Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Top Bike Young Gun Has Dad within His Sights

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Top Bike Young Gun Has Dad within His Sights

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Byline: DRAG RACING

WILLOWBANK Raceway could play host to a father v son Top Bike battle if Phil and Sam Parker have their way during eliminations at round two of the International Nightfire New Year Series today.

Since Sam started racing six years ago, father and son have never faced off against each other at a national event.

If they get their way and race for the win today, Sam may have the slight edge over his dad Phil - who has 30 years of racing to his name - with the 24-year-old having taken the win in their one and only encounter - an exhibition run at Mildura's 1/8 mile track.

"Dad and I have only had the one race against each other, and luckily I was able to win that," laughed Sam.

"It would be really great if we can line up against each other at a national event, and we will be doing everything we can to get there. …

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