Kwinana Motorplex dragging out the jet stream for season finale


Jet-powered dragsters, reaching speeds up to 480km/h, will thunder down the Kwinana Motorplex dragstrip in the season finale on Saturday night.
Jet-powered dragsters, reaching speeds up to 480km/h, will thunder down the Kwinana Motorplex dragstrip in the season finale on Saturday night.

KWINANA and Rockingham motorsport fans will be treated to a spectacular drag-racing finale tomorrow, with the track championship climax to also feature four jet dragsters, three outlaw nitro funny cars and eight nitro bikes.

The USA’s Chuck Haynes will again be chasing a 300mph (482km/h) goal in the Volcano jet dragster, claiming he will shave off his well-established moustache if he can reach the target.

Fellow American Curt White, South African Pieter De Wit and Australian Daniel Miocevich will be joining in the jet-powered shenanigans.

The Beach Bomb outlaw nitro funny car driven by Andrew Katavatis will take the track in pursuit of a new personal best before winter.

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Katavatis will be up against rookie Emma Begley and the busy Frank Taylor, who will be taking a break from his top doorslammer to drive Andrew Minogue’s nitro Ford Mustang.

The nitro action continues with the nitro bikes, with Mark Drew, Jay Upton and Benny Stevens among the stars who will be riding.

In the top comp division, Adam Marchant, Steve Aldridge and John Zappia are locked together in the points chase.

They are looking for strong performances in what are expected to be cool air conditions, producing massive amounts of horsepower.

The grand final begins at 10am, with the main show from 5.30pm at the Kwinana Motorplex.