Hidden Valley put on a show Friday night giving the crowd a taste of what’s to come at the 2015 Season Opener on the 16th of May.
Over 100 racers turned out to test and tune their machines with one of those being our very own track Chief Glenn Bull. After a 7 years hiatus from racing, Glenn dusted off the race suit to get back in the driver’s seat. After a few test passes, his first full pass with the new combo saw a personal best of 8.51 @ 158mph.
“After 7 years of not racing you can imagine I’m a bit rusty, but it was great to get the altered down the track and we are confident there is more to come out of this car.” said Glenn Bull
Another driver getting his first taste of the track in a new vehicle was Troy Wittwer, although Troy and this car are no strangers to racing at Hidden Valley this was the first time that the two have come together.
“I’ve raced at Hidden Valley for many years and in many different cars but it was great to get some testing under my belt in the studibaker.” said Wittwer.
A couple of oil downs during the night slowed racing down a bit, but our hats go off the all our Track Crew for working hard to get it all cleaned up and everyone racing again in great time.
The event came to a spectacular end with a huge turnout of cars eagerly awaiting to fry their tyres in the newly named Cairns Industries Colosseum.
Next event Beat the Heat of Street on the 8th of May, Gates open at 6pm, racing from 7pm. For more information go to www.hiddenvalleydrags.com.
Image courtesy: Edmund Forman / www.highrpm.com.au