Stotz Racing Competition
report: 2007 Winter Testing
There have been rumors that
I crashed in testing on Tuesday Jan. 23rd. Thank God this is not
true. Stotz Racing had rented track time at Bradenton Motorsports
Park that whole week. Our test session did come to an abrupt end
when the chain broke at 155 mph at the 1/8th mile. The chain tore
through the chain guard, tail section, subframe, but my left pelvic
bone finally stopped it. As you can imagine this hurt very bad,
but I got the bike stopped upright and I laid down. The track
and emergency personnel were great. I had a small hole in my back
above the pelvic bone. I got to the hospital and got stitched
up. Mark got me back home and the Doc says it is healing nicely.
We will be more than ready for the season opener in Valdosta GA.
to start Bike Week.
On a more positive note, all the work we did starting as soon
as we got home from the finals is paying off. The RR went consistent
4.90's- 5.00 to the 1/8 mile and that works out to high 7.40's
low 7.50's. These times will get us to the semi-finals every time
and the finals often. There was still quite a bit to test when
we got cut short. We are looking forward to more performance from
the RR at the first race.
The new ProStreet RR is not quite done. We have to take some of
it's parts to fix the RR I just tore up.
The SuperStreet RR is almost done and we are looking to test that
before the Valdosta race. All things look good and thank all of
you that were concerned when you heard that I had crashed. No
crash just a broke chain and a little hole.
Sincerely in Speed,
About Stotz Racing
Stotz Racing is at the forefront of street tire motorcycle drag
racing in America. Formed by renowned motorcycle drag racer Kent
Stotz in 1995, Stotz Racing earned AMA Prostar Street Bike Shootout
titles in 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2002. In 2004, Stotz Racing’s
turbocharged Honda CBR1100XX became the first Street Bike to set
the 200 mph record (7.25 seconds at 200.49 mph). Stotz currently
holds the ET and top speed records in the Pro Street class, 7.275
seconds at 201.82 mph. Sponsored by the Honda Rider’s Club
of America. Stotz Racing is also the record holder of the AMA
Prostar Horsepower Challenge in the Import V-Twin Cruiser Open
class on a Honda VTX1800.