Starting out in 1996, Rob Cassar unleashed his Ballistic Drag Racing team after building his first 11.0 second, Z1000 MK11, 1979 Kawasaki Modified Bike.
Rob did not have a street licence and had never ridden a road bike but quickly got the hang of it and has been hooked ever since!
After a few years running an aspirated vehicle, Rob decided to experiment with Nitrous Oxide and raced his 1977 Z900 Lay Down for some 8 years travelling across the country.
In 2007 Rob purchased his current bike from the USA, a ZX11 Kawasaki Funny Bike. He continues to compete under Nitrous Oxide power and to date his best ET is 7.50 at 175.68 MPH. He races in both Competition Bike and Top Fuel Bike, which will be his main focus in 2016.
The 2016 season has seen the team win the Australian Nationals at Calder Park taking home the prestigious ANDRA Gold Christmas Tree. With the bike running well we look forward to what the rest of the season will bring.
The Ballistic team is primarily sponsored by Ballistic Performance Parts together with Lucas Oils Australia, Denso Auto Parts Australia and Powerplus Fuels.
Rob is most often supported at the track by his wife Katie who assumes the role of Crew Chief as well as Head chef! However the broader drag racing family is such that there are always many friends and fellow racers that help out from time to time.