FIVE FIRST TIME SUMMIT WINNERS AT SENSATIONAL SOUTH COAST

The action came thick and fast at South Coast Raceway for Round 7 of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series.
 
Several first time winners climbed to the top of the podium while an older legendary face of ANDRA Drag Racing won his first National event in 18 years.
 
First time winners included Wayne Talbot (Timic Hot Rod Supplies Supercharged Outlaws), Paul Russo (Advanced Engine Reconditioning Top Sportsman), Gordon Crawford (Modified Bike), Chris Tatchell (Super Street) and Natalie Bishop (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster). 
 
Those lucky enough to pick up another National event win included Craig Geddes (Bullet Cylinder Heads Super Comp), Simon Barlow (Victorian Drag Racers Club Modified), Colin Griffin (Super Gas) and for the first time since the 1998 Nationals the ‘Bricklayer’ Graeme Cooper (Quickfuel Technology Super Sedan). 
 
 
 
 

SUNNY SOUTH COAST RACEWAY SHINES AGAIN

 
South Coast Raceway is a favourite among Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series racers around the country and it lived up to its reputation as a first class eighth-mile drag strip during qualifying under sunny, blue skies.
 
The Portland track could see at least two additional eighth-mile National Records added to it’s growing list of achievements as Jim Ioannidis and Jamie Chaisty engaged in a Bullet Cylinder Heads Super Comp shootout to decide the number one qualifier.
 
 

Thanks To Our Sportsman Event Sponsors

South Coast Raceway would like to thank the following bracket sponsors for coming on board for Round 7 of the Summit Sportsman series at Portland.

Super Street                   Seaport Motors
Junior Dragster                Summit Racing Equipment
Modified Bike                  Tim Campbell Motorcycles
Super Gas                     Hallidays Butchers
Super Sedan                  Quick Fuel Technologies
Modified Dragster             Victorian Drag Racers Club
Top Sportsman                Advanced Performance Engines
Supercharged Outlaws       Timic Hotrod Supplies
Super Comp                   Bullet Cylinder Heads

     

 

Dave Yanko Swaps Four Wheels For Two

David Yanko, 2015 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series runner up in Super Sedan, will lose two wheels at the next National Championship event in his hometown Portland on January 16-17.

A self confessed “bike guy all my life”, Yanko was forced to find a new ride for a local upcoming meet at South Coast Raceway when an errant piston punched a hole through the engine of his Holden HQ Ute.

With encouragement from 2013 Modified Bike Champion and good friend Gavin Dohnt, Yanko went into his shed and pulled out a Ducati that his son had been racing in the Australian BEARS Series and entered Portland’s Golden Bars event.

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