Rain is a real drag
RAIN has forced this weekend's final round of the Nitro Magazine South Queensland Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series to be postponed until October 30.
Unfavourable weather has drenched Benaraby Raceway, forcing organisers to reschedule before the racers commit to the weekend.
“The trouble is that the track has to be perfectly dry, water is the worst thing for drag racing,” organiser John Winterburn said.
“You can't have a wet track at all and the problem is that the area around the track is so wet that it will drag dirt on to the track and that's no good for traction whatsoever.
“It's better for the guys to know now, knowing the conditions of the track and the area around the track is so wet, it's better for them to find out now before they travel.”
The delay is a minor speed bump according to Winterburn and anticipation will continue to build with a majority of categories still up for grabs in the final round.
“The points are so close over the whole series; nearly every bracket will be decided on the day,” Winterburn said.
The new eighth mile series has been a huge success in its debut season and has become a favourite for fans and competitors alike.
“It brings the fun back into racing. It's a bit more relaxed and the sportsman racers are the stars of the event,” Winterburn said.