Racers are preparing for the Prestige Lock Goldenstates this Saturday at Perth Motorplex, with a mid-week test and tune providing an opportunity to get any gremlins out before the national points round.
Photographer John Harney was there to capture the event and report on proceedings. To check out more from the event or to order photos, head to http://harneyphoto.com/automotive
James Kemp got through licensing in his altered, becoming a welcome addition to the Modified field.
Garry McGuinness was doing well on the Nitro Harley formerly ridden by his brother Wayne, until a front wheel lock up found him scrambling for the softer beach rather than trying to tackle the bend and the waiting wall. No damage was done to either rider or bike.
Jeff Johnson has sorted out the weight distribution in his XH Top Sportsman/Radial ute only to be plagued once again with a recurring electrical gremlin. This was soon rectified and he was back later in the night for more tuning.
Kyle Putland, Amanda Martin and Chris Went (pictured) were the only big horsepower cars to take advantage on the test and tune, but overpowered the hot track most of the day.
Tracey De Jager had a shocker of a day, after a gearbox problem during the first startup of the Nitro Nanna Thunderbird. The team decided to pack the car into the transporter and head for home to strip down the troublesome box. Tracey is hoping to break the Australian AA/APA record after being only 0.002 off the record last time, in what would be a fitting end to the Thunderbird before it is sold to make room for their Outlaw Nitro Funny Car.
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