INTERNATIONAL DRAG BIKE LEAGUE 2015 season

IDBL Era Begins at Maryland

 

A new era in motorcycle drag racing begins April 24-26 on the meticulously prepped quarter mile in Budds Creek as Maryland International Raceway welcomes the opener of the 2015 Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League event—the Pingel Spring Nationals. The best tracks, the best sponsors and the best racers will all be back for what promises to be a spectacular season of racing under the watchful eye and guiding hand of MDIR’s Jason Miller.

Two-time champion Joey Gladstone will defend his title

Leading the way as usual are the world’s quickest streetbikes of Orient Express Pro Street. Two-time champion Joey Gladstone will defend his title against his own powerhouse DME teammates of Terence Angela and Jason Dunigan, but also the HTP Performance team of “First in the 6s” Ryan Schnitz, Lavar “Lil’ Charlie” Delee and Jeremy Teasley, three-time champ Rodney Williford and many more. Also expected to truck in from the midwest are the bad boys from Michigan—Bud Yoder and his teammate Mark Paquette, and the Ronnie Mitchell racing team that includes Chicago ace Phil Stoll.



Rickey Gadson

Kawasaki legend Rickey Gadson will chase DME Racing Real Street glory against the likes of former champ Johnny “Turbo” Dobrin, “Super Dave” Stewart, Anibal Merced, and former Crazy 8s champ Eddie “Who” Chapman.

4.60 racer Ronnie Smith

The world’s quickest 2-wheeled index class has grown so popular that Vance&Hines is now sponsoring the 4.60 class. Champion Eran Pielert will return to defend against Ronnie Smith, Darryl Hollins, Bobby Lovingood, Kenny Cornell, Richard Gadson and more, all on all-out wheelie bar dragbikes.

“Fearsome” Andy Baumbach and Ben “Hardest Working Man in MC Drag Racing” Knight

FBR Shop 5.60 hits the eighth mile stripe a second later than 4.60 but is no less exciting, featuring dragbikes vs. streetbikes. Champion Michael Ostrowski will have to fend off challenges from Ben “Hardest Working Man in MC Drag Racing” Knight, “Fearsome” Andy Baumbach, Marion Ford and more.

Bob Carlson

Carpenter Racing Crazy 8s champion Teasley will have to battle IDBL’s largest index field, including no-bar ballers like Connecticut Kingpin Bob Carlson,
MIR hero Shayne Proctor, Virginia’s Clay Davies, Kentuckian Ron Arnold and Ohio’s Doug Gall.

Mike Schulz

Brock’s Performance Street ET and Shinko Pro ET racers will fill MDIR’s staging lanes, bracket racing deep into the night for the first opportunities at Tournament of Champions entries. Mike Schulz, Darrell “DD” Mahoney, Brandon Bachmeier, Michael “Ice Cold Killer” Herman, Alan Fields, Brian Canoles, Dale Hamilton and more will all be cuttin’ lights and takin’ stripes.

Boo Brown!

Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman pits the quickest 32 Pro ET racers against each other for additional high speed stakes. Major players like Boo Brown, “Hillbilly Hustler” Jimmy Shifflett, MIR homegirl Kelly Clontz and her husband Chris, George Shriver, Bill Bair and Jay Windsor will give no quarter in pursuit of Top Sportsman honors.

I have a feeling the Maryland grudge scene will be better than ever this year

Saturday night’s Eastside Performance Grudge races will feature the East Coast’s sickest grudge bikes, edgiest riders, and craziest trash talkers as bikes like Cobra Commander, Eddie Kane, Mandingo and Kingpin lift front wheels high into the Maryland night sky.

You can bet MDIR’s Miller and staff will thrash overtime to stage the 2015 IDBL season with a winning tune-up. The forecast is perfect and the track will be too!

EARLIER: Guaranteed Purses, Big Sponsors at IDBL

The Mickey Thompson Tires IDBL Series is pleased to announce that our purses will be guaranteed for all classes, and each IDBL event has a purse that exceeds $33,000!

The Orient Express Pro Street class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($500 increase this year), $1,000 to Runner-Up, $250 to Semis, $150 to 1/4 Finals (increased from last year), and $100 to 1/8 Finals. Entry Fee is now $200.

The DME Racing Real Street class will now be competing for $2,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, $100 to 1/4 Finals, and $50 to 1/8 Finals (now paying 1/8 Finals this year). Entry Fee is now $150.

The Vance & Hines 4.60 Index class will now be competing for $2,000 to Win, $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, $100 to 1/4 Finals, and $50 to 1/8 Finals (now paying 1/8 Finals this year). No more minimum bike count anymore to pay the higher purse! Entry Fee remains at $150.

The FBR Shop 5.60 Index class will now be competing for $1,000 to Win, $400 to Runner-Up, $100 to Semis, and $50 to 1/4 Finals. No more minimum bike count anymore to pay the higher purse! Entry Fee remains at $75.



The Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's class will now be competing for $1,000 to Win, $300 to Runner-Up, $50 to Semis, and $25 to 1/4 Finals. No more minimum bike count anymore to pay the higher purse! Entry Fee remains at $50.

The Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, and $75 to 1/4 Finals. Racers must purchase a 2-Day Pro E.T. tech card as in the past.

The Shinko Tires Pro E.T. class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, $75 to 1/4 Finals, and $50 to 1/8 Finals. Entry Fee is now $70 for 1-Day or $120 for 2-Days.

The Brock's Performance Street E.T. class will compete for $1,000 to Win, $300 to Runner-Up, $100 to Semis, $50 to 1/4 Finals, and $25 to 1/8 Finals. Entry Fee remains at $50 for 1-Day or $80 for 2-Days.

The Eastside Performance Grudge class entry fee remains at $50 for 1-Day or $100 for 2-Days.

Click the following link to view 2015 IDBL Purses: http://www.raceidbl.com/payouts/

Orient Express is one of the many companies that have continued their MIRock sponsorship with the IDBL, as the title sponsor of the historic 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S Nationals on September 11-13, 2015 at Atco Dragway in New Jersey. The Orient Express Motorcycle U.S Nationals at Atco has become a staple event in the IDBL Series, and has led to even more growth in the series as it attracts more racers from the North to the IDBL.

Orient Express is also continuing their long time support of the Orient Express Pro Street class, and has been the class sponsor now for 7 consecutive years. New for 2015, the Orient Express Pro Street class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($500 increase this year), $1,000 to Runner-Up, $250 to Semis, $150 to 1/4 Finals (increased from last year), and $100 to 1/8 Finals. Entry Fee is now $200.

Orient Express is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals at MDIR on October 2-4, 2015.

Orient Express is a warehouse distributor serving the needs of racers worldwide since 1973, and is proud to be your source for high performance parts and engine services. For more information about Orient Express, visit their website at www.orientexpress.com

DME Racing is continuing to step up their support in the IDBL. DME Racing is now the title sponsor of the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway. The DME Racing Fall Nationals draws more racers than any motorcycle drag racing event in the country, and the 2014 event drew and amazing turnout of 801 racers! The DME Racing Fall Nationals will also feature a special 5-second, 240mph Top Fuel match race with Larry "Spiderman" McBride taking on Dave Vantine on the world's quickest and fastest motorcycles!

DME Racing is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights.

DME Racing is also continuing their long time support of the DME Racing Real Street class, and is the longest running sponsor of the class. New for 2015, The DME Racing Real Street class will now be competing for $2,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, $100 to 1/4 Finals, and $50 to 1/8 Finals (now paying 1/8 Finals this year). Entry Fee is now $150.

DME Racing is also a contingency sponsor and is paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in every class if you are using a DME Racing Swingarm and running DME Racing decals on both sides of your bike. DME Racing is also paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in every class if you are using a DME Oil Pan and running DME Racing decals on both sides of your bike.

DME Racing can handle all your chassis needs. They build custom Pro Street bikes, Real Street bikes, Grudge bikes, and more! They have a CNC machine and produce many trick custom parts for late model sport bikes. They built have built numerous 6-second, 210+mph Pro Street bikes, and the fastest Grudge bikes in the country! From swingarms, billet oil pans, short necks, to a full custom chassis, DME can handle it all. For more information about DME Racing, visit their website at www.dmeracing.com

Brock's Performance is continuing their long time support of the Brock's Performance Street E.T. class, and is the longest running sponsor of the class. Brock's Performance Street E.T. racers will compete for prizes including $1,000 to win, $300 to runner-Up, $100 to semis, $50 to 1/4 finals, and $25 to 1/8 finals. Entry fee remains at $50 for 1-Day or $80 for 2-Days.

Brock's Performance Street E.T. is a sportsman class open to street bikes only. This is a great class to start in, and once was the stomping grounds for many of the “Pro” riders today. This class is an E.T. bracket class and is run on a .500 full tree.

Brock's Performance is also the biggest contingency sponsor in the IDBL posting an amazing $22,500! Brock's Performance is paying $150 to win and $75 to runner-up in all classes if you are running a Brock's Performance exhaust system as well as Brock's Performance decals on both sides of your bike. Brock's Performance is also paying $150 to win and $75 to runner-up in all classes if you are running a set of BST wheels purchased from Brock's Performance and running “BST by Brock's Performance” decals on both sides of your bike (50% payout if you are only running 1 BST wheel.)

Brock's Performance is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

Brock's Performance leads the way in sportbike innovation for acceleration addicts. From exhaust systems to wheels, this championship-winning company designs, builds, and sells more than 3,000 products that make it easier and safer for racers and street riders to reach record-breaking results through a never-ending process of research, development, and track testing. For more information about Brock's Performance, visit their website at www.brocksperformance.com

Bates Leathers has signed on once again as an Associate Sponsor with the IDBL! Bates Leathers has been a loyal sponsor of the IDBL for years and continues to show their support to our racers. Be sure to check them out on the vendor midway at an IDBL event near you.

Bates Leathers is also a contingency sponsor and is giving gift certificates for $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street if you are wearing a Bates Leathers drag racing suit and running Bates Leathers decals on both sides of your bike. Bates Leathers is also giving gift certificates for $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in all sportsman classes if you are wearing a Bates Leathers drag racing suit and running Bates Leathers decals on both sides of your bike. Bates Leathers will keep your gift certificate on file for all winners and runner-ups and you can use these gift certificates towards your next purchase of a Bates Leathers drag racing suit or boots when you are ready.

Bates Leathers has been making high quality custom racing suits for the last 50 years, and you can own one of your own too! For more information about Bates Leathers, visit their website at www.batesleathers.com

CP Pistons - Carrillo Rods has signed on once again as an Associate Sponsor with the IDBL! CP Pistons - Carrillo Rods has been a loyal sponsor of the IDBL for years and continues to show their support to our racers. Be sure to check them out on the vendor midway in the HTP Performance display.

CP Pistons - Carrillo Rods is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

CP Pistons has built a reputation of high end quality pistons, build to perform and out last; especially in powersport and sport compact. We are recognized as a technological leader in piston design and development for all venues for motorsports. We focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Proudly made in USA.

Celebrating our 50th anniversary, the name Carrillo is synonymous with connecting rods. Carrillo has won more races in virtually every format of motorsports than any rod manufacturer in the world. We carry a full line of stock replacement rods and specialize in custom applications. We focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Proudly made in USA.

For more information about CP Pistons - Carrillo Rods, visit their website at www.cp-carrillo.com

Trac King Clutches / APE is continuing their long time support of the Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman class, and is the longest running sponsor of the class. Top Sportsman is a sportsman class designed for the quickest Pro E.T. bikes in the country. It attracts the fastest dragbike bracket racers from all over the country. This class is an ET Bracket class and run on a .500 full tree with a qualified 32-bike field.

The Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, and $75 to 1/4 Finals. Racers must purchase a 2-Day Pro E.T. tech card as in the past.

Trac King Clutches / APE is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

APE has been a leading supplier of clutch kits for the extreme high performance motorcycles for over 30 years, and is branding that part of their product line. Trac King Clutches has been the kings on the track for decades! APE also houses a full machine shop, along with a Cylinder Head and Crankshaft Department. Also, no other company in the motorcycle industry manufactures, in house, a larger selection of titanium retainers than APE. Besides retainers, the turning centers are also used to make valve seats, cam sprockets, manual cam chain tensioners, clutch hub nuts, wrist pins, and other products

For more information about Trac King Clutches / APE, visit their website at www.aperaceparts.com

HTP Performance has signed on once again as an Associate Sponsor with the IDBL! HTP Performance has been a loyal supporter of the IDBL for years and continues to show their support to our racers. Be sure to check them out on the vendor midway at an IDBL event near you.

HTP Performance is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

HTP Performance is Richmond, VA's Premiere Motorcycle Performance Shop. Specializing in drag race bikes, HTP takes pride in making all bike styles run at peak performance and maximum HP. Our extensive list of services range from Motor Building, Dyno Tuning, and Custom Turbo and Nitrous Setups, to Show-Quality Customs and regular service and maintenance. HTP Performance also built the World's First 6-Second Street bike in the Orient Express Pro Street class with an amazing 6.90! For more information about HTP Performance, visit their website

Motorcycle Performance Specialties is proud to announce a special contingency program for the International Drag Bike LeagueMPS will pay $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in every class!  We will pay on any MPS product that is visible without removing parts and identified as an MPS component. Products include: Tether Kill Switches, Pro Push buttons, Billet Quick Access Clutch Covers, Air Shifters, Block Offs, Air Clutches, and Billet Hayabusa Blocks to name a few. 

Qualifying products must be permanently marked with MPS identification. Permanently marked is defined as either CNC engraved, laser engraved, molded in, or screened.  Decals will not be considered permanently marked.  MPS contingency decals are required on both sides of your bike for the entire event.  MPS will pay a maximum of $50 per class no matter how many products you have.  Decals are available directly from MPS.

We are very proud of our “Private Label” contingency program.  The “Private Label” contingency program pays 10% of your year to date purchases from MPS.  Purchases made from 11/1/2014 to the date of the event you win will be counted toward your 10%.  All purchases must be made with a single customer number directly from MPS at racer net pricing.  When you win an event, simply fill out a winners claim form and send it to MPS.  When we receive the winners claim form we will search that customer number in our database for qualifying purchases to determine your payment amount.  We will pay a maximum of $200 per class, per event.  All participants in our “Private Label” contingency program must register online at our web site before winning an event.  When you register online you will be sent a winners claim form and decals for your bike in the mail.

The “Private Label” contingency program requires you to run decals on both sides of your bike for the entire event.

For more information about MPS, visit their website at www.mpsracing.com

Pingel has came on board with the IDBL as the title sponsor of the 18th Pingel Spring Nationals. Pingel Enterprise, Inc., has been a manufacturer and distributor of high quality motorcycle performance parts for street and drag since 1967. Pingel is also the proud sponsor of Larry "Spiderman" McBride, The Quickest and Fastest Top Fuel motorcycle in the world! McBride will once again be racing Dave Vantine in a 5-second, 240mph match race at the WPGC Bike Fest at MDIR in July, Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at Atco in September, and the DME Racing Fall Nationals in October.

Whether you’re simply looking for a way to secure your motorcycle properly with one of Pingel's wheel chocks or want to enhance performance for the drag strip, Pingel offers a variety of products to make your riding experience better. Pingel Fuel Valves and Wheel Chocks have long been known as the best. Pingel Electric Speed Shifters offers something for all riders, from the weekend rider who wants to sit back relax or to the drag racer that wants an edge with faster shifting.

For more information about Pingel, visit their website at www.pingelonline.com

Wossner Pistons & Rods has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This class will draw in the largest field of Pro Street bikes ever competing for a huge cash purse of $10,000 to win and paying the Top 50 riders! There will also be a "B" class, "C" class, and a "D" class for Pro Street racers that do not qualify for the Top 16. This class will draw in over 40+ Pro Street racers from all over the country and abroad. Do not miss this spectacular class and witness records fall in this epic Orient Express Pro Street event.

For more information about Wossner Pistons & Rods, visit their website at www.wossnerpistons.com

Worldwide Bearings has signed on once again as a contingency sponsor with the IDBLWorldwide Bearings has been a contingency sponsor since the program started nearly 10 years ago.
Worldwide Bearings is paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street if you are running Worldwide Ceramic Bearings and running Worldwide Bearings decals on both sides of your bike. Worldwide Bearings is also paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in all sportsman classes if you are running Worldwide Ceramic Bearings and running Worldwide Bearings decals on both sides of your bike.

Worldwide Bearings is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

Worldwide Bearings was created in 1994. Worldwide Bearing is the world's largest supplier of bearings for Motorcycles, ATVs, Snowmobiles, Go-Karts, and Watercraft. Worldwide Bearings specializes in high performance applications as well as everyday rebuilds. No order is too large or too small for Worldwide Bearings to handle. Worldwide Bearings works closely with bearing factories and are happy to quote on special sizes made to order. For more information about Worldwide Bearings, visit their website at www.worldwidebearings.com

Dunigan Racing has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This class will draw in the largest field of Pro Street bikes ever competing for a huge cash purse of $10,000 to win and paying the Top 50 riders! There will also be a "B" class, "C" class, and a "D" class for Pro Street racers that do not qualify for the Top 16. This class will draw in over 40+ Pro Street racers from all over the country and abroad. Do not miss this spectacular class and witness records fall in this epic Orient Express Pro Street event.

The Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale is presented by the following sponsors: Orient Express, DME Racing, Dunigan Racing, Brock’s Performance, Williford Racing, APE, Penske, Mickey Thompson Tires, MTC, Wossner Pistons & Rods, CP Pistons – Carrillo, Worldwide Bearings, DAS Performance, Procharger, Eastside Performance, Grady’s Graphics, HDFR, Mace Motorsports, HTP Performance, Vance & Hines, McIntosh Machine, Yoyodyne, Shinko Tires, AMS-2000, JRI Shocks, Precision Turbo, Scotts Performance Products, RCC Turbo, and The Design Studio.

For more information about Dunigan Racing, visit their website at www.duniganracing.com

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication has signed on as a contingency sponsor with the IDBL! McIntosh Machine & Fabrication builds many of the top level Orient Express Pro Street bikes in the class, including the World's Quickest Pro Street bike ridden by Bud Yoder with an amazing 6.838!

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication will be paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in all classes if you are running a McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Aluminum Swingarm and running McIntosh Machine & Fabrication decals on both sides of your bike. McIntosh Machine & Fabrication is also paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in all classes if you are running a McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Chromoly Swingarm and running McIntosh Machine & Fabrication decals on both sides of your bike.

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

McIntosh Machine & Fabrication is a modern machining and fabrication facility dedicated to the designing and building of high-performance motorcycle chassis and components. McIntosh Machine & Fabrication became a full time company in 1989 and quickly established an excellent reputation for high-quality products and services. Today McIntosh Machine & Fabrication offers a complete variety of motorcycle swingarms and swingarm accessories available as well as in-house shortening and re-valving of hydraulic forks. Count on us for quality design and superior craftsmanship for your high-performance street bike chassis needs. For more information about McIntosh Machine & Fabrication, visit their website at www.mcintoshmachineandfab.com

Williford Racing has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This class will draw in the largest field of Pro Street bikes ever competing for a huge cash purse of $10,000 to win and paying the Top 50 riders! There will also be a "B" class, "C" class, and a "D" class for Pro Street racers that do not qualify for the Top 16. This class will draw in over 40+ Pro Street racers from all over the country and abroad. Do not miss this spectacular class and witness records fall in this epic Orient Express Pro Street event.

The Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale is presented by the following sponsors: Orient Express, DME Racing, Dunigan Racing, Brock’s Performance, Williford Racing, APE, Penske, Mickey Thompson Tires, MTC, Wossner Pistons & Rods, CP Pistons – Carrillo, Worldwide Bearings, DAS Performance, Procharger, Eastside Performance, Grady’s Graphics, HDFR, Mace Motorsports, HTP Performance, Vance & Hines, McIntosh Machine, Yoyodyne, Shinko Tires, AMS-2000, JRI Shocks, Precision Turbo, Scotts Performance Products, RCC Turbo, and The Design Studio.

For more information about Williford Racing, visit their website at www.willifordracing.com

HDFR has signed on as an Associate Sponsor with the IDBL! Be sure to check them out on the vendor midway at an IDBL event near you.

HDFR is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

HDFR is a specializes in custom Machining and Fabrication. HDFR's purpose is the development, engineering and manufacturing of high-end custom parts for the High Performance Motorcycle Industry. The HDFR staff has been involved in the high performance industry for over 30 years. HDFR has built motorcycles and made custom parts for various forms of racing and high performance street legal motorcycles. HDFR invites you to browse their website and come to their facility to see how HDFR can make your high performance dreams come true. For more information about HDFR, visit their website at www.hdfr.com

 

WPGC has been a loyal sponsor and marketing partner with the WPGC Bike Fest for an amazing 15 years in a row, and they are back once again with the IDBL as the title sponsor of the 15th WPGC Bike Fest on July 24-26, 2015 at MDIR. The WPGC Bike Fest will feature a special 5-second, 240mph Top Fuel match race with Larry "Spiderman" McBride taking on Dave Vantine on the wildest machines you have ever seen!

The event will also feature Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines 4.60 index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's, Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Shinko Tires Pro E.T., Brock's Performance Street E.T., and Eastside Performance Grudge.

 

There will also be a special “Paint The 1/4 Pink” program run at this event to raise money for the "Bikers Against Breast Cancer". Last year these ladies raised over $7,000! This program is for female riders only competing on drag bikes and street bikes. This class will be run on Saturday and will be a 32-bike qualified field run in an E.T. bracket racing format. These female motorcycle racers have been raising money for a great cause, so come on out and show them your support!

The event will also host a huge vendor midway full of motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories!

In addition to the racing MDIR will host the famous Hot Body Bikini Contest on Sunday, plus Bikini Bartenders in the Coors Light Beer Garden. Also be sure to check out the wild custom bike show on Sunday of the event. The WPGC stage will be jamming with live bands on Sunday at the event and WPGC's own DJ Flexx will be hosting the show!

MTC Engineering has came on board with the IDBL as the title sponsor of the 29th MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May 29-31, 2015 at MDIR. MTC Engineering has been developing, testing, refining and producing excellent quality high performance motorcycle components for almost 50 years.  Whether it’s on the Drag Strip or Street, their products continue to be the performance-edge-of-choice for companies, teams, and individuals building the quickest and fastest motorcycles in the world.  MTC Engineering engine components; Big Blocks & Pistons and their high performance Clutches have been a key ingredient to help many racers get to victory lane and win championships!

MTC Engineering is also an IDBL contingency sponsor, and is paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in the Orient Express Pro Street class to racers running a MTC Gen II Multi-Stage Clutch and running MTC decals on both sides of your bike. MTC Engineering is also paying $75 to win and $25 to runner-up in Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, and Vance & Hines 4.60 Index class to racers running a MTC Gen I Multi-Stage Clutch, MTC Single Stage, or MTC Slider and running MTC decals on both sides of your bike.

You can view the 2015 IDBL Contingency Postings at: www.RaceIDBL.com/payouts

MTC Engineering is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals at MDIR on October 2-4, 2015.

For more information about MTC Engineering, visit their website at www.mtceng.com

MoTeC has signed on once again as an Associate Sponsor with the IDBL! MoTeC has been a loyal sponsor of the IDBL for years and continues to show their support to our racers. The fastest Turbocharged and Nitrous Pro Street bikes in the world run MoTeC ECUs! Be sure to check them out on the vendor midway at an IDBL event near you.

With its distinctive gold ECUs and a philosophy of engineering excellence, MoTeC has grown from a modest home workshop producing a screwdriver-adjusted ECU in the late 1980s to a world leader in twenty-first century motorsport technology. Now boasting a network of over two hundred authorized dealers worldwide, and with main offices in Europe and the USA, this innovative Australian brand has become synonymous with motor racing success in almost every category across the globe.

Initially adopted by sport sedans and road-registered vehicles, the demand for MoTeC technology spread quickly. Today it is difficult to find an avenue of motorsport untouched by the brand, with customers in such series as IDBL, Le Mans, ALMS, NASCAR, FIA GT, Australian V8 Supercars, Indy Car, Dakar Rally, World Superbikes, Top Fuel, Sport Compacts, Porsche Carerra Cup, Star Mazda USA, TC2000 Argentina, World Rally, Group N Rally, GP Masters, Formula 4000, Formula Ford, Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, Formula Campus China, V8 Jet boats, F1/Offshore Powerboats and all manners of club competition. MoTeC systems have also been put to use in military vehicles and commercial automotive test facilities. You can find out more about MoTeC by visiting their website at: www.motec.com

RCC Turbos has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR.

For more information about RCC Turbos, visit their website at www.rccturbos.com

Mickey Thompson Tires has signed on as the title sponsor of the International Drag Bike League. Mickey Thompson Tires was the title sponsor of the MIROCK Superbike Series for 14 years straight! Now they are continuing their support with the IDBL, the nation's largest Motorcycle Drag Racing Series.

Jason Miller, IDBL promoter stated, "Mickey Thompson Tires has been an important marketing partner in growth of our series over the last decade, and will continue that legacy with the IDBL. I would like to thank Tommy Kundrik and the Mickey Thompson Tires team for their loyal support. The support from Mickey Thompson Tires allows us to provide Championship Jackets, Championship Bonuses, Championship Trophies and Top 10 Plaques to our racers. So be sure to show them your support when making your tire purchases, or pick one up on the vendor midway at an IDBL event".

Mickey Thompson Tires is also a contingency sponsor and is paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in every class if you are running a Mickey Thompson drive tire and running M/T decals on both sides of your bike.

Mickey Thompson is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals at MDIR on October 2-4, 2015.

For more information about Mickey Thompson Tires, visit their website at www.mickeythompsontires.com

Tiger Racing Products has signed on as a brand new sponsor of the IDBL, and we would like to welcome them to the family. Tiger Racing Products will be a contingency sponsor, and is giving back to the IDBL racers on their high quality product line of aluminum Inner Fenders. Tiger Racing Products will be paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in Real Street, Pro E.T., and Street E.T. if you are running a Tiger Racing Products Inner Fender and running Tiger Racing Products decals on both sides of your bike that is visible with the rider on the bike.

If you are looking for specialized performance parts for your sport bike, you have come to the right place. Tiger Racing is growing each and every week offering you more and more performance products at great prices. Tiger Racing Products is the best place on the web for specialty aluminum products to customize your bike and make it faster. If you’re feeling the need for speed, you have to check out Tiger Racing's nitrous kits. Tiger Racing has everything you need to make your sport bike faster and more responsive. Since 2002, out of necessity for the high speed motorcycle racer, Tiger Racing Products has been making specialized aluminum performance parts for sport bikes. From that first product, to the creation of more than 20 new specialized parts each year, Tiger Racing Products continues to build high quality specialty aluminum products that meet or exceed the needs of that racer.
For more information about Tiger Racing, visit their website at www.tigerracingproducts.com

Carpenter Racing has signed as the brand new sponsor of the Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's class. The Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's is a sportsman class open to street legal bikes only. The category runs on an 8.88 index and gives the quicker Street E.T. bikes a place to run. This index class is an all-run field run on a .400 Pro Tree.

The Carpenter Racing Crazy 8's class will now be competing for $1,000 to Win, $300 to Runner-Up, $50 to Semis, and $25 to 1/4 Finals. No more minimum bike counts anymore to pay the higher purse, it is all guaranteed now! Entry Fee remains at $50.

Carpenter Racing claims to be the most experienced cylinder head porting company for all-out motorcycle performance in the world. Their racing championships, record-setting land speed efforts and 45 years at the forefront of cylinder head technology back up that claim. Carpenter Racing has produced the highest-output motorcycle cylinder heads and engines for various disciplines of all-out performance. Their products have led their customer's teams to at long list of land speed and drag racing records and championships.

Carpenter Racing continues to evolve in parallel with the motorcycle industry and now provide cutting-edge performance upgrades for the most modern of sport bikes, including the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa, GSXR1000, Kawasaki ZX-14, BMW S1000RR, and to add to that list their baby... the large-displacement Triumph Rocket III.

Carpenter Racing devotes two months of the year strictly on development and testing. They spend thousands of hours and untold money in development, churning through dozens of cylinder heads. They research the effects of different combinations of shapes and sizing of ports. In the process they find hundreds of things that don’t work, and spare no expense in being able to offer the absolute best in cylinder head and engine development.

For more information about Carpenter Race, visit their website at www.carpenterracing.com

Shinko Tires has signed as the brand new sponsor of the Pro E.T. class. The Shinko Tires Pro E.T. class is a sportsman class open to dragbikes and street bikes, and is always the biggest class at the event. This class is an E.T. Bracket class and run on a .500 full tree with a qualified 32-bike field.

The Shinko Tires Pro E.T. class will now be competing for $3,000 to Win ($1,000 increase this year), $500 to Runner-Up, $150 to Semis, $75 to 1/4 Finals, and $50 to 1/8 Finals. Entry Fee is now $70 for 1-Day or $120 for 2-Days. Now that the purse is $3,000 each day, it means Shinko Tires Pro E.T. racers have a shot at $6,000 between both days, and it's guaranteed!

Shinko Tires is also a contingency sponsor and is paying $100 to win and $50 to runner-up in Pro Street and Real Street if you are running a Shinko drive tire and running Shinko decals on both sides of your bike. Shinko Tires is also paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in all sportsman classes if you are running a Shinko drive tire and running Shinko decals on both sides of your bike.

You can view the 2015 IDBL Contingency Postings at: www.RaceIDBL.com/payouts

Shinko Tires is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

For more information about Shinko Tires, visit their website at www.shinkotireusa.com

EastSide Performance has signed as the brand new sponsor of the EastSide Performance Grudge class. The grudge scene is always an exciting class in the IDBL. This class is designed for bikes that want to go head to head with each other for the ultimate in bragging rights. One thing is for sure…the scoreboards are turned off!

The Eastside Performance Grudge class entry fee remains at $50 for 1-Day or $100 for 2-Days.

EastSide Performance is also a sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR. This event draws in over 40 of the World's Fastest Orient Express Pro Street bikes for the ultimate in cash and bragging rights!

For more information about Eastside Performance, give them a call at 336-788-3885.

Cycle Concepts is back once again with the IDBL!  Cycle Concepts has been a contingency sponsor for years and continues to give back to IDBL racers.

Cycle Concepts will be paying $50 to win and $25 to runner-up in every class to anyone using a Cycle Concepts Drag Pak Clutch Pak and running Cycle Concepts decals on both sides of their bike (One claim per weekend in the E.T. classes). Contact Cycle Concepts for full details on this program.

Scotts Performance Products has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR.

You can view the 2015 IDBL Contingency Postings at: www.RaceIDBL.com/payouts

Remember… Support Those That Support Your Sport!

Be sure to follow the IDBL on Instagram and Twitter @RaceIDBL, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaceIDBL and visit www.RaceIDBL.com.

We look forward to seeing all of our motorcycle drag racers, fans, families, sponsors, and media at the first IDBL event of the season at Maryland International Raceway on April 24-26, 2015.

2015 IDBL SCHEDULE

Fast by Gast Spring Nationals
April 24-26, 2015
Maryland International Raceway

Fast by Gast Summer Nationals
May 29-31, 2015
Maryland International Raceway

WPGC Bike Fest
July 24-26, 2015
Maryland International Raceway

Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals
September 11-13, 2015
Atco Dragway

Fast by Gast Fall Nationals
October 2-4, 2015
Maryland International Raceway

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