Willowbank Raceway Outlaws winner Bill Fletcher.
Willowbank Raceway Outlaws winner Bill Fletcher. dragphotos.com.au

Track championship reaches top gear at Willowbank

MORE than 200 entrants provided competitive head-to-head action during the sixth round of the Queensland Drag Racing Championship at Willowbank Raceway.

With only a few points separating the top contenders for the track championship, Saturday's event was important for racers to chase down the wins.

Only one round remains for the 2016 QDRC season.

The latest round featured racing in the Modified, Super Sedan, Super Street, Modified Bike, Junior Dragster and crowd favourite Outlaws brackets, along with one of the most exciting new brackets - the Drag Radial.

In a father-son final for the QDRC Outlaws, Bill Fletcher took on son Josh Fletcher to take home the win.

Lucas Holz took the lead for championship points with a win in Super Street.

After making it to the finals two rounds in a row, Dominic Nipperress was able to take home the win for Junior Dragster.

Saturday's racing also produced wins for Max Carpenter for Super Sedan, Ken Collin in Modified Bike and Andrew Sargent taking home the trophy in the Modified bracket.

The Drag Radial series had 65 racers in a variety of cars racing down the 1/8th mile, all with radial tyres.

The competition included turbo cars from Sydney, nitrous powered cars from Melbourne and all the local racers wanting to win the coveted championship.

Greg Emberley took home the championship belt. He sealed the deal in the last round of racing by five points over runner-up Brian Ward.

Drag racing fans were also treated to a bonus session of testing that included the popular "Rocketship'' wheelstander piloted by Kaine Schwarz and the Outlaw Nitro Funny Car "Bumble Bee" driven by usual Rocketship pilot Dan Donnelly.

Both DBS racing drivers consistently put down good passes.

Donnelly looked comfortable in the driver's seat of the family Funny Car. He pumped out a new personal best of 5.84 at 245.99.

Next up for Willowbank Raceway is the Eighth Mile Series on Saturday, followed by the finals for the Street Series during the October 1 (Powder Puff) and October 8 (Street Sedan, Street Bike) Test n Tune events.

The final round of the QDRC is on October 29.



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