Bray: “We know we can make our cars go fast.”

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Victor Bray says he has no time for a slump in performances heading into the Fuchs Winternationals in one month’s time at Willowbank Raceway.

The Sidchrome team had something of a dip at the Nitro Champs with Victor missing the field in his 1957 Chev while son Ben’s Holden Monaro went out in the first round.

Bray admitted that pre-event testing did not yield the performance gains the team wanted.

“We’re still trying to get on top of this new tune up, but without the parts I am waiting for from the states I didn’t see any good results,” he said. “There are a lot technicalities associated with this new setup and normally you wouldn’t consider jumping the gun on something as technical without having it sorted out.

“We know the way to go but if you want to be a pioneer you have to be prepared to get lost in the woods sometimes. We know what is going wrong and we’ll look into that. We know we can make our cars go fast but at the moment we can’t do it at all. But we didn’t get where we are by being slack so we’ll be working hard and we’ll get to the bottom of this combination.”

Ben resolved that the coming weeks would be hectic with aims to get both cars solidly into the five second zone. Given the recent bump spots in Top Doorslammer of 5.98sec and 6.01sec, an all five second field for the Fuchs Winternationals is looking likely.

“My Top Doorslammer campaign at the Nitro Champs did not go how I would have liked but I guess that is why it is called racing,” he said. “Dad has just said he wants to have four test days before the Fuchs Winternationals so it sounds like we have a busy month coming up.”

The Fuchs Winternationals takes place on June 8-11 at Willowbank Raceway near Ipswich, Queensland. The full ANDRA drag racing experience will be on show including all pro categories and the best sportsman racers in the nation taking part in the Rocket Allstars Racing Series.


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