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EDITOR LUKE NIEUWHOF

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Welcome to the first issue of the new look Fastlane – the former newsletter, now magazine for ANDRA members and for all those interested in drag racing in Australia. There hasn’t been a Fastlane newsletter in mailboxes for some time now, so we hope this new look comes as a surprise and as a standard we can hold into the future for your organisation. The objective for this shift is to give the sport a journal it can be proud of, one that brings the personalities of the sport to light and shows off the sport in the best way possible. Some people say drag racing is the best kept secret in motorsports. It shouldn’t be that way - we need to be out shouting from the rooftops about the sport and getting people interested. ANDRA as a body needs to do that but it also requires its participants and fans to become brand ambassadors, carrying good news about the sport and encouraging people to start racing or see events. Fastlane will serve that need. Remember why you first became

involved or why you love drag racing so much? We’re all in this for fun; with a few of our members who have been lucky enough to be able to do it professionally. Part of that fun, at least for me, is the excitement in seeing a racer make a record pass or win a close race. It’s a thrill most of the readers of Fastlane will have experienced or witnessed and it’s part of what makes drag racing so addictive. That’s something we will aim to convey. Fastlane is also part of increasing communication to members. It provides another avenue and another touch point by which our members can be informed, adding to other outlets such as andra.com.au, our member emails and social media. Better communication is a frequent request from members. As an organisation, it is not possible to release everything that goes on in head office and most members understand that, but where changes do affect the membership then we will improve our communication. Let us

know if there’s an area you feel does not get enough attention. But we do also rely on members reading the material they get sent and checking the website regularly – we can’t force people to read everything! In this way communication is very much a two way street. Some people ask why the same teams keep going on the website and most of the time it’s because they are the ones taking the time to send information through and putting themselves out there. There is a feature on Darren Morgan in this issue. One of the strengths of his team has been in its off-track promotion. One quote perhaps sticks out - “We have to educate people that this is the loudest, baddest sport on the planet.” I know it is, you know it is. So tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your neighbours, tell your colleagues, tell your family that drag racing is awesome and take them to an event. They might just be a racer in waiting.

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staging stagingla andRa season sets off in adelaIde Adelaide International Raceway will host the opening round of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series on October 20 with championship rounds of Top Fuel and Pro Stock. After returning to the ANDRA fold in April, Adelaide has been a hive of activity with many new members and vehicles coming on board, joining the already strong South Australian regional scene. We’ll make sure to bring you photos from the opening round in the next issue.

aeRofloW to sponsor sportsman series Aeroflow Performance Products and the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) are proud to announce that Aeroflow will be the new naming rights sponsor for the ANDRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series. Formerly known as the Rocket Allstars Racing Series, the series will now be known as the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship. The partnership with Rocket paid out some $300,000 to racers over six seasons and Aeroflow Performance Products managing director Graeme Cowin said he was thrilled about the announcement for the new branding of the series. “For six years we have sponsored the ANDRA sportsman series through the Rocket Allstar Racing Series and we felt that Rocket had reached its maximum exposure through having the naming rights of the series so the time was right for Aeroflow to take over the naming rights,” Cowin said. “With the rebranding of the series to the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship we feel that this brings even more prestige for racers and on behalf of everybody at Aeroflow I would like to wish all the participants the best of luck for the season.” The Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship starts at the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway on November 2, 2012 and will

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almost double the amount of tracks it attends this year including Portland (VIC), Alice Springs (NT), Benaraby (NQ) and Mildura (VIC). ANDRA CEO Malcolm Bulley said the support of Rocket had been instrumental in growing the sportsman series and with Aeroflow now coming onboard opportunities for sportsman racers would continue to increase. “The expansion of the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship this season into new markets is exciting for many of our members who will now have opportunities to score national points,” he said. “We thank Aeroflow Performance Products for taking up the naming rights to the series and look forward to working with them to promote it around the country. Aeroflow Performance is an Australian owned company and is an industry leader in performance hoses and fittings. With over 7500 part numbers in stock and distributors throughout Australia, Aeroflow can provide all your hose and fitting requirements. For a free catalogue log onto www.aeroflowperformance. com or www.facebook.com/aeroflowperformance.

agM coming up Notice is hereby given to the voting members of the Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd that the 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held at South Sports Club, Queensland on Sunday 28 October 2012, commencing at 11.00am (AEST). South Sports Club is locating at Brandon Park, Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge in Queensland.

PaRKeR joins Board Phil Parker was announced in August as a new member on the ANDRA Board. Parker is the Victoria/Tasmania Division Director and a competitor in the Top Bike category. ANDRA wishes to welcome Parker to the Board and looks forward to his input into the direction of the sport. Are you getting Motormail? Motormail is ANDRA’s monthly e-newsletter. We send this to every member who has supplied us with their email. If you are not receiving Motormail and would like to, please send an email with your licence or membership number plus your email address so we can update your details and make sure you get it.


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claSSIfIedS How better to move your car or bike than letting every racer in the country know about it? Classifieds will be available from the second issue of Fastlane, due for release in December. The cost will be $50 for 50 words plus a photo. If you’re interested in selling your car or bike through Fastlane magazine, then send an email to info@andra.com.au with the words and photo you want to include (don’t forget your contact details) and we will give you a call.

Want to adveRTISe? We are seeking more advertisers to contribute to the new Fastlane magazine. The magazine is delivered to every member of ANDRA, allowing your brand to reach a hardcore audience of drag racers. Your investment in advertising with ANDRA goes straight back into the sport, as well as delivering you access to all of Australia’s licenced drag racers. If you would like a rate sheet or to ask any questions about advertising, please send an email to info@andra.com.au or give us a call on 08 8271 5355.

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October 20 Adelaide Int’l Raceway

October 20 Adelaide Int’l Raceway

November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

Nov 30- Dec 1 Perth Motorplex

February 16-17 Calder Park

February 1-2 Perth Motorplex

March 2-3 Perth Motorplex

May 4-5 Sydney Dragway

May 4-5 Sydney Dragway

June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway

June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway

October 19-20 Calder Park

Sept 21-22 Adelaide Int’l Raceway

November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

TOP BIKE November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

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November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

Feb 23-24 Adelaide Int’l Raceway May 4-5 Sydney Dragway June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway August 16-17 Hidden Valley October 19-20 Calder Park November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

February 16-17 Calder Park February 23-24 Adelaide Int’l Raceway May 4-5 Sydney Dragway June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway Sept 21-22 Adelaide International Raceway October 19-20 Calder Park November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

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SERIES

November 16-17 Perth Motorplex

November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

February 23-24 Adelaide Int’l Raceway May 4-5 Sydney Dragway June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway August 16-17 Hidden Valley November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

January 5-6 South Coast Raceway February 23-24 Adelaide Int’l Raceway March 2-3 Perth Motorplex May 4-5 Sydney Dragway June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway June 28-29 Alice Springs Inland Dragway

TOP DOOR SLAMMER November 2-4 Sydney Dragway

July 20-21 Benaraby Sept 21-22 Adelaide Int’l Raceway October 26-27 Sunset Strip, Mildura November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

November 16-17 Perth Motorplex February 16-17 Calder Park March 2-3 Perth Motorplex May 4-5 Sydney Dragway June 6-9 Willowbank Raceway Sept 21-22 Adelaide Int’l Raceway November 1-3 Sydney Dragway

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staging stagingla Tell us a bit about your background in drag racing.

The australian national drag Racing association recently announced its new ceo, Mal Bulley, who will take on the role from august 6. Mal is not only experienced in the business world but also in drag racing as a competitor himself. We got Mal to answer some questions on his role and where he would like to take drag racing in the future.

I started competitive racing over 20 years ago down at Ravenswood, south of Perth. I was a spectator for a few years and had a couple of projects which were never completed for one reason or another (mainly moving with work). My first altered was purchased as an incomplete project out of NSW, with a Cleveland/ Powerglide combo which ran in the nine second zone. I had a fantastic time in Modified for many years. That old altered ended up around a tree in the Ravenswood braking area! From there it was another altered which was Cleveland powered until I came across a 500ci Pro Stock motor. The math worked out to a high 6 so it seemed like a great idea at the time. It bucked and stood up like a rodeo bull until we worked out how to get it down the track and ended up in the low sevens. I went through one more 500ci motor before moving onto the current car which was purpose built by Ian Jenkins in Perth with a 427ci supercharged small block Chev. We only really touched the surface with that car and put it into the 6.50s.

do you intend to keep racing? I effectively parked the car a couple of years ago. I still have everything including the transporter, however that’s on the market. It would be fair to say my personal racing will not be a priority for some time.

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How will your background in motorsports assist in the role as andRa ceo? I think my background as a competitor and working on the WA ANDRA divisional council has enabled a level of currency and insight into the workings and challenges for ANDRA and more importantly the sport itself. Having said that, I believe a background of working in corporate Australia for over 20 years provides a view external to the sport which is vital. The vast majority of members have a good feel for the sport from the inside looking out and some have a good understanding both ways. We all need to be on the same page for the future of the sport. I believe there are opportunities available now and these need to be actioned as soon as possible.

What challenges do you want to address within the sport? The sport has ridden peaks and troughs of economic prosperity or difficulty, personal achievement, diverse and decentralised competition across many areas, regulation and government investment. ANDRA has recently undergone some of the biggest changes since its inception as an association - the change to a limited company was an objective for the organisation for many years. This change was accompanied by a strategic review of the organisation and its objectives. The ANDRA National Control Council drove


anes this process and most outcomes were reconfirmation of previous discussions and ambitions of the NCC. Goals and aspirations can only be realised with planned timelines and milestones, unfortunately there have been a number of false starts which due to a wide variety of reasons have not fully realised their objectives. Some of these initiatives have very sound business cases and for any of these to succeed the members need to have the utmost trust that what we are doing will benefit the sport. Trust is built on transparency of relative information, engagement and feedback. Not everyone will agree with everything however if we have been through a process of engagement with the right people, robust discussion and agreed positioning the outcome will be superior. Division is our enemy right now and I believe ANDRA needs to set the direction in cooperation with stakeholders across the board. The services ANDRA provides on behalf of the members needs to improve and the value proposition needs to be proven time and time again. In the interim there are a number of issues which need to be addressed for the sake of the ongoing sport. The calendar and rule book need to be best practise and need urgent review. The brand and awareness are the responsibility of ANDRA, venues promote events and individual racers promote themselves. Is there a level of cross over and duplication? Yes, there has to be to make it work. Do we sometimes cannibalise each other? Directly and indirectly, absolutely. Is the sum of individual effort greater than a cooperative movement? No, some individuals have done great things in this sport, mostly unrewarded or unrecognised, however a team working together will always outperform a team of individuals working to personal

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agendas or not communicating to the rest of the team. The team within ANDRA needs to be a high performance one. This extends not only to head office but to the many officials and volunteers we have within the fold. This outcome will also be of high priority.

In what areas does the organisation have opportunity to grow? It depends how you define growth more members, tracks in every major capital city and regional centre, financial sustainability, awareness metrics, greater government involvement, member satisfaction survey results, greater racing incentives and so on. The simple answer is all of the above, however different people will use different measures of growth pertaining to individual objectives and at what level of involvement they have in the sport. ANDRA has very specific goals and actions which need activation, resourcing and prioritisation. Having venues operating across the country in every state and regional centre is a long term objective which gets broken down and prioritised however its important to have all these issues on the boil at the same time. We can’t afford to let one drift off or leave an issue to flounder.

How will you look to develop both the professional series and the sportsman series? There’s no doubt our professional series and specific categories within that group are the cream of the crop. In AFL for example there are the junior feeder categories, colts, reserves, local competitions and the AFL itself. Everyone is aware of their position and its purpose. Nearly all are AFL fans and will go to watch the big games. The AFL has done wonders over the last couple of decades and grown out of sight with

Auskick, NAB Cup and development series, with all coming together to form a complex yet highly effective sport in Australia. Whether we like it or not consumers and human nature does not change dramatically just because you are a drag racer or AFL player or fans of either. All need to feel part of something bigger and more aspirational. Kids all want to play AFL alongside their heroes and our juniors have the same aspiration of driving a fuel car, or some other peak of their chosen discipline. There is no doubt the ANDRA Pro Series has suffered from division and a lack of information and direction, some members have put in a huge effort over the past few years in regards to investment, professionalism and performances. This is our premier league, the sharp end of our sport which will attract the most interest from the public, with the public interest comes associated interest from government and sponsors, no rocket science there. So what’s so hard? Our Group Two categories also have the ability to put on a huge support show and even headline a number of events in their own right and our Groups 3 and 4 probably don’t attract big numbers on the hill in their own right however when you get 300-400 cars and bikes for a big dollar shootout then it’s a spectacle which can deliver value to all involved. Depending on your view there are a number of options across the board. With unity, stakeholder involvement, communication, a sustainable model and the drive to make it work it is an achievable task to take this sport to where it needs to be. ANDRA will provide that conduit and structure for all parties.

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australia’s Top fuel championship came down to the wire at the fuchs Winternationals with victoria’s darren Morgan scraping in ahead of Western australia’s damien Harris by just 1.5 points in one of the closest ever finishes for a series in the country. But just as much as he demands on track success, Morgan is searching for a way to make the dream come alive where he can race professionally and build a following for the sport he loves. Three championships, one driving for the Lamattina family and two as an owner, have been the reward so far for the Mildura local. The Top Fuel series this season has been one where consistency reigned, even though Morgan rode his fair share of luck throughout the six events.

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“We don’t feel like we have been consistent this year, we started with a new car and when the tracks weren’t as good as they were at the Winternationals (where the car was first run) we struggled,” he said. “Then we got this batch of clutch discs and it changed and we struggled to get down a decent race track. Heading into next season it would be nice to test those clutch discs before we start. “These discs we had were aggressive in spots where they

shouldn’t have been. We thought we had it sorted when we went to the Fuchs Winternationals but we didn’t, at around .8 of a second it would rattle the tyres and then do the same thing later in the pass. “We were better off getting rid of those discs and going back to what we know; now when we get a new batch of discs we can get on top of it for the season.” The close competition saw some fairly quick performances such as Andrew Cowin’s 4.59 at the Fuchs Australian Nationals back in September through to Allan Dobson’s 4.64 in the final of the Winternationals. Numbers are something that will come when the time is right but for Morgan and young tuner Ben Patterson the


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objective with each qualifying run has been to learn rather than to rotate the earth. “We’d love to run the high numbers but if we stand on it hard we can’t guarantee we will be back for the next meeting so for us it is about consistency,” he said. “Of course we’d like to run faster but Benny smacks me all the time because I tell him before each event to make the car run consistent and if I want to shoot for the stars then stop me. What we do now is settle down and try and keep the thing half decent. Fast passes will come.” Speaking of Patterson, he has been in the USA working with Clay Millican and his team on the NHRA circuit. “He’s there so we can keep up with technology, we are having a look at the

1000 feet stuff a bit as some people are trying to push the 1000 feet deal for all over Australia,” he said. “I don’t know why, maybe they are scared of the quarter mile; I think we should stay where we are. “If you want to stand on it over 1000 feet and go fast then we will hurt it. You need different intake manifolds and different blowers. “If you try and run 1000 feet at Willowbank, Perth or Sydney the crowd will feel cheated, there is no reason or mentality to bring it back to 1000 feet. They changed it for one track in America and the Americans are still sooking about it. Why would we change something that is going to upset the crowd? “But if we need to race 1000 feet to

get racing at Adelaide or Calder Park then let’s do it, people can accept that in Adelaide we have to run it due to safety.” Morgan explained that the reasoning behind some teams seeking 1000 feet racing may be because of the development route the USA is now taking. “If you bought a deal out of America and tried to run it over a quarter mile you would have all sorts of drama. But most of the teams out there are clever enough to adapt,” he said. “The noises about wanting to go to 1000 feet are probably what is all about, how do you buy a quarter mile tune up unless it’s an old one? “But it will start a new circle of pain going to 1000 feet because they FASTLANE I 9


are hurting engines all over the place and we can’t afford to run like that in Australia.” The AEG Powertools team has been big on attending non-drag racing events where they can make a big splash, such as at Bathurst or the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. It gives Morgan a chance to spread the word about drag racing to people who may not have ever seen a nitro-fuelled dragster. “We need to get it out to the masses what this sport is really about, so if everybody was out doing the same thing we would do really well,” he said. “V8 Supercars are out everywhere, but how many times do you see a funny car or an altered or a super sedan on display? We need to get off our asses and market our own sport. “I hope it pays off for not just us but the whole sport. At Clipsal we had two cars, the one we did the burnouts with and the simulator with the data collection around it. I was able to talk a lot to the public and they were blown away. I’ve been running in this sport for so long but there are friends of mine who have never seen a fuel car in the flesh. “We have to educate people that this is the loudest, baddest sport on the planet.” The Morgan workshop is like those of many in Top Fuel in that parts like pistons and rods are considered consumables and as such are in ample supply. But among the three Top Fuel chassis and trailers is plenty of other drag racing involvement. “We still have my young bloke out there with his Junior Dragster cut to bits making changes to it, there is a blown sedan out there, a Modified car we help with for one of my crew, it’s business as usual with the Top Fuel car except this one is louder,” he said. Milestones in the life created by drag racing mean a lot for the Morgan family. “During my speech I looked at my crew thanking them for what they did but the following day after the Winters had finished I had been married for 24 years, Caitlyn was finished with Juniors because she is too old, Rory got to the semis and Will is helping in the pits putting the clutch back in the car, doing things a young man would be doing,” he said. “We can trust him

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working on the car and it is cool having family around you working in different aspects of the sport. “Caitlyn’s just been signed up with a modelling agency in Adelaide, she’s going to uni there next year and is very keen to get in a fuel car but her mum is very keen to get her in a Modified car first, that’s a safety thing.” The next generation of Top Fuel racers may not necessarily come just out of Morgan’s family but also the

crew members he is helping train. As part of a relationship with Motorsport Training Australia crew members have been put on to Morgan’s team as well as those of Damien Harris and Phil Lamattina. “As more people know about what we do with the cars it will bring more people into it. There’s not too many people out there in motorsport who enjoy tearing apart a motor every run, it’s a different type of person,” he said.


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“But the guys really enjoy it because they get to make it happen, Top Fuel drag racing is a team sport. We lose one guy and we can’t win because you can’t make it happen. For more teams to come in this country we need a lot more people trained first.” Morgan said people interested in getting some trainees into their teams can contact Motorsport Training Australia in Wodonga for more

information. “We’re trying to expose some kids to it and show it’s not just V8 Supercars in this country. Hopefully we can lift the profile of the sport to create a career path for these kids.” The ultimate dream for Morgan is to build to a two car operation, something he considers not too difficult. “We’d like to run two cars and if anyone stepped up with enough money

we would do that. A two car deal is just a ‘more of’; it’s not 100% more,” he said. “We’ve got so many cylinder heads and racks and cars, to run just one car. It seems silly to have all this infrastructure and not have another one.” The Australian Top Fuel championship begins in Adelaide on October 20.

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Following in the footsteps of his father Tony, the 21 year old has carved out his own considerable accomplishment list already with two ANDRA Super Street national championship wins and two Willowbank track championships. It’s a long way to come for a young racer who started with a frequently red-lighting Holden Commodore. “If you told me at the start of the 2010/2011 season I was going to go on to win the Australian championship and the Willowbank track championship two years in a row I would have laughed in your face,” Harrington admitted. “I had attended only two bracket races and I red lit in the first round both times. I swore it wouldn’t happen again.

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2 “I took in advice from my dad and from my best mate Blaze Hansen. Both have won national championships in footbrake classes so I took on board everything they had to say and implemented them. “When I was in Super Street I generally aimed for .030-050 lights. Not stunning lights but they would win 90 per cent of races. The car was deadly consistent with the 12 second motor and the 11 second motor. The car owed us $5000 as a 12 second car and won the championship.” Rob’s dad Tony was famous as part of the “Wild Bunch”, his Chev C10 ute becoming one of the iconic cars of the day (it is still campaigned by Clive Hudson in Western Australia). The car was sold when a sponsorship deal

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fell through and the family became a spectating one. Though Rob was keen for a Junior Dragster, the pair waited until Rob was 17 and got the Commodore to build up as a quick street car. It runs a 355 cubic inch Holden V8 with Scat cast crank rods and pistons. Harrington says it’s making around 460 horsepower and is only revved to 6500 rpm. The Powerglide transmission built by his dad meanwhile could comfortably handle a 2000hp engine. Predictably, the urge to go faster has risen with Harrington. The first step for that is a naturally aspirated dragster which he has just begun to licence at Willowbank Raceway. Despite the A/DA signage on the side, Harrington says he won’t be

playing in Group Two yet. “That was just a little fun I thought we’d have when we brought the car out,” he said. “I could make the car competitive in Comp but it’s not what I want to do “I’ll be campaigning the car in Modified for the next season or two unless someone comes along and buys it. The reason for buying the dragster was to get used to going fast in something relativity easy to drive before stepping into my Outlaws car. I also bought it because Modified is a really competitive class with lots of very experienced drivers so I thought it would be a great challenge.” The dragster is a 2004 Spitzer running a dry-sumped Reher and Morrison 598 cubic inch big block Chev


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V8 with a Callies crank, Oliver rods and A&E pistons. Harrington estimates about 1000 horsepower. The car ran a best of a 7.23 @ 297kph in America. Now back to that Outlaws car. “Dad and myself are building a VN Monaro. They never built one and dad being who he is thought let’s go do something that stands out; it’s just how he is,” Harrington said. “It’ll be running a Donovan 620 cube big block with a PSI supercharger on it. It will have twin fans and water through the heads and block as it will only be a bracket bomber. “I’ll be using a three speed Lenco with a bruno drive to run a converter. I’m aiming to run low 6.50’s with ease and be able to make the car a back to back car. I would love to drive it back once in a while purely for the crowd as well as pulling massive burnouts.” The change from a quick street car to a seven second dragster is one that is hard to put into words. But we got Harrington to do it anyway. “Before even driving the dragster I sat in it and did hundreds of dummy runs in the car straight after the Fuchs Winternationals so I was familiar with where everything was,” he said. “Going to the track I was really nervous about driving it as I didn’t know what to expect from a car that does the same time to full track as my Super Street car went to half track.

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With plenty of driving in his future, Harrington is perhaps now not as disappointed he never got a Junior Dragster. And he’d like to buy the truck back if it ever came up for sale. “It would be a dream would be to get the truck back and return it to how dad raced it and run against him in Outlaws,” he said. “I’m hoping a sponsor would like to jump on board and help me out but for now we are only a family operation and we are having fun which is the main point. “I would like to thank mum and dad for letting me follow my dreams, Gavin Hansen and Blaze Hansen from Wizard Race products for their continued support and assistance, Craig Hasted from Craigsted performance for his support, assistance and continued advice, Pete Wells for his expertise in paint and panel work, Barry Ashen from Aerospec for his continued support, John from Performance Trans in Melbourne, Dwayne from TCE and Mark from Aussie Diffs. “Last but not least thanks to Kelly Corbett, Michaal Corbett, Scott Bettes and Mark Allan for all their advice and help when I took the dragster out.”

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FEATURE

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for new of the mind le tt a b a s a It w pion Simon r Gas cham e p u S as n a li Austra rnationals uchs Winte F e th t a ls d a i fin Isherwoo to the sem ander drove sl n e e ensures vent, u e Q g e n th an ansmission rag raci tr d sm e rt st d o e li g sp rg ig e b st w le n’s ithout e. e simp and a Po of the natio earn the titl the track. W s always th to to a w n ts s o t in ti “I ve o a p ca li le h p cer noug me est of smooth ap securing e w as each ra ving the sa has run a b ass to follo ” he said. op the car ose to achie cl r, st cl e g le th d tt in e g ro m rs to a th co rw the After ). Ishe oo et Allst finishes (161.7mph in the Rock h ng Super gether and o p g ci to k a ra .2 0 rs rt 6 a a to 2 t ye st y ad ’d love 8.51 a feat three t to actuall d said he h o object he me “When I go oney was n s, Isherwoo s that kept e g m ri d in if e e th S d id e g in n sa a ce ci Ra two m he pro ro Stock. Gas it was r before as second the racing in P d ve o n e g l a n y o e a e o e d k out of the P li tr e s s n e o nerve s Neptun rs the pro gets a kick e e fi ir d : th u o d o q e in k re rw s o t e n o a h o h ss th minati It’s clear Is ty of the cla through eli racing. and work ra complexi re xt . o e re m o d le o tt l aspect of li m ta a n e in is m ra d ge and the b n r u Care Com u e first ro lations.” the challen to use yo u y th u lc jo e n yo ca m I e r r e ys fo a th y “I alw n racing, but and wea “Normall gh, then I ca o on during rottle stop help u g th t ro to t a d u th th o t se e s n u e g a to team d a device mind gam the hardest derie of my h the job,” ttle stop is it 0 ra ro w .9 a 9 n th m o ir A t ca e e e th g th and friends ght on also enjoy settle down Gas cars ri ure of the re all great r d a e ss n e p e re u W p p S . to p rs ra e e xt to e k eti r g som ut the e other comp . “I’ve neve as providin d at the he said. “B ck,” he said ins as well every roun geous to a l e ta tr ia d n d e a g va th m d a ff h ip g o d yt sidere renchin on and in at an in championsh ys as it is con more gut w vation to w e sa ti d ls rg o a o a m o n o ch ti rw ch a e u h rn ve n. Is needed m Fuchs Winte for me I ha sing positio s be in a cha ysterious a oing. Luckily d m .” s ve . a st lo y la I n ll t a ci e a th than th drag ra g aren’t re passion for the devices y m st yI a lo d r e neve ld be th . ppens wou ard timing a o h they sound b t n a o th n y a a The d racers use ff “Basically it away.” and back o n o p o st would give e th re fi herwood d to o o system Isherw rves that Is ” e n s, e se m o onals ti h n T Winternati eir chose again at th t the Fuchs a me in two d co e s n p o o ti ce n st n me erie “Throttle racers exp rottle explained. mething all es on the th o so g e re a th erflies in e tt p u ty n under , those b a e r m o ti forms - the n to io e ct m je ngine from ti e carb or in u fire the e linkage to th es built in. ch when yo a d la m b o e st e th s th ve u ha of nt that ha wareness yo carb plate e the amou a f rs e u ri co b f e o th is or trick hen the “The whole throttle a second w f e o th s n th o d y re a d hun chose to st osen of time you sh. r run the ch ca r u ambers fla yo d a way e k ma need to fin y er ll a th a re stop to try e u w f yo o “I find to make use cus on the ET. We have rself and fo revious run u p yo d n lm a ca rs e to logg id. “Forget ber before ations, data f you,” he sa m st o u t n n t o a fr th d in o te ing race , Isherwo to calcula ight be com .” drag racers time cards what race m g or racing t in . u e o fy Like many n b li f you. a e a o u sc t q r n f do t ca f e in fro every roun in the stree of the bag o ion , just the on rt n ss a o a p p r is te is h p started out la o xt re st s we s the e ra en The throttle tary engine ood’s Hold erves come n rw e e h th e Is h m p it u ti Originally ro W at the to harness makes tricks that d you need e-moly is mechanic n h m a s ro n a li d w ch a n n it ll a d re fu an ad nt . It is a e bug bit as ith consiste involved. Th Commodore help you w ort n under A/G to sp ru is e u to who got him th th d h if it se u w t ent eing ing sure yo chassis tha ’s involvem ck before b ns and mak to S io r ct e a p e u Isherwood re S th on in doing r in the classificati , you keep at uper Gas ca rag racing grew. are winning S d a g to in h d e v tc over again.” e n a d o h arted w transiti block C s over an r ig g e b p in u th ch S e in ys m When he st a ic sa 565 cub was alw needed mid-00s. A Raceway, it orsepower h d n Willowbank e p to . e on provides th t his attenti Gas that go

and high It was hugsnd with wife fives all roducrew chief connie ane builder and engin ht when a david Knigquarter finals win in the ampionship saw the ch sewn up.

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HARD WORK

PAYS OFF

The 2012 fUcHS WInTeRnaTIonalS was an event that demanded endurance as weather pushed out the schedule and gave teams plenty to think about tune up wise from friday through to Tuesday. Here’s our wrap from the andRa season finale.

FASTLANE take a snapshot look at the event through great photography by Joe Maday, Dave Reid, Fred Dwyer and Luke Nieuwhof

daMIen HaRRIS’S BTP dragster missed the championship by a heartbreaking 1.5 points when Darren Morgan snuck by using top speed bonus points.

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daRRen MoRgan’S 320mph blast in qualifying was enough to pickpocket the championship from Damien Harris for AEG Powertools.

allan doBSon was all thumbs up after taking home top qualifier, low ET and the win for Santo Rapisarda in his first race back in 14 months.

andReW coWIn reached the final but the Rocket Industries dragster is still having a tough time getting down the track.

PHIl Read lit things up on this qualifying pass where the car pushed out a head gasket.

The ToP fUel teams raced for the Mick Atholwood Trophy in recognition of the team owner who passed away earlier this year.

STeven Reed had some 200mph tape in place following a qualifying pass where the steering wheel shook loose and he hit the wall.

ScoTT Maclean’S new Funny Car made it into the field with a 5.77 but he had to head home before the delayed eliminations.


JaMIe noonan had backing from V8 Nights over the weekend and reached the final but he was unable to contest after popping the blower on the run before.

gaRY PHIllIPS endured torturous qualifying sessions and missed the field but still came away with the championship win when Adam Marchant lost in the semis.

STeve Reed burns out to take a win.

Jon STIng kept the front wheels hiked on most of his runs.

JaKe donnellY is the master of the Junior Dragster game.

A controversial ToP dooRSlaMMeR final where Andrew Suttons staging beams stayed on after the car had moved.

RoBIn JUdd announced his retirement shortly before the Fuchs Winternationals.

vIcToR BRaY smokes out the startline in front of the big crowd.


MaURIce faBIeTTI couldn’t bring the five second form needed to qualify.

SHane TUcKeR took his second event win of the season and marked himself as a championship contender for the new season.

MIcHael alI wrapped up his first Pro Stock championship when Denis Whiting went out in the second round.

JoHn BaRBagallo and PeTeR RIdgeWaY have a moment in the staging lanes.

RoB HaRRIngTon survived a close championship tussle in Super Street.

KIRSTen TUcKeR made her debut in Pro Stock, the first lady to race in the category in Australia.


locKY IReland won his first championship for Lucas Oils by reaching the final.

gavIn SPann’S Noodle Box bike really got moving in qualifying.

MaURIce allen did not enjoy the event he wanted, going out in the first round..

cHRIS MaTHeSon was again unstoppable with a perfect season of wins.

WaYne KeYS took enough points to claim the Competition title.

JaSon MaggS came into the event on maximum points but an early exit let Wayne Keys strike.

lUKe cRoWleY cracked a win with his gorgeous Pro Stock Motorcycle and entered the 7.3 zone for the first time.


JIM IoannIdIS had a number of bumper scraping wheelstands over the weekend.

KennY STeWaRT was rewarded for a year of much travelling with the Modified title.

RoBeRT novaK came from behind to win the Super Compact championship.

MaTT WaTTS was again the champion in Supercharged Outlaws.

danIel SeKlI won his second championship straight.

JaSon SIMPSon took his G/Gas Ford Capri to the Super Stock championship.d.

STeven foWleR remains one of the great Group Three drivers with the Super Sedan championship.

vInce PaneTTa and MIcHael HUnT slow things down in the braking area. KevIn WIllIaMSon assumes the position off the line on his Suzuki.

KevIn gUMMoW did the double up with a win plus a championship.

SIMon ISHeRWood had the Super Gas title in his name, make sure you check out the feature on the team in this issue.


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2011/2012

PROSERIES AL

CHAMPIONSHIPPOINTSRESULTS

TOP FUEL 1

darren Morgan

521

2

damien Harris

519.5

3

andrew cowin

496.5

4

Phillip lamattina

463.5

5

Terry Sainty

149

TOP ALCOHOL 1

gary Phillips

361

2

adam Marchant

3

Wayne newby

303

4

Steven Ham

292

5

Steven Reed

259

350.5

TOP DOORSLAMMER 1

John Zappia

620

2

Peter Kapiris

587.5

3

Robin Judd

552.5

4

Mark Belleri

316.5

5

Ben Bray

297

TOP BIKE 1

chris Matheson

635.5

2

chris Porter

3

Phil Parker

295.5

4

Mark drew

231

5

graeme Morell

174

360

PRO STOCK 1

Michael ali

370.5

2

denis Whiting

342

3

Shane Tucker

323

4

dave newcombe

5

Tyronne Tremayne

285.5 283

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE 1

locky Ireland

404

2

Maurice allen

351

3

Michael gilbertson

342

4

Phil Howard

325

5

glenn Wooster

281

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POIN RESULTS


ALLSTARS

SHIP

SUPERCHARGED OUTLAWS 1

Matty Watts

200

2

Jack danaher

200

3

luke Marsden

200

4

nathan Peirano

180

5

Paul Stephen

160

COMPETITION

MODIFIED

1

Wayne Keys

260

1

Kenny Stewart

200

2

Jason Maggs

240

2

Kelly corbett

180

3

alistair Mcclure

230

3

dave ferricks

160

4

greg leahy

220

4

Peter Brown

140

5

Wayne cartledge

160

5

Brady lowcock

140

SUPER SEDAN

SUPER STOCK 1

Jason Simpson

240

1

Steve fowler

280

2

omar Sedmak

220

2

Marco Tolomeo

200

3

darren Parker

220

3

ethan Hort

160

4

fred Soleiman

180

4

greg fowler

120

5

Kevin Magner

180

5

Mark Harding

100 0

COMPETITION BIKE

MODIFIED BIKE

1

Kevin gummow

260

1

daniel Sekli

280

2

Ross Smith

260

2

Simon Stevens

200

3

Kevin Williamson

230

3

corey Buttigieg

160

4

Blair Pennington

200

4

Jason ellem

160

5

Scott Keogh

180

5

alberto Marques

140

SUPER STREET

SUPER COMPACT 1

Robert novak

180

1

Rob Harrington

200

2

damien McKern

160

2

Kylie Tanner

180

3

lee docherty

120

3

Joe Zammit

180

4

Jason Both

100

4

carl ‘chevy’ Taylor

160

5

Ben Hunt

80

5

Roger Moorhouse

150

NTS S

JUNIOR DRAGSTER 1

Jake donnelly

220

2

georgie gerritsen

200

3

Brandon gosbell

140

4

obe Ward

140

5

naomi lightowler

140

SUPER GAS 1

Simon Isherwood

240

2

Michael Stivala

220

3

Rick dudek

160

4

graeme Spencer

160

5

darryl Stephen

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cLaSS

rEcord

IndEX

RECORDS IN

namE

GROUP 1 T/f

4.563

4.863

N/A

N/A

311.41 Ta/d

5.517

6.01

257.73 Ta/fc

5.524

6.02

261.07 Ta/a

5.789

6.28

244.56 TB/M

6.05

6.55

238.51 TB/T

6.527

7.02

216.34 T/d

5.769

6.26

256.41 PRo

6.997

7.49

195.22 P/M

7.094

VEHIcLE

TracK

daTE

cLaSS

rEcord

IndEX

187.50

332.84 f/c

STaTE

7.59

188.28

P. Read

NSW

dragster / TfX 498

Willowbank

06/08

S. Kalitta – Rapisarda Racing

NSW

dragster / TfX 498

Sydney Dragway

12/06

US

Monte carlo/ Bae 500

Willowbank

01/09

d. Harris & P. Shackleton

WA

Monte carlo/ TfX 500

Perth Motorplex

12/09

a. Marchant

WA

dragster

Sydney Dragway

05/12

g. densham

7.614

8.11

174.15

W. newby

NSW

dragster / Bae 489

Willowbank

06/08

g. Phillips

QLD

firebird / Bae 511

Willowbank

08/09

e/d

7.350

7.85

e/da

7.500

8.00

5.902

QLD

Monte carlo / Bae 511

Sydney Dragway

05/12

M. Sheehan

WA

altered / KB 511

Perth Motorplex

11/07

M. Sheehan

WA

altered / KB 511

Perth Motorplex

02/04

c. Matheson

QLD

RB 1500

Willowbank

06/10

a. Williams

NZ

RBP Special 1550

Sydney Dragway

05/09

aa/aa

6.40

WA

Harley v Twin 175

Sydney Dragway

09/11

M.drew - K Trans Racing

WA

Harley v Twin 175

Perth Motorplex

03/12

WA

Monaro Bae 514

Sydney Dragway

05/12

P.Kapiris

VIC

dodge Saratoga / Hemi 521

Sydney Dragway

05/12

P. Ridgeway & J. o’Kearney

QLD

Holden Monaro 400

Sydney Dragway

05/12

6.55

BB/a

6.274

6.77

217.39 6.539

7.03

211.17 cc/aa

6.820

7.32

193.13 ee/a

6.600

7.10

200.00 ee/aa

6.750

7.25

195.00

d. Whiting

QLD

Holden Monaro 399

Perth Motorplex

03/12

d & K Peatey

QLD

Suzuki 1655

Sydney Dragway

09/06

P. cochrane – Stevens Racing

QLD

Buell 160

Perth Motorplex

11/07

RRR/aI

6.600

7.10

203.00 RR/aI

6.800

7.30

197.00 RRR/aIa

GROUP 2 - COMPETITION ELIMINATOR aa/d

5.719

6.21

243.90 BB/d

5.731

6.23

243.90 BB/da

6.150

6.65

226.93 cc/da

6.724

7.22

ee/d

6.350

6.85

205.00 ee/da

6.500

7.00

200.00 RRR/dI

6.550

7.05

204.00 RR/dI

6.750

7.25

198.00 RRR/dIa

6.700

7.20

200.00 RR/dIa

6.900

7.40

6.851

7.35

195.40 a/da

6.858

7.35

7.320

7.82

183.03 B/da

7.129

Perth Motorplex

03/12

a. croker

WA

dragster / TfX 451

Perth Motorplex

03/08

J. clarke

WA

dragster / chev 482

Perth Motorplex

03/11

J. clarke

WA

dragster / chev 482

Perth Motorplex

03/11

W.Jones – Weldwell

QLD

Rail / chev 362

Calder Park

03/97

W.Jones – Motorcraft

QLD

Rail / chev 362

Eastern Creek

11/96

S. Baxter

VIC

dragster / chev 364

Sydney Dragway

05/05

dragster / chev 362

Sydney Dragway

7.62

02/04 08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/11

MInIMUM

08/11

MInIMUM

08/11

MInIMUM

08/11

MInIMUM

09/11

MInIMUM

09/11

MInIMUM

09/11

a. Buckley

09/11 QLD

dragster / chev 500

Willowbank

a/a

7.45

6.872

a/aa

7.047

7.37

7.54

189.90 B/a

6.936

B/aa

dragster / chev 504

Willowbank

06/05

P. Zelow

QLD

dragster / chev 500

Sydney Dragway

03/12

7.226

7.43

7.72

183.30 c/aa

7.730

8.23

167.85 e/a

7.400

7.90

180.00 e/aa

7.550

8.05

5.884

6.38

243.24 BB/fc

5.965

6.46

234.98 BB/fca

6.730

7.23

6.55

234.37 aa/aPa

6.50

7.00

206.00

NZ

dragster / ford 398

Willowbank

06/07

c.van Ysseldyk

NSW

Rail / Buick 348

Willowbank

06/01

c.van Ysseldyk

NSW

Rail / Buick 348

Willowbank

06/01

VIC

dragster / chev 360

Sydney Dragway

09/10

aa/aPI

6.550

7.05

207.00 aa/aPIa

6.700 203.00

07/11

a.Selva

VIC

dragster / ford 360

Willowbank

09/07

a.Selva

VIC

dragster / ford 360

Willowbank

09/07

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

07/09

S.Rowland

WA

T’Bkt / TfX 526

Perth Motorplex

03/08

J. Walshe

QLD

T’Bkt / Bae 475

Willowbank

06/09

MInIMUM

08/08

g.K.c. Racing

09/09 QLD

T’Bkt / chrysler 452

Willowbank

06/12 02/10

d. Bird

WA

altered / chev 468

Perth Motorplex

R.West

QLD

T’Bkt / chev 469

Willowbank

09/07

R.West

QLD

T’Bkt / chev 469

Willowbank

09/07

S. Baxter

VIC

altered / chev 365

Sydney Dragway

03/12

n. Behrendt

WA

T’Bkt / ford 366

Perth Motorplex

03/08

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

08/06

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

09/11

MInIMUM

09/11

MInIMUM

09/11 09/11

c.Soldatos

VIC

Roadster / chev 500

c. Soldatos

VIC

Roadster / chev 500

Sydney Dragway

02/08

Radford frawley

SQ

altered/ chev 500

Willowbank

04/10

Radford frawley

SQ

altered/ chev 500

Willowbank

06/10

Sydney Dragway

09/10

c. Soldatos

VIC

altered / chev 500

Sydney Dragway

05/10

c. Soldatos

VIC

altered / chev 500

Sydney Dragway

05/10

P & R otto

QLD

altered / ford 400

Willowbank

06/12

P & R otto

QLD

T’Bkt / ford 399

Willowbank

06/08

c. Berias

VIC

altered / ford 368

Sydney Dragway

09/06

M. dequen

WA

T’Bkt / chev 357

Willowbank

06/08

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

07/09 VIC

altered / chev 280

Willowbank

7.20

03/11

c. glassby

WA

camaro / Bae 511

Perth Motorplex

02/10

c. glassby

WA

camaro / Bae 511

Perth Motorplex

02/10

J. McSweeney

WA

Mustang

Perth Motorplex

03/12

J. McSweeney

WA

Mustang

Perth Motorplex

03/12

a. Mcclure

WA

oldsmobile 478

Willowbank

06/12

W. Keys

WA

Monaro / KB 526

Perth Motorplex

03/12

W. Keys

WA

Monaro / KB 526

Perth Motorplex

03/12

MInIMUM

210.00 6.054

Willowbank

c. geddes

174.12 aa/fc

daTE

dragster / chev 361

MInIMUM

187.99

aa/aP

QLD

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6.950 194.00

06/09

a. Buckley

W. cartledge

RR/aIa

188.70

MInIMUM

J. Bates & T. Marsh

198.15 B/d

dragster

MInIMUM

195.00 a/d

WA

VIC

7.25

198.00

a. Marchant

S. Baxter

198.41

6.750

TracK

VIC

MInIMUM

221.00

BB/aa

M.drew - K Trans Racing

6.05

STaTE

MInIMUM

175.00 aa/a

VEHIcLE

W. cartledge

MInIMUM

180.00

235.11

g, d & c Phillips lucas oil

J. Zappia

c/da

namE

08/05

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

09/09


NDEXES cLaSS

BB/aP

rEcord 6.687

IndEX 7.18

210.44 BB/aPa

6.840

7.34

194.00 BB/aPI

6.700

7.20

203.00 BB/aPIa

6.850

7.35

aa/g

6.87

220.04 aa/ga

6.52

7.02

205.00 BB/g

6.866

7.36

7.020

7.52

200.00 cc/g

7.37

7.87

195.00 cc/ga

7.170

VEHIcLE

TracK

daTE

J. McSweeney

WA

falcon / ford 324

Perth Motorplex

03/05

J. Maggs

VIC

Mustang / ford 315

Sydney Dragway

09/09

MInIMUM

08/05

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

07/08

7.67

g Separovich g Separovich

WA

Torana / chev 393

Perth Motorplex

03/07

Torana / chev 393

Perth Motorplex

03/07

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

09/09

g. Separovich

WA WA

camara / chev 332 camaro / chev 332

Perth Motorplex Perth Motorplex

08/05 08/05

MInIMUM

08/07

MInIMUM

08/05 WA

falcon / ford 321

WA

ford XR8 / ford 318

Perth Motorplex Perth Motorplex

03/11

7.254

7.75

186.98

a/aP

a/aPa

7.324

7.82

B/aP

B/aPa

Sydney Dragway

05/09

a. Puglia

WA

ford Svo 300

Sydney Dragway

05/09

Perth Motorplex

7.53

7.272

7.77

7.455

7.708

7.992

7.150

7.300

7.050

7.500

S. norman

B/g

7.432

7.93

181.23 B/ga

7.651

8.15

179.78 c/g

8.04

8.54

166.66 c/ga

7.992

8.49

164.47 d/g

8.338

8.83

159.97 d/ga

8.427

8.92

Huhtala, Xuereb & Xerakias

firebird/chev 400

Sydney Dragway

09/10

USA

cutlass / chev 346

Sydney Dragway

05/12

Huhtala, Xuereb & Xerakias

USA

cutlass / chev 346

Sydney Dragway

05/12

a. Spinozzi

NSW

chev / chev 358

Willowbank

06/10

P. Beauchamp

QLD

Pontiac / chev 358

Willowbank

04/10

B. cavallo

VIC

Pontiac / chev 315

Perth Motorplex

03/06

P. Beauchamp

QLD

firebird / Pontiac 316

Willowbank

06/10

P. Beauchamp

QLD

firebird / Pontiac 316

Willowbank

06/10

a/MP

8.428

8.327

MInIMUM

08/07

MInIMUM

08/07

I.Brown

SA

P. clark

QLD

camaro / Buick 286

Adelaide

11/00

Holden / chev 294

Willowbank

07/11

8.480

8.664

8.766

8.835

8.428

P.clark

dd/g

7.77

8.27

172.24 dd/ga

7.854

8.35

172.24 RR/g

8.18

8.68

Holden / chev 294

Willowbank

07/11

MInIMUM

08/07

MInIMUM

08/05

e. Quartermaine

WA

falcon / ford 179

Perth Motorplex

03/12

P & J Sammut

VIC

nissan/nissan 183T

Calder Park

03/99

MInIMUM T. Stacy

170.45

QLD

d/MPa

e/MP

Mazda/Mazda 80T

Perth Motorplex

02/04

8.480

8.66

8.766

VIC

Pontiac/chev 399

Perth Motorplex

03/12

VIC

Stratus / chev 313

Willowbank

07/11

n. cavallo

VIC

Stratus / chev 313

Willowbank

07/11

8.49

MInIMUM SQ

Pontiac firebird / chev 316

P.Beauchamp 7.65

7.80

7.55

7.70

8.00

8.480

8.98

165.00 e/g

8.57

9.07

8.821

9.32

152.16 f/g

8.965

9.46

149.13 f/ga

9.176

8.285

MInIMUM

08/05

MInIMUM

08/07 VIC

chev 297

Sydney Dragway

Sacre & Muller

QLD

Pontiac / chev 300

Willowbank

07/11

SA

camaro / chev 279

Willowbank

06/10

SA

camaro / chev 280

Sydney Dragway

05/10

a. Panagiotidis

SA

camaro / chev 280

Sydney Dragway

05/10

8.78

J. Simpson

a. Panagiotidis

SA

chev / chev 280

Willowbank

08/09

SA

chev / chev 280

Willowbank

08/09

QLD

capri / ford 356

Sydney Dragway

03/12

8.83

a/MS

9.087

9.175

B/MSa

08/06

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

08/06

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/06

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

08/06

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/06 WA

Mazda / Mazda 160T

Perth Motorplex

MInIMUM

03/09 09/09 08/10

K. Magner K. Magner

QLD

firebird / chev 358

Willowbank

03/11

8.82

P. Beauchamp

QLD

firebird / chev 358

Sydney Dragway

05/12

f & c Soleiman

NSW

Torana / chev 358

Sydney Dragway

05/12

8.98

MInIMUM VIC

Pontiac / chev 326

Willowbank

06/12

l. Heintz 9.16

9.26

9.33

8.92

8.82

8.98

9.16

9.26

9.33

QLD

firebird / chev 358

Sydney Dragway

05/12

07/11

Sacre & Muller

QLD

Pontiac / chev 315

Sydney Dragway

09/07

Sacre & Muller

QLD

Pontiac / chev 315

Sydney Dragway

09/07

Heintz & vandersluys

VIC

Pontiac gTo / Buick 297

Sydney Dragway

05/10

Heintz & vandersluys

VIC

Pontiac gTo / Buick 297

Sydney Dragway

05/10

Sacre & Muller

QLD

Pontiac / chev 315

Willowbank

06/07

Sacre & Muller

QLD

Pontiac / chev 315

Willowbank

06/07

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM K.Magner

07/11 SQ

Pontiac / chev 358

Sydney Dragway

0910

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

05/10

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM

08/08

MInIMUM

09/09

9.58

T. dimitropoulos

SA

camaro / chev 438

Willowbank

06/10

9.67

M.Hunt

QLD

ford / falcon 431

Willowbank

06/12

M.Hunt

QLD

ford / falcon 431

Willowbank

07/11

10.02

T. caroscio

SA

Pontiac / chev 295

Willowbank

06/07

T. dimitropoulos

148.04 9.522

09/10

8.92

152.76 a/MSa

Sydney Dragway

MInIMUM

152.00

B/MS

a. Panagiotidis

a. Panagiotidis

f/MPa

09/11

a. Panagiotidis

9.67

144.74 g/ga

08/05

l.Heintz - a.c delco

156.61 e/ga

MInIMUM

06/10

MInIMUM

B. glover 8.15

151.14 RR/ga

03/12 09/09

d. Parker

155.00 f/MP

Sydney Dragway Sydney Dragway

n. cavallo

160.37 e/MPa

Pontiac / chev 500 Pontiac / chev 499

8.20

164.43

08/07 WA

8.327

QLD QLD

06/10

165.80 159.70

o. Sedmak o. Sedmak

Willowbank

151.16 d/MP

06/09

nissan / chrysler 404

151.14 c/MPa

Willowbank

WA

150.77 c/MP

cobalt / chev 502

M. frossos

162.65 B/MPa

03/08

WA

7.95

164.43 B/MP

Perth Motorplex

c. valentan

11/09

165.80 a/MPa

cavalier / chev 500

11/09

03/12

SA

WA

Perth Motorplex

175.00 184.52

c. valentan

03/12

Perth Motorplex

173.07 7.650

daTE

Sydney Dragway

Probe / ford 400

194.00 7.200

TracK

capri / ford 356

Probe / ford 400

180.00 RRR/aPI

VEHIcLE

QLD

WA

187.00 dd/aPIa

STaTE

J. Simpson

WA

167.34 dd/aPI

RECO

a. Puglia

173.21 c/aPa

namE

a. Puglia

182.92 c/aP

RR/aPI

ford Svo 300

nissan / chev 404

7.032

185.00

WA

WA

7.44

188.28

RRR/aPIa

a. Puglia

M. frossos

6.943

192.66

RR/aPIa a/ga

IndEX

198.76

03/03

GROUP 2 - SUPERSTOCK ELIMINATOR a/g

rEcord 162.08

02/04

MInIMUM

a. Minogue

cLaSS

02/04

MInIMUM

R. Panizza

189.07

09/09 WA

g. Separovich

205.94 BB/ga

STaTE

MInIMUM

198.00 6.379

namE

SA

camaro / chev 438

Willowbank

06/10

141.28

MInIMUM

9.257

T. caroscio comp engines

SA

firebird / chev 311

Sydney Dragway

05/12

T. caroscio comp engines

SA

firebird / chev 311

Willowbank

06/12

144.98

9.75

07/11

FASTLANE I 27


cLaSS

rEcord

IndEX

RECORDS IN

namE

STaTE

VEHIcLE

TracK

daTE

GROUP 2 - SUPERSTOCK ELIMINATOR c/MS

10.050

10.55

134.61 c/MSa

9.938

10.43

136.30 H/MS

9.350

9.85

145.00 H/MSa

9.500

10.00

T. caroscio

SA

Pontiac / chev 295

Sydney Dragway

SA

Pontiac / chev 296

Willowbank

06/03

SA

Pontiac / chev 295

Sydney Dragway

05/11

J. Ioannidis

SA

commodore / Holden 304

Sydney Dragway

05/11

aa/cB

08/05

MInIMUM

05/12 05/12

IndEX

8.720

9.22

7.349

7.349

7.84

7.443

7.436

GROUP 2 - SUPER COMPACT ELIMINATOR aa/Sc

6.476

6.97

R.Harvey

217.81 BB/Sc

6.709

7.20

7.200

7.70

7.250

7.75

BB/SM

7.300

7.80

183.00 cc/SM

7.478

7.97

179.44 aa/oM

7.656

8.15

BB/oM

7.950

8.45

169.06 a/MSa

9.175

9.67

9.522

10.02

9.257

9.75

144.98 c/MS

10.050

10.55

134.61 c/MSa

9.938

10.43

136.30 H/MS

9.350

9.85

9.500

07/11

NSW

Mazda / Mazda 20B

Sydney Dragway

09/11

Sydney Dragway

nissan / Mitsubishi 122T

Willowbank

QLD

nissan / nissan 160T

Willowbank

10.00

140.00

06/09

09/09

R. Rehayem

NSW

Mazda / Mazda 13BT

Willowbank

06/09

l. docherty

NSW

MX5 / Mazda 13BT

Sydney Dragway

05/12

NSW

Supra / Toyota 195T

Sydney Dragway

05/11

NSW

Supra / Toyota 195T

Sydney Dragway

05/11 08/08

B. Miller

QLD

M.Hunt

QLD

ford / falcon 431

T. caroscio

QLD SA

ford / falcon 431 Pontiac / chev 295

Willowbank

07/11

Willowbank

06/12

Willowbank

7.474

7.97

171.49 B/cB

7.779

8.27

171.04 c/cB

8.256

8.75

158.28 d/cB

8.550

9.05

155.00

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PP/cBI

8.10

Willowbank

06/07

a/SB

SA

firebird / chev 311

Sydney Dragway

05/12

T. caroscio comp engines

SA

firebird / chev 311

Willowbank

06/12

T. caroscio

SA

Pontiac / chev 295

Sydney Dragway

02/06

T. caroscio

SA

Pontiac / chev 296

Willowbank

06/03

T. caroscio

SA

Pontiac / chev 295

Sydney Dragway

05/11

J. Ioannidis

SA

commodore / Holden 304

Sydney Dragway

05/11

MInIMUM

09/09

MInIMUM

05/12 05/12

QLD

Suzuki 1438

Willowbank

09/06

g. vella

QLD

Suzuki 1428

Palmyra

10/11

R. lemberg

QLD

Suzuki / Suzuki 1437

Willowbank

06/07

d/SB

Kevin gummow

WA

Kawasaki 1428

Willowbank

06/12

MInIMUM

QLD

Suzuki / Suzuki 1437

Willowbank

06/07

l. crowley

QLD

Kawasaki 798

Willowbank

06/05

l. crowley

QLD

Kawasaki 798

Willowbank

06/05

MInIMUM

08/05

MInIMUM

08/05

10.005

9.400

7.94

7.94

8.935

05/12

K. gummow

WA

Kawasaki 1428

Sydney Dragway

05/12

g. durack

WA

Kawasaki 1327T

Perth Motorplex

03/06

MInIMUM

05/12

MInIMUM 8.90

8.90

9.00

8.60

8.50

05/12

c. Scholes

VIC

Kawasaki 1260

Sydney Dragway

09/11

c. Scholes

VIC

Kawasaki 1166

Sydney Dragway

09/09

MInIMUM

07/09

MInIMUM

05/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM

08/10

MInIMUM 9.19

9.52

9.91

10.50

9.90

142.16 v/cB

07/09

MInIMUM

137.74 ST/B

9.43

144.74

08/10

R. Smith

WA

Suzuki 1441

Perth Motorplex

03/12

K. Horey & J. Marshall

QLD

Suzuki 1803

Willowbank

09/08

B. Pennington

QLD

Suzuki 1060

Perth Motorplex

03/12

B. Pennington

QLD

Suzuki 1060

Willowbank

01/12

R. lougheed

QLD

Kawasaki 750

Eastern Creek

11/95

R. lougheed

QLD

Kawasaki 750

Eastern Creek

11/95

P. everett

QLD

Kawasaki 599

Willowbank

03/11

P. everett

QLD

Kawasaki 599

Sydney Dragway

05/11

d. Pothecary

QLD

gangsta / S&S 124

Sydney Dragway

09/09

S. Keogh

QLD

Harley 1590

Sydney Dragway

05/12

S. Keogh

QLD

Harley 1590

Willowbank

03/11

MInIMUM

08/08

GROUP 3 - MODIFIED ELIMINATOR aa/Md

a/Md

BB/Md

B/Md

cc/Md

aa/Ma

a/Ma

R. lemberg

9.410

05/10

7.93

151.77

c/Md

d. densmore

9.029

05/12

MInIMUM

06/10

160.82

08/05

MInIMUM

8.693

08/09

06/12

163.82 B/SB

07/11

T. caroscio comp engines

8.00

Willowbank

Willowbank

165.00

07/11

GROUP 2 - COMPETITION BIKE a/cB

8.50

NSW

Kawasaki 1428

150.00 PP/cB

c/SB

MInIMUM Mazda / Mazda 13BT

vv/cB

04/06

WA

160.00

MInIMUM

Po Tung

8.400

Palmyra

Kevin gummow

165.00

06/09 08/08

8.401

Harley 127 Suzuki / Suzuki 1428

7.94

166.39

09/10 08/08

QLD

dd/cB

dd/cBI

MInIMUM

145.00 H/MSa

Willowbank

MInIMUM

141.28 B/MSa

celica / Toyota 195T

Mazda / Mazda 20BT

7.446

QLD

Willowbank

178.92

NZ

NSW

cc/cBI

g. Kempe

daTE

08/05

Kawasaki 1427T

178.92 05/11

08/08

M.Hunt

148.04 B/MS

Sydney Dragway

MInIMUM

Po Tung

182.28

celica / Toyota 195T

MInIMUM M. Jacobsen

179.14

NSW

MInIMUM c. Willshire

176.61 aa/SM

g. Rehayem R. Rehayem

180.09 cc/Sc

J. Signorelli

7.446

TracK

QLD

178.92 cc/cB

VEHIcLE

a. Buxton

179.78 BB/cBI

STaTE

MInIMUM

MInIMUM 7.84

182.50 BB/cB

namE

J. Parker

178.92 aa/cBI

09/09

MInIMUM

rEcord

147.21

02/06

T. caroscio

MInIMUM

140.00

P/cB

T. caroscio

MInIMUM

cLaSS

BB/Ma

B/Ma

6.487

N/A

P. Ward

VIC

dragster / ford 540

Sydney Dragway

02/04

210.01

N/A

P. Ward

VIC

dragster / ford 540

Sydney Dragway

02/04

7.070

N/A

J. Sting & P. May

QLD

dragster / Buick 415

Willowbank

04/00

189.23

N/A

J. Sting & P. May

QLD

dragster / Buick 415

Willowbank

04/00

NSW

dragster / Holden 205

Willowbank

06/03

Rail / Mazda 240T

Willowbank

06/02

7.708

N/A

J. Zullo

169.88

N/A

c. armstrong

9.074

N/A

J. Zullo

NSW

dragster / Holden 208

Sydney Dragway

09/09

145.28

N/A

J. Zullo

NSW

dragster / Holden 208

Sydney Dragway

09/09

7.128

N/A

B. diggles & J. Watson

QLD

dragster / nissan 124

Willowbank

06/12

187.18

N/A

B. diggles & J. Watson

QLD

dragster / nissan 124

Willowbank

06/12

8.469

N/A

g. Hullah

VIC

dragster / Suzuki 1428

Sydney Dragway

05/12

151.48

N/A

g. Hullah

VIC

dragster / Suzuki 1428

Sydney Dragway

05/12

6.610

N/A

d. Mclennan

QLD

oldsmobile / TfX

Calder Park

03/99

207.75

N/A

d. Mclennan

QLD

oldsmobile / TfX

Calder Park

03/99

7.134

N/A

M. osborn

WA

T'Bkt / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/11

183.89

N/A

M. osborn

WA

T'Bkt / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/11

7.673

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

Willowbank

09/08

170.91

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

Willowbank

09/08

8.608

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

150.75

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

SA


NDEXES cLaSS

cc/Ma

c/Ma

aa/HR

a/HR

BB/HR

B/HR

rEcord

IndEX

namE

STaTE

daTE

cLaSS

rEcord

IndEX

namE

8.521

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

VEHIcLE

TracK

Willowbank

06/10

BB/HR

9.781

N/A

R. Bevis

154.83

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

Willowbank

06/10

136.32

N/A

10.360

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

10.536

126.58

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

N/A

B. giliespie

NSW

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

125.07

6.970

Eastern Creek

10/97

197.46

N/A

B. giliespie

NSW

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

Eastern Creek

10/97

7.658

N/A

c. Reid

QLD

Roadster / chev 632

Willowbank

07/11

176.81

N/A

B. Baxter

WA

Roadster / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/09

9.781

N/A

R. Bevis

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

136.32

N/A

R. Bevis

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

10.536

N/A

J. Reinke

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

125.07

N/A

J. Reinke

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

GROUP 3 - SUPER SEDAN ELIMINATOR SS/aa

SS/a

SS/BB

SS/B

SS/cc

SS/c

aa/Ma

a/Ma

BB/Ma

B/Ma

cc/Ma

c/Ma

aa/HR

a/HR

N/A

R. campisi

NSW

ford Mustang 632

Sydney Dragway

09/11

255.29

N/A

R. campisi

NSW

ford Mustang 632

Sydney Dragway

09/11

6.852

N/A

g. fowler

NSW

Pontiac gXP / chev 765

Sydney Dragway

05/12

201.46

N/A

g. fowler

NSW

Pontiac gXP / chev 765

Sydney Dragway

05/12

6.901

N/A

J. Signorelli

NSW

Toyota / Toyota 182T

Sydney Dragway

02/07

205.69

N/A

J. Signorelli

NSW

9.570

N/A

P. leondiou

SA

138.95

N/A

P. leondiou

SA

8.192

N/A

M. ashford

QLD

Toyota / Toyota 182T

Sydney Dragway

02/07

Torana / chev 292

Adelaide

10/95

Torana / chev 292

Adelaide

10/95

Willowbank

11/03

nissan 200 SX / nissan 122T

Willowbank

11/03

US

volkswagen / volkswagen 2610

Willowbank

06/95

US

volkswagen / volkswagen 2610

Eastern Creek

05/95

d. Mclennan

QLD

oldsmobile / TfX

Calder Park

03/99

N/A

d. Mclennan

QLD

oldsmobile / TfX

Calder Park

03/99

7.134

N/A

M. osborn

WA

T'Bkt / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/11

183.89

N/A

M. osborn

WA

T'Bkt / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/11

7.673

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

Willowbank

09/08

168.16

N/A

M. ashford

10.380

N/A

g. Berg – vintage vee dub Supplies

127.66

N/A

g. Berg – vintage vee dub Supplies

6.610

N/A

207.75

QLD

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

Willowbank

09/08

8.608

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

150.75

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

8.521

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

Willowbank

06/10

154.83

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

Willowbank

06/10

10.360

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

126.58

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

6.970

N/A

B. giliespie

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

Eastern Creek

10/97

NSW

197.46

N/A

B. giliespie

NSW

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

Eastern Creek

10/97

7.658

N/A

c. Reid

QLD

Roadster / chev 632

Willowbank

07/11

176.81

N/A

W a n T

B. Baxter

WA

T o

Roadster / chev 632

aa/MB

a/MB

BB/MB

cc/MB

c/MB

dd/MB

Perth Motorplex

03/09

VEHIcLE

TracK

daTE

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

R. Bevis

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

N/A

J. Reinke

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

N/A

J. Reinke

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

7.550

N/A

d. Martini

Suzuki gSX 1395

Willowbank

01/02

194.97

N/A

l. azzopardi

NSW

Suzuki 1300T

Sydney Dragway

09/10

7.791

N/A

Hancock, Brown & Marshall

NSW

Suzuki 1100

Willowbank

03/11

168.30

N/A

Hancock, Brown & Marshall

NSW

Suzuki 1100

Willowbank

03/11

8.40

N/A

MInIMUM

08/11

168.00

N/A

MInIMUM

08/11

8.700

N/A

d. Sekli

QLD

ZX10R / Kawasaki 1050

Willowbank

06/12

154.07

N/A

d. Sekli

QLD

ZX10R / Kawasaki 1050

Sydney Dragway

03/12

8.727

N/A

M. donohue

VIC

Suzuki / Suzuki 791

Sydney Dragway

05/09

159.29

N/A

M. donohue

VIC

Suzuki / Suzuki 791

Sydney Dragway

05/09

VIC

MInIMUM

9.700 139.96

R.Mccallum

9.600

MInIMUM

08/11 WA

Kawasaki 778

Ravenswood

B/Ma

cc/Ma

c/Ma

aa/HR

a/HR

BB/HR

B/HR

03/99 08/11

145.00 d/MB

BB/Ma

170.91

STaTE

GROUP 3 - MODIFIED BIKE ELIMINATOR

B/MB

6.040

nissan 200 SX / nissan 122T

B/HR

RECO

08/11

10.233

N/A

Jamie Prothero

NSW

Kawasaki 636

Sydney Dragway

05/12

135.08

N/A

Jamie Prothero

NSW

Kawasaki 636

Sydney Dragway

05/12

Willowbank

09/08

7.673

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

170.91

N/A

g.anderson

QLD

altered / Mazda 13B

Willowbank

09/08

8.608

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

150.75

N/A

R. cooper-fowle

WA

altered / chev 295

Perth Motorplex

03/12

Willowbank

06/10

8.521

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

154.83

N/A

d. Marsh

QLD

altered / Toyota 122T

Willowbank

06/10

10.360

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

126.58

N/A

M. gedye

SA

Kawasaki

Adelaide

03/91

6.970

N/A

B. giliespie

NSW

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

Eastern Creek

10/97

197.46

N/A

B. giliespie

NSW

ford coupe / oldsmobile 445

Eastern Creek

10/97

7.658

N/A

c. Reid

QLD

Roadster / chev 632

Willowbank

07/11

176.81

N/A

B. Baxter

WA

Roadster / chev 632

Perth Motorplex

03/09

9.781

N/A

R. Bevis

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

136.32

N/A

R. Bevis

QLD

T’Bkt / Holden 227

Willowbank

06/08

10.536

N/A

J. Reinke

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

QLD

Roadster / chevrolet 262

Willowbank

06/04

125.07

N/A

a d v e R T I S e ?

J. Reinke

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FEATURE

TRACK

SPOTLIGHT

SUNRAYSIA STRIP MILDURA, VIC The south eastern region of Australia has a strong group of regional tracks that have been serving up some quality eighth mile racing for a bunch of dedicated racers. Sunset Strip in Mildura is one of the best examples, combining a great surface with a friendly country atmosphere on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. Recently the track played home to Slamfest where it saw Australia’s first eighth mile three second Top Doorslammer pass. The track is no stranger to performance barriers, having also hosted Darren Morgan when he ran Australia’s quickest time on an eighth mile track of 3.39 seconds at 224mph in 2010. Next year the venue will host a round of the Rocket Allstars Racing Series for the first time, with opportune timing in October 2013 right before the Australian Nationals, so people can get some last minute point scoring in. For racers coming from Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in particular, a stop in to Mildura to do some racing might be just the ticket to boost your championship chances ahead of the season ending Australian Nationals in Sydney.

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THe SUnRaYSIa dRag RacIng aSSocIaTIon HaS ReleaSed ITS Race daTeS foR THe UPcoMIng SeaSon. > SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 2012 > SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 2012 > SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 2013 (TRI SERIES) > SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 2013 > FRIDAY, MARCH 29 2013 (TEST AND TUNE) > SATURDAY, MARCH 30 2013 (NITRO FUNNY CARS) > SATURDAY, APRIL 27 2013 > SATURDAY, MAY 25 2013 > SATURDAY, JUNE 15 2013 for more information about the venue, go to www.sunsetstrip.org.au.


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