Perry Bullivant drags off the field to snare title

ALBURY driver Perry Bullivant had his first loss for the year at the recent Australian Pro Street Association Drags at Eastern Creek, but it was not enough to stop him winning the Outlaw Radial Class for 2013 outright.

After winning the three qualifying events Bullivant, driving his Chevrolet-powered V8 LX Torana, was pipped by Melbourne driver Drago Nikodijevic in his Chev Camaro by just 0.039 seconds in the final.

“It was a little disappointing not to have made a clean sweep, but we did come away from the meeting with a personal best run of 7.41 at 193mph (310km/h) for the quarter mile,” Bullivant said.

“Three wins from four of the five rounds (Portland was washed out) is a pretty amazing result. We won at Brisbane, Benaraby and the first Eastern Creek round, so we’re stoked to now have the outright trophy for the display cabinet.

“Before we went to Sydney for the final round we took some weight out of the car and more or less rebuilt it, so the hard work we put in definitely paid off.

“My crew of Terry Farrell, Jamie Flegg, Joe Zannon and dad Tony — not to mention Pat Carty and Simon Green here at the workshop (Bullivant Automotive) have been tremendous all season.

“I would also like to thank Dandy Engines, Proline Racing, Burko Transmissions, Rapid Hydraulics, Enginemasters, RC Metalcraft, Status Customs and the local business houses that have supported us this year.”

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