Steel City Drag Club

1/8th Mile Drag Strip

Steel City Drag Club    - 1/8th Mile Drag Strip

Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series – Round 9

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN SERIES GOES OFF WITH A BANG

What an explosive weekend of racing at the Steel City Race Way on the 12th and 13th March, with 109 Competitors battling it out for the National Championship Trophy and Points before heading to the final round in Adelaide on the 9th and 10th April it was a meeting that impressed all on and off the track.

Saturday 12th March was qualifying for all brackets and saw many racers pushing themselves and cars/bikes to the limits on what could be said to be a trying, hot and humid day.

Sunday 13th March started early with eliminations and many took the advantage of a much nicer day to come and experience some of the best racing we have seen at the track.

Michael Naylor made the trip over from Western Australia with his family and was worth it when Naylor took the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 over Natalie Bishop in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2. Modified Bike was the battle of interstaters with Gavin Dohnt riding his Suzuki taking the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 6.00 @ 112.53 MPH on a 5.98 dial in over Gordon Crawford in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 6.48 @ 107.93 mph on a 6.40 dial in

It was the battle of the yellow cars and Ford vs Holden. Ford’s took the win with Creagh Stuart long-time supporter of the Steel City Race Way in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 7.964 @ 85.33mph on a 7.90 dial in over Rod Kerr in Max Crane Lane 1 running a 7.249 @ 90.21mph on a 7.22 dial in

Super Sedan saw the National Champion John Kapiris take the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 6.408 @ 108.72 mph on a 6.37 dial in over George Tipouikidis in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 who ran a 6.497 @ 106.15mph on a 6.44 dial in

Colin Griffen in his Ford Celica takes the win in Super Gas over Johnny Ienco after Griffen runs a 6.582 @ 106.696 mph on a 6.30 dial in in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2, while Ienco runs a 7.093 @ 106.04mph on a 6.30 dial in in Max Cranes Lane 2

Simon Barlow in his immaculate Rear Engine Dragster takes the win after a close tight race for Modified Eliminator in Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 4.77 @ 137.7mph on a 4.74 dial in over Craig Baker in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 5.564 @ 122.94mph on a 5.48 dial in

Supercharged Outlaws was only a small field but was close racing all weekend. Shane Kramer in his crowd pleasing “Thunder Struck” Altered takes the win in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 4.531 @ 154.3 mph on a 4.51 dial in over the lovely lady of racing Doina Day who ran a 4.924 @ 142.59mph on a 4.80 dial in in Max Cranes Lane 1

If you were lucky enough to see this immaculate 1957 Chevy Belair race down the 1/8th mile track on the weekend you would have to admit that Paul Russo is one hell of a driver and lucky enough to take the win in Top Sportsman over Stuart McBain. Russo running a 4.999 @ 143.3mph on a 4.96 dial in in the Max Cranes Lane 1 over McBain in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 5.471 @ 120.7mph on a 5.35 dial in

Local Racer Steve Norman wins the Super Stock Bracket over the weekend over Jim Ioannidis. What a great way to end the weekend of racing after a double breakout in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 Norman runs a 5.214 @ 134.28mph on a 5.27 dial in over Ioannidis in Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 6.049 @ 115.83 mph on a 6.14 dial in

Mark Kuhn President of the Steel City Drag Club put up $200 to the racer/rider that could pull the first 0.00 reaction. A lot came close but Craig Baker in Modified Eliminator was successful enough and extremely happy with his efforts.

The Best Presented Car and Crew went to K’n’L Racing (Mark Kuhn) in his immaculate 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Congratulations on a great achievement.

The Club would like to personally thank all those competitors that travelled to our track and enjoyed our local country hospitality. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up.

A special thank you to the Whyalla City Council and ANDRA for your support and help for this event. Tim Reidy (Meeting Director) and his team for making the event run smoothly and on time.

Lastly a huge thank you again to our Valued Sponsors, Volunteers, Helpers and Committee who spent months organising this event for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to the track committee for putting up a fantastic track, nothing but praise from all the drivers. We look forward to seeing you at the track again soon and wish everyone the best of luck if competing in Adelaide for the Final Round of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Round on the 9th and 10th April

Winners and Runners Up

Supercharged Shootout Merchandise

Supercharged Shootout Merchandise

 

 

 

Did you forget to buy your t-shirt at the Steel City Supercharged Shootout!!!!
We have t-shirts and stubby holders still available

T-shirts are $30 each and Stubby Holders $10 each

T-shirts available in Kids sizes 10, 12 & 14, Adults sizes small, Medium, Large, XL & XXL

Please contact Lia Kuhn on 0407 607 176 or secretary@steelcitydrags.com for any enquires

 

Steel City Supercharged Shootout

STEEL CITY SUPERCHARGED SHOOTOUT – AWESOMELY EPIC 

What an explosive weekend of racing at the Steel City Race Way on the 3rd and 4th October, with 25 of the toughest Supercharged Outlaw cars, Nitro Funny Car, Jet Cars and Fireworks spectators had a lot to smile about.

Saturday 3rd October was Round 1 of the Club Championship with the weather conditions being quite testing; we still saw some close and competitive racing. Super Sedan saw Tony Miskelly in his AMX Hornet take the win in the Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 5.934 @ 109.07 mph on a 5.92 dial in over Danny Buccella who ran a 6.441 on a 5.91 dial in. Long-time racer Neville Herreen took the win in Super Street in his immaculate Holden Torana in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 7.065 @ 97.16mph on a 7.06 dial in over Michael Bridges who broke out running a 7.292 on a 7.32 dial in. With a great turn out of cars for Modified Eliminator the biggest field the track has seen for some time saw Simon Barlow and Andrew Braithwaite in the finals. Braithwaite giving the win to Barlow after running a -.399 red light, Barlow running a 5.28 @ 94.68 mph on a 4.75 dial in Max Cranes Lane 1 Derryn McGregor a huge supporter and rider from Mildura took the win in Modified Bike on his Honda CBR running a 7.109 @ 102.37 mph on a 6.95 dial in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 over local rider Malcolm Price who ran a 6.62 @ 115.51 mph on a 6.50 dial in. While Street Challenge was only a small field local racer Cameron VanDijk took the win in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 over Dianne Patrick after she ran a red light. Junior Dragsters was a battle between the girls and boys and Shari Young took the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 after Josh Baker pulled a red light.

With Round 1 done and the weather gods on our side racers returned to the track on Sunday 4th October for the biggest event the Steel City Drag Way has staged hosting the inaugural Steel City Supercharged Shootout.

Darryl Walford made the huge trek from Canberra to first time test his new Nitro Funny Car outfit and ended up claiming a new track record running a 3.84 @ 188mph which was proudly sponsored by Westlands Hotel Motel

The Supercharged Outlaw field certainly had the crowd excited and on their feet with all competitors running good times no one could be disappointed with the track conditions and traction. A credit to the track staff that have been tirelessly prepping the track for weeks. A job well done guys. With racers like veteran racer Ben Gatt (Mr Wild Bunch), Bruno Matijasevic, Doina Day, Rob Coote, John Brunner, Alf Sciacca Junior, John Ward, Paul Stephen, Jason Keily, Robert McDonald, Tim McCarthy, Murray Rogers, then our local racers Larry Basile, Shaun Kerkman, Shane Kramer, Gary Busch, Mark Zauch, Graham Shiell, Grant Brokenshire, Peter Datson, Rodger Weste, Darren Astle, Warren Leonard and not forgetting our President Mark Kuhn racing was tough, hard and exciting all day. The Sundowner Hotel Supercharged Outlaw bracket was won by South Australian Gary Busch driving the A1 Racing Funny Car in Max Cranes Lane 1 defeating John Ward in his blown dragster. Michael Jennings took the win for the Bradford Automotive Super Sedans running a 6.877 @ 90.81mph on a 6.87 dial in the Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 over Lance Larcombe running a 5.789 @ 105.06mph Richard Motors Modified Eliminator saw Serg Bonetti in his immaculate black 32 Ford Coupe breaking out running a 6.292 @ 108.16mph on a 6.35 dial in against Bradley Hicks who also broke out running a 5.089 @ 135.43mph on a 5.15 dial in. Tough racing but Bonneti took the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 Kylie Langley gave the win to Neville Herreen after Langley ran a red light in the Halls Cranes Super Street Bracket. Herreen took the win in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 7.137 @ 95.51 mph CBCH Crane Hire and Britto’s Skidsteer Tipper Hire Modified Bike saw Derryn McGregor taking the win again in Max Cranes Lane 1 over David Willis. McGregor took the win running a 7.079 @ 105.8 mph on a 7.07 dial in after Willis broke out running a 6.509 on a 6.60 dial in Outlaw Speed Shop Junior Dragster saw the girls take to the track with Kelly Donnelly breaking out running a 8.136 on a 8.20 dial in over Amber Young who took the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 10.65 @ 66.07 mph on a 10.50 dial in. Thanks to all the sponsors of the Supercharged Shootout brackets including the Best Western Alexander Motel who provided accommodation for the Women for Wheels Fire Fighters for the weekend and also the Whyalla City Council.   A crowd favourite and who wouldn’t like to experience a side by side pass of the DPE USA vs AUST Jet Cars take to the track. Peter Bedford in the Australian Jet Car won the first two races and Darren DeFilippo driving the USA Jet Car won the last round after Peter ran a red light. The guys received standing ovations from the crowd after every run, well done Peter and Darren, it was a very entertaining and well received show you put on. Finishing the awesomely epic weekend off with an amazing fireworks display, you could see the smiles on the faces throughout the crowd. So we can say that everyone had a great weekend with great racing, a show of jet cars and fireworks we thank you all for supporting our Club Lastly a huge thank you again to our Valued Sponsors, Volunteers, Helpers and Committee who spent months and months organising this event for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to the track committee for putting up a fantastic track, nothing but praise from all the drivers. We look forward to seeing you at the track again soon.

Darryl Walford - NFC Gary Busch - Winner Outlaws Bruno Matijasevic Steve Hunt Jet Car