AFR wishes to honor the memory of its most beloved rider, M. Philip Dubé, MD, widely recognized as the finest infectious disease specialist to ever race motorcycles professionally.
We are all saddened by the loss of this fierce competitor,
whose grit, determination, and fervor set the pace for his rivals. A career
tragically cut short by unforseen circumstances. In 2002, Dr. Dubé
retired from motorcycle roadracing to pursue other athletic activities.
Highlights included the inaugural Washington
DC Marathon in March and the spring classic Indianapolis Mini-Marathon in May.
CLICK HERE for detalis on
the controversial 2003 People Mover incident.
ACIDFastRacing last contested the AMA's ProThunder class in 2001, running PT national #11. AFR went Italian to campaign a Jeff Nash-built Ducati 748.
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2001 started on a sour note for AFR. Dubé, ably backed by the crack Advanced Motorsports Crew at Daytona International Speedway for the opening round of the AMA series, qualified on the 5th row for the ProThunder event in his first-ever visit to the renowned venue. Unfortunately, a crash during qualifying sent Dubé to the hospital and put an end to the proceedings. CLICK HERE to read the full 2001 Daytona report by RACE REPORTER.
Racing and the 2001 Indianapolis Mini-Marathon CLICK HERE
ACIDFast Racing in June WERA regional action at Indiana's Putnam Park CLICK HERE
ACIDFast Racing in August ProThunder action at West Virginia's Summit Point Raceway CLICK HERE
Still coming in 2001: AMA ProThunder action at Willow Springs and Virginia International Raceway
Atlanta update click here
Road America update click here
Mid-Ohio update and photo click here
Willow Springs update and photos click here
To learn about ACIDFast Racing at the Chicago Marathon CLICK HERE!
Motor and setup by Jeff Nash of Advanced Motor Sports, includes extensive engine modifications, slipper clutch, close-ratio transmission, and full Ohlins suspension.
1999 Motorcycle configuration: 1998 Honda VTR1000 SuperHawk
850 and 1000 cc configurations by Kiyo Watanabe Racing. For ProThunder action, a special sleeved-down 90mm bore version of the VTR engine was developed by Kiyo specifically for this application. Using specially modified cylinder inserts and pistons, a final engine configuration of 839cc was achieved.
To learn about ACIDFast Racing's 1999 season click here
To learn about ACIDFast Racing's 1998 season click here
To learn about social skills click here
To see the special suit crafted especially for ACIDFast Racing click here
Special Teas will continue to supply the tea needs of AFR.