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Wayne Cartledge got within a whisker of the first open wheel N/A six at the Motorplex with a 7.03 but had to be pushed back after the burnout in the first round of Comp.

Rob Pilkington struggled to find form early in qualifying but would later run a 5.63 in TA/FC trim.

Brian Robinson came from nowhere to top qualify in Competition with a BB/FC 6.44. He would later run as quick as 6.33 before a wheelstand stopped him in the semi finals. The record has been blown well and truly out of the water.

John Napier was unlucky to miss the field after a PB 5.92.

Another surprise at the top of the qualifying charts was George Separovich, going sub record with a 7.30 in CC/GA.

With some help from US tuning whiz Camp Stanley, Wayne Keys ran a PB 6.08, the quickest ever AA/AP pass.

Racing came down to an all Hog’s Breath affair between John McSweeney, in just his second event in the Funny Car, and Jeff Clarke. Clarke’s 5.73 second pace in BB/D was unstoppable though, McSweeney having to settle for a PB 5.98 on the run.

And it was all another reason to party hard for one of the wild guys of Group Two.

Super Stock

Tony Caroscio was one of two cars giving C/MSA a thrashing over the course of the weekend. He bested at roughly three tenths under the national record, and still didn’t claim it! On the plus side he took home the event win.

Andre Andreou slows up after another run in the pretty Ford Escort.

Mick Frossos went sub record in A/GA.

Nino Cavallo reset the record in C/APA. He was unlucky to go out in round two to Nick Karantonis who got through round one without hurting his index.

Here’s the aforementioned G/Gasser. Nick made it through to the final only to be shut down with a leak on the start line in a heart breaking end to his campaign.

Jim Ioannidis was the other C/MSA driver beating up on the class. He came away with the record with a 9.99.

Competition Bike

Mick Donohue got his DD/CBI Suzuki down track in an 8.69 to be in the top half of the field.

Bruce Nunn had his new PC/B out and looking a treat.

Alan Gerritsen is having some real trouble keeping the front wheel of his CC/CBI Kawasaki on the deck. With 169mph-producing horsepower it is no wonder.

Martin Palmer has been sub record on his no-bar DD/CBI but this weekend he could not keep the front end under control.

Neil Anderson is tough in B/SB but this time not even he could stop…

…Kevin Gummow who set new standards for CC/CB including a 7.66 to quick to be backed up by any of his other passes.

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