New racers fire up drag events

THE Warrnambool and District Drag Racing Association’s 2013-14 season has been proclaimed a huge success.

The last event of the season was held at the Warrnambool Aerodrome on Sunday.

It was the third event on the calendar, which began in November, with another two events being called off due to weather extremes.

Association president Tony Frost said an injection of new racers was a highlight of the season.

“Last Sunday we had 20 new drivers competing and during the season that number has been around 40,” Frost said.

“Drag racing is such a fast-growing sport and it is great news for our club to have new drivers coming along.

“We have received some really positive feedback across the course of the season so all looks great for the future.”

Last Sunday 70 racers took part, watched by 900 spectators who got value for money with more than 380 races on offer.

Racers came from as far afield as Ballarat, Geelong and South Australia to compete alongside local drivers.

Winner of the quick 16 class was Adam Church, with Shane Grislis runner-up. 

In the super street class Jason Warburton edged out Andy Gray.

The motorbike class went to Matthew Ireland, with Terry Malone runner-up. Daniel Page defeated  Ben Page in the burn-out competition.

The association champion will be announced at the annual general meeting in September.

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