Sons of Speed is now selling tickets for their inaugural race, set for October of this year, and organizers are very pleased by initial sales. The SOS debut race features nine daredevil motorcycle racers and will run Saturday, October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at New Smyrna Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
"There has been so much enthusiasm from sponsors, fans and potential participants since we first announced the concept," said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. "Now the date's set, tickets are on sale, we have a full slate of riders and we can't wait for October."
Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway's half-mile, banked racetrack, the inaugural race will feature 9 riders in several different heats, and winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride identical hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.
Patrons have three ticket options:
(1) Special presale pricing for single-day tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for kids until September 1--these tickets get you in the gate JUST on the 15th (after 9/1, single-day presale tickets are $20 per-person)
(2) $50 presale gets you VIP access and choice seating, allowing you to watch the practice session on the 14th and attend the race on the 15th
(3) $250 presale gets you a 1-hour group tour of Billy's shop and choice seating for both days ** About Sons Of Speed**
Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons Of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Biketoberfest® in October 2016. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons Of Speed race will feature some of the sport's most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Jay Allen (motorcycle racer/promoter and proprietor, Broken Spoke Saloons), Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, and many more. Official Sons of Speed merchandise is available here. For more information on the debut race and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.