Western Australia’s Tony Wood is trading a nitro bike for something a little more sedate, but that won’t change the fun he plans on having at Nitro Up North on July 21 and 22 at Hidden Valley Drag Strip.
Wood has been working on a LNG project in Darwin for the last six months and though his nitro bike currently sits back home in Perth, he has managed to borrow a road racing motorcycle just so he can experience the thrill of competition in the Modified Bike bracket at the Top End’s biggest drag racing event.
“I’ve seen a bit of the town but now I want to experience the race track and after the great stories that came from WA racers last year about the event I just had to give it a go,” he said.
“For me it’s about the experience and enjoying the weekend. If I can go a few rounds in racing then that will be a bonus.”
Wood did have plans to bring his supercharged, nitro-burning Kawasaki north, however an engine failure put an end to that scheme.
“With borrowing a circuit racing motorcycle to compete in the Modified Bike class my goals will be to be as consistent as possible, trying to keep the front wheel on the ground.
“People in the Northern Territory should come and experience the best motorsport out. Go and have a chat to the racers in the pits, which are free to enter, and you never know who you may meet.”
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