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7 Second Weekend for Teasley and Adams Performance

Jeremy Teasley ran the MiRock Series’s first 7-second HTP Performance Real Street pass in qualifying on the Michelin Power One-equipped, Adams Performance/Friction Unlimited Kawasaki ZX14. Not a surprise, really, because the kid is fast, Coby Adams builds top notch equipment, and the nitrous huffing ‘14 that Teasley rides in Real Street is Jeremy’s favorite mount in the stable. But what soon became apparent was that Teasley’s 7.98 was anything but perfect. The buzz all around the pits was about the wheelies he rode through two gears on the pass. By the end of the day, Teasley qualified number one with a 7.937 at 179.30 mph. “We put some new clutches in and struggled with a wheelie the first two rounds just getting’ the clutches broke back in,” said Adams Performance crew chief Garron Miller. “She (the bike) was on a 7 second world from then on.”

Later that night, Teasley won the first-ever Carpenter Race Engines AMA Dragbike vs. MiRock Real Street Shootout. After the first round it was Teasley, representing AMA Dragbike as reigning Real Street champ, against the world, as all other round 1 winners came from the MiRock Series. Teasley’s slender shoulders held the weight and he beat MiRock points leader Rickey Grayson in the final. “I’d like to thank Carpenter Race Engines for putting up the money for the Shootout,” said Miller. “I’d like to see more of these.”

Teasley maintained his momentum throughout Sunday’s eliminations, beating defending MiRock Real Street champ Keith Thompson in the final. “I had to win or I didn’t have a job,” joked Miller, who was unhappy with two 8.0s on raceday. “I was a little disappointed about that, but you can’t be too disappointed about two wins in one weekend—one nice little trophy and one huge trophy to take back to Coby.”

“I didn’t 60 foot it that well,” admitted Teasley, taking the blame for the still-fast 8.0s. “It left a little different, a little softer.”

The team put in some hard testing hours between their Martin, Michigan AMA Dragbike win and the race in Maryland. “Jeremy came down from Ohio on Wednesday and we tested at Mooresville,” said Miller.

“We tested all day Wednesday and Thursday and headed out for here on Friday,” said Teasley. “We tried some different stuff with it and it worked.”

“We did pretty well, loaded up, came up here, and went fast straight out the trailer,” added Miller. “We ran the same tune-up all weekend here, it was basically ready to go. It was a good weekend for us, and for everybody. A good weekend for AMA Dragbike. I’d like to thank MIR’s Jason Miller for putting on one of the best shows in motorcycle drag racing at one of the best tracks that I’ve ever been to with the best staff.”

“It’s a lot more fun now that I’m going 7s,” said Teasley. “Though I come back to the trailer with a 7.90 pass and it’s like ‘So what?’ (shrugs his shoulders). The team doesn’t even care any more. It’s like I run a 7.94 and they don’t get excited anymore!”

The team did get excited about the 8.900 and 8.94 Teasley ran on his AMA Dragbike Supersport ZX14. “We’ll be ready for that class at Indy for sure,” finished Teasley.

The Adams Performance team races next at the AMA Dragbike Pingel Thundernationals, August 1-2, 2009, at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Indiana.

Adams and Teasley would like to thank Kawasaki, Monster Energy Drink, Muzzy’s, Adams Performance, Catalyst Racing Composites, Innovate Motorsports, AEM, GPR, Vortex, Litz Racing, Richie’s Tires, World Wide Bearings, Hot Bodies, JE Pistons, IMMI Cargo Buckles, Roost MX, NGK, Schnitz Racing, XXX Racing Fue, and Gale Speed .

contact: Coby Adams, Adams Performance 501 Performance Road, Mooresville, North Carolina 28115, (704) 662-0992 CobyAdams@windstream.net , http://www.adamsperformance.net

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