The Sand Hills of North Carolina will turn green with cold, hard cash when Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway hosts a big money motorcycle drag race on April 17-19, 2015. This race essentially takes the stars and bikes of the most popular classes run at Rockingham during the old MIRock series and increases their payout.
Pro ET will pay a whopping $5000 to winners on BOTH Saturday AND Sunday, providing there are minimum 75 bike fields. It will be wheelie-bar bikes (no delay boxes or electronic throttlestops allowed) vs. no-bar bikes for 1320 supremacy. Greensboro’s Alan Fields, Gastonia’s Greg Clarke, and West Virginia’s Brian Canoles will lead the way for the bar-bike contingent, while Brian Guarino—who took a $5000 win at The Rock back in August last year—will defend on his streetbike. Some racers, like Washington DC’s Boo Brown, Maryland’s Dale Hamilton, and Ohio’s Ben Knight, have both styles in their trailer to choose from—so which will they?
Street ET pays $2000 to both nights’ winners with at least 50 bike fields. Connecticut Yankee Bob Carlson will be making the trip to take on all southerners, including Tennessee’s Dustin Lee, Georgia’s Baybay Yarbrough and Stanley Russell, Virginia’s Michael “Ice Cold Killer” Herman, Brandon Bachmeier, BJ Pryer and Barry Pryer Sr., Harrisburg’s Travis Boudreaux, Lillington’s Jordan “By the Fire” McDougald and more.
5.60 and 8.88 Index classes will pay $1000 each to win with minimum 32 bike fields, qualifying on Saturday to race on Sunday. Will MIRock 5.60 champion Michael Ostrowski come down from New York to defend his turf?
Also included in the weekend program will be the Grudge bikes and big money Grudge racing that made Rockingham famous, with riders like Steven “Mr. 660” Dumas, Michael “Hand-Clutch” Hinson, Kyron Drake and more.
So come take Earwood’s money and be a part of this new era at Rockingham Dragway.
Find out more about Rockingham Dragway: www.rockinghamdragway.com
This report was prepared by Tim Hailey. Photos are for editorial use only. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about motorcycle drag racing and more at http://www.eatmyink.com