NHDRO Spotlight : Scott Kauffman
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 NHDRO
Scott Kauffman, a dedicated dragbike industry competitor and supporter is from Lebanon, IN by way of Indianapolis, IN. Though, for many years he competitively raced bicycles, on the road, track (velodrome) and mountain bikes. Kauffman’s initial visit to the racetrack ignited a passion for racing that continues to grow. He began motorcycle racing on a KZ 900. After the small KZ, he graduated to the big motor KZ bar bike with a slider. From there he wanted to go fast without wheelie bars, be able to ride it back from the end of the track, and still be competitive in the bracket-racing scene.
He currently races a 2000 Hayabusa “Addiction”. Racing for 20 years has brought Kauffman great joy. A few of the contributing factors include: beating Venom, best looking drag racer, winning Pro ET at an NHDRO event, and being competitive on a no bar bike in Pro ET. Not only is he talented in building a grudge bike that was fast and unbeatable, that is until it blew up, he is a sponsor of NHDRO! He has not missed an NHDRO event, it is just that important to him to support the NHDRO series. He enjoys how the people feel like family, the competition, and events! Not to mention the second to none event nightlife.
NHDRO sponsor, Scott Kauffman of G&G Metal Spinners has been in the heavy gauge metal spinning business for over 55 years. Specializing in thicker material and short runs, G&G has made a name for itself in the metal spinning industry. G&G can spin diameters up to 12 ft., and thickness up to 2” in Aluminum and 3/4” in carbon and stainless steel. G&G will do one off pieces as well as large production runs of the same part. G&G does spinnings for aeronautical, space, nuclear, on/off road, nautical, research, and architectural to name a few.
What a great racer, supporter and sponsor, Scott Kauffman!
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