Drag Race 13th July 2013 Report

 

 

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Lewis Car Club, in association with Highlands and Islands Airports, organised the second Hebridean Plant Hire Ltd Drag Races of 2013 at Stornoway Airport for Saturday 13th July.

 

This event was looking like a no-go only 10 hours before the deadline, as we only had 11 signed up entrants!

Entries closed at 5pm on Wednesday with a total of 33, which was too close to the minimum of 35 to justify cancelling what is a great fundraising event for local charities. With a total of 41 cars running on the night, the good number of entrants helped make the event a great success!

 

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A nice variety of cars entered this event, and with 16 Vauxhalls in various states of tune on the list a Stornoway legend was going to be decided on the night! We also had an impressive line up of high performance German sport saloons, with the big V8s providing a nice backup to Kenny’s Hi-Fi

 

 

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Gerry Robb has got to have had the most interesting car of the night, making the trip up from Ayrshire with his Ford Victoria hot rod. Fitted with a 3.5 v8, the coolest car of the night ran a very respectable 15.731 seconds.

 

 

 

 

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Isla Mackenzie posted a fastest time of 14.917 in her white Vauxhall Corsa, with some impressive launches off the start line. Beating her car’s previous best time, she showed a few of the boys how it should be done…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best reaction time was Chris Matheson with his Audi S4, getting a perfect 0.000 launch.

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Donnie Campbell in his flat six twin turbo Subaru Impreza, lighting up all four tyres and setting an impressive 11.447 second time. This is a seriously quick car with more to come!
Colin Linklater still holds the fastest time recorded – set last June he ran an 11.130 pass @ 127.4mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavin Lomax got his homebuilt 1.9 Turbo injection VW Beetle into the 12’s, posting a 12.984 1/4 mile pass. Gavin will hopefully smash this time next year when he completes his new Beetle build.

The run below was one of a few “bracket” races run on the night, where a start light delay is entered into the timing system which compensates for different power levels, making for a fair race between unevenly matched cars.

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It is now official; Janis Cerins has the Fastest Astra in Stornoway, with his C20LET powered machine shooting up the 1/4 mile in 13.95 seconds. Murray Macdonald came in a close second, with a 14.193 second pass in his VXR Nürburgring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our thanks goes out to everyone who helps to make these events possible, it’s a great evenings entertainment and it raises a significant sum of money for good causes!

 

NAME CAR RUN 1 RUN2 RUN3 RUN4 RUN5 FASTEST
DONALD CAMPBELL SUBARU IMPREZA 11.6 11.486 11.447 12.443 n/a 11.447
SEAN MACKENZIE SUBARU IMPREZA 12.537 12.713 13.821 12.404 12.72 12.404
MURRAY HENDERSON MERCEDES S55 AMG 12.922 13.636 13.155 12.902 12.978 12.902
GAVIN LOMAX VW BEETLE 13.987 14.388 12.984 13.102 13.09 12.984
EUAN MACKAY SUBARU IMPREZA 13.839 13.584 13.215 13.111 13.882 13.111
SCOTT MACLEOD MERCEDES AMG 13.346 14.164 13.994 14.001 13.897 13.346
COLIN DAVIS MITSUBISHI EVO 14.028 13.464 13.347 13.857 13.624 13.347
PAUL MACAULAY BMW M5 13.475 13.632 13.566 13.547 14.375 13.475
MORRIS MACLEOD BMW M5 13.952 13.817 13.739 13.781 14.002 13.739
STEVEN MACINTYRE NISSAN 200SX 14.685 14.28 13.889 13.838 14.499 13.838
JANIS CERINS OPEL ASTRA 14.732 14.256 13.95 14.167 14.554 13.95
MURRAY MACDONALD VAUXHALL ASTRA 14.717 14.576 14.949 14.193 15.088 14.193
DAVID MURRAY MAZDA 3 MPS 14.044 14.227 14.277 14.72 14.432 14.227
ROSS MACLEOD VAUXHALL ASTRA 14.561 14.753 14.251 15.033 14.975 14.251
CHRIS MATHESON AUDI S4 14.273 14.419 14.196 15.824 14.597 14.273
BRYAN MACLEOD VAUXHALL CORSA 14.526 14.487 14.874 14.401 20.064 14.401
DUNCAN MACRAE HONDA INTEGRA 14.664 14.952 14.974 14.965 14.706 14.664
DON NEIL MACKENZIE VAUXHALL ASTRA 14.961 14.838 14.81 15.068 14.707 14.707
CALUM MACLEOD AUDI RS4 24.516 n/a n/a 14.716 23.882 14.716
ISLA MACKENZIE VAUXHALL CORSA 15.115 15.699 14.956 14.917 15.54 14.917
IAIN MACLEAN VAUXHALL CORSA 14.951 15.403 15.732 15.581 15.723 14.951
JAMES FORREST SEAT IBIZA 16.122 14.991 15.584 16.654 15.856 14.991
LEWIS MACKENZIE HONDA CIVIC 15.06 15.282 15.103 15.01 15.253 15.01
ALEXANDER MACLEOD MAZDA 3 MPS 15.11 15.239 15.045 15.796 15.513 15.045
JAMIE MACLEAN VAUXHALL CORSA 15.261 15.341 15.192 15.082 15.192 15.082
MARTIN MACLEOD VAUXHALL ASTRA 16.076 15.314 15.868 15.557 15.573 15.314
SCOTT MATHESON VW GOLF 15.671 16.07 15.429 15.42 15.327 15.327
CALUM TAYLOR BMW 323 15.599 16.514 15.981 15.828  n/a 15.514
ZAK CARTER HONDA CIVIC 15.794 15.726 16.043 15.675 16.238 15.675
STEVEN MACDONALD VAUXHALL ASTRA 16.639 15.676 16.537 17.05 16.542 15.676
COLIN LINKLATER MAZDA MX5 15.724 15.744 15.999 15.88 n/a 15.724
GERRY ROBB FORD VICTORIA 17.08 16.075 15.731 15.972 15.818 15.731
GRAEME MACLEOD FORD FOCUS ST 15.967 16.083 16.041 16.03 16.76 15.967
JOHN MACKAY ESCORT RS TURBO 16.041 16.842 16.811 16.878 16.178 16.041
ROBERT MATHESON VAUXHALL CAVILIER 16.209 16.223 16.177 16.294 16.193 16.177
DAVID SMITH VAUXHALL ASTRA 16.209 16.414 16.237 16.23 16.567 16.209
DANIEL McCULLOCH VAUXHALL CAVILIER 16.389 16.597 16.484 16.225 17.314 16.225
LEE MCBRATNEY VAUXHALL ASTRA 16.312 16.318 16.47 16.249 16.352 16.249
SANDY MACNEIL VAUXHALL ASTRA 16.568 16.398 16.271 16.434 16.311 16.271
JON CLOUGH VAUXHALL ASTRA 17.484 17.777 17.068 17.223 17.299 17.068
ANDREW MACIVER VW GOLF 17.112 n/a n/a n/a n/a 17.112