Motorcycle Racing Team Driver Profile
Date of Birth:
Career Wins: 5
April 21, 1964
Career Final Rounds: 10
Career Best E.T.:
GEICO Powersports Suzuki
Career Best Speed:
Karen Stoffer has enjoyed High Speeds, High Performance and big interest in motorsports most of her life. She has been involved in Motorcycle Drag Racing since 1990 when she was selected as Rookie of the Year at Los Angeles County Raceway.
The key to Karen's racing success is her burning desire to win and the setting of achievable goals. Karen has displayed definite ability to compete in motorcycle Drag Racing's highest and most elite class - National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) Pro-Stock Motorcycle. Karen is among the first women to be licensed in Pro-Stock Motorcycle Racing.
The evidence is her record of achievements, Class Champion 1991, 1992, 1994, and 1997 with an overall NHRA Division 7 Championship in 1993. She has held the AHDRA National Record and has competition experience in, NHRA, AMA Pro-Star, and NMRA with multiple wins in the very quick Pro-Modified class. Last year, Karen finished in the Top 10 for a fifth consecutive year and earned her first career No. 1 qualifier at her home track at Sonoma, CA..
Height/weight: 5´6´, 115 lbs.
Hobbies: Riding four-wheelers in the sand
- 2009: Improved Career Best ET to a 6.88 seconds in a quarter mile
- 2008: Earned second straight NHRA Playoff appearance; Finished in
the Top 10 for fifth consecutive year; Earned first career No. 1
qualifier at her home track (Sonoma)
2007: Earned appearance in inaugural Countdown to 4; Finished in
the POWERade top 10 for the fourth consecutive year; Won in two
final-round appearances; Posted a career-best time
- 2006: Earned one victory in two final-round appearances; Joined the
Mickey Thompson 6-Second Pro Bike Club with her performance in
Reading; Finished a career high sixth in points to put her in the
POWERade top 10 for the third consecutive year
- 2005: Earned one victory in three final-round appearances; Finished
in the POWERade top 10 for the second consecutive year
- 2004: Set career-best elapsed time and speed; collected first career
win (Houston); finished in the POWERade top 10 for the first time in
- 2003: Recorded career-best performance numbers; was the runner-up
at Columbus; earned a career-best finish in the point standings
- 2002: Scored runner-up finish to Angelle Savoie at Reading in the
first all-female final round in Pro Stock Bike history; Competed in her
first NHRA Professional event since 1996; Qualified for all four
events she entered
- 1996: Made her debut at Denver along with Angelle Savoie and
- 1993: Division 7 Sportsman Motorcycle Champion
- 1990: Began racing Sportsman Motorcycle
1999, Doug Johnson of Immokalee, Florida, along with his wife Debbie,
formed Jonco Motorsports, Inc. This venture was created for the
purpose of assembling a race team for the National Hot Rod Association's
(NHRA) Pro-stock Motorcycle Series.
The race team now features Karen Stoffer of Minden, Nevada, as the
rider of their Pro-Stock Motorcycle, in 2002. Jonco Motorsports
competes in the NHRA Drag Racing Series as the GEICO Motorcycle
Pro-Stock Motorcycle Racing Team.
Jonco Motorsports has deliberately assembled the ideal combination
for a winning team and a marketing property. This racing program
brings together championship engine builder Greg Cope, with his
track record in Pro-Stock Motorcycle and Karen Stoffer's proven
ability as a female rider, coupled with Doug Johnson's business
and organizational expertise.
The program is structured with the best components available in
order to win on the track while providing an attractive marketing
property. Everyone involved with this team is dedicated to the organization,
and possess the drive to achieve a common goal: Winning an NHRA
Pro-Stock Motorcycle Championship. "As our own critics, we
constantly strive for the highest level of human performance, which
is required to take this team to the top", says team owner