Drag Racing

When Did Drag Racing Start?

The Day Organized Drag Racing Was Born –by Tim Bernsau, HotRod.com Organized drag racing celebrates its 70th birthday on July 2, 2020. On that day in 1950 the first “official” drag race took place at an out-of-commission Army airbase in Santa Ana, California. Soon that airbase was established as Santa Ana Drags, the world’s first commercial dragstrip. When it closed nine years later, drag racing had become a nationwide sport with established rules and classes, national championships, and a major sanctioning body. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE ON BIKERNET JOIN THE CANTINA – SUBSCRIBE NOW https://www.bikernet.com/pages/custom/subscription.aspx

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Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Builds Its First Drag Racing Tire

from https://www.sfgate.com/ Created for professional and amateur drag racers, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has created the new Dragmax in 190/50ZR17 size, the most popular size for serious drag racers on metric and V-Twin motorcycles. BUFFALO, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 30, 2020 Dunlop has never focused its considerable engineering experience on building a drag racing tire until now. But the time was right to support the drag racing market due to the higher demands of the Pro Street Bike class, where horsepower and speeds have achieved new levels in recent years. Professional and amateur drag racers that are required to run DOT motorcycle tires had few choices. So, Dunlop created the new Dragmax in 190/50ZR17 size, the most popular size for serious drag racers on metric and V-Twin motorcycles. The Dragmax is a radial tire that utilizes Dunlop’s exclusive N-TEC construction, similar to that of Dunlop’s rear road racing slicks. N-TEC combines the benefits of cut-breaker construction, which increases stiffness, with continuously-wound aramid Jointless Tread construction for maximum feel and stability. This design allows racers to run very low pressures, increasing the footprint for maximum traction. The compound is also very soft, the softest street compound Dunlop has ever produced in its Buffalo, NY plant. A completely new profile that’s wider and flatter than a typical hypersports tire also helps lay down a bigger footprint. And the tire’s construction minimizes centrifugal growth to keep that footprint as consistent as possible, which also reduces the risk of de-beading. To find out more about the all-new Dragmax, go to https://www.dunlopracing.com or https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

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AHDRA Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together

AHDRA motorcycle drag racing series news release  AHDRA Schedule, Sponsors Coming Together  Drag racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles collectively rejoiced two months ago when news broke that beloved racing organization AHDRA was firing back up and heading to the racetrack.   Now AHDRA is announcing a complete schedule and class line-up, showing the tremendous sponsor response and sponsorship opportunities still available.  The season opens at the traditional nitro Harley headquarters of Rockingham Dragway, moves north to Numidia, to the midwest at Cordova, west to Sturgis, north of the border to Quebec, then heads south to Atlanta, Orlando and Gainesville. 2020 AHDRA schedule May 15-17 Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA presented by Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson May 30-31 Numidia Dragway, Numidia, Pennsylvania, USA presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson July 3-5 Cordova International Raceway, Cordova, Illinois, USA August 10-11 Sturgis Dragway, Sturgis, South Dakota, USA August 29-30 Napierville Dragway, Napierville, Quebec, Canada Nitro by invitation October 2-4 Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia, USA October 15-17 Orlando Speed World, Bithlo, Florida, USA presented by MTC Engineering November 6-8 World Finals at Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Florida, USA including a $5000 All-Star race on Saturday night and the AHDRA banquet in Gainesville on November 9th Current classes and sponsors Top Fuel Pro Fuel Pro Dragster Extreme Gas by GMS Racing Engines Extreme Bagger by A-1 Cycles Extreme V-Rod Pro Mod by T-Man Performance, Modified by Zippers Performance Street Pro 9.70 by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson 10.30 10.90 11.50 by Crete’s Performance ET Trophy But wait, there’s more! “At our first race, the one in Rockingham, we will be giving away a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide by a raffle,” said AHDRA President Bill Rowe Jr. Rowe also notes there are many sponsorship opportunities still available for performance companies to hop on the AHDRA bandwagon. This one’s gonna be big!

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Greasy Dozen Run and Balcer Motorcycle Swap Meet

Ohio is the place to be May 24th weekend Some of our good friends are throwing a series of events later this month. We are going to them, and we think you should, too. First up, our friends at Old Bike Barn are hosting their annual Greasy Dozen Run (get all the details here). This is a totally free event. To start off the weekend right, there is a party in Columbus Friday night at Land Grant Brewing. Saturday there is a ride out to the Farm where there are bike games, camping, food, fires and good times. Sunday Bear from Old Bike Barn organized a ride to the next event, the Balcer Motorcycle Swap Meet. Balcer Motorcycle Swap Meet & Drag Racing Our friend Billy Balcer of Balcer Performance is hosting a motorcycle swap meet and drag races on Sunday, May 24th 2019 at Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio. The swap meet is 8am – 4pm and admission is $10. You can get all the details here (including vending information). Lowbrow Customs will be there with a big vendor spot selling all of our scratch and dent parts as well as crusty old stuff from our personal collections. The racing will be a blast, bring your drag bike or ride on down and race your street bike head-to-head against friends and strangers! It’s a damn good time.  

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Krawiec In The Lead At NHRA Finals Face-Off with Teammate Hines

In an all-Harley final round, Krawiec defeated his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines teammate Andrew Hines in the first head-to-head face-off of the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition drag bikes. Krawiec scored the 40th win of his career on Sunday while setting the low ET (6.826 seconds) and fastest top speed (197.74 mph) of the event for Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations. “We are racing a couple of great Street Rod drag bikes right now,” said Krawiec, who won for the fourth time in five final-round appearances this season. “They are handling well, they are fast and most importantly they are smooth and consistent. We can race round after round and know exactly how these bikes will react. If we maintain this performance we will be a force through the playoffs.” In a weekend dominated by the two Harley racers, Hines secured the top qualifying position with a best elapsed time (ET) of 6.825 seconds at 196.50 mph. Krawiec qualified his Street Rod drag bike second at 6.836 seconds and 195.00 mph. On Sunday, Krawiec and Hines battered the Pro Stock Motorcycle field, and for the 20th time the two former champions lined up to face each other in a final round battle. On this afternoon, Krawiec prevailed with a 6.850-second blast to better the 6.911-second pass posted by Hines. After the first of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle class with 2,202 points. Hines is in fourth place with 2,144 points. The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team returns to action September 22-24 at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.

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New Harley-Davidson Street Rod Drag Bikes Ready To Race At Englishtown

The Harley-Davidson Street Rod will hit the drag strip this weekend when the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team debuts all-new Street Rod-inspired bodywork for its Pro Stock Motorcycle competition bikes at the NHRA Summer Nationals, June 8-11, at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. Don’t miss the video… Read More.

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