event: 17th Annual Fast by Gast Spring Nationals
when: April 25-27, 2014
where: Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD, USA
When champion Joey Gladstone pulled his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa out of the DME Racing trailer and popped off a 6.91 right away, it seemed a forgone conclusion that the first 6.80 Orient Express Pro Street pass would happen during the Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series’ Fast by Gast Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway.
Neither Gladstone nor anyone else was able to achieve the milestone that weekend, but Joey did take the win over teammate Terence Angela in an all-DME final.
It was a great weekend all-around for the team, with Ehren Litten running personal bests on both ends of the track, and Jason Dunigan making it to the semifinals. In fact, DME fell just short achieving the historical first of placing all four bikes in the semis. But for that, and the 6.80s, there is always the next race at the MIROCK Fast By Gast Summer Nationals, May 30-June 1 back at Maryland International Raceway in Budd’s Creek.
Follow riders Gladstone, Angela, Dunigan, and Litten though the weekend in this video, with interviews and insights from Gladstone, Angela, DME owner Dimey Eddinger and tuner Andy Sawyer:
Terence Angela, Joey Gladstone and the whole DME team thank DME Racing, Penske Shocks, Catalyst Racing Composites, NLR, Vanson Leathers, Lucas Oil , CP/Carillo , Web Cams, Worldwide Bearings, Cometic Gaskets , R&D Motorsports , VP Racing Fuel, Dunigan Racing, DCE, MTC, APE, Vance & Hines, and Blouch Performance Turbo.
Pro Street results from MIR click here