WAR Developing Plain Bearing Suzuki PSM Crank

White Alligator Racing is developing—with technical help from Lon Moyer and Brad Moore at Competition Engine Services—a one-piece, plain bearing crankshaft for Suzuki NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles. The part is intended to replace roller bearing cranks based on the stock Suzuki GS part, and a known reliability problem for Suzukis…

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$3.1 Mil for Ericsson and Ganassi for Indy Win

Sunday’s 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 paid a record purse, with race winner Marcus Ericsson taking home $3.1 million from a total load of $16,000,200. It’s the largest purse ever in the century-plus history of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s prize is also the largest…

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Monaco Winner Pérez Staying with Red Bull

Fresh from his first Monaco Grand Prix victory, Oracle Red Bull Racing have announced that Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez has committed his future to the team with a two-year extension to his existing contract. After joining the team at the end of 2020, Checo enjoyed his most successful season in Formula…

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Will Paul Gast Ever NOT Be Fast??

Motorcycle drag racing septuagenarian Paul Gast put together a streak of 3-second passes aboard his Fast By Gast Suzuki to pick up the win in his first Pro Nitrous Motorcycle appearance of the season at PDRA’s DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Summit Motorsports Park. Other than…

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Inside Chase Van Sant’s PSM Test Session

Readers who can put 2 and 2 together probably figured out that the White Alligator Racing’s Trick-Tools sponsorship announced exclusively here on Eatmyink during the Gatornationals included some sort of opportunity for 4.60 rider Chase Van Sant, whose dad Bruce owns Trick-Tools. At least one of those opportunities was realized last…

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NHRA Drops 10 Pounds Off 2V Suzukis

The NHRA is changing Pro Stock Motorcycle weight rules yet again, this time dropping 10 pounds off of 2 valve Suzukis. White Alligator Racing (WAR) tuner/manager Tim Kulungian thinks this will have a real effect on performance parity. And while he’s not sure at this writing that his team might…

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Godspeed Sandy Kosman

When it came to conversation, Sandy Kosman (with Joe Marasco at Atco in the photo above) qualified as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” It wasn’t just his gray beard that brought to mind the Dos Equis advertising icon. When I lived in Brooklyn, running a SoHo art gallery…

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NHDRO’s Three Race “Trilogy” Was Fast Fun in Sun

The Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—kicked off their 2022 season with the Midwest Race Trilogy—three full races over three days at West Salem, Ohio’s beautiful, sunny Dragway 42. Friday Shootouts “I love the three races in one weekend,” said defending two-class champion Jeremy Teasley. “Because you normally mess up,…

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