No one raced a Pro Street bike as often, as hard, and as winningly as Ronnie Mitchell Racing did in 2011. Riding the hot pink Suzuki Hayabusa known as Rizzo, Bud Yoder took both the Milan Dragway and NHDRO (No Hatin’) Pro Street championships. Mike “Kavos” Kovacevich took over the seat for the Toronto Streetbike Shootout championship. But that’s not all. After winning on a Friday night at Milan, the team made the all night drive to Englishtown, New Jersey and won the prestigious Shakedown at E-town as well. The team made only one MiRock Superbike Series race this year, but they made that trip count too by winning the Rockingham opener. Yoder finished off the year with the Orient Express Pro Street win at the November 2011 Manufacturers Cup, running a career best 7.03 along the way.
You can follow builder/tuner Ronnie Mitchell and riders Yoder, Kavos and Michael Bayes as they race their way through the Manufacturers Cup race in this video:
Ronnie thanked Worldwide Bearings http://www.worldwidebearings.com , RCC Turbos http://www.rccturbos.com , Terry McIntosh http://www.mcintoshmachineandfabrication.com , JRI shocks http://www.jrishocks.com , Wössner pistons http://www.wossnerpistons.com and Catalyst Composites http://www.catalystracingcomposites.com
This report and video was prepared by Tim Hailey. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about motorcycle drag racing and more at http://www.eatmyink.com