Gladstone wins on a Holeshot at the MIROCK Summer Nationals

Joey Gladstone showed up in Maryland for the MIROCK Summer Nationals ready for a win. Gladstone and DME Racing just coming off back to back wins, came prepared to keep hold of their winning streak. The Orient Express Pro street class held a full field of bikes with the nations top riders and fastest bikes ready for battle.

Qualifying #2 with a 7.12 Joey set off on Sunday with one mission, get to the winners circle by any means possible. Round after round Joey’s consistent lights, with the combination of a well prepared bike, did just that. After three round wins with a bike that was getting steadily faster after each round, Joey had to face rookie teammate Terence Angela in the finals. Knowing that Angela’s bike was also consistently getting faster after each round, Joey decided to change up his normal starting line practice and push the tree harder. “Terrance is a great rider and teammate, but I wanted to win. It’s all business once we roll into the lights, and I want this championship at the end of the year. I can’t afford to let my guard down for anyone.” said Gladstone. Turns out Joey was smart to push the tree harder on this pass as he won on a holeshot running a 7.06 to Angela’s 7.03.
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Joey’s next race will be at Virginia Motorsports park June 21-23 for the Manufacturers Cup race. Gladstone is currently leading the points in both series and plans to hold those positions all year. Joey would like to thank all his sponsors for their continued support in making these wins possible.

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The Team would like to thank the flowing sponsors for their continued support in 2013.

D.M.E Racing
Catalyst Racing Composites
Cometic Gaskets
CP Carillo
Lucas Oil
NLR
Penske Shocks
R&D Transmissions
Worldwide Bearings
Vanson Leathers
VP Racing Fuels

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MPS/Thyen Racing Runs The Table At Exoticycle Spring Cup

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Bradenton, FL 04/07/2013 – We have worked hard on our program all winter long adding things like traction control, Lectron EFI throttle bodies, and lots of sensors to monitor all that goes on in a 4 second run. We had the track all day Thursday for testing and we were planning to run the wheels off of it. We were greeted by buckets of rain when we arrived in Bradenton, FL for the Exoticycle Spring Cup event. So, we made the best of it and took in a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game instead of our badly needed test session. Friday the skies finally cleared in the afternoon and Billy got to sling a leg over it for the first time this season. The first round of qualifying would be our first lap so we had to guess on our tune up. We weren’t expecting the 4.18 @ 169 out of our little motor. To our surprise, that turned out to be good enough for #1 qualifier.

In the first round we met Rick Perry from Venice, FL, getting back into the sport after a little break. We got past Rick with a 4.25. Next round was an earned bye which set up a final round with C.D. Watson from Texas. Billy left first and never looked back running 4.21 @169 for the win! We are all ecstatic with the win and the Manufacturers Cup points lead, but won’t be resting between races. We will work for more power before the Manufacturers Cup in Richmond, VA on June 21-23, 2013.

We would also like to thank all our other parts suppliers without whom we could not race. Thanks to Kevin at Lectron Fuel Systems for the awesome new “Electrons”, Tim at Holley EFI, Ray at MSD Ignition, Jay at APE, Snake & RC at CP-Carrillo, Bill at Robinson Industries, Kerry at Crower, Lori, Debbie, and Melissa at Web Cam, Mike at Cometic, Go Go at Nitrous Express, Kurt at Millennium Technology, Will at Kibblewhite Precision Machining, Eric at MTC Engineering, Dave at Worldwide Bearings, and last but not least Brandi at Dragbike.com for the great coverage of our sport.

(Press release written/provided by MPS/Thyen Racing)