EVENT REPORT: 19th JANUARY 2003
WELLINGTON INVASION - CHAMPION DRAGWAY
It was a hot sunny day with a good turnout of cars in all categories.
Plenty of racers from the Wellington area participated, indicating their provincial pride to travel all the way up to Champion.
Crowd numbers seemed a little down, which wasn't surprising as other motoring events were on at the same time.

Two Waikato drag racers broke National records. The Price brothers, in their blown Chev smallblock rail ran 6.72 seconds at 199.73 mph to claim both the BB/Dragster ET & MPH records. Also Mark Hudson in his Ford smallblock powered Capri ran 128.25 mph to claim a new speed record in C/Street.
Class Winners:
Junior Dragster


Quickstreet


Superbike


ET Bike


ET Car


Pro Street


Super Street


Super Gas


Super Stock


DYO Comp


Competion


Top Comp
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Bronson Dunne - 98 BPMR
Raymond Gubb - Berry Built

Ian Brown - 68 Camaro
Greg & Paul Mosden - 82 Holden

Ian Hilder - 89 owner made
Anthony Wilson - 99 Suzuki GSX-R 1300

Trina Hilton - 2000 Sportster


Nigel Dybko - 72 Falcon
John Huggins - 69 Valiant

Grant Little - 71 Falcon
Dave Ericksen - Chev Vega

Gary Bogaart - 74 Falcon
Kevin McGregor - 75 LH Torana

Peter Fleming - 27T Ford
Sean Lemon - 48 Holden Ute

Scott Campbell - Ford Mustang
Graham Lye - 64 Plymouth Savoy

Matt Lankshear - 64 FE Dragster
Stuart Barnden - 85 Dragster

Rod Harvey - Austin A40
Graham Carter - 77 Jaguar XJS

Raymond & Jennine Smyth - FE Dragster
Malcolm/Greg Price - 2002 Re Dragster
14.070 @ 43.88 mph
9.173 @ 73.90 mph

12.165 @ 104.29 mph
12.250 @ 115.10 mph

8.829 @ 144.24 mph
11.239 @ 136.70 mph

12.786 @ 104.57 mph


13.663 @ 97.98 mph
14.799 @ 93.37 mph

11.032 @ 114.23 mph
10.893 @ 109.57 mph

9.981 @ 134.20 mph
9.333 @ 144.77 mph

9.952 @ 125.52 mph
9.999 @ 116.56 mph

9.057 @ 151.68 mph
10.202 @ 140.99 mph

9.809 @ 130.33 mph
9.889 @ 130.29 mph

9.595 @ 139.79 mph
9.088 @ 158.02 mph

7.637 @ 186.59 mph
7.107 @ 196.44 mph
Pictures:
Videos:
Craig Brown burnouts in his blown Chev doorslammer - 559 kbs
Lynda Zahorodny   runs 10.78 seconds on a single run - 1,129 kbs
Graham Lye pull's a huge wheelstand in his Super Stock Plymouth Savoy- 639 kbs
Dave Drew burnout in blown SB Chev altered- 447 kbs
Blown FE Dragster burnout - 509 kbs NEW
Chris Wright running 8.72 seconds in SB Chev altered - 997 kbs NEW