Stotz Racing leaves Bikeweek
Nationals with literbike milestone.
Honda Rider’s Club of America-sponsored
(HRCA) Stotz Racing showed the motorcycle drag-racing world that
the team’s CBR1000RR is a legitimate title contender for
the Pro Street Championship at the opening round of the AMA/Prostar
Drag Racing Championship at South Georgia Motorsports Park in
Valdosta, Ga., March 3-4.
Piloted by Stotz Racing’s
Glenn Stickels, the turbocharged, 460-plus horsepower Honda finished
third overall and, in the process, became the quickest Pro Street
liter bike in the field with a qualifying ET of just 7.47 seconds.
The bike is already the current 1000 ProStreet top-speed holder
with a terminal velocity of 194 miles per hour.
Photo by Matt Polito,
Team owner Kent Stotz credited
an aggressive off-season development program for the team’s
showing. “We’re using a redesigned JE piston and,
working with two-time national championship crew chief Mark Harrell
on his mobile dyno facility, we cranked out 21 more horsepower
than last fall on the same 30 psi of boost. It’s reliable
power, too, due in part to the efficient water injected Velocity
Racing turbo system”
Stotz, who was injured in testing
in January, got a last minute clean bill of health and jumped
on his two-time championship winning CBR1100XX to qualify second
and compete in the final. “Now that I’m healthy, I’ll
be running the CBR1000RR in the Pro Street class for the rest
of the season and, thanks to the HRCA, Glenn will ride a second
CBR1000RR to contest the Super Street class. This is a very good
start for us and our CBR1000RRs will have a good shot at winning
for the rest of the year.”