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Australia’s fastest and wildest racers will soon be on their way to Western Australia’s Perth Motorplex as the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship and the Australian Drag Racing Championships get ready to put on a show at the 48th annual Goldenstates across November 11 and 12.

Six 12,000+hp nitro-powered Top Fuel Dragsters will be joined by a field of the popular ADRC Top Doorslammers and ADRC Top Fuel Motorcycle racers alongside plenty of other impressive vehicles of all shapes and sizes from the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and WA Drag Racing Championships.

Upping the ante even further is the fact that the event will host not only intense battles for victory in round three of the 2022/2023 Top Fuel, ADRC Top Doorslammer and ADRC Top Fuel Motorcycle titles, but also the postponed Top Fuel and Top Doorslammer finals from the previous round in Alice Springs after that event was brought to a premature close.

This means WA race fans are guaranteed absolutely intense racing from start to finish, with the second qualifying run to be held on Friday evening for both Top Fuel and Top Doorslammer to double as the Alice Springs A and B Finals.

“The race fans of Western Australia are in for an absolute treat on November 11 and 12,” Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship and ADRC promoter, Andy Lopez, said.

“The Perth Motorplex is an absolutely fantastic facility and a perfect venue for showcasing the raw power and mind-blowing spectacle of Top Fuel, ADRC Top Doorslammer and ADRC Top Fuel Motorcycle.

“Local heroes will take on interstate challengers in what is guaranteed to be an absolutely wild show over two big nights. With the second round of qualifying on Friday night also hosting the finals from Alice Springs for Top Fuel and Top Doorslammer, the intensity is going to be through the roof.

“The Goldenstates is one of the biggest events on the WA motorsport calendar and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of what is set to be an epic show at the Motorplex next weekend.”

Taking to the track will be all of the superstars of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship, including two-time and reigning champion Peter Xiberras, former champions Phil Lamattina, Phil Read, Damien Harris and Wayne Newby, and series newcomer Shane Olive, who secured his first Top Fuel win during last season’s round four.

Also set to impress are eleven-time Doorslammer champion John Zappia, Round 01 ADRC Top Doorslammer winner Kelvin Lyle, last year’s Goldenstates winner Stuart Moresby, and defending ADRC title winner Daniel Gregorini.

On two wheels, Top Fuel Motorcycle will be headlined by big names such as Round 01 ADRC Top Fuel Motorcycle winner Rob Cassar, local heroes Mark Drew and Jay Upton, and the world’s fastest amputee, Benny Stevens.

The Goldenstates will be held across November 11 and 12. For full event information, schedules and more, go to

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