EVENT PREVIEW: Stage is set for epic Sydney Jamboree

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Last year’s Sydney Jamboree went down arguably as the best ever, now the 2022 Garrett Sydney Jamboree is bumping into stage and set to launch this weekend at Sydney Dragway aiming for a new PB.

With no threat of lockdowns and border closures anymore, impressive fields in Factory Xtreme, Pro Mod, Pro Turbo, Pro Compact all the way down to the Street classes have nominated to win a much sort after J-Trophy. Off track there will a polish and sparkles of a mammoth show and shine plus trade stands, while the kids are taken care of with double the amount of rides and activity space available from previous years.

Lets get to the classes and Precision Turbo & Engine Factory Extreme shapes up with eight combatants, and eyes will be on some newcomers. Mario Rehayem will debut TRINITY, a new Mazda3 powered by a Billet By Pac 20B fed by three huffers.

“I obviously want to push the car to its limits, and hopefully take the world record title for quickest 20b auto. In saying this my main aim is to be consistently fast,” Rehayem said.

Also on the debut list is the Anthony Maatouk driven, Nadar Nadar owned GTR, the car tested for the first time on the weekend with some hard launches. The Maatouks Racing prepped machine punched out 2600hp at 80PSI on the dyno, with plans to turn the boost up to 100PSI.

The likes of last year’s event winner Joe Signorelli in the GAS Racing Celica and Domenic Rigoli who smashed RB records last year will be out to affirm their dominance in the class, which also will feature Dion Amato, Frank Tarabay, Gina Bullians and Loues Consentino.

Vibrant Perfomance Pro Turbo has a potent nine entries. Sam Sadek fired and early shot with a new PB in testing last week, the purple piston eating RX3 dropped a 6.79 at 200MPH, and would be the favourite for the win. We will also see the debut of another

Maatouk Racing built weapon when George Haramis comes out with his new 2JZ Supra.

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McKern Pro Compact is wide open with a great 11 entries. In a field of predominantly hard hitting 13Bs, Simon Ioannou has hopes of being the king with sights set on Australian and World Records out of his new RX8.

The car dubbed ADLIVIA (combination of his daughters names) was built and imported from Puerto Rico with a ProMaz /BilletPro Race Engines 13B making the noise.

Meanwhile Tony Grgich has hired gun PR racer Camilo ‘Bad Bunny’ Velez to steer ‘The Ghost’ RX3, and the class sees the return of the wild and unpredictable ‘TOWBOS’ wagon of Peter Donchos. The Pro Compact OG tested on the weekend and is still as mad as ever.

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A monster 13 entries are set to fire up in a turbo versus blower war. Debuting will be PJ Todarello’s Proline Procharged Mustang, Todarello began making testing laps on the weekend, and it sounds angry. Watching Greg Tsakiridis and Rob Campisi unleash their twin turbo Mustang monsters will be worth the price of admission alone, with 5.4s on the cards and potential world record speeds.

Geoff Gradden announced he would join the class, his blown Sigra Saratoga has shown deadly consistency in the 5.7 second bracket. Check out the other entries and it is quality all through.

The GTR Shootout was a battle of two last year between Rob Marjan in ‘JUNII’ and Maatouk in ‘KING32’, but this year the game has changed with more contenders.

Maatouk comes in with his own entry in METRO, with Nader steering KING32, Glen El-Helou has been testing hard with ‘GOAT32’, and Peter Symon dropped jaws with his Croydon Racing Developments built R33 ‘CRDFTW’ smashing the R33 record on its very first pass in testing with a 7.29/189MPH.

The sensational fields keep coming with the small tyre brigade having 12 entries in Speedflow ST289 which surely will deliver a load of wheels up action, and its radial tyre counterpart RCE Performance J275 with over 20 entries in a cracking field. Other brackets include RepcoMax Modified 10.5, BoschMotorsport Modified Compact, as well as Extreme and MTQ Street Compact.

Two test days on prior to race day on Saturday will serve up plenty or teasing of what’s to come. For full event info check out: https://www.jamboree.com.au/sydjam

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