Vance & Hines Team Doubles at MotoAmerica Mission King of Baggers
June 11, 2021
Equipped with DME Racing Bagger Swingarms, the Vance & Hines Racing Team will return for Round 2 of the Mission Foods King of the Baggers Series, with a two-bike team.
The Vance & Hines Racing Team will return to the road courses for Round Two of the 2021 Mission King of the Baggers Series, with this year’s second entry. Taylor Knapp will be racing a Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engine, built and prepped by the Vance & Hines crew at the Racing Development Center. Knapp joins Hayden Gillim, on the two-rider team for the King of the Baggers race June 11-13 at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Round two of the King of the Baggers series is June 11-13th at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wis. The series continues July 9-11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California.
For more information visit: https://vanceandhines.com/king-of-the-baggers
About Vance & Hines
The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company's mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company's inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center in Brownsville IN.
DME Racing Real Street Rule Revisions
In an attempt to maintain parity in the DME Racing Real Street class, the #XDA has revised some of the rider weights and wheelbases to the turbocharged bikes.
We will be watching bikes throughout the season (as we normally do) to make sure we have tight grouping between power adder bikes and 'all motor' bikes. We will continue to make further adjustments this season if certain combos get outside the rest of the pack.
We all need this class to stay healthy with fair competition and need 16 bikes per event. Thank you and good luck guys and gals!
Due to safety concerns arising from an improper fit between the factory fork leg outer diameter dimensions and the factory triple clamp bore dimensions, the following rule addendum will be effective immediately:
TRIPLE CLAMP SHIMS: The use of shims, spacers, or tapered spacers is allowed in order to create a more secure clamping load between triple clamps and tapered or reduced diameter factory fork legs. Any devices for this purpose must be manufactured from aluminum, may not exceed the diameter of the triple clamp bore by more than 10mm, and may not exceed the height of the triple clamp bore by more than 5mm.
Turbo Big Bore
165 lbs. - 65"
190 lbs. - 66"
215 lbs - 67"
240 lbs. - 68"
265 lbs. - 69"
ZX-10R: Add 1"
See Full Revisions at www.xdaracing.com/rulebook/2021/realstreet.pdf
2021 XDA Schedule
Platinum Fleet Repair Spring Nationals / April 23-25 / MDIR
MTC Summer Nationals / May 21-23 / VMP
FuelTech Superbike Showdown / June 18-20 / MDIR
WPGC Bike Fest / July 23-25 / MDIR
Bike Bash / August 20-22 / VMP
Bike Brawl / September 10-12 / VMP
DME Racing Fall Nationals / October 8-10 / MDIR
About the XDA - The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing, and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events. For more information on the XDA, please visit XDAracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
MotoAmerica: Harley-Davidson Official Partner of Mission King Of The Baggers Series
May 1, 2021
Legendary Motorcycle Brand To Support Three-Round Mission King Of The Baggers Series
MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is excited to announce that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company has come on board as an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series and its Mission King Of The Baggers Series.
Arguably the most iconic motorcycle brand in the world, Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where its headquarters remains today. Racing has been in Harley’s blood since the beginning, so it’s a natural that the Motor Company would support the new MotoAmerica Mission King Of The Baggers Series.
In addition to its partnership with MotoAmerica, Harley-Davidson is also fielding a factory team in the series with Kyle Wyman set to debut the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
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“Having an iconic brand like Harley-Davidson in the MotoAmerica Series is fantastic,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Having them field a full factory team for our Mission King Of The Baggers Series is a huge bonus. We are really looking forward to getting the season started this weekend at Road Atlanta and the Mission King Of The Baggers race is going to be a fan favorite.”
“We’re excited to sponsor and compete in the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers series this season with a motorcycle developed by the same Harley-Davidson engineers who create our touring motorcycles and Screamin’ Eagle parts and accessories like the Milwaukee-Eight 131 performance crate engine,” said Theo Keetell, VP Marketing. “And we look forward to the opportunity to showcase new Harley-Davidson models, including the Pan America 1250 adventure touring motorcycle at select MotoAmerica races.”
The Mission King Of The Baggers opener is set for this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Round two will take place at Road America (June 11-13) in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with the finale set for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (July 9-11) in Monterey, California.
2021 MotoAmerica Series Schedule
*April 30 – May 1
Michelin Raceway Road America
May 21 – 23
Virginia International Raceway
*June 11 – 13
Elkhart Lake, WI
June 25 -27
Ridge Motorsports Park
*July 9 – 11
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
July 30 – August 1
Brainerd International Raceway
August 13 – 15
Pittsburg Int’l Race Complex
September 10 -12
New Jersey Motorsports Park
September 17 – 19
Barber Motorsports Park
*King of the Baggers rounds
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com.