STREET MACHINE DRAG CHALLENGE - DAY TWO RESULTS & GALLERY

DAY two of Street Machine Drag Challenge was run at Heathcote Park Raceway yesterday, before the entrants headed off on an epic 430km journey to Mildura. 

In the overall standings, Bubba Medlyn in the twin turbo V8 Commodore is still out on front, with combined best times from day one at Calder and day two of 16.53-seconds. Next up is Adam Rogash in the NOSHOW HSV Clubsport with 16.93 and then Mark Drew in the Crusty Torana with a 17.06 average.

The classes for Drag Challenge are simple - Haltech Radial Blown and Earl's Radial Aspirated for those running genuine 275 radials or smaller and Turbosmart Outlaw Blown and Mothers Outlaw Aspirated for those running any other tyre. Other than that, you can run what you like - any fuel, any power adders. Many entrants drop exhausts at the track, then convert them back to road spec for the trips from track to track.
Drag Challenge 4Chasing Bubba for Turbosmart Outlaw Blown honours is Harry Haig in the Shonky SS and Jarrod Wood in the mental IMGASD one-tonner. 

The Haltech Radial Blown competitors had to battle a tough Heathcote surface, with Mark Drew close behind Adam Rogash and with Queenslander Terry Seng in third place in his ballistic VC Brock replica.

Mark Clifford and his crew from Far North Queensland struggled with gremlins in the morning, but worked hard and made it to Heathcote to stay out in front of Mothers Outlaw Aspirated, ahead of Stephen Micallef in the one-tonner and Steve Reimann in his Dodge Dart. Reimann's Dart was hit by a motorist on the way to Mildura and suffered massive damage. The car is out of the event, but Steve was unhurt and is riding along for the rest of the event.  
Drag Challenge 6Earl's Radial Aspirated is being dominated by Fords, with the Capris of Alon Vella and Nathan Goshon leading George Haddad in his XR Falcon.

Tuff Mounts dial-your-own is a tough battle as expected, with Simon McPherson's VK Calais ahead of Benny Phillips's HK and last year's DYO champ, Alesha Teale.

Of course, there are a thousand other stories to tell, including the tale of Max and Jake Edwards. After fitting a replacement LS to Max's Corona wagon in the pits at Calder, the boys discovered it was a dud with a very noisy valvetrain. Keen to keep following the event, the Edwards's limped to Hardcourt to use fellow competitor Anthony Burns's shop to fit a whole new top end to the motor. They then made it to Heathcote in time to do one pass!

Stay tuned for our video update soon.

TURBOSMART OUTLAW BLOWN
Bubba Medlyn VH Commodore 16.5349
Harry Haig HQ Sedan 17.4331
Jarrod Wood HQ Tonner 17.9875
Luke Foley VH Commodore 17.9191
Brendan Cherry HQ Monaro 17.9854
Rodney Browitt HQ Ute 18.7439
Darren Mallison Toyota Corona 18.9042
Mark Sass VX Commodore 19.1404
Tim Bailey VZ Commodore ute 20.8619
John WHYTE LC Torana 24.0626
Brad Davis C63 Mercedes 20.5892
Paul Hamilton XA Falcon OUT
Antony Jakovac Ford Cortina OUT
Jamie Arnold   OUT
Drag Challenge 5
MOTHERS OUTLAW ASPIRATED
Mark Clifford Ford Mustang 18.9543
Stephen Micallef HQ Holden 19.0345
Steve Reimann Dodge Dart 20.3336
Andrew Mclellan Plymouth Cuda 21.6997
Jon Mitchell Dodge Challenger 21.7736
Drag Challenge 3
HALTECH RADIAL BLOWN
Adam Rogash  VT Clubsport 16.9347
Mark Drew LH Torana 17.0609
Terry Seng VC Commodore 17.6229
Luke Grima Red Torana 18.1068
Graeme Horner VK Commodore 18.1775
Todd Foley VH Commodore 18.2203
Jason Ghiller Beige Falcon 18.6243
Jesse Boothroyd HZ Kingswood 18.7514
Brett Mathew HT Premier 18.8404
Neil Davey VX Commodore 18.8795
Elvio Gonzalez Ford Capri 19.1888
Dusty Benson VC Commodore  19.3334
Josh O'brien Commodore Ute 19.5005
Tim Bailey VZ Commodore ute 20.8619
Tim Rhone XP Falcon 21.1614
Matt Lampard HZ Kingswood 21.261
Rohan Hutson 55 Chev 21.9369
Phillip Edmondson XB Hardtop 25.1885
Norm Hardinge 32 Ford coupe 24.3561
Chris Veleski Toyota Lexcen OUT
Adam Styles LC Torana  OUT
Vince Stigliano Ford Mustang  OUT
Jason Walter XY Falcon ute OUT
Con Pakos Mitsubishi Van OUT
Daryl Amey HG Holden ute OUT
Drag Challenge 2
EARL'S RADIAL ASPIRATED
Alon Vella Ford Capri 18.6454
Nathan Ghosn Ford Capri 19.6945
George Haddad XR Falcon 20.9361
Damon Kirkwood Gemini 21.4876
     
Daryl Elliott LH Torana 21.2301
Murray Kelly  HT Holden OUT
Josh Ede XY Falcon OUT
John Micallef LH Torana OUT

Drag Challenge 1

TUFF MOUNTS DYO 
Simon Mcpherson VK Calais  -0.0029
Benny Phillips 68 HK Holden  -0.0067
Alesha Teale HQ Holden -0.0071
John Kerr Mercury Comet -0.0082
Justin Mitchell HQ Holden -0.0098
Grant Pegler LX Torana SS -0.0112
Daniel Barbary Chrysler Centura -0.0113
Carl Taylor Chev Belair -0.0123
Kim Smith HSV Maloo -0.0165
Joshua Grant VB Commodore -0.0181
Rod Kerr Holden Torana -0.0215
Blake Jeffreys Driving VK Commodore -0.022
Mark Busscher  Holden Adventurer -0.023
Noel Inman T-model -0.0248
Randall Mortier VK Commodore -0.0253
Long John Megahorne Mazda -0.0263
Ben Heyma 86 Commodore  -0.0295
Nathan Clarke Holden Torana -0.0343
Rob Thorpe XF Falcon ute  -0.0355
Matt Jones Holden ute -0.0365
Dominic Pelle 68 HK Holden -0.0451
Damien Reeves 69 Ford XT Fairmont -0.0494
Simon Lazzaro HQ Monaro -0.0515
John WHYTE XR6 Ute -0.0554
Peter Nay Holden VZ Ute -0.0583
Ben Smith Ford XW Ute -0.0611
Greg Mason El Camino -0.08
Anthony Burns Falcon ute -0.0921
Anthony Gatt Chrysler Centura -0.0994
Andrew Natoli VK Commodore -0.1027
Rohan Hutson 55 Chev -0.1029
Jason Davidson HQ Tonner -0.1035
Ryan Thompson VS Statement -0.1043
Charles Absalom   -0.1062
Greg Richards Ford Fairlane  -0.1254
James Graham VH Commodore -0.1453
Michael Rosser Holden VX SS -0.1482
Ben Kadel Valiant Galant -0.1505
Steve Nightingale Ford XA Falcon -0.1766
Scott Taylor Ford Sprint -0.2658
Mitch Smith VG Valiant Hardtop -0.3516
Cory Read Ford XF Falcon -0.3571
Steve Grima VK Commodore -0.3882
Robert Adamo Ford Bronco -0.3996
Paul Mulcahy Austin Lancer -0.4872
David Best VY Commodore S/C -0.5053
Scott Levy El Camino -0.8600
Robert Colombani  68 Camaro -1.0141
Max Edwards Toyota Corona out
Aiden Taylor Ford Sprint out
Ryan Ford Camaro out
Grant Grech 77 Torana out

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