Bike Week featured some incredible weather that both students and tourists could enjoy. Events on the WyoTech campus included the 24th Annual Brute Horsepower Shootout and 2nd Annual Student Engine Build-Off. Both events featured students showcasing both their motorcycle skills and motorcycles. Students Michael Blood (Import-Liquid Cooled 0-650cc) and Sam House (Import-Liquid Cooled 651-800) both had motorcycles compete, finishing in 1st and 2nd place overall in their respective class. Michael Blood ran a 2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R beating the 2nd place individual by 49 HP and Sam House ran a 2011 Triumph-Daytona 675, losing by only 24 HP.
We did have a 1st place finish with the bike built by students with instructor Larry Nagle. The engine build team was Joshua Shinn, Nicholas Lemon, Darin Brinn, Laura McIntyre, and Jordan Autry. Everyone is a current or past student of the Performance Engine Building class (with the exception of Laura McIntyre, who is planning on attending the class next module).
This engine was a bored & stroked 1640 CC (100 cu in) 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa engine that, with extensive porting and performance modifications, put up 261.55 horsepower to win the finals in the 1501cc+ naturally aspirated class at the Brute Horsepower Shootout. Then the following week, the same engine (with additional tuning) put up 284.6 HP. This is without the assistance of nitrous, super chargers, or turbo chargers… it was powered by gasoline only!
Special Thanks to Bob Carpenter of Carpenter Racing for his technical advice and race porting.
WyoTech is a division of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. With five campuses located throughout the United States, WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the fields of automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, motorcycle, marine and construction trades. In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; light duty diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication; high performance power trains; and trim and upholstery technology. For more information about WyoTech, go to www.wyotech.edu. For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit WyoTech’s website at www.wyotech.edu/disclosures.