Sons Of Speed Inaugural Race
Sons of Speed has announced they are postponing their inaugural race. The contest had been set to take place at New Smyrna Speedway during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week in March 2016. The debut race date is to be determined.
“Well, obviously, we hate to postpone,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “But we have really high standards, and we worried about meeting them under the time constraints we faced. There has been so much enthusiasm from potential sponsors, fans and participants–we have to get it right.”
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. Set to be held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, paved, banked racetrack, the inaugural race will feature up to 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 1000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.
Anticipation and curiosity has run rampant since news of the event first broke, and the reception Lane received when demoing bikes at the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was overwhelming. Lane rode on of his board-track racers at the Broken Spoke Campground to great fanfare, and big crowds graced every Sons of Speed information session and photo opportunity.
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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. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle 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), Warren and Billy Lane, and many more.