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Star-power set to descend on Palmyra Raceway this weekend

Written by Pro Modified Australia. Posted in News

Russ Pavey lgeA field of eight Top Doorslammers will hit Mackay's Palmyra Raceway this Saturday, including Russ Pavey

No less than 31 ANDRA National Championship Titles are boasted by the field of eight 3,500 horsepower Top Doorslammer machines which will descend upon Palmyra Raceway this Saturday 13 July for the 2013 Slamfest Series Finale.

It will be the first time the Mackay drag racing facility has hosted the Slamfest Series, which is now in its fourth year and sees Top Doorslammer racers from around the country competing across the eighth-mile distance at Australia's regional tracks.

A look at the credentials of those signed up for this Saturday's Series finale provides some impressive figures, including 16 championships held by just one man – Gary Phillips – as well as nine between the father and son team of Victor (six back-to-back titles) and Ben (three titles) and five back-to-back titles for the reigning ANDRA quarter-mile champion John Zappia.

The founder and 2012 Series champion Peter Kapiris also brings a title to the table, and assures race fans throughout Mackay and the surrounding areas that this weekend's action at Palmyra Raceway is not to be missed.

"There is no doubting the pedigree of the racers or the machines that will be hitting the eighth-mile at Palmyra this Saturday," said Kapiris.

"Each and every one of these racers and their powerful Doorslammers are dedicated to racing hard and fast to take the win.

"Add to that the fact that this weekend in Mackay is the final round of our 2013 Slamfest Series, and you have a veritable melting pot of action ready to explode once we get on track this Saturday.

"These are the fastest sedans on the planet piloted by the biggest names in Australian drag racing, and we can't wait to see the fans of Mackay at Palmyra Raceway this weekend for what I guarantee will be a fantastic show for all!"

At Gladstone's penultimate round just two weeks ago, Ben Bray took the event win over Murray O'Connor. Those results saw John Zappia maintain his points lead heading into the final round with 255 points from 2012 Series winner Kapiris (215) while Ben now ties with his father Victor in third with 190 points. For full Series points, please visit www.slamfest.com.au.

Before the cars get on track, race fans can head on down to McGinns Engineering Supplies (22 - 26 Wellington Street, Mackay, see http://www.mcginns.com.au for more information) on Thursday 11 July from 2.00pm for the chance to win double 'pit lane' passes to the final round of the Slamfest Series and the opportunity to meet Victor and Ben Bray.

Come Saturday 13 July, the gates will open at 8.00am with qualifying from 10.00am and racing from 1.00pm. Children aged 12 years and under gain free entry when accompanied by an adult while those aged 13 to 16 years (as well as concession holders) can purchase tickets for just $20.00. Adult passes are available for $35.00 while family passes (2 adults and 2 kids) are available for just $70.00.

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