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Bagger Racing League: Round 1 Utah

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FUELING RACING At 2022 Bagger Races

The last time the FEULING Flying Pig saw its tires grace a track, it marked the first podium finish on record for the team in this high velocity class of Bagger GP racing.

With expectations high, the crew journeyed into Utah with a burning motivation to finish on top, and to best the field of bikes and riders alike who would undoubtedly leave it all on the track in hopes of standing atop the podium at the conclusion of the weekend.

The Flying Pig saw some huge performance gains heading into the race weekend with our 592 short travel camchest kit married to our refreshed Milwaukee Eight engine.

This is our, as we like to call it, “big nasty Put your big boy pants on and get serious” camshaft offered for all Milwaukee 8 engines. Our freshly tuned short stroke motor also armed with our FEULING Race Series lifters, oiling system, BA HighFlow air cleaner, and anti-reversion exhaust system, shined on the track.

With our 592 camchest kit installed we saw our peak performance numbers from the dyno translate directly to the race track, all with the exact same components you can install on your build directly out of our parts catalog or your local Drag Specialties dealer.

For a full build list on our official Bagger GP race bike CLICK HERE.

Through a full day’s worth of practice sessions leading up to qualifying, the bike only seemed to get better with pressure. There were a few minor adjustments needed, including a blown fuse that nearly ended the weekend early, but the bike came off the track from qualifying with Ben Bostrom sitting in pole position for the main event later that afternoon.

From the start we had our eyes set on the podium, and with each lap of the final race it became more and more apparent Ben and the Flying Pig were a force to be reckoned with. As the battle came to a close, Team FEULING saw yet another level conquered as we surpassed our previous best and took second overall.

With each appearance of the Flying Pig in the Bagger GP, the crew in the pits get hungrier for the tallest step of the podium to be occupied by the FEULING name, just as it has so many times throughout our history.

A new tradition begins , the passing of the FEULING pig. For now, our beloved mascot resides in the hands of the Trask Racing crew, but as the next round of bagger racing gets closer on the calendar, the unofficial bagger racing trophy will make its way home.

For more information on the FEULING racing program and some insight into what goes into building a Harley Davidson race machine head over to our Race Division on our website, and for a closer look at the FEULING team at the track head to our “Trackside with Feuling” playlist on our youtube!

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First Bagger Racing League Race Goes to Harley-Davidson by a Tiny Margin

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by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

On June 27, the inaugural Bagger Racing League (BRL) event took place at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville. Like in the other series, King of the Baggers, this one was a battle between Harley-Davidson and Indian machines and riders.

Unlike King of the Baggers, where riders go after each other in a single race, BRL comprises five classes: Hooligan GP, Big Twin GP, Stunt GP, Premier Class Bagger GP, and Pro Stock Bagger.

The eyes of the people on-site for the event were, of course, affixed on the last two classes, which allow entry of proper bagger motorcycles, equipped with a fairing and bags. It is here where the most fierce battles were fought and won.

The Premier Bagger class race, which was the main event, went to rider Michael Barnes with Hoban Brothers Racing/DTF Performance Harley-Davidson. He rode a race-prepped Road Glide to the win, ending the race just 0.356 seconds ahead of S&S/Indian Motorcycles’ Tyler O’Hara—both riders take part in King of the Baggers as well, but there Barnes seems not to manage things as well as he did this past weekend.

It’s worth mentioning Harley led the field for the entire 8-lap duration of the race, despite the fact the Indian trailed at times inches behind.

In the BRL race, O’Hara was the only one on the back of an Indian to compete the race, with all the other eight riders chasing the win on the backs of Harleys.

Below you can find the Premier Bagger class race results in the inaugural Bagger Racing League race in Utah.

1. Michael Barnes (Hoban Brothers Racing/DTF Performance Harley-Davidson)
2. Tyler O’Hara (S&S Indian)
3. Cory West (Saddlemen Racing/Slyfox Harley-Davidson)
4. Ben Bostrom (Feuling Parts Harley-Davidson)
5. Jake Johnson (Alloy Art Harley-Davidson)
6. Shane Narbonne (Trask Performance Harley-Davidson)
7. Patricia Fernandez (Saddlemen Racing Indian)
8. Anthony Sollima (Speed Merchant Harley-Davidson)
9. Zack Nation (Zack Nation Racing Harley-Davidson)

Pirelli takes Top Two Positions in Bagger Racing League at Utah Motorsports

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Michael Barnes (34) and Tyler O’Hara (29) gave Pirelli a 1-2 finish in the Bagger Racing League Bagger GP race at Utah Motorsports Campus.

Michael Barnes narrowly edged out Tyler O’Hara for the victory by 0.3 of a second.

ERDA, Utah (June 30, 2021) – Pirelli Tire North America showed its commitment to racing across all spectrums by dominating the competition in both the Bagger Racing League BAGGER GP Class and the PRO STOCK BAGGER Class at Utah Motorsports Complex on Sunday, June 27. Pirelli controlled the top two positions in BAGGER GP with Michael Barnes racing to victory aboard a Harley Davidson and Indian Motorcycle rider Tyler O’Hara finishing a close second.

Both Barnes and O’Hara relied on the performance of Pirelli’s DIABLO Superbike range. In PRO STOCK BAGGER, Benny Carlson rode his Sly Fox-backed Harley Davidson to the top step of the podium with Pirelli shod Oleg Pianykh taking second, also using the DIABLO Superbike Range of tires.

Michael Barnes and Tyler O’Hara led the way with a Pirelli one-two finish in the Bagger GP class.

“The weekend off started really good and I was able to get pole position,” said Barnes. “I was fast right out of the gate and the switch over to the DIABLO Superbike SCX rear helped us find even more speed on the racetrack. It got hotter heading into the main race, but it seemed to help the tire become even more consistent and proved to be no issue. Along with Oscar’s [Solis] help, we continued to make improvements all weekend long and did a lot of little fine-tuning with air pressure. It was an incredible weekend!”

Barnes, who was able to control the pace out front, used a 125/70-17 DIABLO Superbike SC1 front tire paired with a 200/65-17 DIABLO Superbike SCX rear. O’Hara opted for a 120/70-17 DIABLO Superbike SC2 front and a 190/60-17 DIABLO Superbike SCX rear to keep the pressure on Barnes for the majority of the race.

“That was the fastest I’ve ever gone on my Indian Challenger,” said O’Hara. “The new Pirelli DIABLO Superbike SCX is next level. My tires provided me with the most lean angle and edge grip I’ve ever had in bagger racing. Thank you, Pirelli, for the support!”

O’Hara managed to clock the fastest lap time of the race and of any rider throughout the weekend with a 1:38.550. Barnes recorded a best lap time of 1:38.635. The duo finished with more than 30-seconds to spare over their nearest competitor.

“What Pirelli riders were able to accomplish this weekend was nothing short of amazing,” said Oscar Solis, senior racing manager, Pirelli. “Bagger racing is something that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface with and it’s really satisfying to have this kind of success right away. Pirelli’s commitment and dedication to racing are second to none and I believe that this weekend just further showed when racers have a choice, they choose Pirelli. Congratulations to Michael [Barnes] and Tyler [O’Hara] on their great rides!”

Pirelli continues to set the bar in roadracing throughout North America, and when spec tire rules do not apply, has been the go-to tire choice for racers looking to reach the top step of the podium. Over the weekend, Pirelli took the lion’s share of podium spots, with a total of four riders on the Bagger Racing League’s first podium presentations.

RESULTS – Utah Motorsports Campus – Erda, Utah June 27, 2021

Bagger GP
Michael Barnes
Tyler O’Hara
Cory West
Ben Bostrom
Jake Johnson

Pro Stock Bagger
Benny Carlson
Oleg Pianykh
Logan Lackey

For more information about the complete line of Pirelli motorcycle tires, please visit Pirelli.com

FuelingParts.com Ready for Bagger Racing League race at Utah

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THIS WEEKEND! JUNE 25-27
DRAG SPECIALTIES BATTLE OF THE BAGGERS
UTAH MOTORSPORTS CAMPUS – SALT LAKE CITY

Click Here to WATCH LIVE ON FITE TV!

FEULING DOCUMENTARY TRAILER “ROAD TO THE CORKSCREW”
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Sneak peek at our documentary covering Team Feuling and our bagger racing experience with Ben Bostrom and our Harley Davidson RoadGlide🔥

We are stoked for the upcoming Drag Specialties/Bagger Racing League race at Utah motorsports campus. The entire Feuling team has been crushing the game and we are looking to put our 130”, 630Lb #theflyingpig2.0 up front🐽

A 2019 Harley Davidson Roadglide built entirely in house by the second to none Feuling Crew. The power plant is 130 cubic inch V-Twin engine, heavily modified 4-valve cylinder heads and intake manifold by Feuling. 13.5:1 compression, 4 1/2 inch stroke crankshaft, Feuling’s Race Series 592 Camchest Kit with high volume oiling system, Feuling High Load Beehive Valvesprings, billet Vented Dipstick and our new rockershafts, which have double the strength of the factory and our competitors shafts. To finalize the build, we have our new BA High Flow Air Cleaner.

The legendary Ben Bostrom (Professional Dad) will be piloting the flying pig again this year. Feuling plans to be on the podium at the Drag Specialties, Battle of the Baggers. June 24-27 at the Utah Motorsports Campus, and again in July at the famous Weathertech Raceway @ Laguna Seca to rip through the corkscrew.

Check out the Performance Parts at https://www.feulingparts.com/

BUILD LIST  Feuling Parts –

  • 592 Race Series Camchest Kit (Part #7264, Drag #0925-1268)
  • Highload Beehive Valvespring Kit (Part #1207, Drag #0926-3138)
  • 6.1 g/s Fuel Injectors (Part #9935, Drag #1022-0230)
  • O2 Sensors (Part #9906, Drag #1861-1106)
  • Vented Dipstick (Part #3088, Drag #0710-0260)
  • ‘BA’ Air Cleaner (coming soon)
  • Anti-Reversion Exhaust System: Custom FEULING Anti-Reversion
  • Thrashin Supply – Risers (Drag #0602-1044), handlebars, foot pegs (Drag #1620-1754), shifter tip (Drag #1603-0333)
  • Saddlemen – Custom Seat, carbon fiber body work, seat screw (Drag)
  • Legend Suspensions – Front (Drag #0414-0588) and rear suspension (Drag #1310-1888)
  • Barnett Clutches – Scorpion clutch (Drag #1130-0298), Custom Cables
  • Slyfox – Triple Trees (Drag #0408-0393), front fender (Drag #1401-0731), side covers (Drag #0520-3013)
  • Speed Merchant – Mid controls (Drag #1623-0539)
  • Alloy Art – Stabilizer (Drag #1111-0017), shift linkage (Drag #1601-0479), fork lowers (Drag #0403-0159), caliper mounts (Drag #1701-0689), swing arm (Drag #1301-0142)
  • RWD – Rear suspension (Drag #1310-1951)
  • Galfer – Race Rotors (Drag #1710-3754), Rear Wave Rotor (Drag #1710-3746), Brake Pads (Drag #1722-0798)
  • Dunlop – Front tire (Drag #0301-0756), Rear tire (Drag #0302-1250)
  • RK Excel – Drive Chain (Drag #1223-0104)
  • PBI – Drive sprockets (Drag #1212-0523)
  • Klock Werks – Windshield (Drag #2310-0671)
  • ODI – Grips (Drag #0630-0866), Throttle tube (Drag #0632-0851)
  • Rekluse – Clutch slave cylinder (Drag #1132-1394)
  • K&N – Air and Oil filter (Drag #KN-171B)
  • GP Suspension – Front suspension cartridge kit
  • Speed Kings – Front fork brace
  • Darkhorse – Compensator
  • Baker Drivetrain – Transmission main bearing
  • Horsepower Inc – Throttle body
  • Jims – Transmission side door
  • Bell Helmets – Helmet
  • SuperJusty – Helmet graphics
  • Alpinestars – Custom leathers
  • Airtrix – Helmet graphics
  • Rio Vista Chevrolet – Feuling Rig

Bagger Racing League Partners with FITE for exclusive Live Viewing

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Bagger Racing League Partners with FITE for exclusive Live Viewing of First-ever Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers.

Tune in to Bagger Racing League™ Utah, Sunday June 27th, and watch Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles Battle

Durango, CO (June 9, 2021) – Race fans and riders alike can tune in live to the first-ever Bagger Racing League, featuring five unique races, most of which are the first of their kind. BRL is proud to partner with the premier pay-per-view provider FITE to broadcast the first ever BRL Sunday, June 27th at 3:00 pm EDT.

For just $14.99, viewers can watch all the action live and be a witness to motorcycle history in the making. With five epic classes and over 50 riders from across the globe the Harley-Davidson and Indian fight for racing dominance will be seen at every level live on FITE. Order here.

“I am ready to see the score settled between Harley and Indian!” announced BRL founder, Rob Buydos.

Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers Bagger Racing League™ Round 1 takes place at Utah Motorsports Complex, June 25–27, in Salt Lake City. Tickets, hotel packages, camping and VIP experiences for Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers are available now at www.BaggerRacingLeague.com.

“FITE fans have really embraced the motorsports we’ve offered,” said FITE COO, Michael Weber. “Battle of the Baggers is another exciting inaugural event for us that we feel will appeal to existing and new fans with some of the top riders in the field competing.”

Each round will be a 3-day event, featuring the world’s largest V-Twin vendor village at a road racetrack, stunt shows, camping, the Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show and much more. Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers will broadcast live through FITE and will feature a live audience and announcing.

An action-packed highlight video of what to expect from Bagger Racing League can be viewed here: youtu.be/EsNBJW7dk8I.

Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers Bagger Racing League™ will feature 5 classes of racing, making this accessible to all riders that have put in track time, not just pro-racers:

Class 1 Hooligan GP presented by Icon: Includes American V-twin inspired platforms.

Class 2 Big Twin GP presented by NAMZ: Includes any American large-displacement big twin.

Class 3 Pro-Stock Bagger GP presented by Metzeler Tires: Includes Harley-Davidson or Indian with fairing and saddlebags to qualify

Class 4 Stunt GP presented by Lucas Oil: Invitational. Invited entrants compete in a judged stunt competition Friday night, then take their bike to the track for qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.

Class 5 BRL’s premier Bagger GP presented by Custom Dynamics: Harley-Davidson and Indian touring bikes duke it out in a fight for dominance.

In addition to the excitement around the Harley-Davidson – Indian Motorcycle rivalry, featuring Tyler O’Hara on an Indian and Ben Bostrom on a Harley-Davidson in the Premiere Bagger GP Class, Bagger Racing League history will be made with the first female racer in a Bagger GP, featuring Patricia Hernandez riding for Saddlemen racing.

“With all the experience that FITE has, they are the perfect partner for the Bagger Racing League,” said Bagger Racing League COO, John M. Oakes. “The excitement of the first race will be history in the making.”

Bagger Racing League has united Harley-Davidson aftermarket parts companies from across the world, including: 31 State, Beringer Brakes, Bridgestone Tires, Continental Tires, Custom Dynamics, CVRD Canopies, Drag Specialities, Dream Rides, Dunlop Tires, Eric Herrmann, Icon, Kicker, Klock Werks, Kraus Motor Company, LA Choppers, Legends Suspensions, LePera Seats, Lucas Oil, Lucky Speed Shop, Metzeler Tires, Moto United, NAMZ, Optimate, Rider Justice, SMT Wheels and Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

Companies, brands and shops building bikes competing in the premier Bagger Racing League Bagger Premier GP presented by Custom Dynamics include: Alloy Art, Barnett, Bassani, Feuling Parts, Performance Machine, Pistol Pete Custom Cycles, Saddlemen, Slyfox, S&S Cycles, The Speed Merchant and Trask Performance.

Harley-Davidson Dealerships from across the country are fielding teams including:

Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis

Durango Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson of Yuba City

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

Quaid Harley-Davidson

Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson

Timbertown Harley-Davidson

Zion Harley-Davidson

Registered teams include

Blakline Speed Shop

Collective PHX & Leading Edge V-Twin

Fab 28 Industries

Hofmann Designs

Kruesi Originals

Miller Built Performance Cycles

My Garage – Ventura

Ramjet Racing

RPM & Arlen Ness

Speed Kings Cycle

Team Dream Rides

The Chopper Place

The Warrior Built Foundation

TOL Designs

Tucker Speed

Drag Specialities Battle of the Baggers, Bagger Racing League™ Round 1 will take place June 25–27, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Utah Motorsports Complex. Get your tickets, hotel packages, camping and VIP experiences and more at www.BaggerRacingLeague.com.

Follow Bagger Racing League online:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BaggerRacingLeague

Instagram: @BaggerRacingLeague

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