5th DEC 2010 - Top Sportsman goes to Homebush!
One of the most Pro-Active groups in Drag Racing, Sydney's Top Sportsman Association set up a display in the Badgery Pavilion at the Homebush Round of the V8 Supercars earlier this month.
Sydney Dragway Banners were placed in the hall and also outside.
The 11 vehicles that were on show attracted a huge amount of interest amongst the huge crowd that flocked throught the pavilion over the weekend. The average engine size of these cars, which was over 10 Litres amazed the thousands of fans that came through the hall.
The Top Sportsman display provided their major sponsors with the opportunity to display their products, hand out brochures and talk to race fans about their products and services. The sponsors taking advantage of this opportunity were Trick and Manswetto Race Engines, Competition Motorsport Supplies and Cam2 Blue Blood Racing Oils.
On the sunday Paul Patridge and Craig Hewitt got the chance to see who could "Top Qualify" by doing a lap of the track which had all the crowd running to the fence when they heard something coming that was twice as loud as the V8 Supercars yet only reving a little above idle.
The Top Sportsman Association ran a guessing competition where the public filled out an entry form for their chance to win Family Passes to Sydney Dragway which gave the chance for some lucky families the opportunity to come and see what Drag Racing is all about.
The lucky winners were: The Scott-Branagan Family, Joshua Minihan, Carol Nicol, Paul Young, Grant Turner and Laura Chiandotto... These lucky people have won a Family Pass to a Drag Racing event at Sydney Dragway.
Also, there was a Flat Screen TV running all weekend with ANDRA Pro Series and Promotion Drag Racing DVD's which also caught the attention of crowd.
Trick and Manswetto's Capri has never looked better!!! ...
John Kuiper's Commodore and Darryl Stephen's Ford probe had a full size christmas tree in between them which symbolises our sport.
John Brisscas' Camaro will be on track early 2011 and has a 598ci Twin Turbo Big Block Chev built by BK Race Engines that should see it run deep into the 6 second zone!!!
Morris & Mitchell Sammut's 64 Corvette has a new 638ci Big Block Chev that should run high 7's. Morris Sammut wore out the hinges on his Corvette with the amount of people (male and female) he had sit in his car and explain how everything works!!!
Jason Stares' seven second Wallly Stroupe split window 63 Corvette always stands out in a crowd no matter where is shows up.
Jacob Evans' Junior Dragster was a hit among the younger audience also gave hundreds of kids a photo opportunity sitting in the JD.
Craig Hewitts Walkinshaw Commodore certainly gave the V8 fans a different perspective on the "Walky" look!!!
Margret Hartill-Laws new 27 T Roadster and Paul "Pardo" Partridge's Mustang showed the diversity that can be found in the different Brackets any Drag Racing event.
All in all everyone of the Top Sportsman Association members that attended had a great time showing and explaining Drag Racing to the public and are already making bigger and better plans for next year!