Wayne Keys: Top Comp Champion
After over 40 years of drag racing, Wayne Keys has hanged up the helmet and retired after a very successfully racing career. Wayne was unstoppable in his final season wining the Championship by wining 7 out of 9 events in Top Comp, We asked Wayne a few questions to found out more.
When did you start racing?
Wayne has raced since 1977 , He raced nearly every street car he owned. His first purpose built race car was the Super gas Torana in the early 1990,s. The first blown car was the BMW which was built in the late 1990,s over a few years and debut in Top Comp at Ravenswood Raceway in 1999, and then raced it at the Perth Motorplex. The change to the Holden Monaro body was in 2002, The Current Camaro was built at home and that was debut in 2018.
Congratulations on your WA championship, What does it mean to you to have achieved the title in your last season?
The Top Comp championship is a massive achievement for the team. This makes it our fourth Championship for Top Comp.
What are some highlight of your drag racing career?
Highlights include the four Top Comp championships, a national title 2012 in Competition eliminator, Gary Miocevich award of excellence in Drag Racing , Best Engineered at the Westernationals for the Camaro in 2018. Gold Christmas tree at the 50th Westernationals , resetting the AA/AP mph and e.t record a number of times AND all the great friendships and times we have had racing cross the country.
Who would you like to thank?
Thanks to long term sponsors Applied Automotive Engineering, Perth Diving Academy, Dale signs and RJ Metals. Extremely grateful to our hardworking long term crew , family, the many crew over the years , supporters, sponsors , other racers , the officials at tracks, ANDRA and WADRA.