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fastlane around, slowing to a 6.73s on a 5.90s dial-in. In the other lane, Tyson and his Holden One-Tonner took the win light with a 0.229s reacted 6.49s ET on a 6.47s dial-in. Modified Bike had a big field of 18 riders, with nine coming down from Palmyra. The all Suzuki final was between Ross Bryant and Nathan Neilson, with Bryant being a busy boy at this event as he was also competing in Super Gas. Both riders cut good reaction times, but at the finish line, it was Neilson who took the win with a 0.089s reaction and a 0.141s over 5.96s. Bryant picked up runner-up points after cutting a 0.025s light and a 0.268s over 6.458s ET. In the Super Street bracket, a healthy list of 18 entries included round one winner Brett Keirnan. For the final, local racer Brett Kelly, who was making his first appearance in the Summit Racing Queensland Championship, dialled in with a 7.11s while top qualifier Craig McVie was happy with a 7-flat. Kelly was out the gate first, nailing a 0.071s reaction to a 0.185s from McVie. At the stripe, Kelly took the win in what was a double-breakout race with a 7.109s to a 6.974s from McVie. Unfortunately for McVie, his run and points were later stripped due to disqualification. In the Coalroc Junior Dragster field, Andrew Tinney was top qualifier. After eliminations, Harry Thwaite was on fire with three wins. Joining him in the final was Jake Rickards, who took his place following a countback with three other drivers. On the green, Thwaite had a near four-second wait! Rickards left first with a 0.271s light while Thwaite grabbed the advantage with a 0.016s light. That was enough to take the win with a 0.023s over 8.243s to a 0.030s over 12.23s effort from Rickards. In Super Gas, both Tom Parry and Ross Byrant were in the Benaraby pits and looking to extend their point lead following a finals showdown at the first round of the Summit Racing Queensland Championship. Parry was electric at the tree cutting some great reactions, including a 0.003s in qualifying. After three round wins, Parry would go to the final and be joined by Laurie Bonato. Running on a 6.30 index, the classic Holden vs Ford final was a one-sided affair when Bonato went red, handing the automatic win to Parry. In the Street class, CQDRA President Lee Davis scored the trophy and points after Chris Rieck left too soon at the tree with a red light. “The overwhelming feeling amongst the competitor s was that this series has a bright future, and all are looking forward to the future success of this format,” Davis said after the event. “Special thanks (goes) to ANDRA and also Summit Racing Equipment for sponsoring this series, and Hogan’s Heavy Haulage and Coalroc coming on board as bracket sponsors. “Of course, special thanks must go towards all the hard- working volunteers we have at Benaraby, both in the running of the event and the preparation beforehand. “From track prep, to tower staff, through to the track staff, our rural fire brigade, those that organise the food vendors and clean the toilets, these people volunteer their time, so that racers can do what they enjoy, race! My thanks go out to you all.” For the latest points in the Summit Racing Queensland Championships, please click here. Images by Luke Dahms 31