The calm before the Drag Challenge storm

Photographers: Chris Thorogood, Nathan Jacobs

TODAY was registration day for Street Machine Drag Challenge, at Adelaide International Raceway. Over 120 cars fronted up to scrutineering today, ready for racing tomorrow.

 Rod Born’s twin-turbo, blow-through carby equipped SBC-powered LJ Torana sitting pretty.

 Check out the wild new twin-turbo set up on Harry Haig’s HQ!

 Glenn Archer’s RA28 Celica is down from Canberra. The little weapon is powered by a 1.5JZ six – otherwise known as an aspirated Toyota 2JZ bottom end, with a 1JZ top end. The car has a 10.7-second PB to its name so far, with very limited track time

 Jarrod Wood’s XT Falcon is one tough street car and a welcome addition to the Drag Challenge roster.

 Lewis Mason has done every Drag Challenge riding shotgun in his dad’s El Camino – this is his first event in his HQ van.

 This twin-turbo SBF powered Ford from the Competition Engines stable could be our the fastest Ford of the event. Owner John Stoumpos has run a 8.0-second PB on pump fuel – but since that time was run it has been converted to run on E85 and fitted with bigger turbos.

 After a big thrash, Paul Hamilton’s 601ci twin-turbo XA Falcon made it to Drag Challenge! We can’t wait to see it run.

 Matt Hohenhaus has moved down from Queensland with his 1JZ-powered XM Falcon and is straight into Drag Challenge life.

 Gates open at 8.00am tomorrow at Adelaide International Raceway, with racing kicking off at 10.00am. Entry is $20, kids under 14 free!