Warrnambool's Matt Lampard and Wayne May prepare for Drag Challenge event

BIG STEP: Wayne May and Matt Lampard are getting ready for the five day Drag challenge. Picture: Christine Ansorge
BIG STEP: Wayne May and Matt Lampard are getting ready for the five day Drag challenge. Picture: Christine Ansorge

FIVE days, four destinations, one car.

That’s the challenge in front of Warrnambool drag racers Wayne May and Matt Lampard.

The duo are individually set to take on the Drag Challenge – a five day event which forces entrants to drive their drag car between Adelaide, Swan Hill, Mildura and Portland for racing – without a support vehicle.

Warrnambool and District Drag Racing Association president Paul Cleaver said the event was a staple on the sport’s calendar.

He said it was “exciting” for the club to have representation at the national event.

“It’s a big ask for a car that is built for racing to be able to change a couple of wheels and drive,” Cleaver said.

“We aren’t necessarily there to win, they’re just out to enjoy the cars, get out and to say they’ve done it. 

“It’s the biggest event in Australia for drag racing. You’ve got your national titles but they sort of only go across two days.

“This is a week of travelling and racing in the same car.”