Bagger Racing League 2021 season comes to an end
The Bagger Racing League held their season finale December 10-11th in Sonoma, CA at Sears Point Raceway in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd of V Twin racing fans. Impending bad weather on Sunday forced a schedule change to run practice, qualifying and races on Saturday. According to series founder, Rob Buydos, “We had a great crowd, great track conditions on Saturday and the riders’ enthusiasm was off the charts. We’re really looking forward to next year.”
Continental rider, Ravi Patel (@ravisavage) fought his way to the podium after a crash in practice with a strong second place finish. “It was a crazy race”, said Ravi. “I qualified 4th but ran 2nd most of the race. It was a 3-way battle between the 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots. I dropped to 3rd until the last turn of the last lap where I was able to regain 2nd place. I was thrilled with 2nd place and achieved the 2nd fastest lap of the race.” Ravi’s bike suffered only slight damage during his crash in practice, some tweaked bars, and minor scrapes. “Eric Komrowski (@mwc_racing) and Continental’s Lewis Hill were a big help for me all weekend helping me get my bike dialed in. The ContiTrack slicks provide so much confidence and grip, I feel they are a real advantage. Plus, I like showing the Harley racing community that there are other, better choices for tires. It’s fun to spread the word about Continental.” Ravi runs the ContiTrack NHS slicks but carries a set of the ContiRaceAttack 2 DOT race tires in case the track turns damp and he needs a tire with some water drainage capability.
Ravi’s Big Twins class machine is a 2018 Softail Lowrider with an S&S 124” kit, 17” wheels, handlebars by Biltwell and a seat by Saddlemen. “Russ Wernimont built the suspension both front and rear to give me a little more ground clearance for cornering and keep the ContiTrack slicks pressed to the ground,” Ravi stated. Ravi’s bike also sports a FXR-type fairing which helps the bike’s stability on the high-speed section and gives it a unique look.
The Bagger Racing League crew did an amazing job in 2021 getting this new series off the ground and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2022 as they add races at Daytona and the famous Milwaukee Mile racetracks. Let’s hope the Bagger Racing League is here to stay. For more information check out www.baggerracingleague.com