For the third weekend in a row, Brisbane-based ‘The Pom’ Steve Read will be on the road with the Team RSR Top Fuel Dragster. This time however, it’s all business.
“The past two weekends, the RSR Dragster has been at McDonalds Ipswich for McHappy Day and last Friday we were part of the very successful Friday Night Drags concept at the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercar round”, Read said.
“This weekend, it’s race mode. As much fun as we’ve had the last 2 weeks, it’s time to go out and play the role of spoiler in this Top Fuel Championship dog-fight”.
Phil Lamattina and Alan Dobson are locked in a Top Fuel championship points battle that will be decided at this weekend’s Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway, October 31 – November 2.
“We know how to run with these bigger teams”, Read smiled. “Between the Lamattina’s and Rapisarda Autosport, there’s four cars – two of those are in championship mode, while they also have teammates that can shake things up. We’ll be going out there running our own race and throwing a spanner in the works”.
The Australian Nationals winner’s circle is a place Read last visited in 2009 in a spectacular debut of his current dragster, in partnership with Dwayne Riley.
“We won the Nationals in ’09 straight out of the trailer with a bunch of 4.70s and a 4.68 to top qualify”, Read said.
“We have our own agenda this weekend, and that is to be in the Winner’s Circle at the 2014 Australian Nationals on Sunday afternoon,” Read smiled.
The 2014 Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway begins Friday October 31st, through Sunday November 2.
Top Fuel Qualifying Sessions on Saturday – 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Top Fuel Eliminations on Sunday begin at 12pm
For more information, visit http://www.sydneydragway.com.au/events/2014-australian-nationals/
Image courtesy: dragphotos.com.au