Gregorini aims for five seconds

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The race is on for a small milestone in drag racing: being the first AA/Altered Production classed car to run a 5sec. pass.

There are two drivers who are leading the way to this mark, Daniel Gregorini and Maurice Brennan.

Gregorini is hopeful that a new engine combination, including an M5 supercharger, will boost his Camaro’s chances of making the benchmark.

“We had a promising start at the test and tune, going 3.98sec. to half track but at the first event we had electrical problems that held us back,” he said. “The car was still launching really hard though, we were covering the first 60 feet in under a second.”

Gregorini will make the switch from Top Comp to Top Doorslammer for the December Australian championship round.

The first Top Doorslammer to run a 5sec. pass with a Rootes- style supercharger is also still on the cards.

“We’re starting to get close and we will be doing some testing before the national round to see if we can improve some more,” he said. “G-Force Race Cars are going to be giving us tuning advice from Dubai, so hopefully that will give us an edge.”

Gregorini will be joined in his racing by father Peter later this season, who will compete in a dragster in Supercharged Outlaws.

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