MIRock Superbike Series and Manufacturers Cup, 2011
HTP’s 6 Second Season
story and video by Tim Hailey
It's been called the biggest milestone left in Drag Racing—the first 6 second quarter mile streetbike pass—and it fell this year at the hands of rider Ryan Schnitz and builder/tuner Cecil Towner of Richmond, Virginia's HTP Performance.After the HTP team ripped through the barrier by an unheard-of tenth of a second at the October MIRock Superbike Series event at Maryland International Raceway, they ran more 6s at the Shakedown at E-town (Englishtown, New Jersey) and the Manufacturers Cup (Valdosta, Georgia). Now that the nitrous-huffing HTP Suzuki Hayabusa has the number firmly in it’s grasp, no track’s 6 second scoreboard bulbs are safe!
Cecil and everyone at HTP Performance would like to thank Motec http://www.motec.com.au , Brock’s Performance http://www.brocksperformance.com , Hayes Machine Works http://www.haysmachineworks.com , Schnitz Racing http://www.schnitzracing.com , Wizards of NOS http://www.noswizard.com , Catalyst Composites http://www.catalystracingcomposites.com , DME Racing http://www.dmeracing.com , Carillo/CP http://www.cp-carrillo.com , Motul http://www.motul.com , Carpenter Cylinder Heads http://www.carpenterracing.com , APE http://www.aperaceparts.com , Penske Shocks http://www.penskeshocks.com , Dan Rudd and MPS http://www.mpsracing.com , Bates Leathers http://www.batesleathers.com and Worldwide Bearings http://www.worldwidebearings.com
contact: Cecil Towner at HTP Performance, 1510 Webster St, Richmond, Virginia, 23220; (804) 340-0800,firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.htpperformance.com