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Drags 2002 Sponsors


  Shire of East Pilbara
  WIN Television

BHP Billiton

Newman Tyre and Batteries

Newman Steel Metaland

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
Pilbara 4WD & Mine Services
Calmont Food Distributors
JRMS Services
Lawlers Transport

The wind blew and the

dust flew at the Newman Outback Drags 2002.

There were 63 entries in the seven race classes, racing head to head along the runway out at Newman airport. 

With cars and motorbikes coming from all over WA, from Albany to Wickham, the Newman Outback Drags 2002 was a fantastic spectator event.

Crowd favourites included the AA Modified Dragster from Perth, ‘Murray’s Law’ driven by Brian Murray, the 1941 Willy’s Coupe Street Rod driven by Mark Allen from Goomalling, and the gold AC Cobra driven by Rob Armstrong from Tom Price.

Well over 1000 spectators attended the Drags during the day, braving the wind and dust. The day proved too windy for the Dragster to reach full speed and deploy it’s parachute - it would have risked being blown over had the chute opened, but it was still a great spectator feature on the day.

The big winner of the day was Rob Armstrong with his gold AC Cobra. Rob won First place in the Open Class cars, the Dave Dewar Memorial Trophy for the fastest time recorded by a car over the 1/4 mile (11.94 seconds), and the ’Respect Yourself’ fastest speed of the day (203 km/hour).

2002 Drags Results

Buggy vs. Dragster at the 2002 Drags


Smokin' it up for the crowd


The Dun Rooten team from Northam