While a much awaited race between nitro Harley pacesetters Mark Drew and Damian Muscat did not eventuate in Perth on the weekend, fans may yet get to see Australia’s two quickest v-twins clash at the Westernationals.
Muscat took night one honours as well as setting low ET for Top Fuel Motorcycle of 6.50 for the weekend. Day two did not work to the same plan.
“It wasn’t to be our day with our engine shutting down after startup in the semi finals,” Muscat said. “We had a fuel delivery problem and the bike shut down on the start line.
“Congratulations to Benny Stevens for taking the win and Mark Drew in runner up (on day two) as well as resetting the MPH record.”
The Nitro Phoenix team now have a rush on to get home and sort out the bike before making it back in time for the Westernationals on March 4 and 5.
Meanwhile Drew and the Perth Harley Davidson/Territory Power Sports team found some long awaited speed with a new national record of 232.84mph backed up by a 236.36mph blast.
“We managed to reset our national speed record, also making it faster than the world IHRA record of 228mph.
“For the Westernationals in a month we will be focused on breaking our national ET record of 6.34 seconds and trying to be the first person in Australia to run a 6.2 second pass on a nitro Harley.”