THE JIM READ STORY
A new book released 1st June 2013
The commentator shouts, “Jim Read
is in trouble, it’s an horrific crash he is upside down and on fire and
has taken out a concrete pole, the fire truck and ambulance are rushing
Catapulting upside down at over 250mph and thinking to myself, this is
going to hurt. My instincts take over as I take my hands off the
steering wheel and brace for a big impact. In what seems like hours but
must be only a few minutes and in total darkness I assume is death, I
consider my life. Visions of my family come racing to me, my children,
my friends, places I have seen and the things I have done. Visions of a
future I wanted for them, for myself and for the sport I love, drag
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Jim Read Racing – Team Valvoline
Willowbank Raceway Winternationals Event
A crowd in excess of 12,000 attended
the Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich Queensland.
With a planned four days of fast and furious drag racing action
the Valvoline campaigned Top Fuel dragster driven by three times
Australian Top Fuel Champion Phil Read qualified into the field
with a best ET over the quarter mile drag track of 4.877.
another qualifier Phil ran the fastest sixty foot time of the
event with a .849, a great effort for Team Valvoline against the
stellar Top Fuel field.
The event was weather affected and the event promoter abandoned
valuable race date that Crew Chief Bruce Read had captured from
the previous Sydney event proved the difference with the
performance of the newly rebuilt ‘Black Mamba’ dragster getting
back to their previous best.
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CHAMPS 2013 EVENT REPORT
crowd was on hand at Sydney Dragway over the weekend of May 4 & 5 to
witness the much anticipated return of Jim Read Racing and the
Valvoline campaigned Top Fuel dragster driven by three times
Australian Top Fuel Champion Phil Read.
Six of the
very best performing nitro methane burning Top Fuel dragsters entered
the event including USA champion driver Tommy Johnson Jnr and head
crew chief Lee Beard in the Santo Rapisarda entry arriving direct from
Indianapolis USA this week.
Bruce Read captured and evaluated the valuable race data during the
three qualifying passes from the newly rebuilt ‘Black Mamba’ dragster
and after eleven months out of the driver’s seat Phil Read prepared to
contest this stellar six car field.
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List of current events for
Jim Read Racing
7-10 June 2013 - Winternationals
19-20 October 2013
Calder Park, Melbourne
1-3 November 2013 - Australian Nationals