Outlaw champion Craig Davis rewrote the Hidden Valley Drag Strip history book last Saturday night in Darwin by becoming the first local Super Sedan (SS/AA) to make a 6-second pass.
Davis, who set the previous track record of 7.07 seconds at 192.19mph in 2011, smashed his personal best with a 6.952 at 198.12mph and 6.982 at 197.45mph.
In addition to his record run, the Outlaw racer took out the class win – beating Adam Murrihy, who also ran his first 200mph pass with a 6.845 at 204mph.
HVDRA President Jay Jukes hailed Davis and his new record.
“It couldn’t have happened to a nicer racer,” said Jukes.
“Craig has just finished helping us upgrade our braking area lighting. We joked that now he can see where he is going he’s not scared to go faster.”
In the Street Bike class, it was an all rookie final. Jack Kypreos took a holeshot victory with a better reaction off the lights against Julian McGow.
The local Beat the Heat team also made it into the finals of Street Car and Super Street, but failed to get the win in either bracket.
Bob Czerniawski, who is no stranger to the podium, took out the Street Car win with a 13.481 pass on a 13.45 dial-in.
In other brackets Daniel Foreman defeated Tony Kantros in Super Sedan while Brad Hagen took his first-ever career win in Top Sportsman.
Darcy Muller took victory in the Toyworld Junior Dragster bracket, while Colin Sainsbury completed a solo final in Modified Bike after Clive Mainland failed to accept the tree.
The action returns to Hidden Valley Drag Strip on the 16-17 May as part of the 2014 NT Titles Presented by 7mate.
Images supplied. © Jeremy Horvath