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Bagger Racing League Announced

On Jan. 25, 2021, the biggest news to hit the Harley-Davidson and V-twin motorcycle community arrived in the formation of the Bagger Racing League at the V-twin Only Track Day at Chuckwalla Raceway in Southern California.

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The idea was to bring the V-twin performance community to a road race track and let the world know what the upgrades are all about. The V-twin Only Track Day with the help of Tony from Shred Moto Co. and Eric from Jiffy Tune, hosted over 100 American big twin bikes at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway and it was the perfect opportunity for the big announcement. 

Bagger Racing League welcomed DRAG Specialties, world leader in V-twin aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel distribution, as their Title Sponsor. 

Bagger Racing League founder Rob Buydos and Chief Operations Officer John Oakes welcomed representatives from the best aftermarket parts and accessory companies and race teams in the world as they all took part in signing a commitment to race with the Bagger Racing League for the 2021 Season. 

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Race team conformations included:

  • Alloy Art
  • Barnett
  • Bassani
  • Feuling Parts
  • Performance Machine
  • Saddleman
  • Slyfox
  • The Speed Merchant
  • Trask Performance
  • More teams will be announced as they sign on.

Additionally, the biggest news in the custom bike game was also announced! Zach and Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles have signed a commitment to host a massive custom motorcycle show at the 2021 event. 

“With the rise of performance baggers we’ve seen over the last five years, we wanted an event that could help promote those parts that make these bikes so sought after. This is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to see where it leads,” said Rob Buydos, Bagger Racing League founder.

Bagger Racing League race will be a three-day event, featuring the world’s largest V-twin vendor village at a road racetrack, stunt shows, camping, the Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show and much more. Each event will telecast live and feature a live audience.

If the V-twin Only Track Day is any indication, and with over 100 riders and nine separate Harley-Davidson dealerships with staff or their principals participating, as well as riders coming all the way from Maine, the Bagger Racing League is sure to sell out quickly.

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“Bagger Racing League will allow Harley-Davidson and V-twin parts manufacturers to showcase their performance parts in a competitive atmosphere. I am excited to be a part of the team and to take my passions—for events, motorcycles, sponsorship, marketing and racing—and combined them all into one loud, fast and fun weekend,” said John Oakes with BRL.

BRL will feature four classes of racing:

1. Hooligan GP: Includes V-twin inspired platform.

2. Big Twin GP: Includes any large-displacement big twin.

3. Stunt GP: Is an invitational. Invited entrants will compete in a judged stunt competition on Friday night then take the same bike to the track for qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.  

4. Premier Class Bagger GP: Harley-Davidson and Indian touring bikes duke it out in the fight for dominance.

Bagger Racing League Round 1 will take place June 25–27, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Utah Motorsports Complex.

Presale tickets, hotel packages, camping and more will be available for an early bird presale on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Those interested can sign up for presale ticket access at BaggerRacingLeague.com.

If you missed the live announcement, see the video on the Bagger Racing League Facebook page.

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