Integrity Rewarded for Team Brock’s Performance, Gadson Takes Points Lead
Following an extensive teardown, multi-time sport bike champion, Rickey Gadson, of Team Brock’s Performance Products was declared the winner of 1000 Supersport at the AMA/Prostar Wiesco Cyclefest in Norwalk, OH, July 16th-17th. The announcement came after Chip Hunter, who defeated Gadson in the final earlier that day, was disqualified for an illegal motor modification.
“It’s a bittersweet win,” team owner Brock Davidson said. “It’s not the normal happy feeling you get after a win. We would much rather outrun somebody. What does feel good is that our honesty paid off. As a motor builder it’s hard to leave everything alone when it’s all apart, but the rules are very clear. I really don’t understand. The 05 GSX-R1000’s are so fast; why would they even risk a rules infraction?”
In the final Gadson was beat to the finish line by a painstaking three-thousandths of a second with his .064 light and 9.30 to Hunter’s .189 and 9.17. It was similar to the duo’s side-by-side run in the final of the Virginia race back in early May.
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“I told Rickey before the run that if he cut another outstanding light there was no way Chip would catch us like he did in Virginia,” Davidson said. “After Chip drove around him again, the first thing Rickey said to me at the other end of the track is “Brock, you lied to me.” It was hard to comprehend; Rick had over a tenth advantage at the tree alone. When Keith Kizer came up hours after and told us that we had won, Rickey still didn’t believe it. He didn’t believe it until he actually saw all the paper work and got the check.”
After Hunter was docked event points and penalized for the infraction Gadson took over the top spot in the championship series with 376 points.
“Even without the disqualification we would have only been about 20 points behind, so we definitely earned our spot,” Gadson said. “I can’t say enough about how hard these guys have been working on this team. Brock has given me a first class bike. The Woskas and Dave Owen have really saved the day with all their hard work. I have to especially commend the sportsmanship of the Woskas because they are running against me for the same championship, yet by helping to prep my bike, they are responsible for so much of my success.”
After battling a mechanical gremlin and the in climate weather conditions which limited him to only one qualifying run, team rider Vince Woska suffered a rare first round loss. Despite the defeat Woska has a secure grasp on the No. 3 spot in the points series, just 27 behind Gadson and two behind second-place Darren Burnett.
“Vince had a train wreck of weekend. Nothing seemed to go his way,” Davidson said. “The Woska’s have been working very hard this year, and I think Vince is on the brink of having a breakout race. He’s still right there in the points.”
Brock’s supported Pro Street rider Phil Stoll maintains the No. 2 spot on Ronnie Mitchell’s Mirror Image Hayabusa after a respectable semi-final performance.
Brock’s Performance Parts also congratulates Bill Vose and Rob Bush for scoring the first ever late-model Suzuki-motor Pro Mod win on the Brock’s Performance-backed Fish’s Custom Hayabusa.
Next up for Brock’s Performance Part’s will be the Pingel Thunder Nationals from Indianapolis Raceway Park, Aug. 13th-14th. “It’s going to be a very interesting last quarter of the season,” Gadson said. “We have a lot to look forward to.”
Brock’s Performance Products extended thanks to:
Hindle Manufacturing of Canada, Öhlins Advanced Suspension Technology, USA, World Wide Bearings, Bates Leathers, Millennium Technologies and especially Dave “Mr. 200 MPH” Owen of Boston for his technical expertise and tuning skills.
Rickey Gadson also thanked, Lucas Oil, Rance Aluminum Trailers, Joe Rocket Leathers, and Simpson Race Products.
A VERY SPECIAL thanks goes out to Dean Shields at American Made Cycles in Dayton, Ohio for all the grief we cause him before EVERY race!
Davidson owns and operates Brock’s Performance Products, which specializes in a vast array of performance products for sport bikes, for racing, and for street applications. Brock’s Performance Products can be reached at (937) 912-0054.