Adelaide Top Alcohol racer Greg Busch will be making his debut in the ANDRA Pro Series in front of a home crowd when he competes at the Pro Series 1000 at Adelaide International Raceway on April 13, 14 and 15.
Busch drives for the A1 Drag Racing Team, who are shifting into the professional ranks of the Top Alcohol division with their Pontiac Firebird, powered by a 3000 horsepower supercharged V8.
Rather than a soft approach, Busch has made his intentions clear that the team wants to be on top of the podium by the end of race day.
“We’re going to have a good shot at it, it’s all about getting the massive amounts of horsepower down to the track and we have always been good at getting traction on tricky race surfaces,” he said.
With Adelaide having not seen championship drag racing for over a decade, Busch says it will be a thrill not only for race fans but for the whole team.
“It’s something we’ve been waiting on for years and years, we’ve spent so much money travelling interstate but being able to race in our own town in front of our home crowd and sponsors will be amazing,” he said.
Busch said being able to drive for Greg Brown, who owns the A1 Drag Racing Team, was a dream come true.
“I do the driving and he does the tuning and pays for everything,” he said. “It all started when I knocked on his door about 15 years ago looking for a paintjob for my own car and we have raced as a team from then on.
“When he imported the Pontiac he drove it a few times and put me in the seat. He’s enjoying doing what he is doing and I respect what I am doing and the opportunity I’ve got.
“It’s a dream come true really; our ultimate aim is to race a nitro-fuelled car but you never know what the future holds.”
Busch expects the performances of cars racing in the Top Alcohol category to reach speeds of 350kmh and break into the four-second zone for the new 1000 feet race distance unique to Adelaide International Raceway.
“It would be nice to break into the fours over 1000 feet and we are hoping our opposition can’t get down the track as quick, Adelaide isn’t quite as smooth as Perth or Sydney tracks so we might have the upper hand,” he said.
The Pro Series 1000 (April 13, 14 and 15) at Adelaide International Raceway will feature ANDRA Pro Series rounds of Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Bike and Pro Stock Motorcycle plus over 200 sportsman racers.
Racing starts from 10am Friday and Saturday and 9am Sunday and tickets are available at the gate for just $35.