Greenbank Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Darren Fry hopes to hit the winner’s circle for the second time in the history of the Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race when he competes for the first time this season in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series at Willowbank Raceway on Easter Saturday (April 4).
Fry was a winner at the inaugural Super 3 in 2013 and is a big fan of the short, punchy show utilising the three round format – this time over one day instead of two.
“These meetings are great,” says Fry. “You know you have to be on the money from the start which is what makes it interesting.
“We don’t get three chances to qualify and get a handle on the track so this is where having knowledgeable team members becomes absolutely crucial. We have some of the best people on our crew and without them we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have in such a short amount of time.
“I also need to make sure I live up to my end of the deal and drive to the best of my ability. Being a team that doesn’t hit the track very often it feels brand new every time I step in the car. A little bit of luck also helps!
“We also have a new sponsor on-board – Hi-Tec Oils – who are a wonderful addition to the team and along with Noonan Race Engineering make hitting the track possible.”
The Dazza’s Steel Fabrication Funny Car Team have been busy the past few months freshening up inventory and finding time to visit the US on a fact finding mission to enable the small budget team to compete with the best.
And when the best are running numbers like Gary Phillips, John Cannuli and Craig Glassby have already this season, Fry knows he needs bring it.
“Full credit needs to be given to Phillips, Glassby and Cannuli. Anyone running the numbers they have should be extremely proud of themselves.
“We do hope to be up there with them which is why we put 100 per cent into our car and are always working behind the scenes even when we can’t leave our business to race across the country.”
The Santo’s Super 3 Extreme Drag Race Event will be a one-day Easter Saturday spectacular with Top Fuel and Top Alcohol set to headline an action-packed four and a half hour ‘short and sharp’ show.
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