WARRNAMBOOL drag racer Tony Frost is on a hot streak.
In stifling conditions, Frost was narrowly defeated in the final of Sunday’s group three modified motorcycle class at the sportsman drag racing championships in Adelaide.
Frost, on board his Kawasaki ZX10 1153cc bike, was top qualifier in the blistering heat in the middle of Saturday. He advanced through four rounds to make the final.
The runner-up finish leaves him well placed after three rounds of the series, which acts as the national championship, having triumphed at Portland in round one.
Frost, who finished runner-up in the series in the same class in 2005, revealed the timing was right for him to have a crack at securing the coveted number one.
He has 220 points and by the end of the 10th round, any rider with 300 points qualifies for a showdown in Sydney which determines the champion.
While Frost is well on the way, he said his strong start had prompted him to keep chasing the series.
“I’m going to try and get as many points as I can and go to as many races as I can and that will knock out some of the others,” he said of his tactics.
He will miss the next round in Perth this weekend because of the travel commitment.
Frost said the heat wouldn’t have been as big of an issue in Perth than Adelaide, where it was 38 in the shade.
“It was one of the hottest events I have ever been to,” he said.
Also in Adelaide, Warrnam-bool’s Glenn Wooster was eliminated by 3/100ths of a second in the first round of the Australian National Drag Racing Association pro stock bike series.