Outlaw Street Car (and Pro Street Bike) Reunion

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.

Quicktime Racing’s Rudy Sanzottera

“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’s Dimey Eddinger

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.

Kent Stotz, Steve Nichols, and Frankie Stotz in the winners’ circle

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.

Rudy’s Camaro

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.”

DME’s Chris Connelly Jr. had an eventful weekend, qualifying third with a 6.90 and advancing to round 3. Connelly scored a huge win for the team when he beat former DME rider Joey Gladstone in round 2, with both riders exchanging kudos after the race. Connelly then spun and lost to Quicktime Racing’s Jake “From State Farm” Henderson in round 3.
The meticulously prepared new No Fear ‘Busa finally made it’s debut with Joey Gladstone in the seat. The bike features McIntosh/Grayson components and Skip Gladstone built and tuned engines.
No Fear owner John Drake was relieved to see his bike on track and happy with its performance
Few would have put money on Jake “From State Farm” Henderson to make the semis
Few also would have imagined grudge bike owner Devin “Doe” Ragland to make the semis on Ronnie Mitchell’s “Apollonia”
Jason Dunigan was almost as happy with the progress of his alcohol fueled DME bike as he was with his twins
Doug Gall qualified 10th and went to the third round
Gaige Herrera qualified a brilliant 5th on his nitrous ‘Busa but spun on the tope end and lost to Gall in round 2
MPS-backed Sydney Marshall lost to Stotz in round 2
Current Pro Street rules must be pretty good when 255 pound Will Santana can go rounds a Kawasaki
Wheelie bar veteran Jeff Lindeman entered Pro Street for the first time, riding the late Marty “Pops” Sanzottera’s bike and setting personal bests every lap
Daddio!
Indy starter Kyle Lang on the job
I guess cars can be kinda cool too…
…such as this freakin’ awesome butter yellow Cadillac….
….and this diesel Chevy II
Dogs are cool too. These 2 belong to Eunice Parrish

Qualifying

For the second week in a row, Frankie Stotz is #1 qualifier at a Pro Street event. Frankie’s 6.751 at 201 mph nipped Jeremy Teasley’s 6.757 at 208
Honestly, is there anyone more stylish than Ron Arnold?
Eddie Krawiec loves playing around with his turbo, radial Camaro

Jeremy Teasley’s 6.757 at 208 was just a tick behind #1 Frankie Stotz’s 6.751 at 201
Kawasaki big man Will Santana

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story and photos by Tim Hailey

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