Tremayne thunders to victory in Pro Stock
AUSSIE power made right here in Bundaberg has steered Tyronne Tremayne to a win in the Pro Stock drag racing series at the inaugural 400 Thunder opener at Sydney last weekend.
Competing in the new series, created by Australian Professional Drag Racing, Tremayne beat seven other competitors, including his brother, fellow Bundy driver Aaron, to claim the crown.
Racing for his own team, Tremaniac Racing, Tremayne said it was good to win again.
"It's a pretty good feeling to win my first event since 2014, and my first event in Sydney since 2012," he said.
"To also be the first person with my hands on the 400 Thunder Pro Stock trophy is fantastic as well."
In the hotly contested category, Tremayne qualified fourth, with his brother second in the heats.
When racing began, Tyronne excelled as he defeated Emilio Spinozzi to progress to the final four.
In the semis he progressed in a thrilling encounter.
Despite having a slower top speed and duration time in the race, Tyronne's reaction time was enough to put him in the final.
A win over Lee Bektash in the decider handed the Bundaberg racer the win.
His plan of being consistent paid ultimate dividends.
"As long as we qualify in the top half, we are usually alright in the knockout stages, and can get good results," he said.
The event wasn't so good for Aaron who got eliminated in the quarter-finals with a mechanical issue.
Despite the intense rivalry between the two in competition, he was pleased the win was a team effort.
"Aaron looks after all the mechanics of our drags, and provides us with the Aussie power needed to win," he said.
"It's always good to win, and beat your rivals, but our results are always a team effort."
Tremayne is preparing to compete in the next event in Perth, but is on the look outfor sponsors to help him get there.
"It is going to cost us almost 20,000 to get to the next event and compete," he said.
"We are saving all we can but it would be nice to get financial assistance to help us get there."
The next event will be held on December 4.