Date: 26/08/22

The Garrett Advancing Motion Brisbane Jamboree has been run and done for 2022 under perfect skies complete with plenty of on and off-track action. The first event in 3 years without restrictions with a plethora of racers, fans, teams and crew travelling to Willowbank Raceway for three days of import testing followed by a solid two days of action packed racing.

Saturday kicked off with the Shannon’s Insurance Show N Shine with over 80 of the country’s tidiest modified and restored classic sports cars from show-stopping RX3s to modern FD Rx7s gracing the grassy viewing compound.

The sound-off competition bought to Jamboree by BoomKings really turned it on for the fans with record entries in this year’s battle. There were categories for everyone no matter how many subs or amps you had in your car.

Jamboree wouldn’t be Jamboree without beautiful ladies. The weekend saw 18 of South East Queensland’s finest battling it out in the Babe and Bikini comps with some fresh faces in the top three alongside a few regulars still showing that they have what it takes.

On track Jamboree had over 165 entries in 12 brackets from Precision Turbo Factory Xtreme through to MTQ Engine Systems Street Compact, with plenty of stand outs in each category making for an exciting weekend of rivalries, upsets and surprises.

The Pepper Money Cash Boost was a huge success with the following Winners taking home the cash prize!
PRO MOD – Neil Murphy
PRO COMPACT – Lee Docherty
PRO TURBO – Anthony Maatouk

Castrol Edge Workshop Challenge results:
WINNER – Maatouks Racing
RUNNER UP – Boostwerx

Precision Turbo FACTORY XTREME
The bracket had over a dozen entries at the event with a few casualties over the event including a mammoth crash from Tony Wedlock in his Solara on Saturday night. The bracket didn’t leave the crowd short of excitement and the cream rose to the top with Jamboree Owner Collin Wilshire running consistent low 6 second passes in his Jett Racing Mitsubishi Eclipse and taking out the win for the event.

McKern and Associates PRO COMPACT
The most hyped run in the finals had big names on both sides of the ring with Steve Barnett in the Blueprint Mazda 6 for JBR Racing Stables to take on regular Pac Performance with their RX8 piloted by Rodney Rehayem. With the weekend all going Barnett’s way taking #1 Qualifier, Low ET, and Top Speed it was only going to be one name in the winner’s circle for the Mckern & Associates Pro Compact category and that was the mighty Steven Barnett running a 6.642 at 206 mph to Rehayem’s 7.4 at 144mph.

Vibrant Performance PRO TURBO
There was a few new names in the mix for Pro Turbo with regular All Motor entrant Tony Gooderham stepping up to the class in his Suzuki Swift. Iconic and one of the most known cars in the bracket was VL GOD with Anthony Maatouk behind the wheel, its always going to be on rails and that was no different in the finals taking the win with an incredible driving job from Gary Halpin in the Nissan-powered Datsun 1200 Coupe.

Pro Mod is really taking shape in Australia with big names coming into the bracket! It’s the fastest & quickest bracket run at the Jamboree events and is definitely one to keep an eye on! Pro Mod saw some unfortunate withdraws from the event, however the show didn’t suffer. Paul Canulli took the win in his Supercharged Mustang over Neil Murphy with a 6.813 at 137mph in final after recording several 5 sec passes during qualifying & racing.

Speedflow STREET 289
The second largest field of racers put on a wild show with plenty of wheel standing rides from the usual suspects like Michael Silk, Scott Hoffman, Brent Coles and Chris Fakinos. In the finals it was local vs local – Scott Hoffman vs Teejay Graham, Old School vs New School. Hoffman having to page up the boost setting on the Corolla might have been just a little too much with the old girl lifting the wheels coming towards the wall and having to back off giving the win to Teejay with an impressive 8.764 at 172mph.

Mainline Dyno MODIFIED 10.5
The Modified 10.5 class was dominated with VL’s and to no surprise they ticked the boxes for Top Qualifier, Top Speed and also Low ET. The stand out of the event was when George Josevski’s converter let go with a mega fireball alongside Adam Popovic who did one of the biggest wheelies of the event right next to the explosion. Popovic ended up taking the win in MTF with Giovani Inturrisi coming runner up with an 8.6 at 113mph.

Bosch Motorsports MODIFIED COMPACT
Nathan Peters in his show stopping Purple VC Valiant Modified Compact had one of the biggest and heaviest cars at the event and managed to make it all the way to finals. Only to be pipped at the post by Jamboree regular Ben Clarke in his VL Turbo with a 9.663 at 142mph. Number 1 qualifier, Luke Redman, was a new face to the event in a Toyota Corona running an 8.366 at 162mph.

The Shoot Out showcased how much Australia is pushing the RB scene with the fastest GTR’s in the world putting on a crazy wheel stand fest for the race fans. Seeing AWD skylines launch, lifting the front wheels up is a sight to see and running into the 6 second zone consistently Croydon Racing really have a handle on these rockets. Robert Marjan took out the title of Quickest GT-R from the meeting.

RCE Performance J275
J275 had a mix of everything from Holden’s to Fords, Mazda’s to Toyotas and it stayed that way over the whole event chopping and changing who was on top of the board. When it came to game time it was Steve Bezzina against Varun Sharma who had to pull out due to mechanical issues pushing Ryan Holz aka Captain Risky into the beams against Bezzina. Steve’s XW is no slouch and came out swinging, taking the win with a 6.9 at 209mph pass against Holz who blazed the tires.

Bullet Proof Diesel ALL MOTOR
Nick Jack from Bullet Proof Diesel threw down the cash to encourage the All Motor guys to see who really is the best in the class. Willowbank regular Jason Stoodley made his way to the finals to come head to head with one of Sydney’s best Connor Fakinos in his RX4. Stoodley’s experience of the iconic Ipswich ¼ mile handed him the win with an 11.703 at 114mph to Fakinos with a 12.01 at 112mph.

A name we always see in the entry lists for the big events is Simon Isherwood in Top Sportsman, but over the weekend he entered his daily in Street Compact. Isherwood in his BMW M3 managed to clean sweep his way through all the other entrants including Tara Johnston, Steven Beach, Travis Beckman and even the original owner of the Jamboree event Ray Box taking the win in MTQ Engine Systems Street Compact with a 12.05 at 92 MPH.

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