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Old Skool cool came out to play at Sydney Dragway for the Day of the Drags nostalgia drag racing event with even some nitro in the air.

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Express and Bandit featured in a match race duel over the course of the day, Morice McMillin was behind the butterflies of the Nitro Express 57 Chev and Josh Leahy was in Bandit.

Nitro Express stormed to three wins in the match race with the quickest and fastest runs ever seen from the breed. A 5.34/256MPH to 5.58/260MPH kicked their racing program off, before McMillin unleased the 57 Chev to a 5.21 at a barnstorming 280MPH against Bandit’s 5.65/259MPH. McMillin was on it again in the final round with a 5.22/260MPH over a valiant 5.58/266MPH pass from the Trans-Am funny car.

In Supercharged Outlaws Jamie Robertson ran a personal best 6.79 and cracking the double ton in MPH for the first time. Unfortunately the blown altered snapped an axle and Robertson could only stage in the final against Lindsay Churchill’s 57 Chev.

The ever-popular Vintage Gassers were back in force and putting on a show with monster burnouts and wild wheelstands. John Kerr with his Mercury Comet added another DOTD winner’s trophy to his vast collection defeating Troy Newton’s 55 Chev in the A-Final with the holeshot – 10.98(10.88DI) to 10.73(10.70DI). The B-Final went to Dale Roughley’s big Chev Belair over Andrew Barbara’s FE Holden.

Top Eliminator was won by Craig Davies in his front engine dragster, running down Joe Kabboura’s wheelstanding XY Ute at the stripe. A couple of long time racers duked it out in Middle Eliminator with Victor Tsatlogianis grabbing the win with a great 9.338 on a 9.33 dial out of the VIC350 LH Torana over David Gruber in the Strip Rat LJ Torana.

A huge field in Top Gas came down to Shane McGregor with XW Wagon and the Holden HG Ute of Henry Kiszczak. McGregor lit up the win light in the Ford versus Holden final, a holeshot doing the damage forcing a breakout from Kiszczak.

Mick Roberts won the Street class in his patinaed XC Wagon against Troy Fewings 47 Willies. On two wheels and Mark Akers took the W in the Classic Bike final aboard his tidy Kawasaki GPZ1100 over Scott Marshall. While in HAMBster, Charlie Boskovich, on track for the first time since finishing in Juniors match raced Peter Grant. Boskovich drove too well and broke out by bunch in the deciding final round handing the win to Grant.

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