NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Team Forming on the West Coast
A new West Coast-based Pro Stock Motorcycle team has been announced. Long-time bracket racers Rick Newport and Justin Vincent are the owners of the new Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle team. Kahea Woods will also be a big part of the team and will be assuming the crew chief duties.
The Evans Pro chassis, Vance and Hines Powered TL1000r Suzuki is set to make its debut at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals on October 27-30, 2022.
The new team is getting support from PPG Industries, Torco High-Performance Lubricant, Industrial Finishes, Young Power Sports, NJK Leathers, APE, Worldwide Bearings, Evans Pro Chassis, GTR Fabrication, SEI Enterprise. The bike’s color design is by Greg Russell.
The team is currently comprised of Rick Newport, Justin Vincent, and Kahea Woods.
Rick Newport will be taking on riding duties for the team. Newport has been a long-time bracket racer winning multiple championships. Starting with local track championships in Utah and Nevada, NHRA Summit ET Division 7 championships with appearances in the Summit ET national championships, and multiple Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 championships.
Justin Vincent has been involved in racing since he was young, helping his father, Steve Vincent, race motorcycles. When he was older, he took over the family riding duties and became a very accomplished rider himself.
Kahea Woods is also one of the best riders in the west, winning multiple championships with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7. He has a wealth of experience working on his and other racer bikes for many years.
The team will be running a limited schedule in 2023. Stay tuned for more updates to come!