KZ Burnt to a Crisp at MIR

At the MIROCK Spring Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Apr. 30-May 1, an electrical problem, racing fuel and a full bottle of nitrous made for a scary situation in the staging lanes when a Kawasaki KZ burst into flames.  The…

Big Maryland Weekend has MIRock on a Roll

  Nearly 500 racers and a sizable spectator crowd at the Fast By Gast Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway showed that the successful Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series season debut in Rockingham was the “new normal” for…

MIROCK Rider Weight and Wheelbase Rule Revision: DME Racing Real Street

by MIROCK’s Jason Miller We have made a few minor adjustments to rider weights & wheelbases in the DME Racing Real Street class at MIROCK. We have made the change to make 15 lb. rider weight increments for the next…

Teasley and Adams Performance Annihilate Real Street Record

“What can I say, the weekend went very well—better then I planned,” said Jeremy Teasley. The reigning Real Street champion started the 2011 season with a record shattering 7.79 on his very first official pass of the year at the…

Sweet Looking Lids

Perhaps nothing at a motorcycle race is more eye-catching and noticeable than a one-of-a-kind, vibrant and unforgettable custom painted helmet. Tag “Tagger” Gasparian, owner of Tagger Designs in Lake Elsinore, Calif., has been stealing the attention of race enthusiasts for…

Huge Crowd Witnesses Rockingham Opener

A large, grudge-hungry crowd flocked down from North Carolina’s Sand Hills to Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway for the March 19-20 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series Honda/Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open. They witnessed Northeast motormouth “Chachi” trashtalk his…

Adams Performance Plans an Even Better 2011

“2010 was a remarkable year,” said Adams Performance crew chief Garron Miller, and he wasn’t just talking trash. With another Real Street championship, wins and records on the revolutionary Adams Performance/Roger Starrette built and tuned Pro Street Kawasaki ZX14, Supersport…

Vantine Racing Takes New Bike on the Road

Veteran Pro Mod racer David Vantine ended the 2010 racing season with a runner-up finish the first time out on his brand new Suzuki. Going to the final the first time out on a new bike is rare enough, but…

Innovative Performance Racing Posts $1,200 in MIROCK Contingency

Innovative Performance Racing has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. Innovative Performance Racing has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $1,200 in the program. Innovative Performance Racing will be paying $100…

Brock’s Performance Boosts MIROCK Contingency Posting

In continuing its tradition of unrivaled racer support, Brock’s Performance has posted over $32,000 in contingencies for the MIROCK race series for 2011.  This has more than doubled the amount Brock’s Performance posted for the series last season and makes…

FBR Shop Posts $36,400 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

The FBR Shop has been a loyal supporter and sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series, since its inception in 2000. For 2011, the FBR has posted an amazing $36,400 in the MIROCK Contingency Program for racers using their products. The…

Motec Posts $3,600 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Motec has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. Motec has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $3,600 in the contingency program. Motec will be paying $100 to win and $50 to…

Vortex Racing Posts $5,400 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Vortex Racing has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. Vortex Racing has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $5,400 in the contingency program. Vortex Racing will be paying $50 to win…

Cooper Performance to Sponsor ROCK Afterdark Underground

Cooper Performance of Warner Robins, Georgia, has agreed to serve as title rights sponsor of Rockingham Dragway’s grudge racing programs during the 2011 Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels MIROCK Series. Cooper Performance will serve as sponsor of the daily Cooper…

Shinko Tires Posts $1,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Shinko Tires has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series, and their tires are distributed by WPS (www.wps-inc.com). Shinko Tires has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $1,200 in the contingency program. …

HTP Performance Posts $4,800 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

HTP Performance has come on board as a MIROCK Superbike Series Contingency Sponsor. HTP Performance has been a MIROCK sponsor since 2008 and is here to support the MIROCK racers and offer a great contingency program posting $4,800 to racers…

CP-Carrillo posts $3,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

CP-Carrillo has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. CP-Carrillo has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $3,200 in the contingency program. CP-Carrillo will be paying $75 to win and $25 to…

Motorcycletireoutlet.net Renews as MIROCK 5.60 Index Class Sponsor

Motorcycletireoutlet.net has renewed their sponsorship of The Rock’s 5.60 Index class. This class is a 4 race points series held exclusively at Rockingham Dragway. The class is run on the 1/8 mile with a .400 pro tree and a set…

Mickey Thompson Tires signs on as MIROCK Pro Mod Class Sponsor

The big news for the MIROCK Superbike Series in 2011 is that Pro Mod has been added to the class line-up and Mickey Thompson Tires has committed to sponsoring the Pro Mod class in addition to their MIROCK Series “Title”…

House of Speed Renews MIROCK Crazy 8’s Class Sponsorship

House of Speed has renewed their class sponsorship contract for the popular Crazy 8’s class. The House of Speed was the first sponsor to ever put up money for the Crazy 8’s class back when it was introduced as an…

Cycle Connection Signs on as New MIROCK Street E.T. Class Sponsor

Cycle Connection has signed on as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series and wanted to support the Street E.T. racers by sponsoring their class. Shawn Sweeney (The owner of Cycle Connection) has competed in MIROCK events for…

Michelin Tire posts $16,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Michelin Tire has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. Michelin Tire has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted a whopping $16,200 in the contingency program. Michelin Tire will be paying $150…

MIROCK Releases 2011 Championship Program

Brand new for the 2011 MIROCK series, MIROCK will now award all Champions with a MIROCK Championship Jacket. All 2011 MIROCK Champions will also receive a Gold Card that will give them a free 2-Day Entry Fee for their class…

JRI Shocks posts $1,800 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

JRI Shocks has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. JRI Shocks has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $1,800 in the contingency program.  JRI Shocks will be paying $50 to win…

MPS Posts $9,000 in MIROCK Contingency

MPS Racing has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. MPS has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted a whopping $9,000 in the contingency program.   MPS Racing will be paying $100…

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Posts $4,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication has posted $4,200 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. McIntosh Machine & Fabrication has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2008, and is also expanding their contingency program to the Street ET class in…

FBR Shop Renews MIROCK Top Sportsman Sponsorship

Once again FBR Shop has renewed their sponsorship contract for the Top Sportsman class (formerly called Quick 32) in the MIROCK Superbike Series. For the 2011 season the class name of Quick 32 has been changed to “Top Sportsman”. Not…

RCC Turbos posts $3,600 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

RCC Turbos has come on board as a brand new sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series. RCC Turbos has joined the MIROCK Contingency Program and has posted $3,600 in the contingency program. RCC Turbos will be paying $150 to win…

Orient Express Renews MIROCK Pro Street Sponsorship with a $5,200 Purse

Once again Orient Express has renewed their sponsorship contract for the famous Pro Street class featuring the World’s Fastest Streetbikes in the MIROCK Superbike Series. Orient Express has been a class sponsor of the Pro Street ever since it’s inception…

$210,000 in 2011 Season Purse up for grabs at MIROCK

The 2011 MIROCK Superbike Series has over $210,000 in season purse up for grabs to motorcycle racers, making it one of the richest motorcycle drag race series in the country! The Pro Mod class has been added to the 2011…

MTC Engineering Posts $7,200 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

MTC Engineering has posted $7,200 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. MTC Engineering has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2008, and is expanding their contingency program to the Pro Mod class in addition to the Pro Street…

Cycle Concepts posts $8,400 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Cycle Concepts has posted $8,400 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Cycle Concepts has been a MIROCK Superbike Series contingency sponsor since 2009, and is expanding their contingency payout to all classes in the MIROCK Superbike Series (Pro ET and…

Mickey Thompson and Penske Add to MIROCK Contingency

Mickey Thompson Tires has posted $10,800 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Mickey Thompson has been the MIROCK Superbike Series Title Sponsor for the last 7 years and has been a contingency sponsor since 2009. Mickey Thompson will be paying…

Worldwide Bearings posts $3, 600 in the MIROCK Contingency Program

Worldwide Bearings has posted $3,600 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. Worldwide Bearings has been a MIROCK Contingency Sponsor since the MIROCK Contingency Program started in 2008, and is still here supporting the MIROCK racers. Worldwide Bearings  will be paying…

DME Racing posts $15,000 in MIROCK Contingency

DME Racing has posted $15,000 in the 2011 MIROCK Contingency Program. DME Racing has been a MIROCK supporter for the last decade and has really stepped up their program for the upcoming season. They are now the famous Real Street…

HTP’s 7.12 a 2010 Highlight, Looking Forward to 2011

The HTP Performance team ended the 2010 racing season on the highest of notes, obliterating the nitrous Pro Street record. Almost immediately afterward, HTP tuner/builder Cecil Towner III announced the team’s 2011 assault on Pro Extreme Motorcycle (AKA Pro Mod)…

Fast by Gast Pro E.T. class at MIR upped to $2,000 to Win

Fast by Gast has renewed their class sponsorship program for the Pro E.T. class at MIR in the MIROCK Superbike Series. The Pro E.T. class has always had the strongest bike count of any class in the MIROCK Superbike Series,sometimes…

Fast by Gast Renews MIROCK Sponsorship

Fast by Gast has renewed their event title sponsorship of the MIROCK Superbike Series events at MIR for the 10th straight year. Fast by Gast is one of the longest running sponsors in the MIROCK Series and MIR is very…

2011 MIROCK Schedule

The fast and furious action of the MIROCK Series returns in 2011 with another exciting eight races, split evenly between Rockingham Dragway and Maryland International Raceway. March 19-20, 2011 Spring Bike Open Rockingham, NC April 30 – May 1, 2011…

Champs Win Big at The Rock

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series, the world’s largest all motorcycle drag racing series, concluded it’s season this past weekend with the Lee’s Performance Finals at Steve Earwood’s legendary Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. 416 bikes made the…

Rockingham Pro Qualifying Schedule Adjusted

Pro qualifying for this weekend’s Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals, the season finale of the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series—the nation’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series—has been adjusted to give competitors more track time during raceday conditions. “In…

Teasley Gunning for Three Championships at The Rock

How about a threepeat all in one year? No one has ever won two Pro championships in the same year in the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series before. Not only does 20 year-old Ohio rider Jeremy Teasley have…

Rain Fails to Dampen MIR’s Good Times

Rain bracketed both ends of Maryland International Raceway’s Fast by Gast Superbike Finals but failed to derail the event completely. Fifteen inches swamped the Budd’s Creek area in the days leading up to the race, forcing event manager Jason Miller…

Keith Lynn Gains Meaningful MIROCK Victory

Photos courtesy of Teesphotoshop.com A few months ago 37-year motorcycle drag racing veteran, Keith Lynn, wasn’t sure if he’d ever have a place to race his turbocharged, nitrous-oxide fed Kawasaki Funny Bike again. Now he’s back in the winner’s circle.…

New Nitrous Record for Teasley, Adams Performance and Kawasaki

Ohio teenager Jeremy Teasley laid down a perfect final round qualifying lap to set a new street legal nitrous record of 7.19 on the Adams Performance/RS Motorsports Kawasaki ZX14 and claim the number 1 Orient Express Pro Street spot for…

Henson Relinquishing Velocity, Not His Racing Affinity

Prudent businessmen know when it’s time to move on.  Experienced entrepreneur and Velocity Racing creator, Barry Henson, feels it’s time to part with his beloved turbo and swingarm business. “Selling Velocity wasn’t an easy decision.  I’ll always love the sport,”…

Fresh Winners and Records at The Rock

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series headlines have mostly screamed “Jeremy Teasley” so far in 2010, as the Ohio teenager has dominated the season at the nation’s biggest all motorcycle drag racing events. And it didn’t look like it…

Adams Performance Takes Four Wins in Maryland

The Adams Performance/RS Motorsports team picked up four huge wins at America’s biggest all-motorcycle drag race—Maryland International Raceway’s July 17-18 Fast by Gast WPGC Bike Fest. One Real Street and two Pro Street wins for rider Jeremy Teasley and a…

Procopio Dominates MIR Homecoming

There’s no place like home. Motorcycle drag racing standout, Ronnie Procopio, is a firm believer in those words made famous by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. For the majority of his life, “home” to Pro Comp racer Procopio, now…

Ellis claims Teasley Bounty at Huge Bike Fest

Rider Chip Ellis and tuner Blake Ritter weren’t intimidated by Jeremy Teasley’s HTP Performance Real Street win streak. The bounty that the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series levied on Teasley’s head had swelled and Ellis and Ritter planned…

Ellis Breaks Real Street Record, Collects Bounty

Multi-time motorcycle drag racing champion Chip Ellis sure didn’t make any new friends during his return to the MIROCK series at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 17-18. Ellis ran the table in HTP Performance Real Street…

Pro Comp Added to MIROCK Superbike Finals

Due to the success of the Pro Comp class at the MIROCK FBG / WPGC Bike Fest, MIR has is pleased to announce that the Pro Comp class will also be run at the Fast by Gast Superbike Finals on…

Rain Cools Hot Maryland Action

It’s only fitting that the skies above Budd’s Creek burst open at the very start of Maryland International Raceway’s famous bikini contest. No sooner than the first contestant reached the end of the runway did the rains start pelting down…

Another Teasley Win Initiates Bounty

With two wins this past weekend at Rockingham Dragway, Jeremy Teasley and the Adams Performance/RS Motorsports Kawasaki ZX14 made it three for three HTP Performance Real Street victories so far in 2010. In response, the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock…

Slowe Leads Maryland Winners

It was a gamble when perennial champion Mike Slowe parked his familiar navy blue, Orient Express Pro Street championship winning Suzuki Hayabusa and climbed onto the tiny PTR GSX-R1000. After all, the ‘Busa was still getting quicker, running teens last…

Slowe Taking Charge in Orient Express Pro Street

Perennial Orient Express Pro Street champ Mike Slowe has started winning on his new ride, and the rest of the class is in deep trouble. Slowe and PTR Racing builder/tuner Anthony Navarro have the class’s smallest bike hooked up and…

Teasley and Adams Performance in the CrosshairsTeasley and Adams Performance in the Crosshairs

Jeremy Teasley and his Adams Performance/RS Motorsports Kawasaki ZX14 are a runaway train, and the MiRock Superbike Series is targeting the 19 year-old rider with an escalating bounty. The bounty is open to anyone outside of the Adams Performance/RS Motorsports…

Perfect Weather, Perfect Racing at The Rock

Fabulous weather, large fields, a huge crowd, and tight points battles made for a perfect finish to the Mickey Thompson MiRock Superbike Series at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway in the sand hills of North Carolina. Jeremy Teasley beat Adams Performance…

Yoder Records Quickest Ever Street Bike Run

The crisp, cool air and low corrected altitude at Maryland International Raceway in early autumn for the MIROCK Fast by Gast Superbike Finals, Oct. 2-3, had fans and racers alike anticipating unprecedented elapsed-times. Orient Express Pro Street racer Bud Yoder…

New Winners at Rockingham

The MiRock series faithful who braved misleading weather forecasts were rewarded with a weekend of nonstop racing, surprising results, and all-important points toward season championships. Wild card Mark Billiter took a surprising HTP Performance Real Street win over HTP’s own…

2009 MIROCK SCHEDULE

MIROCK Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open Rockingham Dragway March 28-29, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Spring Bike Classic Maryland International Raceway April 25-26, 2009 MIROCK Fast by Gast Summer Showdown Maryland International Raceway June 6-7, 2009 MIROCK FBR Shop…

MIR’s Bikefest a Stroke of Brilliance

The annual all-out motorcycle party known as the Fast By Gast / WPGC Bikefest played out in unseasonably perfect weather at Royce Miller’s Maryland International Raceway. The event’s largest crowd ever gathered for record-breaking motorcycle drag racing, crazy stunts, gorgeous…

FBR Shop Putting Hayabusa Motor on the Atak

Welcome to the next era. Dragbike racing has long been dominated by the legendary Kawasaki KZ and Suzuki GS motors of the 70s and 80s.  When Suzuki introduced the ultra-powerful GSXR 1300 Hayabusa in 1999 many longtime racers traded their…

Williford Wins at MIR Opener

Headstrong North Carolinian Rodney Williford loves long bikes that go fast. A few years ago he developed a turbocharged GS-based Suzuki Outlaw Pro Street bike that was the first no-bar bike ever in the 6s, then quickly headed towards the…

Mike Slowe Wins Homecoming

At the conclusion of the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway July 19-20, sport bike specialist Mike Slowe stood victorious in the winner’s circle.  In was not unfamiliar territory for Slowe, it had just been quite a while…

Procopio Solidifies Outlaw Pro Street Point Lead

MIROCK Outlaw Pro Street racer Ronnie Procopio continued to build on his point lead by capturing his third win of season at the WPGC Bike Fest from Maryland International Raceway, July 19-20. Procopio has been racing dragbikes for the last…

Slowe Wins on his Old Playground

Two time AMA Dragbike Pro Street champion Mike Slowe earned his reputation in the MiRock Superbike series, winning two 60 Inch titles a few years ago. The 60 Inch class morphed into today’s Orient Express Pro Sportbike class, and Slowe…

MIROCK True Street Rule Revision

“From now on in True Street 1000cc bikes are the same exact wheelbase as Busas and 14s,” reports MIROCK official Jason Miller “The only difference in wheelbase is from a turbo bike to a nitrous bike. Turbo bikes are 2″…

Norris Runs 6.92 Record at Rain-Postponed MIROCK Opener

The Honda-Suzuki of Sanford Spring Bike Open, first event in the 2008 Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MiRock Superbike Series, was rained out Sunday at Rockingham Dragway and re-scheduled for completion May 2-4 during the FBR Shop Nationals at the same…

More Money and New Classes For 2008 MIROCK Season

The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires MIRock Superbike Series, one of the most successful independent motorcycle drag racing series in the nation, will return in 2008 with eight events, a 35 per cent increase in purse money and a new racing…

MIR Continues Improving Facility for 2008

Maryland Int’l Raceway launched its next phase of construction with the demolition of the concession and restroom facilities on the pit side of the raceway. These facilities have served racers and fans for 40 years, since the very first event…

Marion Ford Wins First Ever All-Atak Race

Marion Ford, owner of the famed FBR shop, dominated the competition at the first ever all-Atak race at the MIROCK FBR Shop Fall Nationals in Rockingham, NC. Ford’s success should come as little surprise, being that he is the creator…

Norris Sets Record but Hunnicutt Snags Win

Dave Norris qualified No. 1, lowered the MiRock Superbike Series record to 7.027 seconds, increased his Outlaw Pro Street points lead and posted the quickest time in each round of racing during Sunday’s FBR Shop Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.…

Norris and Eddinger Prevail at MIROCK Opener

Dave Norris of Bryans Road, Maryland, and Dimey Eddinger of Winston Salem won the top two Pro categories Sunday at Rockingham Dragway during the Velocity Racing Spring Bike Open. This was the first race of seven events in the Mickey…

19 Combinations to Choose From in Pro Sport Bike

The MIROCK Series has continued to adjust the rules of one of its marquee classes, Pro Sportbike, to maintain parity and allow for all types of motorcycles and riders.  In 2007 the number of possible combinations reaches an all-time high…

MIROCK Miller Reminisces on Record Pro Street Dragbike Run

At the final MIROCK race of the season retirement-bound Jason Miller captured a new 60-Inch Pro Sport Bike elapsed-time record. MIROCK 60-Inch Pro Sportbike racer Jason Miller “Time”, in perhaps his final season,  fell just short of his goal for…

Zittle wins MIROCK Quick 32 on an FBR ATAK Hayabusa

Most of the victors in MIROCK Quick 32 have been powered by one of two engine combinations – the classic Kawasaki Z/KZ and the Suzuki GS. Jason Zittle of Hanover, Pa. scored a victory for the late-model fans when he…

Records Fall, Champions Crowned at Final MIROCK Event

Ralph Medrano Jr. of Miami spoiled the going away party for Rodney Williford and his turbocharged Suzuki Sunday, beating the MIROCK Superbike Series champion in the final round of the Lee’s Performance Fall Bike Nationals at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.…

Williford Runs Quickest Outlaw Pass and Claims Point Lead at MIR

Soon-to-be-banned turbo rider pulls off the MIROCK triple crown Earlier this month MIROCK Outlaw Pro Street racer Rodney Williford got the news that his record-holding, turbo-charged Suzuki, and all other turbo bikes would be illegal in 2007. Williford made what…

Rain Dampens Day No. 1 of MIROCK MIR Finals, but not Outlaw Turbo vs. Nitrous Controversy

Not a single motorcycle made it down the waterlogged Maryland International Raceway on the opening day of the 2006 MIROCK Finals from Budds Creek, MD. The persistent mist of rain refused to subside, thus forcing the entire event into a…

Fast by Gast Superbike Showdown Preview

After a record-setting dynamic “no-bar” season-opener at the Rock, competitors are preparing for round two this weekend at Maryland International Raceway. As always the Fast by Gast MIR Showdown Series will be running Schnitz Outlaw Pro Street, Mickey Thompson 60-Inch,…