Bikers run it hot

Motorsports fans had plenty to cheer about over the weekend.

Breakers Speedway was a hub of activity as drag racing made a welcome return to the track.

A plethora of motorbikes and cars took to the 1/8 strip on Friday and Saturday night in search of fast runs and bragging rights.

Everything from Suzuki motorbikes to GNC trucks came out to compete.

A number of notable battles took place including a Honda Integra shoot-out between a DC5 and DC2 model, a series of races between some six Mitsubishi Evolution IIIs and muscle car runs between two Ford Mustangs and Ian Tibbetts’ Chevy Corvette.

Breakers Speedway owner Robert Campbell joined in on the action at one point by taking his circuit-prepped Nissan Silvia race car for a run.

However the spotlight was squarely on the bikes. Many faces from the bike show this month made an appearance on Saturday night and performed massive burnouts and phenomenally quick passes.

Among them were Mark Solomon on his Kawasaki ZX10, Ross Hydes on his Honda CBR 1000 and members of the Street Sweepers bike crew.

Hydes would walk away with the biggest props as he reportedly set the new track record for bikes. His time could not be confirmed at press time but it is understood to be in the 6.140s-6.200s range.

Look out for a follow-up report in tomorrow’s paper.

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