AMD265 August 2021 Aftermarket Moto Design 265 August 2021

AUG 2021




Bagger Racing League Captures Industry Attention

AUG 2021

ISSUE # 265


The inaugural Bagger Racing League ' s Drag Specialties Battle Of The Baggers saw touring V- twin motorcycles put to the kind of high-performance test normally reserved for sport bikes , and the historic nature of the event was palpable as fans packed the Bridgestone Viewing Chalet to watch . " The entire weekend was electric ," said Rob Buydos , founder of Bagger Racing League . " There was a real feeling of witnessing something unique and historic . The races were dynamite , and we couldn ' t be happier with the outpouring of support from both fans and the motorsports industry as a whole ." In the Metzeler Pro Stock Bagger final , Benny Carlson ran away with the lead on his Harley-Davidson . Second place went to Oleg Pianykh on the Performance Machine Road Glide , and BRL Coalition Member Logan Lackey aka " Wheelie Pig " came in third on an Iron Steed Harley- Davidson Road Glide Special .

Benny Carlson wasn ' t done either , as he also took the top podium spot at the Lucas Oil Victory Lane in the Icon Hooligan Class . Alfonso " Fonz " Vasquez placed second on his Speed Merchant Harley-Davidson Sportster , and Greg Stinnett fought off a stiff challenge from Brandon Quaid from Quaid Harley-Davidson riding
an XR1200 who battled for 3rd , with Stinnett finally making a pass on the final lap , only to crash shortly after . In the NAMZ Big Twin Class , Rennie Scaysbrook took the holeshot and kept it on his Roland Sands Indian Chief . Sean Ungvarsky battled it out with Anthony " Shreds " Sollima and
ultimately took second on his Kruesi Originals FXLR . Sollima came in third , riding his Quaid Harley-Davidson Race Bob . And in the Premiere class , Custom Dynamics Bagger GP Final , Michael Barnes rode a DTF Performance , Hoban Brothers Road Glide Special to victory , placing first . Tyler O ' Hara took a close second on an S & S Cycle Indian Challenger , and Cory West came in third on his Slyfox & Saddlemen Harley-Davidson Road Glide . Between races , record crowds were thrilled by the antics of Jason Pullen and the Bassani Stunt Show in the Kicker Arena , witnessing hardcore heroics as riders entertained packed crowds with wheelies , stoppies , burnouts , and everything in between . The people were also treated to the spectacle of the Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show , which featured a dazzling array of some world class custom motorcycles , many who sported a focus on performance . " All in all , the entire event went off
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