2018 Drag Racer Q&A with JT Norton
Racer: Spencer Claycomb
Years Racing: “I was born into racing but not motorcycles, we raced dirt super late models and then got into drag racing. When we moved south me and my dad ran a top sportsman 34 ford coupe and 4.70 promod index series. Then I bought my first bike and never rode anything else before and it was my black and red busa in 2012 and it has snowballed since then between racing my bikes and my small tire s10 “
Racing Motorcycle type: 2011 Suzuki Hayabusas
What State / Country are you from: Rockford TN
(Q) What got you into drag racing ?
(A) “There was no dirt track close HA. “
(Q) Favorite win?
(A) “My next one”
(Q) Toughest Race?
(A) Last year mid season I cut my hand really bad from my infamous Vance and Hines “ragged” pipe. I cut it so bad the EMT was freaking out telling me I had to go to the hospital but we wrapped it up in rags and put my gloves on. I wound up winning that day, but in the finals we had a minute in the burnout box so I took my glove off to check it. I had to ring the blood out of it cause it was so wet. That was a fun win because everyone wants to shake your hand and it was terrible, ha.
(Q) What series do you participate in?
(A) Man Cup and XDA
(Q) What classes do you compete in?
(A) Pro ET, Street ET, 5.60. Top Sportsman, 8.88 / Crazy 8, and Real Street
(Q) Most memorable experience drag racing?
(A) When we went our first 7 …all the work, testing, blood, sweat, and tears all paid off.
(Q) What advice would you give someone wanting to get into let’s say Real Street Drag racing?
(A) I did it the hard way. I wanted to turn every bolt and push every key on the keyboard so I could learn while I was racing….if i could do it over I wouldn’t change anything.
(Q) What is your day job occupation / industry?
(A) I own a small trucking company.