With the Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip now successfully run and won, the stage is officially set for what is sure to be an epic final battle for championship glory at the upcoming ANDRA Grand Finals event in Perth.
This weekend’s event was the penultimate round for the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series season, with the SRESS racers now preparing to head to Perth in just a few weeks’ time to join the Australian Drag Racing Championship (ADRC) for the April 8-9 event at the Perth Motorplex, which will also feature a round of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship.
Making the most of this weekend’s two day event hosted by the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association were the following racers, who each secured the ANDRA Christmas Tree Trophy for their respective brackets: Graeme Spencer (Super Gas), Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Tex Griffiths (Super Street), Greg Oberti (Modified Bike), Graeme Cooper (Super Sedan), Matt Ponton (Modified), Vlado Turic (Top Sportsman), David Thornton (Supercharged Outlaws), Phill Paton (Competition Bike) and Adrian Vella (Super Comp).
Also celebrated at the end-of-night presentations were runners-up Colin Griffin (Super Gas), Sarah Osborne (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Paul Jennings (Super Street), Shane Walker (Modified Bike), Lance Larcombe (Super Sedan), Pete O’Connell (Modified), Stuart McBain (Top Sportsman), Vince Monteleone (Supercharged Outlaws), Gordon Crawford (Competition Bike) and Craig Geddes (Super Comp).
In Modified Bike, Top Qualifier Shane Walker and Greg Oberti lined up against each other in the final with Oberti ultimately taking out the big trophy.
In Competition Bike, Top Qualifier Phill Paton and Gordon Crawford were set to do battle in the final, however issues for Crawford saw him unable to contest the final pass, leaving Paton to take the victory.
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The final rounds of the season for both the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series and the Australian Drag Racing Championship will be held across April 8-9 at the Perth Motorplex. For event information, go to www.motorplex.com.au
For more information, visit www.andra.com.au
Day one of the 2022 Twilight Nationals at Mildura’s Sunset Strip has hosted three action-packed qualifying rounds in hot conditions on Friday for what is the penultimate round of the 2021/2022 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, with one more round to be held Saturday ahead of what is expected to be a thrilling evening of racing.
At the close of Friday’s proceedings, Rob Bergamin (Super Gas), Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Tex Griffiths (Super Street), Shane Walker (Modified Bike), Sean McClelland (Super Sedan), Kenny Stewart (Modified), Stuart McBain (Top Sportsman), Tim Stewart (Supercharged Outlaws), Phill Paton (Competition Bike) and Matt Forbes (Super Comp) are topping the time sheets and the chase for the Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier medallions in their respective classes.
The Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd, or ANDRA for short, is the drag racing sanctioning body of Australia. The organization was created in 1973 from a more drag racing oriented faction of the Australian Hot Rod Federation. Today ANDRA sanctions races throughout Australia and throughout the year at all levels, from Top Fuel to Junior Dragster, on everything from temporary regional tracks to international standard facilities in capital cities. ANDRA and its members make drag racing a family-friendly, safe sport. So come along as a spectator or bring your street car to an “off-street” event and enjoy the excitement that is Australian drag racing. www.andra.com.au