Photo courtesy Fred Dwyer.
The 2012-13 Southern Super Gas Series was finalized at the Nitro Champs.
With the assistance of Ray Treasure the series final was decided in a paired run in the third qualifying session at the recently completed Nitro Championships. Going into the run Matt Forbes and Kym Oberauer were tied on points and it was decided that the series winner would be the one with the best package in that run. However a red light by Matt in his Fast Time Design Roadster handed the win and the DJ Sportsman Chute supplied by MSCN plus the Lucas Oil package supplied by Matt Forbes to Kym in his Just Drag Racing Camira.
The raffle at the Nitro's was drawn in the staging lanes whilst we were waiting for the second qualifying session. The Lucas transmission fluid, which was also supplied by Matt through his Fast Time Design company was won by Darrel Stephen and the Brad Penn was won in the re-draw by Dave Gauldie. You have to have a sense of humour in all this as the initial draw for the Brad Penn was won by Lucas Oil sponsored Matt so on Matt's suggestion we had the re-draw..
We will be looking to hold the series in 2013-14 and possibly expanding with one or two rounds in Queensland. MSCN have indicated that they will support the new series so it is just a matter of sorting out the dates and we will let you know once that is done.
We couldn't have run the series without the support of the tracks, particularly South Coast Raceway, so thanks to Scott, Rino (Adelaide International Raceway) and Ray (Sydney Dragway).
One of the most important points is that wherever possible we should all support those that support us. I am not sure how many cartons of Brad Penn and how many tyre gauges from Mark at MSCN or Lucas Oil products from Matt that we gave away so check out their respective web sites and give them a call as the need arises.