Round five of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship ran relatively smoothly to completion as the series heads for the finish line when a new batch of Willowbank Raceway Track Champions will be crowned.
This round would feature Super Comp and Competition Bike on the alternating schedule with QDRC Outlaws who are sitting out this round. Attrition only saw three front the first round of Super Comp where Sam Kiprios’ little Starlet took the win over Neil Murphy’s blown Mustang and Scott Hoffman had the solo. Kiprios ended up taking the green in the final on a single for 7.46 on his 8.07 index for the win. The top two qualifiers met in the Competition Bike final in Matt Wilson and Ken Collin respectively. However it was Collin who bested his top qualifying opponent in the final on the back of a terrific .006 reaction to go 7.915 (7.87 IN) to Wilson’s 8.716 (8.68 IN).
The Top Sportsman final was one of those better to be lucky than good scenarios when David Gauldie’s Cutlass developed an electrical gremlin and rolled to a 17 second only to see the win light come on as opponent Daniel Morris had broken out by 4 thou with a 8.036 on a 8.04.
Blaze Hansen dropped a .006 reaction in the Modified final and a 7.477 (7.47DI) at the stripe to toast Andy Diver who broke out in the process of trying to claw back the holeshot. A great reaction also secured the win for Damien Morris in Super Sedan. Going .007 at the tree, the Monaro hit the stripe with a 10.243 (10.22DI) to grab the win off Parry Georgis’ sluggish reacting 9.892 (9.80DI).
Brian Alvisio 9.421 (9.20DI) rode around Tammy Goldthorpe 11.016 (10.77DI) in the Modified Bike final to take home the event trophy. A jammed on line lock stopped Shawn Taskis from reaching the start line in his Capri handing the easiest of wins to Shaun Doeblien in Super Street. Alex Kidd gave up a tenth at the tree but still drove around Jessie Lindner in the Junior Dragster final to win it.
In testing to note, we saw Adam Murrihy continue his Nitro Funny Car licensing in the the Nitro Freak car. The team put down its first full 1000ft pass for a 4.49, but the engine did itself a mischief on a second run when a conrod bolt failed causing quite the explosion, Murrihy was climbed out unharmed.
Stew Walsh pumped out a 5.91 PB in the BROMOD turbo Camaro.
The penultimate round of the QDRC is on Oct 23.
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