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Bikes in the Valley : October Race Results

Bikes in the Valley

Orient Express Bikes In the Valley
Fall Spectacular Lebanon Valley – Dragway, NY
October 14, 2017

Bob’s Stacks, and 100’s of bikes!

122 entries enjoyed beautiful weather at the final BIV race of 2017.

Race Teams traveled from CT. MA. ME. NH. NJ. NY. RI. TN. VA. and VT. for the 12th year of the Orient Express Bikes In the Valley experience.


DME Racing 9 Below
2017 Champion – Bob Carlson

W – Bob Carlson
RU – Scott McGrath
#1 Qualifier – Tom Pederson


Vanson Leathers Pro ET
2017 Champion – Bob Carlson

W – Bob Carlson
RU – Ron Blake
#1 Qualifier – Dustin Lee


M2 Shocks Street ET
2017 Champion – Ben Knight

W – Bob Bradley
RU – Ashon Dickerson
#1 Qualifier – Ben Knight


Ben KnightBen Knight (VA.) capped off his 2017 Orient Express, M2 Shocks Street ET Championship w/the World Wide Bearings #1 Qualifier in Street ET. (.001) Ben made all the races, grabbed a bunch of Dragbike.com BAMF points, and had a BLAST. It was great to have Ben at BIV, even if he did get most of the Street money!


Bob Bradley (NY) took the $800 M2 Shocks Street ET win Kawasaki ZX-14. Bob took out all the “hitters” on the way to the final where he got by Ashon “Capo” Dickerson by .001. Bob beat; NH. RU Dave Nadeau, Ben Knight, Bob Carlson and Dustin Lee. Ashon proclaimed him the “Hatchet Man” for cutting through the Murders Row side of the ladder.


Ashon “Capo” Dickerson (NJ) was the M2 Shocks Street ET Runner up on Big Bo’s salvage Busa. It was Ashon’s 1st BIV experience and he said we were like family.


Dustin Lee (TN.) was the MTC Engineering #1 Qualifier in Vanson Leathers Pro ET. (.0000) Dustin enjoyed his inaugural BIV experience.

B.O.B Carlson (CT.) won Vanson Leathers Pro ET in a double Red Light Final over Ron Blake. This win allowed BOB to get the 2017 Orient Express Vanson Leathers Pro ET Championship by 3 points over Bog Blake! B.O.B got a stack + with Bog getting ½ stack. Vanson Leathers
Pro ET featured 56 entries.

Tom Pederson (MA.) sped to another Vantine ImagingDME Racing 9 Below #1 Qualifier Bonus.

B.O.B Carlson Doubled up with the win in DME Racing 9 Below on his ZX-14. Bob was taking names and winning 2 classes and 2 Orient Express Bikes In the Valley Championships! Twenty five 9 Below entries = $1,270 for B.O.B. Bob did all right for the weekend with $2,345 + double points championship bonuses!

Ron “Bog” Blake (CT.) Vanson Leathers  PRO ET Runner-up ZX-14

Orient Express Bikes in the Valley Thanks all the Sponsors, racers and staff at Lebanon Valley and New England Dragway!

Special thanks to Kelly Leslie at On Point Images for photography. Order your pictures today!

Stay tuned for 2018 schedule announcements and make your plans to attend Orient Express Bikes in the Valley!




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