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Maintenance for 28th December Meeting

 

Maintenance – Block

 

 

 

 

Car was unloaded after the previous meeting and the engine has been completely stripped down and checked. The crank was sent away to get crack tested at Applied Automotive’s and was given the all clear.

Gearbox has been serviced and clutches replaced and re-setup and placed […]

Nitro & Fire Meeting Report

This event was a 2 day meeting. Weather wasn’t looking to good at the beginning with rain through the morning, but this cleared up for a short time. During friday nights qualifying we managed to get 1 pass in before the event was called for the night.

The team worked hard with the short […]

Nightfire Jets – Report

This meeting was all about testing and getting more data for the car for the up coming Top Alcohol round in a few months.

First pass of the day was around 2:25pm, was a hot sunny day. Track temperature was approaching 130 deg F which made for tricky conditions. Shane did his normal routine and […]

Nightfire – Jets

Well 3 weeks to get the car ready. We have replaced the piston rings, rods, sleeves in the bores. The clutch has had the discs machined and the gearbox has a new sprag. Cant wait for the weekend, fast times here we come fingers crossed.

Aidan is flying in tomorrow from his home town in […]

Grand Opening

Well the last 3 weeks the car has been fully stripped and rings replaced. The new sprag had not arrived so we have to use the borrowed one. The main problem Weston Racing has is spare parts. We have very limited parts in stock as we don’t have the financial backing that we need to […]

Pre-Season 2013/2014

Weston Racing has had a tuff off season. Towards the end of August we planned our usual pre season BBQ. This was a huge success with everyone enjoying there relaxing evening.

With Shane turning 21 at the start of the season we had also planned a surprise party. So with getting the team, car everything […]

Test ‘n’ Tune 12 – 13 October 2013

Well a huge day ahead. Shane’s birthday, his 21st is today but racing is first on the agenda.

The car hasn’t been finished yet with still the fuel system to be completed.

We weren’t in any hurry as we didn’t want anything to be over looked. Around 1pm it was time to fire it up. […]

Hi Lowlights Part 2 – 2012 Season

Dec 2nd & 3rd Top Fuel Championship

Well everything that could go wrong did.

After the last meeting we had severe head damage so this needs to be repaired first.

With Richard working away everything was left to Shane and Elaine to organize. You would think by now it would be straight forward to […]

Season Highlights

October Test n Tune October 16th Day 1

Saturday: – We had changed the car quite considerably; this was so Shane could get his Group 1 Top Alcohol license. We have removed the 2 step, which means when Shane leaves the line he has to swap feet, just as you would in your car. Before […]

Westernationals Update

Westernationals update. The Westernationals was a very valuable learning curve. This is one meet that we just can’t seem to win (Maybe next year).

We once again had head damage on the Saturday. The boys were up most of the night servicing and fixing the heads. We had some second hand valves, collets and locks, […]

Targeting Top Alcohol

Shane Weston will be competing in his first ever Top Alcohol event next weekend, November 18/19.

The second round of the ANDRA Pro Series Top Alcohol championship is coming to Perth and with it the opportunity for Shane to become the youngest competing driver in the series.

“We’re really looking forward to taking on some […]

Weston Ready To Race

Australia’s fastest teenager Shane Weston is entering this weekend’s Perth Motorplex Grand Opening on October 29th full of optimism after successfully upgrading his Unlimited Drag Racing Licence (UDL) to Group 1 (GOL) status.

The opening event is not only an opportunity to mix it with some of the best supercharged drag racers in the country, […]

The Beginnings

At the tender age of 15 months Shane Weston received his first car. A battery operated Jeep. With a little help from Mum (Elaine) & Dad (Richard) he drove it everywhere.

Shane’s Dad then put his spare time into building a 1934 Junior Ford Hot Rod. This was the start to Shane’s obsession with cars […]

Top Fuel Challenge Event

The Top Fuel Challenge at Perth Motorplex on Saturday, 20 November, held eleven cars in the Top Comp bracket, all of who qualified under their personal indexes.

Qualification Rounds:

Shane’s first qualifying run saw him run at 3pm in warm, humid conditions, and complete a lap in 5.90 secs @ 234.98 Mph, qualifying fourth at […]

Season Opener Report

Following successful testing on Wednesday (27th October), where Weston Racing rolled out their AA/Dragster for the first time this season, and completed back to back five second passes, the Weston Racing Team were once again prepared to prove they had the right calibre to better the Australian National Record for their class.

Qualification Rounds:

With […]