Stotz Racing competition
report: 2006 AMA/Prostar Series, Gainesville Raceway
Honda Rider’s Club of
America-sponsored Stotz Racing concluded the 2006 AMA/Prostar
Pro Street Championship Series at the eighth and final round in
Gainesville, Fla., November 4-5 with a semi-final appearance.
“This is usually a horsepower track and we qualified with
a 7.595 ET at 191.51 miles-per-hour,” said Stotz of his
run on the turbocharged 550-horsepower CBR1100XX. “Then
a 7.54 was enough to get us into the semis but we spun the tire
at the line and weren’t able to advance to the final. While
I’m disappointed that we didn’t win a championship
this year, we know what it takes to win a title and we will be
back next year with our strongest program yet.”
In Pro Street competition this year, the four-time AMA/Prostar
champion has qualified first at two rounds, made the finals in
three and won one race. At the same time he has simultaneously
developed a completely new racing platform, the Honda CBR1000RR,
the only liter-bike currently in the class. “The new RR
continues to improve, in fact we ran consistent 750s in the Wednesday
and Thursday test sessions in Gainesville,” said Stotz.
“We have worked closely with our sponsors all year long
to develop the kind of power that will make this bike competitive
and, with our winter development program, we will be ready for
the first round in 2007.”
Stotz Racing’s sponsors are an extremely important
part of the team’s overall success. “I tip my helmet
to each of them, they have stepped up whenever we needed them
to help us and that says a lot about their character.”
- Title-sponsor Honda Rider’s
Club of America (HRCA) provides Stotz Racing with machines and
technical and promotional support. In addition, the HRCA holds
special Members-only activities at select races.
- Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals
are synonymous with Team Honda’s winning programs. Their
products keep the Stotz Racing CBR1100XX and CBR1000RR racing
machines at the leading edge of performance.
- Velocity Racing Turbo Systems
power the world's fastest and quickest street bikes. As a significant
Stotz Racing sponsor, Velocity Racing showcases its turbocharging
systems with one of the most successful motorcycle drag-racing
teams of all time.
- A household name in the racing
arena, Joe Rocket supplies top-quality protective leather racing
suits to Stotz Racing for all competitions.
- Scorpion Sports outfits Stotz
Racing with the ScorpionEXO, the advanced lightweight, high-tech
helmet and no-fog face shield system.
- As the supplier of air shifters
to Stotz Racing, Pingel Enterprises ensures faultless shifts
on the team’s turbocharged Hondas time after time.
- Star Racing performs all of
the cylinder-head work and motor preparation for Stotz Racing’s
- JE Pistons supplies the forged,
custom-made, high-performance pistons for Stotz Racing's turbocharged
Honda CBR1100XX and CBR1000RR.
- Falicon supplies Stotz
Racing with custom-made connecting rods and clutch baskets for
the CBR1100XX and the CBR1000RR.
- HyperPro supplies the specially-built
rear shocks for Stotz Racing.
- RC Components provides the lightweight,
custom drag-racing wheels for Stotz Racing's CBR1100XX.
- BST Wheels produces the carbon
fiber wheels for the 395-pound Stotz Racing CBR1000RR.
- Air-Tech produces the custom-fabricated
fuel tank and aircraft-quality composite body panels for Stotz
Racing’s competition Hondas.
- Schaumburg Honda is Kent Stotz's
hometown Honda dealer. Whenever Stotz Racing needs a factory
Honda part, oil or chemical, Schaumburg Honda can supply it.
About Stotz Racing
Stotz Racing is at the forefront of street tire motorcycle drag
racing in America. Formed by renowned motorcycle drag racer Kent
Stotz in 1995, Stotz Racing earned AMA Prostar Street Bike Shootout
titles in 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2002. In 2004, Stotz Racing’s
turbocharged Honda CBR1100XX became the first Street Bike to set
the 200 mph record (7.25 seconds at 200.49 mph). Stotz currently
holds the official ET record in the Pro Street class at 7.335
seconds. Sponsored by the Honda Rider’s Club of America,
Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Velocity Racing Turbo Systems, Joe
Rocket, Pingel Enterprises, Star Racing, JE Pistons, RC Components,
Air-Tech Streamlining, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Schaumburg
Honda, HyperPro Racing Suspension, Scorpion EXO and BST Wheels,
Stotz Racing is also the record holder of the AMA Prostar Horsepower
Challenge in the Import V-Twin Cruiser Open class on a Honda VTX1800.