Phil Chain's XR6 turbo currently holds the record with an 8.4 at 166mph, but the boys had some problems getting it down the track at Jamboree and only (??) managed a couple of 9.1sec runs at over 160mph. It's a beast of a thing with a massive GT47R turbo. How soon until we see a 7sec pass from an XR6 turbo is Australia?
National Burnout Masters Finals - Summernats 24
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters at Summernats 24 was the most kick
arse collection of burnout warriors ever seen in this country. It started
with 18 cars which was quickly whittled down to just five contenders; Matt
Power, Peter Gray, Steve Sines, Mick Brasher and Gary Myers.
This video just shows a small part of each burnout in the top five, I'll
post the whole of each individual burnout in the next couple days.
Blown Nova Goes 6.39 on 10.5 tyres
Frank Mamone's blown Chevy Nova is a wicked looking beast and it's got
plenty of grunt to match. Lately he's been racing the Hemi powered Nova inn
the 10.5 class and with some success too. He won at Sydney Dragway recent
at the APSA Pro Street Shootout.
Ford FPV F6 runs 11.0 after driving 1600km
Then he drove home. Yep, Paul from Elite Automotive in Brisbane decided to
attend the recent Ford Forum Drag Nationals at Heathcote Park with his Ford
FPV F6 (dohc 4-litre six with factory turbo - 415hp factory).
Brisbane is in Queensland and Heathcote is in Victoria and there's alot of
Australia in-between. According to whereis.com, the trip from Brisbane to
Heathcote is 1618.4km (1000miles) one way!
As you can see Paul had no problem reeling off a bunch of 11-sec ETs
(including at least three 11.0s) before drving back to Queensland. Not bad
for a car with a stock bottom end. All Paul has done is fit bigger
injectors/Intercooler/Exhaust and some better valve springs plus
given it a tune. The trip covered over 3500km all up. Now that's a real
Two Close Calls at Ford Forum drag day - CLINIC F6 Typhoon
You might remember Adrian Abela's Dyno monster from Summernats 23
(I'll add a link). With the help on Dyno-Mite Performance the F6
Typhoon replica punched out a whopping 869hp at the REAR WHEELS. Adrian has
already run 9.8 with the bright orange blaster, but he found out he needed
a little more traction at Heathcote Raceway recently when both runs nearly
ended in disaster.
Check out the camera fogging just before the first launch - heat coming
from the rear of the car as it builds Boost on the line is simply phenominal.
CHIWAWA - 7sec Toyota Corolla
You might remember this Corolla from a couple months ago when it was white.
Unfortunately it rolled in a fairly huge accident at Sydney Dragway. Now
it's back in black and just as fast as ever.
Not sure on the exact details but I've heard it runs a 4G63 Billet block
stretched to 2.4-litres and it's driven by Dominic Rigoli from Tony Rigoli
Performance. Got to love the consistency of this little beast too.