World Fast Fifty-Seven!

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CHP’s re­cent trip “down un­der” also in­cluded an op­por­tu­nity to wit­ness Aus­tralia’s thriv­ing Aeroflow Per­for­mance Prod­ucts Out­law Nitro Funny Car Se­ries—a mo­men­tum-filled, im­pres­sive in­de­pen­dent cir­cuit of tour­ing nitro-burn­ing nos­tal­gia Funny Cars founded by Aus­tralian drag rac­ing leg­end Graeme Cowin. Dur­ing the event at Wil­low­bank Race­way (Ip­swich, Queens­land), we wit­nessed some drag rac­ing his­tory when driver Rick Gauci drove his to­tally amaz­ing Nitro Ex­press ’57 Chevy-bod­ied car to a string of world record times, in­clud­ing the quick­est e.t. ever seen: a 5.374 at 271.19 mph while win­ning the event. This is just one of the nu­mer­ous cars within the se­ries owned by Graeme and his wife, Wendy, that Graeme per­son­ally tunes. While there are some sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences within the rules for Out­law Nitro ver­sus NHRA Hot Rod Her­itage Se­ries Nos­tal­gia Funny Car, there is no deny­ing that the per­for­mance wit­nessed was im­pres­sive any way you mea­sure it.

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