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Drag Challenge 2018 - K&N Dial Your Own final results

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

Drag Challenge 2018 - K&N Dial Your Own final results

Consistency is key in the K&N DYO class

NOBODY in the K&N Dial Your Own class at Street Machine Drag Challenge is reeling off seven-second passes, but when you consider how many moving parts are involved in setting clinically consistent ETs at five different tracks on five different days, being competitive in this class is a huge challenge in itself.

Track conditions, atmospheric conditions, fuel loads and wear-and-tear on your car are just some of the variables involved, and getting them all to line up in a row is a mission.

By week’s end, Darren Parker managed to wheel his VF Sportwagon with aplomb and hand in five separate timeslips all within 0.008315sec of one another. That’s a split of less than one hundredth of a second! Nipping at his heels was Paul Topping in his Gen-F HSV ClubSport on a split of 0.012005, which he managed to achieve on a 10-second ET – pretty impressive stuff.

Steve Nightingale rounded out the DYO podium in his XB Falcon sedan, proving that you don’t need EFI (or a late-model GM car) to be competitive, finishing the week with a fractionally broader split of 0.014905.

As always, it was tough at the top of the K&N DYO ranks!

Holden VF sportwagonK&N Dial Your Own

    Calder Park Swan Hill Mildura Swan Hill Calder Park  
    ET MPH ET MPH ET MPH x1.555 ET MPH ET MPH  Split
1. Darren Parker
VF Sportwagon
11.774 118.68 11.772 116.88 7.567 92.3 11.766685 11.77 115.77 11.775 115.06 -0.008315
2. Paul Topping
VF HSV
ClubSport
10.907 129.07 10.908 126.47 7.009 102.38 10.898995 10.911 118.11 10.905 120.51 -0.012005
3. Steve
Nightingale

Ford Falcon
11.138 122.91 11.136 121.52 7.171 96.29 11.150905 11.136 119.74 11.138 120.83 -0.014905
4. Steve Grima
VK Calais
10.424 133.54 10.409 131.27 6.697 104.71 10.413835 10.429 131.31 10.413 132.93 -0.02
5. Matt Carey
VZ Commodore
11.041 125.79 11.022 124.24 7.09 100.64 11.02495 11.043 124.34 11.038 123.95 -0.021
6. Chris
Thompson

Holden Director
10.934 121.65 10.939 126.58 7.018 103.58 10.91299 10.922 126.83 10.912 122.78 -0.027
7. John Kerr
Mercury Comet
11.22 121.91 11.246 120.12 7.218 96 11.22399 11.222 118.89 11.218 120.06 -0.028
8. Cam Scott
WB Holden
12.374 110.54 12.369 109.32 7.971 86.43 12.394905 12.371 107.91 12.365 109.39 -0.029905
9. Alysha Teale
HQ Holden
11.278 120.91 11.276 119.42 7.256 95.24 11.28308 11.253 118.2 11.26 119.43 -0.03008
10. Daniel Grima
Chev Bel Air
11.711 118.16 11.704 116.42 7.526 90.68 11.70293 11.718 106.03 11.682 103.67 -0.036
11. Clive
Polidano

Kingswood
11.143 123.35 11.124 121.81 7.173 97.6 11.154015 11.101 120.54 11.103 121.52 -0.053015
12. Zaaron
Titmarsh

AU wagon
12.402 110.68 12.401 108.87 7.982 87.37 12.41201 12.382 106.98 12.438 109.18 -0.056
13. Scott
McKenzie

FE Holden
11.276 121.58 11.265 118.54 7.249 95.52 11.272195 11.326 118.04 11.304 120.14 -0.061
14. Joseph Freire
Cressida
11.055 122.19 11.045 126.01 7.135 92.18 11.094925 11.107 122.64 11.044 123.36 -0.063
15. Simon Jones
Willys roadster
11.783 117.45 11.747 116.42 7.585 92.83 11.794675 11.808 114.62 11.823 115.32 -0.076
16. Kris Allan
HG Holden
11.897 116.68 11.889 115.44 7.653 92.48 11.900415 11.873 114.3 11.951 115.54 -0.078
17. Greg Richards
Ford Fairlane
10.093 135.43 10.08 134.04 6.431 108.97 10.000205 10.072 133.92 10.055 135.1 -0.092795
18. Brett Smythe
LX Torana SS
12.017 111.83 12.087 110.13 7.718 87.44 12.00149 12.062 12.062 12.104 109.29 -0.10251
19. Rod Kerr
Torana
11.718 118.11 11.655 117.21 7.569 91.12 11.769795 11.676 111.88 11.661 115.52 -0.114795
20. Matthew
Robinson

HT Premier
12.12 113.12 12.24 110.4 7.843 88.66 12.195865 12.151 110.05 12.166 111.66 -0.12
21. Carolyn
Rosser

Commodore
13.1 106.46 13.075 105.28 8.381 82.51 13.032455 12.975 96.13 13.022 106.49 -0.125
22. Mark Dryden
Ford BF utility
12.15 116.34 12.241 114.21 7.841 92.13 12.192755 12.169 112.52 12.276 113.47 -0.126
23. Les Waight
HQ Premier
11.228 124.53 11.312 122.81 7.229 97.49 11.241095 11.211 121.72 11.179 122.92 -0.133
24. Chris Oliver
XT Falcon
11.723 116.8 11.681 104.84 7.581 76.64 11.788455 11.79 99.6 11.816 13.49 -0.135
25. Glenn Archer
Toyota Celica
11.107 124.13 11.14 122.31 7.182 96.72 11.16801 11.031 111.46 11.057 123.08 -0.13701
26. Phil Andrews
Ford Mustang
11.36 123.27 11.372 121.88 7.225 96.4 11.234875 11.334 120.41 11.343 121.9 -0.137125
27. Dale Palmer
HQ Holden
13.468 103.17 13.48 101.26 8.641 82.07 13.436755 13.434 100.76 13.339 101.93 -0.141
28. Chris Martin
Chev Camaro
12.05 100.21 12.042 91.05 7.747 82.05 12.046585 11.969 110.1 11.909 114.91 -0.141
29. Paul Kent
Ford Fairmont
11.456 122.28 11.502 120.67 7.335 96.61 11.405925 11.343 120.22 11.402 120.88 -0.159
30. Damien
Reeves

XT Fairmont
11.286 131.69 11.106 123.42 7.175 97.71 11.157125 11.134 122.71 11.148 121.91 -0.18
31. Greg Mason
Chv El Camino
11.306 118.87 11.314 117.73 7.158 95.87 11.13069 11.231 116.58 11.304 117.03 -0.18331
32. James Vinton
Falcon XR6
Turbo
12.556 116.77 12.422 118.14 >8.052 92.26 12.52086 12.353 112.86 12.5 116.93 -0.203
33. Scott Hore
HQ Holden
12.795 106.18 12.835 104.23 8.165 83.88 12.696575 12.912 101.85 12.901 103.55 -0.215425
34. Shane & Carly
Dale
HZ Holden
11.911 114.02 11.95 112.69 7.587 89.6 11.797785 11.91 111.74 12.016 111.08 -0.218215
35. Steve
Hutchins

HX Kingswood
14.841 90.47 14.965 88.86 9.468 72.4 14.72274 14.854 87.92 14.856 88.79 -0.24226
36. Patrick Lawler
Valiant AP6
11.118 101.12 11.189 105.09 7.196 78.87 11.18978 11.378 94.2 11.116 97.11 -0.262
37. Peter Gibbs
VK Commodore
11.126 122.29 11.24 119.9 7.209 95.97 11.209995 11.213 118.82 11.394 116.98 -0.268
38. Benjamin
Reusch

VE Commodore
12.058 117.57 11.965 116.85 7.825 92.76 12.167875 12.133 117.03 12.256 117.17 -0.291
39. Grant Dwyer
VH Val hardtop
12.402 112.97 12.313 112.35 7.851 89.09 12.208305 12.141 112.16 12.066 113.37 -0.336
40. Peter
Karayannis

V2 Monaro
11.266 121.92 11.285 120.96 7.25 96.5 11.27375 11.319 121.19 10.947 128.29 -0.372
41. Andrew Natoli
VK Commodore
11.076 123.53 11.005 122.61 6.989 97.99 10.867895 10.949 121.98 11.274 119.39 -0.406105
42. Daryl Amey
HG Holden
11.883 115.7 11.816 113.69 7.773 91.9 12.087015 11.925 111.94 12.282 108.84 -0.466
43. Karen Bawden
VF Val hardtop
11.507 119.94 11.477 120.51 7.184 96.7 11.17112 11.208 119.14 11.696 110.09 -0.52488
44. Kevin O'Neill
FE Holden
11.105 11?.12 11.118 120.44 7.125 95.94 11.079375 11.171 118.85 11.637 120.36 -0.557625
45. Luke
Hadfield

Falcon ute
12.704 120.38 12.412 120.51 8.156 96.77 12.68258 12.185 119.77 12.142 117.86 -0.562
46. Rob Bertram
1957 Chev
11.521 126.65 11.505 126.47 7.564 99.83 11.76202 11.185 130.28 11.272 107.08 -0.57702
47. Peter Nay
VZ SS Thunder
ute
11.212 124.03 11.287 121.88 7.222 97.64 11.23021 11.866 121.13 11.22 128.47 -0.654
48. Mitchell
Pullen

Toyota HiLux
10.575 132.4 9.881 140.97 6.671 112.35 10.373405 10.272 136.52 10.271 136.52 -0.694
49. Anthony
Sellick

Ford Falcon
13.294 109.05 13.79 108.53 8.958 88.75 13.92969 13.129 112.61 13.148 112.87 -0.80069
50. John
Polkinghorne
Mazda RX2
12.35 112.6 12.73 106.83 8.459 58.31 13.153745 12.483 111.02 12.529 110.8 -0.803745
51. Andrew
Wheatley

Statesman
12.992 110.08 13.294 103.37 7.995 88.97 12.432225 12.723 108.22 12.579 110.15  -0.861775
52. Matt Forbes
VC Commodore
11.209 122.59 11.99 94.37 7.125 96.51 11.079375 11.22 115.56 11.068 121.34 -0.922
53. Kevin Cox
Holden Premier
11.379 120.18 11.308 118.6 7.294 95.96 11.34217 11.804 85.73 10.851 123.64 -0.953
54. Mick
Heawood

Nova wagon
13.482 98.8 12.881 101.92 7.941 85.94 12.348255 12.952 99.57 12.793 104.1 -1.133745
55. Danny Moore
HSV ClubSport
10.432 107.1 12.276 113.95 6.757 103.7 10.507135 11.772 98.59 10.751 126.97 -1.844
56. Matthew
Vella

HT Kingswood
11.35 119.6 11.488 116.03 7.224 96.27 11.23332 13.188 103.25 11.306 116.37 -1.95468
57. Adam Davis
Ford FPV
Tornado
13.199 112.98 13.317 117.49 8.345 96.02 12.976475 14.106 104.77 12.047 122.7 -2.059
58. Jason
Davidson

Holden One-
Tonner
10.801 120.84 12.484 102.15 7.772 87.79 12.08546 12.96 83.21 11.129 114.57 -2.159
59. Mark Barber
LJ Torana
13.794 103.28 13.965 98.61 9.664 71.45 15.02752 12.802 105.48 12.537 96.71 -2.49052
60. Ash Hendy
HJ Tonner
12.129 83.96 15.036 89.91 9.222 71.47 14.34021 14.602 90.5 15.05 87.65 -2.921
61. Robert
Colombani

Chev Camaro
12.44 68.92 12.915 74.44 9.039 67.37 14.055645 10.46 116.45 11.02 128.26 -3.595645
62. Rick Verbeek
HK Holden
11.132 124.29 11.134 122.51 7.201 97.74 11.197555 11.118 121.55 14.859 54.01 -3.741
63. Paul Mulcahy
VH Commodore
12.365 82.77 12.009 85.66 7.508 80.48 11.67494 15.816 75.94 12.378 74 -4.14106
64. Matthew
Tomkins

Kingswood
11.028 98.13 10.922 99.95 7.064 78.93 10.98452 11.386 100.4 15.324 40.24 -4.402
65. Dave Chapple
HK Monaro
12.269 107.55 12.278 109.59 7.905 78.75 12.292275 17.965 77.06 15.008 97.96 -5.696
66. Scott Whitley
Commodore
20 50 11.901 139.83 7.994 66.67 12.43067 15.541 65.85 12.985 72.24 -8.099
67. Ben Walker
Chrysler Valiant
11.412 120.64 20 50 7.372 95.78 11.46346 11.317 118.38 13.166 44.79 -8.683
68. Riccardo
Pontonio

Commodore
11.521 86.97 24.968 42.14 7.015 114.14 10.908325 13.868 57.9 15.255 48.44 -14.059675
69. Stephen
Hyslop

UC Torana
17.704 88.37 16.87 86.77 10.554 68.84 16.41147 88.88 16.048 15.791 145.11 -73.089

 

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