GDB Rocks & Rolls With Career Weekend At PDRA Memphis

August 15, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

After taking a two-year break from the Professional Drag Racing Association (PDRA), Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) made the trip to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) to throw their hat in the PDRA ring. But before GDB could get teched in and get the bikes ready for qualifying session #1, they had to cut their own lock off one side of the rear lift gate of the trailer as the key broke off in the lock...Once the lock was off the trailer, it was time for business. 

The first GDB rider to take a shot at the smooth MIR surface was Brunson Grothus aboard the Indocil Art painted pro-extreme motorcycle (PXM). Brunson went right to the #1 spot with an arrow straight 4.103 at 173.56 mph. A couple pairs later, the second GDB bike with tuner & ......

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NHDRO Summer Celebration

August 8, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Big ET racing payouts & new pro-mod motor data acquisition attracted Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) to the No Hatin Drag Racing Organization's (NHDRO) Summer Celebration event at the famous Lucas Oil Raceway located just outside Indianapolis, IN. GDB owner, Ed Grothus, caught wind of the $5k to win Pro ET payout a few weeks prior to the event and immediately jumped at the chance to be an associate sponsor for the large sportsman payout. Ed himself knew what kind of excitement such an event draws as he won a $5k to win Pro ET event 20 plus years earlier at the 1995 Prostar World Finals in Gainsville, FL. In addition to the large Pro ET payout, it was time for Brody Grothus to start "cutting his teeth" on GDB's ZX14 streebike .........

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Manufacturers Cup Midway Point Race Recap

July 25, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The third stop in the 2016 season for the Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) team was at Memphis International Raceway for the third event & midway point of the all bike Manufacturers Cup Series. There was extra hype coming into this event as GDB rider Brunson and his wife Madeline just welcomed their newborn son, Graham Joseph Grothus, into the world one week prior (GDB Team Owner's Ed & Judy's first grandchild). To add to the excitement, GDB team member 'Showboat' Shane Eperjesi would be aboard a brand new 2016 GDB Suzuki pro-mod. Brunson arrived in the wee hours of the rainy Saturday morning as Ed, Brad Grothus & 'Showboat' himself were putting the finishing touches on the new pro-mod to get it race ready.

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2016 Manufacturers Cup Rockingham Race Recap

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

After leaving the 2016 Spring Manufacturers Cup with a pair of pro-modified semi-finals losses and respectively sitting 3rd & 4th place in points, the Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) team was hungry to get back to the track. GDB was also eager to get to the track to debut their new 13 inch rear wheel as well as for the much anticipated return of the 1988 Race Visions Kawasaki.The storied, national championship winning Kawasaki would not return to Top Gas or Pro ET competition, but to the Grothus Dragbikes sponsored Ultra 4.60 index class.

GDB rolled into the famed Rockingham Dragway early Friday afternoon and quickly setup on Manufacturers midway in preparation for a few test laps on the two pro-mods, both equipped with .........

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2016 Manufacturers Cup Rockingham Raceweek

June 6, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Ed Grothus here on an absolute perfect Monday morning on the week of the Manufacturers Cup 29th Annual D.M.E. Nationals in Rockingham, N.C. I figured I might as well start sharing with the GDB racing community some thoughts every week as we have a lot going on here in Iowa. Heck, I don't really have much to do this week anyway, haha.

Obviously, the Monday prior to a race weekend is very busy. We are working hard on the final assembly of the ole Race Visions Kawasaki which we stuffed a Vortex head-ed motor into this past winter, and we figured it was time to get it on the track as we have already missed one ManCup race with it. It is getting a new ignition system and wiring, complete new ............

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GDB Product Release: Beadlock Rear Wheels & Offset Sideplates

May 28, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) is proud to announce the launch of their beadlock rear wheel program, built completely in house. Ed Grothus, 5-time national champion and GDB CFO believes, "It's really no secret that these wheels and offset sideplates will help racers put more contact patch to the track for faster and more consistent elapsed times from racetrack to racetrack. They are yet another quality piece that I'm proud to have our name on and available to racers everywhere once we prove them here in a couple weeks."

"It's like they say, a plumber has leaky pipes at home, well, our pro-mod bikes didn't have the wider wheels that everyone else has been running, so it's about time we finally .........

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2016 Season Opener - Spring Manufacturers Cup

April 22, 2016 @ 3:30 PM

After an off-season that was anything but idle for Grothus Dragbikes (GDB) with major highlights of acquiring the storied business PMFR (along with its remaining inventory), building a new Ultra 4.60 chassis for Fast Time Motorsports, displaying their 2015 Indocil Art/GDB pro-mod in the Performance Racing Industry show as part of the Mazak Corp. booth & increasing the GDB inventory of front ends, billet throttle sets, button brackets, sprockets and designing of GDB front & rear wheels, the whole GDB crew was itching to get back to South Georgia Motorsports Park to do some good old fashioned two-wheel drag racing.

With most of the off-season being dedicated to the GDB business side of the house, GDB's racing side of the ............

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2015 Season Closer - Manufacturers Cup World Finals

December 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Coming off three final round appearances at the previous race (NHDRO World Finals) and taking a two-round points lead in pro-mod into the Manufacturers Cup world finals, Grothus Dragbikes was chomping at the bit to get to South Georgia Motorsports Park & get to work. But before they could do that, GDB had several stops to make on their way to SGMP and one VERY big stop, Indocil Art of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Indocil Art is the home of none other than the baddest helmet painter on the planet, Ryan Young & crew. The gang at Indocil Art is always pushing the limit when it comes to helmet paint as they had something even more wild up their sleeves for the 2015 GDB Indocil Art pro mod. An honorary piece to the Commander in Chief of ......

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Canadian Express Finds Success for Jean Gosselin

November 22, 2015 @ 8:45 PM

"A childhood dream has come true." Those were the first words uttered from Canadian businessman Jean Gosselin as he reflected upon his brand new Grothus Dragbikes pro-mod's performance at the 2015 Manufacturers Cup world finals. The automated cow milking manufacturer from Rimouski, Quebec had every right to be ecstatic about his new GDB pro-mod's performance (equipped with a GDB GS 1640) with elapsed times of 4.24, 4.23, 4.18, 4.17, 4.14, & then 4.12 at 174 mph in a close pro-mod semi-final loss to Chris Garner-Jones. 

The birth of Jean's 2015 GDB Suzuki GS pro-mod began with his mission of wanting to obtain a 6-second time slip at his home track in Quebec. After watching GDB first hand ......

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National Championship Déjà Vu for GDB Customer - Fast Time Motorsports

November 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Fast Time Motorsports is a team name that is becoming increasingly synonymous with pro-mod motorcycle drag racing and for good reason. The Nashville-based team is producing some pretty Fast Time(s) with their 2014 Grothus Dragbikes chassis pro-mod. The Fast Time Motorsports suzuki pro-mod recently set both ends of the Manufacturer's Cup pro-mod national record by elipsing the 1/8th mile in 4.046 seconds at nearly 179 mph (officially 178.97). 

But if you think that is all the Jeff Jones' owned Fast Time Motorsports team has done this year, you couldn't be more wrong. With the record setting performance of Richard Gadson at the Manufacturer's Cup World Finals last weekend, the Fast Time crew won its......

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