The heat of Rockingham Dragway in late August was no match for red hot Jeremy Teasley at this past weekend’s drag race. Teasley had won 3 of the 4 completed Real Street races this year and was certainly not looking to slow down on his Roger Starrette Racing prepared ZX-14. After a “soft” first qualifying pass of 7.74 solidly put them atop the field the team decided to go for the all out Real Street record.
“I honestly thought the first pass was pretty slow… somewhere around a 7.90 pass. When I got the time ticket, I was completely shocked. I knew I could go faster as I wasn’t that happy with my front half on that pass, and since I thought it was a slow pass, I had actually let off the nitrous on the top end. We got back to the pits, and I told Roger we could go 60s and to turn it up just a hair,” said Teasley.
When the Real Street class came up for their second qualifying pass, it was no surprise that all eyes were on Teasley. Jeremy left hard trying to gain a front half advantage, but to the keen eye it didn’t appear to be any better than his previous pass, but when he clicked third gear, the RSR power came in hard and the front wheel came up about 18”. Teasley calmly rode out the 3rd gear 150mph wheelie, and when he clicked 4th gear the bike settled down. Everyone knew it was going to be a really fast pass. Lighting up the scoreboards was an astounding 7.662 at 191.13mph, making it the quickest Real Street pass ever recorded.
Needing to backup the record would be a pass of 7.736, but unfortunately they would fall .01 away from making it the official Real Street record. However, that didn’t deter the team as they marched right through the field of racers to the event win, making it the 4th win out of 5 races so far this season for Teasley and team RSR. The Roger Starrette Racing ZX-14 is proudly equipped with a Brock’s Performance TiWinder and BST wheels.
Real Street wasn’t the only class where Brock’s Performance made an impact, as most of the sportsman finals featured Brock’s equipped riders and bikes. Resident Brock’s Performance employee, Ben Knight, beat fellow Brock’s racer, Boo Brown, in the Crazy 8’s final as Brown wheelie’d away his chances at the starting line.
The Street Fighter final saw another all Brock’s race as sponsored racer, Ron Arnold, left too early giving the win to long time customer, Wes Brown. Richard Gadson rode the popular “1 Stop Speed” Hayabusa of Mike Belo to a runner-up finish in the Super Comp class.
The ET classes were also filled with plenty of Brock’s exhausts as Scottie Keller took the Saturday night Pro ET win with the ever popular Alien Head 2 full exhaust system. Some of the best racing Saturday came from long-time Brock’s advocates, Class Four from Japan. Masa & Chisa Yokota made the long trip to Rockingham, NC and raced great all weekend culminating in Chisa taking the runner-up honors in Saturday night’s Street ET final on a Rickey Gadson school bike. Sunday’s Street ET race marked the third all Brock’s final as Pablo Gonzalez defeated Dusty Brazel.
Brock’s Performance would like to send a big congratulations to all of the weekend’s winners.