Gavin Dohnt First Winner of Summit Racing Sportsman Series
The first winners of the 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series have been celebrated at Alice Springs Inland Dragway’s Desert Nationals.
When all was said and done, it was Brodie Zappia (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Gavin Dohnt (Modified Bike), Michael Giannaros (Super Street), Martin Mirco (Super Sedan), Justin Russell (Supercharged Outlaws) and Greg Damiani (Top Sportsman) who emerged victorious with ANDRA Christmas Tree trophies.
Gavin Dohnt converted his DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks Victoria Top Qualifier medallion winning performance into an event win in the Modified Bike bracket with victory over defending champion Jake Hamilton-Moderate in the final.
Dohnt had a bye run into the final, after having earlier done battle with Matthew Dare (round two) and Levi Addison. Hamilton-Moderate booked his trip to the finale courtesy of wins over David Denner (semi), Andrew Sellears and Ian Read.
Across both days of the Desert Nationals, the passionate crowd of racegoers were also treated to exhibition passes from Top Doorslammer racers John Zappia and Mat Abel; Top Fuel Motorcycle pilots Jay Upton, Danny Rickard and John Zahra; and Peter de Wit in his popular Jet Car.
The 2019/2020 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series will now travel to Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip for its second round of the season, the NT Nationals across August 9 and 10. For event information, go to www.hiddenvalleydrags.com.au or 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.