NEW RBPOWERED GT-R WORLD RECORD
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.”