The XDA at VMP

Jeremy Teasley, Pro Street winner.


The Xtreme Dragbike Association took part in the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park on June 22-24.


Friday night rain disrupted the first qualifying session, but Saturday was clear and most of the racing was finished on Sunday before rain ended the event with four classes not completed.


Pro Street: Jeremy Teasley, 6.791 def. Rodney Williford, 7.512


Real Street: Eddie Chapman, 7.72 def. Spencer Claycomb, 7.76

Pro Liter: Richard Gadson on “Dead Man” def. Jaques Gaskins on “Soldier of Fortune”


Pro Nitrous: John Fernandez on “Under the Influence” def. Jeremy Teasley on “Grave Digger”

Pro Extreme: Jeremy Teasley on “Kool-Aid” def. Chris Moore on “Cash is King”

4.60: Richard Gadson, 4.605 def. Tim Shelton, 4.638

Top Sportsman: Wilson Burkhead def. George Shriver (broke out)

Pro ET: Dale Hamilton def. Dana Mack

Street ET: Dana Mack def. Pablo Gonzalez


The Real Street class will be getting a rule update that goes into effect for the next event July 27-29 at MDIR: Nitrous ZX-14 bikes are getting 1 more inch; Nitrous ZX-10 bikes are getting 2 more inches; All Motor 1000 bikes are getting 2 more inches. Click here to read the complete Real Street Rules.


The next stop for the 2018 XDA season will be at Maryland International Raceway for the famed 18th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 27-29.

Off the Track: Unintended Consequences?

Some U.S. companies say they are already feeling a squeeze from Mr. Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum, forcing them to charge customers more for their products.


As a result, the companies told the Wall Street Journal, some customers have chosen to take their business to foreign suppliers that use cheaper materials that are not subject to the tariffs.


For example, Harley-Davidson recently announced that as a result of the escalating trade war with the European Union the Wisconsin-based company will move their motorcycle production overseas. Harley-Davidson explained that the E.U. tariffs (announced in response to the U.S. tariffs on E.U. goods) would result in an increase of about $2,200 per average motorcycle exported from the U.S. to the E.U.


In addition to the E.U., as a result of the announced U.S. tariffs, other countries have planned tariffs on U.S. goods, including Canada, Mexico and China, expanding the effects to agriculture products as well as steel and aluminum, with a potentially large impact on several industries. It remains to be seen how all this shakes out in the coming months.  

Tickets available for SEMA Hall of Fame Installation Gala

The Specialty Equipment Market Assn. will hold a dinner honoring the new SEMA Hall of Fame inductees along with the incoming and outgoing SEMA Board of Directors on Friday, July 20, at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. Tickets are available at here.

New Product of the Day


Strange Mustang Rear Brake Kit

Strange Engineering has been an innovator in drag racing brakes for over 20 years, and now announces the Strange rear brake kit for 2015-19 Mustangs. It features directional calipers and a new 2-piece rotor design. The Strange Engineering 2-piece rotors utilize a unique floating rotor design that allows for axial and radial growth as temperatures increase. The kit also allows for 15-inch wheels, which do not fit with the factory brakes. When coupled with the matching front brake kit the Strange brake system provides the most dependable brakes on the market.  



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