Harleys have been breaking for years, thats racing. Mert Lawwill on one cylinder tows teammate Mark Brelsford running on zero cylinders back to the pits. 1970 was a rough year for them mechanically and they ended up 6th and 7th respectively in the GNC.
2016 and Harleys are still breaking while out front and running away. I could feel Brad's disappointment. He has had too many failures lately which devastate his attack on wrestling back the No.1 Plate . Texas shows he deserves to be out front. On a really tough track like this little Half Mile with a jump in turn three, to dominate like he did, shows Champion talent. I would not be surprised if something got disconnected on the Turn Three Grand Canyon. I have never seen so many serious tank slappers in one race. Some over and over with dogged determination, right through the dead center of that monster divert, the only way to stay in contention. Many suffered as a result of the beating including the Zanotti riders. I am sure all the top, smooth pavement specialists watching ,were horrified.