Such a great weekend in Mildura, our first win for the team.
I would like to thank Dad for all of his support and making this happen, Zac & Emily for helping me out this weekend Daniel for such a close and good race, Mark & Maxi for supporting me over the live stream back in Adelaide, Kingsley & the track staff for putting on such a great event and all the other junior competitors.
Another great weekend away lots of laughs and fun with great people. Easter weekend at Mildura is one of our most favourite and memorable events. A massive thanks to Donna and Mike Davies without these guys there was no way we were running this event. Thanks so much for the lend of you truck. Gregg Hayes racing engines for two very consistent engines again without you we wouldn`t be running either. Mick Owen for your fabrication work and how fast you do it. Tea tree gully meat store for providing meat platters every meeting. Autosmart for quality detailing products TW Engineering for all the machining and Thanks to everyone involved at the race meeting for running such a great event. One more to go next weekend until July which we are pretty pumped about Nitro Funny Cars at Steel City Raceway Whyalla.
All right folks, here is a catch up of our Easter Weekend…..it has been a massive weekend but an awesome one!
This weekend saw Alex driving the Kane Family Racing Junior Dragster. Alex hadn’t driven since Easter last year, so big brother Bodhi gave up his seat for Alex to have a crack.
Friday Night Test and Tune we only got one run as Alex went too fast.That saw us park the car and start scratching our heads as to how to slow the car down.
Qualifying on race day saw a bit of action in the 1st Qualifier with Alex coming on to the track and couldn’t get full brake pressure to stop the car. A quick trip back to the pits and a quick fix (many, many thanks to the Wilson boys for their help) and we got back out onto the tail end of qualifiying. Alex ran an awesome 12.01 which saw us qualify well.
2nd Qualifier saw us run a 12.15 and we were pretty happy with where we were at.
3rd Qualifier saw us with another issue, albeit a driver one. Alex tried to stage the car differently and unfortunately drove through the staging beams and no time was recorded…..oh well, onto Eliminations we go.
1st round of eliminations had us up against Cannyn Hayes, a handy little racer. All went well and Alex managed to come up with the win light. Great news for Alex. Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, we had to do a re-run…….and Alex got the win again….onto the second round we go with a very happy kid!!!
2nd round of eliminations saw us matching up against Tommy Turic, a pretty quick little B dragster racer. Alex dialled in an 11.90 and Tommy an 8.82. Tommy had to give Alex a 3 second head start. Alex cut an awesome light and headed on down the track. Alex kept the foot on the carpet and to stay in front he had to run too fast and unfortunately lost the race by running an 11.73 on a 11.90 dial in.
It was a great race meeting and the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association put on another great show. Very proud of Alex, he did a great job considering he hadn’t driven in so long.
Many thanks must go to Bodhi – for all his help over the weekend, The Race Shop for their continued support, the Wilson boys for that frantic help in Qualifier 1 and most of all…..Alisa, mum, wife and all round awesome drag racing Mum. She keeps us feed, watered, under control and loved.
See you at the track!!!!