Father and son blitz dragsters



ROCKHAMPTON'S father-and-son team of Gavin and Daniel List have been Central Queensland's top performers at Willowbank Raceway near Ipswich on the weekend.

Competing in the USA versus Australia Top Fuel Dragsters meeting, they both reached the third round of eliminations in their respective super street and junior dragster divisions.

Daniel was unstoppable in the qualifying rounds, but eventually fell to Loughlin Boyde in elimination round three.

Gavin, driving a 350 Chev, lost his third round elimination to Neville Heffler in a Ford panel van.

It was tough going for Rockhampton's Russell Mackay and Nathan Peirano in the supercharged outlaws division.

Mackay, in his 63 Corvette, was the fastest qualifier and after having a bye in the first round of elimination he was beaten by Bevin Buckby.

It was unplanned slow going for Peirano, in his Lexus Hot Rod, in the first round of elimination.

After bursting off the start line and holding a strong lead the Lexus' parachute made an early appearance at the 90m mark to slow the car by about 65kmh.

Peirano could not beat Tim Caswell to the finish line.

Willowbank again endured a rain-affected meeting with Friday's program interupted.



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