Port Lincoln's Mundy wins first major drag title

RACER: Adam Mundy displays his Christmas Tree trophy alongside his drag racing car.
RACER: Adam Mundy displays his Christmas Tree trophy alongside his drag racing car.

Port Lincoln drag racer Adam Mundy has picked up the biggest win of his racing career at Alice Springs on July 21 and 22.

Mr Mundy took part in the Australian National Drag Racing Association Summit Sportsman Series Desert Nationals, winning in the modified class.

One of eight entries into the modified class, Mr Mundy had a bye in the first round and in the semi final snuck in to the final after he and his opponent J. Voight had a breakout, meaning both cars came in under their indexed times but Mr Mundy was less under his time.

In the final Mr Mundy claimed the class title, and the “Christmas Tree” trophy, after matching his indexed time with a 0.01 reaction time against Adelaide racer Simon Barlow.

Mr Mundy said he was shocked by the result to start with.

“You don’t know who won until your team comes down and tells you,” he said.

“It was a bit of an anxious couple of minutes.”

Mr Mundy has been racing for four years and has had his current car for about a year and a half.

Fellow Port Lincoln racer Leon Davies knows what it’s like to win an ANDRA Christmas Tree trophy, as he won for his class at an event in Mildura almost one year ago.

Mr Mundy said he would like to thank John Boundey and his father and crew chief Des Mundy for travelling and being his crew for every meeting.

He also thanked Leon and Lisa Davies for their help throughout the years, as well as Andrew Thompson, Adam Davies, Ron Beaucaris, Shane Howell, Jason Palm and Aiden Francis for their help.

Finally Mr Mundy thanked the Custom Kitchens staff for maintaining the business while he was away racing.

Following this success Mr Mundy will race in Mildura in September, Portland in November and Perth in December.