2007 Daytona Bike Week: At The Speedway
The Tradition Continues
AHDRA DragsNow in its 29th year, the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) started out as a club organization in the late '70s with 50-60 competitors. Since then it's grown into a national organization hosting 250-350 racers and 7,500-10,000 spectators at most events. Each ticket lets fans circulate through team pit areas, where they can watch racing teams work on their bikes and speak with riders and mechanics first hand. In '06 the AHDRA boasted the largest payout in the history of Harley drag racing: more than $1 million in cash and prizes, thanks in large part to Harley-Davidson and sponsors such as S&S, JIMS, Drag Specialties, and Mac Tools.
AMA Flat-Track SeriesIn 1954 the AMA created the Grand National Championship series of 18 points races, and although it included some road races, flat-track events predominated. In 1986 the road and flat-track events were separated because bikes had become more specialized. Thus the AMA Flat-Track series was born, and since then Harley and non-Harley enthusiasts alike have turned out to watch racers go sideways through dirt corners at speeds in excess of 100 mph. Like other AMA racing series, the Flat-Track season kicks off during Bike Week before making its way around the United States.
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