HPC Wins 2006 Title Down Under
HPC-Sponsored Brett Stevens of Jack Daniel’s Racing wins Top Doorslammer.
Darwin, Australia (July 2006) –As the only racer in the world to compete in three professional Drag Racing brackets simultaneously (Top Doorslammer, Top Bike and Top Alcohol) Brett Stevens is used to the spotlight.
10,000 fans crowded into the Hidden Valley Drag Strip in Darwin, a city located in Australia’s Northern Territory, to watch Stevens compete for the 2006 North Territory Drag Racing Titles.
“The massive crowd was amazing, they were on their feet all night long cheering every pass by every car,” Stevens said.
Despite setting the fastest speed of the night at 219.51 mph (353 kph), as well as recording the quickest time of the event at 6.67 seconds on the very slippery track, Stevens night took a turn for the worse on his final run of the night when his 3000 horsepower beast lost traction during the burnout and tagged the wall.
Fortunately the damage was only superficial and Stevens was able to return to finish off the event in style with his trademark burnout show in his Jack Daniel’s Racing Burnout Ute and claim the 2006 NT Drag Racing Top Doorslammer title.
Stevens began racing in 1990 when he traveled to the United States and purchased his first Nitro Harley from friend and racing legend, the late Jim McLure. At the time, Stevens was the owner and Managing Director of a Harley motorcycle shop in Brisbane, but decided to sell the shop to professionally drag race and perform at car and bike shows throughout Australia.
Since then, Stevens has broken several speed records. In February 2003, Stevens broke the New Zealand National Top Doorslammer Record and then only weeks later in Perth, re-set the Australian National Top Doorslammer Record. He also won the 2005 Australian Top Bike Championship and 2004 Australian Top Doorslammer Championship.
In September 2004 Brett was given the honor of being one of the inaugural inductees into the Australian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
HPC’s Victoria, Australia facility has been working with Brett Stevens Racing for several years. The company’s incredible HiPerCrystal appearance coatings were used to coat the tin work on Stevens’ Doorslammers. HPC’s HiPerCoat thermal managing coatings were applied to the exhaust on all of the team’s cars as well as one of the team’s nitro-Harleys.
HPC congratulates Brett Stevens and the Brett Stevens Racing team for their 2006 NT Drag Racing Top Doorslammer title!
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Brett Stevens Racing