Nitro Voodoo 5.920
Australia’s fastest two-wheel man Chris Matheson grew up in Armidale (NSW) where horses, dirt bikes and fast road bikes were the initial building blocks for his ultimate quest for speed.
He soon took on the Salt Flats of Lake Gairdner in South Australia and then headed to the Taj Mahal – Bonneville in Utah USA chasing the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Family and business took priority but then Matheson decided it was time to chase a long-time dream to race Top Fuel Motorcycle.
He purchased the former ‘Hulk’ Top Fuel Motorcycle from Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride then revamped it including building his own engines and called the beast ‘Nitro Voodoo’.
And then changed the game.
He rewrote Australian drag racing history resetting the National ET and speed record which he still holds today and won eight from eleven Australian Championships going on to hold track records at all six major Group One tracks across the country. He’s collected more than 50 group one wins, 70 podiums and 60 plus top qualifier passes.
And on May 5, 2023 he ran a 5.920 at 232.23mph – Australia’s first ever 5 second pass!
That kid from Armidale has gone on to become an immortal of Australian Drag Racing and on May 16 hung up the helmet having achieved everything he set out to and more, including a magical five second pass…