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Drag Challenge 2018 final results - class and overall

By Andrew Broadley | Photos: Shaun Tanner, 20 Nov 2018 Drag Challenge

Drag Challenge 2018 final results - class and overall

Here’s how all 84 finishers in our tyre classes placed in this year’s Drag Challenge

ASK any one of Street Machine Drag Challenge’s 200-plus entrants what their goal was for the event, and chances are they’ll nod solemnly and utter just two words: “To finish.” There’s no doubting that an accolade like a class win, Outright podium or ET record is something to strive for, but Drag Challenge is such a tough event that just making it to the end is the foremost objective.

Here is a breakdown of the finishers in our tyre classes. These are the owners of the toughest street-driven cars in Australia, and while some of them are faster than others, every single one of them is a champion.

Holden HQTurbosmart Outlaw Blown

    Calder Park Swan Hill Mildura Swan Hill Calder Park Combined
ET
    ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH  
1. Harry Haig
HQ Holden
6.496 170.64 7.698 182.85 5.183 145.45 7.5 174.89 6.497 171.99 33.374
2. John Ricca
VL C'dore BT1
6.765 151.83 8.085 171.36 5.266 134.71 7.912 171.95 6.645 158.43 34.673
3. Alex
Moshopolous
XY GT Falcon
8.131 146.43 8.79 135.86 5.566 128.84 8.481 158.45 6.774 155.61 37.742
4. Marcus Howe
Ford Falcon
7.633 138.53 9.327 147.83 6.05 117.11 9.493 144.13 8.407 99.3 40.91
5. Cory Read
Ford Falcon
8.335 127.22 9.812 139.36 6.266 110.73 9.704 138.71 8.146 128.22 42.263
6. Joshua Grant
Commodore
8.317 136.79 9.987 134.24 6.348 109.14 9.827 134.97 8.454 123.63 42.933
7. Mark Whitla
Ford Capri
8.711 115.66 10.143 129.38 6.457 104.41 9.984 135.37 8.015 127.69 43.31
8. Jake Edwards
Holden Torana
8.304 146 9.514 146.15 5.909 118.54 11.921 72.92 7.718 136.04 43.366

 

 

1932 ford coupeTuff Mounts Outlaw Aspirated

    Calder Park Swan Hill Mildura Swan Hill Calder Park Combined
ET
    ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH  
1. Daniel Cassar
1932 Ford three-
window coupe
9.936 133.09 10.013 130.62 6.29 107.25 9.864 130.58 9.913 130.99 46.016
2. Mark Busscher
HQ One Tonner
10.221 131.02 9.937 133.17 6.308 107.51 9.947 131.54 9.942 132.23 46.355
3. Dave Rogers
HK GTS Monaro
10.334 122.9 10.727 111.74 7.634 81.17 9.972 128.93 9.625 143.23 48.292
4. Jon Mitchell
Dodge Challenger
10.615 127.78 10.595 126.58 6.766 101.12 10.648 124.44 10.611 125.92 49.235
5. Stephen Willies
Ford Ranchero
11.045 123.11 11.174 120.7 6.966 97.8 11.104 118.92 11.175 119.08 51.464
6. Bruce Howie
Ford Falcon ute
11.898 120.53 11.593 120.83 7.264 96.09 11.31 119.45 11.466 120.16 53.531
7. Grant Grech
Holden Torana
12.003 115.92 12.032 115 7.609 88.8 11.691 114.27 12.003 116.11 55.338

 

Frank MarcheseHaltech Radial Blown

    Calder Park Swan Hill Mildura Swan Hill Calder Park Combined
ET
    ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH  
1. Frank Marchese
XW Fairmont
6.56 168.28 7.796 152.23 5.132 148.48 7.367 192.06 6.369 171.95 33.224
2. Lorenzo Gullotto
VL Commodore
7.071 138.73 7.729 180.14 4.972 144.24 7.658 180.86 6.476 167.38 33.906
3. Adam Rogash
VK Commodore
6.592 169.53 7.889 168.98 5.262 142.88 7.787 179.35 6.517 166.93 34.047
4. Matt Lampard
HZ Kingswood
7.218 152.9 8.372 167.78 5.438 132.06 8.312 167.78 7.108 152.47 36.448
5. Ben Vlekken
Holden Commodore
7.092 151.58 8.286 167.28 5.304 132.62 8.994 143.44 6.933 152.31 36.609
6. Mark van der Togt
XW Falcon
7.334 155.24 8.523 169.23 5.489 131.64 8.726 167.97 7.126 144.83 37.198
7. David Best
VY Commodore
7.423 146.08 8.555 160.59 5.573 128.27 8.688 152.8 7.166 149.51 37.405
8. Nathan Jehu
Holden Caprice
7.514 147.42 9.122 142.18 5.874 127.02 8.697 161.69 7.264 150.9 38.471
9. Rodney Browitt
HQ Holden
7.9 136.48 8.584 158.56 5.508 128.11 8.549 159.4 8.146 97.79 38.687
10. Mark Mills
LH Torana
7.785 137.79 9.024 153 5.881 121.25 9.04 150.1 7.546 138.66 39.276
11. Nick Sideris
VH Commodore
7.624 136.8 9.229 144.97 5.917 116.88 9.095 146.29 7.472 138.26 39.337
12. Andrew McQualter
HQ wagon
7.77 138.43 9.118 149.3 5.84 122.11 8.99 151.61 7.862 136.58 39.58
13. Phillip Edmondson
XB Falcon coupe
7.541 138.64 8.342 165.44 5.685 124.97 8.9 154.63 9.716 113.28 40.184
14. Blake Evans
Holden Commodore
7.768 134.32 9.46 143.63 6.142 113.17 9.33 142.4 7.531 137.47 40.231
15. Shane Neumann
Ford Falcon ute
8.214 135.85 9.44 149.9 6.076 119.16 9.037 152.43 7.711 139.03 40.478
16. Ben Taylor
Chevrolet Camaro
8.171 138.23 9.308 146.67 6.167 115.68 9.318 147.83 7.852 135.51 40.816
17. John Huysmans
Ford Falcon
8.113 131.72 9.547 142.72 6.167 114.02 9.61 140.4 7.705 118.24 41.142
18. Mark Talbot
Ford Capri
8.093 133.61 9.45 141.42 5.851 120.28 9.599 138.33 8.783 117.14 41.776
19. Brad Kelly
VZ Thunder ute
8.179 128.07 9.817 137.19 6.208 112.63 9.527 141.15 8.092 129.27 41.823
20. Chris Gofton
HQ Monaro
8.312 126.42 9.98 136.9 6.216 112.91 9.564 124.31 8.012 132.8 42.084
21. Dusty Benson
VC Commodore
7.548 133.2 10.697 136.44 8.03 72.64 9.473 147.39 7.105 142.64 42.853
22. Dean Soderblom
LX Torana
8.492 127.7 10 129.19 6.324 109.63 9.755 136.77 8.318 123.19 42.889
23. Scotty Owen
Commodore SS
8.456 128.93 10.087 139.4 6.529 110.51 9.776 141.77 8.125 132.37 42.973
24. Jason Walter
XY Falcon ute
8.121 126.98 9.705 135.09 6.261 108.95 9.778 133.53 9.316 110.06 43.181
25. Tim Sullivan
HJ Holden
9.088 113.49 9.872 136.28 6.315 108.76 9.817 137.82 8.102 128.79 43.194
26. Randall Mortier
VK Calais
8.407 124.79 10.578 135.01 6.333 109.27 9.969 133.01 8.239 124.82 43.526
27. Pete Hamilton
VY Commodore ute
8.678 120.38 10.357 130.2 6.547 105.15 10.295 128.97 8.477 122.42 44.354
28. Jay Robinson
Mazda Capella
9.298 129.99 10.315 131.31 6.507 106.94 9.936 133.57 8.313 124.42 44.369
29. Jason Waye
VS Commodore ute
9.03 133.58 10.615 130.92 6.757 103.7 10.461 133.01 8.473 122.54 45.336
30. Adrian Abela
XH Falcon panel van
9.332 120.46 10.504 130.69 6.983 103.66 10.39 129.49 8.334 125.41 45.543
31. Brad Davis
Mercedes C63
9.114 132.92 10.741 132.23 6.966 107.49 10.598 135.78 8.666 127.1 46.085
32. Mark Johnstone
VH Commodore
8.711 130.18 10.245 131.77 6.707 103.1 11.211 89.82 9.469 108.5 46.343
33. Scott Levy
Chev El Camino
9.232 114.61 11.062 123.69 7.13 95.41 10.696 126.12 8.772 119.88 46.892
34. Barry Hall
VL Commodore
8.782 118.54 10.543 122.98 6.649 104.99 12.73 62.92 8.571 121.56 47.275
35. Michael Rohal
Holden Commodore
9.705 132.83 10.808 134 7.199 105.92 10.622 135.17 9.085 125.19 47.419
36. Warick Meldrum
Chevrolet Camaro
9.99 107.93 11.379 121.68 7.033 102.56 10.308 130.58 8.724 120.93 47.434
37. Matt Hohenhaus
XM Falcon
7.776 133.92 12.936 134.73 9.002 104.94 9.336 139.79 8.661 125.35 47.711
38. Tim Rhone
XP Falcon hardtop
8.744 128.65 10.488 138.88 8.432 58.97 12.781 68.91 9.215 83.14 49.66
39. George Hatzi
Ford Falcon
9.874 111.87 11.564 117.86 7.376 94.28 11.518 115.35 9.449 110.79 49.781
40. Justin Mitchell
HQ Kingswood
9.767 117.86 11.754 127.37 7.549 103.79 11.438 126.36 9.638 118.84 50.146
41. Luke Grima
Holden Torana
9.536 123.84 11.332 121.16 7.065 122.3 11.172 121.62 11.558 120.87 50.663
42. Joshua Chiefalo
Mercedes E230
9.881 113.3 12.089 98.7 7.411 99.19 11.754 119.11 9.585 110.04 50.72
43. Murray Kelly
HT Holden
7.999 130.71 19.282 54.42 6.525 113.15 9.862 137.44 8.499 125.11 52.167
44. Chris Imlach
Chevrolet Nova
10.961 100.2 12.564 110.45 8.093 89.94 11.447 119.68 9.138 113.6 52.203
45. John Urquieta
Valiant Charger
10.861 103.46 12.585 113.4 8.415 92.26 12.518 116.15 8.952 118.17 53.331
46. Nathan Dawkins
Ford Falcon
10.789 110.64 13.117 108.69 8.004 88.01 11.973 113.52 9.711 108.2 53.594
47. Rod Lyall
LC Torana
8.161 131.02 10.256 114.59 6.087 110.24 20 50 9.408 84.83 53.912
48. Lewis Mason
Commodore
10.097 113.86 11.789 122.85 8.375 96.77 11.587 128.2 12.626 56.79 54.474
49. Sarah Heaney
Ford Falcon
15.277 58.21 12.485 89.07 7.519 96.39 11.283 118.98 9.35 113.18 55.914
50. Rob Thorpe
XF Falcon
9.734 105.46 11.983 110.59 7.668 88.21 20 50 9.639 105.41 59.024
51. Dominic Pelle
Chrysler Sigma
10.119 133.75 11.833 130.47 7.858 107.9 20 50 9.599 130.77 59.409

 

Alon Vella Ford CapriPacemaker Radial Aspirated

    Calder Park Swan Hill Mildura Swan Hill Calder Park Combined
ET
    ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH  
1. Alon Vella
Ford Capri
8.96 152.35 8.842 153.47 5.574 123.66 8.695 152.49 8.747 152.47 40.818
2. Peter Haravitisidis
Ford Falcon GT
10.101 135.78 9.9 132.31 6.361 108.9 9.87 136.44 9.816 138.94 46.048
3. Nathan Ghosn
Ford Capri
10.077 134.86 10.005 133.41 6.298 109.3 9.927 133.17 9.808 137.82 46.115
4. Jarrod Wood
Ford Falcon
10.063 134.4 10.04 132.62 6.398 106.15 10.089 130.81 10.006 133.18 46.596
5. Keith Hards
Chevrolet Camaro
10.154 133.41 10.067 134.73 6.437 107.32 10.066 133.21 9.986 135.51 46.71
6. Donnie Zurcas
EK Holden
10.249 134.42 10.093 133.45 6.468 107.32 10.04 132.82 9.995 134.2 46.845
7. George Haddad
XR Falcon
10.429 134.04 10.397 132.27 6.696 104.81 10.491 129.94 10.354 132.48 48.367
8. Michael Titmarsh
TD Cortina
10.397 131.59 10.33 130.13 6.647 104.84 10.366 129.31 10.881 129.24 48.621
9. Joshua Ede
VX Commodore
11.094 122.42 11.105 120.87 6.968 98.07 10.952 121.45 11.626 121.21 51.745
10. Bill Ewing
Ford Mustang
11.498 118.12 11.373 119.71 7.236 94.54 11.51 116.58 11.387 118.11 53.004
11. Tim Ackland
ZC Fairlane
11.237 121.65 11.385 119.11 7.309 92.59 11.691 114.27 11.682 116.79 53.304
12. James Graham
VH Commodore SL/E
11.87 116.35 11.504 121.09 7.309 96.19 11.65 119.04 11.44 118.81 53.773
13. Anthony Burns
Ford Falcon
11.697 117.21 11.653 116.48 7.582 89.37 11.696 114.73 11.731 115.35 54.359
14. Dave Curtis
VN Commodore
11.753 121.02 11.656 119.49 7.534 94.77 15.555 119.01 11.658 119.88 58.156
15. Jim Sakell
1933 Ford tudor
12.458 107.62 12.187 114.06 7.549 92.69 14.507 91.94 11.952 111.89 58.653
16. Andrew Milne
1934 Ford pick-up
12.848 107.24 12.929 103.4 9.236 82.22 14.588 104.5 12.081 111.74 61.682
17. Brenton Miller
KB Chrysler Centura
14.635 97.26 13.566 100.71 8.859 79.96 13.683 98.31 13.869 97.08 64.612
18. Rod Jones
Ford hot rod sedan
11.947 84.95 20 50 9.233 80.61 12.633 110.72 12.064 113.5 65.877

 

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