The American star will headline Australia’s Top Fuel Championship

Larry Dixon will be in action for Rapisarda Autosport International

Sydney Dragway comes alive with nitro thunder this Friday and Saturday as the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship hits the Strip for the first time in 2022.

Two massive days and nights of quarter-mile action will each culminate in the fastest accelerating cars on the planet – Top Fuel Dragsters.

Five of Australia’s top drivers will be joined by American drag racing star Larry Dixon, who will take to the track five times in an off-road format.

All of Australia’s current Top Fuel teams (Rapisarda Autosport International, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing, PremiAir Racing and Jim Read Racing) will be represented, with RAI and LTFR fielding two cars each.

New Aussie nitro rider Shane Olive of LTFR will make his Top Fuel competition debut at the event after recently earning his license in Sydney.

Facing some of the country’s most experienced dragsters, Olive will have it all this Friday and Saturday, especially as her competition now features one of the most decorated drag racers in the discipline.

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Dixon is bound for Sydney and ready to race for Rapisarda Autosport International alongside teammate Wayne Newby.

Announced to his global Top Fuel fan base on Tuesday morning, Dixon was excited about the opportunity to return to racing on Australian soil.


“I have excellent news. I will be racing this weekend at Sydney Dragway for the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship,” he said.

“It will be great to catch up with my friends from the Rapisarda team, so make sure you come to Sydney Dragway and meet me this Friday and Saturday.”

More than 120 racing teams join Top Fuel, including the fastest sedans in the country – Pro Mod – whose turbocharged engines of more than 4,000 horsepower accelerate them to over 400 km / h in less than six seconds, and Top Bike – bold nitro-fueled devils on two wheels.

Also featured will be the FMX antics of Freestyle Kings, party tunes from a live DJ, a fireworks show, slide shenanigans from Drift Racing Industries, plus some of the toughest burnout beasts which will close the party on Saturday. .

Tickets for round one of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship are available now.

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