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Jeremy Teasley Wins Both Top Fuel and Supersport Class at AMA's MTC Elmer Trett Nationals

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Teasley was able to nail his first Pro-Street win with sharp lights and a 7.40 in the final
Teasley was able to nail his first Pro-Street win with sharp lights and a 7.40 in the final
This was the 19th Annual MTC Elmer Trett Nationals, named in honor of Elmer Trett, considered to be the father of the modern Top Fuel bike (Trett still holds the 1/8 mile speed record of 190.43 mph).
Teasley managed to switch between the nitrous bike and his nearly stock Supersport ZX14 to win that class as well
Teasley managed to switch between the nitrous bike and his nearly stock Supersport ZX14 to win that class as well
This year's running proved to be a landmark event for Kawasaki, 19 year-old rider Jeremy Teasley, the power-adder nitrous oxide, builder/tuner Coby Adams of Adams Performance, and bike owner Roger Starrette. Some have referred to it as "a shot of nitrous heard 'round the world."

Not Kawasaki, nor a nitrous bike, has won the Pro-Street race (presented by Orient Express Racing) since the class added an inch of ground clearance and changed names from Streetbike Shootout. Coincidentally, the last win for a nitrous bike was with an old-school Suzuki GSXR, also built by Adams.

"I think it's pretty awesome," said Adams. "I really didn't think we were gonna win a race this year. I thought we'd be mid-pack, hanging in there and going a couple rounds. But winning is pretty cool."
The rare pro-class double victory was good for Kawasaki, bike owner Roger Starrette, Adam Performance and Jeremy Teasley
The rare pro-class double victory was good for Kawasaki, bike owner Roger Starrette, Adam Performance and Jeremy Teasley


What everyone in the class found in Friday testing at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, was a green racetrack. An unseasoned surface is typical for the early April event in northern Georgia, and openly hostile to the 550 horsepower turbo bikes, especially in the back half of the track where turbo power really shines. Nitrous bikes, with a slider clutch and a little extra wheelbase, have the advantage down low. So in a class that is preparing for a 6 Second Club, Teasley was able to nail his first Pro-Street win with sharp lights and a 7.40 in the final.

The team blew up the A motor on Teasley's nitrous bike in the second round of qualifying on Saturday, settling for seventh place in the order, but getting the new bullet in and taking an eighth mile shut-off pass in Q3. "We didn't know what broke the other one, so we just wanted to play it safe with the back-up motor," remarked crew chief Garron Miller.

"The rules have always been there for nitrous bikes, and I'm surprised no one's taken advantage of it before," said bike owner Roger Starrette. "It's not like we ran away with it, but I knew we'd be competitive, but not this quick. The bike was good, but not great, and Jeremy did his job."

"That was just a back-up Real Street motor that we put in after the other one blew. There's nothing special about it. Coby built it, but it doesn't have all the Coby tricks. It doesn't have the Pro Street head, isn't making the horsepower the Pro Street motor is. In typical Coby fashion, though, we just sprayed it a little more. What better combination is there than Coby Adams, nitrous and a lightweight pilot," added Starrette.

Making Teasley's accomplishment all the more remarkable was the constant switch between the violent nitrous bike and his nearly stock Supersport ZX14, also built and tuned by Adams. But the cool, calm and collected Teasley also won the Supersport Class (presented by Dragbikelive.com) earning for him a rare pro-class double. Both of the winning bikes run K&N oil and air filters.

Crew chief Miller summed it up saying "It's good for Kawasaki, good for Roger Starrette and Adams Performance, and good for Jeremy Teasley."

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