Darwin calling for O’Rourkes Last year's top qualifiers ready to go further

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O’Rourke Motorsport is on its way to Darwin for the fifth consecutive year, with this weekend’s Nitro Up North event to host OMS Pro Slammer at Hidden Valley Drag Strip across July 21 and 22.

Driver and team principal Grant O’Rourke will be looking to build on his top qualifying success from the event last year, where he set a personal best 5.73 second elapsed time to lead the field to eliminations.

With a raft of changes having been made to the OMS machine since its last outing earlier this year, Grant and his wife Debbie are confident of a strong showing ‘up North’ this weekend.

“The team has certainly been busy over the last little while putting in place a whole range of significant changes to the OMS Slammer since we raced in Perth in April,” Grant O’Rourke said.

“We always enjoy heading up North for these events and can’t wait to see what we can do this weekend in Darwin.

“As part of the ‘Central Swing’, this weekend is always strongly supported by the NT fans and we will be surely doing all we can to put on a strong show and better our results of last year, while also looking to improve our best Hidden Valley ET.

“While we won’t be competing in next weekend’s Desert Nationals as a round of the championship at Alice Springs, we will be heading over to take part in an exhibition with seven other doorslammers so it is a great couple of weeks ahead for us.”

The O’Rourke Motorsport Slammer will be one of 16 Pro Slammers set to be on-track this weekend for what is round one of the 2017/2018 400 Thunder National Championship.

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