The largest field of Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars ever in Australia will take to Perth Motorplex this Saturday, December 2.
An amazing 15 cars have journeyed from around the nation to converge on Perth for what is expected to be the biggest nitro festival of the season.
Leading the charge in ‘Red Devil’ will be Shane Olive, the new speed king of Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars following an astonishing 5.49 pass at 274mph in Queensland. Olive is one of the busiest racers on the tour, working full time at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car workshop and driving one of the trucks 3941 kilometres across the Nullarbor to reach Perth Motorplex carrying a combined 38,000 horsepower of Funny Cars in the back!.
“It’s a long trip with 4 days on the road but when you pull out in front of a packed Perth Motorplex, every bump and kilometre travelled is well worth it,” Olive said.
While the 5.49 represented a nearly perfect run on a cool Queensland night, conditions are expected to be perfect come night time this Saturday for the record to drop again.
Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars series manager Morice McMillin will also have his hands full, supervising race day and racing ‘One Bad Kiwi’.
McMillin said after last year’s 10,000 plus attendance, he is hopeful to see another huge event.
“We are proud to have 14 Nitro Funny Cars competing for the Rocket trophies at the Perth Motorplex. To have 14 cars shows the success and entertainment these events produce,” he said.
“The Perth event was the biggest event we have ever had and we hope the Perth crowd continues to support the event as we plan on making this event even better than the last!”
The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car convoy is made up of four trucks and trailers making the journey. Two of those trucks come from Sydney and two from Brisbane.
The field includes Red Devil (Shane Olive), Nitro Express (Rick Gauci), Dark Horse (Paul Messineo), One Bad Kiwi (Morice McMillin), Beach Bomb (Andrew Katavatis), LA Hooker (Anthony Begley), The Bandit (Josh Leahy), Groove’n (Emma Begley), No Laughing Matter (Frank Taylor), Fun-da-Mental (Matt Abel) and Let’s Boogie (Justin Walshe). For the first time in Western Australia will be Avenger (Dan Donnelly), Bumblebee (Jake Donnelly) and Gambler (Nathan Coles).
Still want more Funny Cars? Well, what about the wheelstanding variety? Nitro Sheriff and The Rocket Ship driven by Fred Westhoff and Aaron Burge respectively will be on track with their flame throwing show that will leave you speechless!
OK, but maybe you want more nitro? Look across to the Nitro Bike field where Jay Upton will continue his search for the five second zone, taking on the world’s fastest amputee Benny Stevens as well as Les Holden and Greg Durack.
Through in the Summer Slam Series Top Doorslammers featuring John Zappia, Kelvin Lyle, Daniel Gregorini, Pino Priolo, Marty Dack and Ryan Moresby and you have the recipe for one of the greatest shows Perth Motorplex has ever seen, do not miss a moment!
Qualifying starts from 10am with the feature program beginning from 4.30pm. The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars will salute the crowd at 5pm with their first round at 6pm.