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The weather is looking awesome and its shaping up to be a great day of racing this Saturday for the Wild Bunch Wars at South Coast Raceway.
Just confirming for those that have asked online website entries have closed, but you can still enter at the gate on Saturday morning
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DIAMOND T PROUDLY BACKING PRO STOCK AT 51st WINTERNATIONALS
FRIDAY 8TH JUNE, 2018
Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes have thrown their support behind the cut-throat Pro Stock Eliminator category for the 51st edition of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway this weekend, June 7-10.
The Browns Plains, QLD based custom tool box manufacturers are thrilled to be naming rights sponsors for the first time at the Ipswich mega-event.
“Key to our growth at Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes has been an obsession with fine detail, high quality craftsmanship, custom design and functionality in our end product”, Diamond T Products GM, Wayne Daley said.
“When you look at all these stunning Pro Stock cars, that same work ethic from the teams, the attention to detail, presentation and performance is what it takes to be competitive. We share those common values, which makes this partnership with the Pro Stock category such an ideal fit for this incredible event”.
Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes have seen an increase in demand throughout Australia over the past 5 years, with many leading Auto chains and hardware stores stocking more of the Diamond T range, while custom orders have continued to grow.
“We’re proud to be Australian owned and deliver ready-made and custom Toolboxes that exceed the expectations of our customers”, Daley said.
“We can’t wait to be a part of the drama, the excitement and spectacle of Pro Stock at the Winternationals. A win at this event is a milestone in any racer’s career”.
Qualifying for Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes Pro Stock gets under way on Friday 8th June. Qualifying continues on Saturday 9th and Final Eliminations will decide who is crowned the Winternationals champion on Sunday 10th.
Visit www.diamondtproducts.com to learn more about the range of custom toolbox options for your workshop or race team. If you’re in the Brisbane area, call in to their showroom at 15 Enterprise Way, Browns Plains and meet Wayne and the team.
The 51st Annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich, Queensland, is the largest Drag Racing event held outside North America, attracting 35,000 race fans over 4 action-packed days.
For ticket and event info, visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au
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PORTERS RACING READY FOR WINTERS GOLD
The Porters Racing team from Mackay Qld has had some time away from the race track in the past season or so, but the Family team is happy to tell that they are making the trip to Willowbank Raceway for the 51st Gulf Western Oils Winternationals, and they aren’t coming just to make numbers.
Team Owner Paul Porter said “ This is the 18th Winternationals event we competed in, with 11 of these years in the very competitive Pro Stock category. Unfortunately we weren’t in a position to do all rounds throughout the season, but will be treating this round very seriously with the aim of a 400 Thunder Gold Christmas Tree “.
“ Since the January round at Willowbank, the car has been totally pulled apart from top to tail. The engine has been fully refreshed and John Barbagallo has worked around the clock extracting every little bit of horsepower out of this engine . We originally intended to debut our new JB engine at this meeting , but with fuel changes on the horizon, decided to work with our number 2 engine, but with many changes” commented Team Driver Scott Porter.
A huge effort has gone into the clutch, transmission and chassis so the team is looking to find a baseline early at the Winters Warm up (June 2-3) with the refreshed set up and extra horsepower.
Paul and Scott would like to thank John Barbagallo of JB Automotive Nth Qld for his continued support , expertise and dedication with our engine program.
Thanks also to Paul Drady of Plucka’s Race Craft for his chassis assistance .
To our crew of Jason & Terry Hethorn, John McIntosh and newbie Kellie Aislabie. We thank you for the hard work that keeps our car out on the track .
We invite all fans and supporters to drop in and see us in the pits and share this experience.
BILL PERDIKARIS GEARED UP FOR WINTERNATIONALS
Bill Perdikaris is a quiet spoken, and always a somewhat dark horse in Pro Stock.
Perdikaris hasn't contested any of the previous rounds this year, But assures us that the car and team are ready, and they are excited to go testing at Sydney Dragway in preparation for the 400 Thunder Gulf Western Oils 51st Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway.
"We have been spending a lot of time on the dyno chasing horsepower with these new fuels, and feel now we should have a engine that is making good power. With Championship points irrelevant to us, The weekend will be about getting win lights and Proving the Perdikaris Ford Power" said Perdikaris.
"We are confident that if the conditions are there, we look to improve on our personal best Et 6.983 196 mph And are hoping to get into that elusive 6.8 second zone that all the teams seem to be heading for. Testing in Sydney will hopefully get the Team and Myself settled back behind the wheel, and some gearing changes to be made for the new horsepower - But overall we are quite excited about just getting back out in front of the fans", smiled Bill.
Ford Fans will be happy to see there is 3 cars representing the "Blue Oval" out the 14 cars entered for the Winternationals, and Bill Perdikaris is leading the charge as the Fastest Ford Pro Stocker in the country.
For more information about the 51st Annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, head to www.willowbankraceway.com.au
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Beauchamp ready for challenge
Paul Beauchamp and the Beauchamp Motorsport team are heading to the 2018 Gulf Western Oils Winternationals with the intentions of getting back on track, and getting in some solid passes with a refreshed setup.
“For qualifying we will be just trying to find a baseline tune to get the car from A to B along with trying to qualify in such a quality field. We’ve taken a good break from the class of Pro Stock, but we’re glad to be making a “comeback” if you would call it that” Laughs Paul.
“For us It’s all about just working as a team to ensure everything is right on the day and making the most of lining up and dropping the clutch. It is going to be tough especially with so many 6 second capable cars in the class, but that won’t stop us!! At the end of the day we are here just like everyone else to go and run for a 400 Thunder Gold Christmas Tree, although just making it to Raceday will be a bonus on our first meeting back.”
If you’re coming out to the track from June 7-10 make sure you drop in and see the crew and say hi, check the car out and ask some questions. Schedule is to be on track Friday, Saturday and if the stars align Sundayalong with the rest of the Group 1 categories.
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WAYNE DALEY AIMS FOR WINNING TO FINISH SEASON.
BRISBANE, QLD. (17/05/2018):, Wayne Daley steered the Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes Dodge to the winner’s circle at Sydney Dragway earlier this month claiming maximum points in the process . Now he and his team are looking to repeat that dominance of the Pro Stock category at the upcoming Gulf Western Oils Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway June 7-10.
The 2018 season started slowly for Daley, missing the first round due to work commitments, then the second round planned for Melbourne’s Calder Park was cancelled due to track safety concerns. The journey to Adelaide for round three at the Southern Thunder event proved a trying time for the team as they suffered fuel and electrical gremlins all weekend before finishing off by side swiping the safety wall mid track.
“Going into the Sydney event we weren’t in the Championship hunt, so our thoughts were purely about testing in race conditions,” said Wayne Daley, “but as any racer will tell you, if there’s a chance of turning win lights on all day and taking home a trophy, that’s what you’ll do. We’ve known for a while we have a winning combination, Aaron (Tremayne) from Tremaniac Racing has given us the horsepower, and with his extra guidance at the track we are now getting a good handle on the car set up,” he added.
The tale of the times tell the story.
- Test Session 6.94
- 1st Round 6.90 Win Over Rick Chilton
- 2nd Round 6.92 Win over Bruce Leake
- Final 6.90 Win over Aaron Tremayne
- All runs being the quickest elapsed time of the session
Looking forward to the season finale at the Winternationals, Daley said “The plan is to continue refining our clutch and chassis set up to apply more of the Tremaniac Power we have under the bonnet, and work towards a fast, but consistent car. We can’t get on the championship podium this season but it would be nice to consolidate of fourth position with an event win then have a real shot at the 2019 Pro Stock Title. It’s all thanks to Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes for their ongoing support, Peter Wells for getting the car repaired after Adelaide, Tremaniac Racing, and all my hard working crew that keep this car going rounds."
About: Wayne Daley Motorsports:
Crew; Wayne Daley, Anna Daley, Haylee Daley, Brett Reilly, Erin Patrick, John Horan, Justin Paige
Australian Pro Stock Team Owner/Driver: Wayne Daley
Engine/Car: 400cui Prepared by #TremaniacRacing
2011 Dodge Avenger Best ET: 6.901 198MPH
About: Willowbank Winternationals:
The biggest race of the year is back at Willowbank Raceway for its 51st running. Conducted from Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10 it is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America, and the final round of the 400 Thunder season for all categories of racing.
From the amazing flame-throwing Top Fuelers through to Junior Dragsters, more than 500 cars and motorcycles from all over the country will be on track over the four big days of racing. Wayne Daley Motorsport will be contesting the Diamond T Custom Tool Boxes sponsored Pro Stock category.
For spectator information or ticket sales go to http://www.willowbankraceway.com.au/