You’ve heard of dirt bike racing, but in Europe, sidecar motocross is all the rage. And brothers Sam and Andy Houghton have been sidecar racing for years. As longtime solo dirt bike racers, everything changed when Andy had an accident in 2005 that left him in a wheelchair. But nothing could keep Andy off the track, and today, these brothers compete as one cohesive team in this high velocity sport.
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From Four Aces Cycle & Lowbrow Customs comes The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express. Two years in the making, this film covers the exploration of this vintage Triumph motorcycle lakes racer that spent two decades racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats and El Mirage, it’s history, builder, and it’s return to the dry lakes.
“In the 1960s and 1970s, legions of speed freaks blasted down the drag strips and dry lakes of Southern California on their two-wheeled tickets to thrills. Legions more campaigned machines at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats during the same time. What happened to these motorcycles? The vast majority of them have disappeared into the mists of time, disassembled and used for restoring soulless stockers or simply forgotten in old sheds and barns. Once in awhile one turns up and gets sold to a museum or carefully displayed in some motorcycle shop owner’s office. Rarely if ever again do these machines return to their beloved battleground: the Dry Lake or Salt Flat.
The Return of the Nitro Express is the story of one bike that did not get filed away and retired. Thanks to two present day cowboy speed junkies who eschew modern technology and dance with dangerous old motorcycles, the Salt Ghost will be reborn…or will it? Watch as Wes and Tyler bring the Nitro Express back to where it all began, to the dry and hot Bonneville Salt Flats where legends are born in blood, sweat and gears!”
Teammates Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger have very different personalities, and while they might have similar lap times in practice, one of them is among the series’ points leaders while the other hasn’t yet managed a single podium finish.