Daytona, FL (October 16, 2018) – Billy Lane’s proven Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle boardtrack race is back for a sixth time during the 26th running of the annual Fall Biketoberfest Event in Daytona Beach Florida. On Friday, October 19th, at 3:00 p.m., over a dozen daredevil vintage motorcycle racers will speed around the banked track at New Smyrna Speedway.
“We’re coming off a successful Sturgis race, which took place on dirt,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “The paved banks of the New Smyrna offers racers the chance to let it all hang out. There is nothing like these 100 plus year old machines chasing each other down.”
Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack, the sixth SOS race will feature thirteen riders in several different heats, and winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.
Dozens of racers have raced in Sons of Speed races across the country including: Billy Lane, Xavier Muriel, Ken Curtis, Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe, Buzz Kanter, Dan Toce, Rhett Rotten, Ebay Jake, Rick Petcko, Mark Hanna, Freddie Bollwage, Matt Walksler, Brook James, Matt Harris and Moonshiner Josh Owens.
Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook page for breaking news and upcoming events. You can purchase general admission tickets online for $20. A limited amount of 50 VIP tickets will be available for purchase at the gate that will allow infield access.
About Sons Of Speed
Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons Of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Daytona Bike Week in March 2017. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons Of Speed race will feature twenty of the sport’s most accomplished riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers) and Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time)