Eddie Kraft 1000 Superstock Champion in First Year Aboard 1000

Eddie Kraft 1000 Champion 2015Maumee, OH – Honda East Suzuki of Toledo’s rider Eddie Kraft won the WERA North Central 1000 Superstock Championship aboard the latest Yamaha R1 in his first year transitioning to a 1000cc machine.  Kraft finished the season with six wins and seventeen podiums, including both regional and national wins, increasing his championship total to 22 along the way.  

Honda East’s Sales Manager Gabe Miller stated, “The new Yamaha R1 has certainly proven to be a great machine.  We’re excited that Eddie gelled so well with the machine early on, as riding a big bike is no easy feat.  Eddie and the team continued to represent our dealership and all the OEM lines we carry extremely well, as we continually work to offer the best pricing on all our bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, generators and both OEM and aftermarket parts.”

“The goal for this season was to get comfortable on the new Yamaha R1 and put in some respectable lap times,” said Eddie.  I felt we did that for the most part and I certainly learned quite a bit this season.  We missed out on several races and points here and there, but our teething process on a brand new platform went better than anticipated.”

Kraft continued, “We’re not yet finished this season, but I’d like to sincerely thank Honda East and everyone who has been a part of our program this year.  In starting with an all-new machine, there were hurdles at every turn – from parts, setup and various quirks in between.  It’s been a great learning season and I’m looking forward to finishing out the season strong and going into next season with an improved package moving forward.”

About Honda East: As a family owned and operated Ohio motorcycle dealer, Honda East’s philosophy is to treat each customer like a family member, every visit. Our award-winning sales staff will strive to meet and exceed your expectations, whether you are purchasing a new vehicle, calling with a question, picking up a part, or just looking in our shop. Located in Northwest Ohio, Honda East is the #1 ranked dealership in both Ohio and Michigan; offering a full line of sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, ATVs, scooters, watercraft and snowmobiles not only by Honda, but Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Indian, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Can-Am, Kymco, Bombardier, Polaris and Artic Cat. Honda East prides themselves on the best out the door deal, period. No games, no hassles.

Witchkraft Racing would also like to thank Pirelli Tires, Yoshimura, GoPro, Dynojet, Motul, Millennium Technologies, Moto Liberty, RS Taichi, Arai Helmets, NGK, Worldwide Bearings, Chicken Hawk Racing, Ballistic Performance Components, Evol Technologies, Hoffer Performance and Motion Pro.  Also Performance Cycleworx, Pit Bull, Sharkskinz, Samco, Hammer Nutrition, PopShadow Decals, Spider Grips, Andrew Swenson Designs, Fast Frank Racing, Yamaha Motorsports USA and M.C. Designs.

For more information on Honda East, visit hondaeast.com. For information on the race team, please visit witchkraftracing.com.

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