Last weekend’s Aeroflow by Rocket industries event once again saw the Tremaniac Racing team do well with Aaron taking the event win and extending his 2010/2011 championship points lead.
Aaron closed out qualifying in second position with a time of 7.064/192.58; however, due to Lee Bektash not being able to make the field for eliminations on Saturday, Aaron was awarded the number one qualifying position. Lee and the Mopar Australia team recorded a 7.03/194.69 prior to sustaining engine damage during the third and final qualifying session.
“Lee and the team from Mopar Australia have been dominating the ETs and speeds with help from American tuning wiz, Tommi Laine. I feel for the whole team as they only ever seem to have issues at ANDRA Pro Series events,” explained Aaron Tremayne.
Brother and teammate Tyronne Tremayne concluded qualifying in the second position after the adjustment of the final qualifying standings. Tyronne recorded a pass of 7.083/192.71.
In the opening round of eliminations, Aaron received a bye run with only being 15 cars fronting for eliminations. Aaron recorded a 7.137/190.48, which was good enough to get lane choice for the second round against teammate – Jason Hedges.
Tyronne Tremayne met with Frank Nirta during the opening round and was lucky enough to win when Tyronne had to back pedal the car after severe tyre shake that threw the car out of gear. Tyronne took the win with a non-representative 7.288/191.10 to Nirta’s 7.754/171.14, which meant that Tyronne would lose lane choice for the next round.
In the second round it was Tyronne against Michael Ali. Tyronne left with a great .007 light only to be outdone by Ali’s .003 light, unfortunately for Tyronne he was again struck by gremlins as he blew the clutch off and recorded another unrepresentative pass of 7.231 seconds, giving Michael Ali the win with a 7.141 second pass.
“For the last year and a half we have been chasing issues with my car. We have found the problem which was so simple, a small clutch switch fault, so hopefully the rest of the season will have positive results,” said Tyronne.
Aaron made his road to the final and the event win, by defeating teammate Jason Hedges in the second round 7.099 (low elapsed time of eliminations) to Hedges’ 7.13, while defeating Dave Newcombe 7.10 to 7.93. In the final he was up against crowd favourite, John Barbagallo. As Aaron was bought into stage he double bulbed.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was looking at my crew who was bringing me into stage. I stopped to look up at the tree to prestage the car and then noticed that I had both bulbs lit. I didn’t know how deep I had gone in, so I had to play it safe and hence the bad reaction time. We went 7.10 to John’s 7.15. I apologise to John for what happened, it was an accident and not intended,” said Aaron.
“All in all it was a great weekend for the Tremaniac Racing team. Due to the short turnaround time during rounds it put pressure on the team, however, they lived up to the challenge and got the job done, so a huge thanks to them.”
Aaron Tremayne currently leads the 2010/2011 ANDRA Pro Series Pro Stock championship with just two events remaining. The next event for the Tremaniac Racing team will be the 2011 Nitro Champs held at Sydney Dragway April 29 – May 1.
Tremaniac Racing would like to thank: Aqualine Pools, Tremaniac Racing Engines, Noonan Race Engineering, DecoGlaze® Glass Splashbacks, Bradmans Windows and Doors, Millers Hardware, LAT Racing Oils Australia for their continued support of the team’s racing efforts.