Stotz Racing–Raining Sixes in Indy

Frankie StotzOf all the
events going on during the weekend’s massive motorcycle festival in
Indianapolis IN, nothing—not MotoGP, not AMA Flat Track, not the XDL
stunt competition—attracted nearly as many competitive motorcycles as
the 684 entries at the NHDRO/Manufacturers Cup Pingel Thunder Nationals
at Lucas Oil Raceway. This wildly popular motorcycle drag racing event
saw many milestone performances on the beautifully prepped racing
surface at LOR. As the name implies, the Pingel Thunde Nationals
featured the kings of the sport—PR Factory Store Top Fuel. A solid four
bike field of 1500+ horsepower, supercharged, nitro methane burning Fuel
bikes put on a fabulous show when perennial champion Larry “Spiderman”
McBride ran 5.90s on Saturday. Last out on Saturday night, though, was
veteran Alabama racer Chris Hand and his Redneck Express. Hand skipped
right past the 5.90s to a 5.89 at 230 mph—good enough to beat McBride to
number one qualifier in a fair fight. Right at the hit of the throttle,
the bike threw a wall of header flame high into the sky and kept it lit
high and 4 cylinders wide. “I’ve never seen a flame that high,” said
McBride. Neither Hand nor McBride nailed the tune-up in the final, but
McBride was able to stay in the throttle longer to score the win.

In our
wildly popular McIntosh Machine & Fabrication/Orient Express Pro
Street class, we saw the huge turnout miss the all-time quickest field
mark by only .005 of a second. Everyone was trying to record the first
Six Second Streetbike pass in the NHDRO series. People were spinning,
1/2 track wheelies (160mph!) setting new personal best ET and MPH passes
all weekend trying to run The 6. After our recent win at the last NHDRO
race we had our cbr1000rr set on kill for another national win. We
qualified number three with a 7.02 @200 miles an hour, then 6s came
raining down on LOR in eliminations, with Frankie Stotz recording
NHDRO’s first ever 6 second street legal pass on his Honda CBR1000RR.
During the weekend Frankie was cutting consistent reaction times from
.020’s to an amazing .007. Heading into the semi finals, we were racing
DME Racing’s turbo Busa with Joey Gladstone riding. Frankie cut an
.015 light to Joey’s .025. For the first 1000 feet Frankie was ahead of
DME’s bike. Unfortunately the bike spun as it shifted into 5th and by
1320 feet (1/4 mile), Joey just passed Frankie for the win. Our next
race is the Finals for NHDRO September 27-29. We are number 2 going in
and hoping to finish the season with another Championship.

Racing, home of the First 6 Second Turbo ProStreet Bike thanks American
Honda, BST Wheels by Brock, Falicon Crankshaft Components, Star Racing,
MicroBlue Racing, JE Pistons, Rock Solid Mfg, Air-Tech Streamlining,, Millennium Technologies, Mickey Thompson by PR
Factory Store, Cycletek, WorldWide Bearings, Shorai Battery, Win Racing,
ARP, Portable Shade,, Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda, and
back again is Joe Rocket thankfully protecting Frankies little body.