Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cowin Comeback Revs Up

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cowin Comeback Revs Up

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TOP Fuel standout Andrew Cowin will lead a field of 180 nostalgia racers at Willowbank Raceway this weekend.

The NITRO! Magazine Nostalgia Drags will hit Queensland's premier drag racing facility tomorrow for a full day and night of old school action.

Cowin is making his comeback to Aussie Top Fuel this season. However, he hasn't been limiting his standout performances to the ANDRA Pro Series ranks, with he and the Cowin family Nitro Express Nostalgia Funny Car blowing apart the Nostalgia Elapsed Time record in November.

A 5.89 second pass at 241 miles per hour on his birthday enabled the 31-year-old to jump the C[pounds sterling]5.9sC[yen] on his way to being the first in Australia to set a nostalgia C[pounds sterling]five second passC[yen] and the first to break the 240 mph barrier, after earlier in the day crashing through the previously standing 230mph mark.

C[pounds sterling]They (Nostalgias) are a different beast that requires a different driving style with its shorter wheelbase and engine up in front,C[yen] Cowin said.

C[pounds sterling]You have a better feel of the car in comparison to the dragster and they are a handful of fun to drive.

C[pounds sterling]What a birthday present November was, running Australia's first 230mph, first 240mph, recording the first five second run in the final and winning the event, all on one day. …

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