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Tuesday 14 March 2023

American Motorcyclist Association

AMA and AHDRA - 2023 Partnership

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is to return to drag racing with the All Harley Drag Race Association's AMA Featured series.

The partnership sees AMA return to drag racing on a national scale after a long hiatus, sanctioning the national drag racing series as one of its AMA Featured series. The series will kick off at Fountain's North Florida Motorplex on March 17-19.

"It's great for the AMA to be back in the drag racing business with this Featured series," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "It's been a pleasure working with Bill Rowe at the AHDRA, and we're looking forward to getting reinvolved in all the excitement of motorcycle drag racing."

AHDRA President Bill Rowe

The AMA AHDRA Drag Racing Series will hold races across the country, with each event celebrating American motorcycle and drag racing cultures. The three nitromethane-burning "fuel" classes - featuring lightning-fast motorcycles with quarter-mile records of 6.21 seconds at over 233 mph - include: Top Fuel, Nitro Funnybike and Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel. 

Gas classes include heads-up, out the back door pro classes, index and bracket classes, including baggers, street bikes and wheelie-bar bikes. Every event will also feature a chance for first-time racers to hit the track and hone their drag racing skills.

"I think it's going to be great exposure for the riders and our organization and will help grow our sport and get worldwide recognition," said AHDRA President Bill Rowe. "The AMA is known all over the world for what they do. I'd like to thank Joe Bromley, Mike Scott and AMA's Ken Saillant for helping push this through."

2022 AHDRA top fuel champion Tracy Kile

2022 AHDRA series champions included Tracy Kile in Top Fuel, Nitro Funnybike's Michael Balch, Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel's Sam White, GMS Xtreme Outlaw's Charley Douglass, Horsepower Inc. Pro Outlaw Bagger's Reggie "Hamma" Elliott, MTC Pro Comp Outlaw's Khole Sellers, Scott Tomsu in T-Man Performance Super Stock and V-Twin Powersports Hot Rod Bagger Zipper's Performance Pro Modified's George Futch and Pingel Modified's Kimberly "K-Charm" Deshields.