Sydney Jamboree – Day 1

There is one thing organisers of outdoor racing events are acutely aware of: you can’t control the weather. Despite the forecast predicting “scattered showers” the weather at the Sydney Dragway on Saturday got progressively worse, forcing the organisers to postpone the event to Sunday.

“We’ve dried the track several times and we were almost ready to go,” said the event organiser Ray Box, “but then the weather turned on us and we had to make the decision to postpone.”

Despite no track action, there was still plenty to see in the pits with some good machinery on display, proving the sport compact scene is still very strong in Australia.

Pulse Racing turned up with this Turbosmart-equipped FWD monster. The guys are hoping to break the long-standing Australian FWD record.


This immaculate Holden HT was one of our favourite cars at the event. Featuring Turbosmart BOVs and Wastegates it’s a perfect example of a high-tech setup in an old-school muscle car.

There was no shortage of tough street cars on display including this stand-out Mazda RX-3.

Rocky shows off a new Turbosmart sticker on the PAC Performance Mazda 6. Unfortunately the event was cut short for PAC with the car forced to retire after first qualifying.

Those ominous clouds forecast the arrival of drag racers’ biggest enemy – rain.

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