54 year old Ross Whelan has been drag racing street cars forever.
Ross purchased the Y 15 years ago and spent the next five years building it. After a big engine blow at Hood Aerodrome, Ross built the 427 Dart small block that currently powers the Y. The engine features 13.5:1 compression, runs Jessel shaft mount rockers & cam drive, scat/ eagle crank & 6" rods,AFR heads, 950 Holley HP, MSD ignition wiith Burns Stainless designed headers.
Ross gets down the strip in 9.58sec @140mph, currently, the fastest N/A street car in New Zealand (source NZV8)
Ross "loves drag racing and our racing family of so many cool people" ... See MoreSee Less
We're sure that most of you die-hards will have been glued to your screens during last weekends 51st Willowbank Winternationals coverage thanks to the fantastic OVO live stream. If you didn't get the chance to check it out for yourself, we recommend that you head over to Dragnews.com.au for the latest news and updates. In particular we'd like to make mention of Team Bray Racing success over the weekend - following team Principle Victor Bray's life-threatening cancer scare almost exactly a year ago, he took to the butterflies once again in the Pro-Slammer class, and son Ben managed to take out 1st place in the Factory Extreme class. Congratulations Ben, and it's great to see Victor out there once again. Check it out along with loads more at Dragnews.com.au! ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s a sombre but timely reminder on the importance of safety equipment, and not just that it’s in good condition, but also that it’s correctly fitted and used. Racers and crews please take a few minutes to read and share this post.These are two pics that anyone who ever straps into a racecar needs to see, and understand. They are from a series of leaked pics of the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt's fatal crash. This is what ultimately caused his death. Knowing what happened may save your bacon. It appears, from what we have been able to gather, that Dale had loosened the lap belt during an earlier caution period, but never retightened it. As a result, when he made contact with the wall, the inertia weight of his body was enough to tear the webbing, sending his torso into the steering wheel and wrenching his neck hard enough to cause the fatal injury. Immediately following the incident, NASCAR tested over a hundred sets of belts, and only one, that had been deliberately left loose, failed in the way these pics illustrate. If you're a driver, or your job is to strap a driver in, keep this in mind EVERY TIME you pull those things tight. If you have friends or family that spend any seat time at all, in competition, please share this. ... See MoreSee Less
Simon's 1962 Commer Cob was languishing under a lemon tree in the backyard, when he was told to put a V8 in it for shits and giggles. Daniel Southall then talked Simon into drag racing and he hasn't stopped since.
Simon races under the Si-Co Racing banner, with the Commer Cob running a 308 Holden stroked to 355 cubes, with a small pro charger producing 420 hp.
Simon has run 11.1sec @122mph at the Marsterton Motorplex
Simon's major sponsor is Matt Tasker of Danny Auto's in Palmerston North. Si-Co Racing also wish to thank Dan Southall and Aaron Jackson for their continued support and inspiration.
The 2018-2019 Season will see Simon and his #1 supporter Ange back in action at Masterton ... See MoreSee Less
Awsome Simon Carson Ange Carson bloody tuff machine this one,hard to beat this at street drags hooks up hard
And goes fast backyard aye Ross Whelan lol
Go the mighty cob!!! 🏁
Matthew Tasker 🙂
WOOHOO! Yeah Carson 🤘
I can remember one being run at the old kopuku strip at Meremere ran a mk111 zephyr in it I have pics here of a blown flywheel in it.
I can't correctly remember the guys name but I think it was eather a Laurie or a Brian
The Masterton Motorplex Burout Pad hosted the NZBC Burnout Masters Grand Final on the 31st of MarchMy article & photos on the NZBC Burnout Masters Grand Final in the latest Petrolhead ... See MoreSee Less
OFF-SEASON RACER PROFILE #2- ALAN MARSHALL-WELLINGTON
Wellington builder, Alan Marshall, a stalwart of drag racing for the past 20 years likes to build and race his own cars.
Alan scratch built his 1966 American 2 door Ford Falcon XR with assistance from Gary Cawthra. Running a 351 Cleveland with twin 1050 dominators, a fogger nitrous system, with a trans braked 5500 stall power glide. The current set up has the potential to produce around 900hp
Alan has run 9.33sec at 145mph.
After putting a leg out of bed at the final meeting of the season, Alan will be back for the 2018-2019 season going even stronger. ... See MoreSee Less