James Abbott from Blaze Unit took out the number 1 spot in the 3 FINGERS NEAT S15 Silvia, Brad Tuohy in the D2D Customs S13 took 2nd and Michael Prosenik, up from Victoria, took 3rd place.
It was also the first time that four cars were allowed on track at once during the tandem practice sessions, giving drivers more track time, and spectators more action.
Having a proper track layout and some great drivers in a professionally judged competition gave the Figure-8 a new lease on life. Combine the action on track with a DJ and Bar off track as well as Motive DVD trade stand, cars on show and a monster trade stand form the guys at Hi-Tec Oils, and it made for a great night out.
Both judges commented on how the facility lent itself well to this type of event, and had a great atmosphere. They also commented on some of the great driving, especially from number one qualifier, Gavin Edwards, who put down a near-perfect run.
Brad Tuohy qualified in 2nd place, Michael Prosenik in 3rd and James Abbott in 4th. Once the battles started, things really started to heat up. Ferds and Anthony Bilic showed promise in Qualifying, but Anthony didn’t make it to the start grid due to car dramas, and teething problems in Ferds’ car meant he lost to Matt Hill in the 180SX in the Top-16. Schembri was blazin’ hard but a small mistake in the Top-8 had him out early.