Stotz Racing Heats up
at AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals
The Pingel Thunder Nationals in Indianapolis was a very hot place
to be, both weather wise and racing. The Honda team of Stotz Racing
put their hot track tune up in the bike but found the track to
be better than usual on Saturday qualifying.
For Sundays first round Kent Stotz
cut a light on Jerry Young and posted a solid 7.54@189mph. In
the second round Stotz cut a light on Curtis McDonald and needed
it as McDonald posted his quickest pass ever 7.40 while Stotz
made another consistently quicker pass at 7.41 to take the win.
In the Semi-final Stotz said he
put a 7.35 tune up in it and cut the best light of the class.
Stotz's .046 light to Phil Stoll's .102 light plus beating Stoll
to the 60 ft cone gave Stotz the early lead. Stotz said he tried
to hold first gear for a better ET but when it started wheeling
he shifted into second and it stayed on the rear wheel all the
way thru 3rd gear. At the 1000 foot cone Stotz could not see Stoll
but just before the finish line Stoll got by.
Stotz Racing comes out of Indy
still in second place. The next race is in Atco, NJ and the Stotz
Racing team will lean heavily on the J E Pistons, Falicon Rods,
Star Racing head, and Velocity Turbo to come up with a top end
charge to get back to the winners circle.