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DOM LUPPINO TO CHASE AUST RECORD THIS SATURDAY AT APSA PRO STREET SHOOTOUT
Article Date: 1 October 2015
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When the APSA Pro Street Shootout hits Willowbank Raceway this Saturaday (3 OctobeR), one to watch will be Outlaw Radial racer Domenic Luppino of Victoria, who will be chasing the Australian Record for the Outlaw Radial class to claim the crown of Australia’s fastest radial car.
With the 43 year old and his new ’67 Fastback Mustang capable of more than 3,000 horsepower starting to come ‘on point’ following some initial gremlins, a challenge has been thrown out by event organisers for match-races against the fruiterer.
“There has been a lot of talk about who has the fastest Radial car in the Australian and unofficially I have run a 6.66 seconds at 213 miles per hour (343kmh), which makes it Australia’s fastest radial car,” said Luppino, who is supported on track by Turobsmart, VPW Australia, Firefly Coaches, Sunoco Fuels, Dandy Engines and ProTrans.
“I’m not one to talk the big talk over social media like some others, I rather let the time board do the talking and I will prove myself on the track rather than behind a keyboard.
“This challenge has been great as it will sort the men from the boys – the winner-takes-all concept attracts plenty of attention, egos are broken, and dreams come true for the winner. The real exciting part is that absolutely anybody could win, as so many variables play a part in drag racing and radial racing - if you have too much power you risk overpowering the track, but not enough and your opponent can drive around you – making the right call is key.
“Five years ago I had a vision to become Australia’s fastest Pro Street Blown racer and I achieved that top spot and still hold it today, but last year I decided to move to the new and exciting Outlaw Radial class. In this new class I have that same vision, and while unofficially I already hold the title only time will tell what my car will be capable of at the Pro Street Shootout at Willowbank Raceway.
The APSA Pro Street Shootout at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday (3 October) is set to settle the score in some tense on-track rivalries, with a special buy-in grudge match set to pit the heavy-hitters against each other in a race for big cash prizes.
Bringing together the toughest and fastest Pro and Modified Street, Radial, X275, True Street and Pro Bikes in the country at Willowbank Raceway, the shootout will for the first time feature a buy-in one-shot race to find the fastest radial car in Australia – competitors will be able to buy-in for $500 for a chance to be crowned the ‘King of Radial’ and collect a $5,000 cash prize.
On-track action for the APSA Pro Street Shootout will kick off at Willowbank Raceway from 11.00am, with spectator entry just $25.00 (or $20.00 for students with ID cards), while children aged 13 and under gain free entry. For further event 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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