Ground Pounding Excitement Builds for
XDA’s WPGC Bike Fest

 

July 20, 2018

   Story courtesy of:  XDA

 
There is only one race you can’t miss this July, and that’s the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) 18th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 27-29, 2018 at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) located in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

There will be over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle drag racers in competition competing for $34,000 in cash purse at this event. But this event is more than just a drag race, the WPGC Bike Fest has something for everyone. Racing starts on Friday, then the volume gets turned up on Saturday and Sunday with an action-packed venue featuring something for everyone:

Eight Live Bands with a Headline by King Combs
The WPGC stage will be jamming with DC’s hottest bands on Sunday, and WPGC's own DJ Flexx and Tony Redz will be hosting the show! MDIR played host to Destiny’s Child right before they became a hit, and now we are featuring Diddy’s son, King Combs who is on the come up in the R&B market. Come out and witness history as King Combs turns into the next big star. The event will also feature seven other great performances by DJ Young Music, Top 5, Reesa Renee, Lesa Campbell, Mr. Major, Adam E, and T-Graves!

Baggers vs Slingshots Sound Off
Rickie Will from Team Money Cycles and Jimmie Da Plug from SS Takeover will be hosting a special “Bagger vs. Slingshot” Sound Off on Saturday afternoon.

Sound Competition and Custom Bike Show
Our Sound Competition and Custom Bike Show is hosted by Team Money Cycles and sponsored by Backyard Baggers and Bagger Boyz, and will feature more than 100 of the baddest bikes you have ever seen!


250mph Top Fuel Match Racing
The event will feature a 5-second, 250mph Top Fuel match race. These Nitro burning monsters carry the front wheel all the way to the 1/4 mile and shoot flames six feet in the air! Champion Larry "Spiderman" McBride and Dave Vantine will battle head-to-head on Saturday and Sunday aboard the meanest machines you have ever seen! In 2014 Jason Miller’s tack prep produced Top Fuel’s first side-by-side five-second run, so come out to MDIR and witness another historic run that you can tell your grandchildren about!

Paint The 1/4 Pink
The famous “Paint The 1/4 Pink” program is back as we raise money for the "Bikers Against Breast Cancer" foundation. This program is for female riders only and they will compete on Saturday. So, come on out and show your support.

Bikini Contest
The Bikini Contest has been a part of WPGC since the beginning and features the hottest girls of the DMV competing for bragging rights and $1200 of cold hard cash! Hot Girls in Bikinis, what else do you need to know?

Beer Garden with Bikini Bartenders
The beer garden is with the Bikini Bartenders is located right next to the stage and the grandstands! You can grab a nice cold beer or other refreshments while you listen to your favorite bands, watching the racing, or checking out the bikini contest!

VIP Bike Parking
Ride your bike to the event and get FREE parking Pit Side in the huge street bike corral.

Orient Express Pro Street
Class Points Leader – Jeremy Teasley

The Orient Express Pro Street class features 650+ horsepower motorcycles, these are the baddest street tire motorcycles in the world, and XDA has them. These turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous injected motorcycles are running at speeds over 220mph in the 1/4 mile in just 6-seconds. With over twenty bikes confirmed for this event, and cooler than average temperatures predicted, it’s going to be a battle of ET’s as racers try and move up the Pro Street GOAT list for bragging rights. And with only three events left in the season, racers will be fighting for a top ten finish to qualify for the chance to compete in front of 30,000 fans at the World Cup Finals Import vs. Domestic event in November at MDIR in a special $5,000 to win Pro Street Shootout sponsored by Platinum General Services.

And NEW for Pro Street - Starting at the WPGC Bike Fest, XDA is proud to announce the Penske Racing Shocks Pro Street Shootout with a $2,000 Cash payout! Eight riders will have the chance to enter for the CASH event that will eliminate during the three qualifying rounds on Saturday. On the Tuesday before each event, we will have an online sign-up in the Pro Street Riders Group page on Facebook at 8pm. The first 8 riders to sign up and pay the $250 entry will run at that event! Winner takes $2,000, and the Runner-up gets $250.00. That brings the total payout for Pro Street up to $8,150.00 in one weekend. And for the Battle Royale in September, we will increase the class to a 16-bike field with a payout of $4,000. Who is ready to win some cash while qualifying?

There is no other sanction more dedicated to the Pro Street class, and we are out to prove it! Qualifying starts Friday night at 8pm in this class, come out for night racing, you don’t want to miss a second of it!

DME Racing Real Street
Class Points Leader – Spencer Claycomb

The DME Racing Real Street class will see its first full field at the Bike Fest after several rules changes were posted four weeks ago giving several models additional wheelbase. Real Street Rookie, Spencer Claycomb, has qualified number one at both races and has made it to both finals giving himself a 7-1 round record for 2018. However, Eddie Chapman who took his first ever Real Street win has tasted victory and is showing up with his crew for another winner’s circle finish. Claycomb may lead points, but he will have to win a few rounds to keep it, and after some motor carnage at a race last weekend, he may have his hands full with the competition at MDIR.
 

HTP Performance Grudge

HTP Performance Grudge will once again run on the best-prepped track any series has to offer. The bikes in this class are wicked fast and will feature the best the East Coast has to offer in No-Time racing. At the last event, grudge racers were removing their slicks and replacing them with street tires because the track was so tight. This event will be no exception as we are expecting 30+ grudge bikes to show up and lay down their covert times. Will anyone have the stones to put up big dollars and challenge another heavy hitter or will everyone just be making test passes?

Vance & Hines 4.60
Class Points Leader – Boo Brown

The Vance & Hines 4.60 class is now in its sixth year and sports the most robust turnouts anywhere in the country. There are 25+ bikes already confirmed for this event! And, the competitors of this class are putting on a brutal show at each event. This class is so brutal the racers pull money together for a gamblers race during qualifying. Mike Thyen and Richard Gadson have both taken wins; however, Boo Brown and Mac McAdams have won enough rounds to keep themselves in front of the pack. We can guarantee a bloodbath of double-0 lights and numerous 4.60 ET’s in qualifying at the WPGC Bike Fest.
 

The FBR Shop 5.60
Class Points Leader – Jeremy Teasley

Since the inception of MIROCK, the 5.60 class has been a stable at the events. The FBR Shop 5.60 class features 1/8 mile racing with great side by side action from both street bikes and wheelie bar bikes. Jeremy Teasley and Spencer Claycomb have a firm hold on the top two points positions, but with one slip up, any of the top 15 riders in competition could do a class take over. So, show up and be ready to play.

Shinko Tires Crazy 8’s
Class Points Leader – Jeremy Teasley

Out of the three classes that Jeremy Teasley is leading in points, Shinko Tires Crazy 8’s is the class he holds the most significant gap. He has a forty-three point lead, but that can be taken away with one first-round loss by Teasley and a good weekend performance from any one of the top ten points holders. With only three events left in the season, there is no room for error.

Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman
Class Points Leader – Wilson Burkhead

In the last two races, Ryan Bonitatis and Jay Windsor have owned the top two spots in qualifying with their seven-second motorcycles. With Bonitatis on a 2007 Suzuki and Windsor on a 2007 Kawasaki, you have to wonder if the 07’s have something special going on in this class. Despite being the fastest bikes in the class, neither has won a race yet this year, Windsor has seen a final but botched his chances with a red light. Current points leader Wilson Burkhead took a win at the last race, but he can’t celebrate this lead as it’s only one point over Windsor and George Shriver. Will Bonitatis qualify number one for the third event in a row? Place your bets and come out and watch the bump spot drop all day!

MPS Racing Pro ET
Class Points Leader – Derrick Milbourne/Mike Schulz

With over 200 competitors in MPS Racing Pro ET points, this class has the tightest points battle over all the other categories. Current points leaders Derrick Milbourne and Mike Schulz have a slight lead over the class despite having not won an event this year. With two races in one weekend, racers have a chance to win $9,000 in payout and more importantly an opportunity to earn points, because every round counts in this championship chase.

Brock’s Performance Street ET
Class Points Leader – Bob Carlson

At the last event, points leader Roy Johnson didn’t fare well with two first-round losses in Brock’s Performance Street. This unfortunate series of luck made way for Bob Carlson, Mike Schulz, and Shayne Proctor to gain points on him to push Johnson to fourth place. Bob Carlson is now the leader of 136 competitors hunting for the Street ET championship. With only a slim lead he will need to win several rounds at Bike Fest if he wants to hold on to this potential title.

So, where will you be next weekend, at home cutting the grass or being entertained by the best drag racing promoters in the industry? Come be a part of history at XDA’s 18th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 27-29, 2018 at Maryland International Raceway, we have something for everyone.

Visit www.XDAracing.com for event information, class rules, schedule and more.

The Xtreme Dragbike Association is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers in competition. The XDA features professional and sportsman classes along with 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 info on the XDA, visit www.XDAracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing