Local made victory for Loy
WARWICK driver Andrew Loy drove his locally-made car to victory against Warren Sichter in a United States-built car at the Warwick Dragway on Saturday.
Sichter was fastest qualifier in the modified class and Loy second fastest.
“I went too quick in one race, I was .006 of a second faster than my nominated time,” Sichter said.
“It is not uncommon to win or lose by one thousandth of a second in drag racing.”
Loy was driving a dragster built in Warwick by Dennis Glanville and was happy to get one up on Sichter.
The two often battle it out for positions in modified at the Warwick Dragway.
Sichter was one of 20 drag racing club members at a working bee yesterday preparing for a visit by the Monaro club drivers on Sunday.
While he lives at Tamborine and runs a trailer-importing business, Sichter was happy to help his club out yesterday and is ready to do the same on Sunday.
“They are a good bunch of people at the Warwick Dragway and the facilities are in pretty good nick,” Sichter said.
He races at Willowbank but has a lot more fun at Warwick Dragway.
“There is no theme park ride with as great a thrill as 1/8 mile (200m) on Warwick Dragway,” he said.