AHDRA At Cecil County Dragway – June 28 & 29, 2008

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Diana and I went to the races yesterday at Cecil County Dragway. The All Harley Drag Racing Association was in town. It’s not everyday the AHDRA is in your backyard, or even within a days ride. We rode some great roads, got a little lost, bumped into a few friends, walked through the pits and watched the races.

It was an interesting little day trip. I took some nice backroads in Fair Hill, MD and passed my turn and then lost my bearings. We ended up on Route 40 heading back towards Elkton. Diana set me straight and we got to the races thirty minutes later than expected.

I was surprised to see the Baltimore HAMC at the races, I’m not used to seeing the Hells Angels. The Maryland State Police had a huge presence as well. They had a number of patrol cars, unmarked cars, unmarked SUV’s, Harleys and their mobile Incident Command unit. The mobile Incident Command Center parked on a hill up in front of the whole area and had two video cameras atop two poles that extended about 40 feet over the RV to keep an eye on things. 

Incident Command Center

We bumped into Anthony Digeorgio who is Chairman of the Board for Chesapeake HOG. He was working the RAACE booth promoting their upcoming Rally on August 17th. The 3rd annual Rally for RAACE to raise money and public awareness to prevent child sexual abuse.

Dragway 1

Dragway 2

Dragway 3

Dragway 4

Dragway 5

We also bumped into Jeff Shelton of Independents Chopper. Jeff is the real deal, a modest and talented artist who makes old school style choppers right here in Newark, Delaware. No fancy pretentious Hollywood TV show bullshit, just a regular guy making a living by doing what he loves to do. I brought my first Harley to Jeff’s shop for several repairs and he and his mechanic Bill always treated me like a friend from day one. We bumped into Bill aka Roach at the races also. Bill doesn’t work for Jeff anymore but they are both cool in my book.

Diana took a lot of pictures and video. Then she figured out how to make a video clip using Quicktime and uploaded it to YouTube so we can show you some of the races.  The races were pretty cool. Some of those bikes get over 200mph!

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3 Responses to “AHDRA At Cecil County Dragway – June 28 & 29, 2008”

  1. You can’t read it in the video, but in that last clip at the end the bikes go 208 and 213 mph!! We saw one that went 224!!! And these were just the time trials…

    I was amazed at the people who were racing fully dressed touring bikes!

  2. Very cool video! The AHDRA drags were out here in the spring, but we couldn’t make it. I’m planning on going next year, though!

  3. The video is way cool, I think Diana did an awesome job figuring out how to make it. Thanks Ann.

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