Stotz Racing to campaign Honda CBR1000RR in 20062006-01-27 10:22
Signs Scorpion as helmet sponsor; launches new website
Stotz Racing announced today that four-time AMA/Prostar drag racing champion Kent Stotz will campaign Honda's liter-class CBR1000RR in the Pro Street class in 2006. The bike will also appear in the NOPI Drag Racing Association (NDRA) Pro Street Tire Bike class.
"The Honda Rider's Club of America (HRCA), our primary sponsor, has given us their most powerful sport bike and asked us to develop it for drag racing," said Stotz. "This will be exciting for our fans because the CBR1000RR is Honda's platform for Superbike racing and it is very popular in the marketplace."
Stotz Racing will continue to race the CBR1100XX on which the team won two national titles and set numerous records, including the quickest ET and fastest top speed for the Pro Street class7.358-seconds at 196.87 mphat last year's AMA/Prostar Drag Racing National Championship in Gainesville, Fla. The turbocharged, 550-plus horsepower, 505-pound double-X reeled off an even quicker ET and top speed at the NOPI World Finals 7.26 seconds at 198 mphon the way to victory in the HRCA-sponsored Pro Street Tire Bike class.
The CBR1000RR, Stotz Racing's newest racing platform, offers some intriguing possibilities. "While we are giving up 200cc to the bigger CBR, the rules allow us to reduce the weight by some 90 pounds," said Stotz. "Given the durability of Honda's engineering, proven on our turbocharged CBR1100XX, we are confident that the 1000RR will become a contender for the class title." Stotz plans to continue development of both bikes during the 2006 season and will contest each race with the machine that has the best chance to win.
Stotz also announced the team's newest sponsor, Scorpion Helmets. "We are very pleased to add Scorpion to our growing family of sponsors," said Stotz. "Their helmets are top-notch, which is a quality we look for in all of our sponsors. When you race with the best, everyone is a winner."
To provide Stotz Racing fans with all the latest information, Stotz has launched a new website at www.stotzracing.com. "We are quite proud to showcase our team, our Honda drag racing bikes, our racing schedule and our sponsors," said Stotz. "We also post our latest news and race results on the site, as well. Everything you want to know about Stotz Racing is there."
About Stotz Racing
Stotz Racing is at the forefront of street tire motorcycle drag racing in America. Formed by renowned motorcycle drag racer Kent Stotz in 1995, Stotz Racing earned AMA Prostar Street Bike Shootout titles in 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2002. In 2004, Stotz Racing's turbocharged Honda CBR1100XX became the first Street Bike to set the 200 mph record (7.25 seconds at 200.49 mph). Sponsored by the Honda Rider's Club of America, Stotz Racing is also the record holder of the AMA Prostar Horsepower Challenge in the Import V-Twin Cruiser Open class on a Honda VTX1800.
Source: SymPoint Communications
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