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Saldanha Top End Drag Event – Coverage

5 December 2012 No Comment
With the much talked about and awaited Saldanha 800m Drags done and dusted, all that’s left is the dusty memories, another one with record breaking books. On arrival the Friday eve, I was greeted by a queue of thirsty petrol heads that rocked up to witness the 130 cars and bikes that shred some tire on the airstrip the next day. Over 10 000 people made their way through the gates. The event kicked off at 10 the morning of 1st December with a quick driver briefing by Lawton, followed by a parade of all participating cars. I lost some count on the amount of G6’s that entered but loved the 2 RS Focus’. A number of familiar branded sponsored cars from JDM Worx, Mikes Place, West Coast Racing, and STO Chip Tuning came out to battle for pride and the title of the fastest top end car and bike but it was the beast created by Schalk’s Conversions, a 2jzgte 3l twin turbo Corolla, that walked away as the fastest 4 wheeler.
I had a look at this particular car the Friday evening at Club Mykonos where the owner was at resident. All that I can say is that this car can also win a show and shine competition. This man was responsible for setting up the new Saldanha 800m speed record for the 4 wheelers but it was Aggies that actually ran the best time of 301km/h with his 2 wheeler, a Suzuki Hayabusa. I think everyone was disappointed not to see the monstrous XR8 TT on the strip. Adie in his blue sss was surely a crowd teaser and really loved to do some wheel spins. A number of cars broke just before the day ended but like they say, if you want to stay in the limiter you have to spend over the limit.
The following is a list of some of the more impressive times managed:

284km/h- Schalk’s Conversions Toyota Slant front
267km/h- same as above
257km/h- Nissan Silvia
250km/h- Toyota Slant front with a Super Boss conversion
242km/h- Box BMW running a RB26 Turbo (400+kW)

The fastest bike times are as follows:

301.5km/h- Suzuki Hayabusa Air-tech
297km/h- same as above
294km/h- Hayabusa (Black)
281km/h- BMW RR

The weather also played it’s part with the cars and bikes riding with the wind. A special thanks to West Coast Racing and SSJ concepts for pulling this one off, it’s not an easy task to  pull off such a successful event. It was my 1st one and definitely not my last. To all the drivers who participated, hats off. Check out the snaps…
Until the next one, God Bless…

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