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Moto Beach Classic 2022 Preview

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from https://hotbike.com

The inaugural Moto Beach Classic started out as a wild idea from Roland Sands and crew in 2017 and has developed into a Southern California motorcycle cultural explosion. From massive concerts to short track racing on the sand in Huntington Beach, the Moto Beach Classic has always delivered the unexpected in the heart of Southern California surf culture.​

This year’s event takes place on October 15, 2022 and brings a massive new partnership with Red Bull and their iconic Red Bull Straight Rhythm Race, for a one-day, jam-packed, moto-centric event with a projected attendance of 20,000 moto fans, at Huntington State Beach.​

The Moto Beach Classic will anchor the cultural side of the day with Super Hooligan National Championship racing and over 100 riders doing battle on a dirt short track built on the sand. Key attractions also include a custom bike show, vendors, art, food, and drinks, all moto centric and all Surfside.

This one-day event will include the best motocross riders on the planet, battling side by side for Straight Rhythm glory on a specially-built dirt motocross track featuring full-size supercross jumps and no turns, parallel to Pacific Coast Highway, alongside the hospitality and perks expected of Red Bull signature events.​

Roland Sands Design is still currently taking submissions to the Moto Classic Bike Show. Please email motorcycle description, images and builder info to info@rolandsands.com.

The vendor village at Moto Beach is a great way to see and experience products from some your favorite brands. Whether you’re into motorcycles, e-Bikes, hand crafted art, riding gear, sunglasses, leather goods or jewelry, there is something for everyone. Past vendors included Roland Sands Design, Deus ex Machina, Vans, Indian Motorcycle, Moto Doffo Winery, Stellar Moto, BMW Motorcycles, Dunlop Tires, GEICO, Saddleman Seats, Royal Enfield, KROQ, ASV, MoonEyes, Black Fly’s, Super73, STACYC, HD LiveWire, Russ Brown Attorneys, Vance & Hines, Hurley, Inked Iron, We Big, K&N Filters, Yamaha.

Architects of Inspiration Art Show
The Architects of Inspiration will be a centerpiece of the Moto Beach Classic event. A curated collection of unique installations inspired by moto and surf culture. Initially structured​ to solely be an art collective, the Architects of Inspiration has grown to be a larger platform that included more creatives, such as live muralist painters and local music gurus. This year, the Architects of Inspiration Art Show will take place on the sand between the Super Hooligan Dirt Track and the Moto Classic Custom Bike Show. ​

Super Hooligan Flat Track Racing
As with any RSD event, the main focus is on motorcycle racing. The Moto Beach Classic serves as the season finale for AMA Super Hooligan National Championship and also offers anyone a chance to race on the short track built on the sand. Past classes include Run What Ya Brung, Desert MX Open, Vintage Air Cooled, Mad Dog Mini and more, offering a ton of fun, regardless of which side of the handlebars you are on.​

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Klock Werks Flare Windshield after 200,000+ Miles

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by Rogue

“I recently bought a new 2022 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited. So far, I like the motorcycle, but… I rode so long using a Klock Flare Windshield on my previous motorcycle, I missed it.

I needed to quickly install one on my new Ultra.

I never thought about the height differences in the fairings with and without vents.”

Click Here to Read this Photo Feature and Ride Report.

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A Custom Indian Chief like no other

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Noise Cycles & Zach Hines take a cruiser model to racing design
by by Jeff Millard

Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival, Indian Motorcycle debuted a custom Indian Chief like never before utilizing the power of Indian’s Stock 111ci.

Have a glimpse of the photos of the completed build, along with a series of videos filmed and directed by Scott Toepfer.

CLICK Here to View this Incredible Piece of Machinery and its Customization.

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A visit to one of Japan’s motorcycle Shitno shrine

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You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to visit here, but it helps
from https://soranews24.com

There are tens of thousands of Shinto shrines all over Japan and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They also have a plethora of individual themes that visitors may want to visit for highly specific prayers such as scoring primo idol tickets or breaking up with a significant other.

For example, did you know that there are 17 motorcycles shrines that have been sanctioned by the Japan Motorcycle Association? Our reporter Mr. Sato sure didn’t and decided to check one out when he learned of them…which is strange because he’s never ridden a motorcycle in his life.

In fact, Mr. Sato is what’s known as a “paper driver” in Japan, which refers to a person who though licensed almost never gets behind a wheel. The irony in this is that even though paper drivers have almost no experience or confidence driving, they end up with pristine records and gold-class licenses identifying them as model drivers.

And so, Mr. Sato got his motor running aboard a train and then headed out on the highway via a bus and finally went looking for adventure in whatever came his way on foot.

And what came his way was the entrance to the Kashiwa no Mori Motorcycle Shrine, which was established on the property of BDS Co. Ltd., a company specializing in motorcycle auctions in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture.

Upon entering the shrine precincts Mr. Sato saw four torii gates lined up in a row, dividing the shrine into four separate mini shrines. This was an unusual configuration so our reporter felt like he was in store for some special mojo on this shrine visit.

Beyond the first torii was a shrine dedicated to Motomu, the mascot of BDS. It was fitting in the sense that this shrine was on company grounds, but our reporter wasn’t sure why anyone would want to pray to or for Motomu, except maybe to give the rabbit a boost in the Yuru-Kyara Grand Prix rankings.

Next up was the main event, the shrine of all motorcycles in Japan. This shrine could be prayed to for a number of reasons such as motorcycle dealers hoping for good business, those hoping to get a motorcycle license, or anyone simply wishing to not bust their head open while out riding.

However, since Mr. Sato never touches bikes, there wasn’t really anything for him to do, so he moved on to the next one.

Clearly Kashiwa no Mori Motorcycle Shrine was looking to cater to a variety of interests, because through the next torii was a hole-in-one-shrine. This is where golfers can go to pray for a hole in one, or as we’ve seen before, pray not to get a hole in one.

Mr. Sato doesn’t really golf much either, so once again he shuffled on to the next torii gate which stood in front of a shrine where you could pray for family. Mr. Sato finally found something he had a direct connection to and decided to pray at this monument.

Like with a lot of shrines, on the precincts is a booth where you can buy items such as omamori charms and ema boards. They too were based on themes such as Motomu, motorcycles, and golf.

Not wanting to go home empty-handed, Mr. Sato bought a motorcycle omamori, but since he doesn’t have anything to do with those things he doesn’t really need any luck with them.

Instead, he decided to give it to his colleague Go Hatori. That Yamaha Tricity actually belongs to Go and has been affectionately called the “Hatoricity.”

Well, anyway… That omamori should at least help prevent Go from getting hit by a motorcycle while he’s out walking around everywhere.

Shrine information
Website at https://www.bds.co.jp/company/shrine
Kashiwanomori Motorcycle Shrine / 柏の杜オートバイ神社
Address: Chiba-ken, Kashiwa-shi, Kaneyama 771
千葉県柏市金山771

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Nitro Top Fuel Harley Party Returns to Cecil County

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event: AHDRA Mid-Atlantic Nitro Showdown presented by Zipper’s Performance Products
when: October 7-9, 2022
where: Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, Maryland, USA

Anyone who attended last year’s AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series stop at Cecil County Dragway knows that this is one explosive motorsports event. Nothing beats the violent thrust of a big Top Fuel nitro V-Twin engine, and this is the time and place to see these incredible motorcycles, the burly men who ride them, and the biker lifestyle that surrounds them.

Last year’s winner Tracy Kile and his Bad Apple Racing teammates Dr. Jimmy “Mack” McMillan and Frank “Brother” Capone headline a field that includes 2020 AHDRA champ Rich Vreeland, NHRA record holder Bob Malloy, Billy “Jack” Jackson, country gentleman Ziggy Schwartz and more.

Veteran racer Larry “Grey Ghost” Stanley will be honored at this event for his dedication to Nitro Harley racing.

Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike champion Michael Balch will be taking on all comers in the high gear-only class, while the Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel carbureted class will see it’s usual slew of competitors. Milan winner Phil Lower, Rocky Jackson, Jim Martin, and Sam White are just some of the racers expected to attend, and Bad Apple’s Mary Dangrow will make her nitro debut.

Gasoline can be just as exciting as nitro, especially when burned in no-bar, street tire bikes. Charging Charley Douglass took the Milan Dragway GMS Racing Engines Xtreme Outlaw win in an all-turbo final, and expect that kind of action again at Cecil County. If we’re lucky, the seldom seen nitrous badass Mike Motto will make this one.

Super popular Baggers are expected in force, including Jason Broski and his all-motor Horsepower Inc. Pro Outlaw Bagger Milan winner, and Super Stock and V-Twin Powersports Hot Rod Baggers

Pro classes MTC Pro Comp Outlaw, Zippers Performance Pro Modified, and Pingel Modified will see V-Twins stretching their connecting rods to the max, including riders John Price, George Futch, Kimberly DeShields, Gary Douglass, Shayne Pendergrast and more.

Sportsman classes are the backbone of every drag racing organization, and AHDRA welcomes gobs of them. Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Super Gas 9.90, Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90, 11:50 index, Super Pro 10.30, and Eliminator will all throw down. Racers Brad Cronenberger, Chris Phipps, Cody Rozeski, John Terry, Clayton Danford, Heather Van Fleet and many more will be cutting lights and taking stripes.

Dreaming of drag racing your own American made V-Twin for the first time? Then Trophy class is for you! Put on your appropriate safety gear and get prepared to stage your beast!

And the coolest thing that has happened at AHDRA in 2022? That would be the return of Junior Dragbikes!

Download the “Cecil Dragway” App from either the Apple or Android App Store and follow each round live. Your friends and family can follow your progress through each round.

Test and Tune from 6:00-10:00 pm on Friday, gates open at 10:00am. Qualifying begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, raceday opening ceremonies at 11:00 am Sunday. Admission is $25 for a day, $45 for a 2 day pass, or $55 for all 3 days

Bill and Chrissy Rowe look forward to welcoming the AHDRA family to one of their most popular stops on the calendar—Cecil County Dragway. Do not miss this event!

The AHDRA website is at http://raceahdra.com/

For more information, email AHDRA’s Bill Rowe at bcrowe92891@gmail.com

AHDRA is owned by Pulse Marketing, the motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Rowe and his family.

AHDRA thanks Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson, Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson, Gainesville Harley-Davidson , MTC Engineering , Hawaya Racing, Pingel Enterprise, GMS Racing Engines, Zippers Performance, Horsepower Inc., Vanson Leathers , Universal Fleet & Tire, IHDRA, V-Twin Powersports, Daryl Coffin Motorsports, All-Harley World Shootout, Axtell Cylinders and Racers For Christ.

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Kawasaki Electric Motorcycle Debuts At Intermot

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Launch Expected In 2023
by Staya Singh from https://www.rushlane.com

Kawasaki is aiming for a smooth transition to EVs and doesn’t seem to be in a rush to make the switch

With its ICE-based motorcycles still going strong, Kawasaki has been rather slow in catching up with rivals in EV segment. The company has a long-term plan, wherein it aims to achieve a fully-electrified portfolio by 2035. It will include pure EVs as well as hybrid electric vehicles.

At INTERMOT 2022, Kawasaki has showcased a new EV prototype that appears to be of A1 specification (125 cc, 15 hp). It is the same model, as was showcased at Suzuka 8 Hours endurance racing event earlier this year in August. At the event, Kawasaki had also showcased a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). Kawasaki electric two-wheelers could be launched in select markets such as US and Europe in 2023.

Kawasaki new EV prototype
Design and styling of Kawasaki EV prototype unveiled at Intermot 2022 is borrowed from Kawasaki’s Z range motorcycles. The EV prototype has a sinewy profile with aggressive front fascia, sculpted fuel tank, sharp body panels, exposed frame and split-seat design. It will be getting an all-LED setup. Riding stance seems fairly committed with low-set flat handlebar and slightly rear set foot pegs.

In terms of hardware, the EV prototype has standard telescopic forks at front and swingarm rear suspension. Alloy wheels have a trendy design and are shod with track-focused performance tyres. The bike has disc brakes at both ends. Sound note of this bike is close to the typical hum of an electric motor, as was revealed at Suzuka 8 Hours racing event.

While the EV prototype has a captivating profile, key details such as range, battery capacity, charging time, etc. are not available at this point of time. Kawasaki has done well to keep things tightly under wraps. Only the VIN information was revealed earlier, which showed that the prototype will generate 15 PS of max power. That should be good enough for some thrilling rides in an urban environment.

It is not certain if Kawasaki EV prototype will have a fixed or removable battery pack. The batteries are placed in the bike’s underbelly, encased by the frame from all sides. The battery pack should be accessible via the faux fuel tank lid.

Focus on ICE models
While it has started working on its electric and hybrid portfolio, Kawasaki has always maintained that its primary focus will be on ICE-based two-wheelers in the near future. That seems like a logical thing to do, as the company has global operations with a comprehensive range of ICE-based two-wheelers.

The capital investments involved, production platforms, human resource skilling, supply chain networks, etc. cannot be altered at short notice. Kawasaki’s 2035 target to achieve full electrification seems just right for enabling a smooth transition. The company has to ensure that its pure EVs and HEVs continue to offer the same level of performance and reliability, as associated with its current breed of ICE two-wheelers.

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CPS automotive teacher wins $100K

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He’s shocked, supporters aren’t
by Samantha Dietel from ColumbiaMissourian.com

When Jared Monroe returned to his classroom after a meeting, he was met with thunderous applause and a $100,000 check. He had to stop and take it all in.

Monroe, an automotive instructor at Columbia Area Career Center, is one of five grand prize winners of the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Representatives from the foundation joined Monroe’s colleagues, friends, family and students in surprising him with the award Tuesday morning in the automotive shop where he teaches.

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is awarding $1.25 million in prizes to 20 skilled trades teachers nationwide, according to the foundation’s news release. The career center’s skilled trades program will receive $70,000 while Monroe will receive $30,000.

Marcus Hicks, an area manager at Ford who works as a facilitator between the career center and the motor company, worked to hold back tears during the presentation.

“Everything you see in this shop, from the computers to the toolboxes, he’s done this for you guys,” Hicks told Monroe’s students.

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Save a Live Course: essential life-saving training

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The Honored and Prepared Graduating Class.

Learn How it’s Done to Save Lives, including Yours…
by Rogue

BIKER LIVES MATTER held their first Accident Scene Management Course: The Bystander Assistant Program, “A Crash Course For The Motorcyclist,” at the American Legion Post 81 in Melbourne, Florida.

If you are interested in having one in your area, contact BikerLivesMatter.com and leave your contact information and a message.

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XDA Champions Win Battle with Mother Nature

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The 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals concluded the 2022 motorcycle drag racing season at Maryland International Raceway. XDA’s fifth season crowned thirteen champions as the MIROCK-IDBL-XDA legacy continues to evolve and grow.

This season featured the best showing of motorcycle drag racing action in fifteen different classes, with over $500,000 paid out in cash purse and $131,000 in contingency offerings.

Despite another season finale having rain forecasted for the weekend, the XDA staff did the job they are known for as they hustled to complete the race. “It’s never a great feeling when you see the chance of rain on top of your event, but it never deters the race because we have learned how to quickly adapt and push harder to get the job done,” said Jason Miller. “When you come to XDA we are always going to do what’s best for the racers and the event.”

XDA has released its 2023 motorcycle drag racing schedule featuring five events. XDA continues to adapt to the changing markets by reducing the season by one event and spreading them out, giving racers five weeks between events to recharge, rebuild, spend time with their families, and attend other events. Get these dates on your calendar now because 2023 will be bigger and better.

April 21-23 / Platinum General Services Spring Nationals / MIR

June 2-4 / MTC Summer Nationals / VMP

July 14-16 / WPGC Bike Fest / MIR

August 25-27 / FuelTech Bike Bash / VMP

Sept 29 – Oct 1 / DME Racing Fall Nationals / MIR

Orient Express Racing Pro Street

Winner – Rodney Williford

Runner-up – Greg Wallace

Champion – Rodney Williford

For the first time this season Rodney Williford was not the number one qualifier of the Orient Express Racing Pro Street class. Jason Dunigan came out of the shadows and blasted a 6.395 at 233.40 in the last round of qualifying, taking the number one qualifying spot. Jamie Lopes improved on his personal best in qualifying with a 6.491 and Ricky Wood with a 6.657. Kenny Brewer returned to racing action after taking a few races off to attend to family matters. Unfortunately, his return was dashed by mechanical failures that took him out of competition on Friday night.

In round one, Rudy Sanzottera, Jamie Lopes, Jason Dunigan, Greg Wallace, Rodney Williford, Darion Payne, Jordan Haase, and Curtis Brown all took wins. Since Williford already clinched the championship before the season finale, racers focused on making the top ten to qualify for the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco on November 2-6, 2022.

In round two Dunigan, Wallace, Williford, and Lopes all turned on win lights. Lopes ran a personal best of 6.455 at 228 mph, however, when Lopes rolled over the scales in tech, he was too light, and his run was DQ’d to reinstate Sanzottera back into the race.

In the semi-final, Wallace took out Dunigan while Williford took out Sanzottera. Wallace is no stranger to a final round, and he was looking for his first win of the season. Williford cut a .032 reaction time and blasted straight down the track; Wallace cut a slower .067 and was unable to catch Williford as they approached the finish line. Williford took his fifth win this season and the 2022 championship.

With the season complete, the top ten racers will look towards the November Pro Street Shootout sponsored by Platinum General Services where they will compete for $5,000 in cash purse at the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco on November 2-6, 2022. Racer qualified are: Rodney Williford, Jason Dunigan, Greg Wallace, Justin Shakir, Darion Payne, Gaige Herrera, James Waugh, Curtis Brown, Jordan Haase, and Ricky Wood.

DME Racing Real Street

Winner – David Stewart

Runner-up – Ralphie Navarro

Champion – David Stewart

The DME Racing Real Street class delivered the drama this past weekend as we watched all top three championship contenders struggle at some point. Rickey Gadson started out the weekend breaking the beams in qualifying because his motor was hurt, and he didn’t want to take the chance of not getting on the ladder if rain ended qualifying early. They worked all night and into Saturday to get ready for eliminations on Saturday night. Stewart also had mechanical struggles working through Friday night until the early hours of Saturday to get his bike ready for Saturday qualifying. Class champion Mark Hylton who sat third in points took the number one qualifying position with a 7.496 giving him the best footing going into eliminations.

Gadson, Stewart, and Hylton all took wins in round one and continued to battle in round two. Unfortunately for Gadson, he cut a -.005 red light against Drae Taylor, ending his season. Stewart took a win over Caleb Holt and Hylton took a win over Brittany Bohne. But at this point it was mathematically impossible for Hylton to take the championship and Stewart locked up the 2022 DME Racing Real Street championship before heading to the semi-final.

In the semi-final Hylton had mechanical troubles giving an easy win to Ralphie Navarro. On the other side of the ladder Stewart faced Drae Taylor who he was able to defeat with a 7.551 to a 7.641.

In the final Stewart would get the starting line advantage cutting a .091 light to Navarro’s .116, as they raced to the finish Stewart pulled ahead of Navarro to win the final event of the XDA season with a 7.607 to his 7.713.

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MaxxECU Pro Xtreme

Winner – Ronald Procopio

Runner-up – Tommy Saxton

Champion – Ronald Procopio

Ronald Procopio’s reign in MaxxECU Pro Xtreme continued at the season finale, but the competition didn’t make it easy. Tommy Saxon took the number one qualifying spot with a 3.905 for the only three-second run of qualifying. In round one of eliminations, the crowd witnessed three 3 second passes for wins to Saxon 3.915, Procopio 3.898, and Collins a 3.988. Procopio came into the event with only a three-point lead over John Collins. Collins and Procopio met in the semi-final where the winner of the round would be crowned the champion. Collins cut a -.008 red light against Procopio who ran a 3.886 to solidify his championship. Chris Cutsinger also red-lit in the semi-final to Tommy Saxton. And then Procopio was announced as the 2022 Champion before heading to the final. Procopio’s win makes four different champions in the last four years that Pro Xtreme has been contested at XDA.

Onto the final Procopio cut a .043 light on Saxon’s .054, but the starting line advantage would not come into play as Procopio’s rocket lit the board up with a 3.875 for a record run in the class! Procopio end the year with a record and championship to take into the off-season.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, Dunigan Racing, DME Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

HTP Performance Super Stock

Winner – Richard Gadson

Runner-up – Marquise Blake

Champion – Curtis McDougald

Curtis McDougald is your new 2022 HTP Performance Super Stock Championship. McDougald was leading the points coming into the event and officially clinched the championship when Darion Payne, who was right behind him in points, lost in round two. McDougald qualified number one with an 8.818 and looked to be on the path to another win, that was until he met Richard Gadson in round three. On a holeshot, Gadson took the win over McDougald, and then went on to win against Caleb Holt in the semi-final before going to the final. Gadson would meet Marquise Blake in the final, and it was both riders first final round appearance of the year in HTP Performance Super Stock. With close reaction times, both riders left side-by-side, but Gadson’s ZX-14 would pull away from Blake to take the stripe first and win with an 8.872 to Blake’s slower 9.027.

Boosted Bulls

Winner – Craig Elliot / Cotton Mouth

Runner-up – Geoff Godfrey / Minion

Champion – Frankie Stotz / Reddi-Wip

Malcolm Phillips came into the DME Racing Fall Nationals leading the Boosted Bulls class with a two point lead over Frankie Stotz. When Phillips failed to enter the class, he handed the championship to Reddi-Wip’s pilot.

In event eliminations Geoff Godfrey on ‘Minion’ drew a first-round bye that would put him in the final against Craig Elliot on ‘Cotton Mouth’. They both had a good start to the round, but there wasn’t enough minion power to keep up with Elliot as his win light lit up the boards.

APE Nitrous Bulls

Winner – Malcolm Phillips / Striptease

Runner-up – Lavar Delee / High Roller

Champion – Desmond Spalding

Desmond Spalding started the 2022 XDA season with a win in APE Nitrous Bulls and continued to win enough rounds to clinch the championship before the season finale. Spalding aboard ‘Show Nuff’ took a loss in round two to Lavar Delee on ‘High Roller’. Delee went on to win in the semi-final over Ken Grate on ‘In Too Deep’ to earn a spot in the finals against Malcolm Phillips.

Phillips aboard ‘Strip Tease’ knocked out Antonio Patton/FTW, Caleb Holt/Apocalypse, and Garnell Claudle/Mama Lia on his way to Saturday’s final round under the lights. Delee was blowing on the dice off the starting line, but his numbers would not hold as Phillips took it all off to turn that win light on for the win of the night.

3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls

Winner – Josh Eubanks / Belmont

Runner-up – Antonio Williams / Flawless Victory

Champion – Spencer Claycomb

Spencer Claycomb held a twenty-four-point lead over Antonio Williams coming into the final event for the 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls class. Williams aboard ‘Flawless Victory’ was on a mission to take the championship from Claycomb as he won every round on his way to the finals, including taking out Claycomb in the semi-finals. Josh Eubanks on ‘Belmont’ was doing his job on the other side of the ladder, taking wins over Howard Gerken/Son of Sam and John James/Dope Sick to meet Williams in the final.

If Williams could win the final round he would also win the championship. But we aren’t writing fairy tale endings, and ‘Belmont’ blasted down the eighth-mile taking the win and crushing Williams hopes for a championship. Claycomb on ‘Under the influence’ held the points lead by eleven points for his first 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls championship.

Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls

Winner – Malcolm Phillips / No Cap

Runner-up – Brysen Bender / Dime Piece

Champion – Malcolm Phillips / No Cap

Malcolm Phillips may have lost the championship in Boosted Bulls, but he took a win in APE Nitrous Bulls and then snatched the DMV Bulls championship for himself Saturday night. Going into the DME Racing Fall Nationals Aubrey Valentine led the points with John Carter and Malcom Phillips right behind him.

While Valentine was focused on staying in front of Carter, and Carter was focused on beating Valentine, Phillips Tip-Toe-Burglared his way to the championship. Valentine and Carter took losses in rounds one and two while Phillips on ‘No Cap’ kept winning to a fourth-round final. There Phillips faced Brycen Bender on ‘Dime Piece.’ Phillips was tucked and rolling and there was no way for Bender to overtake his performance as Phillips made a straight hard pull pass to the finish line for the event win and the championship.

Tommie’s Motorsports All Motor Bulls

Winner – David Fondon / Bad Bitch

Runner-up – Deshaun Jones / Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde

The Friday night Tommie’s Motorsports All Motor Bulls class was once again dominated by David Fondon on ‘Bad Bitch.’ Edward Thomas on ‘Da Setup’ won the first two events of the season, and Fondon has won the last four. Deshaun Jones on ‘Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde’ was Fondon’s latest victim as he easily turned the win light on for his fourth straight win this season.

Vance & Hines 4.60

Winner – Wes Hawkins

Runner-up – Ron Bonitatis

Champion – Ronald Procopio

Going into the final event of the 2022 season, Ronald Procopio clinched the Vance & Hines 4.60 championship and could not be dethroned. So, when Procopio lost in round four, while disappointing, he was still smiling as the class champion three years running. We have a feeling we will see bounties placed on him next season.

On Saturday, Steven Shriver Sr secured the number one qualifying spot with the only perfect 4.600 pass over forty-six other competitors. Shriver didn’t make it past round three when he broke out, taking a loss to Rick Bunting. Wes Hawkins and Ron Bonitatis were both on their ‘A-Games’ as they rolled into the beams for the season’s final round. Hawkins cut a .007 reaction time that would give him a big advantage over Bonitatis’s slower .074. As they both raced to the eighth-mile finish, Bonitatis would be run a quicker 4.627 over Hawkins 4.631, however, Hawkins better reaction allowed him to get to the finish first and turned on his win light.

1 Stop Speed 5.60

Winner – Mike Sweeney

Runner-up – Dustin Lee

Champion – Dustin Lee

In 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Nick Noble held on to the points lead all season and went into the final with a thirty-one points over Dustin Lee. In round one of eliminations, Noble opened the door for Lee to overtake the lead when he lost to Mike Schulz. Lee didn’t let the opportunity pass him by as he went on to win all his rounds to make it to the final. And with a final round appearance, he sealed the championship despite what the final round would produce.

With the championship secured, Lee had looked to end the weekend with a winner circle finish, but first, he would have to take down Mike Sweeney. Unfortunately for Lee, Sweeney wasn’t prepared to let him have his way. Lee did cut the better light with a .054 to Sweeney’s .067. But when it came to passing that eighth-mile flag, Sweeney would get there quicker running a 5.637 to Lee’s slower 5.638 and taking the event win.

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman

Winner – Kevin Adams

Runner-up – Boo Brown

Champion – Jimmie Miller

Jimmie Miller went into Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman with a nineteen point lead over Robin Procopio and George Shriver. Both Shriver and Procopio lost the first round making Miller’s only focus now on Dustin Lee, who was forty points behind him. Miller took a loss in round three, and lucky for him, so did Dustin Lee. With Lee losing the same round Miller’s championship status was announced over the PA for him to start celebrating.

Only thirty-two riders can qualify for the quickest bracket class in XDA. Ben Knight would take the top qualifying spot with a 7.532, while Delaware racer James Farmer would round out the field in the thirty-second position with an 8.167 ET. Farmer would take out Knight in round one when Knight went red on the tree. In round two Boo Brown would put Farmer on the trailer as he made his way to the final round to take on Kevin Adams. Brown would create his own demise as he went -.001 red to give Adams the event win at the starting line.

MPS Racing Pro ET

Winner – Louis Green

Runner-up – Derrick Milbourne

Champion – Dustin Lee

Going into the DME Racing Fall Nationals Dustin Lee had a forty-point lead in MPS Racing Pro ET, with Jimmie Miller hot on his trail. On Sunday Lee took a fourth-round loss, and luckily for Lee, Miller lost that same round and secured his position for another Pro ET championship.

Louis Green Jr and Derrick Milbourne made it past the fourth round and landed themselves in the eighth round final after defeating the other 118 competitors in the class. Green was running deadly close to his dial-in round after round, but he was going up against champion racer Derrick Milbourne and there could be no room for errors. Green dialed a 9.11, Milbourne a 8.82. Green with a slower dial-in left the tree first and cut a better light, .018 to Milbourne’s slower but still capable .032 reaction. When they got down to the finish line Milbourne gave up the stripe running an 8.875 while Green ran a closer 9.133 to take the win.

Brock’s Performance Street ET

Winner – Ashawn Hopkins

Runner-up – Donta Yates

Champion – Mark Blake

In Brock’s Performance Street ET, over 150 racers have entered the class this year making it another tough season. Mark Blake was winning many rounds this season, and with one event win he kept himself out in front of the competition to earn himself the 2022 Championship.

In weekend racing Ashawn Hopkins and Donta Yates didn’t let the weather affect their mindset as they stayed focused to turn on six-win lights before they met in the finals. Hopkins dialed a 9.41 and Yates a 9.14. They raced their Suzukis to the quarter-mile finish line with virtually identical reaction times. Hopkins turned on his win light with a closer 9.434 ET to Yates’s 9.178.

The 2023 will begin XDA season will begin on April 21-23 at MIR, mark your 2023 calendar now and don’t miss a weekend of racing with the quickest and fastest sanction in the country.

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