RESULTS: Hometown Carrot King conquers Top Fuel in Mildura

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Mildura hometown hero Phil Lamattina conquered all on Sunday night, taking out round two of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Champion. The final was a cracker against Wayne Newby, with the Carrot King going to the stripe by the barest of margins, 3.19 to 3.20.

Another bumper crowd packed Mildura Sunset Strip in anticipation of some great Top Fuel racing, and all four teams delivered after troublesome qualifying the previous day.

After three rounds of frantic competition, and following the A-Final result, it was determined Damien Harris edged out Peter Xiberras in the B-Final after a timing malfunction saw the race outcome decided in the video bunker.

Shane Olive closed his night out with his first ever round win and a track record 3.17 at 265MPH against Phil Read.

Championship standings after two rounds are:

Phil Lamattina 200
Phil Read 180
Peter Xiberras 155
Wayne Newby 135
Shane Olive 90
Damien Harris 70
Larry Dixon 50

Stay tuned to the Drag News Magazine website for a full report and results from the other brackets, plus a gallery in coming days.

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