Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Motorcycle Racing

On Friday I'm riding down to South Jersey to watch professional motorcycle racing: Superbike and Supersport competition for MotoAmerica. The races will be held at New Jersey Motorsports Park -- which, coincidentally, is the racetrack where I took my FZ-1 a while back. During those sessions I hit 140 mph and leaned deep into curves, but my feats were nothing compared to what pro racers will do on their top-of-the-line racebikes. They'll exceed 200 mph and drag their knees at incredible lean-angles.

There are ten pro competitions this year and South Jersey is the closest one to me. What many people don't know is that races are more than just racing; they're wild parties with vendors, beer-gardens, cool t-shirts and fans who love to talk motorcycling. It's fun just to be there. Plus, there's visceral thrill from the thunder of race-bike engines screaming at their limits.

Yes, I'll bring my camera. There WILL be pictures!


  1. Oh fun! I bet that will be a great time! Take lots of pictures!!

  2. Ooh, that sounds exciting! I can't believe you drove so fast!

  3. Great place, went to the vintage motorcycle races last year. 140, I'm impressed. As a new rider, Many years ago got my CB360 up to 85 on the PA turnpike, haven't gone any faster since.

    1. It's different going fast at the track because there's nothing to worry about. No intersections, no cars, no cops.

  4. That's fantastic and sounds like a really fun event! I'm so glad you were able to go. 200 mph!!! I freak out when Bryan hits 80 on the parkway, lol.