Voodoo Grabs Gold at Nitro Max
Winners of the Top Bike Nitro Max 400 Thunder Round 4 at Perth Motorplex, Western Australia
After a successful weekend of racing at Perth Motorplex, multiple Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson returns to his home track of Willowbank Raceway to compete in the BlackAdda Top Fuel Motorcycle sponsored round of the Santos Super 3 Extreme on 25th & 26th March 2016.
Matheson won Saturday’s “B” final at the Nitro Max event last weekend, clocking a 6.33 at 217.48mph (350kph), then in Sunday’s “A” final took out local hard charger Mark Drew, with a 6.35 at 350kph versus Drew’s 7.20 at 173.98mph (280kph). Matheson not only Top Qualified, but also achieved Lowest ET in the “A” final of Round 4.
Matheson said “the upcoming Round 5 & 6 in the 400 Thunder Series is a crucial one in the points chase for this year’s Championship. We are currently positioned second in the points chase and we need to get a good result. In the past, the Nitro Voodoo machine has recorded its quickest passes in its history of racing here in Australia. We have run as quick as 6.04 ET and as fast as 241.8mph or 389kph”.
We have re-set our National Record at Willowbank and have held it since we debuted the bike back in 2009. It is probably the wildest track for the fuel bikes in Australia, it’s like riding over a cliff, then you brake downhill into a black hole, I affectionately call it the “mine shaft”.
241 miles per hour here in the dark at six seconds really gets your attention, the thrill is just awesome, it makes you want to tow the bike straight back to the start line, then rocket back down the strip again.
The track preparation at Willowbank, along with good air at that time of year is perfect for re-setting our National Record, we just have to get the set up on the money. All our Team are really excited to compete at my home track, it’s always a great weekend. I expect the renewed interest in Top Fuel Motorcycle, along with a few new competitors will be great.
One of our sponsors BlackAdda, who has backed the Nitro Voodoo Team for its third year, has stepped up to sponsor the Group One bracket and they will be a welcome supporter at the Easter weekend meeting. Rest assured, we will be stepping it up to run a PB at the event.
Thank you once again to our Sponsors & Supporters: GT Radiators & Machining, WebCam, Rocket Industries, CRC Industries, PDS Graphics, Kitten Car Care Products, Worldwide Bearings, BlackAdda, Hi-Side Leathers, Boninfante Friction Inc. Special thanks to Steve and Larry McBride.