Bubba leads Drag Challenge after day one with his twin turbo Holden-powered VH Commodore

Videographers: John-Paul Beirouty

BRENDEN ‘Bubba’ Medlyn leads Street Machine Drag Challenge 2016 after day one of racing. Bubba’s twin-turbo 370-cube Holden-powered VH Commodore has really come alive this year, and seems to be hooking up noticeably better off the line than last year. It’s also making way more power!

After reeling off an 8.2 and an 8.1 on his first two passes, Bubba came around a third time with an 8.0 – the fastest time of the day by a couple of tenths. As far as we know, Bubba hasn’t had any mechanical dramas so we’ll see if he can hang onto his lead tomorrow and the rest of the week. No doubt Mark Drew in the Torana, Terry Seng in his VC Commodore and Adam Rogash in his NOSHOW HSV will be keen to reel in Bubba and run quick times at Heathcote before we head to the eighth mile tracks. The 2JZ-powered Toyota Lexcen of Chris Veleski was in third place overall, but we’re hearing that they found a dud bearing while replacing their water pump last night and are out of the event.

Day one – Top Five in each class

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Bubba MedlynVH Commodore8.016
Harry HaigHQ Sedan8.681
Jarrod WoodHQ Tonner8.835
Luke FoleyVH Commodore8.84
Todd FoleyVH Commodore8.993
Mark CliffordFord Mustang9.354
Stephen MicallefHQ Holden9.436
Steve ReimannDodge Dart9.93
Andrew MclellanPlymouth Cuda10.806
Jon MitchellDodge Challenger10.859
Adam Rogash VT Clubsport8.326
Chris VeleskiToyota Lexcen8.427
Mark DrewLH Torana8.442
Terry SengVC Commodore8.872
Brad Lane/ Luke GrimaRed Torana8.988
Alon VellaFord Capri9.272
Nathan GhosnFord Capri9.866
John MicallefLH Torana10.087
George HaddadXR Falcon10.404
Murray Kelly HT Holden10.627
Ryan ThompsonVS Statesman9.871
David BestVY Commodore S/C10.068
Steve GrimaVK Commodore10.176
Robert AdamoFord Bronco10.643
Jay Jeffreys VK Commodore10.675