Dragster driver hits top speed

Nanaimo’s Brent Murray drove faster than ever last month on the racetrack.

At Mission Raceway’s Lordco B.C. national-series race May 28, Murray ran a career-best 5.43 seconds at 423 km/h (263 mph) in his Top Alcohol Dragster class.

Murray said the time makes him B.C.’s second-quickest driver, though he had to settle for fourth overall that day as he lost to a nitro-fuelled entry in eliminations.