Top Speed Mondays & Tuesdays
This event is for Anyone who wishes to have a go at Top Speed either on a bike or in a car. The runway is 2 miles long and the Top Speed is run over a mile from a standing start. You must howver comply with the noise limi
t of 103db Maximum. For bikers, 1 piece leathers and back protector required, with leather boots and gloves and a gold acu stickered helemt. For car drivers, a helmet is required.
This is a Top Speed Records event run at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, South Wales The distances competed on will vary depending on the course dictated to by the tides and the sand. The current record by Terry Smith stands at 194.589MPH on a Suzuki Hayabusa 1396cc over a distance of 1.5 miles from a standing start. Straightliners runs the Bonneville Classes at this event and in 2017 will be 13-14th May and 23-24th September 2017.
This is the World Wheelie Records Weekend where riders from all over the world compete to see who can do the fastest wheelie over a kilometre. There is a run up to the kilometre start line and the wheel mustn't touch the ground within the kilometre distance. The current record stands at 213.309MPH on a Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo by Egbert Van Popta. The event takes place over the weekend of 19/20th August 2017.
This is a Top Speed Records event run at Elvington Airfield, next to the Museum near York. The distances competed on will vary depending on the weather conditions on the day, but will be of 1 mile from a standing start as the maximum. Anyone with a full ACU licence wishing to establish or break an ACU record will be able to go both directions providing they have their bike sealed first. Straightliners runs both the ACU and the Bonneville Classes at this event and in 2017 will be 20-21st May and 16-17th September 2017.
If you require a one event ACU licence or IOPD licence you can get these on the day when you sign on.
East Kirkby £5
George Brown Memorial Sprint £10
Santa Pod £10
York Raceway £15
Prices may be more if overnight camping. Admission is extra to the entry fee and is per person. Children under 16 are free.
Riding on the back wheel for a kilometre at over 200mph is the goal of motorcycles bidding to be the wheelie world champion. This can be seen over and over again at the Straightliners Motorcycle World Wheelie Championship which takes place in England in m
id-August. Up to 30 top competitors from the USA, UK, France, Holland and Ireland will be competing for the world title.
The only event where serious hobbyists and non-professional bikers can race legally during the famous TT and Manx Grand Prix is Straightliners 'Ramsey Sprint'. With classes for all types bikes, from 50cc right up to "fire breathing" drag bikes, peop
le can just turn up and enter on the day. The Ramsey Sprint is a drag sprint event over 1/8th mile strip which attracts thousands of spectators and many professional racers who are usually on an off day. Hundreds turn up for the action which starts at 10.00am and while competitors pay a fee admission is free for spectators.
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