It was a hugely successful Riverbend Nationals for Competition Bike’s Chris Allen – taking out not only the event honours but also the Western Conference win for the bracket.

Along the way, he also set a new personal best and two new ANDRA national records – resetting the AA/AB ET record from 7.096 to 6.858 and the MPH record from 198.69ph to 206.89mph.

“I am lost for words to be honest,” Allen said.

“To come here and run a 6.86 in qualifying, and then back it up in round three at 6.85 was really awesome.

“Then we put the bike in ‘psycho’ mode, and I was told to hold on!” he laughed.

“Just running a six second pass which was the main objective of us coming to Adelaide is amazing, and to then also come away with the Western Conference win and the event win, what a bonus.

“I can’t thank my team enough; without them I can’t do this. Also thank you to my sponsors: TD Granny Flats and Modular Homes, Jacks Supplements, PCM Group Perth, MM IT, Burson Auto Parts Rockingham, and Battery World Rockingham.”

Competition Bike employs the three-round Chicago Shootout format for its racing, with a 13-strong field of Comp Bikes putting on plenty of entertaining racing for the packed crowd at the April 5-7 event.

Allen secured his spot in the final against runner-up Ken Collin with a round one win over David Willis, a bye in round two and a win from Rob Church in round three.

Collin, meanwhile, had bested Gavin Dohnt and Willis in rounds one and two respectively while enjoying a bye in round three.

Top Qualifier Edge Mallis also put in a strong showing on Sunday, defeating Church and Mark Habel in rounds two and three and enjoying a bye in round one.

A full complement of Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship racers descended on the state-of-the-art South Australian venue for the April 5-7 event alongside Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, putting it all on the line for the highly anticipated conclusion to the Western Conference.

For an overview of the Riverbend Nationals results for all brackets, including group one, please click here.

For a detailed rundown of how each of the sportsman brackets unfolded over the weekend, please click here.

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