In 1998, the High-Carbon HyperHawk was the mainstay of  ACIDFastRacing with 750cc of Watanabe power on tap.

ACIDFast Racing garnered 17 points at the Phoenix International Raceway round of the AMA series.

At Laguna Seca, ACIDFast Racing had a setback, with rider Michael Dubé low-siding out of the race on the 2nd lap in turn 6. For Laguna Seca photos  click here .

After several days of hasty crash repairs, ACIDFast Racing set off for Willow Springs. Hopes were high for ACIDFast Racing's home track, but fuel delivery problems prevented full power down Willow's long back and front straights. The team had to settle for 12th place, but after Willow Dubé leads all Honda Hawk GT riders in ProThunder points. For Willow Springs photos  click here .

The season finale at Las Vegas October 2-4 was AFR's final event with the High-Carbon HyperHawk. Dubé and his crack pit crew were able to finish 12th on the technically demanding 2.5 mile LV Motor Speedway course.

1998 Motorcycle configuration: 1989 Honda Hawk GT

Engine: 650 and 750 cc configurations by Kiyo Watanabe Racing. Keihin FCR's, Megacycle, head work, close ratio transmission, remote oil cooler, crankcase modifications, cooling modifications, and Japanese secrets.

Suspension: 1989 Suzuki GSXR 750 front end, modified by PPS. Fox rear shock.

Tires: Michelin 12/60 front, 16/62 rear slicks. Wheels: 5.25" Marchesini rear, 3.5" Marvic front.

Bodywork: Watanabe CF tank, AirTech CF Hawk tail and GSXR front fender, Beasley RVF750 fiberglass upper.

To see a close-up detail of the bike from the left  click here
To see a close-up detail of the bike from the right  click here
To see the Hawk in the night  click here