2015 Season Report
This season we tested a new turbo system, new ECU and switched from race gasoline to Methanol. We did not plan to make 3 major changes (turbo, ECU, fuel) in one year. The Turbo and ECU were started before the 2014 season ended in an attempt to get us more horsepower. The fuel rule change allowing Methanol came after we were committed to the turbo and ECU projects. We found a significant power gain with the Methanol but it took us a while to harness the extra torque. The NHDRO season Finals, Sept. 25-27 at Indy saw us still in test mode with the methanol fuel and we finished out of the top 3 for the first time in 20 years.
Many of our performance gains over the years have been negated by rules changes pushed forward by the growing number of Turbo Busa'a in ProStreet, now about 95% of the class. Anything other than a Turbo Busa is like fighting City Hall. We have beat City Hall many times and won 2 National Championships on our Turbo Honda's. Now the Grudge Class has gained tremendous popularity and is basically a no rules, baddest man wins class. Kurt from Sikora Precision was in Valdosta showcasing his Chassis while crewing for us and we are now in the process of making one of our ProStreet bikes into a Grudge bike. We tested our ProStreet bike with a Slick (allowed in Grudge) and even with the limited wheelbase of our ProStreet swingarm went quicker than we have ever gone before. Bill from Robinson Transmissions said he can make a 123 auto for us (allowed in Grudge). JE Pistons can make a slipper style piston kit to fit the new Falicon Stroker Crank and Rods. Millenium Technologies can make the bore .5 mm wider and still have just enough room for the Pro Honda Genuine Parts stock head gasket to keep it sealed. Of course all this will raise the horsepower even more but the MicroBlue friction fighting process and the Honda Pro Oils HP4 20-50 will help it live. Airtech Streamlining is making the new bodywork more aerodynamic and lighter. With most of the major changes tests completed, Stotz Racing is now looking forward to next years race season with our eyes firmly on the prize.
Stotz Racing, home of the First 6 Second Turbo ProStreet Bike thanks; American Honda, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Star Racing, Rock Solid Mfg, Al Lamb's Dallas Honda, JE Pistons, MicroBlue Racing, BST Wheels by Brock, Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals, Air-Tech Streamlining, Millennium Technologies, EPMPerf.com-HyperPro, Robinson Ind, WorldWide Bearings, Win Racing, ARP, TIAL Sport, mobiledynamometer.com, DME Racing, Sikora Precision, Dyno Dynamics, and Speed and Strength.