This past weekend if you were in the Midwest, specifically Indianapolis at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you would have heard something unusual coming from the track, the sound of motorcycles racing, I’m not talking about the high revving in-line 4 cylinder race bikes, I’m talking about V-twin engines tucked inside a race spec version of Harley-Davidson’s XR1200. Sure you may say this is nothing new, people have been racing motorcycles for a really long time, and you would be right, however this is a spec class that only allows the same modifications to all the bikes. Due to the fact all racers start with the same bike and use the exact same mods needed to put this bike on the track means the racing is on a level playing field and usually results in a tougher competition. Probably one of the neatest things to come out of this series is the range of racers, some are seasoned pros while others are everyday people. This class is a fairly inexpensive to enter, and has “Joe Neighbor” racing with the big names,and at times beating them. The race series offers 12 races at 11 of the best road courses across the U.S. so this is no cake walk. The XR1200 series had 2 races at Indy, 1 Saturday, and 1 Sunday, full of excitement including a crash leading to a winner change after review. Proving it is capable of entertaining the masses, “Motorcycles on Meridian ” was an event in downtown Indianapolis around Monument Circle that was a gathering of all types of motorcycles from bone stock, to radical custom builds, and just about everything in between with a focus on motorcycling, motorcyclist, and race fans and gave them a chance to celebrate all thing motorcycles.
Saturday Race Results:
Congrats to all the racers from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com)
It looks like Indianapolis Motor Speedway has proven to be a 1st Class facility as they are going to announce next years dates very soon. If you missed it this year, make planes to get to Indianapolis next summer for some great racing in a world class venue – The Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.