COCA COLA AMATIL : JUNIOR DRAGSTER
Junior Dragster had 2 entrants, Neil Mellett and
Shane Davison, with Shane coming all the way from Queensland to
drive Neil's old Junior Dragster. It was a see sawing battle throughout
the day, which saw wins for both camps, but Neil won the finals
with an 8.95 @ 72.75. Shane's disappointment would of been eased
slightly when he cut a perfect 4.00 light in the 3rd round and won
a $500 prize from Deno's Cranes.
ROCCA BROS : SUPER STREET
Super Street proved to be an interesting bracket,
with 5 racers giving themselves an early night in the first round.
Jim Ionnididis advanced through to the quarters with some great
wheels up action in Angelo Sissis' 400cube Torana. Darren Kellaway
red lit in round 2 and handed a win to Darren Mallison in his super
consistant Mitsubishi Ute. Paul Russo managed a 11.294 @ 106 mph
in his VR Ute and put Michael De Rose out for the night. The final
was between Rob Sitro and Darren Mallison, with Mallison taking
the win, a R/T of .434 and a time of 12.65@108 mph on a 12.67 dial
in, Rob Sitro ran a 11.034 @116 on a 11.10 with a .431 R/T.
FARMERS UNION ICED COFFEE : MODIFIED
Modified bike was won by Toni Keating on his C/MB
TZ 350 LC Yamaha with a time of 11.801 @110.25 mph. Tony has the
distinction of having the most number of passes at AIR of anyone
and a meeting wouldn't be the same without seeing him there.
CITY DISMANTLERS : MODIFIED ELIMINATOR
Mitch Orchison seems to be getting more and more
consistant every time he races.An opening time of 8.380 on an 8.35
DI with a reaction time of .473 followed up by an 8.366 on an 8.35
meant he was headed for the finals. Dennis Chapman was knocked out
in round 1 by Mitch, but still managed a very respectable 8.797
@145.02 on an 8.75 DI and had a reaction time of .636. Gary Busch
made quick work of Daryl Brown's Chrysler 6 pack with a R/T of .427
in the first round and then faced Simon Barlow in the semi's. Busch
won against Barlow with a 8.475 on a DI of 8.40 to Barlows 8.022
on a DI of 8.03 and continued on his way to the finals. Gary Busch's
experience paid off at the end of the night with a win over Mitch,
his final run being 8.456 @142.15.
CITY DISMANTLERS : SUPER GAS
There were only 4 Super Gas cars in the event. Bruno
Romeo in his MK 1 Cortina beat Reg Roberts in his Holden 350 Ute,
with a time of 9.965 @129.16 to Reg's 10.350 on the Super Gas index
of 9.90. Gavin Rahlf had problems in his MK 1 Escort putting Renee
Cockerill into the final with Bruno. Renee's Big Block Hotrod is
always consistant and ran a 10.028 @123 mph and won the night as
Bruno broke out with a 9.868@131 mph.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE STREET &
STRIP : SUPER SEDAN
With the Super Sedan Bracket a Memorial Race for
Vince Macheda, a long time and popular racer. It was fitting that
Vince's brother Ross won the Final against Mick Yafantidis in Vince's
Chevy Luv Ute. Mick Mahoney red lit in his usually very consistant
Capri in the first round against Ross. Reg Roberts and Lance Larcombe
were also premature with the right foot and called it a night.Rob
Godnic went through to the semi's in his LX Hatchback with a 10.671
@124 on a DI 10.66 after Garry Johnson broke in his 454 Holden.
Shane Kramer is still sorting out his blown 560 Pontiac with David
Lee but beat regular racer Paul Roberts in his 383 Torana. The Pontiac
ran a best of 8.80 for meet and launched hard all day on the back
wheels, giving the spectators plenty to cheer about. Shane left
too early in the second round and gave Mick Yafanditis the green
to go into the semi's for a bye run. Ross Macheda beat Godnic in
the quarters thanks to Godnick breaking out and he met Yaffa in
the Final. Mick was too early off the lights and handed the win
to Ross Macheda in the Chevy Luv Ute, who finished his run at a
10.465 @ 113.40 mph.
SA BREWING COMPANY : COMPETITION
Competition eliminator saw Michael Ali pull the
biggest wheelstands of the meet, every run was exciting, as the
front wheels carried past the Christmas tree.The Red B/A Altered
with the 500 cube twin carb Altered was #1 qualifier with a 7.98.
Anguel Athanasov had his new car out ( Paul Greghini's old chassis)
but handed the reins over to John Handly for the meet, with the
boys from West Torrens Dyno Centre using the meet for testing purposes.
Len Leonard looked like he was having fun in Michael Fuss' A/AD
before he broke out in the first round.Michael Ali progressed to
the semi's by beating Lou Raschella in his AA/AP VQ Statesmen. Simon
Miller had an easy win over Michael Fuss'AA/AP LH Hatchback after
it had trouble, slowing to a 49 mph terminal speed.Miller had an
easy win over Anguel's Statesman in the semi's and met Ali in the
Final. Michael broke and left Simon to a rolling win in his Blown
346 Chrysler powered CC/DA Dragster.
CALTEX BOLIVER GARDENS : SUPER STOCK
Enzo Dimizio and Tony Caroscio were the entrants
for Super Stock and both had good runs during qualifying. Enzo in
his B/G Chevy Lumina ran a under his index of 8.39 on several runs.
An 8.122 @167.87 mph, 8.055 @166 and an 8.053 @168.13. Tony usually
runs consistant 10.1's in his C/MS Pontiac but after a 10.056 @133
mph he ran 2 sub 10 second runs. the first being a 9.965 @135.37
and the second a 9.976 @ 135.64 mph.
CITY DISMANTLERS : TOP FUEL BIKE
It was time for the big boys and they didn't disappoint
the crowd.With monster burnouts and low 7 second passes it was a
great spectacle. Dennis Grant on his Nitro Harley was still having
some underlying problems from his brush with the wall in Sydney.
It took many late nights just to get the bike to the track on Staurday
and it was great to see local Privateer Dennis and his crew mix
it with the Jack Daniels Team. Round 1 saw Troy run a single pass
at 7.737 @ 129.14. Brett Stevens got the wood over Dennis and ran
a 7.260 @ 149 to a 9.451 @ a slowing 97mph. Round 2 and Troy backed
his first pass up with a firstname.lastname@example.org mph while Dennis was having
problems and rolled over the finish line.Dennis had a single run
but broke, so it was left to Brett the Boss Stevens and Troy Mclean
to entertain the crowd in the final. Well the Jack Daniels boys
did that indeed with side by side passes of 7.180 @163.84 mph for
the Boss and Troy ran a 7.175 @ 155 mph but had a slower R/T of
.635 to Bretts .526.
LUCAS OILS : TOP DOORSLAMMER
With only 2 Doorslammers making the field, Brett
Stevens and Paul Greghini set about showing Adelaide what they have
been missing for the last 5 years. Bretts first run in the afternoon
blew the cobwebs out of our ears and made the crowd cheer. An ear
shattering run of 6.342 @ 226.41 made an appreciative crowd go wild.
Brett made 3 more passes for the day, with a 6.7 @201 a 6.584 @
219 and the 20,000 strong were on their feet screaming. Paul Greghini
made a slowing first run of 8.525 @ 106 mph and had some trouble
during the night, but on the last side by side race he went 6.867
@ 164.41, while Brett's last time was 6.552 @ 212.76 mph.
Throughout the day and night, we were treated to
Stunt Bikes, A Drift Demo and Gary Myers performed a few Huge burnouts
which really revved up the masses. We saw some Pro Bike Demo runs
from Trevor Birrel and his new charge Nevil Langley on the Dutch
Master Bike. Jason Lee was the pilot on the other bike together
with Bluey Howard, it made for some great racing.