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)