September 20th saw another successful Skylines Australia Queensland (SAU) drag day which, in association with Queensland Evo Owners (QEO), managed to round up 35 assorted cars for an afternoon at Willowbank raceway, Willowbank has one of the best prepared surfaces in the southern hemisphere so what better place to settle the score.
Some of the notable and interesting cars that attended included NITTO 2 driven by Trent from Mercury Motorsport, Although not getting a full pass in during the private hire, During the test and tune they later backed up all previous runs in the car with another 7.9 second time slip, backing up the 7.93 @ 175.78mph licensing pass that smashed both the World records for ET & MPH for a GTR on radials and first 7 second pass for a GTR on radials.
Some of the craziest cars were Tony’s Mirage with full EVO 8 running gear with a 4g63 (far lane) as well as Nick’s R33 with a LS1 Conversion (close lane)
And this All Motor Fwd lancer running a N.A. 4G63 engine driven by Rob.No prizes for guessing for what happened to run the fastest time of the day with Phil’s 35 GTR setting a 10.2 @136Mph shortly after driving in off the street. Phil wasn’t done there setting the highest terminal speed 138.87Mph and also the fastest 60 foot time of 1.71 sec.
Sadly Mike’s 300ZX decided it no longer liked its gear box. Luckily the only other things damaged were tyres and egos. All in all it was a great afternoon out and a good time was had by all. The next day is already in the works. Make sure you check out http://www.sau.com.au for all information leading up to the next event and the full gallery can be seen at http://www.dragphotos.com.au/p602310511
Words By David Clarke & Michael Cadman (Skyline’s Australia)