Harry wants to step it up and take out the title
MOTORSPORT: One half of the father and son team of Nathan and Harry Thwaite will be a part of the action tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon and evening in the first round of the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Championships.
Harry will race in the Junior Dragster category.
His car, which has a Chris McGee engine from the US, has recently been rebuilt for this season.
"I loved coming to the drags and watching my dad so I wanted to join in,” Harry said.
"I bought dad's original car from Rockhampton and raced that for a few years before getting the new car.
"I love going fast and want you all to come watch me race.”
Harry's best time is 7.9sec at Willowbank over the one-eighth mile, but he runs a consistent time of 8sec.
The youngster finished third in the series last year, but wants to take out the Junior Dragster title this year.
Nathan will have to wait until April 1 for round two where he will put his HJ One Tonner, which is powered by a 454 Big Block Chevvy into action.
A setback with his health forced the transition from two to the four-wheel variety, but thankfully he is back to full health.
"I was originally into bikes, but got into cars because I got kidney cancer in 2010 and was given doctor's orders to stay off the bikes,” Nathan said.
"I bought a HQ Monaro and raced that for a few years, but that became expensive keeping a street car racing so I built the car I have now.”
Both drivers are sponsored by SNS Custom Floats, Active Skip Bins, Cams Custom Fabrications and BNG Auto Electrics and they follow multiple Australian Top Doorslammer champion Victor Bray.