Six cars came to the staging lanes on a chilly morning. Teams faced a stiff headwind for qualifying. With next weekend Dragstalgia meeting, many drivers planned not to push their motor/transmission too hard at this event. Colin Millar was an example by not using his nitrous system and qualified in number one spot with 8.233-167.90. Points leader Rob Stone was next 8.420-155.21. Ben Kennedy was in number three spot with 10.365-123.51 just ahead of Barry Woodford 10.395-130.26. Wayne Power recorded a personal best of 10.548. Douglas McClure was the last competitor with 10.818 at 123.88.
Round one and Millar used some nitrous when he faced McClure and took the win light 8.263 to McClure 10.888. Stone pulled a red light against Power who ran another personal best of 10.120-131.00. Kennedy had a problem getting off the start line, leaving Woodford go through to the semi-finals.
Millar had a bye to the final. In the other semi was a close race with Woodford driving around Power 10.444 to 10.757 to take the win and reach his first Outlaw Anglia final. After two good burnouts Woodford put a holeshot (rt353to424) over Millar, who powered down the track with low et of 8.112 to take over the points lead in the championship. Woodford ran 11.054.
Now on to Dragstalgia with a car count of 28 (at the time of writing) and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Outlaw Anglias. This is an event not to be missed.
Report by Steven Moxley