Put simply, Dave Schultz was the most successful motorcycle drag racer ever to strap on a helmet and leathers. No two-wheel racer has ever won more races, appeared in more final rounds, or claimed more championships than the Ft. Myers, Florida based veteran, whose resume includes 15 series championships and more than 140 individual victories in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), International Drag Bike Association (IDBA), and AMA Prostar competition throughout his career. Schultz has almost single-handedly defined the sport of Pro Stock Motorcycle racing since he made his professional racing debut in 1982.
His best season came in 1994 when he won 9 of 11 races on the NHRA tour, and compiled an unrivaled 40-2 win-loss record for the season. He also set the NHRA record for consecutive victories by a professional competitor, with eight-straight wins. A year earlier, he also enjoyed a six race win streak en route to another NHRA title, and was the first rider quicker than 7.60 seconds and faster than 180 mph with pass of 7.589 seconds, 181.85 mph at 1993 Pioneer Electronics Keystone Nationals. Schultz is the only rider to win the Pro Stock Motorcycle's Triple Crown by capturing championships in NHRA, Prostar and IDBA in 1991 and 1994. In 1996, he reached another career milestone when he won the FRAM Nationals for the seventh consecutive year. His amazingly consistent performances through the years have enabled him to compile 42 national events victories, ranking him near the top of all competitors, in all categories, in NHRA history.
Dave Schultz died off the track in February of 2001. This piece was produced after his death and is an opportunity for the collector to have something to commemorate Dave's stellar career.