A few weeks ago a drag bike race in Perth, Australia ended in a foot race (see If You Ain’t First, You’re Last). This week, a drag race in Perth begins and ends in the same millisecond as drag racer Brett Ghedina flipped his turbocharged Honda, Saturday night at the opening round of Comp Bike eliminations at the Perth Motoplex. Ghedian, via social media, explains what went wrong.

“In the first elimination round we experienced a wiring-related fault to the boost controller, which I thought would only give me wastegate spring boost pressure. Unfortunately it had the complete opposite effect, and applied maximum boost when I brought the engine onto the 2-step. The rest happened in a millisecond! (check out my eyes!). The only injuries to me was a bruised knee, but the bike fared far worse….”

  • Rokster

    Dragracing. Too complicated for Perthians. Or is it Perths…

    • octodad


    • Simon Grounds

      Sand Gropers

  • HeDidn’tWeDid

    There was zero tire spin. Too much traction.

  • Sentinel

    FAIL !!! lol

  • Alexander Pityuk

    It’s nice that he hasn’t lost his sense of humor even moments after such an embarrassing fail.

    • Ser Samsquamsh

      Handling failure with grace is a skill more people would do well to learn:)

    • BDan75

      Sounds like it was a mechanical failure to me.

  • Vrooom

    Really, it’s still too slow for me, he said with equal mixture of foolhardiness and utter insanity. At least that guy has the class to laugh about it. Don’t know what kind of wheelbase you’d need to handle that acceleration.

  • sgray44444

    I guess he needed a parachute… not so he could stop at the end, but to let the bike come down more softly!