DRAG RACING | NHRA Las Vegas April 1-3, 2016

Neon and Nitro

The fastest riders on 2 wheels go over 220 MPH in just over 6 seconds.

The fastest riders on 2 wheels go over 220 MPH in just over 6 seconds.

Photo: John Zamora

If you have never had the opportunity to attend a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) event, add it to your bucket list of motorsports events. While NHRA focuses mainly on the four wheel vehicles of all sizes and shapes, each round also has it's own set of motorcycle races.
The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway took place this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The weather couldn't have been more perfect with temperatures being hot during the day, and cool in the evenings. The Pro Stock Motorcycle had a pass on the weekend, but that allowed the attention be focused on the Nitro Harley bikes. While the cars have steel cages and years of development of safety equipment, the Nitro bikes had only a leather suit to protect them as they traveled down the 1/4 mile track reaching speeds of over 220+ MPH at the mid 6 seconds mark. Other's may think that MotoGP riders are the fastest on two wheels, but nothing compares to the speeds that these riders achieve. After the dust settled and after a broken motor during the burnout, it was the ASB Racing bike taking home the final win on Sunday.

This is where the magic happens.

This is where the magic happens.

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Simpson Car Helmets.

Simpson Car Helmets.

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The Nitro Harley motors are nothing short of mechanical marvels of compact power..

The Nitro Harley motors are nothing short of mechanical marvels of compact power..

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One of the best parts of NHRA is the access to the racers.

One of the best parts of NHRA is the access to the racers.

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Righteous Machine Corp

Righteous Machine Corp

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Tony Ruggiero

Tony Ruggiero

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ASB Racing

ASB Racing

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ASB Racing

ASB Racing

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Hog Heaven Motorcycle Shop

Hog Heaven Motorcycle Shop

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After a broken motor during the burnout, it was the ASB Racing bike taking home the final win on Sunday.

After a broken motor during the burnout, it was the ASB Racing bike taking home the final win on Sunday.

Photo: John Zamora

ASB Racing bike taking home the final win on Sunday.

ASB Racing bike taking home the final win on Sunday.

Photo: John Zamora

TOP FUEL HARLEY
POSITION DRIVER POINTS
01 Len Darnell Jr 181
02 Charles Pelrine 175
03 Ron Gledhill 145
04 Michael Pelrine 129
05 Kevin Boyer 115
06 Julian Seaman 108
07 Jay Turner 93
08 Anthony Ruggiero 72
09 Tii Tharpe 71
10 Tommy Grimes Jr 35
PRO FUEL HARLEY
POSITION DRIVER POINTS
01 David Larson 93
02 Janette Thornley 71
03 Tyler Wilson 39
04 Dennis Fisher 38

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