Originally written by Portland Observer
THE Southcoast Raceway continued its summer of racing with round two on Saturday, with the weather forecast during the week keeping entrants numbers down.
Starting Friday night, 32 entrants were involved in legal off-street racing, with entrants getting value for their money with as much racing as they could handle before the night was over.
In the burnout competition afterwards first place was taken out by Ben Phillips, second Daniel Page and third Trevor Newton.
On Saturday the ‘Dash for Cash’ event attracted racers from as far away as Tasmania, with all trying to get their hands on the big cash prizes for each class.
Feedback from these racers was positive and the South Coast Drag Racing Association looks forward to seeing them back again.
Marcus Chambers was back testing his Premix King Monaro Top Doorslammer, showcasing what is in store for the club early next year.
Chambers came out on his first pass of the day and blew away the track record that has been held for more than three years, crossing the line after 4.498 seconds despite shutting the car down before the finish.
Unfortunately he locked a front brake and blew the tyre, marking the end of his day.
The record breaking did not end there as Mike Evans from Tasmania with his Supercharged Chevrolet Camaro is now the fastest entrant to cross the line, setting the record at 154 miles per hour (247 kilometres per hour).
Results for the day started with the Bikes.
Malcolm Luff from Naracoorte took the cash while Jamie Dohnt from Mount Gambier was the runner up.
The top qualifier was Tony Frost, doing 6.128 seconds.
In the big field of Super Street cars the final saw local Scott Cleary defend his title from last year’s event, being too good for Thomas Krieger from Naracoorte, who also top qualified for the class with 6.927 seconds.
Continuing his dream return to racing this season was Tim Stone from Hamilton, backing up his win from last month in his HB Torana racing in Super Sedan.
Rrunner-up was local Chris Farrell in his Gemini.
Top qualifier for the class was Stuart McBain with a 5.351 second pass.
In the Blown Outlaws class Mike Evans continued his good form by taking home the cash with local member Mick Cleary runner-up in the class.
It was another successful weekend for the club without any major incidents.
The next meeting will be on January 7-8, the ‘Supercharged New Year’ event, the biggest field of supercharged outlaw’s that is on the season calendar and is the perfect way to welcome the new year.