Team Report: Chris Moore

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World Record Setting Performance
In 2003 Chris Moore shocked the Outlaw Pro Street racing class with his outstanding performances. Chris, new to the class for 2003, made his first race at Maryland International Raceway and suddenly became a standout. On Chris’s third pass on his 9-11 outlaw machine he broke the World Record with an astonishing 7.36 at only 173 MPH due to engine failure. The motor damage ended Chris’s weekend early, but it was a good starting point considering it was his first ever Outlaw race. At the next Outlaw event, which was at The Rockingham Dragway, Chris took the honors of number one qualifier and broke the World Record again with a 7.35 at 192 MPH. Chris’s next race was also at Rockingham Dragway, and once again he was number one qualifier and once again broke the World Record with a amazing 7.25 at 193 MPH. Chris received runner-up at this event, and it was only his third Outlaw Pro Street race ever!

The next event on his list was at Farmington, N.C. Motorsports Park. This race was a 1/8th mile event at one of the finest 1/8th mile tracks in the country. Chris was number two qualifier with a 4.75 at 158 MPH, but took the Win in the finals. Then it came down to the last race of the year which was also held at Rockingham Dragway. By this time people were really starting to recognize him as one of the top Outlaw racers on the circuit and it was only his 5th race. First pass Chris popped off a whopping 7.22 at 194 MPH record breaking pass. Chris stayed on top of the qualifying charts all weekend, and collected his 4th number one qualifier honors of the year.

Tough luck ended his weekend in the Semi-Finals of the event when his clutch slipped, and his 7.28 at 194 MPH pass just wasn’t quite enough. Chris Moore definitely made his name known as one of the top competitors in the league in 2003 and looks to take the Championship Crown in the 2004 Outlaw Pro Street class at the MIROCK Superbike Series.

ABOUT CHRIS MOORE
I have been around motorcycles since I was 6 months old. My dad has owned a motorcycle shop since 1969. At present we now have two dealership and 7 franchises. My parents had a nursery in our motorcycle dealership in which I grew up. I learned to walk behind the parts counter of our store. My mom said I used to cut my teeth with a NGK spark plug box. I have been racing motorcycles since I was 4 years old.

I started out racing in the Pee-Wee motor cross class racing 50cc dirt bikes. From there I moved on to bigger and better bikes. Then when I was 12 years old I started drag racing on a Yamaha YSR 50, which was a mini street bike. I had instant success racing in an E.T. bracket class. E.T. bracket racing is a fair race for all competitors no matter how fast there motorcycle is. The slower competitor would get a handicap to even the race out. The person that runs the closest to there time without going over the dialed in time is the winner. I raced the little Yamaha for 3 years until I was old enough to get my motorcycle license and ride a full size bike at the track.

So at the age of 15, I was riding a 600cc motorcycle which reached speeds up over 100mph and ran the 1/8th mile in just over 7 seconds. I only rode the 600 for about a year, and won 13 races along with 8 runner-ups.

Then my dad decided that it was time for me to move up to a 750cc bike. My new bike could run over 110mph in the 1/8th of a mile. Remember I was still only 15 years old, and was competing against men twice my age. I dominated the 750cc class by winning a whopping 18 races and 5 runner-ups in less than a year’s time. The same year I was chosen by our local track, Greer International Dragway, to run in the Summit Series IHRA Bracket Nationals. I placed 3rd at the Nationals in Darlington, SC against all the other races which were chosen by other tracks as top riders.

Over the winter I decided that I was ready to move up again, but this time to an 1100cc bike. So at the barely at the age of 16 I was riding one of the biggest stock built motorcycles on the market at that time. I was very tough to beat on that motorcycle. The bike ran the 1/8th mile in less than 6 seconds at blazing speeds near 120mph. I was number 1 qualifier almost every race we went to. I won 12 races and had 10 runner-up finishes at the age of 16.

The next year I moved up to a Suzuki GSX-R 1000, which was a faster and much lighter weight bike than the one I had before. That year I raced two bikes in two different classes, racing in 2 classes is a very difficult thing to do because both bikes ride totally different and it is hard for most people to jump from one bike to another. Thankfully it did not affect me at all because I won quite a few races with both bikes at the same event. In several events, such as the American Red Cross Race, I won with the one bike in the pro-class and finished up in the semi-finals on the other. I almost did the same thing at the Fall Nationals in Orangeburg, SC, but I received 2nd and 5th in my two classes.

Now at the age of 18 years of age I have a 1300cc street bike, which can run the 1/4 mile in less than 9 seconds at speeds of 160+mph, and the bike isn’t even setup of drag racing. It’s just a normal street bike that we have done some performance modifications to, and took it to the track. That’s not just something anybody can do. It takes a lot of practice and concentration to learn how to get 200+HP to the ground on a street bike.

I have a few big advantages over the competition: my young reflexes and my light weight. Weight is a very critical factor in racing. Everywhere we go I usually have a weight advantage over the competition by 60-120lbs.

The drag bike I have now owns the record for being the World’s Fastest No Wheelie Bar Motorcycle. It also owns the Outlaw Prostreet MPH record of 195.526mph. That record has been standing since Nov. of 2000. The bike now puts out well over 350+HP, and this year I broke the world E.T. record with a 7.36. The previous record was a 7.42 and we broke that record the first weekend at the track with the bike in 2003. 

FUTURE PLANS FOR CHRIS 
He plans on taking his passion of motorcycle drag racing and turning it into a career. Chris intends on taking his level of commitment to the next level in pursuit of his goals. Chris’s personal and professional commitment to the sport of drag racing is making his dreams come true. First he intends on winning the points championship in Outlaw Pro Street in the MIROCK series. Along with winning the championship, Moore plans to own both the ET and MPH records. The next step for Chris is going to be the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association). The NHRA is the highest level to be reached in motorcycle drag racing. The NHRA is featured on TV as well as in many magazines and commercials. Chris takes his racing very serious, and plans on settling for nothing less.

Chris is currently seeking additional sponsors for the 2004 Season. If you are interested in marketing your company with Chris Moore’s race team please contact Chris for more information on this great opportunity.  

 

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