Victor Bray Resets Doorslammer World Record

BRAY'S WORLD RECORD AGAIN Victor Bray regained his position as the world's fastest sedan drag racer at Willowbank Raceway during the Winter's Smash Repairs Track Championship Grand Finals last night. Bray recorded a time of 6.365 seconds and ...

BRAY'S WORLD RECORD AGAIN

Victor Bray regained his position as the world's fastest sedan drag racer at Willowbank Raceway during the Winter's Smash Repairs Track Championship Grand Finals last night. Bray recorded a time of 6.365 seconds and stepped his Castrol GP50 Chevrolet Top Doorslammer up to a stunning speed of 229.94 miles an hour (370.06kph) on his final run of the night to eclipse the previous mark of 229.24 mph set by Peter Gratz last month. The record was almost broken on Bray's first run of the day when he blasted out standing quarter mile figures of 6.257 seconds at 229.01 miles an hour.

Bray's Castrol GP50 Chevrolet had been experiencing severe problems putting power to the track at recent events and after spending numerous test sessions trying to calm the car down by reducing power, Bray elected on the reverse strategy and stepped up the horsepower output of the car dramatically.

"We came here to do some more testing of our chassis setup to try and overcome the tyre shake we've been having," said Bray. "Backing the car down hasn't been working so we went the other way. Our first run told the story. The speed was great but most importantly at 6.25 it was also quick. We've spent over six months trying to get things to work off the start line as well as they were in the second half of the track. That run lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. After that all we wanted was another fast one to back it up and prove it was real. The final run wasn't perfect and I had to lift off the throttle a bit at one stage but when it buzzed through the lights I knew it was fast and I was just hoping it was fast enough. "

Speaking of the world record Bray added, "After holding the record for so long it stung when Gratzy took it off us last month. It's great that we've been able to respond so quickly and get it back. This will make the Americans sit up and take notice. The next targets are for our Castrol GP50 Chevy to be the first in the world to run 6.1 seconds and the first to run over 230 miles an hour."

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