Nitro Phoenix Team takes out Winternationals
Minespec Parts is a proud sponsor of the Nitro Phoenix Harley team and we were over the moon when we heard that Damian and the crew had taken out the 2016 Winternationals championship for the Nitro Harley Group 1 division.
Rider, Damian Muscat and the Nitro Phoenix team tackled various mechanical challenges during the qualifying rounds but were able to keep the bike in top shape.
“After the first qualifier we changed out some broken rockers and push rods and fired up only to have huge problems with high cylinder temperature.” he said
“After changing out more parts we did several fire ups and finally got it back in tune just minutes before having to tow up for our 2nd qualifier. What a relief!”
At the end of qualifying the team had made it to the main event but had a fight on their hands
“After making it into the show towards the bottom of the pack, our first round race was against the top qualifier. But we pulled out a jaw dropping 6.35 seconds @ 210 mph to take the win in our first elimination” Damian said.
Tensions were high as the team headed into the finals and they gave it everything they had to the very end.
“In the final we left the mark 5 thousands of a second later than our competitor and at the 60” mark we were behind by a bit over 2 tenths.
“We reeled him in whilst getting out of the groove down the deep end getting close to the wall, but kept holding it on to take the win with a 6.87 to a 6.99. WOW what a race!”
Though the Nitro Phoenix Team was under the pump all weekend, to come up with a 6.35 second run and top it off with a win was awesome to say the least. We couldn’t be more proud of Damian and the team.