RED CENTRENATS

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We drag the Car­nage MX5.7 to Alice Springs to send it!

WHILE CAR TRAIL­ERS ARE HANDY, IT’S MUCH MORE FUN TO LEAVE THEM BE­HIND AND JUST DRIVE YOUR RACE CAR

1 4 3 2An­drew Haintz’s HT Holden Kingswood wagon may not look too wild, but it’s a su­per-cool cruiser that I’d love to have in my shed. While it looks stock, there’s an in­jected 5.0L and TH700 combo un­der the bon­net. For last year’s RCN, An­drew and fam­ily drove the car down from Dar­win and added some sight­see­ing into the mix too. For 2018, the car copped a bunch of up­grades, in­clud­ing an Ac­tive twin-throt­tle­body in­takeYuri Kar­dashyan took out the mo­torkhana for the sec­ond year in a row in his 1998 Mazda MX-5, while his fel­low Cen­tral Aus­tralian Rally Sport Club mem­ber Chris Mccor­mack won the Driver’s Cham­pion gong in his ’97 Sub­aru WRXCraig Mor­row’s stun­ning VH cleaned up in the Street awards, pick­ing up Top En­gine Bay, Top Body­work and Top En­gi­neeredMatt Lam­pard was at the very first Red Centrenats in 2015. Back then, his HZ Kingswood was run­ning a ba­sic as­pi­rated combo, but these days she is pack­ing a whole lot more. The twin-turbo 427-cube LSX combo per­formed ex­cep­tion­ally at Red Centrenats. Not only was the HZ the Dyno Cell Cham­pion with 1355hp at the hubs, but it was also the quick­est car down the slip­pery ASID quar­ter-mile, run­ning a flat 9sec pass at 158mph Brent Mur­ray has amped up his Dodge Dart since we fea­tured it in 2016. The blown 440 now runs on methanol, but eas­ily over­pow­ered the track at the drags. The car looked spec­tac­u­lar in all the driving events and won a spot in the Elite Top 10 judg­ing

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