Bloomingdale, GA Temperatures in the mid-seventies set the stage for potentially record-breaking lap times as the paddock prepared to compete in Round One of the 2012 Michelin PRO Series. A number of past champions were on hand and the action got started with Michelin Pro SportBike.
Michelin Pro SportBike
Ricardo Valdez qualified on pole for the Sportbike sprint, but a jumble of riders on lap one sorted resulted in Valdez dropping to fifth at the back of the lead pack. Mark Miller, Jr. took advantage and snatched the lead from the other four with his Livengood Motorsports-tuned Yamaha. Scotty Ryan, whose qualifying effort lunched the motor he had planned to race with, used his R6 to nail down a space right behind Miller. Stefano Mesa was third on another R6, and Matt Brown was fourth on a Kawaski as the gaggle headed for Turn One on lap …
Jim Cohrs to ride with Livengood Motor Sports again in 2012!
Jim Cohrs of Cohrs Motorsports to chase the AMA East Supersport Championship with Livengood Motor Sports as the major sponsor for 2012.
Cohrs expects the momentum from multiple CCS and WERA championships earned in 2011 to translate into 2012 AMA Supersport success. Coming off of a season that produced 3 national championships, 2 CCS regional overall championships and 56 – 1st place finishes, the 9 time National Champion has again signed with Livengood Motor Sports.
Cohrs only trusts Livengood Motor Sports to build and maintain his machines and says he is excited to be partnered with long time mentor Brian Livengood. “Brian brings motorcycle development to a new level, I’ve never seen someone use his riding experience to build a motor that puts power to the ground with suspension setups that can …
Congratulations to Jim Cohrs (5) and Mark Miller (777) with AWESOME results during the 2011 Race of Champions at Daytona! They rode their Livengood Motor Sports Yamaha R6 built Engines through the banks at Daytona International Speedway coming away with 3 National Championships!
Expert GTU: Jim 1st, Mark 2nd.
Expert Middleweight Grand Prix: Jim 1st, Mark 2nd.
Expert Middleweight Superbike: Jim 2nd.
Sportbike: Mark 5th.
Expert Heavyweight Superbike: Jim 1st.
Expert Middleweight SuperSport: Jim 3rd, Mark 6th.
Expert Heavyweight SuperSport: Jim 2nd.
Expert Formula 40: Jim 2nd.
Gen 1 Hayabusa Build: Part 1 – Operation Specs
This is an article I have wanted to write for a long time.
On the forums there is so much talk and speculation as to what a stock Gen 1 Hayabusa has for horsepower and what kind of mods you can do to make it have more. Obviously, there are plenty of modifications that can be made; the sky really is the limit. It has been said, “Horsepower cost money. How fast do you want to go?”
But what internal mods can the average person afford to boost the power without using power adders such as a turbo or NOS? While also trying to preserve the reliability of the engine?
Specs on the bike before the operation
The guinea pig for this experiment is Paul Lee’s 2000 Hayabusa with 11,000 miles on it. Paul had brought …