Darren Morgan and his team are excited for this weekends Winternationals in Queensland, the 400 Thunder Series finale.
Morgan and crew arrived in Queensland on Monday and have been involved in numerous promotional activities.
Australian Minister for Foreign affairs Julie Bishop got a taste of Australian Drag Racing yesterday morning, when she sat in the Darren Morgan Racing AEG Top Fuel dragster for a start up.
The AEG Top Fuel Dragster was later featured on the Channel 10 Brisbane news last night at 5.30pm and 5.55pm for their live weather cross.
The Winternationals kicks off today, with Top Fuel running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Morgan is currently third place in the points, and is looking to secure first place at the event and reach maximum points to take out the championship.
This could potentially be Morgan’s fifth Top Fuel championship, and the first Top Fuel Championship of the 400 Thunder Series, both being an Australian first.
“I am looking forward to good weather, excellent competition and excellent racing,” Morgan said.
The AEG Top Fuel dragster has been consistent and fast all season, DMR tuner Ben Patterson is looking forward to putting down some fast passes.
“We have had a really good season, we ran our personal best in Perth,” Patterson said.
“We ran a 4.77 with the parachute out half track at the last event, which could of easily been in the 4.60s if the chute hadn’t come loose.”
Five other Top Fuel teams, and a total of 406 competitors in other brackets will join Morgan over the weekend.
The first qualifier is estimated for 5pm tomorrow night, two further qualifies on Saturday and racing on Sunday.
First round will be at 10am, semi finals at 2.25pm and the final at 4.52pm.
Those unable to see the action in person can stream the event online at http://400thunder.5stream.com
Head over to Darren Morgan’s Facebook page to keep up to date with how the team goes this weekend – www.facebook.com/TopFuel
DMR would like to thank major sponsors AEG Powertools and Shannons Insurance as well as all their associate sponsors.
Image supplied by Willowbank Raceway
Written by Caitlyn Morgan