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Mildura comes alive with horsepower every Easter when multiple motorsports take over the regional Victorian city for the Easter Powersports Festival, and drag racing features with Atlantic Oils Sunset Strip hosting their premier event of the year, the Atlantic Oils Easter Supercharged Shootout.

On Good Friday a huge motorsport display envelopes the town centre where tens of thousands of people have the chance to get up close to all kinds of racing machines, plus a mega show and shine, and stunt displays. Drag racing takes centre stage mid-morning punctuating the atmosphere with a combined fire up from all drag cars on show that rocks Mildura’s foundations.

Easter Saturday and Atlantic Oils Sunset Strip fills to capacity to unleash the largest gathering of Supercharged Outlaws often seen in the country, unfortunately numbers were a little down this year with other major events in close proximity on the drag racing calendar, but it was still a healthy field of nearly 20 blown outlaws entered.

Dale Tucker clean-swept the Supercharged Outlaws bracket once again, winning the A-Final in his HQ over Shane Kramer’s altered making it three straight Easter Supercharged Shootout event wins!

In the B-Final Brad Sullivan down from the ACT took the win light in his gorgeous Kryptonite Racing Torana over Jason Keily’s Ford Coupe.

The Supercharged Outlaws were well supported by a host of other sportsman categories that saw the following winners:

Junior Dragster; W – Nathanial Kuchel, RU – Paige Harvey

Nostalgia; W – Michael Jennings, RU – Kiely O’Connell

Top Sportsman/Modified; W – CJ Davies, RU – Matt Ponton

Super Street; W – Chris Tatchell, RU – Kevin Dark

Super Sedan; W – Benny Phillips, RU – Gary Vogelsang

Modified Bike; W – Derryn McGregor, RU – Marius DeToit

Suzanne Lazar, Drag Racing Sponsorship Manager for Atlantic Oils who are naming rights sponsor for the event and the venue was thrilled with the turnout.

“This was Atlantic Oils third year sponsoring this event and like the previous two it did not disappoint with some absolutely cracker racing,” she said.

“There are so many people to thank that make this event be what it is and run smoothly, starting with the racers, crews, volunteers, emergency services and racing supporters we honestly have no events without any of you. 

“To Dave (Thornton) and the team of Sunraysia Drag Racing Association thank you for making Atlantic Oils and myself feel welcome, it is why we love supporting this great regional venue and event. Paul Stephen and his crew who worked endless hours to get his new motor ready and promote Atlantic Oils at this event, to the Kuchel family who were a joy to be around and congratulations to Nathanial on winning the Junior Dragster category.

“To Alan Ward, the best commentator in the business, and all the track staff who wore the Atlantic Oils crew shirts, you all looked absolutely amazing and did Atlantic Oils proud by how professional you all did your roles.

“To Mark (Humphrey) from Drag Racing Central, thank you for supporting and live streaming this event. It was enjoyed by all who couldn’t attend and really helps put the sport of drag facing and the Atlantic Oils Sunset Strip on the worlds stage, and Grant Stephens from Cackling Pipes, thank you for coming and taking photos of the event. You are such a professional and everyone loves the images you managed to take.

“Finally, Steve from Atlantic Oils for allowing his company to help such a wonderful venue and help out the world of drag racing. Atlantic Oils is proud to have naming rights and be associated with this facility. Bring on Easter 2025!”

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