Nineteen Top Doorslammers and nine Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters are ready to do combat next weekend as the ANDRA championship moves on to the west coast for the 41st annual Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex.
Rapisarda Racing scored a superb come from behind first round win over mega budget Al-Anabi Team in first round then fell to privateer Bob Vandergriff in the quarter- finals at the final round of the NHRA championship season at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.
This weekend sees 3 huge events on the Sydney Calendar, The Annual Rocket Open Day on Saturday from 8am to 3pm, The Australian Nostalgia Fuel Association Annual Pioneer Awards on the Saturday evening from 5pm and thehe Cruzin Magazine Nostalgia Drag Racing Event at Sydney Dragway on Sunday from 9am, racing from 1pm.
Since taking the win at the season ending Winternationals, the off season was productive but time consuming and before Reed knew it, the Nationals were fast approaching and time had run out to do some much needed testing prior to last weekend at Sydney Dragway.
Rapisarda Racing and Cory McClenathan have booked an appointment with Al-Anabi ace Shawn Langdon in first round of racing following a superb pass of 3.86/ 487 km/h to qualify in 16 th spot after four gruelling rounds at the final event on the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle championship season at Pomona, California.
RAPISARDA RACING have nailed a provisional tenth spot for the last round of the NHRA season at Pomona Raceway in California with a slick 3.89/503 km/h pass and significantly also head such nitro luminaries as title aspirant Steve Torrence, Al-Anabi ace Shawn Langdon and second generation star Brandon Bernstein.
The success of last weekend’s Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway was slightly tainted by the news that Drag Racing Manager, Ray Treasure would be leaving the helm.
The QLD tyre and retreading team of Greg and Kim Clayton, reaped the rewards for all the hard work put in over the past four seasons , claiming their first Gold Christmas Tree and taking maximum points for the first round in the Aero Flow Sportsman, Australian drag racing championship.
Sydney Dragway was the place to be last weekend with the running of the 2012 ANDRA Drag Racing Nationals. Coming off a win in the 1st round of the championship, Darren Morgan Racing was in town to solidify their number 1 position in the point standings.
Rain- the curse of drag racing, washed out the opening day of Top Fuel qualifying at the final round of the NHRA Full Throttle championship in Pomona California. Team Rapisarda was in the staging lines when light rain began to fall.
Josh McClennan became the first winner of the '60foot Rising Star Award' at the Australian Nationals with an RT/Dial package of 0.040 seconds.
Santo Rapisarda Racing’s 2012 NHRA Full Throttle campaign wraps up this weekend at the season closing Automobile Club of Southern California Nationals in Pomona.