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2013 Cobra Rodders
2013 Cobra Rodders
1/8 MILE DRAG RACING - WOOLWICH STREET, EAST GORE
SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 2013 - RACING FROM 11AM---4PM
Counting down to the 1/8 mile on Woolwich Street
Roll on up! Spin the
wheels! Rev the engine!
Watch that smoke
coming out the rear!
But we do still have the Hot Rods that
come along on that day wanting to race
the clock and set a top time to take out
the title for their section.'' --- Gore Cobra
Rod and Custom Car Club member, Peter
The countdown is underway for the
annual 1/8 mile drag racing event in
Gore. This action packed event being
held on Woolwich Street in East Gore will be
sure to bring car enthusiasts out in force as
they compete for top honours in their
It's a race which is open to any type of vehicle,
an aspect which makes it very interesting for
spectators to watch on the day.
''The idea of the racing is to have organised
events for people to join in with so they can
legally race their car in the street in a
controlled environment,'' spokesperson for
the organising group, the Gore Cobra Rod and
Custom Car Club member, Peter Watson said.
''This event has grown from the days when
there used to be drag racing at Teretonga,
and people have great memories from those
times, and we have endeavoured to recreate
those here in Gore.''
Come Sunday 24, racing will be full on,
beginning at 11am and continuing through
However before this can happen, scrutineer-
ing of all vehicles intending to be entered will
get underway at 9am before the first race can
be kicked off.
Basically whatever vehicles show up on the
day and want to race, are able to race, but
with the stipulation that drivers must have a
full driver's licence and vehicles must be
registered and warranted. All vehicles are
scrutinised to make sure they meet these
criteria and all drivers are checked to ensure
they have a crash helmet. Last year drivers
were asked to wear overalls when they were
Motor bikes, competition cars, V8s, hot rods,
sports cars or even someone's everyday car:
the list of vehicle options keen to participate
in this annual event is endless. The 1/8 mile
Drag Racing event has become a popular day
which brings racing enthusiasts from near and
far for a day of action.
Now in its sixth year, each year the event has
moved up a notch as new people and
different vehicles come along to join in the
day watching or participating -- there is a lot
happening for everyone.
Over the years, the event has definitely grown.
''What we have noticed over the last couple of
years is that more people with everyday types
of cars are entering -- obviously keen to see
what they can go like!'' Peter Watson said.
From late model V8 Falcons, through to
Holden Commodores, the owners are keen to
test them out and to see how they perform,
and here they can do it legally.
''But we do still have the Hot Rods that come
along on that day wanting to race the clock
and set a top time to take out the title for their
Staging this event each year sees the
organising team resorting to a very tried and
true (and wholly successful) formula.
Peter said that when they reflected on the
2012 event, it went 'as good as gold'.
''From the organising team's 'point of view',
everything ran like clockwork and went really
''Things kept flowing through quickly all day: a
lot of this success was due to the work of club
members on the day that had specific roles to
''By using the same venue and following the
same format each year, the route has been
designed with every conceivable safety
feature in mind.
''It's as safe as it can be made for the public
and for the competitors,'' he said.
''And from our insurance company's point of
view, and the health and safety side, it's a
tried and true approach, and we are confident
we aren't going to run into trouble.''
''We know it works!''
An event such as the annual 1/8 Mile Drag Racing
which has grown in size, importance and popularity
on the local scene, couldn't reach the level it has
achieved throughout its six year history without support
from across the community.
The Mataura Licensing Trust is to the fore with
sponsorship for this event, which has enabled it to grow
and develop as it has.
Also in place today are various sponsorship packages
which has meant successes and achievements in the
various categories and classes of racing are able to be
rewarded with small trophies.
''As a club we are very grateful to them all. Without them
we would be looking sideways as to whether this would
be a viable event,'' organiser Peter Watson said.
This year, for the first time, the organisers have instigated
a 'gold coin donation' for spectators.
''It's been a hard decision for us to make, but it is
necessary to offset costs,'' Peter said.
''We have such good support from services on this day. We
need to donate to the Fire Brigade and St Johns who are
on site to help us, but we also need to cover the road
closure costs and insurance costs.''
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