World Finals Report from Florida
The Manufacturers Cup World Finals presented by Haltech was the crowning jewel of racing. Not only was there great side by side racing in all classes but the exhibition runs of the Rocket Bike from Europe was absolutely amazing. Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL was recently resurfaced and the pits looked great with the new seal coating and striping. The weather was great especially since we new we were going home to freezing temps. The Man Cup did an excellent job of putting on the best race of the year.
Our performance was up and down. We ran stellar 60 foot times and from the 330 to the 1/8th mile was also stellar. The lighter bikes (Nitrous and 1000's) had more trouble with traction in the middle of 2nd gear at exactly 2.45 seconds into each run where the concrete to asphalt transition is. Even with the chassis loaded it would start to spin until I took enough power out to get through that section. That worked but also slowed us down enough to not be able to win. I tried other combinations that got us the 7.06 in the first round Sunday only to spin in exactly the same spot again on the next run and our season was done. Many people said they would love to have earned our #2 plate but after two #2's we were really sad to see the season end without the #1 plate.
Many thanks go out to American Honda and AL Lamb's Dallas Honda for their continued believe and support of our little Red CBR. Shorai Batteries got us started all year and Airtech bodywork got us finished to a career best of 210MPH! Thank you to JE Piston, Star Racing Heads, Millenium Technologies, MicroBlue Coatings, and Falicon Cranks and Rods for motors that worked perfectly all year. And to PR Factory Store's Mickey Thompson tires, Brock's BST Wheels, EPM Performance HyperPro Shocks, and Rock Solid Clutches for transferring that power to the almighty 1320. Number 2 in the Nation is very good but we won't rest until we are #1 again. Thank you and have a great Holiday Season.
Stotz Racing, home of the First 6 Second Turbo ProStreet Bike thanks American Honda, Al Lamb's Dallas Honda, BST Wheels by Brock's Performance, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Star Racing, MicroBlue Racing, JE Pistons, Rock Solid Mfg, Air-Tech Streamlining, EPMPerf.com-HyperPro, Millennium Technologies, Mickey Thompson by PR Factory Store, Cycletek, WorldWide Bearings, Win Racing, ARP, Portable Shade, and Mark at mobiledynamometer.com.