NEWS FEED

Fri Oct 19th, 2018

#SMOKEFEST COUNTDOWN!

THIS SUNDAY!

We're counting down the days to the #smokefest and thought we'd give you a sneak-peak at some of the cars that have pre-enterd! There are still some spots left, so if you think you can foot it with the big boys, you better get your entry form in to us FAST!

Here's the run-down, just in case you missed it:

4 / 6 / 8 / Rotary classes

New Young Gun class for drivers between the age of 16-18 that hold a restricted license

Entry form:
www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/…/Microsoft-Word-Burnou…

Entry Fee - $60
Gate Entry - $20
Passenger - $10

Gates open at 7am
Rego & Scutineering - 7.30 to 9.00am
Drivers Brief - 9.30am
Skidding starts at 10.00am to 4.00pm

www.facebook.com/events/241656690029009/
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#SMOKEFEST COUNTDOWN!

THIS SUNDAY!

Were counting down the days to the #smokefest and thought wed give you a sneak-peak at some of the cars that have pre-enterd! There are still some spots left, so if you think you can foot it with the big boys, you better get your entry form in to us FAST!

Heres the run-down, just in case you missed it:

4 / 6 / 8 / Rotary classes

New Young Gun class for drivers between the age of 16-18 that hold a restricted license

Entry form:
http://www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/…/Microsoft-Word-Burnou…

Entry Fee - $60
Gate Entry - $20
Passenger - $10

Gates open at 7am
Rego & Scutineering - 7.30 to 9.00am
Drivers Brief - 9.30am
Skidding starts at 10.00am to 4.00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/241656690029009/

 

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Lyall Stewart

Nickholas Robinson

Kristen Michelle

Sammie Cameron

Jake Jaslarz

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip added a new photo — with Eastwood Motor Group.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Thu Oct 18th, 2018

Wairarapa Times-Age, 18 Oct 2018.

Another great example of what the Masterton Motorplex Dragstrip is used for between meetings (y)
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Wairarapa Times-Age, 18 Oct 2018.

Another great example of what the Masterton Motorplex Dragstrip is used for between meetings (y)

Wed Oct 17th, 2018

#SMOKEFEST COUNTDOWN!

We're counting down the days to the #smokefest and thought we'd give you a sneak-peak at some of the cars that have pre-enterd! There are still some spots left, so if you think you can foot it with the big boys, you better get your entry form in to us FAST!

Here's the run-down, just in case you missed it:

THIS SUNDAY!

4 / 6 / 8 / Rotary classes

New Young Gun class for drivers between the age of 16-18 that hold a restricted license

Entry form:
www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Microsoft-Word-Burnout-Comp-21-Oct-2018-E...

Entry Fee - $60
Gate Entry - $20
Passenger - $10

Gates open at 7am
Rego & Scutineering - 7.30 to 9.00am
Drivers Brief - 9.30am
Skidding starts at 10.00am to 4.00pm
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#SMOKEFEST COUNTDOWN!

Were counting down the days to the #smokefest and thought wed give you a sneak-peak at some of the cars that have pre-enterd! There are still some spots left, so if you think you can foot it with the big boys, you better get your entry form in to us FAST!

Heres the run-down, just in case you missed it:

THIS SUNDAY!

4 / 6 / 8 / Rotary classes

New Young Gun class for drivers between the age of 16-18 that hold a restricted license

Entry form:
http://www.mastertonmotorplex.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Microsoft-Word-Burnout-Comp-21-Oct-2018-Entry-Form.doc.pdf

Entry Fee - $60
Gate Entry - $20
Passenger - $10

Gates open at 7am
Rego & Scutineering - 7.30 to 9.00am
Drivers Brief - 9.30am
Skidding starts at 10.00am to 4.00pm

 

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Alistair Campbell look at the au on the right

Mike Neal, Kelly Mae, Jaymz Weeks we going?

Telly Paterson

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip is at Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Mon Oct 15th, 2018

OFF SEASON RACER PROFILE #23 - CRAIG FAMILY - PETE, HINE (CAMP MOTHER) SHANE & ROB - PORIRUA

Born and raised in a single garage full of big blocks, small blocks, methanol and rubber, Shane and Rob had little choice in following their Dad Pete down the quarter mile.

A true blood, sweat and tears family, it is hard work, passion and perseverance rather than a big budget that sees Craig Family Racing turn it up meeting after meeting.

Robs 1963 EJ was built in multiple garages by the 3 Craig boys. From it's bright orange beginnings to the Matt black cult classic it is now. Running a methanol injected small block, 350 turbo trans and a flux capacitor Robs seeing some serious sh*t with a PB of 10.52 @ 124 mph. "Blackened" has a blown small block in its near future plans.

Shane, when not working on many other cars including the EJ, was instrumental in the build of the enigmatic flamed out white 1972 HQ. From chassis to engine to paint "Shooks" is the Chief Engineer. He pilots the methanol injected blown 408 big block, giving his all every time in "The Mighty HQ" Owning a PB of 8.9 @ 154 mph.

While the brothers drive, Pete oversees tunes and keeps the lads and the land rockets on track! His glory days of racing the aggressive 350 Chev powered Pop at the Aerodrome, Port Rd and AWA straight are something of Craig Family Racing folklore. Pete and the team are planning another monster to race at the best international drag strip in Masterton.

Special thanks to Neil Robertson and Family, Terry and Adam Patterson, Upper Hutt Glass, Paul Freeman and the Craig Family Race Team - Hine, Nadine, Sarah, Josh, Hayley, Brayden, Jesse, Cooper, Taylor, Emily and Nige! And of course the 'Chute guys and everyone MMP related.
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OFF SEASON RACER PROFILE #23 - CRAIG FAMILY - PETE, HINE (CAMP MOTHER) SHANE & ROB - PORIRUA

Born and raised in a single garage full of big blocks, small blocks, methanol and rubber, Shane and Rob had little choice in following their Dad Pete down the quarter mile.

A true blood, sweat and tears family, it is hard work, passion and perseverance rather than a big budget that sees Craig Family Racing turn it up meeting after meeting.

Robs 1963 EJ was built in multiple garages by the 3 Craig boys. From its bright orange beginnings to the Matt black cult classic it is now. Running a methanol injected small block, 350 turbo trans and a flux capacitor Robs seeing some serious sh*t with a PB of 10.52 @ 124 mph. Blackened has a blown small block in its near future plans.

Shane, when not working on many other cars including the EJ, was instrumental in the build of the enigmatic flamed out white 1972 HQ. From chassis to engine to paint Shooks is the Chief Engineer. He pilots the methanol injected blown 408 big block, giving his all every time in The Mighty HQ Owning a PB of 8.9 @ 154 mph.

While the brothers drive, Pete oversees tunes and keeps the lads and the land rockets on track! His glory days of racing the aggressive 350 Chev powered Pop at the Aerodrome, Port Rd and AWA straight are something of Craig Family Racing folklore. Pete and the team are planning another monster to race at the best international drag strip in Masterton.

Special thanks to Neil Robertson and Family, Terry and Adam Patterson, Upper Hutt Glass, Paul Freeman and the Craig Family Race Team - Hine, Nadine, Sarah, Josh, Hayley, Brayden, Jesse, Cooper, Taylor, Emily and Nige! And of course the Chute guys and everyone MMP related.

 

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Britt Price 😍😍

Well done Pog and Co keep it up🏁😎🍾

Awesome family team.

love that HQ

Great right up team Craig

That’s my boys! I hope to be able to come and be part of the excitement this season.

Porirua hard core ☝️that's how you do it go team Craig 👍

I love that hq shit its cool

Nice👍😀😀

Brilliant!

Proud to be part of it

Keri Taylor

Nice write up on the whanau.

Excellent write up there guys,proud to be part of it....Whanau for life.

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip is with Monique Duckett and Rex Duckett at Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Tue Oct 9th, 2018

OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #22-THE DUCKETT FAMILY-OTAKI

We have been racing for 20 years starting with the iconic Viva which we called PitRat I, the next vehicle was the 88 Corvette, PitRat II and now the 2012 Pontiac GXP, PitRat III.

The GXP is powered by a 632ci Steve Schmidt engine with NOS. Last season we run in Top Street with our best ET of 7.46 @ 186.69 mph naturally aspirated

Rex has taken 5 2NZ, 3 in Super Sedan in the Corvette and 2 in Top Street, 1 in the Corvette and 1 in the GXP

This season we plan to use the NOS so we will be going quicker hoping to nudge into the 6 second area.
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OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #22-THE DUCKETT FAMILY-OTAKI

We have been racing for 20 years starting with the iconic Viva which we called PitRat I, the next vehicle was the 88 Corvette, PitRat II and now the 2012 Pontiac GXP, PitRat III. 

 The GXP is powered by a 632ci Steve Schmidt engine with NOS. Last season we run in Top Street with our best ET of 7.46 @ 186.69 mph naturally aspirated

Rex has taken 5 2NZ, 3 in Super Sedan in the Corvette and 2 in Top Street, 1 in the Corvette and 1 in the GXP

This season we plan to use the NOS so we will be going quicker hoping to nudge into the 6 second area.

 

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Can't wait to see this with Nos.

Go cuz

Well done team PitRat 👍

Hi sorry to disturb can u gays tel me when is the next drag racing and where is it

Thanks

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip is with Kurt Goodin and Nigel Goodin at Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Mon Oct 1st, 2018

OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #21-THE GOODIN FAMILY-MASTERTON

The Goodin's are a family passionate about the sport and have been following it since they were little. Mum and dad taking us along to the drags at the aerodrome. When it was definite that the new track was being built, dad (Nigel) sold his Corvettes and purchased the 1970 Chevy Nova (NOVADOSE) from Georgia USA.

The rest is history! Kurt and Nigel shared the driving up until last season. Kurt now won’t let dad back in the seat.
Runs a 582cube big block chev and powerglide.

Best et: 9.5sec@143mph and famous for the half track burnouts.

We’ve got the car dialled in running bang on our dial ins every run but after winning the 50th nz nationals we decided she needed a birthday. The car was put on a chassis table and absolutely gutted. New chassis, weigh reduction, lower and faster is the goal and we will find out in November.

Huge thanks to;
Hayden Parker of Custom Works Automotive. Danny Thompson of La Wellington Shipping. Drapers Earthmoving. Julian Cheer. Terry Lynch. Cheers Autos. Upper Hutt Glass. Paragon Kennels. Kurt Goodin Artworks.
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OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #21-THE GOODIN FAMILY-MASTERTON

The Goodins are a family passionate about the sport and have been following it since they were little. Mum and dad taking us along to the drags at the aerodrome. When it was definite that the new track was being built, dad (Nigel) sold his Corvettes and purchased the 1970 Chevy Nova (NOVADOSE) from Georgia USA.

The rest is history! Kurt and Nigel shared the driving up until last season. Kurt now won’t let dad back in the seat. 
Runs a 582cube big block chev and powerglide.

Best et: 9.5sec@143mph and famous for the half track burnouts. 

We’ve got the car dialled in running bang on our dial ins every run but after winning the 50th nz nationals we decided she needed a birthday. The car was put on a chassis table and absolutely gutted. New chassis, weigh reduction, lower and faster is the goal and we will find out in November. 

Huge thanks to;
Hayden Parker of Custom Works Automotive. Danny Thompson of La Wellington Shipping. Drapers Earthmoving. Julian Cheer. Terry Lynch. Cheers Autos. Upper Hutt Glass. Paragon Kennels. Kurt Goodin Artworks.

 

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Shelley Luff Brent Kumeroa coopers idol & fave car lol!

Can't wait for new combo and 3/4 track skids.

Always a great car to watch. One of my faves.

Stop swearing Guy. Don't you mean full track burnouts. I'm sure it was just a typo.

Awesome car. Love it.

Go the ‘Goodins’

Bring it on I say!!!!! - can’t wait my family ov the hill Janice Goodin, Nigel Goodin

Great effort team Goodin

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Sun Sep 30th, 2018

KIWI THUNDER - GROUP ONE NATIONAL SERIES

The 2018-2019 season of drag racing is gearing up to be a significant occasion, where, for the first time ever, the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series will take our best drag strips ‘by the horns’. This joint series will see the best in the country lining up side-by-side, with Top Alcohol and Top Door-slammer Group One competitors battling it out for top spot on the NZ drag racing podium. Held over four meetings at both Masterton Motorplex and Meremere Dragway venues, the series has been developed by track promotors Gary Bogaart (Meremere) and Bob Wilton (Masterton), with the sole objective of bringing all Group One racers back together, regardless of governing body. With neither IHRA nor NZDRA running a group one points series in NZ this season Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series promises to be an exciting show, with NZ’s fastest racers all competing head-to-head. “We believe that this series will benefit drag racing tremendously and will give the biggest show to the spectators they have ever seen with these two classes”, says Wilton, who has over 25 years of experience in running drag racing events. “Both venues are superb, and will provide the best available traction for NZ’s quickest and fastest Group One racers, as well as providing the best amenities for our spectators”.

The first meeting to be held at Meremere Dragway, January 12 (also the Wellington Invasion meeting) will be a one-day meeting, however all of the following meetings, Masterton Motorplex 16th & 17th February, (also the Auckland Invasion) Meremere Dragway 9th & 10th March, and Masterton Motorplex 23rd & 24th March, will all be two-day meetings.

Race format:

• The first meeting (Meremere Dragway) will be a one-day meeting, Pro Ladder (5 rounds) with racer return and non-qualifiers running of the back of the field.

• All two-day meetings will be Pro Ladder (5 rounds) with racer return and non-qualifiers running of the back of the field.

More information will be provided as it comes to hand.

For more details contact:
Bob Wilton (0274) 494 995, bobwilton@mastertonmotorplex.co.nz or
Gary Bogaart (0274) 056 060, meremeredragway@xtra.co.nz
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KIWI THUNDER - GROUP ONE NATIONAL SERIES

The 2018-2019 season of drag racing is gearing up to be a significant occasion, where, for the first time ever, the Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series will take our best drag strips ‘by the horns’. This joint series will see the best in the country lining up side-by-side, with Top Alcohol and Top Door-slammer Group One competitors battling it out for top spot on the NZ drag racing podium. Held over four meetings at both Masterton Motorplex and Meremere Dragway venues, the series has been developed by track promotors Gary Bogaart (Meremere) and Bob Wilton (Masterton), with the sole objective of bringing all Group One racers back together, regardless of governing body. With neither IHRA nor NZDRA running a group one points series in NZ this season Kiwi Thunder Group One National Series promises to be an exciting show, with NZ’s fastest racers all competing head-to-head. “We believe that this series will benefit drag racing tremendously and will give the biggest show to the spectators they have ever seen with these two classes”, says Wilton, who has over 25 years of experience in running drag racing events. “Both venues are superb, and will provide the best available traction for NZ’s quickest and fastest Group One racers, as well as providing the best amenities for our spectators”.

The first meeting to be held at Meremere Dragway, January 12 (also the Wellington Invasion meeting) will be a one-day meeting, however all of the following meetings, Masterton Motorplex 16th & 17th February, (also the Auckland Invasion) Meremere Dragway 9th & 10th March, and Masterton Motorplex 23rd & 24th March, will all be two-day meetings.

Race format:

• The first meeting (Meremere Dragway) will be a one-day meeting, Pro Ladder (5 rounds) with racer return and non-qualifiers running of the back of the field.

• All two-day meetings will be Pro Ladder (5 rounds) with racer return and non-qualifiers running of the back of the field.

More information will be provided as it comes to hand.

For more details contact:
Bob Wilton (0274) 494 995, bobwilton@mastertonmotorplex.co.nz or 
Gary Bogaart (0274) 056 060, meremeredragway@xtra.co.nz

 

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About time

Tim Barwell

Brendon Landers

best news all year

Lizanne Swanepoel

Andrew Kinsey

Good shit

Good luck with this. always make sure non-qualifiers get a chance.

Tyler Lincoln

Michael Witteveen

Excellent news!

YES.....

Richard Hawken, Les Herst

Mike Wilson

Great news

Bring it on!

Yay bring it on!!

Stephen Garaway

Love love love this news!!!!

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Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip added a new photo — with Dwane Garrett and Garrett Racing.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Tue Sep 25th, 2018

MORE “WOW FACTOR” FOR MASTERTON’S DRAG TRACK

Article from today’s Wairarapa Times-Age
25 September 2018
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MORE “WOW FACTOR” FOR MASTERTON’S DRAG TRACK

Article from today’s Wairarapa Times-Age
25 September 2018
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip is with Alan Thoresen at Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip.
Masterton Motorplex International Dragstrip

Mon Sep 24th, 2018

OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #20-ALAN THORESEN-HAMILTON

Alan Thoresen who has just turned 63, is one of the more “Senior” Motorcycle Riders, with a wealth of experience who race at Masterton Motorplex.

Alan is familiar to many people with His Kawasaki ZX14 and his Black Thunder Racing Team, under the Castrol Flags in his Pit Area, along with his American Wife Violet who is always present at the tracks.

Alan Started his Racing Back in the Early 1970s with Circuit Racing on Kawasaki 750 Triple Two Strokes and a ZI 900 Kawasaki along with a Factory TR250 Suzuki.
His Introduction to Drag Racing was in 1973 where Alan ran an 11.89 second ¼ Mile at Bay Park Raceway on his Z1 Kawasaki, breaking Kawasaki’s original 12Second Claims for the Kawasaki Z1.

In 2005 Alan returned to Drag racing with a ZZR1100 Kawasaki, and moving to a Kawasaki ZX14 in 2006.
The Race Team Name Black Thunder Racing was formed with the Kawasaki ZX14 being named “Black Thunder” – The Bike was Black, and with Alan’s Surname THORESEN meaning the SON of THOR – God of Thunder, it was a very appropriate name to run with.

Alan under his Black Thunder Racing Team races his Kawasaki ZX14 Bikes No 740 a 2006 Model and Bike 777 which is a 2014 model ZX14R.

Best ET has been 9.5 secs and 150.5mph in the quarter mile and best reaction time has been a 000.

Alan has achieved several NZDRA No 1 National Titles in Modified bike between 2007 and 2018 and if he hasn’t attained the No title he generally takes the runner up title.
Alan has enjoyed his racing at Masterton with many runs on the original drag strip on the airfield, ( First event in 2007) ,achieving a number of successes, and then on to the new Drag Strip at the Masterton Motorplex with the well prepared International Class drag strip.His most recent race at Masterton Motorplex was at the 50th NZDRA Nationals where there was one of the largest fields in Modified Bike in Drag Racing for some time. He finished runner up in the Final of modified Bike which gave him the points needed to take the NZDRA No 1 Title for 2018.

Alan Thanks his Sponsors, Castrol NZ, Katana Batteries, Hamilton Motorcycle Centre, Godiva Screens, W Whites – RK Chains, MGM Group, Brock Performance, Mouse -The Plastic Surgeon, Violets Coffee @Pit Lane, Darbi – HJC Helmets most who have been with him since 2007.
A big thanks also to his team and Supporters, Violet Thoresen, Brian and Jacob Reece, Sonya Thompson and Pete ( CHCH) and Neil Darrah (HN) for their support and assistance

Roll on the 2018/2019 Season .
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OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #20-ALAN THORESEN-HAMILTON

Alan Thoresen who has just turned 63, is one of the  more “Senior” Motorcycle Riders, with a wealth of experience who race at Masterton Motorplex.

Alan is familiar to many people with His Kawasaki ZX14 and his Black Thunder Racing Team, under the Castrol Flags in his Pit Area, along with his American Wife Violet who is always present at the tracks.

Alan Started his Racing Back in the Early 1970s with Circuit Racing on Kawasaki 750 Triple Two Strokes and a ZI 900 Kawasaki along with a Factory TR250 Suzuki.
His Introduction to Drag Racing was in 1973 where Alan ran an 11.89 second  ¼ Mile at Bay Park Raceway on his Z1 Kawasaki, breaking Kawasaki’s original 12Second Claims for the Kawasaki Z1.

In 2005 Alan returned to Drag racing with a ZZR1100 Kawasaki, and moving to a Kawasaki ZX14 in 2006.
The Race Team Name Black Thunder Racing was formed with the Kawasaki ZX14 being named “Black Thunder” – The Bike was Black, and with Alan’s Surname THORESEN meaning the SON of THOR – God of Thunder, it was a very appropriate name to run with.

Alan under his Black Thunder Racing Team races his Kawasaki ZX14 Bikes No 740 a 2006 Model and Bike 777 which is a 2014 model ZX14R.

Best ET has been 9.5 secs and 150.5mph in the quarter mile and best reaction time has been a 000.

Alan has achieved several NZDRA No 1 National Titles in Modified bike between 2007 and 2018 and if he hasn’t attained the No title he generally takes the runner up title.  
Alan has enjoyed  his racing at Masterton with many runs on the original drag strip on the airfield,  ( First event in 2007) ,achieving a number of successes, and then on to the new Drag Strip at the Masterton Motorplex with the well prepared International Class drag strip.His most recent race at Masterton Motorplex was at the 50th NZDRA Nationals where there was one of the largest fields in Modified Bike in Drag Racing for some time. He finished runner up in the Final of modified Bike which gave him the points needed to take the NZDRA No 1 Title for 2018.

Alan Thanks his Sponsors, Castrol NZ, Katana Batteries, Hamilton Motorcycle Centre, Godiva Screens, W Whites – RK Chains, MGM Group, Brock Performance,  Mouse -The Plastic Surgeon, Violets Coffee @Pit Lane,  Darbi – HJC Helmets most who have been with him since 2007.
A big thanks also to his team and Supporters, Violet Thoresen, Brian and Jacob Reece,   Sonya  Thompson and Pete ( CHCH) and Neil Darrah (HN) for their support and assistance

Roll on the 2018/2019 Season .

 

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such a good write up. Love reading these post you do.

He’s my hero 😉

I think they got the age part wrong! I would neva have guessed that! Apart from being an awesome racer Alan is also a great guy👍

Awesome profile

Alan Thoresen is quoted as saying - "Yes at my age I find this event suits me well. I only have to remember to go in one direction, and it's all over in seconds. But that's enough about my sex life...what would you like to hear about drag racing?"

Great right up bud, see ya this season

awesome alan...wat motivating reading....i cant wait for drag season to start... 🏍 😲

Great write up . Always a hard charger and not a bad burnout too . All the best for the new season . I hope to get down for a run or three 👍

Great write up there Alan , hope to get down there this season to support you and Violet .let the good times roll ah.

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