Truett & Osborn Bike Drags Live on
The Truett & Osborn Bike Drags were founded in 1971 by motorcycle legends Bonnie Truett and Paul Osborn from Wichita, KS. Known as the longest-standing all-motorcycle drag race in the World, the Truett & Osborn Bike Drags recently celebrated a 50-year milestone in 2022 at the Kansas Dragway in Wichita.
Paul Osborn, who has operated the infamous Truett & Osborn Cycle, has run the event with his family and friends for decades but wanted to slow down after a stellar 50-year run.
Many drag bike legends have competed at the event over the years: Pete Hill, Marion Owens, Sam Wills, Dale Nungesser, Doug Vancil, Mike Romine, and many more. Last year Scott Truett, the son of co-founder Bonnie Truett assisted the Osbornes in bringing in some special attractions for the 50th anniversary.
Last year Scott Truett, multi-time National Dragbike Champion, approached Paul Osborn about taking over the event to continue the legacy to provide a great event in middle America. A deal was struck, and the planning began last fall. One of the first calls Truett made was to long-time friend Mitch Brown. Brown, a National Dragbike Champion well-known in the Racing industry, was President and race director for the Professional Motorcycle Racing Association (PMRA) for 17 years.
Truett and Brown immediately got to work with planning the 51st Annual event. With the Wichita track closing last season, the decision was made to move the event back to Mid America Dragway in Ark City, KS. The Truett & Osborn Bike Drags were run at the Ark City track from the late 80’s until the 90’s and they were a big fan favorite. The Maybrier family recently purchased Mid America Dragway, and many improvements have been made, including repaving the racing surface, adding covered stands with stadium seating, and concrete barriers.
The event will be held on the same weekend it always has the third weekend of August, 19-20, 2023. The same great racing and atmosphere will remain with a few unique features, the first being Scott Palmer and JR Sandlian in their Blown Nitro Coupes StudeZilla and The Mac Daddy 70 Chevelle, making an exhibition pass Saturday night!
- Open Fuel
- Top Gas Pushrod
- Top Gas Open
- King of the Hill
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Mid America Dragway
1823 E 160th Street South, Geuda Springs, KS, 67051