When it comes to Pro-Street racing there's plenty of cars that just wear the numberplates and never see the street, but Joe Geri's twin turbo Capri isn't one of them. With a 4-litre Lexus quad-cam V8 under the bonnet it is 100% NSW street legal and as you can see on the video it can run an 8.38 at 160mph on 275 width drag radials. In fact Joe even drove the car to the track, something he does every meeting, and since the 4-litre combo went in the car has done over 35,000kms on the street and over 350 passes on the track along with 100 runs on the Dyno. How's that for reliability? What a car!
WAR440 - Supercharged 500ci Mopar Hardtop
Mark Arblaster had his WAR440 hardtop out at Sydney Dragway on the weekend to prepare for an attack on Drag Week. He managed a string of 8.6-second runs which is pretty stout for a 4000lb+ leaf spring car but a lifter failure at the end of the day damaged the cam and possibly any chance of the car making it to Drag Week. Bummer!
MINCER - Crazy Supercharged Ford Capri
Okay, it's not the average grocery getter but Tristan Ocker's MINCER Capri is one awesome bit of gear. You might want to turn your sound up or down - depending on how much you like your hearing and how much you loove blown V8s.
SUBTLE Twin Turbo Torana Run Sixes
When we first saw SUBTLE it was wearing two high mount turbos on a small block Chev. It was plenty fast but the owner Jeremy Callaghan wanted more. So now the turbos are mounted lower and there a Dandy Engines built 622ci big block up front. Oh yeah - it's fast.
Twin Turbo V8 Lexus-powered Capri
Joe Geri's Capri recently featured in Street Machine Magazine and it has run as fast as 8.34 at 164mph. But instead of running a V8 Ford engine Joe has gone for a 4-litre Lexus V8, which is legally the biggest engine he can fit to the car and turbo it while remaining totally street legal. He drives this car to the track, bolts on some slicks, runs eights and drives it home. It's a true street and strip warrior. Nice one Joe!
R32 Skyline Burnout
We hear alot from the import crowd about how shit the V8s are and how dinosaurs like that should be extinct, but after watching this R32 burnout, do you really think imports are better? He does okay but really I reckon you could do the same in a V6 Commodore.
Hot Rod Smokeshow
We don't see too many hot rods doing burnouts unfortunately and when we do it's always a treat. this blown small block Chevy powered Ford put on a reasonable show at Summernats before it started to get a bit hot and exited stage right.
Massive Mustang Wheelstand at APSA Round-3
Check at the launch on this Mustang at Sydney Dragway. Pretty wild considering the car is only running on a 275 drag radial. To add insult the car also loses it's hood halfway down the track. It back out later in the day and made some passes but without the massive air.
APSA Round 3 Modified Street Blown/Outlaw Radial final
Not sure why they combined Modified Street Blown with Outlaw Radial for Round 3 of the Australia Pro Street series but that's what they did. Joe Gauci's twin turbo Cortina has run low-7s at 200mph while Steve Bezzina's XW sedan has run 8.0 with it's single turbo combo. Both cars run donks from Dandy Engines, but barring a complete brain fade from Gauci it was always going to go the Cortina's way. Still, both cars are impressive as hell.
Australia's Quickest Nitrous Car - Wilson/Kryger Camaro
I'm pretty sure this is Australia's quickest Nitrous car, although if I'm wrong someone will let me know.
With a monster motor and massive gas kit the car runs some seriously quick times considering it's only on 10.5 rubber. It's still early days for the black Camaro, owned by Johnny Wilson and Simon Kryger, who knows how fast they'll get it going?
WILDXB - Mad Max Eat Your Heart Out
Mad Max was a cool movie but it's not Mel's acting ability that we love, it's the blown Falcon Coupe that he uses to mow down the bad guys. Supercharged Falcon Coupes will always have a special place in our hearts.
2JZ Supra - Flat Tyre at 180MPH+
Watch the attitude of this wickedly fast Supra change in the top end as Po Tung struggles to keep it off the wall when the right hand rear tyre deflates. Pretty sure he ended up in the sand trap at the end of the track because he was so busy with the steering wheel he didn't have time to deploy the chute until it was too late.
APSA Round 3 - X275 Final
On of the newest classes to the Australian Pro Street scene is the X275 Radial class where cars are challenged to get the power down through a relatively small tyre. There was plenty of low 8-second action and even a 7.9 that stunned everyone. In the final it was Brett Benz in the twin turbo Commodore up against Scott Cortina in the big block Chevy powered HG Premier.
MINCER Runs 7.54 at Sydney Dragway
It's been a while since i've seen Tristan Ocker's MINCER Capri running down the quarter but it certainly hasn't lost any of it's ferocity. I only saw one pass from the green Capri at Sydney Dragway but it was a doozy running a 7.54 at 193mph with the wheels liftings all the way through the run.
APSA Round 3 - Pro Street Blown final
With most of the big guns running Outlaw 10.5 or Outlaw Radial the Pro Street Blown final was a bit slower that usual. It was a close race though with the holeshot being the deciding factor.