Main Event 2017

The Main Event started well with the van throwing a drive shaft the day before, necessitating a last minute repair by Barry before they even loaded the bike into the van!

At the event itself we continued to dial in the air clutch but the results were inconsistent. A PB 1.08 to sixty foot was followed by clutch slip, and applying more air to the clutch only seemed to make matters worse. There would be more to come with this issue. Q3 was shut off for drops of oil, but Q4 saw a near-PB 6.87 at 193mph to qualify us third in Top Fuel. Unfortunately the clutch slipped off the line in E1 against Otto Knebl which put us out of eliminations, and the event was then rained off.

Videos of the 6.87 run courtesy of Sarah White and Ian Blackett.

Pics from Santa Pod, Ian Blackett and Rose Hughes:

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