Cars, patience tested in Sydney – Updated

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It was a day of trial and tribulations, substantial down time due to rain and a high number of breakages at Sydney Dragway’s July test and tune ahead of the first round of the track championship next weekend.

One thing made clear was the desperate need from racers for more test and tunes.

Here are photos and video of some of the action from the day.
Steve “The Undertaker” Greentree brought back Mick King’s hearse after a 12 year hiatus from the track.
Wake up Kimmy!…
John Geri ended up in the beach but not after running 8.06 @ 173mph in the 2jz Corolla
Plenty of wheels up action from Super Sedan as usual
Coral Dyer is having a bucket load of fun in her new car
Ben Scott with his very tidy Super Gas VL
Bianca Humpheys stepping into big sis’ car for the first time
Kyle Major’s bucking ‘busa
Plumbers nightmare on Mick Ryan’s EL
John Noyes 10.59 was a tad quick for Super Street with his SR20 Celica
8.94 for Justin Russo first time out with one serious Commodore.
Steve Fotiou out with what is I think a Buick V6 on nitrous for 10.74
Garry Robinson is now a biggest wheelstand ever in Sydney contender!.
Steve Abreu another of the RX3 army in Sydney
Got torque?
Fred Soleiman while waitin for his new car to be finished jumped in Joseph Somma’s Corty and cranked a 8.16 pb for the car
Jeff Gatt didnt put in a full pass
Joe Polito struck the tyres off the line.
Bill Perdikaris ran a solid 7.23 @ 190mph on his only run
Someone gave Neil Constantinou’s Torana some Viagra, the normal sedate Torana has turned in a animal and jumped into Super Gas
Anthony Bool’s new outlaw XF still doesnt sound happy going down the track
Dobbo never got down the track in the Rapisarda Funnycar, depsite sounding great in warmup, ignition gremilins popped up when the car was fired in the burnout box
Chad Taylor had a rear gearbox seal blow out ending his day
Chris Stipanovich’s Funnycar bares the wounds from a earlier run, but clocked a 5.5 @ 271 to claim first part of his license, before dropping a header at the finish
Peter Mileckovic back out with his LS1 powered altered
Luke Shepherd still getting a handle on his Outlaws altered
Another modifed new comer Craig Davies
Mark Mariani layed down his first full pass in the Turner Black Widow Nitro FED 7.15 @ 155
Reece Melenewycz had Edwin Archbold’s Mustang doorslammer on track for the first time in a long time, the car has been completley rebuilt to meet current specs.
A few 7.0’s for George Rehayem
Tyler Flowers
Carla Thomas on her first ever run down the track
Yo, Super Stock airtime!
Billy Nabhan gets Karl’s Hammoud’s Super new Compact RX3 coupe crossed up off the line
John Rigatos’ Fairmont hasnt seen the track in arund 5 years
New powerplant for Tom Plessas had the XY carrying the front runners
Kerry Demetriou’s undercarriage.
Matt Tansley making certain there is enough heat in the rear slick
Ross Edwards very neat Rx3
Clint George finding a gear, still having a few drama’s getting a handle on his new Super Stock Cavalier
Aaron Betts doing some testing before the Nostalgia Nats
Phillip Glendenning purchased the ex Steve Packman doorslammer, the car has been “detuned” for Outlaws duties, Glendenning previously ran a blue VK in Outlaws

Video highlights courtesy of Madman Productions –

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