AT WORK: Rob Nunn working on his Chevrolet Cobalt at Benaraby Raceway between runs in the Pro Stock category.
AT WORK: Rob Nunn working on his Chevrolet Cobalt at Benaraby Raceway between runs in the Pro Stock category. Jake Jones

Drag racer tests his skills against elite

ROB Nunn is accustomed to racing his Chevrolet Cobalt, but never before has the Gladstone racer needed to drive his car so quick.

Progressing to the Pro Stock category for the first time, Nunn battled all of Saturday to try and catch up with the more experienced opponents who regularly run in the Nationals series.

Having taken about 45kg out of his car to be eligible for the event, Nunn continued to get better with each run on Benaraby Raceway, pleased with his efforts at the end of the competition.

"It is a little quicker in the way you react to things," he said.

Planning on entering into the series on a bigger scale in the future, Nunn used the Benaraby round to gauge his potential.

Having found a fault to work on, he now has a touch under 12 months to work on his racing before he plans to enter some national events.

"My procedure on the start line needs to be quicker,' he said.

"We will do next season, but the Australian National Drag Racing Association have shifted the season and we will probably start the season in July.

"This is the first meeting I have done since this time last year."



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