If corners aren’t your thing, Turbosmart’s Flying 500 had you covered. Straight line speed is the name of the game and we saw plenty of it today!
Aaron’s Evo IX from Mick’s Motorsport took out the win. He executed the rolling start to perfection and hit a super smooth run to clock 252km/h at the chequered flag.
In second was this stunning R32 GT-R from 101 Motorsports in Queensland. Varun cracked 248km/h up the straight with the RB still screaming well past the finish line.
The now infamous NITTO R34 also came all the way from Queensland for the Flying 500. Their top speed of 246km/h took out third place.
Willall’s R35 may look tame from the front, but a parachute on the back tells the real story. Kier’s driving looked calm and collected pulling 233km/h from the sleek machine.
Crowds in the grandstand were on the edge of their seats as PJ crossed the finish line and had the back end swapping sides up the straight. Incredible driving saved his S13 from a nasty end. 222km/h was his top speed.
Equalling PJ’s best was Bob in his turbocharged GT40. Arguably the best sounding car of the lot, his 222km/h was a mighty impressive effort.
John’s stunning R32 GT-R from CV Performance managed 220km/h with tyres smoking all the way up the straight.
Crowd favourite “Mad” Mike Whiddett piloted the PPRE 6-rotor RX-4. His drift instincts kept the rear tyres blazing. Next to no traction in any gear doesn’t make for great speed but all that rotary goodness still mustered 192km/h.
Another car struggling with traction was Scott in TUFXR6. The huge torque of his car was shredding tyres yesterday and trying to get the power down today didn’t quite work out. He still put 190km/h up on the board and put on a good show! Let us know what you thought of the inaugural Turbosmart Flying 500 in the comments below.