Driver ready to roar for restart of drag racing season
MOTORSPORT: Ash Low will head to Warwick Dragway this weekend knowing his parents, Gary and Deb, will be in the pits to prepare the car for each pass.
The Toowoomba-based driver is a long-time member of the Warwick District Drag Racing Association.
He will compete on Saturday in the DAS Contracting Sutton Family Bracket Series and Sunday at the Six Banger Nationals.
"The main crew member is Dad but Mum will also be there, as well as good mate Andrew Hoey,” Low said.
"Andrew will race a blown six-cylinder.”
Low works in sales at Autobarn, his major sponsor. For the first time, a second employee from Autobarn, Rob Hendry, will compete at the drags in Warwick.
Low started his career in a 1977 Holden Torana then put in a six-cylinder 179 Holden motor.
"My dial-in time for Warwick Dragway is around 8.2 seconds.”
Many competitions in Warwick are determined by drivers being as close as possible to their dial-in time.
Low won fast street at the Six Banger Nationals in 2017 and won nostalgia street in the Dragfest series last year.
Hendry will run on Sunday in his Holden VC Commodore with a 202 motor, he is starting his career with just the one competition this weekend.
Low is keen to race in Saturday's bracket meeting and build club championship points but wants to go to another level on Sunday at the Six Banger Nationals.
”My first meeting was the Six Bangers in 2013,” he said.
"The Six Bangers are in memory of Mark Stewart and many of his friends helped me with the car.”
Mark and his wife, Lyn, were the instigators of the Six Bangers, which are being held for the 12th time.
Their son, Norm, will drive a pass in Mark's altered before six-banger racing starts on Sunday.
This meeting will be the first since the association's winter recess and is expected to attract 100 competitors.
Gates open at 7am Saturday, qualifying from 10am and racing from 3.30pm.
On Sunday, gates open at 8am, qualifying 10am and racing from 12.30pm.