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Cycle Source Invades Sturgis

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Sturgis Here We Come!

Holy hell do Cycle Source have a lot going on for the 82nd running of the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally… and even better, y’all are invited and it’s all Free!

­Dennis Kirk Garage Build Show
Saturday, August 6th – Iron Horse Saloon
­The ONLY show specifically for the home garage builder! Registration starts at 11am, awards in over a dozen classes are at 4pm. Come hang out with Chris, Heather, Dumptruck and Professional Monkey!

16th Annual Cycle Source Custom Ride In Bike Show
Sunday, August 7th – Iron Horse Saloon
For 16 years in a row Cycle Source has been celebrating the custom motorcycle scene in Sturgis with one killer show, and this year is no different! With awards in 33 classes there is a class for every seat. Best of Show wins a full feature in the Magazine and takes home a bitcoin rolling chassis from Paughco! No charge to show!

5th Annual Vintage Day
Monday, August 8th – Iron Horse Saloon
If you love Old Iron, then this is your jam for sure. Special parking for antique and vintage motorcycles PLUS free lunch and commemorative poster for the first 100 AMCA card holders! AND…it’s all FREE, FREE, FREE

The Original Performance Bike Show With Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted
Tuesday August 9th – Steel Pony Campground
Join Kurt & crew the Steel Pony Campground for the 6th Annual Original Performance Bike Show. Awards in 11 Classes plus Best of Show gets a full feature in Cycle Source Magazine. No Charge to Show!

Baker BurnOut Drags
Tuesday, August 9th – Iron Horse Saloon
Heads Up Bracket Racing Until There Is A Sturgis Champion! Bert “F#@king” Baker himself will be engineering this crazy train! Trophies & Cash Prizes. Sign-Ups Start at 7:00, Racing Starts at 8:00ish

16th Annual Run To The Line
Wednesday, August 1oth – Starts At The Iron Horse Saloon
Ride with Cycle Source and Friends Through the Black Hills. Nostalgic Bag Lunch provided at our pit stop. Photography by World Famous Motorcycle Photographer Michael Lichter. As always, this is a FREE event.

Black Hills Boogie Chopper Show And Disco Party
Thursday August 11th – Steel Pony Campground
Be a playa at our 70’s Black Hills Boogie Chopper Show & Disco Party. Cash prizes and trophies raddest bikes of the night and the best ’70s get-up. Party is poolside… Pimps Up Hoes Down baby! As always, there’s no cost to party with us.

Biker Olympics & Mini Bike Drags
Friday, August 12th – Iron Horse Saloon
Win a $200 cash prize in each of 5 games, with a championship leather belt for the overall winner! Slow Race, Keg Roll, Spoon Race, The Waitress, and Weenie Bite. PLUS – mini bike drag races between games.

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WPGC Bike Fest is Back and It’s Time to Party

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On July 22-24, the Biggest Motorcycle Drag Race of the year returns with the 22nd annual WPGC Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

Over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers will compete for over $80,000 in cash money at this event. But this event is more than just a drag race, the WPGC Bike Fest has something for everyone. Racing starts on Friday, then the volume cranks on Saturday and Sunday with an action-packed venue featuring something for everyone.

Live Bands
The WPGC stage will be jamming with DJ Flexx and DJ Akademics, plus a LIVE performance by one of the TOP bands in the DMV… New Impressionz!

Sound Competition and Custom Bike Show
Team Money Cycles will once again host their “Speed and Sound” Tour at this event on Sunday with a Sound Competition and Custom Bike Show. There will also be a “Baggers vs Slingshots” showdown on Saturday evening with Team SOS taking on SS Takeover and will bring in the crowd with the wildest custom bikes you have ever seen! Then on Sunday, the King of the Hill Bike Show and Sound Competition will take the main stage!

Beer Garden with Bikini Bartenders
The popular beer garden returns with plenty of ice-cold beer served by hot women in bikinis. No long walks to the concession stand; our Bikini Bartenders will be stationed close to the grandstands with your cold beers when you need them.

Bikini Contest
The Bikini Contest has been a part of the WPGC Bike Fest for over a decade and features the hottest girls of the DMV competing for bragging rights and cold hard cash! Hot Girls in Bikinis – Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!


VIP Bike Parking

Ride your bike to the event and get FREE parking PIT SIDE in the huge street bike corral!

Kids Playground
Maryland International Raceway allows children to get up close and check out the fastest motorcycles in the country, and the facility also has a fenced playground for the kids to run around and expel their energy during the event. Kids 11 and under get in free!

Orient Express Racing Pro Street
The Orient Express Pro Street class features 6-second, 220+mph bikes and XDA will have twenty on the property, including the two fastest racers in the World, Greg Wallace and Justin Shakir. Wallace holds the MPH record at 236.05, Shakir is right behind him at 234.29, and that’s on a street tire bike with no wheelie bars! You don’t want to miss this premier class as they light up the scoreboards.

DME Racing Real Street
The DME Racing 7-second, 190mph Real Street class is designed for street‐legal sportbikes with limited modifications and a hand clutch. Rickey Gadson took a win at the last race to boost his points standing into third place. But his road to a championship won’t be easy with class champions David Stewart and Mark Hylton standing in his way. The WPGC Bike Fest is the mid-season point, and these guys have a lot on the line.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme
Imagine the 4.60 Index class on steroids with no index, heads up, first to the finish line, and no breakout. This is where you get the quickest and fastest 1/8 mile category in the XDA. MaxxECU Pro Xtreme returns for this event featuring the World’s quickest turbocharged, nitrous injected or injected nitro drag bikes. These machines are making 3 second passes, and you won’t want to miss the power they can throw down in only 660 feet.

HTP Performance Super Stock
HTP Performance Super Stock will show out on 4‐stroke naturally aspirated production motorcycles. This class features strict modification rules, stock wheelbase, stock motor, MR12 spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc. Whoever has the best clutch hand will rule the weekend. Darion Payne leads the class but this weekend he can be easily knocked off his throne by Mike Davis or Curtis McDougald. Caleb Holt and Silas Wood are also in contention for a championship if Payne can be overthrown this weekend.



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Vance & Hines 4.60
Vance & Hines 4.60 class is the World’s quickest index class. The bikes in this 1/8th-mile sportsman index category make their four-second passes in a span of only 660 feet. With little margin for error, their reaction times at the starting line will make or break their run. Michael Stewart, Mac McAdams, Michael Ostrowski, and Kenny Cornell will be looking for round wins this weekend to climb the ladder to surpass points leader Ronald Procopio. The Vance & Hines 4.60 is an action-packed class to watch and bet on, both during qualifying and race day.

HTP Performance Grudge
The Saturday night HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge program features the fearsome Running of the Bulls. These top tier grudge classes include Boosted Bulls (Turbo Bikes), APE Nitrous Bulls (Nitrous Bikes), 3 Sixty 5 Transport Monster Bulls (Heavyweights), and Tommie’s Motorsports DMV and All Motor Bulls. Grudge racing provides a lot of fast-paced action and excitement you’ll want to bet on. So don’t miss Saturday night’s program, where the drama before the race is just as exciting as the performance on the track.

1 Stop Speed 5.60
1 Stop Speed 5.60 is another competitive index category combining street legal and bar bikes. This class also has an added challenge of nailing a .400 Pro tree, and only running to the eighth mile, leaving no room for mistakes. Young gun Rico Brown is leading this class over tough competition eager to take the throne. This will be a make-or-break weekend for Brown as Nick Noble, Dustin Lee, and Carson Fields have a target on his back.

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman
The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman class features the quickest bracket bikes in the country! The 32-bike qualified field runs on a .500 full tree and will see bikes running ET’s from the low 7’s to the low 8’s. Over a hundred motorcycles will attempt to make this field so the competition on Sunday is brutal! Rob Hunnicutt leads by a mere eleven points, making it likely a new leader will emerge at the WPGC Bike Fest.

MPS Racing Pro ET
The MPS Racing Pro ET class has over a hundred entries at every race. This is the toughest ET class when considering all the variables a racer must overcome to make it to the winner’s circle. Not only will you have to earn at least seven rounds, but you will face a different type of bike setup every round leaving you very little room for error. Dustin Lee is currently leading the points, and he would like to keep it that way, as he does not yet have an XDA MPS Racing Pro ET championship trophy on his shelf. Keep your eyes on his competition this weekend because they will be hungry to earn round wins over him.

Brock’s Performance Street ET
The Brock’s Performance Street ET class is a sportsman class for street legal motorcycles only, and is great for new riders looking to get into the sport. If you ride your bike to the race to watch, why not try your hand on the track for only $65? Beginner’s luck could pay you $1,500 in cold hard cash. Mark Blake is currently leading the class by ten points. Derrick Milbourne is ten points behind him, and a syndicate of other racers could overtake the points lead this weekend by turning on more green lights than Blake.

And the opportunities don’t stop there for sportsman racers with the Friday night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s race and the Saturday VooDoo Components Bracket Bash. So if you have a motorcycle, there will be plenty of on-track and off-track action this weekend to keep you entertained at this summer’s biggest motorcycle drag racing event in the nation!

So, look no further for next weekend’s plans. Come be a part of history at XDA’s 22nd annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 22-24, 2022, at Maryland International Raceway. BE THERE!

Visit www.xdaracing.com/bikefest for event information, class rules, schedule and more.


About XDA Racing

The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events. For more information on the XDA, please visit www.xdaracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing

Ultimate Sportster Tech of the Day

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It’s evil April 5th, 2022, on the Streets of Long Beach, Califa

by Bandit

A brother from Long Beach, California can’t leave his 1950 Chevy truck alone and somehow it involved a Sportster gas tank. On top of that he’s been helping other Sportster riders with their clutch lever pull problems.

Recently, Jeremiah challenged Zack to a race on Anaheim Boulevard near the Port of Los Angeles.

At 68 years of age Zack found himself flying at over 100 mph in his Mini-Cooper S, the last year with a factory Supercharger, on a boulevard packed with semis and potholes next to the richest harbor in the country.

He beat the younger man’s silver Dyna, and fortunately the cops in Long Beach can’t ticket him.

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Makin’ Progress Bikernet Weekly News for September 16th, 2021

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Hey,

This is a wild day fulla project progress.

I can’t believe everything that’s going on and how brothers and sisters are not giving up or staying home. There’s action everywhere no matter what.

Hell, most aftermarket companies like S&S and Paughco are having banner years.

–Bandit

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Mission Accomplished at XDA’s Bike Bash

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DESPITE A POOR WEATHER FORECAST, XDA racers delivered an unstoppable performance for the 3rd Annual Bike Bash at Virginia Motorsports Park.

With a tropical storm off the east coast, the daily weather forecast for the Bike Bash was on a magic carpet ride. However, XDA racers WANT TO RACE and showed up ready to rock the quarter-mile. The Millers modified the schedule, and the quarter-mile was humming all weekend. The event was forty-five minutes away from completion on Sunday when a large weather cell came through to end the party prematurely. Four classes will finish their final rounds at the Bike Brawl on September 10-12, 2021 at Virginia Motorsports Park.

With 561 entries, the Pro classes delivered with a very tight field of competitive racing, our sportsman racers kept the show rolling with the toughest bracket racing in the game; and the Team Money Cycles Sound Off and Custom Bike Show kept the dial turned up all weekend.

Orient Express Racing Pro Street
The Orient Express Racing Pro Street racers continued to improve their performance standings as Virginia delivered cooler temperatures for these 650+ horsepower machines.

Justin Shakir took the number one qualifying spot on Friday night with a 6.505 before Rodney Williford knocked Shakir down a rung on Saturday with a 6.464 pass.

During the Saturday qualifying session Darion Payne improved his personal best ET to a 6.652 and broke the 220mph barrier with a 221.42mph run. Curtis Brown also improved with a 7.011, and we expect to see his first six-second pass at the next race.

In round one of eliminations, James Waugh poked his head into the 220mph barrier running 220.33mph and improving his ET to a 6.601 while winning over Ryan Hable.

Rodney Williford had an earned bye, along with Jason Dunigan and Shakir’s broke bye runs, easily advanced to round two. Curtis Brown had starting line issues sending Jamie Lopes on to round two. Darion Payne, Greg Wallace, and Gaige Herrera also won their rounds to move on.

We saw three stout passes in the forties from round two, with Williford running 6.465 at 226.73mph, Dunigan a 6.499 at 230.45mph, and Shakir improving his personal best with a 6.476 at 228.54mph. Wallace also advanced with a 6.513 win over Lopes.

In the semi-final, Shakir would take out rival Dunigan with a 6.574 after a wheelie slowed Dunigan off the line. And Rodney Williford would reveal the quickest pass of the weekend with a 6.455 at 230.17mph to send teammate Wallace back to the pits.

This is Shakir’s first XDA final, but the rain couldn’t come soon enough as he needed the delay to change a motor for the final round. Shakir’s rain dance paid off and no doubt he will be ready to face off with an undefeated Williford during qualifying at the next event, September 10-12, back at Virginia Motorsports Park for the inaugural Bike Brawl.

DME Racing Real Street
The DME Racing Real Street class gives us a good show at every event, and with three different winners this season, you never know what you will get. Spencer Claycomb took the number one qualifying spot with 7.547 on his nitrous Hayabusa. Being on top would be short-lived when Claycomb lost in the semi-final against previous event winner Mark Hylton.

After coming off a strong performance, Ralphie Navarro struggled at this event. He lost in round one after leaving before the tree was activated, sending Trevor Schnitz to his first, second-round appearance in DME Racing Real Street. Schnitz will automatically make it to his first final in three weeks against Mark Hylton with an earned bye in the semi-final.

With David Stewart missing eliminations and Hylton going to the finals, he is now poised to take over the points lead with only two events left in the season. The drama will unfold September 10-12 at the inaugural Bike Brawl.

HTP Performance Super Stock
David Fondon continues to terrorize the HTP Performance Super Stock class as he takes another number one qualifying position with an 8.756. Super Stock was cut short, leaving David Fondon, Mike Davis, and Curtis McDougald to finish this battle at the next event. McDougald will get a bye to the final to face either Fondon or Davis. All three of these racers are running close performance numbers and will be ready to give us a show.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme
Winner – Chris Garner-Jones / Runner-up – John Collins

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme didn’t deliver any three-second passes this past weekend as the Collins-Jones battle raged on. For the third time this season, John Collins and Chris Garner-Jones would find themselves in the final against each other AGAIN. Both racers each had a win on each other going into the bike Bash.

Collins got the jump on Garner-Jones taking the number one qualifying position with a 4.025 to Garner-Jones’ 4.124. In round one, Bobby Lovingood was broke giving Collins an easy path to the final. Garner-Jones took out Travis Davis with a 4.069 to a 4.402 to meet Collins in the final round.

Collins would have the clear ET advantage; however, he threw it all away with a -.025 red light to give Chris Garner-Jones the win and a 2 to 1 win rate over him this season.

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

Vance & Hines 4.60
On Saturday, the Vance & Hines 4.60 index class was wild when points leader Ronald Procopio and Boo Brown did not make the thirty-two bike field. Tyler Cammock, Eran Pielert and Ron Bonitatis all ran a perfect 4.600 in qualifying. Still, it was Cammock who got the number one qualifying position based on his higher mph as the tiebreaker.

On Sunday Ronald Procopio was ready as an alternate when other qualified riders pulled out of the event due to broken parts. However, Procopio’s showing would be short-lived after going -.001 red against Ron Bonitatis in round one.

We will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out who is going to take the win in this class between Cameron Shelton, Jim Jordan, Michael Ostrowski, and Chester Lee. Don’t miss the action in a couple weeks at the inaugural Bike Brawl.

HTP Performance Grudge
After a hiatus, the Boosted Bulls turbo class returned this season to encourage new bike builds and the competitive spirit. It’s been quite the show this year with racers two-stepping competition. This past weekend the DME Racing team brought out a new Turbo GSX-R1000 bike along with Pro Street veteran Frankie Stotz on shakedown duty. While the plan was to work out the bugs of a new setup, the bike was flying. And in only six passes, DME Racing held the time ticket for the quickest pass on the property that weekend. And for those who got to lay their eyes on the time slip, well, they were all just speechless. DME Racing is back in grudge and ready for action.

APE Nitrous Bulls
Winner – Russell Dennison Jr / Jimmy Hendricks
Runner-up – Billy Vose / Power Slave

With Richard Gadson a no-show, Russell Dennison Jr took over the APE Nitrous Bulls points lead with zero obstacles. In round one, Dennison Jr had an earned bye for an immediate pass to the final round.

On the other side of the ladder, Ray Lee on ‘Lil Ugly’ struggled with monster wheelies and allowed Billy Vose on ‘Power Slave’ to rocket past him for the win. But tragedy would strike ‘Power Slave’ as his lane filled with smoke as he slowed through the finish line.

With Vose broke and unable to make the final round, ‘Jimmy Hendricks’ took a leisurely pass for a win, and the points lead.

3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls
Winner – Mike Burkhart / Attila
Runner-up – David Page / Pickin Pockets

In 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls Dave Martin took a first-round loss against Michael Thyen on ‘The Prisoner’ and lost his points lead.

Jason Herron on Spencer Claycomb’s ‘Tic Tok’ just came off two wins in a row when he took out Howard Gerken on ‘Son of Sam’ in round one. Herron recovered from a starting line wheelie a little too late in round two and Mike Burkhart on ‘Attila’ snuck in for the win.

Burkhart then went on to the final to meet the 2020 class champion, David Page, on ‘Pickin Pockets.’ The change fell out of Page’s pocket and he slid around the starting line while ‘Attila’ hooked up and left on a solid straight pass for his first 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls win! Someone get Page a Dunlop Dragmax.

Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls
Winner – Cody Lowe / Codeine
Runner-up – Desmond Spalding / Sho Nuff

In Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls the first round of competition was a slaughter with winners Desmond Spalding, Augustine Herrera, Jamell Scott, Melvin Reese, and Cody Lowe gapping their opponents easily at the finish line. The show stopper of the round was between Alex Kupetz on ‘Monkey Business’ and Deshawn Jones on ‘Dr. Jekyl.’ Kupetz got off the starting line first with a lead, but Jones quickly overtook him, and just as fast, Kupetz was coming back around him as they crossed the finish line for the win.

In round two, ‘Codeine’ ridden by Lowe would send Kupetz back to the zoo as he advanced to take out Scott on ‘Cotton Mouth’ in round three, to then meet Spalding on ‘Sho Nuff’ in the final. And Sho Nuff, Lowe took his second win of the season because you need more than what Spalding had to put down the ‘Codeine.’

1 Stop Speed 5.60
The 1 Stop Speed 5.60 index racers had a competitive battle before rain dashed their chance at crowning a champion. Dustin Davis took the number one spot with the only perfect 5.600 in qualifying. Five racers were still in competition when the rain came in. The $1,800 purse was split among points leader Dustin Lee, Freddy Frazier, Kenny Morgan, Barry Pryer Sr, and Turon Davis.

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman
Winner – Pablo Gonzalez / Runner-up – Ryan Schnitz

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Pablo Gonzalez used his free time to come to the XDA Bike Bash, and it paid off. After his Friday night Gamblers win, he took the number one qualifying position in Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman on Saturday with a 7.471.

Pablo won four rounds of competition, running consistently close to his dial round after round until he met previous NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Ryan Schnitz in the final. Schnitz, a veteran rider traversing all classes of motorcycle drag racing, was eager to get into the winner’s circle. But his eagerness yielded him a -.020 red light and awarded Gonzalez another win along with $2,000 to add to his weekend winnings.

MPS Racing Pro ET
Over a hundred racers entered the Sunday MPS Racing Pro ET class. Four rounds were completed before the rain came in on Sunday and forced the final ten racers to split the $10,800 purse. The class points leader, Jeffrey Santin took a second-round loss leaving room for his competitors to gain ground on him before the Bike Brawl in two weeks. With only two events left in the season, this will likely hurt him.

Brock’s Performance Street ET
Brock’s Performance Street ET was another class that was caught up in the Sunday night downpour with six racers still in competition. Ronnie Reece Jr, Barry Purnell, Rafaelle Proctor, Mark Blake, Nick Hamlett, and Derrick split the $3,400.00 purse.

VooDoo Components Bracket Bash
Winner – Bill Foskey
Runner-up – Derek Crawford

On Saturday, one hundred racers entered the VooDoo Components Bracket Bash for a chance at the $4,500 class payout. With XDA serving up the toughest competition in the country, the reaction times were so tight that we saw forty-five red lights in the eight rounds of competition.

Bill Foskey of Delaware avoided the dreaded red light despite coming close three times with multiple .002, .002, and .003 reaction times on his way to the finals against Derek Crawford.

Crawford and Foskey lined up with close dial-ins of 9.41 and 9.45 for the final. This pairing looked well matched for an exciting run until the bulbs dropped, and Crawford turned on the red light sending Foskey directly to the Winner’s Circle to collect the $3,000 winner payout.

Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s Race
Winner – Pablo Gonzalez
Runner-up – Michael Rankin

The Friday night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s race delivered fierce competition as the sportsman heavy hitters put up a C-note for a chance at a $2,400 purse. Floridian entry Pablo Gonzalez started the weekend with a Friday night win when he took out XDA regular Michael Rankin with a killer .014 reaction time and running 9.482 on his 9.47 dial for a clean package and cash to start the weekend on high.

The XDA season continues at Virginia Motorsports for the inaugural Bike Brawl on September 10-12, 2021. With only two events left in the 2021 motorcycle drag racing season, mark your calendars so you don’t miss a moment of incredible performance numbers created by our XDA racers. Come see the show for yourself!

Go to www.xdaracing.com/results for more information.

About XDA Racing
The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events. For more information on the XDA, please visit www.xdaracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing

MotorcycleMania motorcycle drag race at Eddyville Raceway Park

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MotorcycleMania Breaking Out in Eddyville.
MotorcycleMania motorcycle drag pre-race news release
event: MotorcycleMania sponsored by Trick-Tools
when: August 13-15, 2021
where: Eddyville Raceway Park, Eddyville, Iowa, USA

Eddyville Raceway Park will experience a severe outbreak of MotorcycleMania when the Trick-Tools sponsored event spreads through the Eddyville pits on August 13-15. Two full days of intense motorcycle drag racing is the prognosis, and the only known cure is to attend as either a racer or fan.

What makes this event extra manic is that all classes will qualify and eliminate on each day—that’s two full races in one weekend! “Makes it worth the drive for people,” said Trick-Tools’ boss Bruce Van Sant. “It’s something we racers don’t get to do very often, but it’s pretty common at Eddyville.”

A major highlight is Iowa’s first staging of the hottest motorcycle drag racing class in the country—Grothus Dragbikes Pro Ultra 4.60. The best 4.60 racers in the nation will be hustling nitrous-huffing or turbocharged two wheel beasts to the eighth mile stripe in the world’s quickest motorcycle index class. $2000 to win, $800 runner-up, $200 semis, $200 entry, all run, laddered by qualifying—EACH DAY!

Schnitz Racing Top Gas 5.10 index, BB Racing Super Comp 5.60 index, Certified Auto Sales Super Gas 6.00 index, The Cycle Shop Outlaw No Bar will all pay $1000 to win, $400 runner-up, $100 semis for $100 entry. All run fields, laddered by qualifying—EACH DAY!

The Cycle Shop Outlaw No Bar is heads-up, no wheelie bar, anything goes.

Rally at the Valley Hi-Roller Box/No-Box Bracket class will pay $2000 to win, $800 runner-up, $200 semis. $100 entry with $40 buybacks after first round. Box/No-Box paired separately until one class runs down to one.

Low Roller No-Box bracket class (AKA Street ET) pays back 80% of entry fees ($50 entry with $20 buy backs). No wheelie bars and no delay boxes

C&S Speed Shop V-Twin Ultra Bagger pays $1200 to win.

Cornbelt Dragbike Association V-Twin Pro Bagger pays $1000 to win.

Cornbelt Dragbike Association V-Twin Street Bagger pays $750 to win.

And again…it can’t be emphasized enough…all of these classes qualify and race each day!

Eddyville owner Gerald Kramer is not just fond of two complete days of racing on one weekend, he’s also partial to two wheeled racing. “Gerald is an ex-motorcycle guy and loves motorcycle racing,” noted Van Sant. “He went down to Valdosta with us last fall when we won the 4.60 race down there, and he was so excited about 4.60 racing. He said ‘We’ve got to have a 4.60 race at Eddyville!’

“So here we are, and it looks like we’re gonna have a pretty good turnout. I’m excited to see the guys coming up from the South to the Midwest and it should be a fun time.”

Hell yes it will! Expect to see drag racing studs Chase Van Sant, Chad Otts, Matt Smith, Broderick “Hollywood” Jackson, Mantez Thompson, Jeff “Fast Times” Jones, Chase Morris, Brunson Grothus, Dan McCarten, Turtle Cole, Brevin Bond, Kenny Schwartz, Greg Mallett, Don Chavous, Tom Ewig, Bobby Brown, Patrick Kerr, Louis Brown, Curtis Winston, Terence Washington, Joe and Tom Klemme, Mika and Courtney Wheeler, and many more.

The track is definitely fast. A recent Nitro Chaos event saw Scotty Palmer run a 3.21 at 265 mph on the eighth mile track in his Top Fuel dragster.

So trailer-up and make the easy drive to Iowa for two full days of MotorcycleMania!

Contact Kelly Hefner (kbhefner@gmail.com) for V-twin class details or Eddyville track manager Gerald Kramer (eddyvilleraceway@hotmail.com)

Friday test n tune 6:30-9:30, gates open at 5:00pm.

Saturday gates open at 10:00am, qualifying/time trials at 1:00pm.

Sunday gates open at 8:00am, qualifying/time trials at 9:00am.

Eddyville Raceway Park is thrilled to host the biggest motorcycle-only drag race in this part of the country in a long time, and you gotta be there!

MotorcycleMania thanks Trick-Tools, Grothus Dragbikes, Schnitz Racing, BB Racing, Certified Auto Sales, The Cycle Shop, C&S Speed Shop, Cornbelt Dragbike Association, and Eddyville Raceway Park.

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Record Attendance at the WPGC Bike Fest for XDA

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The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series.

This past weekend Maryland International Raceway hosted a record sized crowd at the 21st annual WPGC Bike Fest with over 9,000 fans in attendance! The XDA continues to deliver the largest motorcycle drag racing event in the industry. The event also featured Live music, a Freestyle Motocross show, sound competition, custom bike show, a huge vendor midway, and a hot bikini contest.

The action on the track yielded a stout 810 entries for an exciting weekend of competition. The record spectator turnout enjoyed the variety of activities going down in the pits and the non-stop on-track action. With something for everyone, it’s no surprise this event grows every year.

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NHDRO Race – Lee and Adams Take $67,000 Shootout

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RACE REPORT – NHDRO $67K Big Bracket Shootout Season Opener presented by Liguori Drag Racing
by Tim Hailey

event: NHDRO $67K Big Bracket Shootout Season Opener presented by Liguori Drag Racing
when: May 13-16, 2021
where: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio, USA

NHDRO’s Brian and Niki Welch have really perfected their Big Money bracket shootout formula with last weekend’s $67,000 Big Bracket Shootout presented by Liguori Drag Racing at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. A no-box ladder and delay box ladder (64 bikes each) raced for $33,000 a piece before facing off against each other for a $1,000 bonus. How fair is that for spreading the wealth?

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Vreeland Reflects on AHDRA Top Fuel Championship

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“When I got my first AHDRA license in 1992, I never dreamed I would be Top Fuel champion 28 years later!” said Pennsylvania Harley-Davidson dealer and Top Fuel Motorcycle pilot, Rich Vreeland.

At that time, Vreeland and his brother Ray were fresh from opening Vreeland’s H-D in 1990 as The Motor Company’s youngest dealers ever. Rich was a sportsman gasoline racer and didn’t necessarily have the brutal Top Fuel bikes in his plans, let alone dreams of a championship. And if he was dreaming of a nitro TF championship, then 28 years later?

To be fair, there was no AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series for a good chunk of that time, and Vreeland was busy winning two AMRA Nitro Funnybike championships in the meantime.

But when Bill Rowe plugged the starter cart back into AHDRA for the 2020 season, Vreeland was quick to jump on board as both racer and sponsor.

He bookended this first new-AHDRA season, winning the Cordova opener and then again at the finals in Gainesville.

While Rich has always had his brother Ray’s help when it comes to running the Bloomsburg dealership, 2020 was first season with Ray as full-time crew chief on the race team.

And clearly, the results were there. Vreeland’s steady A-B performances qualified no worse than third and made it to the semis at every race he attended. He won two races and was undefeated in final round appearances.

“I’m honored to be the inaugural Top Fuel champion under the new AHDRA ownership of Bill Rowe,” said Vreeland. “I am humbled to have my name added to the list of AHDRA Top Fuel champions like Ray Price, Jim McClure, Jay Turner, and Tommy Grimes.”

Vreeland was runner-up for the 2010 and 2012 V-Rod championships in the “old” AHDRA, and was the 2011 Pro Rookie of the year while competing in Pro Fuel/Pro Dragster.

“It’s been a long haul since that 1992 license for sure, and I’m not sure that younger, slimmer Rich ever seriously dreamed of being Top Fuel champion. But it’s a great feeling, a great accomplishment for my team, and a great responsibility heading into the new year.”

It’s not just motorcycles that gets Rich’s heart racing. He also serves as chaplain at all-Harley drag races all over the country, and is an accomplished Christian motivational speaker.

In addition to AHDRA, Rich and his team also run the high-exposure, nationally televised, internationally followed, NHRA Camping World series. So if big exposure, a piece of the action, and an extraordinarily positive and successful representative are important to your brand, then Rich and his Top Fuel Harley are the vehicle you’ve been looking for.

“I just what to thank my girlfriend and my team for giving me a consistent bike all year, I also want to thank all my sponsors—especially Advanced Sleeve https://advancedsleeve.com/ and Worldwide Bearings http://www.worldwidebearings.com/ . But also Christ in Action http://www.christinaction.com/content/Home.aspx , CP-Carrillo https://www.cp-carrillo.com/ , Sam the Spark Plug Man, Just Batteries, and Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson https://vreelandsharley.com/ .”

See the 2021 AHDRA schedule posted and updated at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AHDRA

See the 2021 NHRA Camping World schedule at https://www.nhra.com/schedule/2021

This report was prepared by Tim Hailey. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about motorcycle drag racing and more at https://www.eatmyink.com

Harley-Davidson Sun Rod

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

For many bikes lovers out there, the Harley-Davidson VRSC is the most extreme motorcycle to have come out of Milwaukee. More or less short for V-Twin Racing Street Custom, the nameplate entered the Harley portfolio back in 2001 as the first bike using a modern-day DOHC engine with liquid cooling – the Revolution powerplant.

Born as a weapon to fight off other muscle motorcycles, especially Japanese ones, the V-Rod as it came to be known was made until 2017 in a number of variants, including a non-street legal one called the Destroyer and meant for the drag strip.

Of the ones that were allowed on public roads, the Night Rod, available for just two years between 2006 and 2008, is one particularly appealing canvas for a certain German custom shop we like to feature: Thunderbike.

About a month ago we showed you the Thunderbolt, a Night Rod-based build meant to advertise a certain Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system. Given how V-Rods, especially of this variety, are rare, we thought we’d bring another one to your attention.

This one is called Sun Rod, as if denying the nature the original creators bestowed upon it. Described by Thunderbike as “optically perfect on the ground,” it too uses a Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust, but several other pieces of hardware too, making it significantly different, at least visually, from the Thunderbolt.

Overall, not many parts went into changing the natural face of the bike, but the ones that did are very effective. We’re talking about an air ride suspension that can lower the height of the two-wheeler, a new forward control kit, a new, 18-inch rear wheel, and other minor tweaks like front turn signals, grips, and a custom tank cover.

The special changes made to the VRSC (mind you- that’s a guesstimate based on the info provided by Thunderbike) amount to around 3,600 euros, which is around $4,400 at today’s exchange rates.