By Anthony Caruso III | Editor

The Jim Read Racing Top Fuel Dragster team will be back on the track this weekend. Last weekend, the team suffered a backlash in an incident at the start line.

As crew chief Bruce Read prepared to crank the engine, there was a huge ball of fire. This injured five crew members.

Phil Read making a pass in the Jim Read Racing Top Fuel Dragster (Photo by Jim Read Racing/Facebook)

The team had to pull out after the incident at the Nitro Champs event at Sydney Dragway.

This weekend the team will be at Heathcote Park Raceway. The SummerNats will take place in Knowsley, Australia for round five of the Top Fuel Australia Championship.

“Obviously after something like that you go through everything with a fine-toothed comb, so we’ve taken our time over the past few days to assess the damage and analyze every inch of the car,” said Hydraulink crew chief Jim Read. Racing, Bruce. Read, said. “Although there was a lot of damage, we were very relieved to find that the chassis itself was unaffected. The crew are working hard now to ensure we can replace all the necessary components and that the car is fully prepared and ready to drive again in enough time for round five of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship.

“Everyone in the team is very excited to not waste any time getting back on track, and I am very grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm of our team who will make this possible. Again, I also want to thank everyone who took the time to send messages of support, offer help and generally wish us well since Saturday It has been very uplifting for the team to have all the world behind us like that and we hope we can thank you all with good results in Victoria next weekend!

The team continues to investigate what happened last weekend at Sydney Dragway. IHRA Australia is also investigating the start line incident.

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