As implausible as it sounds, it’s happening. According to MotoAmerica itself, the Stateside race series is teaming up with Drag Specialties for a race of booming V-twins at the Laguna Seca track on July 11.

That’s a Saturday during the USA Superbike championship run and it’s the first ever King of the Baggers event as part of the nation-wide race series.


But this isn’t just a start/finish drag race, oh no. The big-ass Baggers will be putting in the laps around the full, punishing Laguna Seca circuit – home of the fearsome Corkscrew corner that sees the track drop 5 1/2 storeys (59 feet) in height in just 450 feet of track length, the entire corner is a brutal left/drop/right combination that normal sport bikes can struggle with, let along gull-on low-end cruisers with loads of bodywork and limited lean angles…

“I can’t wait to go watch the Baggers come down the Corkscrew for the first time,” said MotoAmerica President and former three-time 500cc GP World Champion Wayne Rainey: “That will be a sight that I think our fans will love.

“I think these guys will put on a heck of a show and it will tie in nicely with all the other things we have planned for the Superbike Speedfest at Monterey. It’s going to be an awesome weekend at Laguna Seca.”


Tony Carter

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