ANDRA : Chris Porter regains Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship
The ANDRA Drag racing Series came to a close with the final round for Top Fuel Motorcycle
A big crowd packed the hills of Adelaide International Raceway for the ANDRA Championship Grand Final on Sunday.
Chris Porter (Horsley Park, NSW) regained the ANDRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship following the two-year reign of Mark Drew (Ganagara, WA).
Running over 1000 feet this weekend, Porter wrapped the title with a win over his nearest rival and friend Chris Matheson on a 6.149 elapsed time at 160.47 mph from Matho who spun the tyre at the beginning of a 6.850 second pass at 160.82 mph.
With the title in the bag the Nitro Rider Top Fuel Motorcycle Grand Final came down to Porter and Mark Drew who conquered Rob Cassar in Round 1.
Drew reacted quickest at the line and although Porter reeled him in, Drew hung on for a close win with a 5.717 second pass at 199.86 mph from Porter on a 5.720 elapsed time at 171.60 mph.
“It’s a credit to ANDRA this weekend in Adelaide,” said Drew.
“They’ve had a huge crowd this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. There’s been some great racing with Top Fuel, Alcohol cars, Doorslammers, the nitro bikes. I think I beat Chris by two one hundredths of a second in the final.
“I wouldn’t be able to get here without my sponsors Perth Harley Davidson, Brajkovich Demolition, Territory Powersports, Baz National and anyone else I’ve forgotten, thanks very much.”
ANDRA congratulates all of the 2015/2016 ANDRA Drag Racing Series Champions and runners up and extends its gratitude and thanks to all the volunteers this weekend at Adelaide International Raceway and to those who helped stage a fantastic event.
The “Red Dog”, Bryan Finn (Stirling North, SA) started the season with a runner up in Alice Springs but he ended with a win in the Ballistic Performance Parts Modified Bike final to claim the double and win the Modified Bike Championship.
It came down to a winner takes all race with Wally Hosta but Finn held his nerve with a 10.986 ET on an 11.00 dial in at 113.38 mph from Hosta who broke out with a 9.339 ET on a 9.38 dial in at 147.97 mph.
“I’m absolutely amazed I got this far today,” said Finn.
“All credit to my sponsors… let me think for a tick. It’s Adam and Tara from Toll Port Augusta, Deon Mchugh Signs and Phil, Naomi and the crew from Northern Motorcycles in Port Augusta.
“I’d like to thank the crowd, the volunteers that made this meeting what it is, it’s just been fantastic and my good mate Wally, racing off against him for the Championship was worth it. It was absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t be happier.”
Finn had earlier defeated Malcolm Price, Shane Walker and David Willis to reach the final.
The Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd, or ANDRA for short, is the drag racing sanctioning body of Australia.
The organization was created in 1973 from a more drag racing oriented faction of the Australian Hot Rod Federation.
Today ANDRA sanctions races throughout Australia and throughout the year at all levels, from Top Fuel to Junior Dragster, on everything from temporary regional tracks to international standard facilities in capital cities.
ANDRA and its members make drag racing a family friendly, safe sport. So come along as a spectator or bring your street car to an “off street” event and enjoy the excitement that is Australian drag racing.