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2003 was our third year of drag racing in the Newman Outback Drags, held at Newman airport.

 

2003 saw the return of Tango 1, the WA Police Service drag car, and we were visited by Ian Stenlake and Rachel Beck who were recording a series for Postcards WA.

 

Racing was fast and furious, and entrants and spectators enjoyed a perfect day for drag racing.

 

Three lucky people won bids to ride as a passenger in Tango 1, and the WA Police road safety unit set up a hi-tech road safety display.

 

At the 2002 Drags, there were 58 entries, with around two thirds of entrants coming from outside Newman. Drivers came from as far away as Albany to compete in the event.

 

Many out-of-town entrants made a weekend of it, and stayed in Newman to enjoy other Fortescue Festival events.

 

Drags trophies are presented at the Fortescue Festival on the Sunday of Festival weekend (the day after the Drags event) at Capricorn Oval.

 

The Drags committee also run a 'Show and Shine' People's Choice event and a 'DB Soundoff' event at the Festival on the Sunday.  Cars and motorcycles entering these competitions are displayed on the Oval.

 

The 2001 Newman Outback Drags was the first Drag racing event held at the Newman airport.


38 drivers and riders entered the 2001 Drags event.

 

2001 Race classes included:

Open cars, Ladies Open cars, 8 cylinder cars, 4-6 cylinder cars,

Harleys and Other Motorcycles.

 

Photo Gallery

Newman Outback Drags 2003

Chunky smokes it up for the crowd

Ready to race at the Newman Outback Drags

Modified Harley entry from Perth

Goran Kotevski in his 1992 Nissan SR20 

Newman Outback Drags 2002

'Murphy's Law', a AA Modified Dragster

Open class cars came from all over WA to compete in the Newman Outback Drags 2002

Not to be left out, the 4 Wheel Drives in their own race class

Where it all began, with car entrants straight off the street

Newman Outback Drags 2001

Harley entries at the 2001 Newman Outback Drags

Two of the Ladies Open Cars entries, Keryn Green (front) and Lisa Mahnkoph, both from Tom Price

 

Drivers entered a draw for the chance to go head to head against Tango 1

 

 

Two popular vehicles from Tom Price were Alan Mahnkoph's  'blown' Holden ute and Rob Armstrong's gold Cobra