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2021 AHDRA Set to Burn Atlanta Dragway

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AHDRA Atlanta Season Opener
April 16-18, 2021
Atlanta Dragway

AHDRA Set to Burn Atlanta Dragway

It’s historic Atlanta Dragway’s last season before being turned into a shopping center or housing development or whatever, and massive fields of thundering, flaming, AHDRA nitro bikes plan to leave little left standing in their wake.

More than 20 of the explosive V-Twins are expected to race when the AHDRA All-American motorcycle drag racing series starts the year off at the Commerce, Georgia speed facility on April 17-18, with test and tune on Friday, April 16.









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Rich Vreeland started off his Friends of TKR Top Fuel championship season last year by winning the opening race at Cordova. He’ll find repeating that task in Atlanta not impossible, but it will be far more difficult.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Amongst others, Vreeland will be facing a fully stocked Jay Turner Racing trailer, including two-time NHRA champ Tii Tharpe and defending NHRA champ Randal Andras.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Michael Beland is trading his saddlebags in on a blue barrel of CH3NO2 for Atlanta. Tracy Kile and his Bad Apple Racing team will be there, as well as Tim Kerrigan and Ryan Peery. Ryan is bringing both his Top Fuel and Nitro Funnybike, and Kerrigan might have Frank Velasco as a teammate.

NHRA record-holder Bob “Opie” Malloy, second generation nitro stud Armon Furr, Robert “Ziggy” Stewart and more are all expected to fire ‘em up, burn ‘em out, tote the wheel, and take the stripe.

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“We are excited be the first Top Fuel team to carry the number one plate for the new AHDRA and are looking forward to full fields this season at every event,” said Vreeland, who’s clearly up for the challenge.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Hawaya Racing Nitro Funnybike champion Rocky Jackson will also have his hands full defending his title, facing the likes of Gainesville winner Sam White, Peery (or hired rider Buddy Johnson), and more.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Pro Fuel also gets a big boost this year from Johnny Vickers’ Hawaya Racing, with guaranteed payouts regardless of bike counts. And like magic, bike counts are likely to increase.

Which means more work for LSR’s Preston “President” Bartlett as he seeks to repeat his championship in the carbureted nitro class. He’ll have Gainesville winner White, Jim Martin, Jeannette Thornley, and more to deal with.

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Just because nitro grabs the headlines doesn’t mean that gas isn’t ready to do some damage as well, and AHDRA comes packing plenty of gasoline heat.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Defending class champions Branon White, Jeff Workman, Mike Motto, Rylan Mason, Kevin Winters, John Price, Scott Schenkel, Greg Quinn, John Schotts, Brad Reiss Jr. and Tom Krava will defend their titles in GMS Racing Pro Open, Zippers Performance Pro Modified, Pingel Modified, Law Tigers Pro Bagger, Horsepower Inc. Hot Street, Outlaw Street, 9.30 index, Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson 9.90, 10:30 index, Universal Fleet & Tire 10.90, 11.50 index, T-Man Performance Bagger Eliminator, Mad Monkey Motorsports Eliminator, and Trophy.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Those racers will have to hold off contenders Travis Groff, Donnie Huffman, Vance Houdyshell, Justin Collier, Paul Watson, Darrell Smith, Charlie Walker, Manny “Flyin’ Taco” Carrasquillo, Jeremy Cullen, Gary DeGrange, Loreto Presce and more.

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Bill Rowe, his family, and the hardest working, all-American motorcycle drag racing organization in the business look forward to welcoming all to Atlanta Dragway’s farewell season and the next of many more for AHDRA.

AHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association

Racer gate opens at 9:00am for the 2:00 to 7:00 pm test and tune. Track goes hot at 11:00 am on Saturday with qualifying starting at noon. Track goes hot at 11:00 am on Sunday with eliminations starting at noon. Spectator passes are $25.00 for one day, $40.00 for two, or $45.00 for all three days.

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2021 Sponsors

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2021 AHDRA Schedule

  • April 17-18 / Atlanta Dragway
  • April 30-May 1 / Darlington Dragway – regional event
  • May 22-23 / Cecil County Dragway
  • June 4-6 / Rockingham Dragway
  • June 19-20 / National Trail Raceway
  • August 8-10 / Sturgis
  • September 17-18 / South Carolina Motorsports Park (eighth-mile)
  • October 1-3 / Summit Motorsports Park
  • November 6-7 / Gainesville Raceway

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2021 Classes

  • Top Fuel
  • Nitro Funny Bike – Hawaya Racing
  • Pro Fuel – Hawaya Racing
  • Pro Open – Gms Racing
  • Pro Modified – Zippers Performance
  • Modified
  • Pro Bagger – Law Tigers
  • Outlaw Street
  • Hot Street – Hp Inc.
  • 9.30 Index
  • 9.90 Index – Vreeland’s Harley Davidson
  • 10.30 Index
  • 10.90 Index – Universal Fleet & Tire
  • 11.50 Index
  • Bagger Eliminator – T-man Performance
  • Eliminator – Mad Monkey Motorsports
  • Trophy
Some classes under close scrutiny this year, updates and rules to be added soon.

AHDRA is owned by Pulse Marketing, the Hellertown, Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company run by veteran drag racer Rowe and his family. raceahdra.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ahdraracing
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/AHDRA

Questions? Contact Bill Rowe at bcrowe92891@gmail.com or at (484) 767-3908.

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