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Rickey Gadson Wins in Kawasaki ZX14 at Pingel Thunder Nationals

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O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indiana hosted the Pingel Thunder Motorcycle Nationals. Adams Performance Kawasaki Team rider Jeremy Teasley qualified number one and ran the low elapsed time every round on his way to the BST Real Street win. Teammate and rider Rickey Gadson not only won the Super Sport race, he set the new eighth and quarter mile records at 5.823 and 8.79 seconds.

Ricky Gadson sets fastest time and wins in his Kawasaki ZX14 at Pingel Thunder Nationals, photo by Tim Hailey
Ricky Gadson sets fastest time and wins in his Kawasaki ZX14 at Pingel Thunder Nationals, photo by Tim Hailey
"Rickey has also won three out of four races in 2009 in Super Sport on the AMA Dragbike circuit,” said team boss Coby Adams. “Jeremy also showed why he too is one of the best riders on the planet. Touching 180 mph is a real and rare accomplishment for most entries in the class, but Jeremy topped 188 in qualifying on his Unlimited Kawasaki ZX14.”
The KA-1406 is a  washable, reusable air filter that is designed to increase horsepower and torque while providing excellent filtration in these already powerful Kawasaki motorcycles
The KA-1406 is a washable, reusable air filter that is designed to increase horsepower and torque while providing excellent filtration in these already powerful Kawasaki motorcycles

K&N powersports ‘spin-on’ oil filters like KN-303C feature a heavy-duty metal can. Most of these have a 17mm nut affixed onto the end that allows for easy installation and removal. The 17mm nut is crossed-drilled so racers can safety wire the filter to their bike
K&N powersports ‘spin-on’ oil filters like KN-303C feature a heavy-duty metal can. Most of these have a 17mm nut affixed onto the end that allows for easy installation and removal. The 17mm nut is crossed-drilled so racers can safety wire the filter to their bike

Teasley capped off the weekend with a 7.999 lap in his final round victory. “We’re taking the points lead and not looking back,” said Adams. “Now we are set on making an impressive run in the MIRock points chase. We’ve set our sights on the 7.80 barrier and going over 190 mph.”

Teasley came in second to his teammate Rickey Gadson in a tight all-ZX14 final in the closely matched Supersport class. “From the very start of the 2009 racing season, Kawaskai ZX14s have dominated AMA Dragbike’s Supersport, Real Street and Super Street Classes,” said Adams. “Rickey always does an impressive job riding anything you put him on. From the wheelies he had to deal with on the brute-powered Pro Street bike to his graceful control in Supersport, Rickey is a good rider. He is close to having another Supersport Championship wrapped up.”

The Adams Performance Team uses K&N air (KA-1406) and oil filters (KN-303C). “I’ve been using K&N since 1987,” said Adams, who also owns Adams Performance in Mooresville, North Carolina. “I use K&N on the motorcycles we build for our customers. It’s the best product out there, on and off the track.”

The Pingel Thunder Nationals was the fifth stop in the eight-race motorcycle drag racing championship series. Top motorcycle drag racers are in the hunt for the AMA Dragbike No. 1 plate. Competition is held in five professional class, Top Fuel, Funnybike, Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Pro Street with three semi-pro classes, Super Street, Super Sport and Real Street. There are also six sportman classes in the series which are Top Gas, Super Comp, Street Fighter, Super Eliminator, Pro ET and Street ET.

The next event for the team will be at the Schnitz Racing Summer Sizzler, August 22-23 at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.

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