The popular JP Racing Eighth Mile Series contested over four tracks in South East Queensland is go again for 2016 after the completion of round one at Warwick Dragway.
Despite some dubious weather floating around the event was run and done as a record number of entries contested the first event of the series.
“We beat the weather to complete round one of the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series held at Warwick Dragway on Saturday night. When we saw that the weather was not looking too good the Warwick crew put in a great effort to keep ahead of the game, great job guys thanks,” said Series organiser John Winterburn.
“We had 140 entries which was a record entry list for the JP Series at Warwick Dragway.”
All racing is competed over a three round Chicago Shootout format with the two best performers heading to a final.
In the Eighth Mile Outlaws Christine Steffans defeated last year’s champion Warwick Bacynski in the final, Steffan’s dragster left with a huge holeshot and capped the run off with a 4.378 on 4.35. Bacynski broke out by a bunch trying to make up the difference.
Modified saw Paul Winkel escape from a .117 reaction against Budd Kelly’s dragster. Kelly did not get off the gas earlier enough a broke out with a 5.275 on a 5.29 to Winkel’s 6.263 on a 6.20.
Peter Whitbourn’s old Holden got home against Tom Parry in Super Sedan with a 6.480 on a 6.41 as Parry continued the string for final round breakouts.
And the final round breakouts did not stop in Super Street, Jay Allen went too quick by a tenth against Josh Pile who also broke out but took home the trophy.
To the two wheelers and we don’t have the final round numbers for Modified Bike but can tell you Allan Annis defeated Christian Penny in the final.
And finally to the up and comers, Jaidyen Seng in what we believe is his first win held off the experience Dylan Leo in the Junior Dragster final. Leo continued to the breakout trend leaving Seng’s 8.725 on a 8.69 at the stripe good enough for the victory.
Drag News Magazine robot Mark Shields put together this video package of some of the racing.