Funny Cars Return Down Under

Nitro funnycars will finally return to Australia's Drag strips in an exciting new concept in local drag racing. Recent guest on "In Pit Lane", Garry McGrath said the format will feature 3 funny cars taking on 3 top fuellers in a Chicago Shootout...

Nitro funnycars will finally return to Australia's Drag strips in an exciting new concept in local drag racing.

Recent guest on "In Pit Lane", Garry McGrath said the format will feature 3 funny cars taking on 3 top fuellers in a Chicago Shootout format handicapped on National records.

There will be 3 heats each featuring one funny car and one top fueller. A backup car of each type will be on hand to ensure a full field at each meeting.

The format apparently has the backing of Calder Park and other local promoters and will also feature a whole new style of coordinated mechandising and marketing.

McGrath will return to the drivers seat of one of the funny cars which will also feature state of the art new body styles from the US as well as different paint schemes targeting different sections of the crowd including a "cartoon character" theme for children.

Garry's new Top Fueler which was a runner up at this years nationals will continue to driven by Terry Sainty but only until Garry's daughter Rachel qualifies for her TF licence.

-- Brett Ramsey

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Series Drag
Drivers Terry Sainty