Camden drag racer sets new world record

Proud as punch: Jay Sadek is one of the country's fastest men over a quarter mile. The drag racer won the Sydney Jamboree last weekend.
Proud as punch: Jay Sadek is one of the country's fastest men over a quarter mile. The drag racer won the Sydney Jamboree last weekend.

Jay Sadek is officially one of the fastest men in the world.

The Camden racer set a drag racing world record at the Sydney Jamboree last weekend.

Sadek was crowned the overall winner at the event after driving the quickest automatic rotary in the world.

"It felt really good to win but it took us by surprise as well," he said.

"We were really happy with how the car went."

Sadek is used to reaching speeds of up to 310 kilometres per hour over a 400-metre stretch of track.

He said he developed his love of drag racing from his father, Sam.

"My dad has been racing for about 20 years so it was always something that I wanted to do as well," he said.

"He was really proud of how well we did on the weekend - I think he was more excited than I was."

Sadek said it was nice to race on a home track.

"We had a few friends come down and watch and we had friends visiting from Melbourne as well so that was nice," he said.

"I really enjoyed the event. The Sydney Jamboree is always a lot of fun."

The next major event for team Sadek will be the Queensland Jamboree later this year.

Sadek said there would be plenty of races to tide them over until then.

"The Sydney Jamboree was our first race since last year so it was good to get back out there," he said.

"We will do a few smaller races before the jamboree in Queensland but that is the next major race for us."

Sadek said he had fallen in love with the sport.

"Everything happens so quickly in drag racing so it really gets the adrenalin going," he said.