Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered 4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me theres plenty more to come from this car again.
Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63 powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB 7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less.
Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4 chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night suffered a leaking Boost pipe. Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will soon be slashed.
These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to take care of :)
20B ROTARY ACTION! 20B DATSUN 1200 & 20B MAZDA RX3 - TNT 28/12/2013
On the final Test and tune at Willowbank Raceway for the year, Brad Mcilroy
was out testing his Mazfix prepped 20b Datsun 1200 ute as well as Russ in
his 20B powered Mazda Rx3. The PRODAT was testing some changes in the rear
end, keeping the newly added 10.5 inch tyres as well as some changes to the
4 link, and after a few tweaks had the car complete a full pass of 7.95 @
165 mph with a small back off down the deep end, a little slower then what
the car has run but a little more stable down the track. The Mazda Rx3 had
some issues most of the night but managed to get it down the track for an 8
second pass, also off its best, but once sorted should be back down to
where it was running before.
4 ROTOR TURBO BMW [Queen St Customs]
This is the only footage so far of the famous Queen St BMW 26b Quad rotor
turbo drag car. It was running a little
off, but managed a 7.74 @ 188mph. I believe this was one of the first quad
rotor turbo drag car's in the world, but
im sure someone can give us more info on that in the comments section!
(Filmed by Craig Melbourne)
'NITTO' 10.1 @ 154 MPH - NISSAN SKYLINE R34 - TEST N TUNE 07/08/2013
Trent from Mercury Motorsports was out testing his new engine setup in his
'NITTO' Nissan Skyline R34. The car is running on ET Street radials, makes
over 1000HP at all 4 wheels and shifted by a sequential gearbox. With some
more track time, you can be sure this car will head into the 8s with all
that mumbo behind it.
Datsun 1200 Blown V8 LETHAL
The Scud Datsun 1200 / Nissan Sunny ripping up the Lardner Park burnout
4G63 Datsun 1200 - Jett Racing
Mitsubishi 4G63 turbo powered Datsun
1200 Ute by Jett Racing. Racing in the Pro Compact class at the 2012 Sport
Compact Brisbane Jamboree.
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7 Second RX7 - Turbo bigger than the motor!
CONGRATS to Bola de Humo Racing for running their first 7 the first time on
the 1320 with their new setup! Check out this 88mm turbo powered RX7 tearing down the track
weed-wacker style and all! :)
Their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/BolaDeHumoRacing
The RED DEMON - 8 Second Talon
The Boostin' Performance RED DEMON
dominating the Gangster class at KOTS X... This car is NO JOKE, nearly
1000hp to the wheels and with low 8 second E/T's... it's no wonder it
KILLED the game and finally represented the AWD cars at KOTS! Congrats on
the win guys.
Why's everyone scared of BoostedGT?
At every KOTS you have the ability to call out anyone you want for first
round eliminations to see if they'll accept instead of taking your chance,
drawing out of the bucket of all of the racers. BoostedGT called out Bizz, one of the biggest
players over the years at KOTS, PlumberKevin, a two-time champion at KOTS
anda few others all to be turned down!?!?
13B turbo rotary Ford Escort MkII - FAST!
Bill Nabhan piloting this Ford Escort to a personal best pass. The car is
backed by a Liberty 5-speed transmission and 9in rear end through 28x9in
Fusch's APSA Pro Street Shootout at Calder Park, Melbourne.
450hp LS1 1978 Datsun 280Z
One of the coolest imports I've had the opportunity to see in action, this
extremely streetable 1978 Datsun 280z takes it's first trip to the drag
strip to do some testing. The car has an LS1 with heads, cam, and FAST
intake manifold putting down around 450 wheel horsepower! Best 1/8 mile
time was 7.11 for the night.
Dorothy loves lawn bowls - Datsun 120Y sleeper
There's a lot more than meets the eye for this humble looking Datsun 120Y /
Sunny known as NAN747. Powered by a 30-year old unopened Nissan VG30 3.0L
V6 and Boosted by a Holset turbocharger, fuel comes from a Tunnel Vision
straight LPG system and a Haltech ECU.
[ www.tunnelv.com.au ] This was the first time at the track for the car
having only been completed the week prior.
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