Cousins to compete in drag series
THE first-ever round of the new Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series will kick off Saturday March 13 at Warwick Dragway.
Two racers guaranteed to be there lapping up the action in Warwick are local cousins Matthew and Andrew Loy, who will be racing in the Cosmic Enterprises Junior Dragster and R.D. Williams Excavator Parts Modified brackets respectively.
Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew and 13-year-old Matthew – both of Warwick and part of a large drag racing family – are hoping that sportsman racers and fans statewide get behind all of the rounds of the new series, starting with the action at their local drag strip.
“This is a great idea for the racers, something we haven’t had before and I really hope the competitors get behind it and travel to all of the events on the calendar,” Andrew Loy said.
“Drag racing is something that we all love. That adrenalin rush just gets to you, so it’s great to see something new for the racers and I encourage everyone to get behind it.”
Matthew, whose father John and uncle Chris also race in Supercharged Outlaws, is looking forward to catching up with his racing mates at all of the rounds of the series.
“The best thing about drag racing is the fun of it, seeing your mates and just getting out there and having a good time, and that is what I am looking forward to,” said Matt, who has been racing since the age of eight and took out the JBS Best Reaction Time award for the Junior Dragster category at Willowbank Raceway’s 2006 Nationals event.
“I think that it’s a really good idea that a series is coming around to all the little tracks like Warwick, and we will be going to all of the rounds so I hope lots of other racers do too.”