Needs 'The Woman' on our Side
Stotz racing had a jam packed two weeks ahead of us as we had the Fall Fury season finale for NHDRO and the MiRock Battle Royale. Heading down to Indy for the final race we had to pull off a Cinderella story. Number one in points had to be eliminate second round and we would have to win the race. During qualifying, Frankie pumped the throttle and rode out two small wheelies to put up an amazing 6.96@210mph to break the NHDRO record. This put us in the number one spot for the weekend. Having more qualifiers we decided to go for consistency and boy did we find it. Running four consecutive 4.50's to the eighth mile, we were ready for Sunday. The first woman we needed on our side was "Mother Nature". Unfortunately she rained on our parade and ruined our chances at the title. Without a chance to finish the Final, the Championship was awarded to the current points leader. Congratulations to Doug Gall on his first #1 plate. We were very disappointed on not battling this race to the end and missing another #1 plate. Heck, we did not even get a chance to back up the 6.96 E.T.record. We packed up and went back home to dry out and get ready for "The Battle Royale".
We arrived at Maryland International Raceway Thursday night. We made one test pass shutting off at half track to run 4.57. This was .02 quicker than our 6.96 record run at Indy. We have never been more confident on the bike running its best numbers than at this race. On our first qualifier the bike shot out to an amazing 1.15 to the sixty foot timer clocks (.02 quicker than anyone ever before) but then came the power wheelies. We had adjusted for the cool air but not quite enough, preventing us from showing how fast this cbr1000rr really is. This is were the second woman "Lady Luck" was nowhere to be found. Somewhere along that run unbeknown to us, our suspension was damaged. We spun the tire every run after that only qualify 14th due to the chassis unloading itself. The next morning we put notes together from when the Captain America bike had similar traction problems. We changed out the rear shock and softened some settings. We had Tony Fisher with the supercharged busa first round. Frankie cut a light on him and the bike stayed planted all the way to a soft 7.05@200. It wasn't enough to cover Tonys 6:99@207. No one ran in the 4.50's to the 1/8th mile all weekend except us on 4 straight passes leading up to the Battle Royale event. We worked very hard and believed (and still do) that we have the quickest ProStreet bike in the country (on the planet!). We will just have to show everyone at the Haltech sponsored Manufacturers Cup World Finals on November 8-10 in Bradenton FL. Now if we could only get those "Two Ladies" to ride with us or at least not against us.
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