With what has been a diabolical wet season for Willowbank Raceway, the clouds did part long enough for the running of the track championship points earner on the 16th March.
The event is run on a three round format for all brackets, racers who perform the best over the three rounds earn a final berth.
Start with some testing though, Steven Ham debuted his new Mustang funny car, the night ended interestingly when the wheelie bars broke sending Ham skyward dislodging the body.
Denis Whiting was testing his new GXP only managing a 7.33 best.
Archie Kajewski also hit the track for low sevens preparing for the upcoming Jamboree, along with Ben Bray who had a 7.10 best.
In Supercharged Outlaws final it was Bill Fletcher going 6.96 (6.90) defeating the nostalgia funny car of Peter Leahy 7.29 (6.85).
Modified shook down to two young guns after the three rounds, Rob Harrington with the dragster was killer on his dial in and the tree during the rounds, a .006 light in the final against Wade Moran’s .019 was what he needed for his 7.209 (7.18) to drive around the altered’s 8.191 (8.17).
Jake Donnelly nailed his dial in 9.687 (9.68) with the Nova, pushing Gary Clarke’s Torana to a 10.38 (10.39) break out for the Super Sedan final.
Tammy Goldthorpe red lit against Kevin Cleeve in the Modified Bike final.
A win for the girls in Super Street, both finalists Angela Holz and Blaze Hansen were identical on their dial ins as this one was decided at the tree. A .012 light marginally better for Holz set the win up for her 12.947 (12.94) to Hansen running Harrington’s championship winning Commodore with a 11.227 (11.22).
The current national Super Gas champion continued his winning ways defeating David Gauldie 9.96 to a 10.01.
Girls had it all their way in Junior Dragster, Shelby Leahy defeating Hayley Mackay.
Photos by Grant Berry and Dragphotos