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10.5 TRAIL BLAZERS TO LEAD THE WAY TO WILLOWBANK
Article Date: 14 March 2014
Pro Street 10.5 Outlaw trail blazers Paul Mouhayet and Simon Kryger are set to lead more than 100 Pro Street racers to Willowbank Raceway next weekend, with the World and Australian record holders both confirmed for the upcoming Pro Street Shootout (22 March 2014).
As the world’s fastest racer on a 10.5” tyre and Australia’s fastest nitrous-powered racer respectively, Mouhayet and Kryger are perfect ambassadors for the headline Outlaw 10.5 class which is gathering a cult following on Australia’s Pro Street scene.
For Mouhayet, the Willowbank Raceway event will cap off a half-year of highs and lows which saw him go from claiming world records to rebuilding his Boss Buckets Moits 10.5 Ford Mustang after a tyre blow-out caused extensive damage during testing for the Sydney Pro Street finale in November.
“Before we broke through for our world speed record it was held by American Brad Personett at 250 miles per hour and only one racer in the world had run a ‘five second’ pass – America’s Brad Brand,” said the 39 year old workshop manager from Thornleigh in Sydney who is supported by Boss Buckets, CV Performance, Moits and Thornleigh Auto Body.
“In August at the Sydney Pro Street event we ran a string of 6.0 second passes at 248 miles per hour before finally cracking through for a 250 mile per hour pass and then a amazing 5.99 second pass at 252 miles per hour – clinching not only the world 10.5 speed record but also the Australian 10.5 speed and elapsed time records while becoming the first in Australia and the second in the world to go ‘fives’ in a 10.5 car.
“No one has gone faster, and I am confident that once we are back in the groove with the rebuilt Boss Buckets Moits Mustang we will be able to up the ante and go even faster with quicker ETs to boot.
“Having said that though, I am making a change this year to focus more on going rounds and chasing event wins – that isn’t something you can easily do when you are chasing the big numbers as your focus on consistency goes out the window.
“I really have to thank GD Race Cars for all of their help in getting the car back up and running ready for the March Pro Street event – while it will be early days for us back on track, we will be doing everything we can to put on a great show while focusing on consistency and going rounds, you never know maybe we can pick up a win on the way!”
While Mouhayet may be focusing on going rounds next weekend, for APSA co-director Kryger the attention will be focused squarely on beating the world record in his nitrous-powered 68 Camaro.
“Right now I am the fastest nitrous-powered car outright in Australia (6.59 seconds and 217 miles per hour) and previously I have held the top spot in the world for nitrous 10.5 mile per hour which is currently set at 6.40 seconds and 220 miles per hour by American Mo Hall,” said the 40 year old car builder and Plant Mechanic from Albion Park in New South Wales, who is supported on track by sponsors Westend Performance, Steel City Fabrications and Innocent Motorsports as well as his crew of wife Angela, daughters Caitlin and Courtney and friend Tom.
“When it comes to the Pro Street Shootout at Willowbank Raceway that world record is where all of my focus will be – I want to go out there and claim it for myself on both the elapsed time and speed fronts.
“I know we can do it, we haven’t been pushing the car recently but with a whole new set-up now in place we are set to be go all out at the Pro Street Shootout to chase down that record, and if we get a event win along the way that will be a really nice bonus too!
“To me shooting for the big amazing numbers is what this class is all about. As one of the directors for APSA our motivation for getting this Outlaw 10.5 class going was all about wanting to create an exciting and entertaining class where people could really push the limits, if you take a look around it is pretty clear that it’s working with racers like Paul Mouhayet who is the world’s fastest taking part – if you ask me that is pretty incredible!”
Joining Mouhayet, Kryger and their fellow Outlaw 10.5 racers on track this Saturday will be more than 100 racers across the Outlaw Extreme, Pro Street Blown, Pro Street Unblown, Mod Street Blown, Mod Street Unblown, Radial Outlaw, X275, True Street, Pro Street Bike and DYO brackets. The on-track action will kick off from 10.00am with qualifying, with racing getting underway from 2.30pm. Spectator tickets are available at the gate for $25 for adults and $20 for students with ID, while children aged 13 and under gain free entry. For full event information, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
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UPCOMING EVENT INFORMATION: PRO STREET SHOOTOUT – SATURDAY 22 MARCH 2014
Featuring racing from: Outlaw 10.5, Outlaw Extreme, Pro Street Blown, Pro Street Unblown, Mod Street Blown, Mod Street Unblown, Radial Outlaw, X275, True Street, Pro Street Bike, DYO
- Gates Open 7.00am
- Qualifying from 10.00am
- Racing from 2.30pm
- Adults: $25.00
- Students with ID: $20.00
- Children 13 and under gain free entry
What to expect:
- True Street Cars: ‘full steel’ cars which are mostly street registered and must be driven back to the pits (rather than towed) after completing their pass. Most of these cars run the quarter-mile in the nine second bracket.
- X275 and Radial Outlaw: Over-powered street configured cars running huge power with no wheelie bars and running on street tyres only.
- Pro Street Bike: Street configured bikes pushing the limits with gorgeous paint, chrome, extended swing arms, fat tyres and incredible power, using highly modified production engines and power adders such as nitrous, superchargers and turbos.
- Modified Street Cars: This class boasts standard chassis and standard suspension cars but with enormous horsepower, running in the low seven second range over the quarter mile at close to 300kph. Ever wondered how far you can push a production configured car? Mod Street is all about testing those limits.
- Pro Street Cars: Gorgeous ‘tubbed’ 2500HP three quarter chassis monsters. Big tyres, gorgeous paint work and awesome launches.
- 10.5 Outlaw Cars: No rules ‘Outlaws’, these mad men want to put as much horsepower as possible through a 10.5 inch tyred animal, many boast more than 3000 horsepower and run into the six second bracket.
- Outlaw Extreme: this new exhibition class is a ‘no bars held’ class with minimal rules being swinging doors and no Nitro fuel, including blown doorslammers, turbo pro mods and anything else with swinging doors
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