at the Benaraby drags, June 25,2016.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
at the Benaraby drags, June 25,2016.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA250616FAST

Logan buying into the sport of junior drags

BUILDING Logan Byers’ Junior Dragster car began as a project, but now the nine-year-old cannot get enough of drag racing.

The St Stephens Lutheran College student and Valleys Rugby League Club player has not baulked after initial trepidation behind the wheel.

“When I first started driving I was scared, but now I’m used to it and I get an adrenalin rush,” Logan said.

It was a case of working from the ground up when Logan’s dad Dave bought the car when it was in need of a complete reconstruction.

Slowly but surely the final pieces of the puzzle were put together to make the car competitive.

“We bought it as sort of a project and built it up from there and we got a local tattoo artist to do the paintwork,” Dave added.

Logan said that it was an early start on Saturday morning to try and iron out some minor problems before race day.

“We were up early to try and fix my car,” Logan said.

The teething problems also happened last year with a problem with the accelerator that affected the car’s ability to produce competitive dial-in times.

Aside from these setbacks, Logan is determined to see how far he can go in the sport.

“I wanted to drag race since I was four years old and I want to continue with it,” Logan said.

Benaraby Raceway Drags spokesperson Glenn Williams said despite the cold temperatures on Saturday night, the crowd enjoyed the action.

“The night went off all right and it was a normal meet, but it was very cold.”



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