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Drag Challenge 2019 Day Three gallery and DYO report

By Carly Dale | Photos Shaun Tanner & Luke Hunter, 14 Nov 2019 Drag Challenge

Drag Challenge 2019 Day Three gallery and DYO report

A massive gallery of images from the Sunset Strip and a look at who is looking good in K&N dial-your-own

WHEN you’re chasing one-thousandth of a second in the K&N Dial Your Own class, one run can make or break your Drag Challenge campaign. As entrants idled their way 500km south to Portland, Day Three’s DYO leaderboard has certainly changed up, with some seriously tight gaps meaning we could easily see a completely different top three tomorrow.

Holden VK sedan

Steve Grima is now top dawg, running 0.019sec off of his Monday dial-in. Even so, Steve was hoping to be even closer to his 10.573sec dial-in. “I only managed to get four passes in, but because the DYO run windows were so spread out through the day, it was hard to be consistent in a turbo car due to the weather changes. I would’ve liked a few more.”

Read next: Drag Challenge Day Three results and video

 

Ford Mustang

A mere 0.0026 seconds behind is Tony Muscara in his roaring Whipple-blown 2016 Mustang. Tony had a heck of a Day Three, losing first gear in his other car, an XE running in Haltech Radial Blown class. He managed to get on the road, but the bumpy logging roads got the better of the trailer, fatiguing the A arms just out of Portland quite late last night.

Watch next: Drag Challenge Day Two results - video 

 

Holden One Tonner

Another 0.002sec off Tony and 0.004sec from the lead is the carby-fed LS1-powered ’72 HQ One Tonner of Jason Davidson in third. Jason is something of a veteran, with several DC and DCWs under his belt, and he’ll be another one to watch as Day Four and Day Five play out.

 

Plymouth Duster

Not far off in 13th place is Anthony Raschella in the gorgeous racing-spec Duster. Anthony’s a seasoned racer, as is Daniel ‘Gizmo’ Grima, who’s worked his way up into 16th in his Bel Air.

With two more days of racing and another decent highway slog, the K&N Dial Your Own win is still well and truly up for grabs.

 

Holden LJ Torana

Representing the three-pedal contingent in K&N DYO is the husband-and-wife team of Wayne and Kellie Roberts in their stout 230rwhp six-banger LJ Torry.

Triple Dellorto 45mm carbs feed the fully built 202ci blue motor that features a hand-ported nine-port head and a port-matched Redline manifold. Behind is a Ford single-rail ’box with Precision button clutch.

“It’s a real car,” Wayne said of his manual LJ. “It had an auto, but it’s not the same; there’s more horsepower with the manual box and button clutch.”

Wayne scored a PB at Mildura last night with an 8.1@89mph – that’s a 12.65 quarter-mile equivalent, which puts Wayne right where he wants to be. “If I can run a 12 at each track then I’ll be happy,” he said.

K&N DYO RESULTS:

  Calder Mildura     Mildura    
  ET MPH ET MPH X1.555 Split ET MPH x1.555 Split
Steven Grima 10.573 135.51 6.793 110.74 10.56312 -0.01922 6.787 111.22 10.55379 -0.01922
Tony Muscara 10.238 135.86 6.594 110.05 10.25367 -0.02189 6.598 110.35 10.25989 -0.02189
Jason Davidson 11.378 99.49 7.324 97.76 11.38882 -0.02332 7.309 76.83 11.3655 -0.02332
Brett Smythe 11.93 113.05 7.657 88.54 11.90664 -0.02337 7.661 88.66 11.91286 -0.02337
Steven Gorie 12.837 108.06 8.246 85.82 12.82253 -0.03576 8.269 86.05 12.8583 -0.03576
Paul Turner 11.396 120.02 7.299 96.35 11.34995 -0.05228 7.295 95.92 11.34373 -0.05228
Tom Wright 11.193 127.35 7.23 98.88 11.24265 -0.05598 7.194 99.3 11.18667 -0.05598
Richard Verbeek 11.495 121.56 7.363 95.61 11.44947 -0.06686 7.406 90.37 11.51633 -0.06686
Rob Bertram 11.327 127.98 7.338 100.08 11.41059 -0.08359 7.314 100.59 11.37327 -0.08359
Cam Scott 12.369 110.85 7.909 83.67 12.2985 -0.08606 7.899 85.33 12.28295 -0.08606
Scott Rowell 11.068 124.93 7.123 95.71 11.07627 -0.09223 7.177 90.27 11.16024 -0.09223
Matt Carey 11.227 124.37 7.158 100.64 11.13069 -0.09631 7.2 90.12 11.196 -0.09631
Anthony Raschella 12.28 113.88 7.932 88.05 12.33426 -0.11352 7.859 89.6 12.22075 -0.11352
Luke Graham 11.431 122.64 7.326 96.06 11.39193 -0.11663 7.401 93.4 11.50856 -0.11663
Geoff Stone 14.482 95.03 9.237 74.24 14.36354 -0.11847 9.257 72.74 14.39464 -0.11847
Daniel Grima 11.605 118.97 7.38628 93.56 11.48567 -0.11933 7.412 87.08 11.52566 -0.11933
John Kalantzis 11.931 117.83 7.604 95.45 11.82422 -0.12078 7.595 92.73 11.81023 -0.12078
Glenn Archer 11.242 122.67 7.168 96.87 11.14624 -0.12595 7.249 94.69 11.2722 -0.12595
Dave Curtis 11.759 121.1 7.526 5.98 11.70293 -0.1276 7.48 95.65 11.6314 -0.1276
Chris Francis 12.847 104.88 8.344 80.22 12.97492 -0.12792 8.276 83.6 12.86918 -0.12792
Damien Kemp 11.196 123.55 7.111 98.33 11.05761 -0.1384 7.157 97.77 11.12914 -0.1384
Nicholas McNeil 11.332 121.69 7.286 89.77 11.32973 -0.14378 7.195 87.25 11.18823 -0.14378
Alysha Teale 11.29 121.9 7.179 96.2 11.16335 -0.14687 7.166 96.52 11.14313 -0.14687
Noel Inman 11.146 116.19 7.244 94.37 11.26442 -0.18504 7.28684 93.47 11.33104 -0.18504
Damien Reeves 11.041 125.97 7.039 93.41 10.94565 -0.19438 7.164 92.92 11.14002 -0.19438
Kevin Cox 10.155 134.39 6.555 102.51 10.19303 -0.20597 6.663 106.78 10.36097 -0.20597
Steve Nightingale 11.265 122.33 7.098 96.94 11.03739 -0.22761 7.102 96.94 11.04361 -0.22761
Clive Polidano 12.776 108.95 8.177 86.13 12.71524 -0.25036 8.338 87.68 12.96559 -0.25036
Ben Brown 11.46 123.91 7.229 99.35 11.2411 -0.25156 7.208 99.71 11.20844 -0.25156
Lyle Lavery 11.127 128.66 7.042 101.82 10.95031 -0.25444 6.992 102.7 10.87256 -0.25444
Dale Palmer 13.276 105 8.712 82.64 13.54716 -0.27116 8.589 82.8 13.3559 -0.27116
Bill Martland 11.859 114.97 7.461 91.17 11.60186 -0.27581 7.449 90.99 11.5832 -0.27581
Campbell Farmer 12.574 114.75 8.215 90.37 12.77433 -0.28145 8.034 91.68 12.49287 -0.28145
Dominic Zito 13.433 107.93 8.852 85.54 13.76486 -0.33186 8.735 83.76 13.58293 -0.33186
Wayne Roberts 12.984 104.87 8.141 83.89 12.65926 -0.33899 8.359 82.82 12.99825 -0.33899
Matthew Tomkins 10.223 135.91 6.637 107.77 10.32054 -0.36966 6.812 109.58 10.59266 -0.36966
Scott McKenzie 11.078 123.49 6.883 96.67 10.70307 -0.37494 6.969 100.16 10.8368 -0.37494
Brett McDonald 9.709 146.59 6.083 118.44 9.459065 -0.38211 5.998 118.4 9.32689 -0.38211
Jamie Egan 12.51 116.7 8.251 96.02 12.83031 -0.42294 8.317 91.83 12.93294 -0.42294
Stuart Suter 15.223 93.29 9.904 62.6 15.40072 -0.45762 10.084 70.87 15.68062 -0.45762
Kyle Breed 13.134 108.12 8.456 76.83 13.14908 -0.52667 8.785 66.68 13.66068 -0.52667
Ronald Dawes 12.91 112.42 8.47 85.55 13.17085 -0.53647 8.125 85.26 12.63438 -0.53647
Daryl Amey 11.688 123.05 7.167 97.48 11.14469 -0.54332 7.403 98.18 11.51167 -0.54332
Darren Vartuli 11.925 117.5 7.902 86.09 12.28761 -0.57098 8.036 84.85 12.49598 -0.57098
Bruce Christian 11.257 116.71 7.326 92.03 11.39193 -0.59366 7.621 88.3 11.85066 -0.59366
Adrian Nicholls 11.617 118.94 7.774 93.32 12.08857 -0.70597 7.32 96.31 11.3826 -0.70597
Grant Dwyer 12.625 90.64 7.704 90.02 11.97972 -0.8381 7.58 91.75 11.7869 -0.8381
Stewart Richardson 14.421 79.24 9.162 92.72 14.24691 -0.89094 8.701 94.17 13.53006 -0.89094
Tim Bennetts 12.328 117.99 8.176 89.17 12.71368 -1.04185 7.506 95.57 11.67183 -1.04185
Lewis Mason 11.868 122.46 7.382 99.5 11.47901 -1.11805 8.101 90.98 12.59706 -1.11805
Enoch Bailey 15.909 88.73 10.457 69.79 16.26064 -1.15557 10.974 69 17.06457 -1.15557
Andrew Haines 13.818 99.77 8.985 75.25 13.97168 -1.55318 9.885 66.98 15.37118 -1.55318
Wes Parker 12.263 98.46 9.047 75.71 14.06809 -1.80509 8.07 95 12.54885 -1.80509
Paul Mulcahy 12.25 91.27 8.782 63.85 13.65601 -2.09148 7.437 90.89 11.56454 -2.09148
Russell Piggott 13.883 101.59 8.517 82.2 13.24394 -2.10392 9.87 84.21 15.34785 -2.10392
Jason Egan 10.892 129.32 7.122 95.83 11.07471 -3.05946 8.972 59.98 13.95146 -3.05946
Dale Koschel 27.255 43.09 8.285 93.32 12.88318 -14.8445 7.981 95.24 12.41046 -14.8445
Jamie Knight 11.14 98.69 7.311 101.19 11.36861 -16.9697 18.077 32.81 28.10974 -16.9697
Craig Walker 11.201 125.49 7.257 6.2 11.28464 -19.899 20 50 31.1 -19.899

 

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