Sydney Santo’s Summer Thunder last weekend was our first tilt at 400 Thunder’s new format.
1 practice run and 3 rounds of racing, with all cars running, no eliminations and points decided on round wins as well as fastest to slowest times each run.
Turnaround times were tight and all runs counted for points, so it was an entirely new way of racing, where consistency counts.
Happily, we ran 6.0 in our midday practice and 6.0 again in both rounds 1 and 2, then 5.9 in round 3, with wins in rounds 2 and 3 and a loss in round 1 due to a red light. This left us 4th in the points for the day – a midfield result and fantastic for us.
Many thanks to Sydney Dragway, IHRA and 400 Thunder as well as Santo Rapisarda and all other sponsors and officials for a great event and to the 8,000 plus spectators that came on the day.
Fox Sports will run several TV shows in the next few weeks covering each class of racing.
We plan to enter the Pro Extreme class at March 25 Sydney Track championships and then prepare for 6th and 7th May Nitro Thunder, also in Sydney.
DRAG RACING ON SIGRA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
We made a youtube video of our 2014 Australian Nationals win, and ANDRA have kindly allowed us to add some video of the Saratoga from their SBS TV shows.
Sigra video is the first 7 minutes and then 5 more minutes from ANDRA: