Steve Reed was able to farewell his Allstar Batteries Camaro Funny Car in good fashion in Sydney last weekend with personal best times ahead of the debut of a Pontiac Firebird at the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in June.
Reed qualified fourth at the Nitro Champs event with a 5.61sec pass putting him in proximity to his goal of a 5.5sec pass before the weekend was out.
The first round would prove to be the time when he ran a 5.59sec to eliminate Brett White, who also ran a personal best of 5.64sec in the near ideal conditions.
Reed then confronted 14 times Top Alcohol champion Gary Phillips in the semi finals where a 5.55sec was too good for Reed’s 5.64sec.
“Sydney Dragway sure turned on the weather for the Nitro Champs this past weekend and the crowds turned out in massive numbers to witness the best drag racing Sydney’s seen in a long time,” Reed said. “The Funny Car put down some great quarter mile passes but without the team’s hard work between rounds it would not even be possible, let alone setting a new PB.
“It was a great way for the 2000 Camaro to be put into retirement while waiting in the background is the new addition to the Reed team, a Pontiac Firebird we will be ready to launch at next month’s Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway.”
The Fuchs Winternationals takes place on June 8-11 at Willowbank Raceway near Ipswich, Queensland. The full ANDRA drag racing experience will be on show including all pro categories and the best sportsman racers in the nation taking part in the Rocket Allstars Racing Series.
By ANDRA PR