Born in Tamworth, country New South Wales, Chris spent his early years on horse back then ultimately dirt bikes. At the age of 13 Chris got his first off road motorcycle which took him to Motorcross, Pony Express, Enduro, Speedway, then in his late teens road bikes. The speed bug took on a new challenge when Chris progressed to high powered land speed motorcycles and race cars on the salt flats in Australia and Bonneville, Utah, America.

After achieving the high speeds on the salt, Chris quickly turned to the quickest motorcycles on Earth and brought, at the time, the quickest TOP Fuel Motorcycle in the world, the former Hulk from Larry Spiderman McBride. This machine had achieved the quickest time recorded over the quarter mile of 5.8 seconds at almost 240MPH.

After a baptism of fire Chris, soon showed the world he was up for the challenge taking the renamed Nitro Voodoo machine to numerous Australian national records and ultimately 6 Australian Championships.

Matheson is the quickest and fastest Top Fuel Motorcycle racer in the Southern Hemisphere, top 10 worldwide and has rewritten history in Australia, holding the National Record for some ten years and dominating the Australian Championship.

Matheson’s goal is to be the first to break into the five-second zone in Australia.

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Chris Matheson Wins 7th Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Championship

JUNE 16, 2021: Chris Matheson, arguably Australia’s most successful Top Fuel Motorcycle racer ever, has made Australian history yet again. The veteran racer is after Australia’s first five-second motorcycle run and pushed ever so close with a new Australian record of 6.007. Heading into the final race, Matheson, trailing in the Thunder 400 Championship points […]


May 18, 2021: Six-time Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion and his Nitro Voodoo team took out the Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder Championship round at Sydney Dragway last Saturday (8th May 2021). It was the first time in a while that 400 Thunder Championship drag racing returned to the centre-stage following the relaxing of outdoor Covid […]

Sydney Dragway Set To Shine

APRIL 28, 2021 – Australia multiple Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion, Chris Matheson, is poised to run his Nitro Voodoo machine at the upcoming Sydney Nitro Thunder to be held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of May. Matheson, “It’s been a while as this is our first competitive 400 Thunder Championship round since November 2019.“Covid, […]

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