O’Rourke goes to Adelaide with thunder in his heart

Grant O'Rourke is heading back to Adelaide for the SA Summer Naitonals

Grant O’Rourke is heading back to Adelaide for the SA Summer Naitonals

Grant O’Rourke is on his way to South Australia for the SA Summer Nationals, with the Brisbane-based racer looking to secure back-to-back Top Doorslammer victories at the Adelaide International Raceway facility.

O’Rourke parked up his Top Doorslammer from regular competition at the end of the 2015/2016 season. However, with such a burning passion for drag racing and with the new support of G&S Transport NT, Grant and his wife Debbie O’Rourke have been sure to appear at select events in the months since.

O’Rourke will compete in the Top Doorslammer category this weekend in the O’Rourke Motorsport ‘68′ Pontiac Top Door Slammer, with qualifying to be held on Saturday from 10.00am and racing from 11.00am on Sunday. Adult spectator tickets are available for just $35.00 each day, while concession holders can purchase tickets for $20 and kids aged under 13 gain free admission. Weekend passes are also available for just $50.00.

The last time he competed at the facility (at the ANDRA final in April, the WA-expat O’Rourke came away with the win.

“Adelaide International Raceway is a pretty happy hunting ground for us – when we visited there earlier this year we took out the event victory, and we also took out the win there in October of 2014,” explained O’Rourke.

“I am certainly keen to hit the road and put on a show for the fans of Adelaide, while supporting this track that is a burgeoning venue for drag racing in Australia.

“It is sure to be an exciting weekend for racers and spectators alike, and I hope we see plenty of South Australia’s motorsport enthusiasts at the track over the two days – I promise, those that do come out and experience this great sport of ours live in the flesh won’t be disappointed!”

For those who can’t come along to Adelaide International Raceway this weekend, the Garmin VIRB ANDRA Drag Racing Live Stream has them covered. The stream is free for ANDRA members using their member number as a coupon code – ANDRA membership is available from $55 at www.andrashop.com.au. For non-members, the feed can be accessed for just $7.99 – visit Motorsports TV to sign up.

Want to keep up with all the O’Rourke Motorsport action? You are just a few clicks away, check out the team’s Facebook page – ‘likers’ of the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/orourkemotorsport will be able to see regular updates from the team all weekend-long.