What an explosive weekend of racing at the Steel City Race Way on the 3rd and 4th October, with 25 of the toughest Supercharged Outlaw cars, Nitro Funny Car, Jet Cars and Fireworks spectators had a lot to smile about.
Saturday 3rd October was Round 1 of the Club Championship with the weather conditions being quite testing; we still saw some close and competitive racing. Super Sedan saw Tony Miskelly in his AMX Hornet take the win in the Max Cranes Lane 1 running a 5.934 @ 109.07 mph on a 5.92 dial in over Danny Buccella who ran a 6.441 on a 5.91 dial in.
Long-time racer Neville Herreen took the win in Super Street in his immaculate Holden Torana in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 running a 7.065 @ 97.16mph on a 7.06 dial in over Michael Bridges who broke out running a 7.292 on a 7.32 dial in. With a great turn out of cars for Modified Eliminator the biggest field the track has seen for some time saw Simon Barlow and Andrew Braithwaite in the finals. Braithwaite giving the win to Barlow after running a -.399 red light, Barlow running a 5.28 @ 94.68 mph on a 4.75 dial in Max Cranes Lane 1, Derryn McGregor a huge supporter and rider from Mildura took the win in Modified Bike on his Honda CBR running a 7.109 @ 102.37 mph on a 6.95 dial in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 over local rider Malcolm Price who ran a 6.62 @ 115.51 mph on a 6.50 dial in. While Street Challenge was only a small field local racer Cameron VanDijk took the win in Hi-Tec Oils Lane 2 over Dianne Patrick after she ran a red light. Junior Dragsters was a battle between the girls and boys and Shari Young took the win in Max Cranes Lane 1 after Josh Baker pulled a red light.
With Round 1 done and the weather gods on our side racers returned to the track on Sunday 4th October for the biggest event the Steel City Drag Way has staged hosting the inaugural Steel City Supercharged Shootout.