Hog’s Gone Wild
April 2-3, 2021
Hog’s Gone Wild at Shadyside Dragway
words and photos by Tom McCarthy
They’re BACK! The Hog’s Gone Wild crowd will be racing at Shadyside Dragway, April 2-3 for two days of fun and excitement. Best of all, they will be featuring JR. Drag Bikes at this event!
Motorcycle drag racing has hosted the class before, but it’s yet to take hold and the time is NOW to build a future for our sport. Chris Smith, Top Fuel Harley Davidson drag bike pilot is a product of the Jr. drag bike racing program – proof positive – we can grow tomorrow’s pilots today. Motocross and Hill Climb racers have been sending the kids on their way for decades and the family that races together stays together. This will be exciting to be sure for both the parents and the kids!
Racing classes will include:
- A1-Cycles Pro Street
- CT Motorsports Hot Street
- GRC Street Class
- Big Boy Heavyweight
- Streetkings Motorsports True Street
- MTC Engineering ET Street class
- 6.0 Index
- Ward Performance M-8 Shootout
- Jr. Drag Bikes
There will be Off Da Trailer Shootouts and Impromptu Call-Outs. All brands, makes and models of motorcycles can race with HGW, there’s a class of competition for everyone. Now featuring Jr. Drag Bikes too. All brands welcome!
The action begins on Thursday, April 1st (no fooling!) with an early-bird test & tune event.
On Friday gates open at 8 AM. The track goes hot at 12 Noon. Call Outs at 2 PM, a gamblers race will begin at 3 PM, with racing action continuing till done, Friday night.
A live band “Skin Deep” will play starting at 7 PM, Friday night. It should be noted Shadyside Dragway has gone through many improvements and one of them is a new set of showers has been added to the venue.
On Saturday gates open at 7 AM, the track goes hot at noon beginning with T/T runs for the ET racers. The various classes will run till completion and there will also be an Easter Egg hunt for the children on Saturday afternoon.
2149 Honey Haven Farm Road, Shelby, NC 28152 / 704-434-7313
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
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