Pair set sights on salt lake race

Gary Hunter and Tracey Brown from Triumph Performance Parts will look to break the salt racing land speed record early next year.

Carisbrook based business Triumph Performance Parts finds itself racing against the clock in more ways than one as it prepares for a David vs Golliath battle in early 2018.

Led by Gary Hunter and Tracey Brown, the team is aiming to run two customised Triumph Motorcycles at the DLRA Salt Racing event at Lake Gardiner, South Australia in February, where they will attempt to break the land speed record.

The team once held the Australian record for the fastest bike in the sport, however, Triumph Australia, a business of vast resources and funds, created a bike and have since claimed the record, something the team is keen to win back.

“Triumph Australia brought out a bike after we held the Australian record,” Mr Hunter said.

“They built a bike run on alcohol and got it to 155mph, which is a new world record, so we decided we’d better build another one to try and get it back,” he said.

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