TEAM BRAY THE UNDERDOG'S AT PERTH'S WESTERNATIONALS
Despite a successful Slamfest campaign during January and February, the
nine-time championship winning team feels it will be up against it at
West Australia's Kwinana Beach Motorplex on March 4-5.
Although Team Bray rates the WA as it's favourite ¼ mile strip, (outside their home track at Willowbank in Queensland), and it is the scene of some of their world record-breaking runs, recent form by arch rival and good friends, Perth-based John Zappia,Robin Judd and Victoria's Peter Kapiris has Team Bray on the back foot slightly.
Victor Bray Sidchrome 1957 Chevy:- "Johnny Zappia and Robyn Judd are always the danger men in WA; they know the place like the back of their hands and as for Peter Kapiris he currently is fast every time he hits any track anywhere.
The other problem is there are 50 per cent bonus points on offer at the event, which is good if you win but if you lose it drops you, back a fair bit.
That said, we've got a lot of data on Kwinana and if the air conditions and track surface are right we could give it a good shake. I have run 6.001 sec pass at Kwinana and considering the car is about 50kgs overweight we were pretty happy about that. If all the stars line up in WA maybe I could even run a 'five'."
Ben Bray Sidchrome Monaro:- "This is an important points rounds of the championship, so now is the time for us to really get on our game. I think you'll see a really serious, competitive side of all of the racers this week-end.
We are both inside the top 10 in the championship but I would like to get a hold of some of those bonus points on offer this week-end and move up a couple of spots. We are going to make quite a few changes to my car beforehand so I guess it's time to get ready and go"
Qualifying begins Saturday, March 3 with runs scheduled at 6, 8 and 10 p.m., and continues on with eliminations in the third of seven races in the ANDRA Championship Drag Racing Series scheduled to begin at 6pm. Sunday, March 4. (All times AWST.)
If you cannot get to the track this week-end, all the results, action, photos and reports from Perth Motorplex will be on the Team Bray website soon after it happens. So stay logged into the links listed over the week-end to keep up with Team Bray and all the Top Doorslammer action.
Results will be posted here = http://teambrayracing.com/results/?c=1
Live updates from pit area here = http://www.facebook.com/teambrayracing