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.

Latest News


Australia’s leading Top Fuel Bike teams NITRO VOODOO and ZAHRA RACING have announced they are joining the Australian Top Fuel Championship. This is great news for race fans who enjoy the thrill of two-wheel nitro action. Today’s announcement is the first of several exciting Top Fuel announcements coming out in the next two weeks. These […]

Palmyra Dragway Delivers a Nitro Show on Two-Wheels

(October 11, 2021) Just over a week ago, current Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Champion Chris Matheson and John Zahra, put on a crowd-pleasing, nitro-burning grudge face-off at Palmyra Dragway’s PDRC Rd 5 event on October 2nd. Matheson travelled some 12 hours from his base in Brisbane to attend the event to help raise funds and […]

Palmyra Sugar City Nitro Attack

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021: There is nothing better to beat the COVID-19 blues than a shot of nitromethane. While the majority of tracks in Australia have been affected by COVID restrictions and limitations, Palmyra Dragway is set to explode this October with a nitro grudge race between two of the quickest and baddest Top Fuel motorcycles […]

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