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XDA Racers Gear Up for A Mid-Season Showdown

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XDA – Xtreme Motorcycle Drag Racing Association
5th annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown
Maryland International Raceway
June 17-19, 2022

XDA Racers Gear Up for A Mid-Season Showdown

On June 17-19, 2022 The XDA heads back to Maryland International Raceway located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for 5th annual FuelTech Superbike Showdown!

XDA Superbike Showdown

Round three in a six round series will feature the Orient Express Pro Street class running at speeds over 230 mph in only 6-seconds! Over 90 Professional riders, plus another 700+ Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle racers who will compete for over $80,000 in cash purse at this event.  This season XDA will payout over $500,000 in purse money along with a $130,000 contingency fund that spans all classes.

Orient Express Racing Pro Street

Points Leader – Rodney Williford

Next weekend’s Orient Express Racing Pro Street class will deliver another healthy round from the baddest street tire motorcycles in the world. These 650+ horsepower motorcycles running at speeds over 230mph in the quarter mile, in only 6-seconds will keep the excitement level high as this class is always looking for more performance.

James Waugh
James Waugh

Pro Street competitors are also battling for a spot at the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco at Maryland International Raceway on November 2-6, 2022. In points, XDA’s top ten finishers will earn a spot to compete in front of 50,000+ fans and win the $5,000 Pro Street Shootout sponsored by Platinum General Services. Currently qualified for WCF are Rodney Williford, Greg Wallace, Ryan Hable, Darion Payne, Gaige Herrera, Justin Shakir, Jason Dunigan, James Waugh, Jamie Lopes and Jordan Haase. Several racers will be fighting hard to bump into these coveted spots this weekend.

Orient Express Pro Street Roll Call
Jordan Haase, Rodney Williford, Greg Wallace, Ricky Wood, Darion Payne, Blake Sanders, Curtis Brown, Jamie Lopes, Ryan Bonita’s, Justin Shakir, James Waugh, Gaige Herrera, Mike Kovacevich, Brett Ware, Caleb Holt, Jason Dunigan, Kenny Brewer, Ryan Hable, Ronnie Trainham, and Jordan Angelo.

HTP Performance Grudge

Saturday Night, the HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge program will feature the “Running of the Bulls” Grudge Shootouts and all the Grudge Racing you can handle!

Serious Grudge racers have four different Championship points earning classes to choose from with XDA this season. Boosted Bulls (Turbo Bikes), APE Nitrous Bulls (Nitrous Bikes), 3 Sixty 5 Transport Monster Bulls (Heavyweights), and Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls (Introductory Class). There will also be an All Motor Bulls Shootout on Friday! XDA offers Grudge racers a world-class stage to show their performance with a consistent ‘on kill’ prepped racetrack and event schedule that you can set your watch to.

Desmond Spalding on Moonshine
Desmond Spalding on Moonshine

DME Racing Real Street

Points Leader – Ben Knight

The DME Racing 7-second, 190mph Real Street class, is designed for street‐legal sportbikes with limited modifications and a hand clutch. Next weekend’s XDA Championship points chase will heat up as only seventeen points separate Ben Knight from his points lead over the class. Knight has two class champions, Mark Hylton and David Stewart working hard to gain ground and dethrone his modest lead. Rickey Gadson sits fourth in points and has the talent and determination to reach the top of the leader board this season. Come out next weekend and watch the action at Maryland International Raceway.

Rickey Gadson
Rickey Gadson

DME Racing Real Street Roll Call
Bud Harrod, Ryan Schnitz, Caleb Holt, Courtlan Whiting, Brittany Bohne, Marcus Hylton, David Stewart, Drae Taylor, Rickey Gadson, Ty Isaac, Ben Knight, and Anibal Merced.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme

Points Leader – Chris Cutsinger

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme features the World’s quickest turbocharged, nitrous injected or injected nitro drag bikes. This is the quickest and fastest 1/8 mile category in the XDA and there is nothing better than first to the finish line, heads up racing. Class Champion Kevin Clarke returns to action this weekend for the first time this season. You won’t want to miss the horsepower they can throw down in only 660 feet, these bikes are big, powerful, and exciting to watch.

Thomas Gunn
Thomas Gunn

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, Dunigan Racing, DME Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme Roll Call
Rob Garcia, Chris Cutsinger, Chris Theodoridis, Travis Davis, Kevin Clarke, Ronald JR Procopio,  Tommy Saxon, and John Collins

HTP Performance Super Stock

Points Leader – Darion Payne

The stock wheelbase HTP Performance Super Stock class features strict modification rules, stock wheelbase, stock motor, MR12 spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc. Whoever has the best clutch hand will own this class. Darion Payne has been the class leader for the last two events with a forty-two point lead over the field of 4‐stroke naturally aspirated production machines.  With the FuelTech Superbike Showdown being the halfway point of the season, racers need to make some moves to close the gap on Payne’s lead before it’s too late.

Silas Wood
Silas Wood

HTP Performance Super Stock Roll Call
Kimani Goodwin, Felton Goodwin, Jason Angela, Richard Every, Mark Blake, Silas Wood, Brandon Litten, Mike Davis, Dystany Spurlock, Caleb Holt, Curtis Mcdougald, Nichols Rothwell, Terry Geesey, Patrick Cooper, John Briscoe, Patrick Butler, Brian Johnson, Blake Johnson, Darion Payne, and Marcus Queen.

Vance & Hines 4.60

Points Leader – Mac McAdams

The Vance & Hines 4.60 class is the World’s quickest index class that originated with the XDA’s predecessor MIROCK back in 2013.  The bikes in this popular 1/8th-mile sportsman index category make their four-second passes in a span of only 660 feet. With little margin for error, their reaction times at the starting line will make or break their runs. Mac McAdams is leading over forty-two competitors by a mere thirty-one points. The class veterans won’t be sitting idly by next weekend as the claws come out for the 2022 Championship points chase.

John Hall
John Hall

Vance & Hines 4.60 Index Roll Call
Mac McAdams, Boo Brown, John Hall, Maegan Powers-Petway, Darion Payne, Mike Mace, Robbie Hunnicutt, Ronald Procopio JR, Troy Hausmann, Ron Bonitatis, Dystany Spurlock, George Whitaker, Jewanne Crawford, Wes Hawkins, Shayne Proctor, Eran Pielert, Mike Beverly, Durwood Rawlings, Terry Tompkins, Douglas Robinson, Kenny Cornnell, Brad Gleason, Spencer Allen, Ellis Pierce, Harvey Hubbard, Broderick Jackson, Darryl Hollins, Mike Ostrowski, Terry Tompkins, Mike Stewart, Jimmy Shifflett, Les Stimac, Terrell White, Thomas Acres, Larry Leftwich and Preston Hopkins.

The XDA will additionally hold competition in SIX additional sportsman classes featuring 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, VooDoo Components Bracket Bash, MPS Racing Pro ET, Brock’s Performance Street ET, and the Friday night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s Racer’s race. XDA offers up to $28,000 in guaranteed payouts for sportsman racers at each event, all while giving them a safe and professional environment to compete in.

Mike Sweeney
Mike Sweeney

Great weather conditions are on the schedule for next weekend with another competitive round of XDA at Maryland International Raceway. Make plans now to come out and watch or better yet, race with us, on June 17-19, 2022.

Visit www.xdaracing.com/superbikeshowdown for event information, class rules, payouts, entry fees, schedule, and more.

XDA prides itself on having a close-knit group of racers. Below, you will find a list of links to class-specific groups that you can access to talk to other racers and get your questions answered. Together we are strong.

XDA Facebook Groups


2022 XDA Schedule

About the XDA – The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing, and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events. For more information on the XDA, please visit XDAracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

XDA Sponsors
1 Stop Speed / Ace Motorsports / APE Race Parts / Atlantic Cycle & Power / Billy Vose Racing / Mickey Thompson Tires / Bates Leathers / Brock’s Performance / Coleman PowerSports / Cycle Concepts / Dragbike.com / DME Racing / Dunigan Racing / Dunlop Motorcycle Tires / The FBR Sop / FuelTech / G Force Racing Engines / Grothus Dragbikes / Hard Times / Harley Haul Motorcycle Transport / JE Pistons / Kibblewhite Precision Machining / Mace Motorsports / Marvic Wheels / MaxxECU / MPS Racing / MTC Engineering / Orient Express Racing / Penske Racing Shocks / Platinum Fleet Repair / Pingel / Rob Bush Motorsports – 190 Hookup.com / Robinson Industries / Schnitz Racing / Timblin Chassis / Tommie’s Motorsports DMV / Unit 5 Components / Vance & Hines / VooDoo Custom Motorcycle Components / VP Race Fuels / Web Cam Racing Camshafts / Williford Racing / WPGC / Worldwide Bearings

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