Originally written by SIMON BAMPFIELD
THE South Coast Drag Racing Association’s Supercharged New Year event was washed out on Saturday due to the wet weather.
There was some action on the day at South Coast Raceway with drivers getting through much of the qualifying rounds.
Doina Day recorded the best qualifying time out of any class with a time of 4.600 seconds.
A total of 70 entries were registered on the day with the majority travelling from far away.
“The numbers were still pretty good on Saturday and we got an hour through racing and then it rained so that was it for the day,” competition secretary Scott Cleary said.
Dale Clothier also attended the event from Adelaide and he was intending on have a run in his doorslammer.
Unfortunately when Clothier rolled up to the start line the rain started to tumble down and that ended any chance for Clothier, the SCDRA and the spectators to see a trial run of doorslammers on the track.
The whole weekend wasn’t a complete waste though with six new cars entering the event on Saturday and just proves the SCDRA continually is improving its reputation around drag racing.
“The base of cars that we get overall for each meeting is just getting bigger and bigger.”
There were also 40 entries for the Friday night street legal drags, brining the number of entries to 110 for the weekend.
It is the first time in three years that a meeting has been washed out at the South Coast Raceway and fingers are crossed the weather is a lot better for the biggest drag event the South West District has ever seen on February 4-5, South Coast Slamfest For Wishes.