|P/ST Race Report: Round three of the 2009 Biker lifestyle SA National Drag Race series took place at the Tarlton International Raceway outside Johannesburg. Team Flamingo / PTA Noord Toyota drag racer Brad Anassis came out of the event with a win and a 40 point lead moving halfway into the season. With only 3 rounds remaining Anassis would have to be kicked out in the early rounds to lose a grip on yet another PST title.
With the best run of the day only 1000th of the SA record Anassis was the only rider to run in the 7's on the day. A cold winter race event proved somewhat difficult for the other riders the read the surface, then light rain showers struck and made conditions even more complicated, this held the track temp way down and the bikes just kept spinning up randomly.
At the previous event and with Anassis losing in the final to Graham Mini who had just purchased a third new Velocity Busa which made Anassis and his team focus even more and there was no doubt he was not going to live another loss down so easily. Anassis was not going to let any secrets out the bag until after the event but they had acquired a new MTC Gen 2 clutch system. With the help of Eric @ MTC and using ‘out the box settings' the bike ran the numbers straight away. The event's bad conditions seemed to suit the new MTC and made the bike easy to ride. The Anassis Busa ran away with the event leaving the opposition with some serious thinking to do.
Brad said "I can't thank Eric @ MTC enough for the new clutch system, this is definitely the right direction to head in for any other PST teams out there, just hope we can learn more about this new systems faster than the other guys to keep us ahead."