Safety Alert

Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Exchange Program

Aug 11, 2014

  • Exchange program on Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and
    120/70 R 17 motor cycle front wheel tires
  • Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to
    separation and possible pressure loss
  • Program covers approximately 170,000 tires sold
    worldwide between 2007 and 2014

Hanover, August 11, 2014.
Continental today announced a voluntary tire exchange program covering approximately 170,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires. Market feedback indicates that a very small number of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014.

The Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 tires are identified as follows:

Product lines:                          DOT serial numbers:

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiSportAttack 2






120/70R17 M/C 58H TL
ContiAttack SM






120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft






120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRoadAttack 2 GT W






Whereby the last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary exchange program. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected. Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014. Continental is in contact with its motorcycle tire customers from the respective sales channels to organize and implement the voluntary exchange program. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partner, are invited to visit Continental’s website .


Street Bike Shootout

 September 27 & 28

  The ECTA Street Bike Shootout event will be held in conjunction with the normal ECTA event.  2014 will be the 9th annual motorcycle event and Trophies will be awarded for the fastest speed turned in each for six classes:

650cc Class: no power adder
750cc Class: no power adder
1000cc Class: no power adder
1000cc Class: one power adder (nitrous or turbo)
Unlimited Class: no power adder
Unlimited: nitrous Class: no capacity limit
Unlimited: turbo Class: no capacity limit
Twin Cylinder Class: anything goes

Don Hass

Don Haas on his GSXR1000 Suzuki

One special note: We want to mention is that not only has Don Hass entered this event all eight times which is pretty special. He has also won his class EVERY YEAR!!! Will the streak continue??? Maybe it should be called the 'The Don Hass Street Bike Shootout'?


  • All bikes must have a 2014 tag in your state and it must be shown to ECTA officials. We will require you to present your registration paperwork and VIN.

  • The bike must have a working headlight and taillight.

  • The bike must be ridden by the registered owner.

  • Power adder classes may have only one “power adder” nitrous, turbo or supercharger installed.

  • All motor classes may not have any power adder installed.

  • All bikes must pass the ECTA safety requirements.

Fire System Safety Seminar

Fire System Safety Seminar

We are pleased to announce that another Safety Seminar will be offered during the July Meet. Guest speakers Jim Zwergel and Nicole Rebyanski from FIREFOX Industries will be offering an informative insight into fire suppression systems.

The Seminar will be held on Saturday night July 12th from 8 to 9 PM at the Conference Room off the main lobby at the Holiday Inn Express.

I am sorry to have to announce that the Fire Suppression Seminar set for Saturday Night will be re-scheduled for the September Event due to family commitment need.

2014 June Meet Results

The June meet results are posted. Great weather and a light turnout added up to many racers got in excess of 10 runs, some as many as 14 passes. All we can say is "You should of been there!!!"

This is a link to the records set at the meet. The records report is live, so you can click on the header to re-sort the list.

June Meet Records Report

June Run Log

Final Report by Classes

 If you have any records questions, corrections or comments, run log and race reports, then click on this link:

Please include your vehicle number, your run number and time.

ECTA 200 MPH Club Rings are now available!

We have a special announcement for the ECTA 200 MPH club members.


With everyone headed to the track this weekend there will be some big news ahead. I am breaking it here first but there will be order forms and flyers at the track as well. The company will need 18 orders to avoid the tooling costs so if you are interested please act now.

Click here for the official order form

Please note: The ECTA is not involved with the ordering of the rings as you will be going directly to the manufacturer. We would like to thank E. Don Smith for all his efforts putting this together.

10th Annual Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge Winners


The 10th Annual Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge may have started out slow but the last two hours on Sunday turned out to be one of the most action packed event we have ever experienced.

In the Super Street class, we had some strong contenders. Two very fast entries had big issues with Tim Slone pushing out a valve cover gasket when he hurt the motor causing a big fire and slowed to a 181.5963. Mike Reichen blew the motor for a 183.3741 pass. Rick Holback laid done a 202.1563 pass and got his 200MPH Club Hat. Brian Acton showed the way with a blistering pass of 217.9147 to take Super Street.

The Real Street Class really got interesting with less than two hours to go, the entries of Death Proof (Billy Amaral and Ian MacAuthur) and the Time Bomb (David & Michael Matyjasik) battled it out, each making 3 passes trying to win a jacket. Billy ran a 206.6116, then David clicked off a 206.327. Billy added more nitrous for a 207.0870 run. David came back at 5:59 for the last pass of the event for a 206.0440mph, just too short to cover Billy.

Congratulations to Billy Amaral and Brian Acton.