's Top Fuel performance mark, with a 5.089-second/272.89mph blast in his Mount Shop dragster at the United Oils Shootout at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere, on the weekend, while Wayne Yearbury also set new standards for Kiwi Top Doorslammers.

IMAGES and VIDEO from Meremere including Reece Fish's spectular testing explosion and Marsh's record-setting run.

Richie Crampton Completes First MLR Test

Written by Lachlan Mansell.

01232014---Crampton-test thumbAustralian Rookie Top Fuel pilot Richie Crampton has completed his first official test in the 8,000-horsepower GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster.

Crampton and the Morgan Lucas Racing team made a total of 24 runs at West Palm Beach, Florida last week ahead of the 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals, 6-9 February in Pomona.

TF Champ Langdon's '14 Al-Anabi car breaks cover

Written by Gerald McDornan.

01152014---Langdon-livery-thumbShawn Langdon's new look for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Series has been revealed with the reigning Top Fuel World Champion and Al-Anabi team-mate, Khalid alBalooshi unveiling their cars in Florida overnight.

Enders makes Elite switch for 2014

Written by Gerald McDornan.

11222013---Erica-Enders-thumbErica Enders-Stevens has made a surprise but not understandable move to Elite Motorsports for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – the switch coming with Elite team owner Richard Freeman confirming a full-time drive for the six-time NHRA winner.