Mechanic: Scott Adkins
Rookie Pro Jeremy Martin has made some waves in 2013 on his Star Racing Yamaha, especially with his starts, which have put him at the front of the pack in several of this year’s Monster Energy AMA east Region 250 Series races. Martin’s bike is prepped by Star Racing mechanic Scott Adkins, who says that Martin is relatively easy to work with.
According to Adkins, Enzo Racing does the work on the KYB forks, which are the pneumatic spring model. “So far, the air forks have worked really well for us and Jeremy is really happy with them,” says Adkins. “The guys on the team are really happy with the suspension and how it performs.”
“As far as Jeremy is concerned, he likes sort of an average setting, it’s the basic setting from Enzo,” adds Adkins.
The triple clamps are made by Applied, and are not stock offset, although Adkins elected not to reveal the dimensions.
As far as aftermarket items, the exhaust is FMF and the wheels are Excel, however, Star Racing prefers to run the stock hubs. “The stock hubs are really good,” says Adkins. “We have them turned down and put a nice coating on them.”
As far as the engine goes, Adkins says that Martin uses a Vortex ignition, Cosworth piston and a GYTR clutch assembly with stock Yamaha plates.
“Jeremy is really happy with how the engine performs,” says Adkins. “It’s got a little more low to mid-end power, and not as much over-rev. He’s not a real high revver, so in that aspect, he’s always right in the meat of the power. We have a great package with the combination of the FMF pipe and the Cosworth parts.”
When asked what Martin is the most picky about, Adkins says it’s the front brake. “He likes a real firm front brake, and the 2013 Yamaha system is really good, the key is to make sure all the air is bled out. If there is any air in the system at all it will become spongey and he’ll start yelling at me.”
Other items include Light Speed skid plate and guards, and Factory Effex graphics. Star Racing also runs Dunlop tires.