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Aaron Tremayne survived a battle of the fittest contest at the opening round of the 400 Thunder Pro Stock Series at Sydney Dragway last weekend, returning to Queensland with a win and the event's only six second run.

An unusually high attrition rate took its toll on the field before eliminations, with just five cars left to front the starter by round one.

Aaron top qualified with a 7.00 run while brother Tremayne's 7.04 was good for third. Team patriarch Kerry Tremayne said the team were satisfied with Aaron's run in the qualifying conditions, but Tyronne's first round was less impressive.

“Aaron's run got him the bye run for the first round while Tyronne got to take on Rick Chilton,” Kerry said. “The car seemed down on power though with a 7.07 pass to get the win.”

The attrition continued as Bill Perdikaris failed to make the staging lanes for round one, also granting Jason Hedges a solo. He would also take the allocated bye run for the semi finals, leaving the brothers Tremayne to battle.

“It was a slight holeshot from Tyronne, but Aaron drove around him for the win. It looks like the gremlin that plagued Tyronne last year has returned.”

Hedges might not have been in the final round were it not for some hard work from his team and Tremaniac Racing to save the car after some qualifying issues, but here he was against many-times champ Aaron.

“It was a nice holeshot by Aaron and he ran the first six second pass of the event for the win, a 6.99 at 195mph. Congrats go to Jason for his runner-up position,” Kerry said.

“Tremaniac Racing would like to thank Mega Bulk Fuels for their valued support along with our long time sponsors Aqualine Pools, Speedflow, Diamond Pistons, CP-Carrillo, Total Seal, Hughes Manifolds, Trend Performance, 6Boost and LKI, and to our dedicated team for their hard work and support.”