The popular Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial Series made the bold move to pull a round off at Benaraby Raceway which involved a change of sanction for many racers normally competing at the Willowbank rounds.
The transition was successful and the event packed the venue with eager spectators to watch the drag radial nuts do their thing.
The event was also round four of the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Track Championship, but effectively the first with all previous rounds washed out.
The Kenda 660 Kombat class saw James Horan's ute take the win with a 4.68 over Leigh Darke who went 5.22 with a couple of pedals.
The 660 Radial Warz bracket came down to the Bluebird of Matt McCarthy who laid down a winning 5.04 to outrun Scott Cortina also having to pedal the Holden down track.
Winner for the CQDRA brackets were:
Competition – Runner-Up: Laurie Bonato; Winner: Richard Tysoe
Mod Bike – Runner-Up: Craig Olive; Winner: Daniel Allwood
Super Comp – Runner-Up: Shane Stefaniuk; Winner: Jason Zunker
Junior Dragster – Runner-Up: Tayla Kelly; Winner: Liam Holt
Junior Bike – Runner-Up: Rubin Mann; Winner: Charlie Houston
Bike Twins – Runner-Up: Patrick Culey; Winner: Andrew Campbell
Street – Runner-Up: Shaun Connelly; Winner: Nick Horsburgh
The organisers want to thank Simon O'Carroll and Sean Richardson for there continued support of the series both on and off the track track. Series sponsor KENDA Tires for everything they do. Also thanks sent to all the race teams for a great weekend and putting on great show for the Central QLD fans. And finally a big thanks to Colin O'Connor and his team at Benaraby Raceway for making the racers feel welcome and treated like family.
Mark the date July 7 for round three at Willowbank Raceway.
Thanks to Blake Williamson atInsane Grunt for the imagery.