|Mabry Racing||604||1000cc APS-BF||Nick Nichols||Late Model Triumph|
|Mabry Racing||605||750cc APS-PBF||Nick Nichols||'70 Triumph Trident|
|Big D Racing / Mabry||607||650cc A-PG||Ryan Ambrose||Triumph T-120|
Thursday, 8/21/08: Team Triumph Texas (Mabry Racing) relaxed
and enjoyed the show. They did not
Turns out #607 and Ryan Ambrose are the hero's of the North Texas Contingent. They beat their own record made on Tuesday by going 124.952 mph. Ryan went 129.001 on Wednesday for a new record of 126.976 mph. Their previous record was 124.123 mph.
Wednesday, 8/20/08: (Murphy's
Law) Unfortunately, today Murphy reduced Mabry Racing to spectator status.
Mabry Racing made one run today. Nick Nichols took #605 down the
track for the last time this year at Bonneville. #605 threw a rod
while going somewhere between 130 and 140 mph, the rod went through the
case and the oil caught on fire. After coming to a stop Nick
jumped off and
abandoned the bike. Fortunately Nick
wasn't hurt but the bike needs major surgery. As of this evening
the team doesn't plan on further racing this year but that could change.
Tuesday, 8/19/08: Murphy continues to hang at Mabry's pit. #604
wouldn't start in the pits so the team took #605 to the line. #605
made two runs with Nick Nichols in the saddle of 135.272 and 143.669 mph
on the short course. Unfortunately, the turbo failed to produce
any significant boost during either run. The turbo expert, Mr.
Turbo was looking things over when the team decided to retire for the
8/18/08: Today was the first day of racing.
Sunday, 8/17/08: The Team got up at 5 AM, had breakfast and arrived on the Salt at 6 AM along with hundreds of other competitors. There were more competitors and spectators than ever seen there before. Both 604 and 605 passed tech inspection with only minor modifications. Weather was perfect with only a light wind straight down the course. Mabry Racing has joined up with Keith Martin (owner of Big D Cycle) to establish a Texas contingent with a high flying Texas flag flying above their pit area. The team plans on being in line for their first run when the track opens at 6 AM tomorrow. More to follow.
Friday, 8/15/08: Team Triumph Texas departed Mabry Racing at 1 AM on Friday morning. They drove the 1,360 miles in 37 hours arriving at Wendover, UT at 1 PM (Mountain Daylight Time) on Saturday. Weather was and is forecast to be beautiful for the entire meet with temperatures only reaching the mid to high 80's.