AFTER a weekend of hot weather, Warrnambool’s Glenn Wooster is now more confident in his new ride after a strong opening round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series.
Wooster took out the win and jumped to the top of the points pro-stock bike leaderboard after the first round at Western Sydney International Dragway at the weekend.
The former Australian number one and Lachlan Ireland fought it out in the final with Wooster taking the victory with a 7.315 over 8.095 from Ireland.
Wooster was satisfied with how the weekend panned out despite having to finetune his bike due to temperatures reaching the high 30s and the arrival of a thunderstorm on Saturday.
“We came away from the weekend with everything we wanted,” he said.
“We wanted to go there to get points and we now have a points lead in the championship.
“It’s only realistically my third event on the bike and we are still learning want we want to do with it and how to get the better tune up for it.
“So it was great ride time for me and to take out the event and run a good last run was pleasing.”
Wooster returns to action in round two of the series on January 5 at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway.
In the meantime, Wooster will continue to fine tune his back-up engine while waiting for his main one to arrive from works in Adelaide.
“We have another engine program going that we are hopeful of using to run a six-second pass with,” he said.
“Hopefully that will be ready to go into the bike and that will involve a trip to Adelaide for a bit of hypo-tuning and then hopefully take it to Willowbank.
“Then that way we will have the one that we know is working and a spare which has always been part of my game plan.”