Our news sec­tion in­cluded a men­tion that Air New Zealand was to com­mence fly­ing into Master­ton air­port, which would spell the end of drag rac­ing on the run­way. We were hope­ful that a so­lu­tion would be found. Turns out that one was, the re­sult be­ing Master­ton Mo­tor­plex. Tony John­son’s col­umn was all about Scott Dixon, a driver he de­scribed at the time as be­ing the great­est mo­tor­sport tal­ent New Zealand has ever pro­duced — cor­rect again.

Our cov­er­age of the Fa­ther’s Day Drags had a lot of fa­mil­iar faces in it, with the quick­est of the bunch run­ning low 10-sec­ond quar­ters — a far cry from their per­for­mances to­day.

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