The first IDBL race of the 2015 season was an up and down roller coaster for all in attendance. With last minute inclement weather forecasted, event promoter, Jason Miller, and staff worked hard to make sure the event was completed. With perfect Friday weather, most racers took advantage of the test sessions to get things dialed in for the weekend. The first all Brock’s final was achieved late on Friday night as Mike Schulz took the gamblers’ race win over Dustin Lee.
Mother Nature eventually washed out Saturday’s racing after most qualifiers and time runs were completed. Those who were following the race results closely noticed a huge void in the Real Street field as reigning Real Street Champion, Jeremy Teasley, was not even entered in the race. A last minute decision late Saturday night had the Roger Starrette-prepared Real Street bikes loaded up and headed to Maryland for Sunday eliminations.
Equipped with a Brock’s Performance TiWinder and BSTs, Teasley went to #3 on his only qualifying pass and set out to defend his title. When the dust had settled, the powerful nitrous huffing, Starrette tuned bike and Teasley were standing in the winners’ circle.
Red-hot Dustin Lee continued his reign of terror on fellow bracket racing competitors as he went to the 5.60 Index finals against fellow teammate, Ben Knight. This marked Lee’s second final of the weekend and the second all Brock’s final as both competitors rely on powerful Brock’s exhausts.
Riding his new 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa with a Brock’s Performance package for the first time, Teasley showed once again that he can literally ride anything and do it well. Marking their second final round appearances of the day, and the third all Brock’s final of the weekend, Teasley and Knight rolled into the staging beams for the Crazy 8s final. Knight was able to edge Teasley on the tree and carry it through the finish line.
Rounding out the list of Brock’s Performance winners for the weekend was Shayne Proctor aboard his mighty ZX-12. With his sidewinder-equipped Kawasaki, Shayne powered to the Pro ET win with a string of consistent 8.70 passes.
Brock’s Performance would also like to send a big congratulations to Richard Gadson and Brad Mummert for cracking the 6-second barrier on their old school GS Pro Street bike. Their hard work and determination came to fruition this weekend with a 6.987 pass which included a stunning 2.998 330’ time. The bike rolls on Brock’s Performance BST wheels and WorldWide ceramic bearings.
Photos courtesy of Tim Hailey