Trevor Collett | Jun 21, 2014

Team Mopar Australia driver Lee Bektash has set a new world record at the 2014 Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland.

Driving his Dodge Avenger in the Pro-Stock class, Bektash’s run of 6.950 seconds over the quarter-mile (400 metres) at 196.67 miles per hour (314.67km/h) makes it the fastest naturally-aspirated small block sedan in the world.

Both Bektash and fellow competitor Aaron Tremayne ‘red-lighted’ (jumped the start), but as Bektash jumped first, the race was awarded to Tremayne.

“It’s great to be part of Australian drag racing history and run a 6.96 side-by-side,” Bektash said.

“On the run I shut it off at 6.8 and thought I’d won the race until I saw [Tremayne’s] brother running towards him to congratulate him on his efforts.”

Bektash described the run as a “career-best”, and the Mopar team has now sets it sights on being the first Australian Pro-Stock entry to complete a 200mph (320km/h) run.

That goal could be realised at the next Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) Pro Stock round, as the Mopar team will have a new engine at the event following 18 months of development.

Round Four of the championship will be held at Queensland’s Benaraby Raceway, October 4-5 2014.

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Team Mopar Australia
Class: Pro Stock
Driver: Lee Bektash
Engine: 399ci Small Block Hemi (Naturally aspirated). 1150 horsepower.
Engine Builder: BRE Bob Book (Illinois, USA)
Crew Chief: Tomi Laine (Indianapolis, USA)
Body: Dodge Avenger
Sponsor: Mopar Australia & Fiat Professional

Record Run:
Full Run: 6.950 seconds at 196.67mph
Half Track: 4.448 seconds at 156mph

Competition: ANDRA (Australian National Drag Racing Association) Series
Event of Run: Winternationals - Queensland Raceway, Australia
Date of run: 8th of June
National ANDRA (Australian National Drag Racing Association) Pro Stock record run & top MPH
Quickest naturally aspirated small block vehicle in the world down the quarter mile.


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