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PBs for Ben Bray and Varun Sharma at the Brisbane Jamboree

While day two of the event at Willowbank Raceway was unfortunately cancelled due to rain, day one certainly went well for Team Bray Racing’s Gulf Western Oil Toyota Solara.

In the first qualifying hit-out, Bray set new ET and MPH personal bests with a 6.46 second run at 217 miles per hour. While Q2 was aborted with a trans brake issue discovered in the start-up area, the third and final qualifier for the day saw TBR walk away with a 6.544 second pass at 220.40 miles per hour – another new MPH personal best!

As a result of these passes, Bray now holds the Australian ET and Speed records for 1FZ powered cars and is the fastest outside of North America for the engine type. He also is now listed amongst the top 50 sport compact runs in the world.

“It is a shame we didn’t get to see what we could do on race day – everyone who knows me knows that the Jamboree is close to my heart, I love the event and the concept and I think Jamboree Australia has done a brilliant job.”

“Before this event our tuner Justin Simpson and I wanted to improve on our Gulf Western Oil Winternationals semi-final PB of 6.639 seconds at 209.39mph and maybe run a 6.4 second pass before the weekend was over,” Bray explained.

“We did that and some more! It is no secret that I always want to go well at Jamboree and to set a new PB for elapsed time and two PBs for mile per hour is pretty cool!”

Ben’s Solara uses an all-Haltech setup complete with an Elite 2500T ECU and an IQ3 dash.


Another high achiever at this year’s Brisbane Jamboree was Varun Sharma. Driving the Oceania College of Technolgy 2JZ Supra Varun broke into the 6-sec zone with a [email protected] pass, quickly backed up with a [email protected]

“We had a plan 12 weeks ago to build an all alloy 2JZ. 6 weeks of custom parts to be manufactured left the last 6 weeks to build and setup the current combo. With 60psi we achieved 2000hp at the crank with the plan to put another 500hp in after testing but with a positive test session we opted to dial in the setup with the current power.”

“We were devastated we did not get a chance to race against Titan’s copper Supra on Sunday, seems like mother nature had other ideas.”

Varun’s Supra is still a full bodied, standard chassis car which makes his times even more impressive. The engine is controlled by an all-Haltech systems with Elite 2500 and an IQ3 dash.

Thomas Bell and his mean, green, Pro Turbo Gemini wagon.

The Gemini is powered by a 2JZ and controlled by a Haltech 2500 ECU hooked up to an IQ3 dash.

The world’s fastest Barra: Dion Amato’s Haltech controlled Factory Xtreme drag car.

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