Woodcraft Technologies – Title Sponsor of the 2016 Season
Woodcraft is a leading manufacturer of parts and accessories for sport bikes, offering billet parts, tire warmers, riding gear and other specialty products for electric and gas powered racebikes. For a more information on Woodcraft, visit their website at woodcraft-cfm.com.
Arthur Kowitz Realty of Daytona Beach was excited to help the eMotoRacing℠ series usher in a new era in motorsports, and ultimately mainstream transportation. AKR was home of Florida’s first solar powered office building. This 26kW rooftop photovoltaic array has encouraged many others to take the responsible leap into the future of sustainable energy. Another 10kW set of solar panels powers our race shop and charges Arthur’s electric motorcycles. AKR has been a catalyst for green initiatives within the government, at both local and state levels. We are embracing environmental initiatives at work and at play. Although the mantle of Arthur Kowitz Realty has been passed on, our founder continues to support and sponsor the eMotoRacing series:
About Arthur Kowitz
Arthur built his first motorcycle in 1963 out of a gasoline powered laundry machine and a bicycle.
His primary transportation has been a motorcycle ever since, enjoying the efficiency and thrills of motorcycling.
In 1973 he won his first organized road race on a 175cc Ossa, then won the 250cc class at Road Atlanta on another Ossa single, against a full field of Yamaha and Suzuki twins.
Arthur helped pioneer the original Superbike era in 1975. He built his own engines, chassis, and rode his Kawasaki Superbike in several years of club racing, AMA professional racing, and WERA championships.
Noteworthy events are the first ever 1976 AMA Superbike race at Daytona (9th place), a victory in the 1975 AMA pro race at Pocono, WERA overall victories at Charlotte Motor Speedway, an international FIM license, and a well earned top ten finish in the 1982 Daytona Superbike Race that included 6 eventual World Champions.
From that first race in 1973 to 1982 Arthur entered 6 races at Road Atlanta, winning 5 of them.
After the 1982 season he retired from road racing to raise a family and build a business, but kept street riding daily.
In the mid 1990s, Arthur and his middle son Abe built a solar powered model car, which inspired the design and construction of two road worthy zero-emissions electric street cars.
By 2006 several long time friends encouraged Arthur to resurrect his old Z-1 Superbike and compete in vintage racing. By 2008, he had won many more races, the 2008 AHRMA Heavyweight Superbike National Championship, and the 2010 Daytona AHRMA Superbike event.
Arthur had been on the Brammo waiting list for a new Empulse streetbike since its announcement, and took delivery in early 2013. Soon after he rode the Brammo at a trackday, which inspired the acquisition of a Brammo Empulse TTX production racer for FIM eWorld Cup competition.