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SONS OF SPEED 2022

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By Rogue and Dale
3/25/2022


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 Sons of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early 20th-century board-track racing, featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines. Numerous modifications are done to handlebars, exhaust, fenders, fuel and oil tanks etc. OH, did I mention NO BRAKES!

New Smyrna Speedway
New Smyrna Speedway

 
Start Finish Line
Start Finish Line

 

 They were back at the steeply banked New Smyrna Speedway for the start of the 2022 Daytona Bike Week. This track is a favorite because it allows wide open, full throttle racing.

 Inspired by Billy Lane this event continues to grow. It has different classes so that the motorcycles will be evenly matched by engine size.

Qualifying Heat
Qualifying Heat

Heat Race
Heat Race

 A series of what is called heats has the riders competing and the winners of the heats eventually race each other.

Dale- Rogue- Dmac
Dale- Rogue- Dmac

Dale and Dmac
Dale and Dmac

 Dale, Dmac and myself covered the event and have a lot of great photos.

 

Races lined Up Before Race
Races lined Up Before Race

 
Keeping Cool Before Race
Keeping Cool Before Race

 

Chris Callen Editor of Cycle Source - New Racer This Year
Chris Callen Editor of Cycle Source - New Racer This Year

Jennie Bass First Time Racing At Sons Of Speed
Jennie Bass First Time Racing At Sons Of Speed

 
 
 
 
Jody Perewitz Bike
Jody Perewitz Bike

 

 There were many of the racers we knew from covering this event since the beginning as well as many new ones which goes to show the growing popularity.

I had a whole different story I had planned to write, but I ended up in the hospital. Getting old is a drag. 

Wheels Through Time
Wheels Through Time

 

I am going to post what I can now before it is too outdated. Hang on for future reports.

Ebay Jake Winning A Heat Race.
Ebay Jake Winning A Heat Race.

 
 
 
Ebay Jake
Ebay Jake

 
Going For The WIN
Going For The WIN

 

 Always a favorite is Ebay Jake who won the Hot 61 Class again this year.

Ebay Jacob is at Daytona Bike Week.

Daytona Bike Week 2022, Hot 61, Sons Of Speed Championship Race. Final lap it was wreckers or checkers, went in to turn 3 wide opened, never let off and was able to pull off one of the gnarliest motorcycle moments of my life and grab another @curtis.venable #teamwearcrete championship @hoboracing is always a bad ass fast racer and on the superfast "Maggie" from @wheelsthroughtime it took everything I had + a prayer.

Thanks to @departurebikeworks for getting that 1921 running, Jon E. Neuman for the #fhead power, and everyone else that helped make it happen. #9peat #merica @wreckingcrewhd

@palletone fastest pallet act. Manager in in the U.S.

Bo Shankle Ball he’s pretty comfortable on it,,, Curtis Venable is the owner of the bike and Ebay Jacob rides that bike for the WearCrete Racing Team 

 

Rodney Rankins won the 45 Class

Tom Banks won the 30 Singles Class

A plus to some great racing is getting to see friends that I do not see that often.

Rogue and Dan Fitzmaurice
Rogue and Dan Fitzmaurice

Rogue and Ellie - Photo by Ellie
Rogue and Ellie - Photo by Ellie

Dale and Rogue
Dale and Rogue

 
Dave Perewitz
Dave Perewitz

 
Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe
Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe

 

If you ever get a chance to attend one of these events, don't miss it.

You can stay informed on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thesonsofspeed/  

 




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My vacation next year (2023). The article and pics are very inspiring !!!!! This is why the US is THE world leader. Thanks you so much from Canada



Jean Lariviere
OTTAWA, ON, Canada
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Editor Response See you next year at the races.
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