Wayne Daley steered the Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes Dodge to the winner’s circle at Sydney Dragway earlier this month, claiming maximum points in the process.
Now he and his team are looking to repeat that dominance of Pro Stock at the upcoming Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway on June 7-10.
The 2018 season started slowly for Daley, missing the first round due to work commitments, while the second round planned for Melbourne’s Calder Park was cancelled due to track safety concerns. The journey to Adelaide for round three at the Southern Thunder event proved a trying time for the team as they suffered fuel and electrical gremlins all weekend before finishing off by side swiping the safety wall mid track.
“Going into the Sydney event we weren’t in the championship hunt, so our thoughts were purely about testing in race conditions,” said Daley, “But as any racer will tell you, if there’s a chance of turning win lights on all day and taking home a trophy, that’s what you’ll do. We’ve known for a while we have a winning combination. Aaron (Tremayne) from Tremaniac Racing has given us the horsepower and with his extra guidance at the track we are now getting a good handle on the car set up."
Daley's ETs were his most impressive ever, with a 6.94 in the test session following by a 6.90 in round, 6.92 in round two and another 6.90 to win the final against Tremayne - which meant low ET for every single round.
“The plan is to continue refining our clutch and chassis set up to apply more of the Tremaniac Power we have under the bonnet, and work towards a fast, but consistent car," he said. "We can’t get on the championship podium this season but it would be nice to consolidate fourth position with an event win then have a real shot at the 2019 Pro Stock title.
"It’s all thanks to Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes for their ongoing support, Peter Wells for getting the car repaired after Adelaide, Tremaniac Racing, and all my hard working crew that keep this car going rounds."
- Media release courtesy Wayne Daley Motorsport.