Stotz Racing: Fantastic Start to the 2018 Drag Racing Season

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Fantastic Start to 2018

When you start your season winning three out of four races that’s a pretty good sign of what’s to come. Some of the sites and posts showcasing our Honda’s are attached below. The surprise last-minute request to have Pro Street & Grudge bikes for the Street Outlaws TV show really made us scramble but obviously winning it in front of 22,000 fans was well worth our efforts. We got home Sunday night pulled the motor, I rebuilt it Monday and Tuesday and got both the Pro Street and Grudge bike ready for three weeks on the road starting in eight days.

The start of the regular season was at SGMP in Valdosta, Georgia for the Manufacturer’s Cup Championship. We struggled a little with testing and then got back on form. In Q2 we broke 2nd gear. A motor swap in under an hour got us to the starting line in time for the start of eliminations. We did not have time to swap clutches which would be normal protocol so I adjusted the clutch the same as the previous motors but it was too tight and pulled Frankie into a red light. Not the way we wanted to start the season in the Man Cup but it’s a long season, and we were about to start on a dominant winning streak.

The following weekend’s race in Commerce, Georgia for the season opener of the NHD RO Pro StreetChampionshipp went much, much better. We were low of every round of qualifying, qualifying number one. Then we were low of every round of eliminations and won the race running away. That’s what we prepared for all winter.

We finally traveled home, pull ed the motors from both bikes rebuilt one Monday and the other on Tuesday and got on the road Wednesday to be in Bowling Green Kentucky for the OSCR (Outlaw Street Car Reunion). This is another car racing organization with thousands of fans and a huge live streaming audience that recognizes the ProStreet bikes as a crowd favorite. This race was a carbon copy of last weeks NHDRO race. We were low ET of every round, qualifying number one and went into eliminations in a dominant position.

The schedule was pushed up because Sunday, rain was sure to come. There were 28 ProStreet bikes that showed up for a normal 16 bike field. OSCR decided to run the whole field making it five rounds of eliminations. We had a bye run in the first round so I tried something to possibly break the National Record. It didn’t work so we put it back to its dominant consistent setup and went right through eliminations all away to the final, again going low ET of every round and winning the race. We could not have done this without all the help from our sponsors, many of which were at the races. Dimey and the whole crew at DME, the Dunigans, and the Connellys took us in their pits and not only helped us with parts but fed us and had a huge campfire with all the racing BS stories you could ever imagine. Steve Nichols our computer tech-tuner, finally had a close race as he lives in Lexington, Kentucky two hours away.

Our program with Steve and the new MaxxECU is the final piece in the puzzle of taking our bike from a top three contender to the dominance we are showing at the start of the is a season. With Kurt of Sikora Precision machining anything we need, DME’s new Turbo system, and Steve behind the MaxxECU controls, our competition is in for a rough ride. This little Honda CBR1000RR is cocked, locked, and ready for a season-long fight.

Four-time AMA Pro Street Champion Stotz Racing, first 200mph record and first Turbo Pro-Street in the Sixes (6.98) thank American Honda, prohondaoils.com, Dyno Dynamics, Sikora Precision, DME Racing, Al Lamb’s Honda, Falicon Crankshaft Components, BST Wheels by Brock, Robinson Industries, DC V-Twin, JE Pistons, MicroBlue Racing, Air-Tech Streamlining, M2 Shocks, ARP, Win Racing, Millenium Technologies, mobiledynamometer.com, and the newest Maxxecu.com.

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