Circuit Rookie Rider Targets PBSS Series

Curtis Beck to debut new Pro Bike entry in PBSS drag racing Series.  New Suzuki will start series at Cayuga Dragway in May…

He may be a rookie in the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products, and he may be starting out the season with a brand new machine, but Pro Bike rider Curtis Beck (Milton ON) is far from a rookie when it comes to two-wheel drag racing. 

A former class champion at the Grand Bend Motorplex and an accomplished rider on the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) circuit, Beck has put together a new bike for competing in this year’s PBSS events.
“I’ve always drag raced, and I’ve always drag raced bikes,” he said. “This new bike is a new build which I put together myself and I haven’t been on it yet.”
Beck’s entry will be a Suzuki GS1150 which was previously owned by NHRA Pro Stock bike racer Ron Ayers, and has been fitted with new Hayabusa bodywork. A 1500-cc Suzuki engine fueled by 44-mm Lectrons powers the bike, which Beck said should garner 265 horsepower and run down the strip in the high seven-second range.
He also noted in his 20-year racing career that he has never gone much faster that the mid eight-seconds.
He will sit on a Kosman Pro Stock chassis with the Suzuki, which also features an automatic transmission which allows full-throttle shifts in the lower gears.
Along with riding for CB Racing, Beck will act as crew chief for the team. His first PBSS appearance will take place at the season opener, the Victoria Day Weekend Challenge May 18-20 at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.
And Beck said he will be ready for opening day.
“This series I think will be perfect for me,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it. I can’t wait.”
The Pro Bike & Sled Series, will race six times in 2012. The series also competes with its two companion series, the Pro Modified Racing Association, and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, offering a solid and full package of drag racing action.