(By Tim Hailey) – Big Money payouts continue to flow from the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—into the hands of winning racers. This past weekend it was the bracket racers’ turn during the APE Summer Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Indiana. On a day where the heat and humidity made it difficult for anyone in leathers and helmet to focus on racing even one bike, Iowa racer Bruce Damewood rode BOTH of his entries into the final of Saturday’s $5000-to-win MPS Pro ET race. An example of what it took for Damewood to get in that position can be found in round 6, where his .002 light and .001 off his 8.19 dial-in were absolutely necessary to get past Dalton Markham’s .005 and 8.735/8.73. Just for kicks, Damewood nailed a .000 bulb on his bye run with the other bike in the same round. With one bike having a bye in one semifinal, Damewood still had to race Dalton’s father John “Spooky” … [Read more...] about NHDRO Results From Indy – Bad Ass Bikes On A Bad Ass Track Makes For Big Fun!
Helmet cam motorcycle crash
Regulars here would remember our post on a traffic cop in Bengaluru who hurled his ‘chappal’ at lidless motorcycle riders. Well, the video went viral soon after we wrote about it and there was quite an uproar on the cop’s unprofessionalism. Well, the latest to have emerged on this episode is that the erratic cop has been suspended. Allow me to give a recap of the episode to all of you who missed reading about this incident. A few days ago, a traffic constable on duty on BEL road in Bengaluru threw his footwear on two motorcycle users. Both the rider and pillion were without a helmet and hence, it seems like the cop hurled his ‘chappal’ at the duo in agitation. The video was caught by the dash-cam of a vlogger. Soon, the video went viral and the cop received a lot of flak for the show of unprofessionalism. Skip to 6:50 for the real action! As you can see in the video we have above, the fact that the motorcycle-users weren’t wearing a helmet irked … [Read more...] about Traffic cop who hurled his ‘chappal’ at unhelmeted motorcycle riders SUSPENDED
Quick reflexes and a bit of luck can make a big difference in an accident, especially when you're a motorcyclist caught between a car and an SUV. This hair-raising helmet-cam video is evidence of that. YouTube user Malik Elizee walked away from a close call when a Chevy Camaro T-boned a Toyota RAV4 directly in his path. In the video, the rider is behind a white Ford Fusion sedan at an intersection when the light turns green. As the cars in front begin to proceed through the intersection, the Camaro appears to run the red light from the left, smashing into the side of the RAV4 in the adjacent lane. The Toyota tips up onto its side, sliding into the Ford and to the path of the motorcyclist, who doesn't have time to stop before ending up right in the middle of tons of flying metal. As the motorcycle plows into the underside of the SUV, the rider grabs on, his gloved right hand sliding across the RAV4's exhaust before he finds a handhold near the suspension. He rides the SUV a few feet … [Read more...] about Motorcyclist rides underside of SUV out of T-bone crash