The NHRA has made it clear that they will step in and adjust the rules in Pro Stock Motorcycle whenever they deem necessary to maintain parity between the three primary makes in the class, Suzuki, Harley, and Buell. This week’s decision to add 10 pounds to the Buell is a shinning example of their willingness to make changes and will directly affect point leader Matt Smith.
Following a review of recent performances in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, NHRA has announced that the minimum weight for all Buell-powered motorcycles is increased 10 pounds, from 615 to 625 (minimum weights include the rider).
The increase is part of NHRA’s ongoing efforts to maintain competition in the category.
The change is effective June 7, 2007, at the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, which is the next stop on the POWERade tour for Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson V-Rod (160 cid) and Suzuki (101 cid) remain at 615 pounds.