If you ever wondered what goes through Rod Harvey’s mind mid five-second pass, we have the answer; “This motherf##ker is flying”. Well, at least that’s what was going through his mind during the recent 5.69@259mph during the Atlantic Oils East Coast Thunder at Sydney Motorsport Park. The pass wasn’t without some drama, with the Yuasa Camry touching the limiter just before the finish line, and one of the chutes tearing, which at just shy of 260mph is a scary prospect. Lucky Rod was able to pull it up undamaged.
Leading into the event, the addition of a new slightly bigger front cover on the turbo, and a few set-up changes to the clutch clearly paid off for the team and Rod says the data shows low 5.60s are a real possibility, although we’ll all have to wait until the new year to see if and when that can happen.