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EIGHTH MILE SERIES RD 2 RUN AND WON IN WARWICK
Article Date: 17 May 2011
Round two of the Queensland Street Car Magazine Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series has been run and won at Warwick Dragway, with more than 120 racers taking part.
Kiah Curling (Diamond T Products Junior Dragster), Kevin Cleeve (QLD Nameplate Group Modified Bike), Tony Wallace (John William Auto Sales Super Street), Peter Madden (JP Racing Super Sedan), Athol Jacobsen (RD William Excavator Parts Modified) and Loughlin Boyde (F G Loy & Sons Earthmoving Classic) were all victorious in their respective racing brackets.
The Series will now head to Benaraby Dragway for its penultimate round on the 9th of July, before the Grand Finale gets underway at Ironbark Raceway on the 24th of September.
Thanks to the weekend’s results, currently leading the championship points are Kiah Curling (Diamond T Products Junior Dragster), Richie Paterson (QLD Nameplate Group Modified Bike), Laurie Bonato (John William Auto Sales Super Street), Darren Doeblien (JP Racing Super Sedan), Athol Jacobsen (RD William Excavator Parts Modified) and Loughlin Boyde (F G Loy & Sons Earthmoving Classic).
Queensland Street Car Magazine Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series Event Organiser John Winterburn said he was pleased at the continuing support of racers for the series, which is in its second year.
“We had more than 120 racers here at Warwick Dragway at the weekend and the atmosphere was just great,” said Winterburn.
“This series is all about laid-back fun racing, and I am so pleased to see that with every event that we run, that feeling is just growing and growing.
“While its laid-back, there has also been some great competitive racing action on track, and I can’t wait to see how this season continues to pan out with some tight points chases already in action with two rounds left to run.”
The Queensland Street Car Magazine Eighth Mile Series includes rounds of racing plus a Grand Finale, hosted by each track on a rotational basis year by year.
Round three will take place at Benaraby Dragway on the 9th of July followed by the Grand Finale at Ironbark Raceway on the 24th of September 2011.
Special winner and runner-up trophies will be available for each bracket at each round, with the Grand Finale to see a special winner trophy plus $750 prizemoney awarded to the highest point score of each bracket, and a special runner-up trophy and $250 prize money to go to the second highest point scorer of each bracket.
For more information on the 2011 Queensland Street Car Magazine Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series, including details on how to enter and race rules, visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
2011 QUEENSLAND STREET CAR EIGHTH MILE DRAG RACING SERIES RESULTS: ROUND TWO, WARWICK DRAGWAY:
DIAMOND T PRODUCTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER BRACKET
WINNER - KIAH CURLING
RUNNER UP - JAYDEN PLANT
QLD NAMEPLALTE GROUP MODIFIED BIKE BRACKET
WINNER - KEVIN CLEEVE
RUNNER UP - MICHAEL BEATON
JOHN WILLIAM AUTO SALES SUPER STREET BRACKET
WINNER - TONY WALLACE
RUNNER UP - BRETT POLLEY
JP RACING SUPER SEDAN BRACKET
WINNER - PETER MADDEN
RUNNER UP - DARREN DOEBLIEN
RD WILLIAM EXCAVATOR PARTS MODIFIED BRACKET
WINNER - ATHOL JACOBSEN
RUNNER UP - ANDREW LOY
F G LOY & SONS EARTHMOVING CLASSIC BRACKET
WINNER - LOUGHLIN BOYDE
RUNNER UP - JASON DONNELLY
2011 Queensland Street Car Magazine Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series Calendar:
Round One – Willowbank Raceway – 26 February, 2011
Round Two – Warwick Dragway – 14 May, 2011
Round Three – Benaraby Dragway – 9 July, 2011
Grand Final – Ironbark Raceway – 24 September, 2011
FG LOY & SONS EARTHMOVING CLASSIC
RD WILIAMS EXCAVATOR PARTS MODIFIED
JP RACING SUPER SEDAN
JOHN WILLIAM AUTO SALES SUPER STREET
QUEENSLAND NAMEPLATE GROUP MODIFIED BIKE
DIAMOND T PRODUCTS JUNIOR DRAGSTER
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