Errol Quartermaine may be on top of the points in the Perth Motorplex Super Comp championship standings heading into this Saturday’s WA Drag Racing Grand Finals, but he is far from feeling confident.
After a tricky season which has included not only COVID-19 delays but also a number of breakages for the Hillman (WA) resident, Quartermaine has a number of highly skilled racers nipping at his heels ahead of the April 10 decider, including Todd Stacey (415 points), Rob Gaikhorst (385 points) and Jake Chaisty (310 points).
With the WA Drag Racing Grand Finals event offering 50 percent bonus points and plenty of pre-event strategizing going on for the racers involved, Quartermaine is not expecting an easy ride to the title on Saturday.
“Things are very close heading to the Grand Final and we are all strategizing to get the best advantage that we can as whoever goes further in the rounds will be walking away with the title,” Quartermaine said while thanking his sponsors Harris Engines, Crow Cams, Park Body Builders and AllFast Torque Converters.
“I know Todd is planning on changing his class to get a potential advantage on his index, and we have done the same as well!
“It is so tight, that every little thing will factor in and we will just have to see how it goes.
“I am never confident to be honest, there are so many variables and you just never know what is going to happen in this sport of ours.
“One thing I can say for sure is that we will be looking to set track records, as we are going to have to if we want to have any hope of taking out the title. I am really looking forward to hopefully getting some PBs down in the process of trying to win the event.
“Of course, if we can win the championship, that will be just great. It is all about the thrill of the competition isn’t it – people are quite keen to win it, and I am quite keen to stop them!” he laughed.
The WA Drag Racing Grand Finals take place this Saturday, April 10. Qualifying begins from 11am with the feature show from 5.30pm. For more information, visit www.motorplex.com.au
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