Young Gun Jeremy Teasley Hoping To Make His Mark

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Jeremy Teasley Hoping To Make His Mark

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jeremy Teasley made his NHRA debut at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway, but looking beyond the fresh-faced newbie exterior, one will find an already well-established cycle rider.

Teasley, just 19 years old, enjoyed success in the AMA Dragbike Championship Series before it recently ceased operation due to financial difficulties. He is the possessor of the 2009 AMA Dragbike Real Street championship title claimed aboard the Adams Performance Kawasaki ZX14 and won the AMA Dragbike APE Real Street championship in 2008. Teasley holds the national record in the series with a 7.934 at 188.33 mph.

In the MiRock Superbike Series, the Columbus, Ohio, resident is currently leading the HTP Performance Real Street points, a plentiful 238 markers ahead of the second-place competitor.





Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jeremy Teasley made his NHRA debut at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway, but looking beyond the fresh-faced newbie exterior, one will find an already well-established cycle rider.

Teasley, just 19 years old, enjoyed success in the AMA Dragbike Championship Series before it recently ceased operation due to financial difficulties. He is the possessor of the 2009 AMA Dragbike BST Real Street championship title claimed aboard the Adams Performance Kawasaki ZX14 and won the AMA Dragbike APE Real Street championship in 2008. Teasley holds the national record in the series with a 7.934 at 188.33 mph.

In the MiRock Superbike Series, the Columbus, Ohio, resident is currently leading the HTP Performance Real Street points, a plentiful 238 markers ahead of the second-place competitor.

Making a foray into ultra-competitive NHRA racing was something that had been on Teasley’s to-do list for quite some time; he licensed for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition last December with the aid of George Bryce.

“AMA closing down was part of my decision to come to NHRA,” said Teasley. “We want to see how this goes and learn everything, see if we like it. I had the license, so we figured we would try it, but I’ve been thinking about it for a while.”

Teasley made his first NHRA appearance aboard a Suzuki owned by and rented from the Underdahl family, who were also supporting a Suzuki ridden by Jim Underdahl.

“Everybody recommended that we rent the bike from the Underdahls,” said Teasley. “We know Eddie Krawiec so we called him, and Michael Phillips, and they both said that the Underdahls would be the best bike to rent. If this goes alright, we’ll probably go to Las Vegas, but it’s still too early to say what our goals are in Pro Stock Motorcycle racing.

“So far, it’s been about what I expected. I was a little nervous the first day, but the second day I felt a lot better.”

Teasley, who had not been on the Underdahl motorcycle before the first qualifying pass on Friday, ended the first day with an 8.038 and improved to a 7.136 at 186.87 mph during the second day of qualifying at the event but just missed making the show.