More than two years after it was created, the Denso 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle Club has inducted its fourth member after Scotty Pollacheck eclipsed the double-century barrier during the opening round of the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle at Indy. Pollacheck took over the top spot in qualifying with a career-best 6.789 elapsed time on his Strutmasters.com EBR, and won his opening round race against Steve Johnson, but the real attention was focused on the bottom of the scoreboard where he registered a 200.29-mph top speed. Pollacheck joins Hector Arana Jr., Eddie Krawiec, and Matt Smith as the charter members of the prestigious club.
Krawiec reached 199-mph for the first time in 2011, but it took until March 16, 2018 for Arana Jr. to run the sport’s first official 200-mph speed during the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals. Krawiec followed a few months later with a 200.08-mph clocking in Somona and Smith rang up a 200.65-mph clocking in Pomona on November 9, 2018 to earn the third spot. There were no new 200-mph club members during the entire 2019 season although several riders came close.
Pollacheck currently holds town the top spot in the 16-bike field with two of three qualifying sessions in the books and he will race Jerry Savoie in the semifinals of the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle.