TRIPLE THREAT: Paul Mcleod, JP Afflick and Warren Afflick.
TRIPLE THREAT: Paul Mcleod, JP Afflick and Warren Afflick. Contributed

Local team sets cracking pace at Speed Week

SUFFOLK Park motorbike speed demons AAA Racing are just back from Australian Speed Week at Lake Gardiner in South Australia, with another three records across three different classes.

The team of Jean-Paul and Mitchell Afflick, together with their father Warren and new team member Paul Macleod, took three bikes to race on what they described as the best racing surface they had ever seen.

This year, Warren Afflick, an Australian Top Fuel Bike and Street Bike champion during the 1970s, set a record in the 100cc Supercharged bike category of 113.529mph over the measured mile.

"This speed is now 5mph faster than the next 100cc bike in the world and some 22mph faster than the class record for the bike at Bonneville," said Jean-Paul.

"Next up, Paul Macleod, who already held two records in the 175cc class, rode his NSR 150 to claim the MG175 and MF175 class records, with the NSR running a top speed of 111mph over the week.

"Paul now has his sights firmly on dominating the 175cc class."

Jean-Paul, himself the 2015 record holder on the blown 100cc, got on his 2015 Powerhouse Dyno Yamaha R3 and ran a top speed of 114.9mph, setting an Australian record in the MPS-F 350cc class.

Jean-Paul's record run at Lake Gardiner made up for last year's disappointment of missing out on racing at Bonneville after travelling to the US to race on the legendary salt flats, only to have the meets rained out.

"The Dry Lakes Racers Australia crew and volunteers ran an amazing event and there were plenty of new records set," he said.



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