Wayne Yearbury: 1953 Studebaker

Wayne Yearbury. 1953 Studebaker

[Photo by: Ian Rainbow]

Wayne started drag racing in 1980. He raced a Top Alcohol dragster and two Top Alcohol funny cars before turning his attention to Top Doorslammer. Wayne has won the Nationals twice, once in Top Alcohol and in 2012 in Top Doorslammer. He has also won the points series once and the Blown Doorslammer Challenge series once. He is the quickest and fastest doorslammer driver in New Zealand, recording a 6.160 second pass at 235.89 mph at the 2014 Nitro Shootout, which he also won.

Class Top Doorslammer
Body 1953 Studebaker (Carbon fibre by Anderson Race Cars)
Engine 526 cubic inch BAE. Brad VI heads.
Supercharger PSI
Fuel Injection PSI Hat
Ignition MSD Pro Mag 44
Clutch Crower
Gearbox Lenco 3 speed
Differential 9 1/2 Ford. Sheetmetal housing. 4.3 gears. 40 spline Strange axles.
Front Suspension Strange struts
Rear Suspension Swingarm with Strange shocks
Chassis Terrys Chassis Shop
Wheels 16 x 16 Cragar Beadlocks. Weld Aluma Stars
Tyres 34.5 Hoosier. Goodyear Eagles.
Brakes Strange
Paint Wrap by Sign City
Major Sponsor KC Tools, Wayco
Best times 6.160 secs. 235.89 mph

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