George Bukureshliev’s comeback to racing was complete when he won the Top Eliminator at Day Of The Drags 2021 over the weekend.
Director of RaceMax Direct, this was George’s first competitive meeting in 20 years having taken time off to raise his young family. His win, at Sydney Dragway on Saturday (March 13), saw him return a time of 8.124 @ 167.18 miles p/h (267kms p/h) over the quarter mile.
As any race would know, in order to compete you not only require knowledge and high quality parts, you also require patience, determination and support.
“The support of my wife Maria and daughters Lauryn and Emily has been invaluable,” George said after the win.
“Along with my crew members Dave Armstrong, Tony Arkley, Tony Wilson and of course, Bill (Kaglatzis) of BK Race Engines I couldn’t have done this without any of them.”
As this is a unique vehicle, the chosen power plant is a late models LS engine, in a vintage style car. The ease that power can be made and the weight saving, (aluminium block) was the main motivation for his choice. The engine is a 6.0L (364ci) L98 with factory crank, block and heads. Other than custom pistons and camshaft all the parts used are “off the shelf”. Dyno testing at BK Race Engines showed a healthy 677hp @ 7200/ 540 ft-lbs @ 5400 on VP109 unleaded gas.
The entire car was built in George’s modest single car garage at his home. George being an accomplished fabricator has built many drag cars over the years. George’s dragster rolls on a 180” wheelbase chrome moly chassis with Powerglide transmission and Chrysler 8-3/4” rear end. The entire car and driver tips the scales at 1470lbs (660kg).
George would like to thank his sponsors/suppliers Brian Tooley Racing, APD carbs, Clearview Filters, MSCN and RaceMax Direct
To view parts used in George’s car, view the following links