Drag racer look­ing for­ward to Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

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.

Photo by Cack­ling Pipes Photography

ON FORM: Drag racer Grant Fraser com­pet­ing in his 239” long drag­ster at Western Na­tion­als ear­lier this year.

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