Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

Karen Stoffer Aiming to Defend Norwalk Pro Stock Motorcycle Title

It has been a far different start to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season than it was a year ago for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer. The class veteran put together two early-season wins in 2015,…

Karen Stoffer Leads Qualifying in Pomona, Savoie Ahead of Hines

Karen Stoffer, a two-time winner this season, led the two-wheel class with a performance of 6.823 seconds at 196.36 mph on her BIG St. Charles Motorsports Suzuki after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 51st annual…

Suzukis Lead Qualifying in St. Louis

In Pro Stock Motorcycle at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.,  Jerry Savoie grabbed the day No. 1 qualifying lead with a 6.832 at 196.50 on his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki. Savoie, who…

Karen Stoffer wins Norwalk in All-Female Final

In only the third pro final round featuring a pair of female finalists in NHRA history, Stoffer defeated Angelle Sampey to take the Pro Stock Motorcycle win. Stoffer earned her second win of the season and eighth of her career…

Karen Stoffer Wins Gatornationals

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Karen Stoffer defeated three-time world champ Eddie Krawiec in the final with a 6.900 at 195.11 on her Suzuki Extended Protection Suzuki to claim her second victory at this event. Appearing in her first race since…

Stoffer Signs off With Quarterfinal Finish

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer endured a bittersweet day at the NHRA Finals Sunday, winning another Pro Stock Motorcycle round before falling to 2012 champion Eddie Krawiec in the second round. The defeat also ended Stoffer’s nine-year relationship with GEICO.…

Stoffer Leaves Las Vegas Smiling

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki reached the second round of the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals on Sunday at one of her home tracks, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “Bummed, but happy,” Stoffer said. “It was fun.…

Up and Down Weekend for Stoffer

For GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer, the rain-delayed 28th annual Uni-Select Auto Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway was a case of good news, bad news. Stoffer won her first-round Pro Stock Motorcycle matchup against Michael Ray on Monday,…

NHRA PSM Post Playoff Field Set

The Screamin Eagle V-Rod team and the Arana family lead the field into the NHRA’s six-race battle for the championship.  The Chase begins this weekend in Charlotte, NC. 1) Eddie Krawiec 2110 2) Andrew Hines 2080 3) Hector Arana Jr.…

GEICO’s Stoffer Clinches Countdown Spot

GEICO Suzuki’s Karen Stoffer became the latest member of the Pro Stock Motorcycle class to reach the Countdown to the Championship after her first-round win in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday.   With one…

Parts Failure Trips up GEICO’s Stoffer

Karen Stoffer could have used another run Sunday to tune her GEICO Suzuki after a difficult weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. But there are no freebies in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.   Stoffer, who suffered through transmission…

Stoffer Keeping an Eye on Weather as Race Approaches

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle team are keeping an eye on this weekend’s weather forecast for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Stoffer and the team are hoping for hot weather…

Stoffer and GEICO Poised for Title Run in 2012

Karen Stoffer has finished 11th or better in the Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings all nine seasons her and her teammates have been together in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Seven of those seasons, the Doug and Debbie…

GEICO’s Stoffer Moves to Second in Points After Runner-up Finish

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki team kicked off the Countdown to the Championship by racing all the way to the final round of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Stoffer moved up to second in the…

Stoffer Stays Steady as Playoffs Begin

GEICO pro Karen Stoffer has spent enough time leading the Full Throttle championship points this season to know she likes the view from the top. Although in her typical understated way, she refuses to look beyond the next round of…

Karen Stoffer Surges to No. 3

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer surged to the No. 3 spot Sunday in the final session of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the 57th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. Stoffer and the GEICO team look to continue…

Stoffer Aims at Indy with Holster Full of Horsepower

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer is eager to revert to early season form this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway, and if she does, the reward could be a win in the 57th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas…

Stoffer Goes Red in Quarterfinals

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer was knocked out of the quarterfinal round Sunday at the FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway with her first red-light start of the season. Stoffer, the Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader, had not gone red…

Points Leader Stoffer Earns Another Top-Half Berth for Team GEICO

Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Karen Stoffer has been playing musical motors with her GEICO Suzuki at this weekend’s 24th annual FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals. But showing championship mettle, she still managed to earn the No. 7 position on the elimination…

Points Leader Stoffer Sizes up Her Chances at ‘Home’ Track

Things are going extremely well for Pro Stock Motorcycle favorite Karen Stoffer. The popular rider from Reno, Nevada, is coming off her first victory of the season, which returned her to the No. 1 spot in the world rankings. Now…

Stoffer Happy NHRA Tour is Heading Westward

For most NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders, this weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway starts the Western Swing. But for GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer, the Western Swing could be called the “Home Swing.” That’s because Stoffer lives…

For Second Race in a row, the Usually Reliable Stoffer Stumbles

GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer suffered another disappointing result Sunday at Route 66 Raceway when she failed to make it to the starting line for her second-round Pro Stock Motorcycle matchup with Matt Smith. This time, Stoffer blew her engine…

First-round Knockout a Stunner for Points Leader Stoffer

Not long after GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer was eliminated in the first round of Sunday’s fifth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals she was smiling and greeting fans in the GEICO pits. Though the defeat stung the Pro Stock…

Points Leader Stoffer Won’t Change her Plan of Attack

Consistency has been the mantra of GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer throughout the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, and it’s taken her to the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings. The popular rider from western Nevada…

Points Leader Stoffer Collects Runner-up Result, Just .0002 Seconds Away from a Win

Another day, another trip to the money round for Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki. Stoffer finished as runner-up at Sunday’s 42nd annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, her third runner-up result of the season, and extended…

Points Leader Stoffer Wishing to Maintain Consistency

GEICO Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer knows it’s hard to get to the top – and it’s even harder to stay there. So she won’t worry about either one of those concepts. Instead, the leader of the Full…

Stoffer Finishes Runner-Up, Takes Point Lead

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki finished runner-up for the second time this year and left Sunday’s 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals with the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship points lead. “The team is just jelling really well,”…

GEICO Pro Stoffer Looking for More Magic

GEICO Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer used a monster run of 6.929 seconds at 194.16 mph in Saturday’s final qualifying round to earn the No. 2 starting position at the 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals…

Stoffer Has a Bounce in her Step

Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Pro Stock Motorcycle team have a bounce in their step this week as NHRA heads to Atlanta Dragway for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. But it’s not just because Stoffer’s a past winner at…

Sizzling Stoffer Poised for Another Big Race

It’s likely that no rider in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class wanted a five-week break between the season opener and this weekend’s 24th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals less than GEICO Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer. The hugely…

Stoffer Starts Season With Runner-up Finish

Karen Stoffer opened the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle season with a runner-up finish on the GEICO Suzuki at the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. The finish was the culmination of several years of searching for the…

Stoffer Going Back in Time to Gain Inspiration

Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Suzuki race team are going retro in 2011. With the start of the NHRA Full Throttle Series season just days away for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at this weekend’s 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA…

Stoffer Goes Two Rounds

GEICO Powersports rider Karen Stoffer rode her Suzuki to a quarterfinal finish during the 10th running of the NHRA Las Vegas Fall Nationals on Sunday. Stoffer qualified in the third spot and really thought it was going to be her…

Stoffer Ready for Treats, Not Tricks, in Las Vegas

Some four hours north of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer lives a pretty quiet life in the quaint little town on Minden, Nev. But get the girl out of her country surroundings…

Lucas And Stoffer Head To GEICO Garage Early

GEICO Powersports teammates Morgan Lucas and Karen Stoffer both exited the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Sunday in the first round of eliminations. Lucas was beaten by seven-time and reigning series champion Tony Schumacher, while…

Stoffer Fouls Out in Round One

GEICO Powersports rider Karen Stoffer exited the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Sunday in the first round of eliminations. Stoffer red-lighted against red-hot rider L.E. Tonglet Stoffer knew she had a tough opponent in Tonglet,…

Stoffer Says E.T. Record Could Be Had

Karen Stoffer is intimately familiar with Maple Grove Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals, and speaks with some authority when asked about the possibilities of this weekend’s Countdown to 1 playoff race. “We definitely…

Stoffer Pleased With Performance

After making six solid passes on the GEICO Powersports Suzuki during the weekend at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals and advancing to the second round, Karen Stoffer gave her team’s overall effort an above average grade. “I thought…

Stoffer Kicks Off Personal Redemption Tour

Popular Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Karen Stoffer has dubbed the last four races of the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series as her “Redemption Tour” after a season that began with so much promise but has seen more than its…

Stoffer Working Hard to Climb up Championship Standings

Karen Stoffer is higher in the Full Throttle championship points standings then she’s been since mid May, but the rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki says she wants to feel more like she’s earned her position than had it given…

Stoffer Can’t Overcome Issues

GEICO Powersports racer Karen Stoffer had various issues surrounding her team this weekend. She chased parts problems during qualifying and in the first round Monday against Steve Johnson, Stoffer jumped the start by -.007 seconds. “That right lane felt like…

Indy Represents a Fresh Start for GEICO Powersports Rider Stoffer

The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil carries a different meaning for every drag racer. This year’s 56th edition of the NHRA’s most cherished event represents a clean slate for Karen Stoffer, rider of the GEICO Powersports Suzuki.…

Stoffer Digging Deep

There’s nothing like familiar surroundings to help turn a season around. Since setting the national elapsed time record in Pro Stock Motorcycle’s season-opening Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in March, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports Suzuki teammates…

Karen Stoffer Captures Sixth Consecutive Top Ten Finish

In an ultra-competitive category such as NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Powersports team have found a reliable formula for success. In 2009 Stoffer amassed her sixth consecutive top ten finish, capturing the No. 7 spot. “It’s…

Stoffer Caps Off 2008 With Fifth Straight Top-Ten Finish

In what proved to be a season marked by unprecedented competitiveness in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle category, Karen Stoffer and her GEICO Suzuki team battled its way to a fifth straight top-ten finish. “To end up with a single…

Stoffer Snags Final Countdown Spot in Dramatic Fashion

Heading into the illustrious NHRA Mac Tool U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis, Ind. on Labor Day weekend, Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer knew exactly what had to be done for her season title quest to continue.  In order to…

Stoffer Battles Back into Championship Contention

Heading into the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals from Reading, Pa., Aug. 14-17, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer had but one goal – get back into the top ten.  Stoffer entered the event ranked 11th in the PowerAde Point Series,…

Stoffer Again Ends Season in Top Ten

Karen Stoffer, rider of the Geico-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle, turned in a solid performance at the final NHRA race of the season in Pomona, Calif, to again finish in  the top ten in the hotly contested NHRA PowerAde point series. …

Fast Women of the NHRA

In case you haven’t noticed, the women are suddenly wearing the pants in the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle brigade. If you’re a confirmed male chauvinist, this is not good news. But if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool diversity freak, you’ve got to…

Stoffer Wins from No. 16 Spot, Sampey Resets Record to 6.91

hree-time NHRA champion Angelle Sampey led final qualifying at the season-opening Gatornationals with a record pass of 6.911, surpassing her previous record of 6.939.  But it was No. 16 qualifier Karen Stoffer, who held the bump spot at 7.03, who…

Karen Stoffer Wins NHRA Opener and Takes Points Lead

Stoffer claims the first point lead of her career after an improbable win from the No. 16 spot. March Madness is the season for upsets. GEICO-sponsored Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer caught a little of that aforementioned madness and…

Time to Put a Single Digit on the GEICO Bike

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Karen Stoffer will have some extra space on her wheelie-bar panels for 2007. Stoffer, who finished tenth in the POWERade point series the last two seasons, assembled a career-best effort in 2006, concluding the season…

Dragbike Racer Stoffer Looking to Finish Strong

After a successful string of late-season races Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Karen Stoffer finds herself just three points shy of a top-five ranking in the POWERade points series heading into the final NHRA event of the season – The AAA…

Karen Stoffer Scores Moral Victory in Las Vegas

What a difference a year makes. Last season GEICO-backed NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Karen Stoffer was involved in a near-career-ending accident in the pits of the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals.  This year she is enjoying the most successful…

Rainout Amplifies NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Battle

With only three races remaining in one of the most competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle seasons ever, several teams couldn’t wait to compete in the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals from Maple Grove raceway in Reading, Pa. However, mother nature put…

Stoffer Recovering from Season Ending Accident

Sometimes terrible things happen to good people.  Such was the case Sunday October 23rd, when kind-hearted, fan-friendly NHRA Pro Stock bike racer Karen Stoffer was violently driven into the ground by the top of her transporter’s heavy back door, which…