I started racing motocross when I was 14 years old. By the time I was 16 I was working in a small motorcycle shop as well as maintaining my own 1970 Yamaha 125mx with a factory GYT kit. Worked my way thru the novice class at 17 & advanced to expert class. Back then it was all natural terrain with a few bulldozer made jumps that are small compared to today’s tracks. A new Husqvarna 4 speed propelled me to expert 250cc class where after a year of extensive practice I placed very well. My interests came to include short track and dirt track. Mostly on dirt but a few concrete indoor races.
1973 saw me opening my first motorcycle shop full time. Duke's Cycle. Shortly after that I ventured into both the drag race & road race worlds. In drag racing I started with a RD 350 and graduated to a Kawasaki 900 Z1. Built it up to a turbo drag bike and then built a 1200cc ProStock engine as well. I really could not afford all the latest equipment so that left me to see very few races in the amateur classes. Road racing next became my most favorite motorcycle sport. I raced many amateur events in the southeast, including a few endurance races. Again no added sponsor support limited my race venue.
Then came the ATVs starting with the ATC250R 3 wheeler. I developed a bunch of different engine combinations that proved to be extremely fast. We dominated the local ATV classes and ran a few National's.
In 1982 I started making reed petals for myself and other local racers with a name change to D.C. Engineering.
This propelled me into the manufacturing of reed petals & different products as well as more involvement of sponsoring riders in both the ATV, and the road racing. More contracts and reed petal sales allowed me to expand my involvement in rider sponsorship & engine research. I began acquiring all the machinery needed to completely fabricate & modify everything from frames to engines. I purchased my first dyno in 1984 and it has been a long learning experience in both engine research including chamber design, carburation, port timings, ignition, and everything that is found on a Two Stroke.
We went to Daytona with a full stable of riders and never looked back.
After that came my expansion in the watercraft world. Starting with the Yamaha wave runner 500. From there we were involved with & supported many racers around the world. This is where I met my wife Lisa and she went on to become the 1992 Busch World Cup Novice Women Champion. After about 8 years the watercraft market started to slow down so I looked toward the Yamaha Banshee market. That exploded into a full blown racing research in two stroke drag racing engines. With all the newest technology and development of this market the engine displacement and horsepower went way out of the box. The largest twin cylinder motor that can be built to bold into an RZ frame is 1200 + cc. Not to mention the 3 & 4 cylinder versions.
This brings me back full circle to the passion that I have always had for the Two Stroke Race bikes and Radical street rides. The newest craze is to take some of the latest 600cc frames and convert them into a two stroke street bike using an RZ based engine.
Enter my extensive knowledge and experience with the RZ/Banshee based motors and performance related accessories.
We will be working on this website to give you all the up to date information about all of our upcoming products.
Tony Doukas Racing E-Mail: Sales@TDRRacing.com
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