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EX­PE­RI­ENCE counts for a lot when you at­tack any form of rac­ing, but not many can lay claim to five con­sec­u­tive class wins in Drag Chal­lenge events like Alon Vella and his Mk1 Ford Capri can.

Hav­ing won four Ra­dial Aspi­rated ti­tles (three in reg­u­lar Drag Chal­lenge and one in our first Drag Chal­lenge Week­end ear­lier this year) com­ing into DC 2018, Alon was well re­hearsed in what was needed to keep his lit­tle Capri at the front of the field, so a top-ranked re­sult wouldn’t have raised too many eye­brows. Even so, his sheer dom­i­nance through­out the en­tire event was re­mark­able, start­ing off with a mar­gin of 1.1 sec­onds at the end of Day One and never look­ing back, stretch­ing the gap to an eye­wa­ter­ing 5.2 sec­onds by the end of the week.

To top off his au­thor­i­ta­tive dis­play, Alon’s PB for the week was [email protected] – not only the quick­est pass Alon’s ever made in the car but also the quick­est aspi­rated pass in DC his­tory.

The 450ci Wind­sor from BG Race En­gines was the only aspi­rated en­gine to make it into the eights for the week. Damian from BG con­firmed the boys took on both the street and strip with vir­tu­ally no is­sues on the way to their big win: “No dra­mas this year. All the things that let us down last year we fixed up, and this year has been re­ally smooth and we’re ready for the next one.”

De­spite his suc­cess, the racer in Alon still wants to push even more out of the lit­tle Capri, with goals of chas­ing down a seven-se­cond pass and po­ten­tially tak­ing his rac­ing over­seas. “We don’t know where we’re go­ing to go to from here – maybe Drag Week in Amer­ica, see how we fare over there,” Alon said.

Need­less to say, it’d be pretty awe­some to see the green ma­chine run­ning low num­bers at next year’s

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