PremiAir Hire Racing put on a great Top Fuel show as part of the Perth Motorplex’s 49th annual Westernationals at the weekend, completing six match races with Lamattina Top Fuel Racing to the delight of fans, resetting the track ET record and temporarily setting the national ANDRA 1000ft Top Fuel speed record.
With the final run completed on Sunday night, the score-board showed three wins apiece for the pairing who travelled from the East Coast to take part in the two-day event.
“I had been to the Perth Motorplex as a spectator around six or seven year ago and it has always been on my bucket list to come back and race there,” Xiberras explained.
“I was certainly not disappointed. We received such a warm welcome from the track and its team as well as all of the spectators, of which there were many! The facility is fantastic and the racing was also really great – I couldn’t be happier with how things went.
“I want to thank everyone behind the event for welcoming us and for putting on a fantastic event even with some major challenges after the track was struck by lightening just 36 hours before the event started. I also want to especially thank Phil Lamattina who started the negotiations with the track for us to come over.
“When it came to the actual passes, we really enjoyed ourselves out there and we were pleased to claim the track ET record (3.854s) and also to set the new ANDRA 1000 foot speed record – even if it was only for a few hours before Phil took it off us in the last pass of the evening”.
“The car might be new but it is running so consistently, it is like a bracket car – over the six passes we ran 3.889s, 3.889s, 3.874s, 3.869s and 3.854s before our last run shook the tyres.
“We are very excited to see what we can do next with the PremiAir Hire Top Fuel dragster!”
PremiAir Hire Racing will next be on-track for the Santo’s Super Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway on Good Friday, the 10th of April. For event information, visit www.willowbankraceway.com.au