Drag Challenge 2018 Day Four results

It was a record-setting day at Swan Hill Dragway for Day Four of Street Machine Drag Challenge

Photographers: Shane Matthews

FRANK Marchese rewrote the Drag Challenge record books at Swan Hill Dragway today. After battling with the car all day, Frank reset both the ET and speed records to the tune of 7.367 seconds at 192mph!

That was enough for Frank to sneak in front of Harry Haig’s HQ to claim first place overall, as well as top spot in Haltech Radial Blown. Harry remains out front in Turbosmart Outlaw Blown.

Lorenzo Gullotto also had another good day, nailing a 7.65-second pass at 180mph, before packing up after lunch. That secured him second spot in class and third overall, while Adam Rogash ran a 7.78-second pass at 179mph, putting him in fourth overall.

Alon Vella continued his dominance of Pacemaker Radial Aspirated, Darren Parker pulled out in front of the K&N DYO field, and Daniel Cassar maintained his lead in Tuff Mounts Outlaw Aspirated in his bad-arse ’32 coupe.

The field now have a 400km trip to the final day at Calder Park.


   Culmulative ET
1Frank MarcheseXW Fairmont26.855
2Harry HaigHQ Holden26.877
3Lorenzo GullottoVL Commodore27.43
4Adam RogashVK Commodore27.53
5John RiccaVL Commodore BT128.028
6Luke FoleyVH Commodore28.53
7Matt LampardHolden Kingswood29.34
8Ben VlekkenHolden Commodore29.676
9Mark van der TogtXW Falcon30.072
10David BestVY Commodore30.239

holden hq one tonner drag challengeTURBOSMART OUTLAW BLOWN

   ETMPHCumulative ET
1Harry HaigHQ Holden7.5174.8926.877
2John RiccaVL Commodore BT17.912171.9528.028
3Alex MoshopolousXY GT Falcon8.481158.4530.968
4Marcus HoweFord Falcon9.493144.1332.503
5Cory ReadFord Falcon9.704138.7134.117
6Joshua GrantHolden Commodore9.827134.9734.479
7Mark WhitlaFord Capri9.984135.3735.295
8Jake EdwardsHolden Torana11.92172.9235.648

ford coupe drag challengeTUFF MOUNTS OUTLAW ASPIRATED

   ETMPHCumulative ET
1Daniel Cassar1932 Ford three-window coupe9.864130.5836.103
2Mark BusscherHQ One Tonner9.947131.5436.413
3Jon MitchellDodge Challenger10.648124.4438.624
4Dave RogersHK GTS Monaro9.972128.9338.667
5Bruce HowieFord Falcon ute11.31119.4542.065
6Stephen WilliesFord Ranchero11.104118.9240.289
7Grant GrechHolden Torana11.691114.2743.335

holden commodore drag challengeHALTECH RADIAL BLOWN

   ETMPHCumulative ET
1Frank MarcheseXW Fairmont7.367192.0626.855
2Lorenzo GullottoVL Commodore7.658180.8627.43
3Adam RogashVK Commodore7.787179.3527.53
4Luke FoleyVH Commodore8.051171.0328.53
5Matt LampardHZ Kingswood8.312167.7829.34
6Ben VlekkenHolden Commodore8.994143.4429.676
7Mark van der TogtXW Falcon8.726167.9730.072
8David BestVY Commodore8.688152.830.239
9Phillip EdmondsonXB Falcon coupe8.9154.6330.468
10Rodney BrowittHQ Holden8.549159.430.541

ford capri drag challengePACEMAKER RADIAL ASPIRATED

   ETMPHCumulative ET
1Alon VellaFord Capri8.695152.4932.071
2Dylan McGaviganFord Cortina9.91133.4936.166
3Peter HaravitisidisFord Falcon GT9.87136.4436.232
4Nathan GhosnFord Capri9.927133.1736.307
5Jarrod WoodFord Falcon10.089130.8136.59
6Keith HardsChevrolet Camaro10.066133.2136.724
7Donnie ZurcasEK Holden10.04132.8236.85
8Michael TitmarshTD Cortina10.366129.3137.74
9George HaddadXR Falcon10.491129.9438.013
10Michael RyderVN SS Commodore10.749122.8539.353

holden commodore drag challengeK&N DIAL YOUR OWN

1Darren ParkerVF Sportwagon11.77115.77-0.007315
2Paul ToppingVF HSV Clubsport10.911118.11-0.012005
3Steve NightingaleFord Falcon11.136119.74-0.014905
4Daniel GrimaChevrolet Bel Air11.718106.03-0.01507
5Steve GrimaVK Calais10.429131.31-0.02
6Matt CareyVZ Commodore11.043124.34-0.021
7Cam ScottWB Holden12.371107.91-0.025905
8John KerrMercury Comet11.222118.89-0.026
9Chris ThompsonHolden Director10.922126.83-0.02601
10Kris AllanHG Holden11.873114.3-0.027415

Read the full report on Day Four here