Jay Uptons lost time
Honda Top Bike drag racer Jay Upton continues development.
The weather hasn’t been kind to Jay Upton and his Honda powered Top Bike Drag Racing Team. In recent weeks firstly the Sydney Summer Nationals and then a test day prior to the Westernationals were totally lost due to bad weather.
“Losing the test day in Perth really put us behind the eight ball,” said Upton. ” We had installed a new version of the Honda engine and really needed the track time to get a handle on it prior to the race. We didn’t get any test time so had to draw on the team’s experience to get through the event.”
The team qualified third and progressed to the semi final before losing to former champion Ian Ashleford.
” Under the circumstances I feel we did pretty well’ explained Upton. “We maintained our second place in the National Championship an the new engines proved very reliable.”
The Gates Belts and Honda supported Team will test again in Perth at an upcoming regional event to continue development. The first half performances of the new Honda combination are way ahead of the opposition. Once the team get the second half sorted they should prove every bit as dominant as they have in the past.
Jay and the Team will be out to win at the next round, the ‘Nitro Champs’ to be held over two nights at Western Sydney International Dragway, 1st & 2nd of May 2009.