The city of Sturgis is very excited to team up with Ben and Eric Bostrom, “The Boz Bros,” to bring a new element to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 2014 will be the inaugural year of a multi-year partnership with the legendary brothers hosting a ride and a night at the Sturgis Dragway during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
“Moving forward we want to ensure young motorcyclists, the sport bike community, and two wheel enthusiasts from all walks of life feel welcome at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for many years to come,” said Brenda Vasknetz, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Director.
Eric Bostrom has earned four national titles in both dirt track racing and road racing totaling 46 AMA victories. Ben Bostrom is an X-Games gold medalist and former AMA Superbike, Supersport and Supermoto national champion.
“The Boz Bros Night at the Sturgis Dragway” will take place on Tuesday, August 5th and Ben and Eric will host “The Boz Bros Sturgis Ride” on Wednesday, August 6th.
“It’s been a couple of decades since we’ve been to Sturgis. When we were kids we came with our Dad, Dave Bostrom, to compete in the Sturgis Short track and ½ mile” said Ben Bostrom “We are excited to come back and be apart of this historic event!”
On Tuesday, August 5th starting at 7:30 p.m. and going into the night Eric and Ben invite everyone down to the Sturgis Dragway to compete. “The Boz Bros Night at the Sturgis Dragway with Rickey Gadson” will be a one-of-a-kind race event. This event is open to all. If you want to race it, Eric and Ben will line you up: sport bikes, pit bikes, golf carts, café racers, and of course, Harley’s! You bring it and you get to race it down the 1/8 mile at the Sturgis Dragway!
Boz Bros’ friend and 10-time Pro Champion Drag Racer Rickey Gadson will be on hand as the Boz Bros event ambassador. “I’m excited to support my friends and introduce my drag race school, ‘Launch Like A Pro,’ to a wider demographic of riders,” expressed Rickey Gadson who will be hosting a riding seminar at the event. “I think it will be a fun event and hope to introduce a lot of people to the sport of drag racing.”
Tickets to witness the races, or to register to race can be purchased at the gate for only $25. Visit www.westernmotodrags.com or call Sandra Alberti at 208-850-5795.
“The Boz Bros Sturgis Ride” will take place Wednesday, August 6th. The ride starts at the City of Riders Motorcycle Expo, and will be a scenic 60-mile ride through the Black Hills with a memorable stop at the Deadwood Franklin Hotel where all registered riders will be provided with snacks, beverages, and a group photo.
As riders continue on the ride they will be hosted to a BBQ at the ride’s last stop, the World Famous Knuckle Saloon. Participants will also receive a one-of-a-kind gift bag with a limited edition ride shirt. Space for the ride is extremely limited. The first 50 advance online ride registrations will be entered to win an autographed Eric Bostrom replica Icon helmet or a Ben Bostrom replica Shoei helmet. Participation in the ride will allow you to enjoy an incredible experience for a good cause with proceeds benefiting the Sturgis Youth Recreation programs.
For more information, visit www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com.