The Maximum Thrust Grand Final sent off the WA drag racing season in spectacular fashion with a night of motortainment keeping the thousands of spectators on the edge of their seats.
The Jet Drag Stars had some new support from Caltex Vortex Diesel and used it to deliver a great smoke and fire show. Chuck Haynes was the quickest of the night with a 5.42 pass while Rhiannon Allison was in personal best territory with a 5.73.
The drift demo was again a hit, with some wild slides from these car control masters! Remember to check out the WA Drift School which is now operating at Perth Motorplex.
And after a serious jet fire show the fireworks were up in the sky to help close out a tremendous season.
Trent Morrison (right) had more luck at this event than his last, carding successive 6.67 passes on his way to a win in Top Comp against Craig Glassby.
Glassby had plenty of dramas in his Pro Alcohol Funny Car after a stunning 5.38 in the final. A blown transmission (above) caused some injury to his leg and plenty of damage to the car but fortunately he was able to bring it to a safe stop.
Sam Gullotto got on top of his Pontiac GTO, recording a PB 6.85 and defeating Errol Quartemaine in the final round. Quartermaine meanwhile claimed the season title for Super Comp.
Ryan Learmonth took out Competition Bike over Daniel Natalotto but in the wildest moment of the night Brett Ghedina flipped his turbocharged Honda off the start line. Fortunately there were no major injuries for Ghedina and the bike appears to be repairable.
It was an emotional night in Modified as the category ran for the first time since the passing of Simon Lekias. Brad Baker, who was pitted next to Lekias’ dragster in the pits, earned the victory and dedicated it to his lost friend.
There was tight racing throughout every category, with David Biggs emerging victorious in Supercharged Outlaws, Yvette Gregg winning both the event and championship in Super Sedan, Luke Nieuwhof scoring the trophy in Modified Bike, Richard Stevens laying claim to Super Street and Melissa Spadaro taking out Junior Dragster.
While the major drag racing season is now complete, there are still a number of specialty events coming up including The Nostalgias and Holden vs Ford, plus Formula Tech WhoopAss Wednesdays and the Fast Series – so the quarter mile is well and truly still alive!