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Porter comeback in drag racing season finale

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Comeback: Chris Porter, left. Picture: Fred Dwyer

Former Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Porter will make his ANDRA Drag Racing Series return in the season ending Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway next weekend October 31 – November 2.

Porter faced an epic rebuild when his Nitro Harley exploded at the Fuchs Winternationals in June damaging the cylinder heads, wiring, air lines and the crank.

It has been a frustrating few months on the sidelines for Porter who by his own admission did not adjust well to life without racing. But he is back and ready to make an assault on the Australian Nationals crown and get a jump on season 2015.

“The rebuild was a complete strip down to bare frame, new motor, wiring, air lines,” he said. “It pretty well melted everything.”

“I still haven’t got the bike back yet. It’s in Queensland being wired up so I hope to have it back in time for testing at Sydney Dragway.

“I’d like to thank my crew Mitch and Geoff, Craig and the crew from Duncan Foster, Fraser Motorcycles, Mark Drew, Chris Matheson, NRE Qld, and Haggis from S&K Elec.”

Looking ahead to 2015, Porter is excited by the prospect of a WWE style triple threat match between himself, new number #1 Mark Drew and three time champ Chris Matheson.

They each hold the utmost respect for each other and it promises to be a tight battle in the abbreviated six-month season.

“Mark with his new USA rocket ship and Matho bringing out the ex-Vance n’ Hines Nitro Harley of Doug Vancil, it should be some good low six second side by side passes.”

“Mark and I are in the same club so we’re happy either one of us have the number #1 and he spent the last year in the USA and WA finding the best bike, and he did.

“It’s Doug Horne’s USA #1 Harley Davidson for the last three years. I’ve seen the darter and the last 10 passes were all 6.20 something. Right place, right time.”

Don’t miss the action as titles will be decided and champions will be crowned when the season deciding Australian Nationals take over Sydney Dragway October 31 – November 2.

Qualifying for the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship gets underway on Friday, October 31 from 9am. Sportsman eliminations and ANDRA Drag Racing Series qualifyingcommence from 10am on Saturday November 1 with eliminations and continuing through Sunday November 2 from 9:45am.

For more information including ticketing click here: http://www.sydneydragway.com.au/events/2014-australian-nationals/

 

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