Newman Outback Drags

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Drags 2001 Sponsors

Shire of East Pilbara

Newman Tyre and Batteries

Newman Steel Metaland

JRMS Services

N. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning     

East Pilbara Machining

JSE Group      

True Value Hardware  

East Pilbara Panel Service

Toll Ipec


Savannah Engineering

Henry Walker Eltin
BP Whaleback
Ralph M Lee
Corefleet Hire
Pilbara 4WD & Mine Services
Calmont Food Distributors
BHP Billiton
Lawlers Transport
N. Vehicle Services
Cockburn Corefleet
Chicken Treat

The Drags are back in 2001!

Competitors from Newman, Tom Price, Hedland, Karratha and Paraburdoo put on a fine display of drag racing along the Newman airport runway.

The Newman Outback Drags follow the gap left by the Blue Light Drags which were held on Welsh Drive in Newman, between 1993 and 1999. The Blue Light Drags did not go ahead in 2000 due to safety concerns and insurance difficulties. The Drags were sorely missed in 2000.

Newman Mainstreet Project took on the challenge to reinstate the Drags, using the Newman airport as the new venue. The support from local businesses and the community was overwhelming, and the first Newman Outback Drags went ahead without a hitch. The weather was perfect and there were well over 1000 spectators.

An added attraction to the Outback Drags was the participation of ‘Tango 1’, the WA Police Service drag car. Tango 1 is not funded by the police service, but is funded entirely by sponsorship. The two officers who brought Tango 1 to Newman, David Wall and Anthony Pymm, did so in their own time.

Special thanks also to all of our enthusiastic committee members, and to Rod Evans, Brad Sorrell, Stretch, Nigel Weston, and to Sara and John Bennett.


2001 Drags Open Class Cars entries from Tom Price



Newman Street legal 6 cylinder entries



2001 Motorcycle entries