Willowbank Raceway bagged round four of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship pleasantly, without the interruptions from weather and COVID matters as the series reaches the half way point.
An eight car QDRC Outlaws headlined the brackets on show at this round. Cheyne Phillips blitzed the field in qualifying with a 5.611, but fell to a big holeshot from Graeme Frawley in the semi final. Frawley proved unstoppable in the final by defeating another young gun in Josh Fletcher in a double breakout duel.
With all other brackets running a three round Chicago Shootout format, Allan Grimsey pushed the tree too hard by a mere one thousandth, handing David Gauldie the win in Top Sportsman. Kellie Kidd found herself back in the winner’s circle in Modified with her dragster as Lucas Holz also went red in the final with his altered. We had clean greens in the Modified Bike final that saw Daniel Sekli overcome a poor reaction to ride around Mark Gordon’s bogged down launch with a 9.133 (9.03DI) to a 11.684 (11.30DI).
Championship points leaders Damien Morris and Daniel Lake duked it out in the final in their battle for Super Sedan supremacy. With near identical reactions Morris hit the stripe with a 10.180 (10.17DI), to snatch the win from a braking out Lake 9.543 (9.56DI). The Super Street final would be decided at the line as well, Troy Hutton held nearly two hundredths in his pocket at the start, this was enough to Shaun Doeblien to the break out at the other end with a 10.554 (10.58DI), Hutton broke out for good measure as well with a 10.893 (10.90DI) taking the win light. In Junior Dragster Kilarney Back let a great .006 reaction slip by breaking out in the final 8.016 (8.04DI) to Ashleigh Pinkstone’s almost right on 8.002 (8.00 DI) ET collecting the win.
In testing, Adam Murrihy attempted the to license the Bailey Brothers’ Nitro Freak Nitro Funny Car. After a reverser problem ended their first pass attempt, Murrihy had the car looking fat under power before crossing the centreline after half track.
Caan Childs dropped a 5.86 best in his Pro Alcohol dragster and Daniel Reed began licensing his father Steve’s alky flopper, carding a 5.69 best.
With Jamboree closing in, Mathew Earl debuted his Factory Xtreme R35 GT-R and licensed successfully with a 7.16.
The next round of the QDRC is on Sept 25.
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