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Drag Car, Transporter & Tow Vehicle Stolen

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Todd Jones' Race Transporter (40ft Gooseneck Trailer with Guthrie Racing written on the side), Race Car (Ford Mustang) and F150 Ford Tow Vehicle (Red Extended Cab with "PEDRO" on number plates) has been stolen this morning from their Slacks Creek workshop in Qld. If anyone sees or knows anything, please call the Police or the Willowbank Raceway office Immediately.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: RACE CAR AND TRAILER THEFT

04 January 2008

Drag Racing competitor Todd Jones' F250 ute (Registration: PEDRO), 'Guthrie Racing' 40ft white trailer and Mustang Race Car (Number 2260) as well as tools and spares have been stolen early this morning from his Slacks Creek workshop in Queensland.

The distinctive trailer is emblazoned with 'Guthrie Racing' along the sides and back, and the set-up is believed to have been stolen from the 57 Rowland Street, Slacks Creek, premises at approximately 11.30pm last night with a number of persons involved.

Jones was due to compete in the Supergas category at the Willowbank Raceway Night Fire Top Fuel Spectacular event to be held today and tomorrow, however upon arrival at his workshop early this morning Jones found the gates to have been cut open and his valuable equipment missing from the workshop compound.

Jones and local police are currently appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything in regards to this matter to come forward, as any information may be helpful in recovering the stolen goods. If you can help, please call Willowbank Raceway on 07 5461 5461, Steve Bettes on 0409 489 294 or their local police station immediately.

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This could be anywhere now - nearly 24 hours since the theft. Going to be a hard time hiding it!

Edit - from Media: Mr Jones and the police have put out an appeal for anyone with information relating to the missing cars and equipment to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 000 333.

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Edited by Johnny G

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Some Expensive Daewoo drivers will do ANYTHING to win a race!

Seriously though, to steal a setup like this takes balls - and I hope those balls are crushed with a sledgehammer when they catch the bastards.

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a/ still no news on the stolen truck / car etc

b/ Nightfire Top Fuelers meeting definitly on today at the 'Bank - racing starts 11am.

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UPDATE: REWARD OFFERED IN RACE CAR AND TRAILER THEFT

05 January 2008

Drag Racing competitor Todd Jones has announced he is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the relocation of his stolen drag racing set-up and/or the apprehension of those responsible.

Jones’ F250 ute (Registration: PEDRO1), 'Guthrie Racing' 40ft white trailer and Mustang Race Car (Number 2260) as well as tools and spares were stolen late on Thursday night from his Slacks Creek workshop in Queensland.

The distinctive trailer is emblazoned with 'Guthrie Racing' along the sides and back, and the set-up is believed to have been stolen from the 57 Rowland Street, Slacks Creek, premises at approximately 10.00pm last night with a number of persons involved.

“The drag racing community has been unbelievable and thrown their full support behind us,” said Jones.

“If you think you may have seen or heard something that could be related to our situation please call in as any information, no matter how small it may seem, could provide us with a much-needed lead in finding these people.”

Jones was due to compete in the Supergas category at the Willowbank Raceway Night Fire Top Fuel Spectacular event today, however upon arrival at his workshop early Friday morning Jones found the gates to have been cut open and his valuable equipment missing from the workshop compound.

Jones and local police are currently appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything in regards to this matter to come forward, as any information may be helpful in recovering the stolen goods. If you can help, please call Willowbank Raceway on 07 5461 5461, Steve Bettes on 0409 489 294 or Crimestoppers on 1800 000 333.

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A 3rd party reportedly spotted it heading down Double Jump Rd Redland Bay, but still no news and yes Todd is gutted. The street where it was taken had several other break-ins at the same time

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Its not really something you could put in the trading post and flog off. Why would they bother? Its a very low act!

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Reports on another site that the truck and trailer were found in the Beerwah state forest, it says the truck was left running till it ran out of diesel the wiper rubbers had worn down to the arms, all tools and any parts were taken from trailer bits of the mustangs body work were found in the trailer indicating the car was pushed from the trailer without care to probably transfer it into another vehicle a mess was made of the trailer but truck and trailer are repairable no sight of the mustang however.

God, what Id give for a big bit of timber and ten minutes with these pricks..... :tease:

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Just saw a Qld news highlights section showing a "stolen $200,000 dragster found in pieces". Only a fleeting glimpse.... this is probably it.

I'm going out - hope someone can watch it and post up info afterwards.

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Confirmed also on another forum in multiple posts;

"Re: HELP-STOLEN RACE CAR

I WAS TALKING TO TODD LAST NIGHT AND YES IT IS TRUE HIS CAR WAS FOUND AT DAYBORA (I THINK THAT IS HOW YOU SPELL IT) CUT TO PIECES. WHERE DO PEOPLE GET OFF DOING THAT. WE ARE ALL SO DEVESTATED HERE."

Team says car was insured to some value - so there is a slightly bright note to help them recover.

No doubt there will be more coming to light as the investigation continues.

Poor sods - what a tragic way to lose a championship.

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jesus that's low... I feel for the boys just thinking how many hours went into setting something like that up and to have it all taken away by some low-life sh*t!

keep an eye on the parts peddler/trading post!

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Word this morning that he's thrown in the racing towel, $70k damage to the tow vehicle and trailer alone, body parts cut up into less than 500sq.

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