WINTER WARMUPS DAY 1: Maclean quickest ever

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Pro Slammer has been shaken up with Scott Maclean dropping the categories quickest ever pass on day one of the Winter Warmups – 5.572.

U.S. crew chief Darren Mayer was understated saying it was a “good day” after ther 5.572 252mph run. Maclean had been teasing a breakout performance at recent events after running deep into the 60s.

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Paul Mouhayet was also on point in the Moits Racing Mustang with a 5.61 of his own. With Maclean now taking his mantle of the quickest of all time ahead of Mouhayet’s 5.58, the Sydneysider was quick to congratulate Maclean, “Boom! Couldn’t have happened to a better bunch of guys,” he said.

Also in Pro Slammer testing of note, Sam Fenech clocked a 5.86 in the App Shop Camaro, Gary Phillips 5.76, Andrew Searle 6.001 and Jason Donnelly in the Nomad with a 6.17.

In Pro Alcohol Luke Marsden was on point in the funny car with killer consistency 5.71, 5.60 and a 5.59 to close out their day.

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Wayne Price was on it with a 5.54, Darren Fry ran 5.77 in the funny car, and Russell Mills was best of the rest with a 5.99.

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Last 400 Thunder Pro Stock event winner Wayne Daley dropped into the sixes with a 6.97 at 191mph, the only one of the Pro Stock attendees to make a full pull.

Nothing quick in Pro Bike with Andrew Badcock the only racer on track running a couple of 7.70s, and Chris Matheson shut off with an 8 second pass for the fuel scooters.

That wraps up the highlights from the professional categories.

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A few other runs of note saw Archie Kajewski turn the beast mode dial up on the Mazfix Mazda6 with a cracking 6.35 PB from the 20B Rotary and Collin Willshire run 6.55 in his new look Factory Xtreme Eclipse.

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And plenty of record bombing is expected in the index classes which included Jason Simpson’s new Probe belting out a G/GA sub-record 8.12 at 165mph.

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