Shane Olive claimed victory among the Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods as part of the Nitro Heaven event at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.
Olive, driving the hot rod nicknamed ‘Psycho’, only just missed achieving the car’s first 5sec. pass with a best of 6.01sec.
“It was a great day of racing for ‘Psycho’ and we were very consistent all day,” he said. “We did have a crack at running its first five but wasn’t meant be in Perth.
“Our team were all very happy with how the car performed. We ran 6.05sec. on the first pass and then for our second pass we had a crack at running that five but gave it a little too much and ran a 6.12sec. We came back for the last run and ran a awesome 6.01sec. – so very close to that five.”
Olive believes it will only be some minor adjustments to the car that see it take those precious few hundredths of a second off a pass.
“I think it will happen. This car will run a five with a little more fine tuning and I really hope it happens at our next event in Sydney for the whole team.
“And most of all for my god parents and car owners Graeme and Wendy Cowin. Back in the day this car was their life; it has so much history and meaning to them.”