Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson ran an unofficial record elapsed time of 9.001 at Atlanta Dragway to take the win in Round 2 of the AMA Dragbike Series.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson followed up his Supersport win from Valdosta, Ga. last month with another one in Commerce, Ga. during round two of the AMA Dragbike Series at Atlanta Dragway. In addition to his win, Gadson ran an unofficial record elapsed time (ET) of 9.001 in the class.
During the semi-finals, Gadson faced another ZX-14 that was also an Adams Performance machine. When the bikes crossed the quarter mile the times and speeds were identical down to the hundredth. Since Gadson’s reaction time was a .085 to his competitors’ .107, Gadson took the win and moved to the finals.
Gadson showed off his ZX-14 Pro Street machine for the first time in Commerce, but the team was still working out the newly built motorcycle. During their few passes over the weekend, the team saw improvement and will continue to step forward in a class that is new to them.
It has been a good start on the new ZX-14 Pro Street bike for Gadson and his crew members, who will continue to tweak the bike for better results heading into Memphis.
“We haven’t been able to test much so this weekend was a good learning experience for us,” said Gadson. “The Pro Street class is very competitive, but I feel with the right improvements we can begin to prove that we belong in this class.”