Arranmore Sprint brings Mad Max to Island | PHOTOS

The 2019 Kangaroo Island Sprint event was a big success with 24 cars of all shapes and sizes.

The standing-start quarter mile sprint takes place each year on a closed track on Arranmore Road. 

KI Motor Club organises the event each year and Wayne Reilly said this was the second most competitors ever.

"There was big variety of cars, including two hot rods from the mainland," Wayne said. "It was a cracker of a day, very good."

Event winner Brendan Buick finished fastest with 2001 HSV Commodore, that features twin turbos on its big block engine.

He stopped the clock at 11.5 seconds with a top speed of 230km/h.

Coming second for most of the day was Will Escabache and his 2007 FPV Typhoon, but he was just pipped for second place by Erik Trae also driving a FPV Typhoon, who did a 11.6. 

Erik also recorded a very respectable run with his 3-litre, V6 R32 VW Golf stopping the clock at 12.7 seconds and 173km/h for the standing quarter mile event on Arranmore Road, Kangaroo Island.


The top five results from the 2019 KI Sprint were:

  • 1st: Brendan Buick (2001 HSV Holden) - 11.512 seconds, 223.6km/h
  • 2nd: Erik Trae (2008 FPV Typhoon) - 11.76 seconds, 221.9 km/h
  • 3rd: Will Escabache (2007 FPV Typhoon) - 12.26 seconds, 204 km/h
  • 4th: Darky Bruce (2008 HSV Maloo) - 12.46 seconds, 200.7 km/h
  • 5th: Darran Crabb (1974 Torana) - 12.46 seconds, 186.9 km/h