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Drag Challenge 2018 Overall Results

By Scott Taylor, 11 Dec 2018 Drag Challenge

Drag Challenge 2018 Overall Results

We’ve finally crunched the numbers to bring you the full overall results for Drag Challenge 2018

DRAG Challenge 2018 was not only a challenge for competitors, but it tested the fortitude of organisers as well; over 200 entrants, more than 1300km, seven days (including set-up), five tracks, five classes and three different track lengths made for a near-impossible task. So when people asked where they came overall, in most cases the answer was: “We don’t know!” Until now.

HQ MonaroTo get an overall result for all classes meant inputting the same track data for all 150-odd finishers over the five days of competition, and nobody was putting their hand up to do the job. But then young Raf Heriot, our latest work experience whipping boy, wandered into the office and asked for something to do. So we set him up with an Excel spreadsheet and put him to work inputting enough numbers to give Pythagoras an aneurysm.

With the blown classes running over 1000ft at Calder Park, we elected to convert the quarter-mile Calder times for the aspirated and DYO classes into 1000ft times as well, in order to bring everyone into parity, and now we know exactly where everyone finished.

HDT Panel VanWe can say with absolute certainly that the Top 10 didn’t change; Alon Vella came 11th. Guys like Daniel Cassar in his ’32 Ford coupe have snuck into the Top 30, along with Peter Haravitsidis and Nathan Ghosn. From there on down it’s a mix of the quicker aspirated cars and the slower blown machines, with the DYO guys and girls filling out the lower sections of the chart.

So look on ye works and rejoice – or lament, as the case may be. Here are the overall results for Drag Challenge 2018.

1. 70 Frank Marchese Ford XW 33.224
2. 52 Harry Haig Holden HQ 33.374
3. 74 Lorenzo Gullotto Holden VL Commodore 33.906
4. 274 Adam Rogash Commodore VK 34.047
5. 239 John Ricca Holden BT1 34.673
6. 57 Matt Lampard Holden Kingswood 36.448
7. 80 Ben Vlekken Holden Commodore 36.609
8. 255 Mark Van Der Togt Ford XW 37.198
9. 18 David Best Holden VY Commodore 37.405
10. 257 Alex Moshopoulos Ford XY GT 37.742
11. 58 Alon Vella Ford Capri 37.848
12. 92 Nathan Jehu Holden Caprice 38.471
13. 37 Rodney Browitt Holden HQ 38.687
14. 212 Mark Mills Holden Torana 39.276
15. 108 Nick Sideris Holden VH Commodore 39.337
16. 110 Andrew McQualter Holden HQ wagon 39.58
17. 98 Phillip Edmondson Ford Falcon XB coupe 40.184
18. 53 Blake Evans Holden Commodore 40.231
19. 46 Shane Neumann Ford Falcon ute 40.478
20. 160 Ben Taylor Chev Camaro 40.816
21. 112 Marcus Howe Ford Falcon 40.91
22. 251 John Huysmans Ford Falcon 41.142
23. 259 Mark Talbot Ford Capri 41.776
24. 228 Brad Kelly Holden VZ Thunder 41.823
25. 254 Chris Gofton Holden HQ Monaro 42.084
26. 260 Cory Read Ford Falcon 42.263
27. 140 Daniel Cassar Ford ’32 coupe 42.605
28. 176 Peter Haravitsidis Ford Falcon GT 42.749
29. 87 Nathan Ghosn Ford Capri 42.797
30. 90 Dusty Benson Holden VC Commodore 42.853
31. 91 Dean Soderblom Holden LX Torana 42.889
32. 233 Mark Busscher Holden HQ One Tonner 42.921
33. 3 Joshua Grant Holden VB Commodore 42.933
34. 124 Scotty Owen Holden Commodore SS 42.973
35. 186 Jason Walter Ford XY ute 43.181
36. 209 Tim Sullivan Holden HJ 43.194
37. 21 Jarrod Wood Ford Falcon 43.217
38. 115 Mark Whitla Ford Capri 43.31
39. 111 Keith Hards Chevrolet Camaro 43.338
40. 5 Jake Edwards Holden Torana 43.366
41. 29 Greg Richards Ford Fairlane 43.392
42. 168 Donnie Zurcas Holden EK 43.483
43. 117 Randall Mortier Holden VK Calais 43.526
44. 190 Pete Hamilton Holden VY ute 44.354
45. 23 Jay Robinson Mazda Capella 44.369
46. 154 Mitchell Pullen Toyota HiLux 44.666
47. 95 Dave Rogers Holden HK GTS Monaro 44.957
48. 145 George Haddad Ford XR Falcon 44.966
49. 249 Steve Grima Holden VK Calais 44.974
50. 28 Michael Titmarsh Ford TD Cortina 45.154
51. 273 Jason Waye Commodore VS ute 45.336
52. 131 Adrian Abela Ford XH panel van 45.543
53. 141 Jon Mitchell Dodge Challenger 45.671
54. 25 Brad Davis Mercedes C63 46.085
55. 119 Mark Johnstone Holden VH Commodore 46.343
56. 6 Scott Levy Chevrolet El Camino 46.892
57. 200 Paul Topping Holden VF HSV Clubsport 47.074
58. 258 Chris Thompson Holden Director 47.137
59. 252 Barry Hall Commodore VL 47.275
60. 142 Michael Rohal Holden Commodore 47.419
61. 17 Warick Meldrum Chevrolet Camaro 47.434
62. 69 Andrew Natoli Holden VK 47.563
63. 47 Matt Carey Holden VZ 47.604
64. 12 Matt Hohenhaus Ford Falcon XM 47.711
65. 235 Stephen Willies Ford Ranchero 47.728
66. 105 Joseph Freire Toyota Cressida 47.728
67. 144 Patrtick Lawler Valiant AP6 47.747
68. 153 Glenn Archer Toyota Celica 47.85
69. 19 Clive Polidano Holden Kingswood 47.944
70. 9 Steve Nightingale Ford Falcon 48.004
71. 167 Joshua Ede Holden VX Commodore 48.03
72. 13 Damien Reeves Ford XT Fairmont 48.283
73. 237 John Kerr Mercury Comet 48.381
74. 174 Peter Gibbs Holden VK 48.409
75. 196 Kevin O’Neill Holden FE 48.41
76. 61 Peter Karayannis Holden V2 Monaro 48.44
77. 78 Greg Mason Chev El Camino 48.49
78. 106 Les Waight Holden HQ Premier 48.503
79. 248 Alysha Teale Holden HQ 48.558
80. 203 Scott McKenzie Holden FE 48.676
81. 109 Matt Forbes Holden VC Commodore 48.868
82. 194 Kevin Cox Holden Premier 48.927
83. 204 Phil Andrews Ford Mustang 48.927
84. 116 Matthew Tomkins Holden Kingswood 49.058
85. 236 Peter Nay Holden VZ SS Thunder ute 49.201
86. 42 Bill Ewing Ford Mustang 49.205
87. 202 Paul Kent Ford Fairmont 49.207
88. 107 Rob Bertram Chevrolet ’57 49.24
89. 178 Karen Bawden Valiant VF hardtop 49.485
90. 165 Tim Ackland Ford ZC Fairlane 49.492
91. 35 Tim Rhone Ford XP Falcon hardtop 49.66
92. 223 Bruce Howie Ford Falcon ute 49.763
93. 24 George Hatzi Ford Falcon 49.781
94. 137 Rick Verbeek Holden HK 49.784
95. 150 James Graham Holden VH SL/E 49.928
96. 238 Justin Mitchell Holden HQ Kingswood 50.146
97. 1 Danny Moore HSV ClubSport 50.206
98. 148 Daniel Grima Chevrolet Bel Air 50.404
99. 179 Rod Kerr Holden Torana 50.408
100. 227 Luke Grima Holden Torana 50.663
101. 180 Chris Oliver Ford XT 50.665
102. 22 Anthony Burns Ford Falcon 50.696
103. 219 Joshua Chiefalo Mercedes-Benz E230 50.72
104. 246 Darren Parker Holden VF Sportwagon 50.801
105. 149 Simon Jones Willys roadster 50.85
106. 20 Robert Colombani Chevrolet Camaro 51.121
107. 68 Shane & Carly Dale Holden HZ 51.353
108. 15 Jason Davidson Holden One Tonner 51.368
109. 143 Grant Grech Holden Torana 51.42
110. 184 Chris Martin Chev Camaro 51.589
111. 10 Daryl Amey Holden HG 51.658
112. 49 Matthew Vella Holden HT Kingswood 51.882
113. 39 Brett Smythe Holden Torana LX SS 51.896
114. 232 Murray Kelly Holden HT 52.167
115. 2 Chris Imlach Chev Nova 52.203
116. 65 Kris Allan Holden HG 52.367
117. 175 Benjamin Reusch Holden VE 52.388
118. 104 Matthew Robinson Holden HT Premier 52.491
119. 129 Mark Dryden Ford BF ute 52.729
120. 86 Grant Dwyer Chrysler VH Valiant hardtop 52.768
121.  191 Cam Scott Holden WB 53.32
122. 183 John Urquieta Valiant Charger 53.331
123. 7 Zaaron Titmarsh Ford AU Falcon wagon 53.474
124. 62 Nathan Dawkins Ford Falcon 53.594
125. 216 Jim Sakell Factory Five hot rod ’33 tudor 53.637
126. 261 Luke Hadfield Ford Falcon utility 53.821
127. 59 Rod Lyall Holden LC Torana 53.912
128. 192 James Vinton Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo 54.081
129. 54 Dave Curtis Commodore VN 54.389
130. 264 John Polkinghorne Mazda RX-2 54.432
131. 36 Lewis Mason Holden Commodore 54.474
132. 11 Paul Mulcahy Holden VH 54.673
133. 133 Scott Hore Holden HQ 55.288
134. 93 Anthony Sellick Ford Falcon 55.414
135. 159 Andrew Wheatley Holden Statesman 55.462
136. 41 Mick Heawood Chevrolet Nova wagon 55.595
137. 118 Sarah Heaney Ford Falcon 55.914
138. 72 Carolyn Rosser Holden Commodore 56.269
139. 247 Adam Davis Ford FPV Tornado 57.208
140. 126 Andrew Milne Ford ’34 pick-up 57.542
141. 8 Ben Walker Chrysler Valiant 57.846
142. 34 Dale Palmer Holden HQ 57.955
143. 60 Mark Barber Holden LJ Torana 58.42
144. 51 Rob Thorpe Ford XF 59.024
145. 85 Dominic Pelle Chrysler Sigma 59.409
146. 122 Scott Whitley Holden Commodore 59.712
147. 181 Brenton Miller Chrysler KB Centura 59.933
148. 272 Dave Chapple Holden HK Monaro 61.085
149. 101 Rod Jones Ford hot rod sedan 61.4
150. 271 Ash Hendy Holden HJ One Tonner 63.474
151. 171 Steve Hutchins Holden HX Kingswood 63.938
152. 134 Riccardo Pontonio Holden Commodore 65.869
153. 138 Stephen Hyslop Holden UC Torana 71.879