Drag racer looking forward to Australian Championships
AIRLIE Beach drag racer Grant Fraser took out first place in Supercharged Outlaws Drag Racing division at the recent Spring National event in Adelaide.
The two-day event was a part of the Australian Drag Racing Championships and Fraser is now sitting comfortably in equal first place with Ipswich driver Luke Marsden.
“There is a very close rivalry between us because he beat me at the Nitro Championships in Sydney and then I beat him in the semi finals in Adelaide,” he said.
Fraser, who started racing only 18 months ago, was inspired to get into the sport after following the career of a friend’s father who was a champion in Pro Stock Drag Racing.
Earlier this year, Fraser competed in the Australian Championships in Perth to finish as runnerup and said it was great to take out the win in Adelaide last month.
Participants competed over three qualifying rounds and four rounds of racing over the course of the weekend. Fraser is now looking forward to competing in the final round of the Australian Championship at the Western Sydney International Dragway from November 1-3.
His personal best time is 7.32 seconds over the quarter mile (400m) with a speed of 296kph.
ON FORM: Drag racer Grant Fraser competing in his 239” long dragster at Western Nationals earlier this year.