Five national records were reset during the 27th Annaul Marlows Westernationals at Perth’s Ravenswood Raceway. The event was a round of the Australian Drag Racing Series and one of only two annual opportunities the west coast competitors had to set records on their home soil. The heat of battle saw new standards being set as follows:

B/Gas – Steve Flynn, Gosnells WA, Commodore
Old Record 8.32. New Record 8.30.

RR/Gas – Terry Stacy, Forrestfield WA, Mazda RX7
Old Record 9.00. New Record 8.80
Old Record147.29mph. New Record 156.25mph

A/Gas – Ian Johns, Gooseberry Hill WA, XR8 Falcon
Old Record 168.35mph. New Record 171.75mph.

P/CB – John Parker, West Jayner Qld, Harley
Old Record 147.95mph. New Record 149mph.