Stoffer Aims to Close Season With a Win - 11/9/2009
By: Jack Korpela,

GEICO Powersports Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Karen Stoffer can't think of a better way to end the NHRA season than with a win at this weekend's AAA Auto Club Finals from Pomona, Calif.

"Were looking for a win," Stoffer said. "There's no question about it. A victory would be the best way to go into the off season."

Stoffer is coming off of a successful outing at the Las Vegas Nationals, where she qualified fifth and scored a first round victory over veteran Steve Johnson.

"We had a great motorcycle in Vegas," Stoffer said. "The team's hard work really paid off. We hope to be fast in Pomona as well."

Stoffer enters this race ranked No. 7 in the Full Throttle Series with 2,213 points. She trails No. 6 Douglas Horne by 49 points, and No. 5 Michael Phillips by 75 points. Stoffer's highest year-end ranking came in 2006 when she finished sixth.

"We should be in good shape for Pomona," team owner Doug Johnson said. "We really want to end the season on a high note."

Opening qualifying in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class gets underway on Friday, November 13th, at 1:30 PM

Stoffer went on to extend special thanks to all of her sponsors and supporters.

Geico Powersports 1-800-442-9253, Speed Dawg, Bates Leathers, Suzuki Extended Protection, Kymco, NGK, Airtech, Wrath Motorsports and TKO Graphics.