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04292014 - Willowbank Eighth Mile MAIN

Queensland drag facility Willowbank Raceway has proved a hit with competitors, care of the biggest-ever entry field for last weekend’s JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series.

The event, which took place on Saturday April 26, saw over 130 racers compete in round two of the 2014 Series.

“It was great that we achieved the highest entry list for the JP Racing Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series at Willowbank Raceway,” Series Organiser John Winterburn said.

“I would like to thank all of those competitors who made the effort and travelled many miles to get to Willowbank Raceway, our local racers for their continuing support, and the officials who ensured a smooth running show.”

Taking victory at the weekend were Bob Frawley (RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified), James Horan (Kenda Tires Drag Radial Showdown), Rodney Hansen (FG Loy & Sons Earthmoving Eighth Mile Outlaws), Alexis Barbeler (Diamond T Products Junior Dragster), Tammy Goldthorpe (Queensland Nameplate Modified Bike), Noel Green (Ice Slushee Super Sedan) and Neil Tschutura (John William Auto Sales Super Street).

Frawley, who returned to the Series after some time out, was a popular winner in the RD Williams Excavator Parts Modified.

“I am very happy with the result,” said Frawley.

“On the day, everything just fell into place. The car was brilliant, it ran right on the dial-in for almost every pass and we enjoyed a couple of really close runs.”

“We took on Dennis Glanville in the final, who took the wheel of his daughter car when she wasn’t able to compete. It was a pretty close final, but ultimately I was able to get there first.”

The action continues at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday, with round four of the Street Series including categories Street Sedan, Street Bike and Powder Puff (ladies only).

For more information, head to www.willowbankraceway.com.au

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