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Last weekend Sydney Dragway played host to the Nitto Performance Engineering GT-R Festival backed up by the first Motive Live horsepower party - so Drag News Magazine went a long for a look.

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The Nissan GT-R etched itself in Australian motorsport history or infamy when those Godzilla R32s terrorised the Australian Touring Car Championship. Today the GT-R is just as popular, and you would be hard-pressed to find a quicker out-of-the-box production car than the current R35 spec models.

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The day of pit activities included a giant show and shine, motorkhana, and trade alley display amongst other events before drag racing kicked off in the afternoon.

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Unfortunately a rain squall pushed back the start time, but the track was dried and racing was under way.

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The headline Pro Radial class featured the titanic heavyweight match up between Robert Marjan's [JUNII], Anthony Maatouk's [KING32] and CV Performance's [RH7GTR]. All racers lock and loaded to break the Street GT-R World Record currently held by Maatouk's weapon. 

As featured in this article we posted earlier {http://dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/3984-junii-thumps-the-street-gt-r-world-record-video.html} we know Marjan took the cash and the record.

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[RH7GTR] was debuting a new combo and still ran a 7.82 PB.

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With the front wheel lifting [KING32] was on a record breaking run before the tailshaft cried enough in a shower of sparks.

All the class winners were as follows:

R35 Pro - Chris Skinner
R35 Tuner - George Tsitos
Stock Class - Adam Trethowan
Single Turbo - Beau Von Stieglitz
Super Stret - Amer Khallouf
RH9 - Alex Rusu
Low Mount - Ben Sultana
Pro Radial - Robert Marjan

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With the GT-R Festival dusted, the promoters Motive DVD organised a horsepower party known as Motive Live, the first in what could be a popular new series of events. As a DJ revved up the pits, on track was a free for all - from streeters to Paul Mouhayet's twin turbo monster. 

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Grudge Kings hosted a lights out exhibition won by Joe Sabato.

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PAC Performance landed the Mazda6 after its tour of the Americas, and despite a cold track punched out a pedalling 6.31 - look out rotary world.

The track through a few curve balls at most racers, the Moits Mustang did slip and slide to a 5.88 and a few other PBs were made for those who figured it out in the crisp air.

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The night was finished off with a blown burnout invitational.

Check some great photos from the out of the box event. You can see more shots on the Cackling Pipes Facebook Page