Video: Wild Street Car Action From Australian King Of The Streets

Organized drag racing was born from the vision of getting racing off the streets and onto the tracks, and while the face of the sport has certainly changed since that time, street cars still make up its very grass root fabric. As racing technology has progressed street cars are now quicker than ever, and that leads to some exciting racing.

kots2At Heathcote Park Raceway in Australia, the Tunnel Vision King Of The Streets race brought out the quickest and fastest street cars from the land down under to see who was the fastest of them all. The Australian version of KOTS is a bit different than the famous race that happens in the Midwest of the United States since all of the cars on the property at Heathcote were legit street cars. During the day racers made multiple hits with many of the machines reaching deep into the single digits. At the end of the day it was time to turn the clocks off and have a Chicago-style heads-up race to see who had what it took to be King of the Hill. You know the competition is stiff when you see the I-TUFF Mustang and a nine-second Ford FPV from here on Dragzine mixing it up.

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After the dust settled there were two cars left — Quentin Feast’s nasty LSX twin turbo Holden Torana and the single turbo Valiant Charger HEMI six-banger owned by Brad Keem. Both of these cars are serious single digit monsters, with Feast running well into the eight-second zone and Keem’s V6-powered machine running low nine-second passes. When the dust cleared, Feast got the win light and gets to wear the King of The Streets crown. Check out this video from FullBoost that shows all the heads-up street car goodness.

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Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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