Street Machine Drag Challenge 2015 has been run and won, and for the second consecutive year…
Quentin Feast’s Torana has won Australia’s toughest street car torture test – but only just. After five days of drag racing, 1400km of hard slog and dozens upon dozens of passes, all that separated Quentin’s Torana and Terry Seng’s VC Commodore were three one hundredths of a second.
The two turbo LS-powered Holdens frantically exchanged passes all afternoon at Calder Park, and despite having run a seven on day one, Terry’s best pass of 8.00 from today wasn’t a strong enough answer to Quentin’s 8.23, just falling short of eroding the .26-second deficit he had heading into the final day of competition.
Adam Rogash from MPW sealed the win in the Outlaw Blown class in his VT Clubsport, and in doing so ran a PB and dipped into the sevens for the first time. Needless to say, he was pretty stoked. Harry Haig found the time in between fishing trips to do a spot of drag racing, and finished up second in class.
The Radial Aspirated class was a doozy, with three good mates in a trio of nine-second Ford-powered Capris occupying the podium positions. When all was said and done, it was Alon Vella with the win from Tristan Triccas and Nathan Ghosn.
In Outlaw Aspirated Mark Clifford’s fearsome 1000hp Mustang was declared the victor followed by Adam Lynch’s small-block Holden One Tonner.
The Dial Your Own class made for exciting racing, with the clinically consistent Alysha Teale in her Chev-powered black HQ sedan getting the win over John Kerr’s Comet.
The rest of the trophy winners are as follows:
Outlaw Blown runner up: Harry Haig
Outlaw Aspirated runner up: Adam Lynch
Radial Blown runner up: Terry Seng
Radial Aspirated runner up: Tristian Triccas
Dial your own runner up: John Kerr
Drag Challenge Shootout winner: Bubba
Dial Your Own Shootout winner: Carl Taylor
Quickest ET: Terry Seng
Fastest Chev V8-powered car: Terry Seng
Fastest Holden V8-powered car: Bubba
Fastest Ford V8-powered car: Alon Vella
Fastest Mopar V8-powered car: Steve Reimann
Fastest six-cylinder: Brad Keem
Fastest four-cylinder: Tim Bailey
Fastest without a trailer: Mark Clifford
Longest distance travelled: Brad Pettitt
Longest distance driven: Brenton Miller
Hard luck award: Louis Younis
Spirit of Drag Challenge award: Brett Matthew