When you mix smack talk, the toughest cars in the land, the right intentions, and one of Australia’s best tracks together, you are always going to get a killer outcome, and that’s exactly what happened at Grudge Kings.
Po Tung is already well known for racing his 289 Supra, so when he found himself disillusioned with the politics of the sport he decided he just wanted to get out there and do what all the racers want: have fun and race your mates. No politics, no bullshit, just get out there and race.
Not anticipating the huge plethora of people following his every move with the event ‘Grudge Kings’ the venue packed out in no time. With the hill packed as tight as could be with the show n shine, the pits filled with the best racers in Australia, and the stands packed with everyone keen to see the action over the day.
No matter what your flavour it was there to race, from rotaries to V8s, turbo to supercharged, the guys and girls came out to play. The wins were tallied and the top 4 then battled it out for the title of Grudge King, or in this case Grudge Queen. Gina Bullians took the crown, quite literally in the Mazsport FD Rx7.
Once the “List” was determined it was grudge racing for the remainder of the day, allowing everyone to race who ever they wanted to mates, fellow workshops, or just some good old fashion “put up or shut up” runs to prove who is the king of the street.
Anthony Maatouk brought out his crazy ‘VL GOD’ and bush fired a set of tires down the strip to take out the biggest burnout.
Sydney events wouldn’t be the same without Pac Performance, and the huge display of tuff rotary’s, and as usual they delivered, having pretty much every make and model of Mazda out hooking up and throwing the wheels into the air.
The main hype for the day had to have been Paul Mouhayet in his “Project Black” the fastest doored car in the world. Freighting the car over from USA on a plane to try and run some record numbers with the help of Proline and Fuel Tech from USA. After testing the car over the week and resetting the world records the team was on a high unfortunately the weekend didn’t end up as planned with Paul taking the car hard into the wall. He walked away from the car, however it will take some effort to get the carbon fibre beast back to race.
It’s easy to get tired of politics when it comes to the drag racing scene, so Po’s creation was a real breath of fresh air, and judging by the turnout plenty of people feel the same. We can’t wait to see this awesome event grow and prosper: Long Live the Kings!
Pictures & Story by Dave Reid