AMRA at Indy: Street and Bagger classes

The American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA)’s Harley-Davidson drags first visit to Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis also included some great no-bar, street tire and Bagger competition.

Brian Conley Jr. (featured photo above) took out Charley Douglass in a great Hot Street  final round pairing. Douglass was quick at the tree with an .036 to Conley’s .062, but Brian was able to drive around on his iconic J.T.’s Auto machine.

“Indy was great!” said Conley. “We qualified number one and took home first place. We had a few issues but we worked through them. Friday was also a win in my book as I got to make four more hits on Ryan Peery’s Nitro Funnybike ‘Big Nasty.’ A huge learning curve and I’m loving it!

“I’ve spent a lot of time at Indy but never been down the track, so it was a great experience and also our ‘home’ race. A big thank you to all of our amazing sponsors! All in all a great weekend with the AMRA at Indy!”

Tim Grindle

Douglass came back around to runner-up again, this time in Outlaw Street. Charley redlit against Tim Grindle, who eased away with a .325 and coasted towards his shining winlight.

Jeremy Williamson

The Pro Bagger final boiled down to Jeremy vs. Jeremy, Williamson vs. Justice. In the end it was Hoosier homeboy Williamson taking the win over NOLA tat-master Justice. Williamson kept his distance by being sharp at the tree (.039 to .175) and quick on track (8.30 at 164 to 9.60 at 106).

“Was a struggle with breaking the transmission in testing,” said Williamson. “But such a great feeling winning at Indy. Thanks to hometown friends that came out to watch me race. Had close to 30 show up and glad I could represent with a win. Also thanks to all my vendors and sponsors, AMRA and the track crew along with Penn Grade.”

Josh Malkranz

Street Bagger winner Josh Malkranz won his first AMRA race, beating his dad Jimmy Malkranz on his dad’s own bike

“I qualified fourth and my dad qualified number one,” recalled Josh. “I made it to the final round and lined up with my dad, with him on last year’s championship winning motorcycle. He has me covered by half a second. I try to cut his head off at the starting line (and he did, .083 to .371) and hit my shiftpoints. I look over in fifth gear. We are side-by-side. I tuck in hard, wait on the shiftlight, pull sixth gear. I cross the finishline one bike ahead. His clutch had faded. It was my day. I just won.

“What an epic Weekend! Mutant Motors gave me the best equipment”

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story and photos by Tim Hailey

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