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Victor Bray Blasts to New World Record

by Rob Oberg

Victor Bray resets the Top Doorslammer world speed record TWICE at Ravenswood Raceway, 232.55 mph followed by 233.12 mph! Rob Oberg
Victor Bray resets the Top Doorslammer world speed record TWICE at
Ravenswood Raceway, 232.55 mph followed by 233.12 mph! Rob Oberg

Victor Bray provided an awesome display of high horsepower driving in his Castrol '57 Chevrolet to totally dominate the Top Doorslammer category of racing at the Marlows Westernationals at Perth's Ravenswood Raceway today. After qualifying fourth in hot conditions during the day, Bray commenced an unstoppable march to the finals with a strong win over Brett Stevens in the opening round. In the semi-final he faced top qualifier Robin Judd and not only took the win with an elapsed time of 6.44 seconds but also recorded the fastest speed ever registered by a drag racing sedan in the world at 232.55 mph (374.24 kph)

This set up a final round confrontation with series leader, Dave Koop of South Australia. Bray's 3000 horsepower machine then stunned the crowd again, taking the win in 6.52 seconds at an enormous speed of 233.12 mph (375.16 kph) for another new world record. The mark also now stands as an official Australian National Drag Racing Association record. 

"After the bad luck we've had lately this is the best possible lift for our Castrol team," said Bray. "I didn't expect the speeds to be as high today but after the heat in the afternoon the air and track surface cooled down and produced some great conditions for racing. I'm just so glad to have been able to string a collection of strong runs together and display the consistency we've felt we should be able to produce. We were on the edge of overpowering the track in the first half every run and I had to back pedal a couple of times but in the second half of the track the car was absolutely flying. It was awesome to drive. The best feeling in the world."

Victor Bray's win broke a three event string of bad luck that had seen the four time Australian Champion lose in the opening rounds seriously derailing his title defense. The win points combined with bonus points for quickest elapsed time and highest speed of the event saw Bray cut Dave Koop's lead in the series to a very slim 22 point margin with two events to go. Those rounds of the championship will both be held at Bray's home track, Queensland's Willowbank Raceway on April 15th and June 9th to 11th.

Full details of the event are available at www.victorbray.com

For further information contact Oberg Motor Sports Marketing, email oberg@eisa.net.au

 

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