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THE mad peo­ple that choose to take on Drag Chal­lenge of­ten travel thou­sands of kilo­me­tres to be a part of the cir­cus, but not many of those are game enough to drive their race cars to and from the event. Bren­ton Miller is one of those mad­men, pi­lot­ing his lit­tle Chrysler Cen­tura on a 9000km round trip from Ear­lville, Queens­land to par­tic­i­pate in DC 2018, earn­ing him the Long­est Dis­tance Driven tro­phy.

Bren­ton is one of 18 sol­diers who took on the first DC in 2014, and hav­ing missed a few rodeos since his last ap­pear­ance in 2015, he was de­ter­mined to rep­re­sent the Cen­tura name this year. He doesn’t even own a tow ve­hi­cle, let alone a trailer, prid­ing him­self on the abil­ity to drive his cars to and from ev­ery event he goes to.

In place of his blown 1Uz-pow­ered Cen­tura this year was a 265 Hemi six-pow­ered ’75 model, which he fin­ished just hours be­fore he left for the long drive down to Mel­bourne for the start of DC. “I quickly packed the car and started head­ing for Mel­bourne, and I only got around 10 hours of sleep for the whole drive down,” Bren­ton said.

Be­cause he rushed to get the car done, Bren­ton didn’t get a chance to get the Autronic EFI man­age­ment tuned to make the most of the six-banger. Up be­hind the donk is a sin­gle-rail four-speed man­ual and a Borg­warner 31-spline diff with 3.7:1 gears.

De­spite the new gear be­ing to­tally untested in the plucky Cen­tura, Bren­ton made it through the week of DC with no is­sues, run­ning a PB of [email protected] in the Pace­maker Ra­dial Aspi­rated class.

“I know it’s not the fastest car out there; I just come to be a part of the event and meet all the awe­some peo­ple and have a good time,” he said.

Bren­ton’s not too sure if he’ll make the next DC event, but he plans on fin­ish­ing off his other 1Uz-pow­ered Cen­tura and hav­ing an­other run at DC in the near fu­ture.


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