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wpid-20141208043332.jpgComing off a high from the last event the team only had 2 weeks to turn the dragster around. This is complete tear down of the engine back to the block to check everything before building again. This was cut short as the Perth Motorplex wanted some drag cars for the speedway event to show so we had to get it all done and ready within 4 days for the weekend.

The crew did a great job getting this done and we headed down on Saturday to the Perth Motoplex speedway event. We all had a great time watching and talking to the interested public about the dragster.

The weather for this event was nearly the same as the last event, so not much was going to change with the tuneup. We just had to do more laps to work out the tyre shake problem that we were getting still.

New tyres were purchased and they arrived Friday before the event. It was a mad rush to get these balanced and ready which was finished Saturday morning. We had to borrow tyres from Sam Treasure so we could load the dragster to get to the dragster loaded and to the track. (Thanks Sam).

The new tyres had all little cuts over the surface of them so we had to rush home and get the old ones and swap these over. Not what you want to be doing before a race meeting.

wpid-20141208043421.jpgFirst pass of the day was around 4.00pm. Track was good and we managed a 5.61 @ 247mph. Was an ok pass straight off the trailer and that was the quickest pass down the track so far.

Back at the pits the engine was checked over and the data downloaded. Everything was all good and we were out again just after 6pm. The track would come around as it did last meeting so we placed a little more into the dragster. Car left good, but started to shake a little at the top of first gear so a quick pedal from Shane for a 5.65 @ 250mph.

This made us Top Qualifier tonight. First elimination round around 8.15pm was against Russell Ladbrook’s AA/FC. Was going to be a good race, but a red light was brought up on the tree (-0.028), Shane left to early losing the race.

Weston Racing would like to thank you for your support this year. We would like to wish you, your family, friends a safe Merry Christmas and an awesome 2015.

The next event is after Christmas – 28th December – Jet Car Max. Hope to see you there.

 

 

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