AHDRA’s is bringing nitro flames to light up drag racing’s House of the Rising Sun May 21-23 at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. The All-American thunder of nitro Harley motorcycle drag racing will roll through the Chesapeake Bay—don’t seek shelter, embrace the speed and noise!
Pennsylvania Harley-Davidson dealer Rich Vreeland will be there, defending his TKR & Associates Top Fuel championship against the ground-pounding nitro V-Twin herd of Bad Apple Racing’s Tracy Kile, Virginian Robert “Ziggy” Stewart, Frank “Brother” Capone, “Doctor” Jim McMillan, Billy “Jack” Jackson, and NHRA record holder Bob “Opie” Malloy.
Mike Balch won his first Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike race ever last month in Atlanta. Can lightning strike two events in a row for the Pennsylvania rider? Not if champion Rocky Jackson, Sam White, and Armon Furr have anything to say about it.
Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel champion Preston “President” Bartlett will also have to face White in the carbureted nitro class, along with Kirby Apathy, Rocky Jackson, Jim Martin and more. LSR tuner Walter Halonski will have Bartlett running straight and fast.
GMS Racing Pro Open bikes run gasoline instead of nitromethane, but they huff that gas with nitrous or pack it with compressed air from turbos or superchargers to create a whole lot of no-bar power. North Carolina’s Mike Motto started off his championship defense with a win in Atlanta, but Pittsburgh’s Assim Chaudhry is planning on bringing King Kong to Cecil County keep Motto from making it ditto.
GMS’ Gregg Dahl is busting knuckles overtime to get his bike there for Stacey Bortz to mount her own challenge.
Tennessee’s Shane Pendergrast, Kentuckian Jeff Workman, and Virginian Charley Douglass will also be aiming for two straight in Zippers Performance Pro Modified, Pingel Modified, and Horsepower Inc. Hot Street, respectively.
Law Tigers Pro Bagger, 9.30 index, 11.50 index, Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson 9.90, Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90, 10.30 index, T-Man Performance Bagger Eliminator, Mad Monkey Motorsports Eliminator and Trophy Street will all qualify and race throughout the weekend with sportsman studs such as Brad Reiss Jr., Crosby Blair, Vance Houdyshell, Kevin Winters, Jason Leeper, Scott Tomsu, Joe D. Gladden, Drew Queen, Terry Mason, Jeff Jennings, Ken Strauss, Greg Hower, Donnie Huffman, Chad Rawlings and many, many more.
Bring your own American-made motorcycle, buy a tech card, and hustle it down the dragstrip yourself—what’s stopping you?
AHDRA’s Bill Rowe, his family, and the hardest working, all-American motorcycle drag racing organization in the business look forward to welcoming racers and fans to Cecil County Dragway. There is no way you will not want to be a part of the action.
AHDRA is owned by Pulse Marketing, the Hellertown, Pennsylvania-based 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 , GMS Racing Engines , T-Man Performance , Zippers Performance , Horsepower Inc. , Mad Monkey Motorsports , Vanson Leathers , Law Tigers , Universal Fleet & Tire , and Racers For Christ
story and photos by Tim Hailey