Fresh from his Darwin adventures with Nitro Up North, Top Fuel Motorcycle defending champion Chris Porter is on his way to Alice Springs for the Desert Nationals (16 and 17 July, 2016).

Porter will put on an exhibition show during the Sunday of the event, aboard his popular Bad Bones Nitro Harley Top Fuel Motorcycle.

The exhibition pass follows an up and down weekend for the Sydney-sider.

“The weekend was good and not so good, because I set a new Personal Best, but I went out in the second round of eliminations,” explained Porter, who thanks Fraser Motorcycles, Interfreight Transport and Duncan Foster engineering for their support.

“The personal best was the best mile per hour we have ever done anywhere, at 226 miles per hour. We were pretty happy with that.

“I think also that the pass with Mark Drew was one of the fastest side-by-side Top Fuel Motorcycle passes for the country in terms of miles per hour, so that is pretty exciting also.

“With not making the final and given the fact that I am driving past Alice Springs Dragway on my way home, it just makes sense to stop by and put on a show for the fans. 

“I have never been to Alice Springs and I have two weeks to get home, so I am really keen to get there and see what the place is like, and hopefully put some smiles on the fans’ faces with some nitro bike action, and help promote the sport as much as I can. 

“The crowd in Darwin was absolutely killer, it always is up here, and I am hoping Alice Springs will be just as packed.

“It was a great event and Scott MacLean put on a great show, the track was good, and everyone was looked after really well. While I have never been to Alice Springs, I am expecting it will be a great event and I can’t wait to see what we can do. 

“Having said that, I have absolutely no idea what to expect as they have done a big upgrade at the track, so we will watch what the Top Doorslammers and hopefully we can run a good number – maybe we can even go after the track record!

The Desert Nationals will be held at Alice Springs Dragway across Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, 2016. The event will feature racing for Top Doorslammer, Super Stock, Supercharged Outlaws, Super Street, Super Compact, Super Sedan, Super Gas, Comp Bike, Modified, Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster, Competition, Top Sportsman and Mod Bike. On-track action will be held from approximately 11.00am to 5.00pm each day. For more detailed event information, please click here.

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