News – Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride

Race, Rock ‘n’ Ride returns to Santa Pod Raceway over the weekend of May 20-21 following a hugely successful debut in 2016!

Didn’t this bike spring from the late John Hurt’s chest in Alien?

For the first time, the weekend-long festival of motorcycling — backed by Principal Insurance — will be an official round of the ACU National Drag Bike championships, which means there will be a whole host of bikes in all shapes and sizes going insanely quick down the quarter-mile. Topping the bill will be the Funny Bike class, featuring monsters capable of completing the run in an astonishing six seconds!

He’s warming up!

For road riders, the biggest draw might well be the Super Street Bike class with relatable machines that have been known to clock speeds of more than 200mph.

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That promises to be special, and so does this: Eric Teboul will be making a few passes throughout the show’s duration, and these are spectacles you do not want to miss (and if you blink, you might!). Eric holds the world record for being the fastest-accelerating man on two wheels having reached speeds in excess of 280mph over the quarter-mile in his hydrogen peroxide-powered machine… that’s a breathtaking five second run!

Plenty of strip action.

All the favourites from last year are back, which includes jaw-dropping stunt action. New for 2017 will be the Broke FMX team treating visitors to a couple of action-packed performances each day as they leap 35ft in the air across distances approaching 100ft! Our sister titles Fast Bikes and Back Street Heroes are in on the action once again, with the Fast Bikes Run What Ya Brung competition allowing have-a-go heroes the chance to test their mettle on the world’s most famous drag strip. And it’s the Custom Show for BSH, with several exquisite motorcycles on display which will have showgoers in awe. Classic Racer is involved for 2017 also, and will provide something else for the senses as iconic race machines are fired up in the GP Paddock. You can almost smell the Castro! R!

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