Wooster looking for luck in Adelaide

WARRNAMBOOL dragster Glenn Wooster wants a change of luck when he ventures to Adelaide International Raceway this weekend.

Wooster is finalising his preparations for round two of the Australian National Drag Racing Association pro stock bike series.

The 40-year-old endured a frustrating opening round at Sydney in November, when his Suzuki GSX TL1000 failed to make it off the start line in the first round.

He qualified fourth but did not progress further after the battery on his bike was not “clicked in”.

“It shows you there is still human error involved sometimes,” he said.

“I took the blame for it. We couldn’t blame the crew as it was up to me to double check and it didn’t happen on the day.

“We’re going forward with a fresh mind.”

The incident has made Wooster a wiser driver and one out for redemption in Adelaide tomorrow and Sunday.

His bike has a Billet aluminium concept engine, designed by Adelaide’s Trevor Birrell, which his crew tested throughout last year hoping for results this year.

It has a quick time of 7.72 seconds for a quarter-mile (400 metres) and a top speed of 181mph (290kmh).

Wooster said he headed into the weekend as confident as he could be.

“It’s the best we’ve been prepared for a while,” he said.

“It’s going to be awfully hot over there, so that might be the only drama. Sometimes they don’t run as well in the warm air.”

Wooster said there was pressure using a concept engine that designers want to produce and sell more of.

“We came from nothing with the set-up we have. Now that we’ve got the electronics and that side, there is a bit of pressure because it’s up to me to get it right,” he said.

afawkes@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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