Champion Dragway, Meremere - New Zealand
Peter Kapiris blasted down Champion Dragway in 6.39 seconds at 207.15 mph to become the fastest pass by a doorslammer in New Zealand to date. In doing so, Peter beat Mark Holland's 7.1 at 186.64 mph in a one-sided final to take the Aussies 1-0 over the Kiwis.

In other doorslammer action, Brett Stevens damaged a motor in his Studebaker on his only pass which will require an engine change before the next leg of the tour this Sunday, 9th Feb at Masterton.

Troy Mclean won the battle of the nitro Harley bikes over Brett Stevens with a 7.85 at 133.82mph to Brett's slowing 12.76 at 81.41mph.

Unfortunately Mark Semar's immaculate looking 41 Willy's Coupe was extensively damaged after hitting the return road embankment in the braking area after having run a great 9.568 at 132.46 mph. Look at the photo and video near the bottom of the page to see what happened.
Pictures - The Aussies:
Peter Kapiris burning out before a 7.01 sec single Troy Mclean ran a 7.85 at 133.82 mph in the final Brett Stevens burnout car spinning at half track 2nd run in 6.76 seconds
Brett Stevens damaged a motor on his first pass Kapiris burning out Launch by Troy Mclean Brett Stevens burnout car
Pictures - Kiwis:
Peter Meo in BB Chev T-bucket Paul Johnston returns in BB Chev Holden HQ Very lovely Rock FM girl at the drags Paul Jones in Blown 355 Chev powered 75 Escort
Steve Milne in 289 powered Fiat Topolino Kevin McGregor in 355 Chev Torana Lez Hurst in BB Chev Coupe Bobby Owens leaving the line
Mcsweenie/Druitt/Ryan 68 Monaro in Pro Street Reece Fish doing 9's in blown 1956 Chev David Ilich in 67 Camaro John Bates in 7.2 second SB Ford rail
The remains of Mark Semar's Willy's Coupe Graham Lye reaching for the sky Chris Harris in mean looking 32 Coupe Blown SB Ford altered doing observation runs
Brett looking out the window while burning out! - 1045 kbs
Mark Semar's run ends badly in the braking area - 1338 kbs
Gary Schischka ruuns 9.50 in his altered - 937 kbs
Freight Train getting crossed up in burnout - 695 kbs
Brett Stevens runs 6.64 seconds - 747 kbs
Kapiris and Holland burnout - 617 kbs
Kapiris runs 6.76 seconds - 833 kbs