PremiAir Racing will soon hit the road to Sydney to compete in the next round of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship – the Top Fuel Slam at Sydney Dragway – across January 27 and 28.

Following the tragic death of Top Doorslammer racer Sam Fenech at the championship’s last round earlier this month, series organisers have introduced several initiatives to encourage the racing community to come together at Top Fuel Slam in Sam’s memory.

Competitor entry across all classes is now free of charge and spectator ticket pricing has been heavily discounted, with Top Fuel Australia stating they want to do all they can to encourage the community to come together and remember Sam in a way that would make him smile – being at the track, racing with friends.

“I have known Sam for more than 20 years, we started out racing each other in Super Sedan way back when, and have always been friends with a lot in common between our love of racing, our business pursuits, our Maltese heritage, and the importance we place on family,” PremiAir Racing Team Principal and Top Fuel driver, Peter Xiberras, said.

“His loss is being deeply felt across the entire drag racing community and we welcome the initiatives Top Fuel Australia has made to ensure Top Fuel Slam appropriately honours Sam’s memory.

“Nothing can ever undo the tragic events that took him from us or make his terrible loss any less painful for his loved ones, but we can make sure that we come together in a fitting tribute to Sam, and work to keep his memory alive.

“We hope that as many fans of the sport as possible can come to Sydney Dragway over January 27 and 28 and join us in honouring this great man who has been taken away much too soon.”

When it comes to the business of getting on-track, PremiAir Racing has a lot to concentrate on in Sydney.

“We will be doing all we can to make it to the A-Final and hopefully come away with a win in Sydney,” Xiberras said.

“It would not only be a great honour for us to win at this event in memory of Sam, but it would also be our first A-Final and win for the current season if we can do it.

“In our early runs at Willowbank we showed that we are getting back onto the right track so we will continue working away at it and hopefully we can bring home some good results.”

Top Fuel Slam will mark round four of the 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Top Fuel Championship, and will be held at Sydney Dragway across January 27 and 28. Spectator tickets for the event have been reduced to $25/day for adults, $15/day for 11-16yo, and $60 for a family. Kids aged 10 and under are free. For event information, visit or

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