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Ac­cord­ing to Croy­don Rac­ing De­vel­op­ments, based in Aus­tralia, a new RB-pow­ered GT-R drag rac­ing world record has been set. Pre­vi­ously held by New Zealand’s own Rob­bie Ward of Ro­torua Im­port Pro Shop ( R.I.P.S) Rac­ing with his ‘MGAWOT III’ R32 GT-R with a 7.285 at 194mph (312kph) — which was claimed over fel­low Kiwi drag racer Reece McGre­gor, who ran a best of 7.41s at 193mph (311kph) in the Heat Treat­ments R32 GT-R — the team at Croy­don Rac­ing De­vel­op­ments (CRD) has bet­tered Ward’s time by just 3⁄ of a sec­ond, 1000th run­ning a 7.282s at 189mph (304kph) with the ‘JUN II’ R32 GT-R. Let that sink in for a sec­ond. It’s crazy that such a small num­ber can mean so much — that’s drag rac­ing for you!

In a state­ment on the CRD Face­book page, the team said: “For those who have been liv­ing be­neath a rock and missed all the fuss, or [have] sim­ply been work­ing hard to catch up, 14 days ago JUN II set the RB drag rac­ing scene alight run­ning a world record 7.28 at 189mph on its sec­ond full pass since QLD Jambo 2017!”

“This makes it the big­gest fat­test heav­i­est badass Sky­line GT-R on the planet!”

On his time be­ing bet­tered, Ward told us: “My hat is off to them; it’s great to see. I con­grat­u­late them, as I know how hard it is to run those num­bers — their 60 foot was re­ally good com­pared to what we did on our 7.285.”

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