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WA Nitro Max Champion: Andrew Katavatis

In the short two year history of the WA Nitro Max Championship, The Beach Bomb Nitro Funny Car team have won the series both years. Andrew Katavatis has dominated the nitro bracket wining 4 out the 6 events in its short history. We asked Andrew a few questions about his season.

Congratulations on winning back to back Nitro Max Championship, what does mean to you to achieve that?

I couldn’t be more thankful for the family and team that surrounds me. Back to back championships couldn’t be possible without the dedication of so many people giving up there time to help us work on, repair and race the car.

What was the highlight of your season?

Running a pb is always up there in the highlight reel for the season ! Winning the bronze ANDRA Xmas tree and top qualifying at the Western Nationals . Honestly spending time with family and crew is why I do it, any chance I get to be at the track with a great group of people is a win in my books.

What are you plans for next season?

At this point the car is ready to race as our scheduled last meeting was canceled due to weather. We will go through the car and update any parts that need it including safety and drive train and wait for our next chance to run! .

Who would you like to thank?

As I’ve said without the support of family and friends I couldn’t race. Mum and Dad, Michelle and Ella, Soph, Putt and Nicole who are always there on race day. Belle, Ciaran and Isla showing support from over east. Our hard working crew Brett, Gus, Gibbo, Dave, Xavier & John and many other who have filled in, who give up there spare time. Bob and Peter @ Applied automotive. Michael Crossing @ Race on Custom Rory Taylor @ Speed Torque Bill Miller @ Bill Miller Engineering Tim Adams Finally James Rowland, everyone above puts there trust into James to get myself and the car safety and fast down the track every lap. We can’t thank him enough for the time and effort put puts into the car and team.


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