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Grudge Kings Battle Royale

Grudge Kings returned to Sydney Dragway this weekend with a bang. 

The weather was great, and there was plenty to see for the large crowd who came though the gates.

Plenty of cars on display, from hot rods to tough street cars.

But most were there for the racing, which, thanks to $50,000 winner takes all prize money, saw one of the toughest line up of cars we’ve encountered in quite a while. 

Danny Makdessi debuted his new look “Devil’s Taxi” Valiant, now with a Haltech VMS controlling ignition!

Unfortunately, he was knocked out in the first round when the big val threw a supercharger belt. 

He did, however, run a PB later in the day with a very fast 6.33@211 quarter.

Dale Heiler had the newer leaner, Castle Hill Performance Big Block Chevy-powered commodore out for the day.

The car performed well, with Dale also grabbing a PB of 4.34@172 in the eighth.

He made it through to the second round but was knocked out when the car stalled in staging. 

Anthony Maatouk had both King32 and the new build “Metro” R32 GT-R.

In practice, Metro ran some truly impressive numbers 6.9@203mph

Making it the world’s first Skyline R32 GTR into the 6-second bracket and on a 275 radial tyre too!

Phil Penny’s immaculate Honda always looks great

Phil ran an 8.1@171mph on a lazy 20psi. 

He turned the boost up ready for a faster pass but unfortunately ran out of time when the was closed for being too cold

Maria Passos was on song in the Dyno-mite Performance XR6 an 8.25@171mph makes her Australia’s fastest and quickest street XR6 turbo.

Alex Borg wasn’t afraid of lifting the wheel on Haltech-powered Azzopardi Racing turbo Hayabusa.

McDonald Bros Racing had the very fast small block Chev-powered Monaro up from Victoria.

And it was great to see the Mick’s Motorsport S15 on track, driven by Joe Sabato.

When the dust settled.  Jet Martin walked away with the $50k in his immaculate blue commodore.

Bring on the next Grudge Kings!

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