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Motorcycles The Birth of Bagger Racing League

11:25  29 january  2021
11:25  29 january  2021 Source:   motorcyclecruiser.com

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Following the successful King of the Baggers Race last October, a new race series has just been announced: the Bagger Racing League. This past Monday, more than 100 Harley-Davidson and V-twin riders met at SoCal’s Chuckwalla Valley Raceway for a trackday, but this day at the races would prove to be only the beginning. Formed by many of the same teams that were behind the first race of its kind at Laguna Seca last fall, the Bagger Racing League will be a V-twin-centered series of events outside of the continued MotoAmerica King of the Baggers series.

a group of people on a motorcycle is parked on the beach: Riders on air-cooled Harley-Davidson motorcycles line up for practice at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Riders on air-cooled Harley-Davidson motorcycles line up for practice at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Mark Atkins of the Rusty Butcher ready to race his modified Road Glide. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Mark Atkins of the Rusty Butcher ready to race his modified Road Glide.

The Bagger Racing League is a nationwide race series consisting of four race classes: Hooligan GP, Big Twin GP, Stunt GP, and Bagger GP. Hooligan is the Sportster, Scout, Buell class. Up next is the Big Twin class, where we’ll see pushrod Indians, Dynas, FXRs, Softails, and the like. Then there’s a new, slightly perplexing but guaranteed to be entertaining class, the Stunters, where riders will qualify the night before the race by putting on a stunt show to determine their starting positions. Lastly, the main event is the Baggers, where we will see many of the teams from King of the Baggers, as well as new additions, line up to send their (formerly) heavyweight touring bikes around the track.

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a group of people sitting on a motorcycle: Shaun Guadardo taking his LiveWire out for some practice laps, though the electric motorcycle will not be included in any of the race classes. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Shaun Guadardo taking his LiveWire out for some practice laps, though the electric motorcycle will not be included in any of the race classes.

And while the Bagger Racing League is going to be entirely centered around racing, attending the events promises to feel more like a motorcycle rally than a typical sanctioned race. “It’s going to be the fastest bike show in the world!” founder Rob Buydos said. “We’ll have an Arlen Ness custom bike show, stunt show, live music, and a vendor village full of high-performance Harley-Davidson and V-twin-specific parts.”

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Eric Stahl of Jiffy Tune guiding his carbon fiber-adorned Road Glide around the track at Chuckwalla Raceway. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Eric Stahl of Jiffy Tune guiding his carbon fiber-adorned Road Glide around the track at Chuckwalla Raceway.

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a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Jeff Flaherty, better known as @CBearsStunts, taking the guesswork out of figuring out which class he’ll be racing in. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Jeff Flaherty, better known as @CBearsStunts, taking the guesswork out of figuring out which class he’ll be racing in.

“The goal for us is to take the energy and excitement that any person throwing their leg over a motorcycle has, and bring that into a competitive and safe environment, to the racetrack,” said John Oakes, Chief Operations Officer of the new Bagger Race League. “There are elements of what we do that will attract non-motorcyclists. But our goal is to entertain motorcyclists, whether you ride a couple weekends out of the year, or you put down a million miles. Watching guys on Street Glides and Road Glides clock a buck-25 on the straightaway and stuff it into the corner on a roadrace track is just awesome entertainment!”

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Baggers and Big Twins overlapping on an exhibition lap. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Baggers and Big Twins overlapping on an exhibition lap. a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Peanut, also known as @BagDraggin_37, will be performing stunts at night and racing the next day in the Bagger Race League Stunt class. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Peanut, also known as @BagDraggin_37, will be performing stunts at night and racing the next day in the Bagger Race League Stunt class.

Performance-minded motorcycle customization has been a real movement in the last few years, with many of the brands that sponsor this race series helping to drive that movement forward. By focusing this event on the V-twin community specifically, those behind this event hope to reach the relevant market more directly than they would at a MotoAmerica race.

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a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Tony Sollima of Shred Moto Co. finding the limits of his bagger’s lean angle. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Tony Sollima of Shred Moto Co. finding the limits of his bagger’s lean angle.

The teams currently signed up to race in the Bagger class are Alloy Art, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Barnett, Bassani Xhaust, Feuling Parts, Saddlemen, Sly Fox Performance, The Speed Merchant and Trask Performance.

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Peanut, also known as @BagDraggin_37, will be performing stunts at night and racing the next day in the Bagger Race League Stunt class. © Justin George Peanut, also known as @BagDraggin_37, will be performing stunts at night and racing the next day in the Bagger Race League Stunt class.

The first event kicking off the Bagger Racing League series will be in Salt Lake City at the Utah Motorsports Campus on June 25, 26, and 27. More info will be coming to baggerracingleague.com shortly, but details are currently very limited.

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