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Stotz Racing launches all-new Honda CBR1000RR at AMA/Prostar Norwalk National

Stotz Racing debuted the all-new turbocharged Honda CBR1000RR with great success at round five of the 2006 AMA/Prostar Drag Racing National Championship, July 15-16, at Norwalk Raceway Park, Ohio. The Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA) sponsored liter-bike qualified fourth overall in the ultra-competitive Pro Street class with a time of 7.75 seconds at 190 mph.

“I am very pleased with our first outing on the CBR1000RR,” said team owner and four-time national champion Kent Stotz. “We have worked hard to get to this point and, true to its nature, Honda’s engineering is holding up very well to the demands of our Velocity Racing Turbo System. In fact, we’re getting about 440 horsepower with 30 pounds of boost and we are still using the stock crankshaft, camshafts and valves.”

The CBR1000RR, one of Honda’s best-selling sport motorcycles and the first liter bike to compete in the Pro Street class, is completely different from the CBR1100XX on which Stotz won two national titles and set class ET and top speed records as recently as March, 2006 at the BikeWeek Nationals. “I give a lot of credit to our sponsors, JE Pistons and Falicon Rods, who we have worked with closely to develop reliable horsepower,” said Stotz. “In addition, I want to thank Air Tech and BST Wheels for providing us with the lightweight bodywork and wheels we needed to help bring our weight down below 400 pounds.” One of the keys to success against the 1300cc-plus competition, according to Stotz, is a high power-to-weight ratio. With more horsepower to come, expect the Stotz Racing CBR1000RR to set new standards in the class.



Fresh off an appearance at the Honda Hoot in Knoxville, Tenn., Stotz was enthused about the potential of his new drag racing project. “Honda is behind me 100 percent and so are the fans. At the Hoot, we shared our display area with one of our sponsors, Joe Rocket, and we had a record number of contestants in our Reaction Time Challenge. Our Grand Prize, a helmet from our sponsor Scorpion EXO, was a huge hit.”

Be sure to pick up the August issue of Sport Rider magazine, on newsstands now, and read about Stotz Racing in the article “High-Powered Outlaws”, which takes a close look at AMA/Prostar’s Pro Street class. Then watch for Super Streetbike magazine’s September issue, where Stotz Racing’s turbocharged CBR1000RR dragracer is examined in detail.

Stotz Racing and the HRCA-sponsored CBR1000RR will next appear at round six of the AMA/Prostar series at Indianapolis Raceway Park, August 12-13. For the latest information about Stotz Racing, including the latest news and sponsor links, be sure to visit www.stotzracing.com.

 

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