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ANDRA: Breakthrough Win For Greg Durack In Perth

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ANDRA: Breakthrough Win For Greg Durack In Perth

The Australian Drag Racing Championship proceedings as part of the Perth Motorplex’s Goldenstates event at the weekend delivered plenty of great racing, upsets, and nail-biting runs.

When the dust settled from two big days and nights of action in WA, it was Greg Durack who claimed his first-ever ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy. For Top Fuel Motorcycle victor Greg Durack, this win was 40 years in the making.

Durack’s weekend got off to a great start on Friday when he set the times that would secure him the Crow Cams Top Qualifer Award presented by Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks, ensuring that issues in the fourth and final qualifier on Saturday would not affect his place on the time sheets. In the semi-final, he took on and defeated Les Holden, while eventual runner-up Ricky Wood emerged victorious from a battle against Wayne McGuinness – whose team was awarded the Vinyl Wraps and Graphics Best Presented Award.

ANDRA Greg Durack Top Fuel

When Wood was unable to front for the final, Durack was left to complete a solo pass to secure his claim on the prestigious ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy.

“In the fourth qualifier a regulator failed so I didn’t have any air for the shift, so I missed that one, but we already had done enough to be the Top Qualifier, so we were happy with that,” Durack explained.

“In the first eliminator we went out with Les Holden and managed pretty well, I got off the gas around the five-second mark as I was heading towards the cones.

“In the final it was unfortunate that Woodsy ended up having magnetos fail so his engine wouldn’t start so I had a solo which was a bit disappointing. But he did have a PB over the weekend, so he still did pretty well.

“The final didn’t go to plan for us either, it got bogged down, so we will have to look at the data for that. I just did what I could to ride it through and claim the win. All in all, the run wasn’t as exciting as it could have been but that is how it goes sometimes and overall, the bike is going well and I am looking forward to continuing to improve it over the next few meetings.

ANDRA Greg Durack Top Fuel

“This is my first ANDRA Christmas Tree and it has taken me some 40 years to get one, so I am very happy to finally get one! I obviously would have liked to have had pace in that last run, but to walk away with the Christmas Tree, I am very happy with that!

“I would like to send my thanks to my family and crew, our bracket marshall Carol who always keeps us riders in line even though it must be like herding cats, and of course the Perth Motorplex’s track staff and crew, as well as Clyde Carstairs from Bravo Resources, Gavin Forbes from FME, Grant Bojanjac from Per4manz Turbochargers, and Lou Cotter.”

For results from Perth Motorplex, please click here.

ANDRA thanks the Perth Motorplex and all of its volunteers and sponsors for an outstanding racetrack and a well-run event.

For more from ANDRA, visit www.andra.com.au


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

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