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Temps Soar On and Off the Track at Epic Ken Scroop Memorial

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Temps Soar On And Off The Track At Epic Ken Scroop Memorial

The latest NDRC Christmas Tree trophy winners were celebrated at Mildura’s Sunset Strip at the weekend following a fantastic Ken Scroop Memorial event. The event featured plenty of incredible performances from more than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors despite soaring temperatures.

Up for grabs at the March 9-10 event were not only the coveted NDRC Christmas Tree trophies, but also valuable Eastern and Western Conference points, plus the prestigious Ken Scroop Memorial trophy for the winner of Super Street, with that particular honour picked up by Andrew Francis.

Joining Franics in the winners’ circle were Taylor Horton (Junior Dragster), Colin Griffin (Super Gas), Dean Jamieson (Modified Bike), Tony Miskelly (Super Sedan), Adriana Cartledge (Modified), Glenn Henley (Top Sportsman), Dale Tucker (Supercharged Outlaws), Joe Khoury (Competition Bike) and Craig Geddes (SuperComp).

Joe Khoury - The National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC)
Joe Khoury


In Competition Bike, current national champion Joe Khoury, of South Hurtsville in New South Wales, took the win over Edge Mallis in the final with his Harley Davidson Destroyer. The bracket employs the three round Chicago Shootout format, with Khoury and Mallis heading to the finals after three wins apiece, with Khoury defeating Rob Church (round one) and Jake Hamilton-Moderate (round three) with a round two solo, while Mallis emerged victorious from races against Hamilton-Moderate (round one) and Church (round two) before a round three bye. Top qualifier Ken Collin had two wins and was looking good for the final but ran into bike troubles in round three.

“I was doing really well in the qualifying until Q4 when Ken Collin finally got his bike sorted and pipped me to it,” laughed Khoury.

“I sat out Q4 as I was in a good position and didn’t think I would go much faster that that being under the record, and I backed it up in round three which is cool.

“It was a good meeting even though it was bloody hot, and it sure felt good to get the win – last time Edge and I raced in a final it was here in Mildura and I was runner-up to him, so it was pretty good to take the win off him this time.

“He did have a problem again, sometimes it seems that I can only beat him when he breaks something, but I was pretty consistent all weekend so I am ecstatic about the win and we are in a good position for the Western Conference finals in Adelaide coming up,” he concluded, while thanking VP Racing Fuels Australia, Twin Tune Performance and Dyno Tuning Sydney, Joe Khoury Motorcycle Transport, Johnny ‘Hog’ Ireland, his crew and his team mate Cheryl Beddoes for their support.

Dean Jamieson - The National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC)
Dean Jamieson


In Modified Bike, Dean Jamieson was another racer to convert a top qualifying performance into an event win, taking the victory over Derryn McGregor in the final after having earlier dispatched Nick Thompson in round two after enjoying a round one bye. McGregor meanwhile had successfully taken on Cheryl Beddoes (round one) and Marius du Toit on his way to the final match-up.

The National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) now heads to Dragway at The Bend for the Riverbend Nationals across April 6 and 7, featuring Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle and the Western Conference Final for the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship. For event info and the full upcoming calendar, visit www.ndrc.tv

For more information about the NDRC, please visit www.ndrc.tv

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