Jeremy Teasley – Outlaw Streetbike King of Columbus

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Jeremy Teasley – Outlaw Streetbike King of Columbus

Jeremy Teasley takes home the win as King of Columbus, for Outlaw Street Bike.

While Jeremy Teasley and his team were at Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH for the Man Cup race, they got wind of grudge race going down at their home track of National Trails in Columbus, OH. There was also some chatter that grudge racers were elated that Teasley would be too occupied with another race to participate. The Teasley’s are constantly being underestimated.

Chris Johnsen had just taken delivery of his old grudge bike ‘Al Capone’, and it was sitting in Teasley’s trailer already in the process of being stripped down in preparation of some upgrades. Once the information hit Chris Johnsen’s ears, he said “Let’s load her up and go make some quick money. So while Teasley went about making his sportsman qualifying runs at Man Cup, the rest of the team buttoned ‘Al Capone’ back up and pushed her into another trailer to make a run to Columbus for the Shootout. Johnsen did what he does best and got on the phone and line up the race.

But in order for them to participate, they needed to be a the track by 5:30pm when the chips for pairing would be drawn. They rolled in at 5:20pm. As someone said they were drawing for Teasley, a racer protested saying that wasn’t fair because Teasley wasn’t there. But the unbeknownst to that racer, Teasley was quietly standing behind him ready to race.

In the first round of competition, Teasley drew Whip. And while everyone else had been testing all day, JTR showed up knowing they were at a disadvantage. The day before Teasley made a shakedown on ‘Al Capone’ and the USB plug got tangled in the chain ripping it out of the Holley ECU, thus rendering the bike untunable. But they were willing to take their best shot as Teasley headed into the water box ready for anything. Johnsen found him a good spot on the track, and when the bulbs dropped, Teasley left on Whip and gapped him hard taking a first-round win.

In round two Teasley would face Wiggle. The neglected bike was spitting some fuel at the starting line, and the staff backed Teasley out thinking it was oil. It wasn’t and the pair rolled into the beams. Teasley left aggressive on ‘Al Capone’ and battled the bike as it wheelied through second, third, and fourth gear. But the gap hit Wiggle immediately as Teasley had a 1.19 sixty-foot.

In the final round of competition, Teasley would face Brian Welch. In preparation, they lowered the bottle pressure to get the wheelie out. Again Teasley gapped his competitor and was gone, the bike wheelied and when it came down it put the bike into a wobble that Teasley had to fight to drive through as he took the $1,500 win!

So the lesson here is, if you think you’re going to take an easy win because the GOAT isn’t there, you probably shouldn’t brag about it when he is in driving distance.

Chris Johnsen’s ‘Al Capone’ is currently getting some upgrades in the looks departments, as well as a Penske Shock and Holley system repaired. You will know when the bike is ready, CJ will be looking for some action.