Drivers hit track for drag meet
WARWICK District Drag Racing Association members Mark Woods and Matt Lay went one-two in the Queensland Nameplate Group modified bike bracket in round 1 of the JP Racing One-Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series at Warwick Dragway on Saturday.
Series organiser John Winterburn said the weather turned out to be perfect for a great night of racing after a light shower at 5pm.
"I was happy with the 85 nominations, particularly after the floods," he said.
"Nine drivers came from Bundaberg and said they needed a couple of days break before returning to the rebuilding and clean-up of their city.
"The high quality of the entries was amazing.
"We had dragsters worth up to $100,000 on the track."
Association president Chris Loy said one driver from Bundaberg lost six restored vehicles in the flood.
"The only one he got out was the drag racer he competed in on Saturday," Loy said.
One of the closest competitions of the day was between the Oberg brothers in junior dragster.
In the end, it was the younger of the two, Ethan, who was victorious in the final.
The association hosts its next meeting on March 23 at Warwick Dragway.
It will be the first bracket meeting of the year.