WET AND WILD
This is our first race report since the 2009 AMA/Dragbike finals. Some people said to me that they thought we were not racing. This could not be farther from the truth. With the economy the way it is and Honda and some other sponsors cutting way back or even putting their sponsorship dollars on hold, we have cut back on many of the largest race expenses. The biggest cut has been in travel. We are still competing at 14 races this year but we chose the races with the highest attendance and media coverage that are closer to home. Thank you to our fans and sponsors that have been with us for so many years and multiple Championships. Stay with us, we will all come through this with more championships still to come.
Spring has been here for a while and summer is right around the corner but we just (almost) finished our first non rain-out race. After rain delays and rained out races we qualified #1 at the second round of the TSDR Outlaw Street Shootout. The new hand release slider style clutch that we have been working on still has a few kinks so we went back to the 7.25 clutch combination, and that got us to the finals against Glen Stickels with his best runs (7.49) on his new Busa. For those of you that have followed Stotz Racing you might remember that Glen rode our first cbr1000rr back in 2007 and went a 7.47. I just had to give him a hard time that his quickest pass is still on a Honda. Unfortunately with only 2 pair of finalists to finish the race (our ProStreet class and the Nitrous ProStreet class) there was a bad accident and the track had to shut down. The points and payout were split in half for each finalist. With Frankie riding the Stotz Racing Honda cbr1000rr and Glen coming to the $4000 Dash for Cash May 30th we may still get to settle the outcome of the final between the Suzuki and the Honda. Stay tuned!
Stotz Racing earned AMA Street Bike Shootout Championships 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 Racing thanks those sponsors that make the record setting parts and services. Sponsored by the Honda Rider’s Club of America, Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Joe Rocket, BST Wheels, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Velocity Racing, Star Racing, JE Pistons, Air-Tech Streamlining, Schaumburg Honda, HyperPro Suspension, and Win Racing. Stotz Racing also set records in the Import V-Twin Horsepower Challenge on a Turbocharged Honda VTX1800.