Fast Fours Runs with the Godzilla
Sunsoaked, windburnt and voiceless, we've returned from an intense 2 days of fury from the MotiveDVD GT-R Challenge and Drag Battle sponsored by Juice Polishes. The event, held at Cootamundra airport is located about 2.5 hours north-west of Canberra. There, over 9 GT-Rs went head to head to see who woul reign as the Godzilla of all Godzillas. Together coupled the Drag Battle, the 2 days of non-stop instensity pitted together some of Australias wildest cars and most well-established workshops.
So why would Fast FOURS magazine be following such an event? Check over the fold to find out!
Because there were some ANIMAL four bangers out there! A Croydon Racing Developments built EVO, a Tony Rigoli Performance built WRX, two Power Tune built Silvias, and the MotiveDVD drift car. Like the dream we've all had since High School, all these cars had their chance to sprint to their limits on the airport's 1400m takeoff strip.
The events pretty much came in three parts:
1st) GT-Rs set the best time they could
2nd) Non GT-Rs raced in a head to head
3rd) No rules, drivers raced whoever they pleased, powerskidded, drifted, solo ran, no holds barred
This is the shot from outside our motel room on day two. Pretty much the whole establishment was booked out to us and you can quite clearly see that's the case with this photo.
The airport is very much a used and operational facility. There were some hairy times where planes flew low and loud. Here we see the organiser of the event asking the pilot of this crop duster if he's expected to be needing the runway any time during the event.
PJ's S13, performed brilliantly as always. With his new Precision Turbo PJ do you think he'd be able to keep up with most of the six cylinder baddies? Well one thing we can say is that he cuffed lightning with a killer trap speed of 140+mph on the quarter mile marker.
Being a rear wheel drive had its perks... Powerskids were a whole lot more impressive (that's advantageous if you consider powerskids as important which we certainly do here at FF&R). See the cameraman near the right end of the photo? PJ was able to pilot this powerskid all the way out there before gripping up. A mighty effort!
with 400+rwkW on tap, there was no trouble reducing brand new tyres to the belts after only two power skids.
We also met with Chea surprisingly for the first time. His Red Dragon is well known as the car with the freak motor. With its previous setup, it ran solid 11 o's with nothing more than injectors, e85, cams and retune.
It wasn't all about drag racing either. There were plenty of opportunities for cars to 'warm up their tyres'. Here Andrew demonstrates how he activates rubber... Even though they're just regular street runners he communicates the point.
We'll be making a few more posts about this event here and on our Facebook. Make sure you subscribe to our Facebook updates! Keep your eyes peeled for the full write up early next year on Fast Fours, Zoom Magazine and HPI! Of course keep your eyes peeled on the MotiveDVD webpage to see when the full video release is due to come out. Thanks to Juice Polishes for making the event possible, we had a blast!