MPS/Thyen Racing Manufacturers Cup/ NHDRO Indy Race Report

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We arrived at Indy with 2 fresh engines and high hopes they would be what we needed to get the bike in the 4.0 second range. Testing on Friday with small jets produced a 4.22 followed by a 4.21. The surprising thing was the quarter mile times of 6.69 @ 191and 6.62 @ 196 for those runs even with eighth mile gearing. The first qualifying run Friday was a 4.18. We made some changes on Saturday and ran 4.16 and 4.13. The 4.13 would qualify us fifth in the 16 bike field only .06 off the low ET of the race. This would pit us against C.D. Watson from Texas in round one. We had been working on getting the bike to react and apparently we did a good job. Billy went -.008 on the tree to turn on the red light, ending our day early. We ran a 4.15 on that run though. to C.D.’s 4.33. All in all a good outing for our team.

Billy Vose MPS

About the bike:
This bike is a totally unique combination for Pro Comp. It starts with a highly modified Suzuki Hayabusa powerplant with an MPS billet block, CP Pistons, Crower rods, Cooper Performance cylinder head with Kibblewhite valves, APE springs and cylinder studs in an Innovative Performance Racing chassis. It features what we call “MPS Lethal Injection,” a combination of MPS Spyder Dry Nitrous system and the new Holley Dominator ECU. This custom EFI/nitrous system controls all motorcycle functions including data logging.

We would also like to thank all our other parts suppliers without whom we could not race. Thanks to Kevin at Lectron Fuel Systems for the awesome new “Injectrons”, Tim at Holley EFI, Ray at MSD Ignition, Jay at APE, Snake & RC at CP-Carrillo, Bill at Robinson Industries, Kerry at Crower, Lori, Debbie, and Melissa at Web Cam, Mike at Cometic, Go Go at Nitrous Express, Kurt at Millennium Technology, Will at Kibblewhite Precision Machining, Carl at ARC, Eric at MTC Engineering, Dave at Worldwide Bearings, and last but not least Brandi at for the great coverage of our sport.

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We are very proud of our “Private Label” contingency program. We will pay contingency for all the following events: Manufacturers Cup, MIROCK, ADRL, MMDRA, Bikes In The Valley, NHRA Summit ET Finals, NHDRO, 2 Wheel Speed, and PMRA. The “Private Label” contingency program pays 10% of your year to date purchases from MPS. Purchases made from 11/1/2012 to the date of the event you win will be counted toward your 10%. All purchases must be made with a single customer number directly from MPS at racer net pricing. When you win an event, simply fill out a winners claim form. When we receive the winners claim form we will search that customer number in our database for qualifying purchases to determine your payment amount. We will pay a maximum of $200 per class, per event. All participants in our “Private Label” contingency program must register online at our web site before winning an event. When you register online you will be sent a winners claim form and decals for your bike in the mail.
The “Private Label” contingency program requires you to run decals on both sides of your bike for the entire event.

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