2003 Mit­subishi Lancer

NZ Performance Car - - Weekend Warrior -

have you bro­ken much while drag rac­ing?

Break­ing things comes with the pack­age when drag rac­ing. The first thing to go was the fac­tory six-speed gear­box, which was ripped out and re­placed with the stronger Evo VII five-speed. Thank­fully, other than that, it’s just been the typ­i­cal mi­nor grem­lins and a bit of main­te­nance af­ter each ses­sion.

We have to ask — how did the Min­ion theme come about?

The Min­ion theme wasn’t planned by any means; it was a spur-of-the-mo­ment thing that seemed to stick. I grabbed a Min­ion plush toy out of a mate’s Subaru and cable-tied it to my grille, and then it just grew on the car from there. The plate popped up for sale, so I knew that I needed to grab that, too. It’s a bit of a laugh re­ally — a bright yel­low 460kW Evo, themed like a Min­ion that can do 10.8s.

Any fu­ture plans for the car?

I want to im­prove my per­sonal best at Mere­mere [Drag­way], so there will be more up­grades, al­though I’m un­sure of what that might bring at this stage, and then back to the drags.

Cheers for the yarn, Rizwan.

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