STREET-LE­GAL SUPRA CRACKS EIGHTS

NZ Performance Car - - Inside Line -

Craig Hed­ley has owned this street-le­gal Supra for the past eight years and has ped­alled it to con­stant 10-sec­ond time slips at the likes of Night Speed Drag Wars, where he also took regualar C2 wins.

Af­ter run­ning as quick as 10.1 a dropped oil line killed the 2JZ-GTE.

Three years and a few en­gine builds later, the car is now looked af­ter by Dtech Mo­tor­sport, which has built a brand-new block crammed full of forged com­po­nents, fit­ted a new head and Borg Warner snail, and switched out the V161 six-speed man­ual in favour of a TH400 auto box.

The pack­age saw Craig run into the nines, with a 9.2 at Mere­mere, and the team de­cided to turn up the wick and take the car to the Master­ton Mo­tor­plex Auck­land In­va­sion to see what it could re­ally throw down. The re­sult was an 8.7-sec­ond pass straight out the gate.

“Af­ter run­ning that 9.2 last year, we wanted to give Master­ton a go; with the first run re­turn­ing an 8.7s, I was damned pleased we did,” Craig said.

Craig man­aged to bet­ter the time the same day, for a PB of 8.65s at 160mph (257kph).

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