Weighing in at 570 pounds, Frankie Stotz qualified #1 in a field of 27 and won Pro Street at the Outlaw Street Car Reunion.
While many others struggled with a marginal track (bikewise, anyway), Stotz was able to find a clean path round after round. “The starting line is like roofing tar,” said John Gover. Many also noted that with cars only running eighth mile, there was a lack of rubber on the back half.
“On a mediocre track, the light guy has the advantage,” added Quicktime Racing’s Rudy Sanzottera—not a lightweight combination by any standard.
Stotz improved his personal bests to 6.69 at 204 mph during eliminations before beating DME Racing’s Jeremy Teasley in the final.
DME team boss Dimey Eddinger felt that Teasley would have been running at a 6.60something pace too were it not for a bad tire the team was struggling with. There’s nobody around to change a motorcycle tire at a car race.
Stotz’s turbocharged 1000cc Honda lives well these days by virtue of a billet crankshaft that solves many of the bike’s more self destructive habits. Stotz thanked Marine Crankshaft, his dad Kent, Steve Nichols, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Pro Honda Oils & Chemicals, Sikora Precision, Falicon, MaxxECU, DME Racing, JE Pistons, MicroBlue Racing, Air-Tech Streamlining, M2 Shocks, Blackstone Tek Wheels, Mobile Dynamometer, WIN Racing and Millennium Technologies. The race paid $5000 to win.
Sanzottera also brought along his just-assembled 1998 Camaro. “It’s got an LSX415, 88mm Pro Mod turbo done by CRT,” said Rudy. “Racecraft Inc. suspension and Santuff shocks. It makes around 1750 horepowerp on a 235 drag radial. It was built by us (Quicktime Racing) and the chassis is done by Prestige.”