When the Sydney Jamboree hits Sydney Dragway this Saturday 15 March it will play host to the first stanza of a growing piston versus rotary battle courtesy of the Factory Xtreme bracket, which will be sponsored at the Jamboree by Precision Turbo and Engine.
Hitting the track will be Collin Willshire, George Rehayem, Jason Both, Mark Jacobsen, Milos Paviovic, Scott Porter, Joe Signorelli, Archie Kajewski and Zoran Gajic aboard state-of-the-art drag racing machines which epitomise the latest in technology and development.
Factory Xtreme Committee Member Willshire said this weekend’s Sydney Jamboree is set to a ‘fast and furious’ battle for racers and spectators alike.
“Everyone loves a good rivalry – it builds excitement and virtually guarantees on-track action,” said Willshire.
“The Factory Xtreme class is all about excitement, bringing the ultimate in drag racing technology in the cars loved by today’s generation together with committed and talented racers to create edge of your seat battles.
“With everything from Nissan GTRs and Toyota Celicas to Mazda 6s and Mitsubishi Eclipses, Factory Xtreme is guaranteed to thrill at the Sydney Jamboree this weekend.”
As round one of the 2014 Factory Xtreme Series, the Sydney Jamboree represents the first ‘full flight’ competitive hit-out for Brisbane racer Jacobsen and his new Nissan GTR Twin Turbo V6 VR 38 engine combination.
“About five months ago we hit the track for the final round of Factory Xtreme as part of the APSA event, the numbers were good but we didn’t want to push it that early on,” said the 43 year old who is the owner of Godzilla Motorsport.
“When we get underway this Saturday I am pretty confident the bugs will be all shook out so we can really push ahead with the car and chase some results.
“As far as the piston versus rotary rivalry goes, it is a great thing for the sport as it creates some excitement and that is what this class is all about – for me, I want to win whether I am racing a rotary or a piston, so at the end of the day I am just going to go for it!”
The Precision Turbo and Engine Factory Xtreme action will kick off at the Sydney Jamboree on Saturday 15 March with two rounds of qualifying at 10.00am and 12.00pm ahead of three rounds of racing from 3.00pm and finals from 8.30pm. For more information including entry lists and event schedules, please visit www.jamboree.com.au or www.factoryxtreme.com.au
Factory Xtreme is a Sport Compact Drag Racing category open to post-2000 full chassis drag vehicles with a maximum wheelbase of 115 inches powered by a 4-cyl, 6-cyl, two-rotor or three-rotor engine. Representing the ultimate in drag racing technology and development both in terms of horsepower and application, the category boasts several national and world record holders and is steadily growing.
In 2014 the Factory Xtreme Series will be held over five rounds, commencing this weekend at the Sydney Jamboree before journeying on to Willowbank Raceway for the FUCHS Winternationals (5-8 June) and the Brisbane Jamboree (30 August) and Calder Park Raceway (11 October) before returning to Sydney for the finale during November. For the latest on the Series, please visit www.factoryxtreme.com.au