Building on the success of MotoAmerica’s King of the Baggers race last year, the Bagger Racing League (BRL) is expanding. Although there’s only a single race announced so far—June 25-27 at the Utah Motorsports Campus—there is great interest in the developing series.Over two-dozen Harley-Davidson dealers, aftermarket companies, and other organizations are planning to participate in the Bagger Racing League.Harley-Davidson dealers in BRL
Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis
Harley-Davidson of Yuba City (California)
Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (Vacaville, CA)
Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
Quaid Harley-Davidson (Loma Linda, CA)
Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson (Thiensville, WI)
Zion Harley-Davidson (Washington, UT)
Other companies in BRL
Blakline Speed Shop
The Chopper Place
Fab 28 Industries
Leading Edge V-Twin
Miller Built Performance Cycles
My Garage – Ventura
Pistol Pete’s Custom Cycles
The Speed Merchant
Team Dream Rides
The Warrior Built Foundation
Sponsoring companies include Barnett, Drag Specialties, Fite, Lucas Oil, and Shred Moto.So far, the Bagger Racing League has established five classes:
Class 1. Hooligan GP: Includes V-twin-inspired platforms.
Class 2. Big Twin GP: Includes any large-displacement big twin.
Class 3. Stunt GP: Invited entrants compete in a judged stunt competition Friday night, and then take their bikes to the track for qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.
Class 4. Bagger GP. The premier class in the series, with Harley-Davidson and Indian touring bikes competing.
Class 5. Pro Stock Bagger.
With over 100 racers slated to hit the track in the various classes, enthusiasm is high. “We’re thrilled with the response,” says BRL founder Rob Buydos. “We thought there was a demand for this, and we’re excited to be proven right. The proliferation of performance baggers we’ve seen over the last half-decade inspired us to create an event that could help promote the parts that make these bikes so sought after. This is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to see how much it can grow.”Bagger Racing League is planning each race to be a three-day event. There will be a V-twin vendor village, an Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show, and stunt shows in addition to the racing. Camping will be available to the live audience, and they are putting together a television package. Various packages for the Utah Motorsports Campus range from $70 for a two-day pass to $2400 for an all-inclusive experience.
This week Teejay chats to Tyler Poppe. Tyler works on the TV show Mayans MC–and yet he doesn’t ride an American V-Twin. Wassup with that?? Also, Arthur finds out from friend Mike Cardillo about his thoughts on the full-size version of the Kawasaki KLX 140R F trail bike.