Victoria’s Kenny Stewart will debut a new Modified Dragster at round nine of the ANDRA Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship at Mildura this weekend.
Stewart imported a 260 inch Spitzer built Top Dragster from the USA in July and says it will be a better handling car because of the set up possibilities it gives the team.
“The benefit of this car is its stableness due to its length and the adjustable slip joints on the chassis,” Stewart said.
“It should allow us to adjust the chassis to tune the car to varying conditions at different tracks.”
The new car features a carbon body and interior and power glide transmission mated with a small block Chev motor with the latest developments in electronics and ignitions systems.
Stewart expects the car to be competitive in its first outing having run a 7.60 second pass at 165mph during testing at Calder Park.
Meanwhile, Modified Winternational winner Jess Turner will face Mildura with a new 420ci power plant having secured Racer Pro and Higgins Race Heads as a sponsor for the remainder of the season.
Turner is currently tied for the Modified lead with Shane Wynd on 240 points and hopes the new motor will help her secure the lead at Mildura – one of her favourite tracks.