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Worldwide Bearings Ceramic Ball Torture Testing

Worldwide Bearings

Ceramic Ball Torture Testing

Why Choose Worldwide Bearings?

  • The Industries largest supplier of bearings for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and go-karts.
  • Assembled in the USA to maintain precision tolerances and assure quality
  • Only the highest quality components are utilized
  • Works with top race teams to validate performance results
  • Works with industry specialists to verify on-road performance, longevity, and fuel mileage
  • All Worldwide Bearings come with a 2-year warranty

WWB Steel Bearings

Worldwide Bearings meet the demanding requirements for high speed, performance, and durability. Designed as a high quality, direct fit OE replacement, these bearings come standard with Chevron SRI Grease, a high-temperature ball, and roller bearing grease.

  • Inner and outer races forged from Japanese 52100 chrome bearing steel
  • 1 pc high temperature / low friction polyamide 66 ball retainer
  • Chevron SRI grease
  • Low friction Nitrile rubber (NBR) seals
  • Proprietary internal ball clearance, per Brock’s Performance specifications

 

WWB Ceramic Bearings

The allure of going faster with less energy is appealing to almost anyone and the latest innovation to make bikes go faster is ceramic wheel bearings. Since the speed of a motorcycle is most determined by the performance of its rotating parts, investing in ceramic wheel bearings by Worldwide Bearings is a logical choice for the serious rider. Look for them in the winner’s circle.

  • Inner and outer races forged from Japanese 52100 chrome bearing steel
  • Ultra low friction Silicon Nitride Si3N4 balls by Cerbec USA
  • 1 pc high temperature / low friction polyamide 66 ball retainer
  • Mobil Polyrex EM (outstanding long-life/high temp) grease
  • Low friction Nitrile rubber (NBR) seals
  • Proprietary internal ball clearance, per Brock’s Performance specifications
  • Ceramic bearings offer 40% less friction than steel
  • Bearing life 3 to 5 times longer than steel
  • Lower vibration levels and cooler running conditions

Click here to shop Brock’s selection of Worldwide Bearings


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Founded in 1994, Worldwide Bearings is the world’s largest supplier of bearings for the powersport industries. Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Go-Kart, and Watercraft. We specialize in high-performance applications as well as everyday rebuilds. No order is too large or too small for us to handle. We can also quote you on special sizes made to order.

NHRA: Exploring New Venue Following Arizona Cancelation

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

Exploring New Venue Following Arizona Cancelation

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the difficult decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule, which NHRA is optimistic will be filled with an event at a facility that has not hosted a national event before. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions due to the public health situation in the Phoenix area and the state of Arizona were taken into account by officials at NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in determining to not hold the event this year.

“We’ll miss our annual stop at Wild Horse Pass, but we are working on new options for 2021,” said NHRA President Glen Cromwell. “We hope that fans in the area will try to make it to another one of our events.”

The Gila River community, track, and NHRA officials mutually agreed not to host the Phoenix event in 2021, primarily based on COVID-19-related issues.

“We have enjoyed being host to the NHRA Arizona Nationals for the past 36 years,” said Mark Grado, general manager of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. “However, due to many circumstances beyond our control, including current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, the event is not feasible for the 2021 season.”

“Our focus remains on making the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series a memorable experience for our fans, racers, sponsors, partners, and tracks. We’ve gotten interest by other tracks in adding an event to the schedule. We’re not sure if this is possible for 2021, but we’re definitely looking into it,” Cromwell continued.

The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to begin March 11-14 in Gainesville and currently includes 22 events at racetracks across the country.


ABOUT NHRA – Headquartered in Glendora, CA, is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com

NHRA: 2021 Schedule Change Announced

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series

2021 Schedule Change Announced

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the difficult decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule which NHRA is optimistic will be filled with an event at a facility that has not hosted a national event before.
The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions due to the public health situation in the Phoenix area and state of Arizona were taken into account by officials at NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in determining to not hold the event this year.
“We’ll miss our annual stop at Wild Horse Pass, but we are working on new options for 2021,” said NHRA president Glen Cromwell. “We hope that fans in the area will try to make it to another one of our events.”
The Gila River community, track and NHRA officials mutually agreed not to host the Phoenix event in 2021, primarily based on COVID-19-related issues.
“We have enjoyed being host to the NHRA Arizona Nationals for the past 36 years,” said Mark Grado, General Manager of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. “However, due to many circumstances beyond our control, including current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately the event is not feasible for the 2021 season.”
“Our focus remains on making the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series a memorable experience for our fans, racers, sponsors, partners and tracks. We’ve gotten interest by other tracks in adding an event to the schedule. We’re not sure if this is possible for 2021, but we’re definitely looking into it,” Cromwell continued.
The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series is set to begin March 11-14 in Gainesville and currently includes 22 events at race tracks across the country.

ABOUT NHRA – Headquartered in Glendora, CA, is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com

APE: ZX-14 Trac King Clutch Components

APE Race Parts

ZX-14 Trac King Clutch Components

APE has your Kawasaki ZX-14 covered for clutch components. Consistency and long life are important in his racing, but also in the school Kawasaki ZX14’s that are ridden by riders from around the world. TRAC KING is the obvious choice.

TRAC KING Billet Clutch Basket Assemblies

TRAC KING Billet Clutch Basket Assemblies
Don’t run the risk of blowing up the OEM cast clutch baskets. APE can replace the basket on your clutch hub with the Trac King cnc-machined billet part that is many times stronger.

TRAC KING CLUTCHES

TRAC KING CLUTCHES
These clutch kits are designed for the most severe race track abuse. Whether you run a nitrous or turbo pro street drag bike, Radical race car, or just a hot rod streetbike, this is the best clutch available.

Absolutely the best for hand clutch, single and multi-stage lock-ups, or sliders.

All of you racers that say that the oem clutch works the best in your bike, you owe it to yourself to try a Trac King. You will never go back to oem, or any other brand. Kits contain all frictions and steels, with pack height set.

TRAC KING EXTRA PLATE SEVERE DUTY CLUTCH KITS

TRAC KING EXTRA PLATE SEVERE DUTY CLUTCH KITS
APE severe-duty clutch kits contain one extra friction plate and one steel plate more than stock. This increases the total clutch area up to 14%. The kits come with heavy-duty springs and are engineered to fit the bike with no modifications of any kind.

ZX14 SUPER HEAVY DUTY CLUTCH SPRINGS

ZX14 SUPER HEAVY DUTY CLUTCH SPRINGS
Available for years 2006-2015

SLIDER CLUTCH and MTC GENII MULTISTAGE

SLIDER CLUTCH and MTC GENII MULTISTAGE
MTC Engineering releases two new clutches for the Kawasaki ZX14. The first clutch is the new slider for the ZX14. It is built and designed with the same robustness as the past slider models. The slider clutch is designed strictly for racing and gives the rider a very repeatable, fast engaging clutch to control the horsepower to the rear wheel.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


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Hog’s Gone Wild: 2021 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule – Updated

Hog’s Gone Wild 2021 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

After a successful inaugural season, Roger Edgerton is excited to present the 2021 drag racing schedule. With two dates still to be determined, racers are already locking in for the Star Racing Season Opener. Stay Tuned for more event news and an updated schedule.

2021 Schedule – Updated January 2021
Feb 26-27 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA
April 2-3 / Shadyside Dragway / Shelby, NC
May 14-16 / Keystone Raceway Park / Alexandria, PA
June 4-5 / Tulsa Raceway Park / Tulsa, OK
TBA / Keystone Raceway / New Alexandria, PA
August 20-22 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA – 100K ET Race
October23-24 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA
November 12-13 / Gulfport Dragway / Gulfport, MS

Hog's Gone Wild

Hog’s Gone Wild 2021 Rules

STREET CLASS

  • Street Ride Required **Straight to Staging Lanes After Street Ride
  • No Air Shifter
  • Working Charging System
  • OEM/ Working Lights (Front Back) (7” Headlight)
  • Any Exhaust
  • MOTORCYCLE TIRE (DOT APPROVED)
  • Front and Back Brakes
  • POWER VISION, TTS, Centurium or any other piggyback system
  • Thunder MAXX OK
  • STOCK ECM (No Stand Alone)
  • Wheelbase 64 Inches
  • Stock Sub Frame
  • (No Cut) UNTOUCHED MAIN FRAME
  • 240lbs Rider and Up (Add 2 inch Wheel Base- 66 Inches)
  • Street Legal (Tag & Insurance) Must Have Current Registration S&S Motor OK
  • 3” Ground Clearance w/ Rider Seated on Motorcycle
  • B2 Heads/ Hurricane Heads OK
  • 131 CI ENGINE MAX
  • Floorboards

TRUE STREET

  • Chain OK
  • Pump GAS Only Max. 93 Octane (Fuel Will Be Tested)
  • OEM Front End
  • OEM Body Work ONLY / NO Carbon Fiber
  • Foot Shift ONLY NO AIR SHIFTERS
  • Tag and Registration Required
  • Stock 64 INCH Wheelbase MAX
  • No Power Adder
  • Factory Headlight and Taillight
  • No Electronics
  • STREET RIDE

HOT STREET

  • No power adders rules
  • Backbone can be notched for Evo or Twincam only
  • No frame mods to neck rake or swingarm mounting point
  • 66’ inch Wheelbase
  • Rider 240LBS and up Suited gets 2 inches (Swing Arm)
  • Working Headlight and Taillights
  • Front and Back Brakes
  • Stock Neck
  • 45 Degree Push Rod Motor
  • Air Shifter OK
  • Nitrous bikes allowed with additional restrictions
  • 64″ max wheelbase (including 240lb and up rider)
  • 675lb minimum bike without rider weight

PRO STREET

  • Working Head & Taillights
  • Street Ride Inside Facility (5 Laps)
  • Cut Frames OK
  • 1 Power Adder
  • Diaper (Belly Pan)
  • Working Front and Back Brakes
  • Wheelbase 70 inches (MAX)
  • 3 gallon (min) Fuel cell or tank in stock location
  • Allowed To participate in OUTLAW Class

OUTLAW

  • Any Wheel Base
  • CANNOT RUN PRO STREET
  • 45 Degree Push Rod Motor
  • V TWIN
  • Any Cubic Inch
  • Diaper (Belly Pan)
  • FLH FRAME (any mods ok)
  • MOTORCYCLE TIRE (DOT Approved)
  • Must have hard saddlebags

NON BAGGER

  • Push Rod Engine ONLY
  • 68-inch Wheelbase
  • Harley Case Engine Only
  • Air Shifter OK
  • All MOTOR

ET CLASS

  • No Delay Boxes
  • No Electric Motorcycles
  • No Scooters
  • MAX Dial In 17 Seconds

GENERAL RULES

  • 15 min between rounds
  • Paughco Frame or other exact geometry and material OEM replacement frames allowed (After Market Stock dimensional Frame OK)

** $1,000.00 PROTEST **

Protester must present cash in hand as well as a written letter of intent to a Hog’s Gone Wild Official. “YOU MUST COMPLY“ If protested you have 30 min from time of protest to be ready for inspection. In the event protestee does not comply; you will be disqualified.

(30 min for Tear Down for Inspection)

During the Tear Down Inspection; Present Parties (Tech Advisor and Crew of Protested Motorcycle ONLY)

If Protester is incorrect, he losses $1,000.00

If Protester is correct; the racer will be disqualified and forfeit ALL Points from Race. “Known as a CHEATER”

ALL Records must BE MADE @Hog’s Gone Wild and Backed Up @Hog’s Gone Wild WITHIN ONE PERCENT


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2021 Schedule
Feb 26-27 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA
April 2-3 / Shadyside Dragway / Shelby, NC
May 14-16 / Keystone Raceway Park / Alexandria, PA
June 4-5 / Tulsa Raceway Park / Tulsa, OK
TBA / Keystone Raceway / New Alexandria, PA
August 20-22 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA – 100K ET Race
October23-24 / Silver Dollar Motorsports Park / Reynolds, GA
November 12-13 / Gulfport Dragway / Gulfport, MS

Grudge Racing: Louisiana Take Over | February 2021

Louisiana Take Over
No Problem Raceway
February 20, 2021

Louisiana Take Over

Louisiana Take Over

Classes

Big Money – RWYB
Payout – $10,000
Entry $1,000

Street Tire Shootout
Payout – $4,500
Entry $500

Stock ECU
Payout – $2,500
Entry $300

Super HeavyHitters
Payout – $2,500
Entry $300

HeavyHitters
Payout – $2,400
Entry $300

Yonder Baggers
Payout – $2,000
Entry $100

Pro ET
Payout – $1,000
Entry $100

Street ET
Payout – $1,000
Entry $100

Get more information at the Louisiana Take Over Page – Click Here

Louisiana Take Over

Orient Express Racing: Dymag UP7X Aluminum Wheels

Orient Express

Dymag UP7X Aluminum Wheels

The Dymag UP7X wheels are among the lightest forged aluminum wheels on the on the planet! And just as important these are a proven rugged wheel often surviving where others are ruined. Upgrading to the UP7X will reduce unsprung and rotational weight from your machine, and will make a huge improvement in handling and suspension performance as well!

Dymag UP7X wheels

We keep popular sizes and application of the UP7X wheels in stock for immediate shipment. Custom orders ship direct from the U.K. to your door, please allow three to four weeks for delivery. All custom orders include your choice of standard colors on the UP7X. Sets include captive wheel spacers, forged valve stems and your choice of a premium quality gold finish Talon aluminum rear sprocket. UP7X only available in standard swingarm configurations at this time.

Dymag UP7X wheels
The completely revised Dymag Ultra Pro (UP7X) is a the lightest forged aluminum wheel Dymag has ever produced! It features seven U-shaped spokes for extra stiffness and strength. The new Ultra Pro UP7X range of custom motorcycle wheels have gone through a new CAD/CAM lightening program to ensure extra weight savings without any sacrifice in strength with lightening holes on each spoke as well. The UP7X wheels are a full 7% lighter than earlier versions This means faster acceleration, sharper handling, and better suspension performance! This reduction in weight has also reduced the Moment of Inertia (MOI) for the wheels by 10% – again, a dramatic improvement over the previous model that you will feel from the handlebars.

Sample Weights
Front 3.36kg (7.40lbs) complete and all-inclusive 2011 Kawasaki ZX 10R Ninja fitment
Rear 5.62kg (12.38lbs) complete and all-inclusive 2011 Kawasaki ZX 10R Ninja fitment

All Dymag motorcycle wheels are tested to JWL, DOT, and BS AU50 standards and are certified for race and road use in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan (for Japanese market sales and service, please contact NRD of Japan, the Japanese distributor for Dymag). Standard wheel finish colors include sparkle black, matte black, gloss black, white, gold and gunmetal grey. Custom colors available at an additional $98 per wheel – RAL or Pantone matching.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON UP7X WHEELS

*Optional Worldwide Bearing hybrid ceramic wheel bearings upgrade available. These low friction bearings reduce rolling resistance and drag, allowing more power to the pavement.


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ORIENT EXPRESS
Established in 1973, Orient Express is celebrating its 41st year as a high-performance motorcycle parts distributor and race shop. Orient Express offers engine and motorcycle building services, precision machine work, suspension servicing, and dyno tuning services. Orient Express has an extensive history of racing, including the support of both professional and amateur race series and individuals.

Spring Fling Grudge Fest & BikeFest | March 2021

Spring Fling Grudge Fest & BikeFest

Spring Fling Grudge Fest & Bike Show
presented by Redline Powersports

Houston Motorsports Park
March 27

Spring Fling Grudge Fest & BikeFest

Mark your calendars now for the yearly Spring Fling Grudge Fest & Bike Show at Houston Motorsports Park on March 27.

  • Run Watcha Brung
  • Street ET
  • O.G Class
  • STREET BAGGER (Yonda)
  • Bagger Unlimited
  • Heavy Hitters
  • Street Bike

More details will be released soon!

 

Bikes in the Valley: 2021 Motorcycle Drag Racing Schedule

Bikes in the Valley

2021 Orient Express Bikes in the Valley Schedule

The Orient Express Racing Bikes in the Valley series is excited to announce its 2021 motorcycle drag racing schedule. All events will be held at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, NY.

2021 Schedule

  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 17
  • August 14
  • September 4
  • October 16

 

Orient Express

Long time Bikes in the Valley series sponsor Orient Express Racing will continue their support of the series in 2021 and will be offering special discounts to our racers.

 

M2SHOCKS

M2.Shocks will continue their support of the Street ET class. For the 2021 drag racing season, only OEM style true hand clutches are permitted in the Street ET class. See the rule updates below.

 

MPS Racing

MPS Racing will continue supporting Pro ET. Dan Rudd of MPS Racing is a huge supporter of the Pro ET class across many sanctions, and we are happy to have them back on board with Bikes in the Valley in 2021.

 

The 9Below class will get a makeover for the 2021 season. After input from our racers, the class index of 8.99 is being changed to a 9.20 index. And we are proud to announce Schnitz Racing the new 9.2 Below class for the 2021 season. Bikes in the Valley racers will also receive exclusive discounts and goodies from Schnitz Racing this year.

 

Bikes in the Valley 2021 Schedule

General ET Rules

  • NHRA Motorcycle Rules apply
  •  E.T. Bracket Racing Class run on a .500 full tree w/ True Start
  • All Run Field, pairing by reaction time in time trial
  • Points will be award to those who enter the points program.
  • Points payout at the end of the season for those who entered points
  • One rider can only enter one bike per class
  • One bike can only have one entry per class
  • You can substitute bike ONLY before 1st round of Elimination
  • Lane choice goes to the better qualifier throughout all the rounds
  • All motorcycles/snowmobiles must have sponsors decals on both sides if available before first round of elimination to get paid.
  • No Scooters
  • No Negative Post
  • No Snivelers

M.2 Shocks Street ET

Street ET CLUTCH rule for 2021: Only OEM style true hand clutches are permitted. Lock‐Up clutches of any kind (i.e., Snowflake, Gen 1, or Gen 2 style) are prohibited. Slider clutches prohibited. If you believe someone in the class is using an illegal clutch, then you must go to Race Control to complete the official protest procedure. Anyone found illegal will be ejected without refund, all points for the season will be stripped, and one-year suspension from BIV.

  • Maximum Wheelbase is 70″ axle to axle
  • No Wheelbase limit on 10 sec or slower V-Twin Motorcycles
  • 2-steps (starting line rpm limiter) and delay boxes prohibited
  • Clutch must be hand-activated unless OEM.
  • Sliders Prohibited
  • Wheelie Bars are Prohibited
  • DOT Street Tires only Permitted. No Slicks
  • All Bikes must be self-starting and drive back return road.
  • One tow back is allowed if bike broke on last pass
  •  Any Exhaust System excepted, no baffle needed
  • Lane choice goes to the better qualifier throughout all the rounds

MPS Racing Pro ET

  • Snowmobiles are welcomed
  • Same Rules as NHRA Div 1 Motorcycle/Sled Rules
  • .500 Full Tree Bracket Racing
  • Delay Boxes Allowed

Schnitz Racing 9.2 Below

  • E.T. Bracket Racing Class run on a .400 pro tree true start.
  • Deep Staging is allowed, at your own risk, starter will not hold the tree for staging deep.
  • 9.20 and quicker dial-in only
  • Slicks and Wheelie Bars allowed.
  • Qualifying by quickest ET
  • All Run
  • Snowmobiles are welcomed
  • Points will be awarded if rider joins the points program.
  • One rider can only enter one bike/sled in this class
  • One bike/sled can only have one rider in this class.
  • You can substitute a broke machine before first round, but qualifying runs on broke machine won’t count.
  • Lane choice goes to the better qualifier.
  • NHRA Div 1 Motorcycle/Sled Rules, track manager has final say.
  • No Delay Boxes.

Visit the Bikes In the Valley group on Facebook for more information.

 

Texas Mardi Gras Grudgefest | February 2021

Texas Mardi Gras Grudgefest
Xtreme Raceway Park
February 20, 2021

Texas Mardi Gras Grudgefest

Texas Mardi Gras Grudgefest

The 2021 motorcycle drag racing season kicks off in Texas with Christopher Mark’s annual Mardi Gras Grudgefest. This year’s event will be held on February 20 at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, TX.

Classes

No Box Bikes – 64 bike min.
Winner – $5,000
R/U – $1,000
Semi’s – $200
Entry $100

4.50 Index – 8 bike min.
Winner – $1,150
Entry $100

Heavy Hitters
Winner Takes All
Entry $300

Harley Baggers – RWYB
Winner Takes All
Entry $100

Pro ET – 32 bike min.
Winner – $4,000
R/U – $500
Semi’s – $150
Entry $150

Street Tire Shootout
Winner Takes All
Entry $300

Stock ECU 
Winner Takes All
Entry $300


For more information contact Christopher Mark

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