Get ready to start your engines as the fastest accelerating land vehicles in the world return to Western Australia as Top Fuel Dragsters announce they will attend the Westernationals Drag Racing event on February 29 and 1 March 2020.

  • Top Fuel Dragsters return to Western Australia by popular demand
  • The announcement was made at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race held on January 4th, 2020
  • It’s expected more than 10,000 people will attend the Perth Motorplex for the event on the March long weekend

The announcement was made at the first event for 2020 at the Perth Motorplex, the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race, and the announcement of the Top Fuel Dragster event was a perfect way to mark the day.

The Top Fuel Dragsters, which are the loudest, most popular and fastest drag racing vehicles in the world, boast between 8,000 and 10,000 horsepower and reach speeds in excess of 450km/hr in just 300 metres.

The popular event will be returning to the Westernationals on the Labour Day long weekend and is expected to be a sell-out with over 10,000 people in attendance witnessing over 150 competitors in action across all event categories.

This is the first time in two years that the Top Fuel Dragsters have come to Perth Motorplex and the event will feature four of the extremely rare vehicles.

Perth Motorplex is no stranger to the rumble and roar of engines, hosting multiple drag racing, speedway and burnout events every week during the summer season.

Perth Motorplex is one of the top motorsport venues in the world and has welcomed more than 30,000 competitors and spectators in the past three months already.

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“What a great way to start 2020. Last year there was a record-breaking total of 156 world class events held at our State Government venues. With events like this it is expected 2020 will be another great year.”

"This is just another fantastic event to add to the already popular calendar of drag racing and I cannot think of a better venue to host such an event.”

“This international head turner event is just another reminder of the important role these world class venues play within our community.”