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Pre-Season Testing at PBIR Pays Off for Defending Top Fuel Harley Champs

Pre-Season Testing at PBIR Pays Off for Defending Top Fuel Harley Champs

  • Nicole Erickson
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 29 January 2015

Thank goodness for testing. That is the sentiment from Ray Price, owner of the defending NHRA Top Fuel Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series Champion. Testing at Palm Beach International Raceway last week had some ups, but also some downs.

“Tommy Grimes and the whole team did great, performance wise. Our best run was 6.209@231.36. But all week we were plagued by oil contamination problems,” said Price. “We went through three motors and stayed an extra day of testing to figure out what the problem was.”

The start of the NHRA Top Fuel Harley 10 race series is just a week away at the NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. This season the Top Fuel riders will race at four Nationals events, as opposed to only two in past years.

“Once we got back home to North Carolina, we were able to take everything apart, find the source of the problem and are working to get everything fixed before heading out West. I am so glad we found the problem in Florida – and not in Pomona,” added Price.

Ray Price not only owns a Harley Racing team, he is the owner of one of the most respected Harley-Davidson dealerships in the country. He has also helped form the Top Fuel Harley Racers Association which you can now find online at TopFuelHarleyRacers.com, on Facebook at Facebook/TFHarleyRacers, and on Twitter @TFHarleyRacers.


The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H.O.G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions, Wiley X, LAT Racing Oils and Nitrolube. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.

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