Ken Greenough.
Ken Greenough.

Drag racers to burn up

AFTER three rounds of racing across South Queensland, the grand finale for the inaugural Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series comes to Benaraby Raceway this Saturday.

Local drag racer Ken Greenough and his Harley Davidson Destroyer are leading the way in the HD Bitz Modified Bike category courtesy of his round-three win at Willowbank Raceway.

Greenough will be one of more than 100 racers expected to hit the track this weekend.

The 39-year-old boilermaker from Boyne Island couldn't be happier with his position in the series as it comes to a head this weekend.

“I really love this racing. Racing the eighth of a mile is really exciting and just as much fun as you get running the quarter mile, while giving us some relaxed racing – everyone is in it to have fun,” Greenough said.

“It is a real great series to be involved in and I am loving it so far. To be leading is a pretty good position to be in as well, especially as we are heading to the final at my home track.

“Hopefully that will give me a bit of an advantage. I was chasing the leaders up until the last round saw me take the win and get the edge so hopefully having the home track knowledge will help me take the title.”

The big finale comes after three rounds of racing, starting at Warwick Dragway back in March, followed by round two at Roma in May and Willowbank's round three in July.

Special winner and runner-up trophies will be available for each bracket at each round, with the grand finals to feature a special winner's trophy plus $750 prizemoney awarded to the highest point scorer of each bracket, and a special runner-up trophy and $250 to go to the second-highest point scorer of each bracket.

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