Press Release from The nation’s biggest motorcycle drag racing and culture event has one-upped its game. The always mega-huge WPGC Bike Fest will feature ear-splitting, eye-burning nitro bikes in full-on competition for the first time—not just a match race. It’s the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL)’s first Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout, and its dedicated to the nitro legend that mastered them all—Elmer Trett.
Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s blown Trim-Tex/Pingel bike and the Screamin’ Yellow Zonker of David Vantine will have to take on all-comers this time around—including the thundering Nitro Harley of Bob Spina and the beautiful billet ‘Busa of Korry Hogan.
As if the WPGC Bike Fest didn’t already pack Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) with huge counts of dragbikes, DC’s hottest live music and custom bikes, MC clubs, the East Coast’s wildest stunts and—of course—those incredible Maryland bikini models and bikini bartenders in the beer garden.
Not to mention IDBL’s usual slate of eliminations between the best motorcycle drag racers in America—and beyond—starting with pilots of the nearly 700 horsepower of the world’s quickest streetbikes of Orient Express Pro Street. Three-time champion Joey Gladstone and his DME Racing teammate—two-time Battle Royale winner Terence Angela—will have a harder time meeting in an all-DME final this time around, as Bike Fest always means a bigger field and increased competition—including the expected return of Richard Gadson on Brad Mummert’s further revision of his old school Suzuki GS.
DME Real Street champion Anibal “Cannibal” Merced raced his way to the win in that class in June, and will seek to defend his turf against the fellow-nitrous-huffing Kawasaki ZX14 of Roger Starrette, Gladstone’s DME Real Street all-motor ‘Busa, the eventual return to competitiveness of multi-time champ Jeremy Teasley, and more. Will IDBL Tech Director Will King pour over these bikes in post-race teardowns again …read more
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