Pro Stock Inc : 13X National Champion added to 2017 Team
The 2016 race season was an outstanding rookie season for Pro Street racer Chris Connelly Jr. of Pro Stock Inc. / Team DME. This new rider took things seriously and the quick study progressed nicely throughout the year.
Team owner Chris Connelly made sure his protégé was well equipped with two nearly identical DME turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa’s. But having the most advanced bikes wasn’t enough, which is why Dimey Eddinger & Andy Sawyer formed an alliance with Pro Stock Inc. as well. Having the 2015 Dragbike.com “Tuner of the Year” in Andy Sawyer combined with Dimey Eddinger’s calm cool demeanor was sure to put this new team on the fast track. So, setup with arguably some of the best bikes and surrounded by some of the best teachers it’s no surprise as to the amazing progress this rookie made.
At the season-opening Man Cup race in Georgia, Connelly was able to lay down a best of 7.40 during competition, but quickly progressed to a 7.19 in post-event testing. A time that just 5-6 years ago would have netted you in the top half of every Pro Street field. By the middle of the summer Jr. had knocked his personal best down to a 7.08 at over 200mph and was quickly getting a handle on his 700hp monster. Undoubtedly, his finest achievement of 2016 was joining the elusive 6-second club at the ripe age of 18 with a pass of 6.984 during the NHDRO World Finals at historic Indianapolis Raceway Park. “I have to thank my father first and foremost for setting me up for success with my Pro Street debut. But, I can’t overlook everyone from Team DME and Dunigan Racing either. Without the guidance that my teammates provided and the knowledge that Dimey & Andy provided on the bike setup, I certainly wouldn’t have gone as fast as I did this year,” said rider Chris Connelly Jr.
With such amazing results for the young rookie rider, the Pro Stock Inc./DME Team is looking to have even more success in 2017. Which is why they are excited to announce that 13x national motorcycle champion Jeremy Teasley will join them for the entire 2017 season. Teasley will be riding the second bike of Pro Stock Inc. and will be able to provide the team with yet another batch of data which has become extremely critical in this popular class. But, the new addition isn’t just to obtain extra data for all involved. The goal for both Pro Stock Inc. & DME is and always will be to win races and championships. “We’re very excited to have Jeremy join us for the 2017 season. We expect him to make an immediate impact and we’ll be supporting his bike the same as every other bike. It certainly won’t hurt to get more data for the team and I’m sure he’ll be able to help Jr. progress even more with helpful advice, just as Jason, Terence, and Joey did this season,” said Chris Connelly.
For the 2017 season, you can expect to see the Pro Stock Inc. racing duo of Chris Connelly Jr. & Jeremy Teasley at all three major race series; NHDRO, IDBL, & Man Cup. While DME Racing is still finalizing their schedule for 2017, you can expect them to be pitted together at all events they both attend. For those select events that DME Racing is unable to attend, they will provide critical tuning support via phone & internet for Pro Stock Inc. The 2017 season will certainly be an exciting journey for everyone involved, especially Jeremy Teasley & Chris Connelly Jr.