Indy Win for Adams Performance/Kawasaki2009-08-25 15:53
“Jermey Teasley showed once again why he is one of the baddest riders on the planet,” said Coby Adams, boss of the Adams Performance / Monster Kawasaki team. Teenager Teasley qualified number one and ran low elapsed time every round on his way to the BST Real Street win at the AMA Dragbike Pingel Thundernationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Touching 180 mph is a real and rare accomplishment for most entries in the class, but Teasley topped 188 in qualifying on his nitrous huffing, Michelin Power One-equipped, Friction Unlimited Kawasaki ZX14. Teasley capped the weekend off with a 7.999 lap in his final round victory over drag racing superstar and former Adams Performance rider Chip Ellis. “We’re taking the points lead and not looking back,” said Adams. “Now we are set on making an impressive run in the MIRock points chase also, with Rockingham coming up this weekend. We’ve set our sights on the 7.80 barrier and going over 190mph.
“Jeremy was on all weekend. His lights, his 60 foots—he is doing a great job on our Kawasakis. He also did very well against his teammate Rickey Gadson in Supersport.” Teasley runner-upped to Gadson in yet another tight, all-ZX14 final in the closely matched Dragbike.com Supersport class. In fact, from the very start of the ’09 racing season, Kawasaki ZX14s have dominated AMA Dragbike’s Supersport, Real Street, and Super Street classes. “Our Kawasaki partners, Chris Jones and rider John Fernandez, have absolutely dominated Super Street. A big shout-out to them for what they’ve been able to accomplish with that turbo ZX14.”
By the way, the turbo ’14 that Adams Performance built for Teasley and Gadson to campaign in Super Street has been parked and put up for sale while the team concentrates on the other classes. Anyone looking for a top shelf, race-prepped, turbo ZX14 streetbike should contact Adams ASAP.
Speaking of turbo ZX14s, the Adams Performance team completely rebuilt their already brand new bike that Gadson rides in Orient Express Pro Street. “We knew we would have our hands full with a completely new set-up on the Monster Energy Pro Street bike,” said Adams. “We got done with it Thursday and drove all night to Brownsburg, Indiana. Chip Ellis put the bike on the Vance & Hines dyno with Devin Pearce from AEM. We got some promising data from the dyno runs and went straight to the track.”
By the end of the weekend, Gadson’s riding and Adams’ tuning had the bike running competitive numbers. “Rickey always does an impressive job riding anything you put him on. From the wheelies he had to deal with on the brute-powerful Pro Street bike to his graceful control in Supersport, Rickey is a bad man. He pretty much has another Supersport championship wrapped up, and next year will be one in Pro Street.
“With the new turbo supplied by Joe and Harry Hruska from Precision Turbo and Engine, power definitely isn't an issue with the Pro Street bike. The turbo spools and makes boost faster and easier now than ever. Once we get the bugs worked out by the next race, this Monster will be one of the bikes to beat.
“Without all of our sponsors, this year wouldn't go a good as it has been. We can't thank them enough.”
The Adams Performance team races next at the Schnitz Racing Summer Sizzler, August 22-23, 2009, at Rockingham Dragway, North Carolina.
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