AMA Dragbike Calls it Quits


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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


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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

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


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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.

Sanctioning Bodies


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North American Professional Motorcycle

Drag Racing Sanctioning Organizations

AHDRA - All Harley Drag Racing Association

ADRL - American Drag Racing League

AMA Dragbike – American Motorcycle Association

CMDRA - Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association

NHRA – National Hot Rod Association

Pro Motorcycle Drag Racing Info


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Professional motorcycle drag racing classifications and general motorcycle requirements from the respective competition sanctioning bodies.

NHRA
National Hot Rod Association

Pro Stock Motorcyle (PSM - formerly known as Pro Stock Bike)

1998 or later model bikes which retain a stock appearance. Bikes must have a front fender, simulated headlight and taillight, and manufacturer brand on both sides. The engine and body make must be the same brand. Weight minimums are set for each engine configuration and displacement and are subject to change to maintain a competitive field.

AHDRA
All Harley Drag Racing Association

Top Fuel (TF) - Completely unlimited, nitro fueled drag bikes.

Pro Fuel (PF) - Nitro fueled, unlimited drag bikes, 151 cubic inch maximum engine displacement.

Pro Stock (PS) - Stock appearing Buell, Sportster XL, VR, FX based carbureted motorcycles, 160 cubic inch engine displacement limit, minimum weight with rider 550 lbs. post run.

Pro Dragster (PD) - Nitro fueled V-twin drag bikes up to 121 cubic inch engine displacement limit, carburetor only.

Pro Gas (PG) - Gasoline or alcohol burning V-twin drag bkes with various engine displacements and intake system options.

Pro Modified
(PM) - Stock appearing street legal Buell, Sportster XL, and FX based.

Street Pro (SP) - Street legal Buell, Sportster, and Big Twin based carburetor only motorcycles, 200 cubic inch engine displacement limit.

ADRL
American Drag Racing League

Pro Extreme Motorcyle (PXM) (Pro Mod Bikes) - Carbureted, gasoline fueled only motorcycles, nitrous allowed, no superchargers or turbochargers. Bodywork must represent original manufacturers design.

AMA Dragbike
American Motorcycle Association

Online Rulebook
Pro Classes
Top Fuel
Funnybike
Pro Mod
Pro Stock
Pro Street

CMDRA
Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (similar to AHDRA)

Top Fuel (TF) - Unlimited, nitro fueled V-twin drag bikes. injected or supercharged V-twin up to 200 cubic inch engine displacement limit.

Pro Fuel (PF) - Nitro fueled V-twin drag bikes up to 151 cubic inch engine displacement limit, fuel injection only.

Pro Dragster (PD) - Nitro fueled V-twin drag bikes up to 122 cubic inch engine displacement limit, carburetor only.

Pro Gas (PG) - Gasoline or alcohol burning V-twin drag bkes with various engine displacements and intake system options.

Pro Stock (P) - Stock appearing Buell, Sportster XL, VR, FX based carburetor only motorcycles, 200 cubic inch engine displacement limit.

Modified (M) - Race, or street legal, gasoline fueled V-twins up to 122 cubic inch engine displacement limit, with weight restrictions.

Pro Modified (PM) - Modified production-based engine drag bikes running 9.99 second E.T. or quicker. Various fuel and intake systems are legal, with weight restrictions.