NDRC GETS HOT, HOT, HOT IN PERTH
Yet another Nitro Funny Car track record, rookies beating out the veterans in Top Doorslammer, wheelstanding Top Fuel Motorcycle side-by-side duels and an enthralling interstate v locals Pro Alcohol battle: day two of the Goldenstates for the National Drag Racing Championship had it all.
On two wheels, the Top Fuel Motorcycle A-Final delivered one of the standout passes of the night. Winner Wayne McGuinness (6.469/333.59kph) and runner-up Benny Stevens (6.626/330.23kph) carried their front wheels with full candles all the way down the track in an impressive display – one of many provided by these two racers across the evening.
“It was an awesome final,” McGuinness said.
“For me and Benny, that is our standard kind of run, we have been doing that for a while. I think people have forgotten how many times we have been up against each other, and how many times he has lost as well,” he laughed.
“It was a fun day; it is always good running with Benny, and I think it is good for the sport. It is always cool having a couple of Harleys wheelstanding all the way to the end.
“We have been having some issues the last year and a half so have been trying for a while. We spun a cam shaft bushing and Clyde from Bravo Resources spent half the day machining a new one – we only made it for racing by about an hour. So, a big thank you to him, and to all the crew, together we managed to run good times even with the hot weather, so the old girl is back!”
The B Final victory was a tale of perseverance with winner Greg Durack fighting ongoing clutch issues while runner-up Jay Upton raced through persistent auto electrical issues to put on a show. In the C Final, Kevin Gummow and Ricky Wood also delivered an entertaining finals pass, side-by-side before Wood rode around Gummow at the last moment.
The National Drag Racing Championship now heads to Sydney Dragway for the Top Fuel Xmas Showdown on Saturday December 2, with this one-day drag racing spectacular to host Top Fuel, Pro Alcohol and FuelTech Pro Mod, as well as the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship (Eastern Conference).
Sportsman racers will also compete on the same weekend at Portland’s South Coast Raceway across December 2 and 3, with points from that event counting towards the Western Conference.
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Record-Breaking Start as NDRC Racers Hunt Goldenstates Glory
The 49th running of the Goldenstates event will continue at the Perth Motorplex Saturday November 25, hosting racing for round two of the NDRC Nitro Funny Car, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle and Pro Alcohol championships as well as for Australia’s best sportsman racers, who are simultaneously battling for Western Conference points in the Aeroflow Sportsman Championship and ANDRA Series (SRESS).
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