Jim Read and Santo Rapisarda join forces

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Phil Read will make a welcome return driving the Jim Read Racing Top Fuel dragster at the Nitro Champs to be held at Sydney Dragway commencing May 4th.

Sponsorship or lack of it has limited the appearances of Phil Read and the Jim Read Racing team this season, so with the teams long time sponsors Snap On Tools, Valvoline, MTU Detroit Diesel, McDonalds, Hurlcon, Champion Spark Plugs, Arturro’s Pizza and Pasta and Odyssey Batteries, team Principal Jim Read was honoured to announce that Uplift Cranes will be the primary sponsor on the side of the teams dragster for the Nitro Champs and also the Winternationals this June at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland.

Close friend, fellow racer and owner of Uplift Cranes, Santo Rapisarda said,“With my racing interests keeping us away from Australia for most of this year it was important to our company to continue to have representation at two of the most important race events of the ANDRA Pro Series.

“To have such an iconic team as Jim’s sitting idle seemed such a waste and I could not think of a more deserving team and family to support and carry our company’s name,” he said

With support confirmed JRR is now in full swing preparing their new car that had debuted at the Nationals in Sydney for the upcoming events.

Crew Chief Bruce Read has recently returned from the United States and is hopeful the team can produce the results and record times the team are famous for.

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