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Supercars Mustang set for quarter-mile drag showdown

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Supercars Mustang set for quarter-mile drag showdown
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Jun 5, 2019, 1:55 AM

Chaz Mostert's Tickford Mustang will take part in a quarter-mile showdown against accomplished drag racer Ben Bray at the Winternationals in Queensland this weekend.

Mostert and his Supercars-spec Mustang will compete in three match races against Bray and his turbocharged Toyota Solara at Willowbank Raceway, as part of a promotion for shared sponsor Century Yuasa Batteries.

The races will be held with a handicap system, the Solara capable of six-second passes while the Supercar is likely to be around the 10-second mark.

“This won’t be the first time that a fully-fledged Supercar has raced down the quarter-mile at Willowbank Raceway – Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes did it back in 2009 with Jamie walking away with the best ET of 10.80s,” Bray explained.

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“It will be interesting to see what Chaz and his Mustang can do on the strip – we will have three races – two on Friday and one on Saturday – and I can assure you, I will be looking to bring home the honours for Team Bray Racing and Century Yuasa Batteries for sure.

“Whatever happens, I think this is a really fun concept and one that I am looking forward to being a part of."

The Winternationals is billed as the biggest drag racing event outside of the US.

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Series Supercars , Drag
Drivers Chaz Mostert
Teams Tickford Racing
Author Andrew van Leeuwen