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Arana Jr. Sets Speed Record in Denver, Goes to Final

Posted by Performance Times on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 12:56 PM
By Matt Polito

Hector Arana Jr. figured out the tricky air of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, setting the track speed record on his Lucas Oil S&S-powered Buell en route to his third final round appearance of the season.

Getting a handle on the rare air of Bandimere Speedway is always a challenge for tuners.  The Lucas Oil team has a pretty good notebook. Arana qualified number one and set the track elapsed time and speed records at Bandimere last season.

The pace was set early this year. In the first session of qualifying, Arana lined up against the Harley-Davidson® of Eddie Krawiec.  Arana spun the tire to a 7.42 but re-set his own track speed record to 187.03 mph as Krawiec set the track ET record with a #1 qualifying shot of 7.169 seconds.

Krawiec wouldn’t get close to his number again but Arana Jr. chipped away at it, taking over the second spot at 7.182 in the last session while upping his speed record to 187.96 mph.

“I knew we had the bike to do well over here,” Arana said. “We have been running strong all season, and we always have a good tune-up for here. Just for whatever reason on Friday, I don’t know if we were too aggressive trying to run even faster or I’m not really sure what, but we spun the tire.”

“We came back in and made some changes”, he continued. “We were a little too soft, so then we bogged off the line, but we got it figured out for today, and that’s all that matters that we have a good tune-up for Sunday.”

His fast times on Saturday earned him a prize unique to the Mile-High Nationals – 500 Colorado Lottery tickets.

In eliminations Arana Jr. got by a couple of Suzuki’s – “6-80 Freddie” Camarena and Steve Johnson – before facing Krawiec in the final.

Arana had the quicker time in the final, 7.230 to 7.239, but Krawiec had a .011 holeshot advantage and took his first win of the season.

"I wanted to win badly, but it was still a good weekend," Arana said. "The bike was running strong. We were the fastest bike all day today. The Harley bike was right there with me, and I knew it was going to come down to the wire."

Krawiec and Arana hold their respective #1 and #2 positions in the Mello Yello championship points with only three races to go until the playoff Countdown field is set.

The next race on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle tour is the Sonoma Nationals in California July 31- August 2.


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Arana Jr. Takes NHRA Chicago. Ellis qualifies #1

Posted by Justin Lorraine on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
Story by Matt Polito

Hector Arana Jr. took his first victory of the season, bringing his Lucas Oil S&S-Powered Buell to a final round win over the Victory Gunner of Matt Smith at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, IL.  The event also saw Chip Ellis continue his qualifying hot streak, taking the pole on the PiranaZ Buell for the second time in three races.


Ellis set the quick lap of the event on his first hit, recording a 6.856 at 195.68 mph in the first session on Friday. In the next session defending series champ Andrew Hines came close with a 6.88 as Ellis blew a motor in the other lane.

Saturday’s conditions were warm and moist, meaning the quick runs were over for qualifying.  Still, Ellis ran a 6.92 after the motor swap, which was the quick lap of the third session, matched identically by Hines. 

A number of competitors opted not to run the final session as the soupy conditions meant improvement would be nearly impossible.  Rain settled the issue after four pair ran and the field was set.

Ellis has been on a tear in qualifying.  Since Englishtown, he has placed no worse than second in the field, but the team has been hard on equipment and his motor-blowing Q2 run was a (harbinger? Is this a word?) of things to come.

Sunday was hot and sunny and Ellis had a strong run of 6.90 in the first round of eliminations getting by Angie Smith.  He ran a 6.91 in round a round two win over Angelle Sampey but blew the motor in the traps.  Ellis was a no-show for his semifinal matchup with Matt Smith.

Smith, a former two-time series champ, is campaigning a two bike team with wife Angie featuring S&S-Powered Victory Gunners, took the single to make the final – his first final round appearance since Las Vegas last season.

On the other side of the ladder Arana Jr. came out of the sixth qualifying position to beat former champ LE Tonglet in round one, got a holeshot win over the currently very hot Suzuki of Jerry Savoie in round two and then got by a redlighting Chaz Kennedy in the semifinal to make his 16th final round appearance.

Matt Smith got the holeshot in the final but Arana Jr. drove around him 6.91 to 6.95 to take his second straight win at Chicago.

“This is one of my favorite tracks,” said Arana Jr. “They got a fishing hole out back.  Every night we go fishing and then we go racing and it’s a blast.”

“I feel like I put extra pressure on myself because I wanted to repeat at this race,” he continued.  “I got butterflies every time I came up to the line.”

The win was Arana Jr.’s tenth of his career and puts him in second place in the Mello Yello championship points behind Eddie Krawiec.

The next event on the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series is the Mopar Mile High Nationals in Denver, July 24-26


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Arana Jr. Earns Pole, Sampey Makes Final in Norwalk

Posted by Justin Lorraine on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 01:24 PM
 Story by Matt Polito

Hector Arana Jr. earned the top qualifying position as Angelle Sampey went to her first final since 2008 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH.


Arana Jr. took the top spot on his Lucas Oil S&S-Powered Pro Stock Buell with a 6.868 at 195.79 mph recorded during Friday’s second session.  Chip Ellis, who turned heads at Englishtown, qualifying on the pole as a substitute rider on Junior Pippin’s Pirana-Z Buell, qualified second at 6.880.  Matt Smith was the next S&S-powered machine on the final qualifying list, taking the fifth spot at 6.928 on his Nitro Fish Victory Gunner.

Sampey started in the 14th position with a 7.037 on her Buell.

It was Arana Jr.’s second #1 qualifying performance of the season and 18th of his career.

“It’s awesome to be out here racing on this big holiday weekend, and we had the perfect paint scheme for it with our red, white, and blue Lucas Oil bike,” said Arana Jr.

“We have a lot of good history at this track,” he continued, noting that he took his first number one qualifying performance at Norwalk and his father won his first-ever national event win at the track.

Eliminations ended abruptly for Arana Jr. as he suffered mechanical problems in round one against Angie Smith.  Sampey, on the other hand, came alive in eliminations with a near-perfect .001 reaction time and 6.89 to earn a holeshot victory over number three qualifier Jerry Savoie who ran a 6.88 in the loss.

Sampey met Ellis in the semifinals and advanced with a holeshot win, 6.94 to Ellis’ quicker 6.91.

That put Angelle in the final against the Suzuki of Karen Stoffer.  The last time they met in a final was the last all-female final in NHRA professional competition, the 2002 Maple Grove, PA, event won by Sampey.


The final was over quickly as Angelle redlit, giving Stoffer her second win of the season.

The next event on the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock motorcycle series is the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago, July 9-12.

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Ellis Takes the Pole, Arana Jr. Sets Track Speed Record

Posted by Justin Lorraine on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 02:36 PM
By Matt Polito

Chip Ellis stunned the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the NHRA Toyota Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ, coming out of nowhere to take the #1 qualifying position on the Pirana-Z S&S® powered Buell®.  And while Jerry Savoie took the event win on a Suzuki, Hector Arana Jr. set the track speed record on his Lucas Oil Buell.


Three weeks ago Ellis wasn’t even planning on racing at Englishtown. He was called on by Pirana-Z team owner Junior Pippen to help out with Pippen’s new rider, Jeremy Teasley, at the Atlanta event.  When Teasley could not make Atlanta, Pippen asked the veteran Ellis if he wanted to ride the bike.

“I said ‘Heck, yeah, I want to ride!” said Ellis.

Ellis has a rich history in the sport. He earned championships in AMA Dragbike competition in Funnybike, 600 SuperSport and Formula Superbike when he was the Kawasaki factory rider. He also rode the prototype S&S Kosman Buell run by George Smith and George Bryce in 2004.  His last full-time ride in NHRA competition was on the Kuryakyn® Buell of Harry Lartigue in 2011.  The last time he competed was when he filled in for an injured Jerry Savoie in 2013.


Pippen, once a star in the AHDRA, pulled out of full-time racing a few years ago to care for his wife Lisa, who is battling breast cancer.

The newly minted team of Pippen and Ellis qualified 15th at Atlanta and went out in the first round of eliminations but Pippen liked the chemistry and decided to have Ellis ride at the Englishtown event.

Englishtown didn’t start out well for them. They hurt their #1 motor during qualifying on Friday and had to put in the backup bullet for the first session on Saturday.  Ellis ripped a 6.801 at 197 mph to go to the top of the list.  A strong run for sure but most of the fast bikes still had two qualifying laps in front of them.

“I thought if we ran that fast someone would run even faster and gone past us,” said Ellis.  “There are too many good bikes out there.”

As it turned out all those good bikes couldn’t catch the pink Buell.  Savoie came close, running 6.084 at 197.13 mph to take the second spot. It was Ellis’ first number one qualifying performance since Memphis in 2009.

Hector Arana locked in the third spot at 6.815, setting a new Englishtown Raceway Park track speed record at 199.35 mph on the S&S powered Lucas Oil Buell.  He only held the track record for about two hours as his son, Hector Jr. re-set the record on his own S&S powered Buell at 199.37 mph in the final session.

Ellis went from basking in the glow of the #1 qualifier parade to a mad thrash on Sunday morning when the team went to warm up the motor prior to eliminations only to discover a scuffed piston.  They pieced together a working motor from the two broke units and just made the first round call where Ellis got by Angie Smith with a 6.87.  The party was over in round two when the bike refused to turn over in the burnout box.

Meanwhile all eyes were on the Arana’s as they looked to have a shot at cracking the 200 mph barrier. Sunday’s warm temperatures and slight headwind conspired against them and they were off the torrid pace from Saturday.   Both ran 197 mph when they faced each other in round two with Jr. taking the win.  A round later Hector Jr. redlit against the eventual winner, Savoie.


Savoie tore it up in eliminations.  He became the first Suzuki® rider to run under 6.80 seconds and did it three times in a row, with a best of 6.785. His win over Jimmy Underdahl’s Suzuki was his second career win.

There is no question that the Suzuki’s are running hot this season and there is a thought that the NHRA’s new fuel mandate, switching from VP C-25 to Sunoco SR18 favors the inline four cylinder bikes. Four of the top eight qualifiers were Suzuki’s and it was the first all-Suzuki final in almost four years.

The next event on the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle tour is the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH, July 2-5.


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Hector Arana Ends Drought With Atlanta Win

Posted by Justin Lorraine on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 12:16 PM
Story by Matt Polito

Back when Hector Arana won the NHRA event in Dallas en route to his first and only NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship in 2009, no one would have guessed that it would take over five years before he won his next national event.


After making the final round 11 times since his last win, Arana strode into the winners circle after riding his Lucas Oil S&S-powered Buell to a final round victory over the Harley-Davidson of Eddie Krawiec at the Summit Racing Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

“I never gave up, I kept going forward,” said Arana. “I know I struggled but I never gave up hope.”

After opening the season on a new EBR-bodied racebike, Arana quickly switched back to his trusty Buell when handling problems became apparent on the new machine.

In Atlanta he was solidly in the top half of the field throughout qualifying and ended up in the seventh spot at 6.909 seconds, 195.62 mph.

Leading the Southern Nationals field was Gainesville winner Karen Stoffer with a 6.875 at 195.59 mph on her Suzuki followed by the Suzuki of Jimmy Underdahl at 6.880/195.85. It was the first time Suzuki’s qualified 1-2 since the 2011 edition of the Southern Nationals.

Following the Suzuki’s were a pair of S&S-powered Buells with Hector Arana, Jr. taking the third spot at 6.89/196 on his Lucas Oil Buell and Angelle Sampey on her Buell qualifying fourth at 6.89/194.

Arana had a hard road during eliminations, first taking out defending series champion Andrew Hines on his H-D V-Rod and then number two qualifier, Underdahl, with a pair of identical 6.915s.

In the semifinals Arana met his son, Hector Jr. who schooled him on the tree, jumping out to a big holeshot, but struggled downtrack. The elder Arana took the win with a 6.93 to make is 21st final round.

The final looked like it would be over quickly has Krawiec got the holeshot as Arana launched toward the center line. Arana made a hard correction as Krawiec suffered mechanical problems and shut off. Arana kept the bike in the lane and took the win light with an off-pace run of 7.32 seconds.

“I felt the bike jump like a bronco out there so I pulled it to the right and I kept going,” said Arana of the final. “I am not giving up until he is way in front of me and I can’t keep up. You keep riding. As long as I had control of the motorcycle I’m staying in it.”

The win was his seventh career victory.


“You don’t know what it means to be to be back in the winners circle,” he continued. “There were moments when I had doubts. I didn’t have the best bike and your confidence gets low. I knew I could keep winning, I just had to believe in myself.”

With the win, Arana moved up to third place in the Mello Yello championship points. Their rivalry with the Harley team is in full swing with Krawiec and Hines being 1 and 2 and father and son Arana at 3 and 4.

“The biggest rivalry out here is between the Harleys and the Arana’s,” said the elder Arana. “It’s awesome and I love it because it gives us fuel to keep on working.”

With the taste of victory, Arana is driven even harder to find that elusive horsepower.

“I want more,” he said. “I want to dominate and win all the races. That is when I will feel like I have enough power.”

The next event on the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship tour is the Toyota Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ, June 4-7.

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Join The S&S Cycle Race Team

Posted by Performance Times on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 04:04 PM


S&S Cycle is known for racing heritage as well as vast performance products from intakes and exhaust, all the way to complete engines that compete in the NHRA Pro-Stock motorcycle class.

That being said, we are looking for someone with initiative, commitment and a desire to make history! We are hiring a full-time apprentice level race engine builder to be a part of our Viola, Wisconsin product development facility.


  • Planning, fabrication, machining, assembly, testing and documentation of engine builds
  • Working with project teams to create and develop racing products
  • Race support travel as needed


  • Experience with shop tools and engine assembly/tear down
  • Flexible, energetic, forward-thinking, and creative
  • High analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
  • Well organized and self-directed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer applications
  • Good driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent, also prefer a two year technical degree with emphasis in powersports industry

If you seek the challenge to work in the high-pressure environment of competitive racing, contact No phone calls please.


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S&S Cycle, Inc. to Sponsor Pro Dragster Class!

Posted by Performance Times on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

SturgisDragwaySturgis Dragway and Black Hills Drag Racing Association (BHDRA) are pleased to announce that S&S Cycle has agreed to be the Class Sponsor for the Pro Dragster Class during the 2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Drag Races. With it being the 75th annual event, it was decided to boost the Pro Dragster Class payouts to $1,500.00 plus a $300.00 gift card to win, $1,000.00 plus a $300.00 gift card for 2nd and a $450.00 gift card for the 2 runner ups.

In addition, S&S Cycle will be hosting Demo Rides at Sturgis Dragway on Thursday, August 6, 2015 during the Rally.

S&S Cycle’s involvement demonstrates their continued support of motorcycle drag racing and allows the Pro Dragster class more opportunities for competition.

S&S Cycle Racing Manager, Justin Bramstedt said, “S&S Cycle has history of supporting and supplying products for v-twin drag racing since 1958. The Pro Dragster class demonstrates the tried and true S&S Super “D” Carburetor, a product which has been around since 1983 and has paved the way for many S&S performance products all the way to today’s complete S&S engines.” Entering its 10th year as a racing association, the BHDRA is extremely excited to provide this highly competitive all motorcycle racing event during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at Sturgis Dragway.

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Arana Jr. Sets New National Speed Record

Posted by Performance Times on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 01:37 PM
by Matt Polito

Hector Arana Jr. came off a disappointing event at the NHRA Gatornationals to turn in an absolutely scintillating performance at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC.  Arana Jr. qualified in the #1 position at 6.794 seconds and set a new national speed record of 199.88 mph on his S&S-powered Lucas Oil Pro Stock Buell.

Hector Arana Jr

Arana Jr. debuted a new EBR 1190RX-bodied machine at the season-opening Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL, only to withdraw it from competition due to handling issues.  For the 4-Wide he switched back to his trusty Buell XB9R and quickly distanced himself from the pack.

The 4-Wide event is unique on the NHRA tour. Held at the 4-lane “Bellagio of Drag Strips”, zMAX Dragway, racers qualify and run eliminations four-abreast, with each elimination “quad” producing two racers that advance to the next round.  With this format the usual four rounds of eliminations is cut down to three.

The fall event contested last year at zMAX - run in the traditional 2-lane format - was problematic.  Weather conditions caused rubber to peel and concrete to crack on the racing surface.  V. Gaines crashed his Pro Stock Car during the start of Sunday’s eliminations and subsequent rain settled the issue, forcing cancellation of the event.

As one would expect, the owners of zMAX Dragway, Speedway Motorsports Incorporated, didn’t take the situation lightly and repaved the facility, applying state-of-the-art, glass-smooth concrete for the first 700 feet of racing surface and equally-smooth asphalt the rest of the way.

For this year's event a weather front moved in on Friday and cancelled the first two rounds of qualifying. In its wake it left cold, dense “mine shaft” air and sunny skis to warm the racing surface – absolute optimal racing conditions. The forecast for the rest of the weekend called for fast.

Arana Jr. came out of the gate hard, running a track record 6.794 at 194 mph in the first session which held as the top qualifying position.

Following Arana Jr. on the qualifying sheet was reigning series champ Andrew Hines on the Harley-Davidson V-Rod at 6.826, Angelle Sampey on the Star Racing S&S-powered Buell at 6.853 and LE Tonglet on his Suzuki at 6.861.

After two rounds of racing the final quad consisted of Arana Jr., Hines and teammate Eddie Krawiec and Scotty Pollacheck on the Petrolhead Apparel Buell.

Scotty Pollacheck

Pollacheck renewed his sponsorship with the racewear maker for 2015 and will run the full season with Matt Smith Racing-prepared S&S Pro Stock Motors. Pollacheck has teamed up with Chaz Kennedy for the season.

Arana Jr. ran the quick lap in the final, running 6.804 at the record-setting 199.88 mph, but was beat off the line by the Harley-Davidsons of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec who placed first and second respectively.  Pollacheck had a razor-thin -.003 redlight.

“Overall we had a great weekend as far as performance goes,” said Arana Jr. “We qualified No. 1 and then we ran 199.26 mph to tie the national speed record. I was able to then turn around and run 199.88 mph to break the record and bring the record home for us. I was so close to 200 mph, but it’s definitely an awesome feeling to be that close and to know that it’s there.”

 “This was definitely a really good rebound from Gainesville for me,” he continued. “The whole team is excited with all the potential we clearly have. I’m sure we turned a lot of heads this weekend, and we look forward to what will come for the rest of the year.”

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racers will take a break and next hit the track at Summit Racing Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, May 15-17.


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Matt Smith Qualifies Number One, Karen Stoffer Wins

Posted by Performance Times on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 11:17 AM
By Matt Polito 

The 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series kicked off in dramatic fashion at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL. The high anticipation of a new season was dashed as a string of bad luck besieged the top racers. In the end Karen Stoffer - who has not raced since Indy 2013 and had not considered running the Gators just weeks ago – outlasted the field for her first win since 2011. 

Optimism is always high at the first race of the season. New teams, new bikes and new alliances brings new enthusiasm to the NHRA series.

Top of the list is two-time champ Matt Smith who inked a major deal with Victory® Motorcycle to field a pair of Victory-branded race bikes. It marks the first time a new OEM fielded a bike in NHRA competition since the introduction of the S&S-powered Buell® in 2003. Victory is going all-in, with a major display area in the pits and having Smith navigate the tricky NHRA process of approving a new competition body. The new race bike is based on the Victory Gunner and powered by the S&S Pro Stock motor. Smith will run two bikes this season with him and his wife Angie on board. 


Smith did well by his new sponsor, qualifying number one in the fast Saturday qualifying session with a run of 6.867 seconds at 194.02 mph. Ironically, wife Angie would face him in the first round of eliminations, having made the field in the 16th spot at 6.992/189.20.

With the sun shining as eliminations opened, Smith was dealt a crushing blow. A shop rag was left inside the body and was sucked into the engine during the burnout. Smith was able to re-start the bike but with the bike smoking, NHRA officials shut him off. Wife Angie took a single but lost to eventual winner Stoffer in the next round. It was a heartbreaking turn of events for the MSR team. 

Also debuting a new body at Gainesville was the Lucas Oil team of Hector Arana and his son, Hector Jr. The new bike is based on the Erik Buell Racing (EBR) 1190RX. The production EBR 1190RX is a v-twin sportbike, which makes it a perfect subject for a Pro Stock Motorcycle body to wrap around a current S&S-powered Pro Stock Chassis.

The Arana team struggled with the body in race conditions. Vertical gaps between the front wheel well and side panels cause air to get inside the body making the bike unstable at speed. Sr. swapped back to his old Buell body but Jr. did not have the option of a spare body. Jr. contacted NHRA tech officials and according to him they originally allowed the slits to be taped but then recanted when he ran a 6.88 in the final session. With the final run thrown out, Jr. was seeded to face his dad in the opening round. Citing safety concerns, he opted to sit out, leaving the exciting and good-looking EBR bodies on the sideline. 


Angelle Sampey was back on the track in Gainesville after coming out of retirement last season only to injure her ankle in a non-racing pit accident two races later. She made noise on the unsponsored S&S-powered Star Racing Buell, leading qualifying on Friday with a 6.891. She improved on Saturday to a 6.872 but slipped to the second spot behind Matt Smith.

Angelle was the highest seeding rider in round two of eliminations but a throttle position sensor malfunctioned and she lost to the Suzuki® of LE Tonglet. 


As eliminations progressed the Harley-Davidson® team of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec looked destined to claim the winners circle but mechanical gremlins sidelined them as well. Hines had a transmission fail in the round two and Krawiec had an air shifter line come off in the final against Stoffer.

In the end Stoffer was able to outlast them all. The well-like veteran last raced at Indy in 2013 and wasn’t even considering racing Gainesville six weeks prior to the event. Husband Garry decided to dust off, update and repaint their Suzuki TL and enter the fray. She qualified 8th at 6.904 and was not without her own mechanical problems. She broke her transmission twice in qualifying and with only one motor, had to make the time-consuming repairs two days in a row.

It was Stoffer’s seventh win of her career and second win at Gainesville. It was only the third win for a Suzuki in the last four seasons. 

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles are back at it at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC, March 27-29 


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S&S Cycle Inc. joins PMRA as Nitro Pro Dragster Class Sponsor!

Posted by Performance Times on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

Racing: it's where we prove our performance and it's a long tradition and passion of the S&S team! This is why we have decided to sponsor the Nitro Pro Dragster class in the PMRA! Here is what the PMRA had to say about it:

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"Professional Motorcycle Racing Association (PMRA) is pleased to announce that S&S Cycle is the new Class Sponsor for the Nitro Pro Dragster class for 2015. Nitro Pro Dragster was a new class in 2014, competing at only 3 out of the 6 events.  In 2015, with the help of S&S Cycle, Nitro Pro Dragster will now be featured at all 5 events!  These nitro burning, v-twin powered machines are a feature class and the fans and racers line up to watch them blast down the quarter-mile.

 S&S Cycle’s involvement demonstrates their continued support of motorcycle drag racing and allows the Nitro Pro Dragster class more opportunities for competition.

S&S Cycle Racing Manager, Justin Bramstedt said, “S&S Cycle has history of supporting and supplying products for v-twin drag racing since 1958.  The Pro Dragster class demonstrates the tried and true S&S Super “D” Carburetor, a product which has been around since 1983 and has paved the way for many S&S performance products all the way to today’s complete S&S engines.”

Look for S&S Cycle information and apparel available at all PMRA events in the 2015 season and on the web at

Entering its 22nd year as a racing association, the PMRA looks forward to strengthening its commitment to providing a highly-competitive, family-friendly, quarter-mile, all motorcycle racing venue for many years to come." 

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