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K&N Dial Your Own class at Drag Challenge 2019 – Day Four

By Carly Dale, 15 Nov 2019 Drag Challenge

K&N Dial Your Own class at Drag Challenge 2019 – Day Four

There’s an intriguing tussle for top spot in the K&N DYO class heading into the final day of Drag Challenge 2019

WHILE the K&N Dial Your Own class had starting honours on Thursday morning, their second run wasn’t until early afternoon due to rain delays. Some chose to head off early with a one-and-done, while those chasing numbers cut laps in the close battle for top spot.

Holden VK Calais

By sheer determination and grit, Steve Grima and his stout 10.5sec VK Calais is still proudly in pole position. I caught up with him as he was frantically crunching numbers in the line-up before his first pass of Day Four. Steve ran a whopping nine passes before the gates shut at 5.30pm, securing himself a 6.782 and a 0.02699sec gap off his dial-in.

 

Holden HQ

Sliding into second spot is the crispy white LS1-powered HQ sedan piloted by Paul Turner. Positioned in sixth yesterday, Paul is now only 0.05228sec off his 11.396sec dial-in, which he pursued during 10 runs on Day Four. Not bad for his first Drag Challenge outing.

Read next: Drag Challenge Day Four full results

 

drag challenge one tonner

Jason Davidson has remained in third, and hung around on Day Four to cut three passes in chasing the 11.378sec that he set on Monday. The NOS-fed HQ Tonner came up with the goods with a tight 0.05287sec going into the final day. While he had an issue with his TH350 sump plug being ripped off on the highway, the Quey is now Calder-bound.

Watch next: Drag Challenge Day Three - video 

 

Nissan Patrol

Potentially the weightiest Street Machine Drag Challenge entry to date, Geoff Stone’s Nissan Patrol has crept its way into eighth spot. I reckon that Geoff’s years of pedalling a Doorslammer haven’t hurt when it comes to consistently launching this 6000lb behemoth down the track in 14.4 seconds.

 

Who will win K&N Dial Your Own? It’s still anyone’s guess, so if you’re in Melbourne, head on out to Calder Park Raceway today to watch Day Five of Street Machine Drag Challenge unfold. Racing kicks off at 3pm.

K&N DIAL YOUR OWN RESULTS:

Calder Mildura   Mildura   Portland   Day 4
ET MPH ET MPH X1.555 ET MPH x1.555 ET MPH x1.555 Split
Steven Grima                      
10.573 135.51 6.793 110.74 10.56312 6.787 111.22 10.55379 6.782 110.1 10.54601 -0.02699
Paul Turner                      
11.396 120.02 7.299 96.35 11.34995 7.295 95.92 11.34373 7.326 95.72 11.39193 -0.05228
Jason Davidson                      
11.378 99.49 7.324 97.76 11.38882 7.309 76.83 11.3655 7.343 85.63 11.41837 -0.05287
Tom Wright                      
11.193 127.35 7.23 98.88 11.24265 7.194 99.3 11.18667 7.212 99.13 11.21466 -0.05598
Cam Scott                      
12.369 110.85 7.909 83.67 12.2985 7.899 85.33 12.28295 7.942 73.03 12.34981 -0.08606
Richard Verbeek                      
11.495 121.56 7.363 95.61 11.44947 7.406 90.37 11.51633 7.345 96.52 11.42148 -0.09485
Brett Smythe                      
11.93 113.05 7.657 88.54 11.90664 7.661 88.66 11.91286 7.727 84.21 12.01549 -0.10885
Geoff Stone                      
14.482 95.03 9.237 74.24 14.36354 9.257 72.74 14.39464 9.308 73.69 14.47394 -0.11847
Daniel Grima                      
11.605 118.97 7.38628 93.56 11.48567 7.412 87.08 11.52566 7.404 93.35 11.51322 -0.11933
John Kalantzis                      
11.931 117.83 7.604 95.45 11.82422 7.595 92.73 11.81023 7.593 94.4 11.80712 -0.12389
Matt Carey                      
11.227 124.37 7.158 100.64 11.13069 7.2 90.12 11.196 7.238 87.84 11.25509 -0.1244
Glenn Archer                      
11.242 122.67 7.168 96.87 11.14624 7.249 94.69 11.2722 7.217 95.08 11.22244 -0.12595
Dave Curtis                      
11.759 121.1 7.526 5.98 11.70293 7.48 95.65 11.6314 7.504 95.49 11.66872 -0.1276
Luke Graham                      
11.431 122.64 7.326 96.06 11.39193 7.401 93.4 11.50856 7.413 93.88 11.52722 -0.13529
Damien Kemp                      
11.196 123.55 7.111 98.33 11.05761 7.157 97.77 11.12914 7.119 98.45 11.07005 -0.1384
Chris Francis                      
12.847 104.88 8.344 80.22 12.97492 8.276 83.6 12.86918 8.253 83.01 12.83342 -0.1415
Anthony Raschella                      
12.28 113.88 7.932 88.05 12.33426 7.859 89.6 12.22075 7.95 88.3 12.36225 -0.14151
Nicholas McNeil                      
11.332 121.69 7.286 89.77 11.32973 7.195 87.25 11.18823 7.256 94 11.28308 -0.14378
Alysha Teale                      
11.29 121.9 7.179 96.2 11.16335 7.166 96.52 11.14313 7.171 96.82 11.15091 -0.14687
Scott Rowell                      
11.068 124.93 7.123 95.71 11.07627 7.177 90.27 11.16024 7.073 98.59 10.99852 -0.16172
Tony Muscara                      
10.238 135.86 6.594 110.05 10.25367 6.598 110.35 10.25989 6.483 110.26 10.08107 -0.17883
Steven Gorie                      
12.837 108.06 8.246 85.82 12.82253 8.269 86.05 12.8583 8.142 86.78 12.66081 -0.19749
Kevin Cox                      
10.155 134.39 6.555 102.51 10.19303 6.663 106.78 10.36097 6.569 107.9 10.2148 -0.20597
Rob Bertram                      
11.327 127.98 7.338 100.08 11.41059 7.314 100.59 11.37327 7.42 85.42 11.5381 -0.2111
Steve Nightingale                      
11.265 122.33 7.098 96.94 11.03739 7.102 96.94 11.04361 7.133 97.38 11.09182 -0.22761
Clive Polidano                      
12.776 108.95 8.177 86.13 12.71524 8.338 87.68 12.96559 8.224 87.4 12.78832 -0.25036
Lyle Lavery                      
11.127 128.66 7.042 101.82 10.95031 6.992 102.7 10.87256 7.07 102.75 10.99385 -0.25444
Bill Martland                      
11.859 114.97 7.461 91.17 11.60186 7.449 90.99 11.5832 7.592 91.8 11.80556 -0.27581
Campbell Farmer                      
12.574 114.75 8.215 90.37 12.77433 8.034 91.68 12.49287 8.043 91.06 12.50687 -0.28145
Damien Reeves                      
11.041 125.97 7.039 93.41 10.94565 7.164 92.92 11.14002 7.225 93.66 11.23488 -0.28923
Dominic Zito                      
13.433 107.93 8.852 85.54 13.76486 8.735 83.76 13.58293 8.761 83.14 13.62336 -0.33186
Scott McKenzie                      
11.078 123.49 6.883 96.67 10.70307 6.969 100.16 10.8368 7.03 100.15 10.93165 -0.37494
Dale Palmer                      
13.276 105 8.712 82.64 13.54716 8.589 82.8 13.3559 8.4 83.76 13.062 -0.48516
Kyle Breed                      
13.134 108.12 8.456 76.83 13.14908 8.785 66.68 13.66068 8.538 68.78 13.27659 -0.52667
Daryl Amey                      
11.688 123.05 7.167 97.48 11.14469 7.403 98.18 11.51167 7.207 98.38 11.20689 -0.54332
Ben Brown                      
11.46 123.91 7.229 99.35 11.2411 7.208 99.71 11.20844 7.572 98.02 11.77446 -0.56602
Darren Vartuli                      
11.925 117.5 7.902 86.09 12.28761 8.036 84.85 12.49598 7.919 93.49 12.31405 -0.57098
Bruce Christian                      
11.257 116.71 7.326 92.03 11.39193 7.621 88.3 11.85066 7.523 85.65 11.69827 -0.59366
Brett McDonald                      
9.709 146.59 6.083 118.44 9.459065 5.998 118.4 9.32689 6.4 112.92 9.952 -0.62511
Stuart Suter                      
15.223 93.29 9.904 62.6 15.40072 10.084 70.87 15.68062 9.65 67.33 15.00575 -0.67487
Adrian Nicholls                      
11.617 118.94 7.774 93.32 12.08857 7.32 96.31 11.3826 7.441 92.98 11.57076 -0.70597
Jamie Egan                      
12.51 116.7 8.251 96.02 12.83031 8.317 91.83 12.93294 8.502 88.04 13.22061 -0.71061
Wayne Roberts                      
12.984 104.87 8.141 83.89 12.65926 8.359 82.82 12.99825 8.663 82.11 13.47097 -0.81171
Grant Dwyer                      
12.625 90.64 7.704 90.02 11.97972 7.58 91.75 11.7869 7.58 91.56 11.7869 -0.8381
Stewart Richardson                      
14.421 79.24 9.162 92.72 14.24691 8.701 94.17 13.53006 8.754 93.58 13.61247 -0.89094
Noel Inman                      
11.146 116.19 7.244 94.37 11.26442 7.28684 93.47 11.33104 7.823 92.98 12.16477 -1.01877
Matthew Tomkins                      
10.223 135.91 6.637 107.77 10.32054 6.812 109.58 10.59266 7.237 88.8 11.25354 -1.03054
Tim Bennetts                      
12.328 117.99 8.176 89.17 12.71368 7.506 95.57 11.67183 7.756 93.45 12.06058 -1.04185
Lewis Mason                      
11.868 122.46 7.382 99.5 11.47901 8.101 90.98 12.59706 7.609 93.01 11.832 -1.11805
Enoch Bailey                      
15.909 88.73 10.457 69.79 16.26064 10.974 69 17.06457 10.764 69.71 16.73802 -1.15557
Ronald Dawes                      
12.91 112.42 8.47 85.55 13.17085 8.125 85.26 12.63438 9.399 83.08 14.61545 -1.98107
Andrew Haines                      
13.818 99.77 8.985 75.25 13.97168 9.885 66.98 15.37118 8.601 80.59 13.37456 -1.99662
Paul Mulcahy                      
12.25 91.27 8.782 63.85 13.65601 7.437 90.89 11.56454 7.469 84.51 11.6143 -2.09148
Russell Piggott                      
13.883 101.59 8.517 82.2 13.24394 9.87 84.21 15.34785 8.807 85.23 13.69489 -2.10392
Wes Parker                      
12.263 98.46 9.047 75.71 14.06809 8.07 95 12.54885 7.56 93.95 11.7558 -2.31229
Jason Egan                      
10.892 129.32 7.122 95.83 11.07471 8.972 59.98 13.95146 7.214 101.56 11.21777 -3.05946
Dale Koschel                      
27.255 43.09 8.285 93.32 12.88318 7.981 95.24 12.41046 8.099 89.27 12.59395 -14.8445
Jamie Knight                      
11.14 98.69 7.311 101.19 11.36861 18.077 32.81 28.10974 6.776 103.82 10.53668 -17.5731
Craig Walker                      
11.201 125.49 7.257 6.2 11.28464 20 50 31.1 7.301 97.28 11.35306 -19.899

 

Watch next: Drag Challenge Day Five - video