19 times Australian & reigning champion, Gary Phillips has taken over the points lead of the 400 Thunder Pro Alcohol Championship after winning last weekend's Santos Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway in his Lucas Oils Funny Car.
In the final of Top Sportsman, it was a battle of the Lucas Oils-supported racers, with Matt Forbes (5.001s/143.33mph) taking on and defeating current Champ and Nitro Up North winner Jason Stares (4.796s/146.10mph).
Gary Phillips has claimed a long-overdue win in his Lucas Oil Products Studebaker Top Doorslammer, at last weekend’s Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.
Richie Crampton, driver of the Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, celebrated his 36th birthday Saturday by qualifying in the top half of the 16-car field in the No. 8 position.