New for the 2017 event is the addition of a national round of the ACU Drag Bike championships.
We’re pleased to be hosting round three for a whole host of classes from ET Bike – which is your entry level championship class – to Super Street Bike which is THE drag racing class of the current time. The class operates a set of rules which ensure the bikes don’t stray too far from their “street” roots. An extended swingarm, street tyres and relaxed rules on engine combinations combined with a ban on wheelie bars and slicks produces some of the closest and most entertaining racing you’ll ever see. These bikes are producing upwards of 700bhp so these riders will have you on the edge of your seat as they hustle them up the track in a bid to continue their six-second, 200mph+ form.
Funny Bike is another class worth highlighting with entrants forever pushing for six second passes. The rules are a little more relaxed and while they do permit wheelie bars and slicks as well as the use of methanol or nitro-methane fuel, the bike must remain recognisable as a production machine to match the manufacturer of the engine.
A look around the pit area will reveal a variety of engine set-ups with the favourite being an enormous turbocharger with the engine being powered by a healthy dose of methanol.
Accompanying classes will be Pro Stock Bike, the manufacturer’s class with emphasis on stock components and a recognisable appearance; Comp Bike; 8.50 & 9.50 bike; and finally Junior Drag Bike for the enthusiasts aged between eight and 16.
One thing’s for certain… you’ll be blown away by the engineering on show throughout the pit area and the pits are open throughout the weekend allowing you a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite teams before cheering them on from the stands!