Matheson reflects on season of highs and lows

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Chris Matheson’s Top Fuel Motorcycle team ended the ANDRA season in third position in what he described as a challenging season.

“The V-Twin took a bit to get our mind around, however despite the poor show at the Winters, we have the bike sorted and are ready to roll,” he said. “We had some big highs, winning round one at the season opener in Perth, then virtually not scoring at round two and three due to a clutch fire.

“We then had a rain out at the Nitro Champs in Sydney, leaving the Winters to try to regain points in our chase.

“Testing the weekend prior to the Winters started off well with a 6.7sec shake down pass, then we chased a gremlin all race weekend. My crew worked tirelessly to find the issue, unfortunately, we ran out of passes to dial in the bike’s performance back on track.

“Despite the hurdles, we were happy with our first season, albeit, not number one at the end of the day.”

The team now gets a four month break before heading to the Springnationals at Adelaide International Raceway for the start of the new season.

“Crew chief Graeme Turner and the guys are fired up for the new full twelve month season with eight championship rounds to compete at,” Matheson said. “The new 2015/2016 calendar will see us traverse the country, covering all points of the compass, clocking up some 30,000km (18,641 miles), mostly across outback Australia.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors, supporters and fans and in particular the track officials and volunteers who make the events happen.”


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