Experienced by Adrian McQueen
Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles
The annual WPGC DC Bikefest recently hit Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, MD and set the track on fire. Riders from near and far descended upon MIR, showcasing the largest crowd that I have seen in 10+ years at the event. The number of racers, riders and fans reached into the thousands at Maryland International Raceway to enjoy the races, sound contest, custom bike show, live music performances, featuring new artist King Combs, and the lovely women in the bikini contest surely give the fans enough to keep their adrenaline pumping all day. The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) also attracted racers from many other states to participate in this fun filled event. The XDA is known as the nation’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hosting racers from all over the country at each event.
Motorcycle supporters such as Throttle Life Magazine, Coleman Power Sports and many more were on site for this for 3-day festival along the vendor midway. The XDA class structure is very diverse and appeals to novice and hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts. Classes include: 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 all competing for $34,000 in cash. Spiderman put on the best overall show running at 5.76 and a 5.87 at 250mph to leave the crowd wanting more.
WPGC hosted the Bikini Contest with the beauties of the International Bikini Team. The crowd erupted in cheer as these lovely ladies walked the catwalk. Various musical artists graced the stage to entertain the crowd. In addition to the racing, there was a charity benefit for Bikers Against Breast Cancer dubbed Paint The 1/4 Pink. The program is for female riders that compete on drag bikes and street bikes in an effort to raise money towards breast cancer awareness.
The pits were packed as Team Money Cycles and Bagger Boyz came together to produce the largest bike show in XDA history, which included the largest ride-in crowd in series history. This event was sponsored by Adrenaline Lifestyles and Meguiar’s. The creativity placed in these big wheel motorcycles is nothing short of breathtaking. It was an all-around great event for the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA).
Enjoy the photo gallery and see you at the track next year.