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Great AHDRA Weekend at 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

In the minds or racers and spectators alike, Maryland’s Cecil County Dragway is establishing itself as THE premier stop on the AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing circuit. Its smooth and expertly glued and rotated track holds Top Fuel torque and power. Its rural setting on curvy rolling roads is a perfect ride for motorcyclists from the Northeast urban centers. Add in three days of beautiful weather and you have a perfect event.

Top Fuel
Last year’s Cecil County Top Fuel winner Tracy Kile faced his Bad Apple Racing teammate “Jimmy Mac” McMillan in this year’s final, Number one qualifier Kile was slow off the starting line with a .192 to McMillan’s sharp .028 but was catching up quickly before the bike threw a rod right through a piston at about 1000 feet. His 6.488 at only 176 mph shows how much momentum he lost versus McMillan’s winning 6.485 at 219.

“What an incredible weekend,” said McMillin. “Started at the bottom of the list with everything upside down to taking the win. We got to have an all-Bad Apple final, back-to-back wins, and maintained our points lead. Finally got to meet face to face with all of our Bad Apple friends and family that we spend so much time with on social. It was a perfect storm and we were lucky enough to ride it.”

Interesting that Floridian McMilllan should use the “Perfect Storm” analogy so shortly after Hurricane Ian swept through his state. “After a week of clearing fallen trees and resurrecting fencing from hurricane Ian, we were flat out exhausted and decided to skip Fridays test session—a decision that would bite us during qualifying.

“Saturday during warm-up, we see the rear tire is spinning hard—a sign that there’s too much clutch. No problem, couple of turns should fix it—or so we thought.

“Q1 has me looking over at none other than Jason Pridemore. His one of a kind roots supercharged, homemade masterpiece is as awesome to look at as it is to watch run. He also has a little longer routine during the moments before we stage—normally not a problem, but upon start-up, that clutch issue we had was still there. That means, the moment my bike fires, and I pull the brake to stop that tire, it’s getting hot, which can have a range of different unwanted results—everything from simply being pushed through the light to something serious like torching a head. So staging was going to get things hot, and the slightly longer routine just added to it. On the hit, bike was moving towards the wall, and I clicked it off. We found nothing obvious, just a spacer that was not perfectly flat. The clutch cannon was tight so we figured it was a stack issue.

“Q2 and we’re looking over at Jason again. No problem, we’ve got this clutch thing figured out, right? It was a perfect stack, flat spacer, cannon was holding proper during warm up—yeah, no. Fired up and the tire was running again. Here we go again. At the hit, on the bar, nice and straight—drops a hole about half track.

“When I killed the engine the bike stopped—like the bike stopped itself. The clutch was so hot it ground the bike to a stop. It also turned my belt into a melted mess. Yeah, the clutch cooked the primary belt to the basket. Everything had to come off and the basket had to have the melted belt cleaned out of the teeth. Every. Single. Tooth.


“We get the bike serviced and back together only to find a missing head bolt and another head bolt so stretched it could be turned with a finger. So that stopped our Q3 attempt and we were sitting in the last spot, but we’re in the show. The high we were all riding from our win in Sturgis was suddenly gone as we found ourselves on the completely opposite side of everything. It was perfect weather conditions. There was a slight tail wind all day. It was one of the best prepped track surfaces I’ve ever been on. It was a sleepless night.

“Sunday, raceday. Started over. Went over the entire clutch system nice and slow and found the cannon had a small leak and was out of brake fluid. Simple fix. We put a Hail Mary tune in it and headed to the lanes.

“E1 and we’re looking over at number 2 qualifier Billy Jackson, the guy that ran a 6.36 at 223 out of the trailer in Friday testing. Up to this point, my quickest and fastest has been 6.71 at 211, so we knew we had to lean on it if we were to have a chance. An .098 light got us up front early and stayed there long enough to get the win with a 6.46 at 217—my new personal best and enough to take us to the next round.

“E2 and Jason Pridemore and I get after it. Hit the throttle and make a move towards the wall but got it corrected, resulting in an .033 light and a 6.47 at 217. Was good enough to get the win and send us to the finals against my teammate.

“I’ve been waiting to race Tracy in a final since I made my first lap on a Top Fuel Harley. But he’s won this event the last three years in a row and he was on a roll this weekend too, running a 6.27 and several 6.30’s. I was so pumped I didn’t care who won—that is until I put my helmet on. My .028 light got about a bike and a half out on him, but I could feel his bike coming around me. Then his bike expired and I took the stripe!

“Thanks to my crew chief Michael Hopkins, Tracy Kile, Bad Apple Mary, Erin and Frank Capone, Mark, Billie, Jim Garrahan, Frankie, Chopper, Chrissy, Armon Furr, Roger, Jon Wayne, Kirby, Josh Miller, PJOD, Wade, all our support crew, fans and most of all my wife, Stacey Mac. Gotta give a big shout out to the team over at Performance Data Systems for getting us fixed in record time—thank you Todd! Special thanks to the media guys and gals that cover our sport. Thank you for what you do.”

Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel
Kile had a pretty good excuse for his bad light, and we’ll get to that. His Bad Apple Racing teammate (and girlfriend) “Bad Ass Mary” Dangrow made a fantastic nitro debut, finding herself only getting bested by veteran racer Sam White—who came within a hair’s breadth of claiming last year’s Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel championship.

White qualified number one and ended up winning, but Dangrow was right there. In fact, in her first final at her first nitro race, Mary outran White 7.32 at 169 to Sam’s 7.40 at 165. But that .219 light, though, as White’s .112 was his winning moment.

“I haven’t been concentrating on my reaction times yet,” said Mary. “I was happy to be out of the 0.3’s!

“Tracy said that after he saw that I was beat on a holeshot, he didn’t want me to feel bad so he did it too. Apparently he yelled across to Jimmy just before they started up ‘Man, I’m gonna have to let you beat me on a holeshot so my girl doesn’t feel bad.’ I couldn’t believe he actually said that!” That Tracy Kile is a keeper.

“So is Walter Halonski!” finished Dangrow. “He did all my tuning this weekend with no data, my bike doesn’t have a computer.”

White had all kinds of troubles, starting with his primary bike not being ready to race and a whole litany of issues with his old one that had him thinking that the thing wasn’t even going to make it down the track. Instead, the bike made White’s quickest pass ever—a 7.17 at 172 for number one qualifier—then promptly dumped it’s remaining fuel on the ground. The bike then held together beautifully for the win.

Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike
Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike champion Michael Balch came up on the losing end this time around. Armon Furr started the final round with a .102 to .125 advantage against Balch, and stayed out front for a 7.09 at 173 to 7.11 at 191 win.

“It just goes to show you, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good,” said Furr. “Michael clearly had the better machine this weekend, we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get the win.”

Furr claims that any lack of performance from his bike is due to his neglect. “I think she’s mad at me from sitting on stands in the race shop since early April.”

“I made some small changes to my tune-up in between last qualifier and the final round, and I went the wrong way,” said Balch. “That’s drag racing.

“The final was an extremely close race with me and Armon. I absolutely hate to lose, but Armon is such a great racer, his family has such a legacy with drag racing, and I have so much respect for him. It’s not as hard taking a loss from Armon as it is from anyone else, but I’ll get him next time.”

GMS Racing Engines Xtreme Outlaw
Milan Dragway GMS Racing Engines Xtreme Outlaw winner Chargin’ Charley Douglass struggled all weekend with his turbo bike. Nitrous badass Mike Motto showed no mercy on Douglass’ plight, laying down a blistering 7.829 at 175 in the final that bumped him up to third on the all-time gasoline V-Twin, street tire ET list.

“It turned out to be a great weekend for Team GMS Racing,” said Motto, although the broken crankshaft of GMS boss Gregg Dahl may differ.

“It’s been a long year with waiting on specialty parts and testing that didn’t always go well. We have been making a lot of changes and doing a lot of off-the grid testing this past year and it is starting to pay off.

“We have had the bike out twice and we took the ‘W’ twice, so that’s a good start. We have been working hard on the getting our 60 foot down and our mile per hour up, and It’s working! We took the win with a monster run of 7.82 at 175!! Track prep is everything for these monsters, so we hope to have a track as good as Cecil County in Rockingham so we can put the power down and improve on these numbers in a couple weeks.

“I’d like to thank all the guys at GMS Racing. We have an unstoppable team lead by Greg Dahl and his relentless quest for power and speed! Thank you for all the weekends and late nights you dedicated to stay at the shop and work with me on this machine. Thank you Damon Kuskie for always picking up the phone to answer my questions and for your in incredible tuning skills and pursuit of speed! Thank you Michael Balch and all the guys at the shop for all the support and help on and off the track. The entire team at GMS is an unstoppable group of people who all have the same need—SPEED!

“Special thanks to Energy One Clutches, Renegade Fuels, FuelTech, R&D Transmissions, Bandit Super Clutch, and NX Nitrous Express Systems. I think we are the only Harle-Davidson based no-bar bike running those numbers on their nitrous system.”

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Zippers Performance Pro Modified
While Charley Douglass’ bike was under-performing in Xtreme Outlaw, it was his dad Gary’s reactions that were underperforming in Zippers Performance Pro Modified. His .182 wasn’t cutting the mustard against John Price’s .028. Price then ran 8.49 at 154 to Douglass’ 8.68 at 139 for the win.

“My glove got caught on the lever and I kinda double clutched when I let the lever go,” said Gary, claiming total responsibility for rider error.

“It has been seven years since Gary and I have run in a final together. He won then, so I owed him one,” said Price, who then echoed the sentiments of many.

“I cannot say enough good things about the Cecil County crew. I don’t think I have ever run on a track this good in air this good. I had a tough time on Saturday trying to figure out a tune-up, but it came around on Sunday when it counted.

“I would like to thank Zippers Performance for sponsoring the race and Pro Mod class. I would also like to thank Harley-Davidson of Frederick Racing and GMS for their help over the years. I dedicate this win to the memory of Steve Allstaedt—a great man, engine builder, and friend.

Pingel Modified
Gary Douglass had his complete act together in Pingel Modified, taking the tree with an .058 to Kimberly DeShields’ .275. Douglass then ran a 9.11 at 146 to her 9.16 at 144.

“It was a great weekend of racing, hats off to Cecil County Dragway for all the hard work put into the track prep,” said Gary. “The crew did a great job.

“I was number one qualifier in Pro Mod and Mod, won Mod and runner-upped in Pro Mod. The highlight of the weekend was my record pass of 8.86 at 148.87. That may have been one of the quickest and fastest passes on a normally aspirated, 88 inch, Sportster-based Harley. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to back it up to become official. The motor was built by me, tuned by me, and ridden by me—one happy guy. In the Pro Mod final, I had a launch issue and lost to my friend John Price.

“None of what I do could be done without the help of my family. My son Charley is my crew chief, my daughter Jody Simpson makes sure I have my leathers and helmet on at the line. This may seem to be automatic to racers, but us racers with a little age sometimes it’s not. My grandson Jacob Bush, a huge help, getting bikes to the line and back to the pits, also refueling, charging batteries and airing up between rounds. My sister Cindy Folks and brother Lee for all their support.

“Thanks to the AHDRA for having the race and Zippers Performance for sponsoring the race and the Pro Mod class. A special thank you goes out to Energy One Clutches, a Douglass Racing long time sponsor. Thanks to H-D of Lynchburg and Vreelands H-D. SA Racing, which will always be a part of Douglass Racing success. And thanks to Tim Hailey for giving us a platform to show the world what Harley drag racing is all about.

Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Super Gas
John Terry posted a spectacular .001 light in the Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson Super Gas 9.90 final, but failed himself at the stripe as he ran a breakout .9.81. Winner John McMillin also broke out, but by a considerably less margin with a 9.87 after a .055 reaction time.

Super Pro 10.30
Nate Carnahan had an .070 that was far behind his Super Pro 10.30 final round opponent Cody Hayworth’s sharp .017. But Hayworth was .23 off the number while Carnahan kept it real with a winning 10.38.

“The race at Cecil was awesome, with fantastic weather conditions for fast runs,” said Carnahan. “The Super Pro bike was having some challenging issues due to a weak battery and breaking an exhaust pipe during qualifying. Thanks to Brad Reiss for welding it all back together Saturday night.

“Sunday the bike did very good even with having to keep my little jump box in my jacket to get it started, and was able to pull off a win. We will be ready for Rockingham with both Super Pro and Modified.”


Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90

It was deja vu all over again for Hayworth in Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90. His .015 took the tree slightly against J.P. Hendrzak’s .019, but J.P.’s 11.05 stayed truer to the number than Cody’s 11.12.

11.50 index
Chris Ussery left Loren Potter uncharacteristically stunned at the tree with a .052 advantage, paving the way for his 11.50 index win in a double breakout final that saw both riders obliterating the index.

“This is Bulldog Racing’s third official race with the AHDRA,” said Ussery. “We are excited and hope to finish strong the last three races of the season and make a push on the points as a rookie.

“I would like to thank the Man upstairs, Twitch’s Stitches, Fast Action Racing Team and Lumbee Racing for their part. Thanks to my very good friend Chris Phipps for his help. As always, thanks to Eatmyink for the photos and publicity.”

Pro Outlaw and MTC Pro Comp Outlaw
Pro Outlaw and MTC Pro Comp Outlaw wins both went to Julius DeManss. Julius had enough bike under him in the Pro Comp Outlaw final  to ease away from the starting line with a .300 to Dave Miller’s .105, winning with a 9.71 at 135 to Miller’s 11.11 at 104.

“I had fun,” said DeManss. “Met some awesome people and got the bike going in the right direction, running with my fastest pass yet—9.59 at 136 mph.

“But that didn’t happen without its problems. First pass attempt Saturday morning, I broke my wheel, sprocket carrier and axle. Pushed it back to the trailer. Luckily, I had a spare wheel carrier and borrowed an axle from Richard Stamey‘s bike.

“After that, my tuner John Gover was remote tuning the bike and getting it dialed in. I had to put a smaller sprocket on the back to try and control the wheelies from the added power of my new 2.5” exhaust system built by Christopher Bull.

“Sunday right before the Pro Comp outlaw final between me and Dave Miller, my fuel pump quit working. I asked Dave if he would wait, and he said he was there to race and waited for me to swap it out. In the final I came away with the win.

“I want to thank Kerry Lee, Karlee, Jason Davis, Branson May, Geronimo Pratt, and John Hendrzak for all their help throughout the weekend. Wouldn’t have been able to get through the weekend without you guys.

“Also what to thank Wess Brown for a bad ass Motor, John Gover For tuning my MaxxECU all weekend, Michael Beland for awesome parts, tuning and advice. Last but not least, Christopher Bull for making me a bad ass exhaust system and fabricating everything else on the bike.”

V-Twin Powersports Hot Rod Bagger and Super Stock
Geronimo Pratt swept both V-Twin Powersports Hot Rod Bagger and Super Stock. “It was nice to be able to get back on the track,” said Pratt. “Not being able to do any real racing, let alone testing. I really enjoyed myself with a great group of guys.

“Struggled to get down the track Saturday, but once I had my pit crew Sunday, I was able to make a few good passes. The track was great, it seemed that everyone was fighting the track as it got better every pass.”

Eliminator
Jeff Jambo loved the Cecil County starting line so much that he didn’t want to leave, starting Sunday’s Eliminator final round with a .220 light. Opponent Chris Hoppe’s .051 practically assured him a victory in the double breakout race, with Jambo breaking out by a substantial .18. Rhode Island’s Donald Herbert won Eliminator on Saturday.

9.30 index
Hoppe had a good day, also runner-upping in 9.30 index. Winner Richard Hillegrass took the tree in that final by a slim .007, but kept his cool while Hoppe broke out by .035. But then again, sawing the motor in half might also have kept Hillegrass from breaking out.

“I ran a 9:306 for number one qualifier on my bike ‘So Long’,” noted Hillegrass. “Saturday evening I ran the Japanese motorcycle that was testing. At that time my fastest run was a 9:26 and his was a 9:20, so I thought it would be a good race. I never saw him after I left the starting line. I left hard on him and he blew the tire away trying to get moving. I ran my personal best—9.08 at 145 mph.

“Sunday I had a bye run first pass. The other guys I ran I left with them. They were running slick and wheelie bars. When I get to the 60 foot mark and I’m running a slick and bar bike, and if I’m with them, I know I cut a good light so I push them out at the big end. They ran under 9.30, giving me the win.

“The last pass it blew the motor. I pulled the clutch when I felt it locking up at about 140 mph. I’ve been racing this motor for five years, it don’t owe me nothing!”

Junior Dragbikes
Junior Dragbikes were split into two categories—Junior and Senior—and the Hines boys won both. Nine year-old Jaden Hines cut a .157 light and ran 10.67 on his 10.40 dial-in to beat Matthew Pier in Junior.

Jaden’s 11 year-old brother Michael Hines Jr. had a close race at the tree with opponent Bradley Cronenberger Jr., with Hines having a .189 to .200 advantage. Michael ran 10.08 on his 9.99 dial for the win.

“Both started out racing at four and a half years old,” said their dad, Michael Hines Sr. “They love it, I can’t kept them off the bikes even in the off-season

“They had a great time at Cecil, with Jaden cutting a few .05 lights Saturday and an .03 on Sunday. Michael had his best-ever ET in the eighth at 10.01 on Saturday. We wanted to break into the 9s but ran a 10.07, 10.0 and a 10.08. We are looking to do better next race.

“Jaden just won Junior Youth class and Junior ET class at the Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway for the 2022 points season, and Michael just won the Senior Youth class. Now both trying are to win the AHDRA points season if they can.”

Shutdown Area
Next stop on the AHDRA tour is a special increased purse race at North Florida Motorplex in Fountain, Florida. The first eight confirmed Top Fuel riders for this event will have free class entry. Contact Bill or Chrissy Rowe at bcrowe92891@gmail.com to confirm.

The Rowes can’t wait to welcome the AHDRA family to this new addition to the tour!

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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.

 

XDA Heads to Virginia for the 2022 Bike Bash

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On August 26-28, XDA takes Motorcycle Drag Racing back to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 4th annual Bike Bash.

XDA offers a quality show with over 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle drag racers in competition. This season XDA will payout over $500,000 in purse money and a $130,000 contingency fund that spans all classes. This event alone will pay out over $80,000 in cash purse, making it a must-attend event for any east coast drag racing enthusiast.

The event features the Orient Express Pro Street class that run speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds! And on Saturday Night, the action will be electric as the fastest grudge racers on the east coast will fly down VMP’s perfectly prepped track. The HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge Program will feature the “Running of the Bulls” Grudge Shootouts and all the Grudge Racing you can handle. Even with the scoreboards off, it’s clear who is fast and who is faux fast. Bring your dollars, because once the action starts, you will be picking lanes and betting on your favorites all night long.

Orient Express Racing Pro Street
The World’s fastest and quickest street tire motorcycles will mobilize once again for the Orient Express Pro Street class. With a track smooth as glass, these 650+ horsepower motorcycles running at speeds over 230mph in the quarter-mile in only 6-seconds will have you saying damn all weekend as their performance numbers will shock you on their DOT tires. You do not want to miss the thrilling racing action served up by these all-stars next weekend.

With only two races left in the season, the pressure will be applied as these pro racers are competing for a championship and a spot to be invited to the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco at Maryland International Raceway on November 2-6, 2022. Racers will be fighting for a top ten finish in points for the chance to compete in front of 50,000+ fans in November. But of the ten that qualify, only eight will compete in the $5,000 to win Pro Street Shootout sponsored by Platinum General Services. Rodney Williford, Justin Shakir, Greg Wallace, Jason Dunigan, Darion Payne, Gaige Herrera, James Waugh, Curtis Brown, Ryan Hable, and Rickey Wood are currently qualified for WCF. Several racers will be fighting hard to bump into these coveted spots this weekend, and no one will be working harder than Jordan Haase!

Williford is leading the class by one hundred and forty-five points, but after taking a semi-final round loss at the last event, he has opened the gate and let the wolves in. Shakir, Wallace, Dunigan, and Payne all have a chance at the championship title. Williford will have to be at the top of his game next weekend to keep the bloodthirsty at bay.

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. Next weekend’s XDA Championship points chase will heat up as Rickey Gadson and Mark Hylton battle to climb to that number one spot that class champion David Stewart is holding on to by only sixty-five points over his competition. Unlike Hylton, Gadson has never held a Real Street championship title, and he will be laser-focused on the win lights next weekend as he looks to put some distance between himself and Hylton and knock Stewart off the top spot. Brittany Bohne had a stellar showing at the last race, and she will be a formidable obstacle in the way of these guys earning points next weekend if they have to line up next to her.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme
MaxxECU Pro Xtreme features the World’s quickest turbocharged, nitrous injected, or injected nitro drag bikes. This is the quickest and fastest 1/8 mile category in the XDA, and there is nothing better than first to the finish line, heads up racing. John Collins leads the points chase, but the class championship is wide open and still up for grabs for the team working between races to show up and put down the performance numbers for green lights. Procopio was the only rider to lay down a three-second pass at the last event, but next weekend we expect to see these numbers from most of the field as they all have the horsepower under them to produce big numbers. 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
The stock wheelbase HTP Performance Super Stock class features strict modification rules, stock wheelbase, stock motor, MR12 spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc. Darion Payne has been the class leader all season but only holds a minuscule six points over the field of 4‐stroke naturally aspirated production machines. Mike Davis is due for a win at this event; he has been runner-up at the last four events, missing wins by mere inches! A rule change between races has been implemented, allowing all liter bikes to go back down to 2″ of ground clearance for all size riders. With this change, class representative Cecil Towner is hoping to see more diversity in the class next weekend.

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Vance & Hines 4.60
The popular 1/8th-mile sportsman index category of Vance & Hines 4.60 class is the World’s quickest index class and next weekend that class will be massive with fifty-three riders already on the pre-race roll call list! XDA increases this purse as the entries go up; based on the current pre-entry, a $1,000 bonus will be paid out to the winner. The first 660 feet of the Virginia Motorsports Park will be on fire next weekend as the championship chase comes down to the wire. The top ten riders in points all have a legitimate shot at the championship, but as the field grows, so does the level of competition. Every round won will matter as the points chase typically comes down to the last few rounds of the season.

1 Stop Speed 5.60
Nick Noble will be working hard at the 4th annual Bike Bash to snag the 1 Stop Speed 5.60 championship points lead away from current leader Dustin Lee next weekend. Only four points separate the two from the top spot. The top ten contenders in the class still have a shot at the championship, but it’s not going to be an easy path for many of them. Only one hundred and eighty points separate number ten from number one. Next weekend’s event could shake up the order, giving many racers hope for a championship title at the season’s last event.

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman
The quickest ET bikes at the track will be showcased in the Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman class next weekend. Jimmie Miller has not taken a win this season in the class, but his steady stream of win lights has earned him a nine-point lead over the class. The chase for the championship is wide-open at this point; with a different winner every event, there is no guessing where the order will shake out by Sunday night. The winner of this thirty-two bike field not only takes home a $2,000 payout but also advances into round five of Pro ET competition for a chance at a second win and a potential $7,000 payout for the weekend.

MPS Racing Pro ET
The MPS Racing Pro ET points leader, Jimmie Miller, is coming off a win and looking to build on that momentum as he leads the point chase by a mere twenty points. There are still a lot of racers that can grab the championship in this class, but they will need to turn on a lot of green lights next weekend to firm up their chances before the season comes to a close next month back at Maryland International Raceway.

Brock’s Performance Street ET
The Brock’s Performance Street ET class is a tight race at the top of the leader board, with only twenty points separating Mark Blake and Derrick Milbourne. But even though they sit at the top, the top twenty racers still have a chance at a 2022 championship. Anyone can win on Sunday! New racers are welcome at all XDA events; come out and learn how to drag race with us next weekend!

The XDA will also hold competition in the Saturday VooDoo Bracket Bash and Friday night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s race giving sportsman racers another $9,300 in payouts to be earned over the weekend.

Load up and head out to Virginia Motorsports Park in one week for an exciting weekend of motorcycle drag racing action. This will be our last time at VMP this season; you don’t want to miss the best motorcycle drag racing show on the east coast. Gates open on Friday at 8am, and the action doesn’t stop until Sunday night!

Visit www.xdaracing.com 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

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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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