Dan Sekli on a Roll in 2012
Dan Sekli prepares for the 2012 Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway.
DAN SEKLI ON A ROLL
Drag Racer and Australian Modified Bike Champion Daniel Sekli is quietly confident as he prepares for the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway.
Sekli’s first trip to Sydney during the 2011/2012 season was for the Nationals last September. The Queenslander’s Kawasaki ZX-10R suffered engine damage during a pre-race test but the loan of Rapid Bikes Magazine’s Yamaha XJR1300 allowed him to contest the meeting, even if it was at slightly slower pace than he’s used to!
After an engine rebuild by Powerhouse Dynotuning, Sekli took victory at the Willowbank round of the Rocket Allstars Racing Series in January aboard the 1050cc Kawasaki.
With 100 points to his credit, a return to Sydney for the Rocket Allstars Racing Series in March saw Sekli again top qualify and make it to the final. The 80 points he earned for runner-up were balanced by resetting the Australian B/Modified Bike records at 8.738 and 154.67 mph [248.91km/h].
“After the rebuild, I decided not to refit the nitrous oxide and I’m happy that I didn’t. The rush was great but it made it hard to get the consistency you need to win in Modified Bike,” he explained.
A change to Powerplus Fuels also helped with both consistency and the budget, “On Powerhouse’s dyno, it’s making the same power but is $5 per litre cheaper than what I was running. There’s no point wasting money!”
Sekli currently leads the Australian Modified Bike pointscore with 180 points, 20 clear of his nearest rivals.
Good sponsors are an important part of successful drag racing and Daniel would like to thank Powerhouse Dynotuning, Rapid Fabrications, MCSales.com.au, Powerplus Fuels and 1320Media.com.au for their assistance and support.
Sekli will be racing at the Nitro Champs at Sydney Dragway on May 4, 5 and 6. For more info about that meeting, log on to sydneydragway.com.au.
Image courtesy 1320media.com.au