VIDS: PRO STREET SHOOTOUT
VIDS: PRO STREET SHOOTOUT
Photos by dragphotos.com.au
The ever popular heads-up Pro Street format drew a bumper field and always, the battle for who had the best combination of power adders raged on.
Frankie 'Mr 10.5' Mamone was out representing the blown camp in arguably the toughest Chevy Nova in the country.
Coming runner-up in the Outlaw 10.5 class, Frank put on quite the show. In the video above you’ll see centreline-crossing skids, half track wheel-stands and an 160mph tank-slapper, the majority of which ended in 7-second passes!
Another one of the blown boys determined to put on a show was Travis in his Innocent Motorsports-prepared, Pro Street Blown Torana.
While Trav may have ‘only’ run a best of 7.37@194mph, he was pulling prime burnouts all day and kept the crowd on their toes.
The nitrous guys were also pushing equally hard, with Craig Brewer and his big-block Chev HR panel van screaming through traps in 8.02@170mph.
Craig placed runner-up in the Pro Street Blown class and is shaping up to be the winner of the points championship.
Janelle Scott was reliable as ever, posting consistent times all day and coming runner-up in True Street. This girl can drive, proven by the fact that she will most likely take out the True Street series yet again.
Scott Cortina’s deceptively street-looking HG Holden took out the X275 crown. Running a 565ci BBC pumped full of giggle-gas, this thing is a weapon and ran a best of 8.6@160mph!
Jason Andrew’s HJ is easily capable of low 9s but unfortunately, had dramas throughout the day. On the one clean pass he ran, Jason reeled off a 9.6@147 which is well off-pace for the pink prowler.
Having a bit better luck was Peter Pronesti in his tough LJ Torana. Peter managed to take out the Modified Street Unblown class and in the process, run a P.B. of 7.87@174mph!
While he might not have been the quickest down the track, Greg Trapnell absolutely stole the show with his long distance single wheel-stands.
Running a best of 9.32@148mph this thing wasn’t exactly a slouch but something tells us that the crowd’s attention was more focused on the first half of his pass than the last.
Powered by a 622ci BBC with two 82mm Precision Pro Mod turbos hanging off the side, this thing blasted through the traps in 6.78@212mph!
Mick Voase’s Procharged 555ci BBC Torana left the line cleanly as always, laying down all 1200 ponies smoothly and crossing the line in 7.82@186mph.
The list of tough cars running quick times is practically endless but you get the idea, these A.P.S.A. events are certainly not to be missed.
Don’t fret if you couldn’t make it to Round 4 as preparations for the series final at Sydney Dragway on the 24th of November are already underway.
Keep an eye on the A.P.S.A. website for more details closer to the date and of course, stay tuned for Performance Garage for more Pro Street drag racing action.
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