MotoAmerica’s 2020 long shot and runaway success King of the Baggers race series is scheduled for five rounds in 2021.
The King of the Baggers race event made its debut in November of 2020 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. S&S Indian’s Tyler O’Hara took first place over Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson’s Hayden Gillim. Roland Sands Designs-backed Indian Motorcycle Frankie Garcia completed the podium in third place.
Highly competitive and extremely entertaining, the success of the, then one-off invitational event was undeniable. So much so that MotoAmerica announced its return with five rounds for the 2021 season as part of the MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series.
The 2021 King Of The Baggers race series sees qualified AMA license holders racing modified Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle bagger style motorcycles, competing in a flag to flag sprint. Championships points will be counted and a Champion will be announced at the end of the season.
The series will kick-off at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30 through May 2. The series continues with rounds at Road America, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The 2021 series will then conclude September 17 through 19 with the MotoAmerica season finale at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
“Honestly, the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers debut race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca went better than we even dreamed of,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “The popularity of the event was crazy so how could we not do more? We know there are plenty of Bagger fans out there as our videos of the debut Laguna event were watched by millions. Having five races gives us the opportunity to bring King of the Baggers to fans in several different areas of the country. We’ve also opted to make the series open to any qualified racer, which should bring new teams and new bike builds to the series from the aftermarket and motorcycle dealers who specialize in baggers.”
All five rounds of the 2021 King of the Baggers Race series will be broadcast on the FOX Sports channel.