Two for Three
The ProStreet RR’s clutch woes have been found and fixed. We won TSDRA”s July 25th final with a new clutch combo that is much more consistent in the 1.28 range to the 60 foot timer. We took that info to the AMA/Dragbike nationals the next weekend in Indy. Traction was the best it has been at Indy in five years. Not expecting this we left too low (9200 rpm) and bogged off the line. In the second qualifier we just wanted a solid pass to get in the middle of the field. We went 7.49. This would normally be the middle of the field but everybody was setting personal bests and records were broken. The first elimination for Saturday nights Shootout put the only two 1000cc bikes against each other. The CBR1000 beat the GSXR1000 with a 7.35@198mph ( Kent’s fastest ever on a 1000- Frankie’s little butt has been over 200mph)). The rest of Saturday night got rained out.
Sundays first round of eliminations put us against #2 qualifier Bud Yoder. Knowing that we needed more performance we set the bike on kill and hoped for the best. Unfortunatly we spun but it would not have mattered. Bud went a 7.21. Our best ever was a 7.25 before they added weight to us and not the Busa’s. The positive we took out of Indy, besides the big mph, was that we might be going back in 2010 to the weight we were at in 2008 since none of the 1000’s have been a factor since the weight penalty of 2009.
Just before leaving for the much needed Stotz Family watersking vacation, we won the August 15th TSDRA. Our clutch combo is now 1.24 to the 60 foot timer and our win record is a perfect 5 for 5. Four time AMA/Dragbike ProStreet Champion Kent Stotz became the first Street Bike to set the 200 mph record (7.25 seconds at 200.49 mph). Stotz Racing thanks the Honda Rider’s Club of America, Pro Honda Oils, Scorpion Helmets, Joe Rocket, BST Wheels, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Velocity Racing, Star Racing, JE Pistons, Air-Tech Streamlining, Schaumburg Honda, HyperPro Suspension, Win Racing, and Mark Harrell of mobiledynamometer.com.