Back when drag echoed in Porirua

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

This week’s Flash­back pic­ture took one fam­ily back a few years. Ali­cia Eastham recog­nised her brothers, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther in the pic­ture and says the 1997 im­age was from the Porirua street drags be­hind the Ware­house.

The Eastham fam­ily is well-known among drag cir­cles, but the Porirua drags no longer take place.

‘‘The only street drags they have th­ese days are Port Road drags in Pe­tone,’’ Eastham said.

‘‘We nor­mally go to Master­ton Mo­tor­plex, Taupo Thun­der Drag­way and Fram Au­to­lite Drag­way Auck­land.’’

Drag rac­ers: From left, brothers Deven Eastham, Reece Eastham, fa­ther Ricky Eastham and grand­fa­ther Rob­bie Eastham.

Do you have any mem­o­ries of the Porirua drag races? Do you miss them? Email us at ed­i­

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