Records and Wins Keep Coming
for Teasley and Adams Performance
you bring home the win for the fifth race in a row, you got to get
excited about that,” said Adams Performance crew chief Garron Miller.
“And it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon after setting
both ends of the record.” Miller, builder/tuner Coby Adams, and rider
Jeremy Teasley achieved these latest feats on the Michelin Power
One-equipped, Adams Performance/Friction Unlimited Kawasaki ZX14 at the
Schnitz Racing Summer Sizzler at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway
After unloading the big ZX14 from the IMMI Cargo Buckles that strap it
to the floor of the Adams Performance trailer, the team changed the
Vortex sprockets to leave the line a little harder. Teasley ran 8.04 to
take number 1 and out-qualify HTP Performance Real Street rival Keith
Thompson’s 8.08. “Saturday, we made three passes and the MPH kept going
down,” said Teasley. “But we were still fast so we really didn’t worry
True enough. Teasley delivered a 7.88 knockout punch to the field in
round 1 of eliminations. “Sunday morning we got to the track, made a
pass for the shakedown and it didn’t go so well,” said Jeremy. “So we
changed the clutches and out of nowhere I went the .88. I couldn’t even
believe it when I saw the ticket.”
“When I said after Indy we would go some 7.80s, I bet everyone was
thinking I was just saying it to get a reaction,” said Miller. “I like
the reaction a lot better once the bike blasted off the line. Now we’ve
just got to prove me right again once we go 190.”
Teasley gave up a few thousandths to Thompson at the tree in the final
round but ran a .92 to take the win and back-up the record. And
although it wasn’t a 190, Teasley and the ’14 took home both ends,
hitting 183.05 for the MPH record as well. “Every time the bike goes
out you get a chance to see the record fall again,” said Miller.
“Jeremy is riding and just looking so comfortable aboard the ‘14, and
his lights are better than ever. With the Marine crankshaft, JE
pistons, Carrillo rods, Schnitz PNC-3000 progressive controller,
K&N filter, and Motul oil, the motor seems to be making more and
more power every time it goes to the line.
“And Rickey did a great job again riding the Pro Street bike,”
continued Miller. That would be the 68 inch wheelbase, turbocharged
Kawasaki ZX14 that superstar rider Rickey Gadson rides in Orient
Express Pro Street. After bringing the long ‘14 to the track for the
first time at the AMA Dragbike race in Atlanta, the team has completely
revamped the bike and generated a lot of speculation about the
potential of the matte black Monster Energy machine. “Once we get the
power delivery worked out, Rickey can stop riding those impressive
wheelies. It’s good to have a rider with his talent who can control the
bike no matter what it does. At least the Catalyst Racing body is
holding up with all the stress. The new Galespeed wheels with Worldwide
Bearings give the bike a new look and make it a little lighter. Once
Rickey can finally get tucked behind the Hot Bodies windscreen, he will
be making some record passes with the help of Rob Muzzy from Muzzy's.
The Michelins supplied by Richie's Tires are also working great on all
the bikes, keeping the front wheel hanging in the air past half track.
Adams Miller, Teasley and Gadson 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 .
“The Kawasaki ZX14 is proving who has the better platform for a winning
race bike. The other Kawasakis in Real Street—including Brian Johnson,
Anibal Merced, and Blair Dickerson—are getting things together and
making a run for wins also.
“We’re making a run for Real Street championships in both series, but
it’s going to be tough with Keith Thompson’s HTP bike and Rickey
Grayson’s headstart in the MiRock series. But there are enough races
left and, with some strategy, we can pull it off. It will be fun for
the fans, I guarantee it. And with the Atco AMA Dragbike race coming up
and the AMA vs. MiRock race they’re running there, I guess everyone
will have to wait and see what side we’ll be on! Once again we can't
think our sponsors enough for making our bikes the best in the
The Adams Performance team races next at the Orient Express U.S.
Nationals, September 12-13 at Atco Raceway, Atco, New Jersey, USA.
contact: Coby Adams, Adams Performance 501 Performance Road, Mooresville, North Carolina 28115, (704) 662-0992 CobyAdams@windstream.net , http://www.adamsperformance.net