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Records fall at the annual Brisbane Jamboree

Thousands of sport compact drag racing fans who turned up at the Willowbank Raceway this weekend were treated to a super competitive and a truly international field from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Puerto Rico.

The annual Brisbane Jamboree is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and this year’s line-up provided some of the best sport compact racing ever seen on Australian soil.

With a string of record passes Team Puerto Rico proved they are indeed the international benchmark when it comes to sport compact drag racing.

Rafaelito Racing Mazda RX-8 set a new 13B World Record with a 6.57@200mph pass.

MechTech’s 2JZ Scion laid down an incredible 5.83@244mph setting a new Australian sport compact record.

The crowd favourite “El Humilde” Toyota AE86 posted a PB with a 5.94@242mph pass.

Hailing from Japan, Deep Stage Racing took the runner-up trophy in the Pro Compact class with their Mazda RX-7FC.

Phil Penny took the Modified 10.5 class win in his 2JZ powered Honda S600 with a 7.8@181mph.

Phil also took home the “Best Burnout” award after smoking his tyres all the way to the 1/8th mile mark!

Phil’s 1000hp+ 2JZ is controlled by a Haltech ECU with an IQ3 Dash displaying and logging all the essential data.

Dion Amato reset his PB setting a new national Barra record in the process with 6.81@216mph in the Dyno-mite Performance Dodge Avenger.

Dion’s car is powered by a straight six, turbo Ford Barra engine and uses Haltech Elite 2500 + Race Expansion Module (REM).

Inside, Haltech’s IQ3 dash keeps Dion up to date with all the important engine data.

Parry Georgis took the Street Compact class trophy in his Haltech-powered 13B Holden Gemini. Parry was also the top class qualifier and reset his PB along the way.

The ever-consistent Daniel Ruggier finished 3rd in Modified Compact.

Daniel’s Haltech-powered 13B RX-3 Coupe is legendary for its reliability and consistent ETs.

“Haltech is the most reliable computer system this car has ever run. Untouched tune since 2011. It never missed a beat, absolutely love it!”

One of the most notorious R32s on the planet – Mercury Motorsport’s NITTO II entertained the crowds with its infamous burnouts.

Despite suffering from driveline issues, Trent managed to set a new mph record with a super fast, 193mph pass on Sunday.

“Haltech ECU performs faultlessly. Once we get the driveline sorted the car will be crazy fast!”

NITTO II uses Haltech Elite 2500 + Race Expansion Module (REM) to control its monstrous, 1600hp+ engine.

Oceania College of Technology debuted their brand new Supra.

Built by 101 Motorsport and competing in the J275 class, the car is powered by a 3.4L 2JZ with Haltech Elite 2500 in charge of engine management.

Haltech’s IQ3 Dash takes care of data display and logging duties.

To top off a very successful event, Haltech’s promo girl, Sarah was crowned Miss Jamboree 2017.

Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all the competitors. Thanks to Ray and Colin for putting on such a great event. The sport compact drag racing scene is alive and well!

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