Domenic Luppino set one of the fastest times in Aussie radial racing history at the APSA Pro Street Shootout at Willowbank earlier this month. He ran a best of email@example.com mph in the second round after nailing a firstname.lastname@example.org in the first.
There was plenty of action elsewhere, with Tony Webb taking victory over Mark Vander Togt in the X275 final, making him now unbeatable in the points. Webb’s Torana LJ Torana uses 355ci Holden V8 with rear-mounted 80 mm Borgwarner turbos. Consistency is the key, between the test day before and race day, the team made 15 passes, all between 8.50-8.70.
Mark Vander Togt came runner up in the X275 class with his twin-turbo 408-cube Dart block-powered XW Falcon. It made a best pass of 8.54@165mph in street trim, with full exhaust on pump E85 fuel.
Craig Hewitt’s Monaro is powered by a 511ci Hemi with a 14/71 Kobelco Superman High Helix blower strapped on. It has run well into the sixes and won the Pro Street Blown gong.
Sporting a new Brocky livery, Karl Wicht’s Pro-Charged 555-cube LX hatch came runner up in Pro Street Blown.
Scott Cortina’s Nitrous-snorting big-block HG Kingswood ran a personal best of 7.70@173mph, and cleaned up in MSB.
Neil Maxwell’s ex Pro-Stock car Pontiac GTO came runner up in Outlaw Extreme and is powered by an aspirated 1000+hp big-block and ran low sevens all day.
Shaun Hale's single turbo Windsor-powered Falcon set a new personal best on the EFI setup of 8.73@155mph.
Corey Darke’s Aussie Ford turbo 4.0-litre-powered Fox Body Mustang ran 8.8@157mph.
Tim Cross’s twin-turbo Ford Cortina laid down a 7.0@205mph in testing on Friday on 275 radials.
The wheel standing aspirated 440-cube XD Falcon of Mark Sugars ran 9.44@142mph in True Street Class.
Andrew Milford’s Nitrous 452-cube LC Torana was seriously quick and ran 7.69@176mph.
Michael Headley’s neat turbo LS-powered HQ Monaro made a best pass of 9.32@153mph in the X275 class.
Goran Ivanovic's VL Comoodore packs an LS motor with a GTX50 turbo strapped on. Due to the size of the turbo he had to run in Outlaw Radial class and went 8.92@152mph but unfortunately had to retire later in the day.
Matt McCarthy's cool 400-cube twin-turbo small block Chev-powered Nissan Bluebird ran in the sevens.
Scott Hoffman’s 2JZ-powered KE20 Corolla packs a Billet Specialties turbo and hadn’t run since the Jamboree last year. He wound up with an 8.12@178mph.
Chris Heit's blown Toyota 1UZFE V8-powered Hilux ute ran a best of 10.08@136mph.
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