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Bektash – “This is the start of something big”
Article Date: 6 June 2013
Team Mopar Australia’s main man, Lee Bektash, is ready to rumble at Australian drag racing’s biggest event, the Fuchs Winternationals – and the Victorian racer is looking to do something big.
Fresh from his maiden round win at the 2013 Nitro Champs, the Pro Stock campaigner is confident that he and his team can continue the form that saw them defeat one of the strongest fields ever assembled in Australian drag racing.
“I want more gold – ANDRA Gold,” chuckled Bektash referring to his ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree haul in Sydney.
“The new car had an amazing debut but we don’t want it to stop there, we want more.”
Team Mopar debuted an ex-Allan Johnson Racing Chrysler imported from the US at the previous round of the ANDRA Pro Stock Championship.
“The tough thing about Pro Stock is it’s going to get harder and harder to get that win.
“The first round of racing in Sydney saw people losing after running 6-second passes! That’s ridiculous!”
Bektash might be all smiles off the track but once on the startline, he takes his racing very seriously.
“II love the sport,” the Victorian grinned.
“But I like nothing more than I like winning and for the team and my crew, we are looking for big things - big speeds and big results against the biggest names in the sport.
“And after all the big things, I hope to be able to achieve a little thing, just one little number – number one.”
Bektash starts the weekend third in the points behind current series leader, Jason Grima.
The next round for ANDRA Pro Stock kicks off at the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, June 7-10.
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