AHDRA to Host Motorcycle Racing Event at SC Motorplex | Chapin
“AHDRA is the All Harley Drag Racing Association and they travel the United States for the professional and sport motorcycle drag racing series,” said Sam White, a Chapin resident and team owner and rider. “Basically we’re doing a quarter-mile drag race, which is about four football fields, and some races, like Orangeburg, will be the eighth mile, which equates to about two football fields at 660 feet. “
This will be the first time that AHDRA has organized their tour at the SC Motorplex. Professional and amateur runners will be present at the event. A variety of classes will take place throughout the weekend, giving fans a taste of the different racing styles.
“We also have professionals coming in, there are about seven categories of professionals, ranging from best fuel and fun biking, professional fuel and professional gasoline,” White said. “These are nitro machines, these are the fastest motorcycles on the planet in the quarter mile or eighth of a mile that you will see.”
White said he will be attending the event as well and explained the power and speed the machines will exhibit.
“I’ve ridden Nitro Harleys, I’m going to ride a fun motorcycle and I’m going to ride my pro-fuel machine and to give people an understanding of how powerful, how fast and how fast these machines are, a gasoline motorcycle can have up to one thousand to eleven hundred horsepower, fun motorcycles will have about seven hundred horsepower and pro fuel will have about four hundred and fifty horsepower, ”he said.
Spectators of the event will have the opportunity to browse the stands and chat with the crews and riders.
Events will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at 194 Dragstrip Road in Neeses, Orangeburg County.