A score of nitro superstars will be in action this weekend at Orlando Speed World Dragway. And these superstars have made plenty of thunder on the NHRA tour.
However, these racers are not in fire-breathing Funny Cars or Top Fuel Dragsters.
The American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA), the nation’s premier all-American motorcycle drag racing organization, is bringing in the two-wheeled nitro-burners that have taken NHRA national events by storm, including past champion Jay Turner’s incredible ProCharged “Lagertha,” which ran 6.18 at nearly 236 mph last time out in Houston. They will be part of the AMRA Speed World Nationals.
“I’m looking forward to going back to a Harley race and getting back to where we came from,” said Turner, whose most recent AMRA event was the Jim McClure Nationals last fall at Rockingham Dragway.
Turner will have to face the likes of teammate Randal Andras, Bad Apple Racing’s Tracy Kile, Jake Stordeur, Don Becker on one of Don “DJ” Johnson’s bikes, and more in round after round of ground-pounding action.
Top Fuel’s one gear, injected cousins are Nitro Funnybikes. Champion Rich Vreeland will be in Orlando trying to regroup from a disappointing performance at the season opener at Beech Bend, where “Houston” Hal Cort took home the win. They will have to deal with nitro heroes like Ryan Perry, Gary Stroud on Red Rhea’s bike, and more.
— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) January 4, 2019