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RACERS UNITE IN SYDNEY TO PUT ON SHOW FOR SAM

Australia’s best drag racers are uniting to race their cars and remember the incredible life of Sam Fenech at the upcoming Atlantic Oils Top Fuel Slam at Sydney Dragway (January 27/28).


Racer entries are maxed out for the event, with seven 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters to headline an incredible line-up including ADRC Top Doorslammer, Top Alcohol and Pro Mod, Australia’s best sportsman racers, burnouts, and fireworks in what is set to be a true celebration of Sam and the sport he loved.

While entries are sold out with well over 200 race teams signed up, spectator tickets are still available but are selling fast as prices have been slashed to make this special celebration as accessible as possible.


“The entire drag racing community is devastated at the passing of Sam Fenech, so together with Burson Auto Parts and Atlantic Oils, we wanted to make this Australia Day weekend event an opportunity for the racing community to really come together,” Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship and Atlantic Oils Top Fuel Slam promoter, Nathan Prendergast, said.


“Free-of-charge competitor entry and drastically reduced spectator ticketing have been introduced to make sure this event is as accessible as possible so we can fill Sydney Dragway and appropriately pay our respects to one of the greats of the drag racing scene.

“The response has been phenomenal with entries now sold out and spectator tickets flying out the door.


“Together, we will ensure that January 27 and 28 is a fitting tribute to Sam with exciting drag racing action and a number of special moments in his honour as we remember him in a way that would make him smile – at the track, racing with friends.”


Amongst the incredible pool of drag racing talent lining up for the Atlantic Oil Top Fuel Slam will be US drag racing star, Larry Dixon, who will drive the third Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel Dragster for round four of the 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship.

Dixon will be part of a seven-strong Top Fuel field, which will headline an action-packed racing line up featuring the Australian Drag Racing Championship’s Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Top Alcohol, Pro Mod, and Atlantic Oils Pro Stock categories.


Also on-track will be the popular sportsman categories of SuperComp, Atlantic Oils Supercharged Outlaws, Top Sportsman, Super Gas, Competition Bike, Modified, Modified Bike, Super Sedan, Super Street and Junior Dragster, as well as the always popular burnouts and fireworks shows.


Tickets are available online now from $25 for adults and $60 for a family of four (2 x adults and 2 x 11-16yo), while entry for kids aged 10 years and under are free. Go to www.topfuelchampionship.com.au for the full details.

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