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Stotz Racing AMA/Prostar and Byron Dragway Report

AMA/Prostar's Atco, New Jersey race was booming with fans everywhere. Partly because Atco has a great motorcycle following. The other reason was the E T records were supposed to fall. Some Pro Street bikes had run some 7.20's in testing there at night in previous weeks. Stotz Racing tested both the RR and the 1100XX. The XX still had the big 200+ MPH runs that dominate a record holding track. The decision was made to run the 1100XX. On Sunday Kent Stotz on the XX left the starting line and had record numbers to the 330 mark when the bike started to spin like it was on oil. The 7.20 numbers to start with ended with a tire spinning 7.90 and Kent's chance of winning the Atco race went up in smoke. "I don't know how anybody went a 7.20 or even a 7.30 on this track last week. I could have stayed with my RR and run 7.40's on a track like this and won the event." Stotz later did an interview with Jason Britton from the Super Bikes program on Speed TV. Jason had done an episode of Super Bikes at Prostar's street chaos after taking Rickey Gadson's drag race school. During Stotz's interview, Kent offered Jason a chance to race the the record holding CBR1000RR (7.31 E T) at the ProStar world finals in Gainesville next month. Jason accepted and arrangements are being made to make that happen. Look forward to the next race report to see how Jason did and check out Speed TV's Super Bikes program for the Atco interview.

Byron Dragway's 11th annual Power Wheel Standing event also featured 7second streetbikes in front of the 11,000+ fans with Speed TV taping for a later airing. Stotz Racing entered the past record holding (7.33@201.82) CBR1100XX with Kent riding. The current record holding (7.31) CBR1000RR was ridden by Kent's son Frank making his debut.

Frank Stotz weighs only 126 lbs and weight is a major factor when going up against big bore bikes with 1300+ cc's. That is a 30% cc advantage to the little 1000RR. Previous to this Frank Stotz's quickest pass was a 10.10 E T on a stock '06 1000RR. Frank went from a half track 10.53 test pass to a 9.04 to a 8.56 to a 8.22 to a 7.80@178 MPH to finish 3rd in his first time on a ProStreet bike. Kent Stotz went to the final but night fell and no lights stopped the action. "I wish we could have run the final but my real celebration this weekend was the amazing performance my son put forth. He has wanted to ride for some time but the opportunity never presented itself until now. I may have to watch out that he doesn't replace me" said the senior Stotz.

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