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Why the drag racers cannot afford any slip ups

MOTOR SPORT: With three rounds left in the season and an average of 20 points separating first to fifth in the majority of the brackets, the season is reaching a climax.

And this weekend's round six of the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association Championships will feature drivers and riders jostling for premium positions.

Benaraby Dragway president Lee Davis said competitors will be keeping a close eye on points.

"Twenty points is the maximum amount you can win in one round, so at this stage of the season if you are not on your game you can slip down the ladder very quickly,” he said.

"Most racers will have a plethora of data from the season so far and this allows a good crew chief to be able to come up with the ideal tuning to suit the conditions.”

Davis said two new classes had given the competition extra impetus.

"The Junior Bike has been given the nod by ANDRA to create a pathway for the future bike stars of the future,” Davis said.

The other bracket is an adaptation of the popular Radial class. This pits cars without racing slicks against each other in a 'heads up' racing scenario, meaning both cars leave the line at the same time.

A test and tune is on from 6pm today with the championship round from 1pm tomorrow and eliminations from 5.30pm.



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