Born to motorcycle drag racing mother and father, Blair and Patricia Dickerson in Morristown, New Jersey, Ashon "Capo" Dickerson was destined to race. Following in his parent's footsteps, Capo's first pass down a track was aboard his mom's CBR1000. By 2000, Capo was racing a Kawasaki ZX9 in Street ET and Pro ET. It was this first bike to propel him into the 9's and then into the 8's after the addition of a Superbike Mike block, an FBG head and a shot of nitrous.
World Record-Holder Ashon "Capo" Dickerson
But it was also on this bike that Ashon "Capo" Dickerson nearly lost it all. In what he calls "a bad error in judgment," a street racing accident left him on life support. Waking from the coma after nine days, Capo needed to recuperate from extensive surgeries, which included the installation of titanium plates in his face and right arm. Returning to riding the following year, Capo married his longtime girlfriend Stephanie the year following and came back racing fulltime in 2006.
That year, Capo was unstoppable, with a 20-straight-winning streak from the Orient Express' Top Streetbike Series, MIROCK, NOPI and local events including the NHRA National Wally Championship. Years following, Ashon "Capo" Dickerson would win the 2008 Pinks, Arm Drop Live event, which earned him a $20,000 custom "Pinks Arm Drop Chopper" built by A-1 Cycles.
In 2009, Capo got his first Pro Ride for the AMA Dragbike and MIROCK Superbike Series and has been racing as a Pro ever since. Currently, Capo is Top 10 in the nation in the Pro Class Real Street for four years running as a rider/tuner. Additionally, Ashon "Capo" Dickerson has held the MPH record in 2010 with a Hayabusa, was the first rider to go 8 seconds in the 1/4-mile on a 1st generation Hayabusa, and has also been a Top 10 Sportsman Racer for two years running.
By 2011, Capo had built the quickest GSXR1000 in the class. The following year, Capo was the first man in history to run 7 seconds with a bike running Pirelli Road Racing Tires. Meanwhile, Ashon "Capo" Dickerson still holds the world record for running the fastest 1/8-mile in the class, and manages to serve as the Drag Bike Editor for SportbikesInc Magazine.
Capo uses K&N Filters exclusively on all of his drag bikes. Since his bikes operate at the maximum level of efficiency, he needs every component of these machines to work at the very best level of performance possible, and K&N Filters are the only air and oil filter that can promise that. World records are made with K&N Filters.