MAN ON A MISSION: Brett Benz takes off in a pass at Dragfest 2014 at the Warwick Dragway.
MAN ON A MISSION: Brett Benz takes off in a pass at Dragfest 2014 at the Warwick Dragway. Gerard Walsh

Benz enjoys night racing

BRETT Benz put his faster pass on Saturday night than yesterday at Dragfest down to the cooler air.

Benz won his first three head-to-head clashes at Dragfest but time was all important.

"I have to win each race and also have the fastest time," he said.

His best time on Saturday was 5.8 seconds and he was clocked at 6.3 seconds at lunchtime yesterday.

Benz said he had put a new roll cage on the VL Holden Commodore and installed two new turbos.

"I wanted to make the car safer which is important as I have a young family," he said.

In the end, he missed the final on time.

Benz has also competed at Willowbank this year.

He has a race meeting in Sydney in six weeks.

"I love to support the Warwick Dragway," he said.

"Members of the Loy family and all the volunteers do a lot of work out here.

"Their contribution is second to none."

Warwick driver Jason Pratt was victorious in street division winning the annual Craig Thompson Memorial Trophy at the weekend.

Dave Neumann won the extreme sedan class to give Warwick drivers two wins yesterday.

Warwick District Drag Racing Association president Chris Loy said the weather had been great for Dragfest.

"This year's event is as good as any we have organised down the years," he said.

"There were 20 nominations in the radial class which went really well."

Two cars were damaged in separate incidents at Dragfest but no one was injured.

One Roma driver had a car written off.



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