OVER THE POND

Street Machine - - Urban Warfare -

THE re­cent Duck-x Pro­mo­tions Sweet 16 event at South Ge­or­gia Mo­tor­sports Park saw driver Mark Micke from M&M Trans­mis­sion and owner Jason Carter con­tinue to amaze the ra­dial world, run­ning a stag­ger­ing 3.62 sec­onds over the eighth-mile and a jaw-drop­ping 214mph in their G-body Mal­ibu. In do­ing so they claimed the rich­est pay­day in rac­ing his­tory, net­ting over US$100,000 in prize money. The ra­dial war was a nail-biter, with Daniel Phar­ris run­ning a 3.64 in his Corvette, Ste­vie ‘Fast’ Jack­son clock­ing 3.66 in his blown Ca­maro and Jeff Sit­ton’s BAE Ca­maro run­ning 3.68.

ILL WIND BLOWS SOME GOOD

JOHN Zap­pia has taken the win over Pro Slam­mer Cham­pi­onship leader Paul Mouhayet at AIR, with a 3.799 to Mouhayet’s 3.867, af­ter strong cross­winds forced rac­ing to be re­duced to eighth-mile for safety rea­sons. The ‘Crusher’ HQ Monaro is Australia’s quick­est Doorslam­mer, hold­ing the ANDRA na­tional record of 5.693 sec­onds and the 400 Thun­der record of 5.635 sec­onds. To add to his list of ac­com­plish­ments, Zap is also a 10-time ANDRA na­tional cham­pion.

DRAG CHAL­LENGE CON­TENDER

SPOT­TED re­cently per­form­ing full street du­ties was the seven-sec­ond TC Cortina of Go­ran Ivanovic. The twin-turbo Ls-pow­ered Corty (pic­tured be­low) re­cently ran a 5.11@140mph over the eighth. Go­ran then cranked a lit­tle into it and went 7.96@169mph on an early shut-off on the first full pass.

“He was only into it for 7.56 sec­onds,” tuner Justin Simp­son of Horse­power So­lu­tions said. “It’s gotta go 178-182mph with what it’s got, and to be hon­est it’s not a mega-dollar set-up. It’s run­ning an old Hal­tech Platinum ECU and an early LS mo­tor, but the car went 1.25 in the 60ft, so it’s all kinda there. We just need to string it to­gether.”

At the mo­ment the combo is run­ning around 26psi over the fin­ish line, and the Cortina is said to be mega-re­li­able and a real fam­ily car. From where we are sit­ting, it has the mak­ings of an ab­so­lutely killer Drag Chal­lenge pack­age!

THE TUR­BOCHARGED 420CI SMALL-BLOCK FORD USED TO RUN IN STU HENRY’S CAPRI, AND ON THE DYNO IT PUNCHED OUT 1200RWHP ON JUST 22PSI

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