AMA Dragbike Calls it Quits

June 27, 2010 by  
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AMA Dragbike announced on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 that they are immediately ceasing the operations. According to the AMA Dragbike site, "Effectively immediately, Hammer Motorsports DBA AMA Dragbike Series, will cease operations indefinitely."

The emailed announcement from AMADragbike.com:

Effectively immediately, AMA Dragbike will cease operations indefinitely.

Regretfully, today’s economic climate, rising costs and decreasing revenue makes it fiscally irresponsible to continue doing business. The final details are being worked out at this time.

"Motorcycle Drag Racing has been a passion for both of us for many years and we have given all of ourselves to this sport," said Brandi Neithamer, Vice President of AMA Dragbike. "We knew this year would be very difficult given the economic conditions but we never anticipated it would go downhill so quickly. Scott and I have a tough road ahead of us to close the business, and we hope to receive the support of the community during this difficult time."

"If there are any parties interested in starting another sanction that will carry on the professional level and values of AMA Dragbike, please feel free to contact us," she continued. "We will do everything in our power to help you succeed."

AMA Dragbike would like to thank all the racers, sponsors and fans that have helped support the organization (formerly AMA Prostar) over the last 21 years. We have always strived to hold safe, fair and exciting racing events, and we appreciate all that have helped us achieve that goal.

Best wishes to all in our racing community,

Scott Valetti
Brandi Neithamer

AMA Dragbike

The AMADragbike.com site also notes:

"The AMA will be issuing their own statement regarding the future of the AMA Dragbike Series,” Neithamer continued. “If there are any parties interested in discussing our operation of the series, please feel free to contact us. We will do everything in our power to help you succeed."

For more information, check the announcement at amadragbike.com

AMA Dragbike Cancels Pro Stock Motorcycle Races

July 18, 2008 by  
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AMA Dragbike has announced that they've canceled all races in their Pro Stock Motorcycle class for the rest of the racing season. The cancellation is immediate, so the Pro Stock class will not run at the next race. The next scheduled AMA Dragbkie race is the Pingel Thunder Nationals at Indy.

AMA Dragbike president Scott Valetti stated,“the rising cost of racing in the class led to a lack of participation, which led to this decision. It simply makes no sense to continue running the class when racers are choosing not to run it.”

Pro Stock Motorcycle entries have been declining at AMA Dragbike and NHRA events this year. Racers have struggled to secure major season sponsors and have also suffered due to higher fuel expenses as they travel to major series events, causing some to stay home. The increased travel expenses have reduced racer participation in all professional drag racing series.

AMA Dragbike will introduce their new Factory Extreme class at the Pingel Thunder Nationals. AMA Dragbike says that the Factory Extreme class is the, Pro Stock for modern bikes." The class is for modern production sportbikes set up for drag racing, using slicks and wheelie bars, will be run an exhibition series this year. Factory Extreme will be a competition class series in 2009.

2008 AMA Dragbike B&B Promotions Bikeweek Nationals Results

March 24, 2008 by  
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Dragbike.com has a great wrap-up of the AMA Dragbike season opener at South Georgia Motorsports Park that you should checkout:

One number can sum up the AMA Dragbike 2008 B&B Promotions Bikeweek Nationals at Valdosta: 5.799.

It didn’t come until the waning moments of the event but it was worth the wait. The greatest champion Top Fuel has ever known

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AMA Dragbike Announces Membership Changes in 2008

February 17, 2008 by  
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AMA Dragbike has announces new temporary memberships that make it more affordable for local racers to compete in AMA Dragbike events when the national tour comes to their town...

Go to AMA Dragbike to read the details and see the prices.

Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson, Steve Rapp And Austin Stroupe To Appear At Long Beach Motorcycle Show

December 9, 2007 by  
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Rickey Gadson, Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Austin Stroupe will be in attendance on Saturday, December 8, to sign autographs from 12:00 to ...

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14: Polishing the edges on the dragstrip contender

November 28, 2007 by  
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Subtle refinements give the very un-subtle Kawasaki ZX-14 even more low-end power By Denny Thrush Photos by Adam Campbell and Evans Brasfield Whether it's Supercross or Superbike, the manufacturers today face a ...

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Vixen of Velocity

November 20, 2007 by  
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Tim Hailey

Race bikes and show bikes bear some similarities, but the two are rarely the same. The sweet customs you see in the pages of 2WT may borrow their bulging turbos, fat-ass tires, and stretched and slammed loins from the dragstrip, but they could never hang with a real race bike when called upon — no matter what kind of horsepower numbers they tout. Consequently, no matter how sharp race bikes look on the track, they tend to disappoint under close inspection. Like when the lights go up in the strip club at the end of the night, or when the morning sun shines on that fine looking MILF from last night — close inspection reveals the scars of battle, patches made in the heat of the thrash, and visual compromises made in pursuit of .001 on the clock.


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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson Finishes Second in Gainesville

November 16, 2007 by  
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Rickey Gadson piloted his ZX -14 to the runner-up position in the Super Street class during the final round of the AMA ProStar National Championship Series in Gainesville, Fla.

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