If Drag Racing isn’t fighting against the rain it’s a battle against the heat & when the temps hit the high 30’s this past weekend, that’s exactly what the teams had to do @ Adelaide International Raceway.
Eliminations for the 42nd Westernationals started last Sunday with a magnificent day and by 6pm the temperature had dipped to 25 degrees C (77.f F) with 66% humidity and 1900ft corrected air.
The Santo’s Cranes Super 3 Extreme Drag Race at Willowbank Raceway will play host to NHRA royalty later this month when three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon and renowned crew chief Lee Beard jet ‘down under’ to join the Rapisarda International Autosport team at the 29-30 March event.
Victor Bray has enjoyed a finals appearance as three generations of the Bray family took to the Perth Motorplex over the weekend for the Westernationals event.
ANDRA Top Doorslammer points leader Peter Kapiris has extended his championship gap, taking a win at the 42nd annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex.
The west turned on perfect weather for their biggest event on the calendar – the 42nd Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex. Seventeen teams turned up for Round Three of the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship, with anticipation of some tight racing.
Maurice Fabietti returned to form in qualifying for the 42nd annual Westernationals at Perth Motorplex, using a 5.92 second time to take pole position in Top Doorslammer.
After a long week spent preparing and travelling for the Aeroflow Summer Speed Fest at Adelaide International Raceway, Luke Crowley Racing (LCR) is pleased with their results.
Fifteen time National Champion Gary Phillips has battled the South Aussie heat to top the field in qualifying and make it through to the finals of the ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol round in Adelaide last weekend.
In keeping with the momentum of Sydney Dragway’s “onwards and upwards” outlook, a fresh, new look has been adopted to reflect the venue’s march into the 21st century.
Just two weeks ago at a small eighth mile strip in Victoria, John Cannuli’s hopes of competing at Perth’s Westernationals seemed dashed after his Big Lift Cranes sponsored Top Doorslammer suffered extensive damage in a racing accident. To make matters worse, Cannuli wasn’t even in the driver’s seat at the time as he had lent the car to fellow racer and good friend Sean Mifsud.
Following the conclusion of testing at the Perth Motorplex earlier this week, Team Bray Racing’s Victor and Ben Bray are currently making their final preparations for this weekend’sWesternationals event, which will kick off on Saturday 2 March – Ben’s 29th birthday.