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HOLZ SHAPING UP FOR QDRC DEFENCE THIS WEEKEND AHEAD OF WINTERS SHOT
Article Date: 14 May 2015
Defending Super Street Queensland Drag Racing Champion Lucas Holz will be looking to continue his dream run from the opening round of the championship this weekend when he gets on-track for round two (Saturday 16 May) before returning just weeks later to take-on the FUCHS Winternationals (June 4-7).
This weekend he will be part of a 20-strong field of Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street competitors, before the FUCHS Winternationals pits him against 55 opponents – including his wife Angela Holz.
The 34 year old motor mechanic from Salisbury said drag racing has always been a family sport for him and his nearest and dearest.
“It has always been a part of my family, with my dad racing at Surfers Paradise back in the day and then in 2004 my dad, uncle and I bought my Torana and built it over a course of a few years,” said Holz, who drives that 1971 LC Torana Coupe to this day.
“In the years since I have been able to secure two FUCHS Winternationals wins and three Willowbank Raceway championships – that first Winternationals win in particular was pretty special!”
Before Holz tackles the FUCHS Winternationals, his attention will be on keeping his championship lead in the QDRC this weekend.
“The QDRC is a highly regarded championship and is tough to win. The Super Street bracket has seen some great new competition come in over the last few rounds and with the championship evolving over the years from elimination to round robin racing things have always been kept interesting,” said Holz, who thanks Maddog Motorsports for their support of his family crew.
“Taking the victory at round one was the best possible start I could have hoped for as I look to defend my title, so this weekend will be all about keeping that points lead and extending it if we can.
“Then it will be on to the Winternationals, which I wouldn’t miss for the world. Ideally I can come away with the win and my wife can be runner-up – that would be a dream come true for me!
“Having said that though, it is fortunate for our relationship that so far we haven’t lined up against each other in a race as yet! So I guess we will just have to wait and see!” laughed Holz, who introduced his now-wife to the sport after they started dating.
The second round of the 2015 Queensland Drag Racing Championship (QDRC) will hit Willowbank Raceway on Saturday 16 May 2015, hosting the QDRC SuperComp, QDRC Comp Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services QDRC Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Elec Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and Super Gas brackets. Gates will open at 7.00am, with qualifying from 9.00am and racing from 2.00pm. For the latest information, please click here.
Willowbank Raceway is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility, located 45 minutes from Brisbane or just a short drive from Ipswich, offering a year-round program of events for the entire family. For more information including a full event calendar, please visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
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