IDBL at Budds Creek, Maryland

Ostrowski and Lee Double Up

Mike Ostrowski’s 5.60 bike.
Two of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike Leaguemost active sportsman racers were the big news of the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26 at Maryland International Raceway.

Long Island’s Mike Ostrowski and Dustin “Bring Biscuits” Lee both doubled up with wins on the weekend and scored special $500 bonuses offered by IDBL to loyal racers that braved a bad weather forecast to attend last month’s All-Star Shootout. In fact, seven out of raceday’s eight winners collected loyalty bonuses for an additional $3,500 payout by IDBL.

Ostrowski’s 4.60 suzuki.

Ostrowski, the 2014 FBR Shop 5.60 champ, has successfully made the leap to the quicker, beastlier Vance & Hines 4.60 bikes. He qualified number 1 in April for the world’s quickest motorcycle index class, and this weekend took the win over 2014 4.60 champ Eran Pielert in the final. Ostrowski’s .023 reaction time vs. Pielert’s .040 was the main difference, with both bikes running 4.62s.

Believe it or not, runner-upping may be a good omen for Pielert, who won his championship without winning a race.

Defending 4.60 champion Tyler Cammock’s day was done early despite qualifying number 1 on Saturday, losing with an .084 light against George Whitaker in round 1.

Ostrowski hasn’t left 5.60 behind, scoring his other win on his smaller dragbike in the one-second-slower eighth mile index class. Dragbikes and their riders are expected to cut a better light than streetbikers, but that wasn’t the case in the 5.60 final. Brick City streetbike legend Ashon “Capo” Dickerson slipped a nasty .008 in against Ostrowski’s .025, but didn’t run the number and Long Island Mike scored his second win (and $500 bonus) of the day.