This event marked the second time a Nitro Funny Car took on a Top Fuel Dragster at Perth Motorplex (then Quit Motorplex), following on from the Greene Machine’s encounter with Rachelle Splatt the previous season.
Pennzoil-sponsored Robin Kirby filled the nitro gap this time and duked it out with the Greene Machine driven by Allan Dobson. Dobson was the one to beat on the evening however, running consecutive passes of 5.44, 5.58 and 5.41 at 282mph to defeat Kirby three-zip. The final run was a PB at both ends for the Greene Machine and stunned the WA drag racing audience! It also edged closer to Romeo Capitanio’s 5.37, which was the quickest pass in Australia at the time for Nitro Funny Cars.
We’d love to have some results from this event so if anyone has the old Dragster Australia meeting report please let me know – until then please check out the gallery of photos below.
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Here are some videos from the passes: