Chris Matheson is setting out to push the boundaries of what is achievable on a drag racing motorcycle at the Fuchs Winternationals with his nitro-fuelled machine being tuned for a five second pass at Willowbank Raceway.
If Matheson can accomplish the goal, he would become the first rider in Australia to ever achieve the milestone.
Matheson is arguably one of the bravest motorcycle riders in Australia and his Nitro Voodoo team is also one of the most dominant. Matheson has a win rate of over 90% and has lost only two finals in his career to date.
The Nitro Champs event at Sydney Dragway recently was no different with the bike running quicker on every pass and besting with a 6.17sec. Matheson’s career best pass is a 6.05sec which he recorded at Willowbank Raceway two years ago.
“We have focused on securing points all season and taking each round as a championship in itself,” he said. “We attack the qualifying rounds to ensure we are well positioned in eliminations come race day, then go all out to win the meeting.
“We aren’t done yet, we have a clear goal of running the first five second pass on a motorcycle in Australia and creating history in the sport.
“The upcoming Winternationals in June is at our home track and the scene of many great results in the past. We will be pushing the limits to try for the magic five second pass. We have run our best numbers at Willowbank and if conditions are there, we will go quick.”
The Fuchs Winternationals takes place on June 8-11 at Willowbank Raceway near Ipswich, Queensland. The full ANDRA drag racing experience will be on show including all pro categories and the best sportsman racers in the nation taking part in the Rocket Allstars Racing Series.
By ANDRA PR