TOP END DRAGS NOVEMBER 2015
date: 7 November 2015 | Words: Press release by West Coast Racing
| Photos: RaceMasteR J | Saldanha Airfield, Saldanha Bay
just like that it’s all over. Months of planning, preparation,
blood sweat and tears over in one spectacular display of tyre
smoke and screaming fans.
It is safe to say that based on all of the positive feedback via
social media that Saldanha Drags was well received. That is hugely
due to the support we receive from our sponsors and loyal fans.
Thank you all for your on-going support.
As we approached the weekend we knew that we were going to have
some pretty quick cars on track. Quick cars from competitors who
have improved their machines since previous drags, and from new
competitors…we got so much more than we bargained for.
If you follow drag racing there is no doubt that you already know
what I am about to tell you, but I will tell you anyway.
For years the track record stood at 285km/h. Every event drivers
try their utmost to take it down only to go home defeated.
This year the “Storm from the North” rolling with
RaceSA were having none of it. The first driver to tear into the
record was Logan Naicker in his Alpha 12 Nissan GTR R35 with a
top speed of 319.1 km/h over 800m.
It did not take long for Stellios to take to the track and just
obliterate the newly set track record with a neck breaking run
of 323km/h flat in his Alpha 16 GTR R35. It seems that the day
belonged to the Nissan.
3rd place on the day goes to B. Moodley with an 800m speed of
Then there are the two wheeled machines of mayhem. The bar was
set high over the Easter drags by Garion Slamet who posted a top
speed of 308km/h. Unfortunately, regardless of all their efforts,
the riders were just unable to get close to it.
Even Garion himself never managed to better his previous speed
but it was for a lack of trying.
The riders drove their machines to the limit and really gave the
crowds some incredible runs. In the end it was S. Arends in his
Suzuki who in the late afternoon posted a top end speed of 298.5
km/h. 2nd place was taken by G. Slamet with a top speed of 290.9km/h.
In 3rd place we have A. Israel with a speed of 290.5 km/h.
West Coast Racing would like to thank all the sponsors, drivers,
riders, staff and fans who make Saldanha Drags the biggest drag
racing event in South Africa. We are already preparing for the
Yours in racing.
West Coast Racing