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Athol Williams: 6.169 @238mph, WSID

 

 

  

Athol Williams: Top Fuel DragBike (crash)

Athol Williams: DragBike pass - 7.61 sec

Top Bike - Nitro Champs 2008

2007-2008 ANDRA TV Show 5

 

TOP Bike - Athol Williams dominates and makes ANDRA history

TOP Bike - Athol Williams dominates and makes ANDRA history

Publication:          Dragster Australia

Author:                May ....09

 

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Lifes A Drag

Lifes A Drag

Publication:          NZ V8

Author:                Chris Tynan

Page Number       Page 68

KEEP THEM HAPPY

For most racer's it's the end of a long season, and I'm sure some are glad it's over.  There are a number who have building projects that have yet to reach the track and we can only hope the economy doesn't stop them from hitting the strips next year.

What other encouragement do you need to get out out there than some of the milestones New Zealand drag racing has achieved this past season?  The first alcohol dragster five, doorslammers running 6.20's, normally aspirated dragsters running 6.7's, and most notably Athol Williams obtaining the fourth fastest in the world title on his top bike entry while taking an Australian Championship title in seven out of eight rounds, another New Zealand first.

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Williams Winning Ways

Williams Winning Ways

Publication:          Fast Wheels

Author:                Luke Nieuwhof

Photography:      John Morris (Mpix Photography)

Kiwi Top Fuel bike dragracer Athol Williams' winning ways continued at the Karcher Nitro Champs, in Sydney, Australia, May 1 to 3.

This was the meeting that the Stud Racing team was really looking forward to, as it could be the one where it claimed the ANDRA championship title for 2009.  In addition Athol and the team, had their sights set on another "Gold Christmas Tree", a gold trophy that is presented to winners at only three meetings per season, and is highly sought after by racers.......

 

 

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Time Traps

Time Traps

Publication:          Elapsed Times

Date:                   March 09

 

Photograph showing Athol at Sydney with a snap of the ET and mph board in the bottom corner, showing the record breaking mph.

 

Life On the Edge

Life On the Edge

Publication:          Elapsed Times

Date:                   June 09

 

Page:                 23

 

Dragracing is a sport where teams constantly seek an edge on their opposition.  There are also performance milestones which, once passed, then step all competitors forward to the next challenge.  Here are some of the performance edges to keep an eye out for at the 2009 Castrol Edge Winternationals..........................

 

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"Morgan and Wacker Top Bike"

New Zealander Athol Williams is the quickest man on two wheels in Australia, with his RBP special setting the quickest ET at 6.169 and holding the fastest speed at 238.51mph (383.84kph)

 

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Championship Gold Rush

Championship Gold Rush

Publication:          Dragster Australia

Date:                   June 09

 

Each June hundreds of race teams travel down Champions Way to Willowbank Raceway lured by Australian drag racing's ultimate symbol of supremacy - the Gold Christmas Tree trophy.

 

 

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National Records Page Elapsed Times

National Records Page Elapsed Times

Publication:          Elapsed Times

Date:                   May 2009

List of all National Record Holders

 

 

PERTH MOTORPLEX Magazine Programme

PERTH MOTORPLEX Magazine Programme

Publication:          Perth Motorplex Magazine Programme

Date:                   30th Annual Westernationals

Page 17

Big New Zealander Athol Williams stands out when he puts that bright orange 1500cc scooter on the track in Top Bike competition.  And he will be hoping to stand out again this weekend and go one better than when he last raced here.

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WESTERNATIONALS

WESTERNATIONALS

Publication:          Dragster Australia

Date:                   March 20, 2009 Issue 775

Author:                Luke Nieuwhof

Photography:      Fred Dwyer, Phil Luyer and Luke Nieuwhof

Write up begins on Page 32

Nine bikes attempted qualifying passes in the Top Bike eliminator and none came more consistent or quick than New Zealand's Athol Williams.  The Stud Welding machine ran 6.44 and 6.47 passes, both at 220mph to demonstrate the awesome form the bike has.

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Sydney Summernationals Programme

Sydney Summernationals Programme

Publication:          Sydney Summernationals Race Programme

Photography:      Fred Dwyer

2008 Event Winner

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Nitro Triple Treat

Nitro Triple Treat

Publication:          Dragster Australia

Date:                   February 20, 2009 Issue 773

Author:                Lex Swayn

Photography:      Fred Dwyer, Joe Maday and FullySick Photography

Write up begins on Page 22

In the first Morgan & Wacker Top Bike qualifying session, Athol Williams was the only six-second performer with a 6.78/204 that put him at the top of the leader board, a position he did not relinquish for the rest of the event.

 NOTE the write up bottom left of Page 24 "The Man From NZ Takes ENZED Trophy"

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DRAG NEWS DRAG NEWS DRAG NEWS

DRAG NEWS DRAG NEWS DRAG NEWS

Publication:          Dragster Australia

Just a brief paragraph glimpse of what was to come in the next edition..........

........Top bike saw Athol Williams dominate the class with 6.3's at over 222mph the norm.  Look for a full report from the second Willowbank Enzed Night of fire in the next issue (773) of Dragster Australia.....

 

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WILLIAMS AT Willowbank

WILLIAMS AT Willowbank

Publication:          Australian Motorcycle News

Author:                John Baremans

NEAT!  We were chuffed to be shown this article by an acquaintance, sometimes we don't know of write-ups and this one we missed, so people, let us know of any you see and send us a copy to share on this webpage.

"Athol Williams blew away Kim Stevens in the final of round four of the ANDRA Top Bike Championship Series at Willowbank Raceway as part of the second and final round of the Nitefire New Year Series on 16-17 January.

Stevens threw everything he had but his 6.85 was destroyed by Williams's 6.32 at 222.9mph run, the later picking up maximum points including low ET and Top Speed to lead by 45 points...................................................first round of eliminations..........Kiwi to solo to an awesome 6.44 pass at 223mph to reset the track record........."

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Speed Racer: Athol Williams gets off to a good start

Speed Racer: Athol Williams gets off to a good start

Publication:            The Queensland Times

Date:                      January 19, 2009

Photos:                  Blacktrack Photography

This is a big photo with a small write up at bottom right.  The photo doesn't match the caption but who cares.....we're there in a BIG way!

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THE FLYING KIWI

THE FLYING KIWI

Publication:              New Zealand Petrolhead

Date:                       December 15, 2008

Author:                   Debbie Jarvis

Photography:         Mal Bain (Sharp Shotz)

Attaining a noteworthy spot on the ladder of the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) series wasn't something a small team from a small town south of Auckland had seriously contemplated at the start of its first full Australian drag racing season, let alone finishing second.  Having shown the Aussies that kiwis really can fly, Athol Williams and his dedicated crew has the Top Fuel bike back in OZ for the new season and sights are set on the top rung......................

 

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DRAG RACING RECORDS TUMBLE IN PERTH

DRAG RACING RECORDS TUMBLE IN PERTH

Publication:           Franklin County News

Date:                    December 2nd, 2008

This is our local rag, and it is quite an impressive read.......

Pokeno drag bike rider Athol Williams earned a new record and vaulted back up the points table in the Australian National Drag Racing Association's (ANDRA) Top Bike Championships in Perth last month.

Touring again in the series where last season he won two gold "Christmas Trees" - event trophies - Williams and his Stud Racing team travelled the furthest of all the competitors in Perth for the Goldenstates on November 14-15.......................

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Rapid Bike "Wolfman" write up

Rapid Bike

Publication:     Rapid

Date:              December 2008

Author:          Dave Wolf

Photography:    Badger Photography

This write up briefly covers round one and two of Top Bike, that is Sydney 12th and 13th Sept and Brisbane 26th and 27th Sept 2008.

 

"Top Buke is the greatest spectacle in motorcycle drag racing.  Nitro fuel, big tyre, heaps of mumbo and blistering times.  The bikes are absolutely wild animals and riding them is a s much a fine art as it is a wrestling match.

It must feel like you're lying on a happily sleeping silverback Gorilla and then jam your finger fair up it arse!..........

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Our Fastest Elapsed Time in first run of season

Our Fastest Elapsed Time in first run of season

2008 Goldenstate Titles Perth

Track Spectator Programme

November 14th & 15th                                                                                                                                                   

GUESS WHO IS ON THE COVER OF THE PROGRAMME!

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Our Fastest Elapsed Time in first run of season

Our Fastest Elapsed Time in first run of season

6.339 Williams Runs His Quickest

Dragster Australia

October 10, 2008                                                                                                                                                      

New Zealand Athol Williams back for another bite at the Australian Top Bike Championships and Troy McLean in the other lane.  These two were neck and neck in the points chase last season and will no doubt be doing it all again.  The Flying Kiwi was the first to make some smoke and boy did this thing sound tough and loaded...............Athol stunned the crowd when his 6.33 at 215mph flashed up on the boards

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We made the cover....

We made the cover....

Dragster Australia September 26, 2008

 

WOW We made the cover of the magazine!

                                                                                                                                                        

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Hotrod August 08

Hotrod August 08

Gold Tree to Athol Williams

Pics by Ian Hilder

Hotrod Magazine

August 2008                                                                                                                                                         

"THE Aussie Winternationals proved to be a watershed event for Athol Williams' drag racing campaign in Aussie.  At previous meetings he'd run a personal best, set fastest ET, won a race and won the final, but not all four at the same meeting.  That all changed at the Winternats when Athol ran a 6.450 @ 211.76mph..........."

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Franklin News July 08

Franklin News July 08

Athol has a rookie year to remember

Jared Smith
Franklin County News
July 15 2008

"The roar of an engine and the smell of its nitro is the sound and scent of success for Pokeno's Athol Williams and his Stud Racing ltd team.

The dragway bike rider and his crew held a special demonstration of their 1500cc displacement engine on the Pete Davis Frame modified bike at their base in Pokeno for sponsors and supporters on Friday."

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Petrolhead July 08

Petrolhead July 08

Not a Dry Eye in the House

Story and pictures by Alistair Davidson  

Petrolhead Magazine

July 11, 2008                                                                                                                                                             

"Okay, the headlines not entirely true........Athol and his crew were wearing gas masks to protect them from that distinctive sickly smell of nitro methane, and the switched on guests were standing upwind of the Stud Racing top fuel drag bike's headers.  Everyone else......."

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Petrolhead July 08

Petrolhead July 08

Athol Williams Takes Winternationals Top Bike Crown

Story by Debbie Jarvis, pics by Bruce Swallow and Max Byrnes 

Petrolhead Magazine

July 11, 2008                                                                                                                                                             

"Massive crowds, more than 500 entries, and a huge number of records, including some world records falling.  That was the report from the 2008 drag racing Winternationals at Queensland's Willowbank Raceway, held over the weekend of June 5-8, 2008.  There's usually a big crowd of kiwis........"

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July 2008

July 2008

The Flying Kiwi misses out on the No.1 but shows dominance on two wheels with a clean sweep in Top Bike

Story by Geoff Crisp, pics by Fully Sick Photos and Luke Nieuwhof

Dragster Australia

July 4, 2008                                                                                                                                                             

"The two-wheeled nitro monsters were out in force come Winternationals time, ........"

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PERTH MOTORPLEX Magazine Programme

PERTH MOTORPLEX Magazine Programme

Publication:          Perth Motorplex Magazine Programme

Date:                   30th Annual Westernationals

Page 17

Big New Zealander Athol Williams stands out when he puts that bright orange 1500cc scooter on the track in Top Bike competition.  And he will be hoping to stand out again this weekend and go one better than when he last raced here.

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