Karen Stoffer GEICO Powersports
News Bio Sponsors Schedule Media Merchandise

About Karen Stoffer
GEICO Motorcycle Racing Team Driver Profile



Karen Stoffer
Date of Birth:
Career Wins: 5
April 21, 1964
PSB: 5
Hometown:
Career Final Rounds: 10
Minden, Nevada
PSB: 10
Sponsor/Car:
Career Best E.T.:
GEICO Powersports Suzuki
6.880
Crew Chief:
Career Best Speed:
Gary Stoffer
194.30

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..

PERSONAL
Husband: Gary
Height/weight: 56, 115 lbs.
Hobbies: Riding four-wheelers in the sand

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 her career

  • 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 Stephanie Reaves

  • 1993: Division 7 Sportsman Motorcycle Champion

  • 1990: Began racing Sportsman Motorcycle

About Jonco Motorsports
In 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 Doug Johnson.

GEICO Powersports Team Members

Douglas Johnson
Douglas Johnson: Team owner, manager and computer specialist for Race Pac data acquisition and MSD ignition systems.
Debbie Johnson
Debbie Johnson: Media relations, team chef and off track purchasing.
Gary Stoffer
Gary Stoffer: Crew chief, tuner and Motec EFI computer specialist.
Greg Underdahl
Greg Underdahl: Assistant crew chief, truck driver, set up, and general maintenance.
(Photo Pending)
Mark Peiser: Fabricator, consultant and shop manager.