Round 2 of the Track Championship Series was run on Saturday night at Hidden Valley Drag Strip and while there was a strong racer turnout in all fields it was a race against the weather.
Jay Bouchere debuted his new supercharged Altered at the track on the weekend doing licensing passes. This newly built car had all the machining and fabrication work done by Bouchere himself.
“It feels great to finally be in the car after putting so much hard work into its construction” said Bouchere.
“With the assistance of crew chief Barry Webber and my crew, Chaise Bouchere, Aaron Webber along with the entire Bouchere and Webber families I’m looking forward to the rest of the season”
Sporting a supercharged 366 small block Chev, the vibrant barbados green machine will be one to watch this season.??The weather wasn’t the only issue on the night. The Wurth Camaro of Peter Coles came out for his first pass of the night only to have an injector line come off as he left the startline causing the cylinders to lean out and the car to catch fire. With damage to his engine this may see a season cut short for Coles.
Other competitors were able to get two rounds of racing under their belt before the rain set in and ended the night early. The risk of rain was always there after earlier forecasts, however the gamble was taken to give racers the track time.??”We are coming into the traditional long five week break while the complex is locked down for V8 set up and pack down, so it was crucial to give the local racers track time especially with the ANDRA Drag Racing Series being our next round of racing” said President Scott MacLean.
Hidden Valley will play host to Round 1 of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series on 17th and 18th of July, with Top Alcohol and Top Doorslammer set to rumble the Valley.
Image courtesy: Edmund Forman, www.highrpm.com.au