Kwinana (WA)

08/01/2020, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29706870

7 JANUARY 2020 

Motorsport fans and Perth Motorplex dig deep in bushfire appeal

  • Perth Motorplex conducted a bushfire appeal at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race on Saturday 4 January 2020
  • Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade attended the event with two fire trucks to raise money for families of volunteer firefighters killed on duty
  • Over $20,000 raised through donations and ticket sales, with almost half going to WA based Bushfire Volunteers association

The Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4 January 2020 saw the approximately 8,000 strong crowd dig deep in support of those affected by the recent catastrophic bushfires across the country.

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Perth Motorplex welcomed two fire trucks and volunteer firefighters from the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to raise funds for the families of volunteer New South Wales firefighters Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer, who were tragically killed while on duty in December 2019.

The appeal touched the hearts of event patrons and the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade managed to raise $10,176.45. The money will be divided equally and deposited into the NSW Rural Fire Service accounts set up for the families of the firefighters who have lost their lives.

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VenuesWest will also donate $8,000, representing $1 from every ticket sold by Perth Motorplex, to Bushfire Volunteers, the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered members of the State’s more than 550 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.

The registered charity provides and manages hardship payments directly to the families of volunteers who suffer injury and other loss at the hands of fire and works to ensure the women and men of Western Australia’s largest emergency service are properly resourced, supported and represented.

A further $1,935.60 was raised for Bushfire Volunteers by members of the WA Drag Racing Association and Perth Motorplex promotional staff shaking tins at the venue.

Saturday’s event, which featured 10 Top Doorslammers, seven Nitro Bikes and two local Nitro Funny Cars, was swiftly put together by the Perth Motorplex team after the Aeroflow Funny Car convoy was unable to get to Perth Motorplex for the event due to bushfire road closures.

For more information or if you would like to donate to the causes referred to above, please visit:

https://www.bushfire.org.au/

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families

Comments attributed to Craig Treeby, Captain, Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade:

“Our tin rattle on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the families of fallen firefighters in New South Wales was a phenomenal success.”

“On behalf of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade we give many thanks to the generous patrons and the staff at Perth Motorplex.”

Comments attributed to Darren Brown, Executive Officer, Bushfire Volunteers:

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation from VenuesWest, Perth Motorplex and importantly, the event attendees.”

“As the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered Bush Fire Brigade volunteers, the association will use this very welcome funding boost to contribute toward the work we do to represent, support and promote our members and the invaluable work they donate to keep our community safe.”

“The Bushfire Volunteers association is working hard to increase the breadth and number of services we provide to our volunteers and state government and this donation will assist in delivering that important goal more quickly.” 

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“Perth Motorplex and VenuesWest are very grateful for the generosity of our patrons and the motorsport community which has enabled us to support Bushfire Volunteers and their important work with Western Australian volunteers.”

“We would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone that got involved in the appeal and to the emergency services men and women who are working day and night to protect lives and homes in our State and around the country.”

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Patron’s Showing Support!

Patron’s Showing Support!

08/01/2020, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29706885

7 JANUARY 2020 

Motorsport fans and Perth Motorplex dig deep in bushfire appeal

  • Perth Motorplex conducted a bushfire appeal at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race on Saturday 4 January 2020
  • Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade attended the event with two fire trucks to raise money for families of volunteer firefighters killed on duty
  • Over $20,000 raised through donations and ticket sales, with almost half going to WA based Bushfire Volunteers association

The Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4 January 2020 saw the approximately 8,000 strong crowd dig deep in support of those affected by the recent catastrophic bushfires across the country.

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Perth Motorplex welcomed two fire trucks and volunteer firefighters from the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to raise funds for the families of volunteer New South Wales firefighters Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer, who were tragically killed while on duty in December 2019.

The appeal touched the hearts of event patrons and the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade managed to raise $10,176.45. The money will be divided equally and deposited into the NSW Rural Fire Service accounts set up for the families of the firefighters who have lost their lives.

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VenuesWest will also donate $8,000, representing $1 from every ticket sold by Perth Motorplex, to Bushfire Volunteers, the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered members of the State’s more than 550 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.

The registered charity provides and manages hardship payments directly to the families of volunteers who suffer injury and other loss at the hands of fire and works to ensure the women and men of Western Australia’s largest emergency service are properly resourced, supported and represented.

A further $1,935.60 was raised for Bushfire Volunteers by members of the WA Drag Racing Association and Perth Motorplex promotional staff shaking tins at the venue.

Saturday’s event, which featured 10 Top Doorslammers, seven Nitro Bikes and two local Nitro Funny Cars, was swiftly put together by the Perth Motorplex team after the Aeroflow Funny Car convoy was unable to get to Perth Motorplex for the event due to bushfire road closures.

For more information or if you would like to donate to the causes referred to above, please visit:

https://www.bushfire.org.au/

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families

Comments attributed to Craig Treeby, Captain, Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade:

“Our tin rattle on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the families of fallen firefighters in New South Wales was a phenomenal success.”

“On behalf of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade we give many thanks to the generous patrons and the staff at Perth Motorplex.”

Comments attributed to Darren Brown, Executive Officer, Bushfire Volunteers:

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation from VenuesWest, Perth Motorplex and importantly, the event attendees.”

“As the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered Bush Fire Brigade volunteers, the association will use this very welcome funding boost to contribute toward the work we do to represent, support and promote our members and the invaluable work they donate to keep our community safe.”

“The Bushfire Volunteers association is working hard to increase the breadth and number of services we provide to our volunteers and state government and this donation will assist in delivering that important goal more quickly.” 

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“Perth Motorplex and VenuesWest are very grateful for the generosity of our patrons and the motorsport community which has enabled us to support Bushfire Volunteers and their important work with Western Australian volunteers.”

“We would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone that got involved in the appeal and to the emergency services men and women who are working day and night to protect lives and homes in our State and around the country.”

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49th Annual Westernationals

49th Annual Westernationals

05/01/2020, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29700831
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SATURDAY TICKETS

SUNDAY TICKETS

The Annual Westernationals is one of the biggest events in WA Drag Racing and the 49th running of this quarter mile spectacle will take place over the Labour Day Long Weekend in March.

Saturday will see local and interstate teams battle it out in Qualifying along with the Top Fuellers in the West Coast Challenge with the all important Finals on Sunday.

See National Championship Drag Racing take over the West as Competitors from all over the country vie for this prestigious title.

EVENT INFORMATION

GATE TIMES
Competitor Entry Gates:
Time: 8.00am
Main Spectator Gates:
Time: 1.00pm
FAN EVENT SCHEDULE
Qualifying From: 
11.00am Saturday
On-Track Time: 
11:45am to 10:00pm Saturday
1:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday
Main Show: 
5.30pm to 10.00pm Both Days
The above Fan Entry Schedule is an early indicative schedule subject to minor alterations. The detailed Competitor Schedule is released the week of the event.

SPECTATOR ADMISSION PRICES

GENERAL ADMISSION
Adult 18+ :
1 Day $35 – 2 Day $56
Student* 13-17:
1 Day $21 – 2 Day $33
Child 5-12:
1 Day $11 – 2 Day $17
Child Under 5:
FREE
Concession* :
1 Day $28 – 2 Day $56
Family (2+3):
1 Day $81 – 2 Day $129
SILVER ADMISSION
Adult 18+ :
1 Day $50 – 2 Day $80
Student* 13-17:
1 Day $34 – 2 Day $54
Child 5-12:
1 Day $24 – 2 Day $38
Child Under 5:
FREE
Family (2+3):
1 Day $122 – 2 Day $195
GOLD ADMISSION
Adult 18+ :
1 Day $65 – 2 Day $104
Student* 13-17:
1 Day $50 – 2 Day $80
Child 5-12:
1 Day $40 – 2 Day $64
Child Under 5:
1 Day $20 – 2 Day $32
Family (2+3):
1 Day $180 – 2 Day $288

SEATING OPTIONS AND INCLUSIONS

PIT AREA ACCESS
General Admission:
No
Silver Admission:
Yes
Gold Admission:
Yes
RESERVED SEATING
General Admission:
No
Silver Admission:
No
Gold Admission:
Yes

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SEATING AND MAP INFORMATION

General Admission: Terraced grass section from 400-foot mark (just beyond one-quarter mark) to 1000 foot mark (three-quarter mark). No Pit Area access.

Silver Area: Terraced grass section from behind start line, adjacent to start line all the way to half-track. Includes sun shade sales on western side. Also includes access to general admission area. Pit area access included.

Gold Area: Reserved premium seats in stand in front of corporate suites near start line. Only gold area members can enter stand. Also includes acres to general admission and silver areas. Pit area access included.

COMPETITOR ENTRY AND INFORMATION

ONLINE Entries for the 48th Annual Westernationals CLOSED
ONLINE Entries for the Wednesday Test n Tune on the 27th February(10am-4:00pm) close MONDAY the 25th February 2019
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Entries / Schedule: Updated approx. week prior to event. Pit Map uploaded approx. 72 hours prior to event.
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EVENT DETAILS
What a way to kick off the Labour Day Long Weekend with one of the best Drag Racing events in the country!

Top Fuel will head the program with Victoria’s Phil Lamattina returning the driver’s seat in the Carrot King Top Fueller along with New South Welshman Peter Xiberras in the PremiAire Hire weapon taking on WA’s Best Top Fuellers in an East vs West Nitro Challenge that will certainly lift the already mega event to another level.

 

With a full field of Doorslammers battling it out in the West Coast Top Doorslammer Challenge running head to head over the two days and then there is those Nitro Guzzling 2 wheeled machines also chasing a win in the West Coast Nitro Bike Challenge with WA’s Benny Stevens heading the Harley charge while Jay Upton is steadily creeping up on his new combo and ready to take on all comers. These guys will be racing for the much sort after ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree Trophy in each division so the action is going to red hot from the outset!

Logo SRE_Sportsman_300This event will also see Round 9 of the ANDRA Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series that also attracts the best Sportsman racers from around the country to WA. This is penultimate round of the Series so the last chance to score points before the all important Grand Final in a few weeks time the competition is going to be full on … Already there are sportsman racers from all over the country planning to race at this event and stay over for the Sportsman Series Grand Final in April …

Brackets racing over the weekend include;

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West Coast Top Fuel Challenge

West Coast Doorslammer Challenge

West Coast Nitro Bike Challenge

plus Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series

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Competition

Super Stock

Comp Bike

Supercharged Outlaws

Top Sportsman

Modified

Super Sedan

Modified Bike

Super Street

Junior Dragster

For racers travelling to Perth Motorplex contact ADH Club Cars for Golf Cart Hire

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TOP FUEL IS BACK!!

TOP FUEL IS BACK!!

04/01/2020, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29700667

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4 JANUARY 2019 

Top Fuel Dragsters Return to Perth Motorplex

  • 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

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.

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.”

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AEROFLOW MEDIA STATEMENT

AEROFLOW MEDIA STATEMENT

02/01/2020, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29697469

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MEDIA STATEMENT 

2 JANUARY 2020 

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars unable to get to Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4 January due to bushfire road closures

  • Closure of Eyre Highway due to Catastrophic fire conditions in the Norseman area has trapped Aeroflow Funny Car convoy on Eastern side of the blaze.
  • Event will go ahead at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4 January with 10 Top Doorslammers, 7 Nitro Bikes and 2 local Nitro Funny Cars.
  • Patrons who have pre-purchased tickets will receive a full reimbursement and can re-purchase tickets to Saturday’s event at reduced rates.

Due to the Catastrophic fire conditions in the Norseman area, the Eyre Highway has been closed since Tuesday morning, trapping the Aeroflow Funny Cars due to compete at the Perth Motorplex on the Eastern Side of the blaze.

This unfortunate situation means that the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars event on Saturday 4 January will not be delivered as planned. Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series Manager Morice McMillin was devastated. VenuesWest CEO David Etherton while disappointed was supportive of the decision.

Comments attributed to Morice McMillin, Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series Manager:

“As a series we are absolutely gutted about not making it to Perth for January 4th, the trucks have been on the road from Sydney since Sunday and have been unable to get through to Perth safely. We are so disappointed for our fans, our fellow racers and the Perth Motorplex.”

“The Perth event is one of our favourites on the calendar and for it to be taken away by circumstances out of our control is hard to take.”

“The fires across the whole country have been devastating and we must thank all of those servicemen and women who have put their lives on the line to protect so many individuals and their homes.”

“We have explored as many ways as practically possible to get the last 1,200kms of the journey completed in time for the event, but with the roads not expected to be open until Monday, it was a very tough decision that we had no choice but to make. To our Perth fans, we will be back bigger and better!” 

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“The Aeroflow show is our biggest drag racing event of the year and combined with our local cars, they put on an incredible show.”

“We have explored a range of options with the Aeroflow team in an attempt to try and get the Aeroflow Funny Car convoy here, but unfortunately there was just no way to do it safely.”

“While we are all disappointed, and apologise to customers for any inconvenience, we will be guided by the experts to ensure the safe journey of all involved in the convoy.”

“We thank everyone involved for their support and understanding and sincerely hope to see you at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4th January for plenty of top class drag racing action.”

The event itself will still go ahead with 10 Top Doorslammers battling it out in the Summer Slam series, along with 7 of the wildest Nitro Bikes in the West and 2 local Nitro Funny Cars, “Beach Bomb” and “Nitro Thunder” racing in a no-holds-barred 3 round match race.

Perth Motorplex will have face painters, balloon twisters and giveaways at the Summer Slam Showdown in the pits at 4.30pm, where fans can get signed posters from all the Doorslammer teams and many of the other 150 teams competing at this event.

Event entry has been reduced and will be just $25 for an Adult Silver Ticket, which presents great value for an event of this calibre.

Patrons who have Pre-Purchased tickets will receive a FULL REIMBURSEMENT and can re-purchase tickets to Saturday’s event at the revised rates below:

SILVER ADMISSION
Adult Concession Student 13-17 Child 5-12 Child Under 5 Family
$25 N/A $15 $9 Free $59

 

GOLD ADMISSION
Adult Concession Student 13-17 Child 5-12 Child Under 5 Family
$35 N/A $21 $15 $10 $81

 

For more information please visit the Perth Motorplex website at http://www.motorplex.com.au/

 

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Ballistic Brandon brings King Kong to Kwinana

Ballistic Brandon brings King Kong to Kwinana

29/12/2019, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29692063

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Brandon Gosbell won’t be monkeying around with the competition as the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars return to Perth Motorplex on January 4, 2020.

Tasked with driving the 3000 horsepower Nitro Funny Car known as King Kong, Gosbell graduated from being a member of the Aeroflow pit crews to doing the steering himself.

“I had been helping out with the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series crewing on their cars at events, and I was given the opportunity to licence in one of their cars, for which I was super grateful,” he said. “I did not realise at the time it was going to be in King Kong! Now to get to be able to race in the series is just incredible.”
Gosbell might be just 24 years old but he has a range of drag racing experience, from Junior Dragsters to turbocharged Pro Street Bikes capable of 200mph speeds.

“I have been actively racing since 2003 when I started in Junior Dragster on my eighth birthday. I continued to race them until I aged out at 17 years old and decided to progress to two wheels riding motorcycles, as my Dad had raced in Modified Bike throughout my junior years.

“I started out in my local street series on a 12 second street bike and then over the years ended up riding turbocharged drag bikes in the low sevens at over 200mph.”

For the ultimate drag racing thrill though, Gosbell is aware that nitro is where its at and he is ready to take on a field of Australia’s fastest Funny Cars in what will be his debut event in competition.

“There is no way to accurately describe the feeling you get when the car roars to life and they put the body down,” he said. “The sheer power and acceleration is unlike anything I have ever experienced, from the moment you step on the throttle until the end of the braking area it is the ultimate adrenaline rush.

“Ever since I was a little kid on the hill spectating, I have always loved the sound, smell and power of Nitro Funny Cars. To get the opportunity to drive one is incredible.

“The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event at Perth is going to be my first event in King Kong, and I am the ‘new kid on the block’ so realistically we would just love to run three full power passes, hopefully somewhere in the 5sec. zone.”

Gosbell will be up against competition that includes the current record holder Nitro Express, driven by Sydney’s Rick Gauci and nine more ground-shaking Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars.

A capacity crowd is expected, so fans are advised to pre-purchase their tickets On the Website Here and arrive early. Main Specator Gates open at 1:00pm and the Aeroflow Pit Party begins from 4.30pm, with feature racing from 5.30pm.

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Super Sportsman Showdown goes to Zappia

Super Sportsman Showdown goes to Zappia

16/12/2019, Kwinana (WA), Motorsport - Drag Racing, Perth Motorplex, Article # 29672892

john-zappiaJohn Zappia is three from three wins so far this season at Perth Motorplex after he claimed the victory at round three of the WA Drag Racing Championships on Saturday.

Strangely, Zappia’s wins have come in three different categories including a Blown Alcohol exhibition at the season opener, the first round of the WA Summer Slam Series and now Top Comp.

While the final round was something of an anticlimax as Russell Ladbrook was unable to make it to the start line for the decider, the event showed Zappia would be in top form come the second event of the WA Summer Slam next month.

Wayne Patterson took the trophy home for Competition Bike, as his turbocharged Ducati clocked an 8.33sec. time, underneath the national record for the DD/Comp Bike class. Patterson defeated Ryan Learmonth, who earlier in the day avoided near disaster when a vacuum pump motor failed, almost catching his motorcycle on fire.

Norbert Claite picked up his first win in Supercharged Outlaws, driving his unique Jaguar to a 7.07sec. win.

A format change ahead of the event saw many of the sportsman classes use a different format to avoid the worst of the 40 degree heat on the day. Enjoying the modified racing style in Top Sportsman was Paul Downe, who claimed three out of three racing round wins and then scored big in the final with a stunning 8.036sec. pass on his 8.03 handicap to defeat Alby Bakranich.

George Kelly went toe-to-toe with Kevin Boulton all night in Outlaw Radial and came home with the event honours, while Cory Treasure had a near perfect night in Modified, defeating Nicholas Wroe in the final.

Kathy Regan made a move in the overall Super Sedan championship series, knocking out Mick Fenton in the final, as did Rob Good in Modified Bike in defeating former national champion Ian Read.

The top two drivers in the Super Street points did battle in the final, with Richard Stevens’ win against Craig Caton seeing him take over the championship lead. There was a similar story in Junior Dragster except it was current leader Brodie Zappia extending his points margin over Zara Board.

The next round of the WA Drag Racing Championships takes place on January 4, alongside the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series.

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Photo Credit – Phil Luyer

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