Pro Stock Motorcycle racer David Barron has become the owner of his own Pro Stock Motorcycle team in preparation for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. After returning to the class in 2020 after a four-year hiatus and riding rented bikes, Barron will concentrate on making his Red Barron Racing team lethal in 2021.
“I was given the opportunity to purchase my own equipment,” Barron said. “I have worked my entire life to accomplish this dream of owning my own team, and with perseverance and hard work, I’ve been able to do just that.”
Barron will seek 2021 tuning services for his 2021 Universal Medical Systems EBR from fellow Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor and owner Cory Reed, teammate Joey Gladstone, and veteran tuner Cecil Towner.
“Working with Cory, Joey, and Cecil just seemed to be the right fit,” said Barron, owner of Universal Medical Systems. “I have acquired Gen2 S&S engines, and I’m excited to see the possibilities of the newer engine setup and working with this group of guys.”
Barron’s ultimate goal is to have a two-bike team with his son, 17-year-old James Cole (J.C.) Barron, piloting the second motorcycle.
“We plan to get J.C. out to the track at some point this year. He has always shared the same passion of racing as I have and has been transitioning from a Jr. Dragster to a motorcycle for the last year. Cory will also help J.C. make this huge transition.”
Barron and his Red Barron Racing team plan to enter the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the 2021 NHRA Camping World season opener in Gainesville in March. Over the coming weeks, Barron will work closely with Reed to fine-tune their 2021 racing plans.