British drag racer, and world-record-holder, John Bradshaw, has confirmed he will head to Willowbank Raceway next Saturday, August 30, to compete at the annual Brisbane Jamboree.
Bradshaw, the UK’s quickest import drag racer, will join the Sport Compact field in a Nissan 350Z – the same one that he sold to Australian Factory Xtreme racer Scott Porter after leaving the UK drag racing scene in 2012.
While Bradshaw has been taking a break from the UK’s quarter-mile, he’s looking forward to racing in the country he calls the ‘best in the world for sports compact racing.’
“Up until two years ago I had a great team behind me,” Bradshaw said.
“We smashed all records for import drag cars in Europe, including setting the fastest ever time for a Nissan Sykline in the world at 7.45 seconds, and being the first team to run a 6-second pass with an import car (6.75s, Project Zed 3.51 Twin Turbo Nissan 350z).
“We won numerous championships and set records in the UK, Germany and Sweden, and those still stand today.”
The 45-year-old is excited to make his Australian drag racing debut.
“Racing in Australia is a dream I have held for years,” Bradshaw said.
“Competitive competition is what gets me excited, and I have been watching hundreds of videos, and it is clear that the best place in the world for sports compact racing is Australia.
“The Brisbane Jamboree has grown brilliantly and taken Factory Xtreme racing to another level in terms of professionalism and exposure. I can’t wait to get amongst it.”
The Brisbane Jamboree will feature more than 200 racers, competing across a range of Sport Compact classes, including an exciting field of Outlaw 10.5 cars.
Also on-site will be a Motive DVD Drift Exhibition, a range of competitions, the Just Car Show n Shine, traders and more.
The action gets underway next Saturday, August 30 – with gates opening at 7.30am.
For more information on the Brisbane Jamboree, head to: http://www.jamboree.com.au/brisjam/program
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