The Retro Mod category, sponsored by Motorcyclist, recognized Webster’s 1973 Yamaha TX 650 with a 650cc engine and a chopped and lightened Street Tracker chassis. The bike features head porting, stainless valves, R&D springs, a Boyer Brandson ignition, a Mega Cycle 20.0 cam, competition clutch, Akront wheels, Barnes quick change rear hub and KYB Piggyback shocks. Webster came to Daytona after taking first place at the Dallas IMS show. He wins a $2,000 cash prize and an invitation to the world championships in Sturgis.
In the Performance Custom category, sponsored by Super Streetbike, the A1 street racer named “Janet” gave Beland top honors along with a $2,000 cash prize and an invitation to compete in Sturgis. The bike features a 140ci Turbo Nitrous engine and Pro Street chassis. Modifications include a hand-built, mono-shock, Hayabusa stretched swing arm, hand-laid fiberglass, a hand-built tank and a custom front end. Beland also came to Daytona after winning honors in Charlotte, according to show management.
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Posted by Mary Slepicka