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DMR fired up for Winternationals

Added on June 9th, 2016 No Comments

Darren Morgan and his team are excited for this weekends Winternationals in Queensland, the 400 Thunder Series finale.

Morgan and crew arrived in Queensland on Monday and have been involved in numerous promotional activities.
Australian Minister for Foreign affairs Julie Bishop got a taste of Australian Drag Racing yesterday morning, when she sat in the Darren Morgan Racing AEG Top Fuel dragster for a start up.

The AEG Top Fuel Dragster was later featured on the Channel 10 Brisbane news last night at 5.30pm and 5.55pm for their live weather cross.

The Winternationals kicks off today, with Top Fuel running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Morgan is currently third place in the points, and is looking to secure first place at the event and reach maximum points to take out the championship.

This could potentially be Morgan’s fifth Top Fuel championship, and the first Top Fuel Championship of the 400 Thunder Series, both being an Australian first.

“I am looking forward to good weather, excellent competition and excellent racing,” Morgan said.

The AEG Top Fuel dragster has been consistent and fast all season, DMR tuner Ben Patterson is looking forward to putting down some fast passes.

“We have had a really good season, we ran our personal best in Perth,” Patterson said.

“We ran a 4.77 with the parachute out half track at the last event, which could of easily been in the 4.60s if the chute hadn’t come loose.”

Five other Top Fuel teams, and a total of 406 competitors in other brackets will join Morgan over the weekend.

The first qualifier is estimated for 5pm tomorrow night, two further qualifies on Saturday and racing on Sunday.

First round will be at 10am, semi finals at 2.25pm and the final at 4.52pm.

Those unable to see the action in person can stream the event online at http://400thunder.5stream.com

Head over to Darren Morgan’s Facebook page to keep up to date with how the team goes this weekend – www.facebook.com/TopFuel

DMR would like to thank major sponsors AEG Powertools and Shannons Insurance as well as all their associate sponsors.

 

Image supplied by Willowbank Raceway

Written by Caitlyn Morgan

DMR ready to rumble

DMR ready to rumble
Added on May 6th, 2016 No Comments

Darren Morgan Racing are pumped and ready to race at the Nitro Champs this Saturday after testing at Sydney Dragway yesterday.

Perfect weather provided a great atmosphere for the days testing where Morgan completed two passes.

Morgan and the team have been very busy over the past few weeks preparing for the Nitro Champs, as well as filming series three of Upper Middle Bogan.

“It was really important for us to test the car before this event, to ensure the dragster is ready to put down some numbers this Saturday,” Morgan said.

DMR will be debuting the new look of their prime mover, after its transformation over the past fortnight thanks to John Judd Industries and PPG.

The AEG Powertools Top Fuel Dragster will be joined along side six other Top Fuel teams.

The teams will be running a three round format.

Round one is scheduled for 3pm followed by the semi finals at 5.15pm and finals at 7.30pm.

“We are looking to pick up some important championship points this Saturday,” Morgan said.

Fans unable to make it to the event can stream the event live online for $5.00 from 10am http://400thunder.5stream.com

The 400 Thunder Series final will be the Winternationals to be held at Willowbank Raceway June 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 

Image supplied by Mark Cuffe

Written by Caitlyn Morgan

DMR sets track record at Adelaide International Raceway

DMR sets track record at Adelaide International Raceway
Added on April 18th, 2016 No Comments

 

Darren Morgan and his team joined Wayne Newby driving for Rapisarda International last weekend at Adelaide International Raceway where they match raced at the ANDRA Championship final.

A huge crowd filled the grand stands to almost capacity consisting of many new spectators to the sport as well as seasoned drag racing fans.

Fans were treated to side-by-side passes each day over 1000ft.

The two Top Fuel teams ran twice on the Saturday at 4pm and 8pm with Darren Morgan’s AEG Powertools dragster breaking the track record with a 4.11 at 275.9mph on the second pass.

“It was awesome for our crew and sponsors to break the track record,” Morgan said.

“The crowd were outstanding and really appreciative, which was fantastic,”

“It was great to see the venue was filled to almost capacity.”

South Australian residents were treated to their local Channel 7 weather news broadcast on Saturday night, live from the DMR pits.

On the Sunday racing fans got close and personal as the two teams performed their start up simultaneously in the pits to ‘bring back the blip’ before completing their final pass at 1.30pm.

Fans witnessed a remarkably close side-by-side pass with DMR running 4.16 seconds to Newbys 4.17 seconds.

DMR will next be competing at Sydney Dragway for the Nitro Champs, May 7.

To view photos and videos of the runs from the weekend head over to Darren Morgan’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TopFuel

Written by Caitlyn Morgan

Image supplied by Dennis Allen

 

 

 

DMR Top Fuel to be showcased in Adelaide

Added on April 3rd, 2016 No Comments

 

Darren Morgan and his team are heading to Adelaide this weekend for the ANDRA Championship Grand Final at Adelaide International Raceway.

The team recently returned to Mildura after competing at Willowbank Raceway over the Easter weekend.

The Santos Super 3 saw fantastic crowd numbers that were able to get hands on with the AEG Powertools interactive display.

Drag racing fans were given the unique opportunity to meet the stars of the sport and have photos with their heros and the coveted gold Christmas tree.

Following on from Santos Super 3, Darren Morgan Racing will be heading to Adelaide International Raceway for the ANDRA Championship Grand Finals, April 9 and 10.

DMR will be performing exhibition passes on both Saturday and Sunday along side Rapisarda Autosport’s Wayne Newby.

“We are excited to showcase Top Fuel at the Grand Finals,” Morgan said.

“It will be a great opportunity for those who haven’t seen Top Fuel before to see what we can do first hand.”

“Thank you to our sponsors, we couldn’t of made this happen without AEG Powertools and Shannons Insurance.”

ANDRA’s Competition Manager Brett Stevens said

“We are over the moon to have the four-time Australian champion back again and have him match racing with Wayne Newby, currently Australia’s quickest driver.”

“We are looking forward to a great show.”

Adelaide International Raceway have had a huge amount of help preparing for the event with over thirty volunteers from around the state working together.

For further information about the ANDRA Grand Finals visit www.adelaideraceway.com.au

Written by Caitlyn Morgan

Image supplied by High Octane Photos

DMR breaks personal best at Nitro Max

DMR breaks personal best at Nitro Max
Added on March 14th, 2016 No Comments

Perth Motorplex spectators were given a spectacular show last weekend at the Nitro Max 400 Thunder event with the quickest field of Top Fuel in Australian history.
 
Darren Morgan and his team performed flawlessly being the only team to record consistent four-second runs all weekend.   
 
With the event split into round three and four of the 400 Thunder Series, Morgan came into the first round as point’s leader.
 
Round three on Saturday saw DMR qualify second with a 4.77 at 486kph.
 
Morgan faced current Australian champion Damian Harris in the semi final, DMR ran 4.74 at 498kph to Harris’ 4.73.
 
In the B final Morgan raced Wayne Newby of Sydney.  Morgan set down a great 4.68 at 508kph but was beaten by a quicker 4.66 from Newby.
 
“It was an awesome event, I am so proud of our team working all together to produce these outstanding results,” Morgan said.
 
Morgan entered round four on Sunday, three points ahead of Harris in the 400 Thunder Championship and top qualified with a 4.65 at 508kph
 
The semi finals saw Morgan lose with a holeshot to Harris.  Morgan ran a 4.62 at 506kph against Harris’ 4.63 at 520kph.
 
Morgan took the win in the B final against Newby with a personal best of 4.60 at 526kph to Newby’s 7.01.
 
DMR presently have 254 Points in the 400 Thunder Championship, currently placing second, only 12 points behind the points leader.
 
The next event is the Santo’s Super3 to be held at Willowbank Raceway, Queensland on Easter Friday and Saturday.
 
“We are looking forward to improving on the cars capability at Santos Super3 Easter weekend,” Morgan said.
 
DMR would like to thank major sponsors AEG Powertools, Shannons Insurance and Royal Asphalt as well as all their associate sponsors.
 

Written by Caitlyn Morgan
 
Image supplied by High Octane Photos