Brock Davidson crossed over from hobby racer to national contender when he won the ‘Cycle World Magazine’ Streetbike Shootout Unlimited Class Championship during the AMA/Prostar Indy national event. Just a few weeks following the Indy victory, Brock won the Street ET class at the AMA/Prostar race at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, OH.
In the late 1980’s Brock was running a nitrous Suzuki Pro Comp bike – a strictly drag racing bike with wheelie bars. The Mechanical Design Engineer from Dayton was spending almost as much time on his race bike as he was with his job. The amount of time and money needed to run the bike combined with what he was getting back from it, caused him to re-think his racing efforts.
“I was working 40-50 hours a week at my real job and then working another 25-30 hours a week in my garage,” said Brock. “I not only got sick of the expense and work involved in racing a wheelie bar bike, but I also got tired of having a bike just sitting in my garage waiting for race day. It seemed like a waste. If I raced a streetbike, I could also have fun with it in between races.”
Then and there, Brock made the decision to race streetbikes exclusively. Still his time running the Pro Comp bike was time well spent.
“I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from running Pro Comp, and I applied it to streetbikes,” he said. “Also, I made some parts for the Pro Comp bike that I was able to sell to other racers. I was hoping to make this a full-time business someday.”
The 1982 Suzuki Katana that Brock won the Indy Streetbike Shootout event with actually belonged to an early customer, David Garner.
“David likes having fast bikes, and I am the local fast guy, so he lets me ride it,” says Brock. “I’m not really a world-class rider or anything like that, but I know how to tune a bike, and I ride ok, and that combination gives me an advantage.”
“I am learning as much as I can soak up and having a whole lot of fun doing it!” comments Brock. “And I think that was the coolest part about all of this.”
Name: Brock Davidson
Bike: 1992 Suzuki Katana
Best Performance: 8.52 at 175 mph
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Weight: 145 lbs.
Number of years riding: 25 (drag racing for 15 years)
Profession: Mechanical Design Engineer
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Engine: 1280cc built by Brock’s Performance
Cylinder Head/Machine work: LZ Racing
Transmission: R&D Motorsports
Carburetion: Kehin 41mm
Clutch: MTC Lock-up
Pistons: MTC 83 mm
Exhaust: Murray Sidewinder
Wheelbase: 66 inches
Raked Frame: McIntosh
Wheels: Marvic magnesium
Rear Tire: Yokohama 003
Nitrous: NX Single Stage - Wet
Progressive Controller: Schnitz
Rear Suspension: Fox Shock
Ignition Control: Vance & Hines PowerPak
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