Stotz Racing runs fastest ET
and top speed at AMA Prostar Pro Street competition in Norwalk
July 19, 2005
Motorcycle drag racing fans attending Norwalk Ohio’s Raceway
Park this past weekend, July 15-17, saw four-time AMA Prostar
champion Kent Stotz and his HRCA-sponsored (Honda Rider’s
Club of America) turbocharged CBR1100XX run the fastest ET and
top speed of the meet and the fastest ET this year in AMA Prostar
Pro Street Class competition.
“We ran a 7.36 ET at 197 miles per hour in the second round
of eliminations,” said an enthusiastic Stotz. “We
were on track to take the overall win but we spun the tire in
the final round and that cost us the win.”
At the end of the 2004 season, AMA Prostar reworked the Street
Bike Shootout Class rules—including a one-inch increase
in ground clearance (three inches total) and a two-inch increase
in ride height (now 22 inches)—and renamed the series Pro
Street for 2005. When factoring in the Honda Blackbird’s
prodigious 550-plus horsepower, wheelspin becomes a particular
challenge. “We are finding that high track temperatures
have a significant impact on our ability to hook up,” said
Stotz. “Since we added 65 horsepower and dropped 30 pounds
of overall weight compared to last year’s bike, we’ve
been on a steep learning curve at our first races. But we’ll
be ready for the next race,” he added.
Stotz Racing will be at the NOPI Honda Pro Street Tire-Bike Class
on July 30-31 at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tennessee.
Stotz returns to Prostar competition on August 13-14 at Indianapolis
Raceway Park in Indiana.