AMRA at Indy: Index and Eliminator classes

“It seems like every time you show up, I win!” AHDRA champ Cody Hayworth told me. He won Super Gas and runner-upped in Super Pro at the American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA)’s Harley-Davidson drags first visit to Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis. “10.90 didn’t go so well, but all in all was a great weekend.”

Hayworth’s Super Gas final round was an easy one when all-time sportsman champ Donnie Huffman no-showed with a busted bearing, even if the path there was not. Eddie Bitar was the winner of Hayworth’s other final round in Super Pro.

Eddie Bitar

“There was a huge turnout to the first ever Indy race and made for some great racing,” continued Hayworth. “Shout-out to the racers for showing up and doing what we do best. Thanks to Greg (Baugh) and AMRA for putting on a great show!”

Austin Hughes

Austin Hughes took the Street Eliminator (11.50) final round win over Chad Trayner.

Hughes started motorcycle drag racing late last season on his stock Dyna and captured three victories at local events. Through the winter, he and JR Fuller teamed up with Barn Built Baggers Racing and began modifying JR’s Street Glide to compete in Harley Bagger races. The Indy race was only Austin’s fourth on a Bagger and he was able to top the seasoned field of veterans through 5 rounds of racing.

“I would like to thank the AMRA, Thundermax EFI, Barn Built Baggers Racing, Ray C’s Harley-Davidson, Fuel Moto, Axtel Cylinders, A1 Cycles, CJ Cycles, VTwin Powersports, Dels Contracting, and L&M Contracting,” said Hughes.

Vance Houdyshell

Florida hotshot Vance Houdyshell rode his Livewire to the Eliminator win over final round runner-up Michael Thompson.

“Winning at Indy was a high point for me,” said Houdyshell. “The Eliminator field was large and highly competitive. The biggest advantage I had was help from my friend Dale Samson, who helped me stay focused. The AMRA and Indy staff did a terrific job running the event.”

Chris Lanktree

Chris Lanktree’s .003 light vs. Randy Erdman’s .078 certainly helped pave the way for his Top Eliminator win, whereas Crosby Blair (.034) overcame Scott Barkley’s .009 to win Pro Eliminator.

Crosby Blair

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story and photos by Tim Hailey

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