Terrier breaks sand records

Furthering his development of his record-breaking Terrier, Chris Davis at Meriden Off Road had another successful trip to the sands of South Wales, with a Straightliners event at Pendine back in May giving him no less than an additional four new records in the Modified Pushrod Gas 250cc category!

The records cover the flying start mile, for which a speed of 80.509mph was recorded; the standing start mile recorded 84.423mph; the standing start 2 mile speed was 81.124mph; and the flying start quarter mile record was reset with an 85.575mph run!

Thanks to the conditions of the sand, the longer distance speeds were actually slower than the shorter distances, contrary to what you might expect, but soft sand was pulling power out of the little Triumph Terrier, a fact that was confirmed when Chris ran the bike on the hard surface of runway 26 at Elvington in Yorkshire, with speeds topping 90mph.

Chris is now looking at making a return to Elvington, with hopes to record a 100mph run, after which he’ll add some aerodynamics and aim for yet higher speeds!

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