Perfect weather once again blessed Willowbank Raceway for round five of the local Queensland Drag Racing Championship series.
With the series now over the hump and heading for a conclusion, wins are ever more critical for championship contenders.
A little bit of testing saw Rod Holdsworth licensing in the former Steven Ham Pro Alky Funny Car.
Commentator extraordinaire Chris Diggles debuted his four cylinder altered just in time for Jamboree.
Another car that has had the Jamboree treatment, was the former Stu Henry radial Capri now owned by Kristian Goleby who dropped in the 1JZ and ran the quickest 1JZ lap in Australia with a 8.20 at 166mph.
Into racing and Supercharged Outlaws came down to a dragster versus dragster duel with David Wilson in his second ever event winning the final over Fiona Reed on a tidy holeshot. But the Fletcher family still stranglehold the championship.
Killer lights is what you would expect in the Top Sportsman final and Dave Gauldie dropped a .007 out of his Cutlass to Paul Doeblien’s .015 which was enough to cross the stripe first with a 7.946 on a 7.92 to a losing 8.613 on a 8.59. The win edges Gauldie closer to the top of the points but Doeblien still holds a 5 point lead over Daniel Morris.
The evenness of Modified was evident with both finalists coming from well down the championship ladder. Team mates of sorts out of the Gulf Western stable, Brett Farnell in his FED took on Stephen Sadler’s dragster in the final, but Farnell rolled the beams and Sadler launched off to an easy win.
Super Sedan was a battle of the championship leaders, with almost identical reactions, the better dial in would win it. Morris dropped the nose of his Holden across the line a fraction to quick to break out by two thou throwing the win back to Lee Sherwin’s wheelstanding Escort with a tight 9.385 on a 9.38.
Steven Day was a big mover in the championship ranks aboard his Harley jumping right up to second following a win over David Hutchinson in the Modified Bike final. Hutchinson had the holeshot in the final but rode it to hard to break out at the line. Everyone is still chasing Michael Beaton who came back to the field with only one round win but still leads by seven points.
Adam White kept his strong lead in the Super Street championship by reaching the final, but dropped maximum points with a -.013 red light against Michael Cross.
A red light decided the Junior Dragster final as well with Harrison Thwaite picking off the cherry against Jaydn Seng in the final, all was not lost for young Thwaite, leaving the event as the championship leader.
The next round of the QDRC will be on September 15.