We knew it was only a matter of time. Well, at least we hoped it was only a matter of time. Bagger racing, the grotesque-yet-intriguing spectacle that has taken hold on US roadracing tracks in recent years is now coming to Canada. Forget superbikes, we’ll see super-heavyweight bikes hooned about on-track in the coming race season!
Specifically, the Bagger Racing League is coming to Canada, for a one-off race weekend when the Canadian Superbike series heads to Mosport next summer… errr, we meant to say “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.” The August 9-11 weekend at CTMP will see the US-based racing series run there, but details are still slim. Who’s coming, exactly? Will the weekend be a double-header? Will Euro or Japanese brands compete, or will it be the usual Harley-and-Indian lineup? Stay tuned for more info there…
In a write-up on the CSBK.ca website, Cam Bickle suggests that one of the faster guys in Canada’s Pro Superbike series, might run in the new bagger event, since he has experience in this series already: “Amongst the possible entries could be current CSBK star Sam Guerin, who has found success doing double-duty with BRL in the Pro Stock Bagger class, earning a trio of second-place finishes and finishing third in the overall championship this season.”
Well, that would certainly be interesting to see. Last year’s Bagger Racing League title went to Shane Narbonne, who won four of five races aboard the Trask Performance Harley-Davidson. No word if he’s coming up to race this year.
The Bagger Racing League is, of course, different from the series that runs alongside MotoAmerica, which is called King of the Baggers. Find out more on the BRL’s fun, games and excitement, including lots of video, here.