Steve Reed will make the 4500km trek to Perth with his Allstar Batteries Top Alcohol Funny Car team in a bid to maintain last seasons momentum for a winning start to the 2014 championship.
Winning the championship is again on top of the agenda for the team, and Perth was full of good fortune the last time the team spun wheels at the Motorplex.
“The last time we were there was 2009,” said Reed. “It was a good outing for us as Debbie (Reed) and I were in the final together with Debbie getting the win.”
“Preparations are done as of Wednesday and we’re just finishing the servicing of the Kenworth and trailer before leaving early Sunday morning for the long drive.”
Reed knows he has his work cut out for an assault on the Top Alcohol Championship, the teams performances last season were close to par with the likes of 16 time and current champ Gary Phillips but knows he will need to give everything he has got to try and wrest the title away from the Lucas Oil team.
“To win the Championship, to start with you must contest all the rounds which we haven’t done since 2009, but are attempting to achieve this season. It all hinges on funding, if we have more companies which support us we will compete at all the rounds.”
“Secondly you need a consistently fast car. I don’t think we will be running in the 5.40s but if we can have a consistent 5.50s car, we have half a chance.”
Reed will join eleven other Top Alcohol teams at Perth Motorplex’s Pro Showdown, the first round of the 2014 Top Alcohol Championship firing up Jan 31 – Feb 1.
Steve vs Debbie Reed – 2009 Top Alcohol Final, Perth Motorplex