ANDRA : Nitro Up North Results

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Gary Philips and Damien Muscat have each overcome some tricky runs to take the Nitro Up North Top Doorslammer and Top Fuel Motorcycle event victories this weekend.

For Muscat, the victory comes after qualifying sessions he would rather forget. However, it wasn’t enough to hold him back from taking wins from Greg Durack (round one) and Chris Porter (semis) on his way to the final against Mark Drew – where his 6.514s/218.94mph effort would better Drew’s 7.020s/228.65mph pass.


“This feels unreal. It couldn’t be better. We had a bad start in qualifying, it took us a bit to get a handle on the tune-up, but we just started stepping it up in eliminations and here we are,” said Muscat, who was third fastest at the end of three qualifying sessions on Friday.

“The rest of the race day went pretty good. I am lost for words as to what actually happened in our qualifying sessions – we missed one run as we had a rookie mistake and left the fuel pump out and didn’t put it back in so one was a cancelled run, and the other two were a 7.1s and a 7.04s I think.

“We went 6.51 in the final which might be low ET, it was great to have the bike turn around, and a big thanks to our sponsors and crew and everyone.”

ANDRA Drag Racing in the Northern Territory continues next weekend, with Top Doorslammer and the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series heading to Alice Springs Dragway for the Desert Nationals – to be held across Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, 2016.







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.

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