STREET-LEGAL SUPRA CRACKS EIGHTS
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).