This weekend will provide motorcycle enthusiasts with enough exhaust and thrills to the care of their needs for a long while.
For the second time, vintage motorcycles will be racing through Nichols Park as YS Racing produces the Vintage nationals. The first race was held last year and attracted some 200 bikers.
Trampas Parker said that number will increase this year with entires from all 50 states as well as several countries overseas.
The race features motorcycles built before the 1980s. It is put on by the American Heritage Motorcycle Racing Association (AHRMA). The event will be three days of racing with two races he'd cross country through trails at the park winding down hills, over rocks and around trees.
Racers will also be speeding around a twisting dirt track that Parker, a two-times world champion motorcycle racer, has set up. "We will have bleachers set at a couple of places along that track for spectators to enjoy the race," he said.
The public is invited to attend the races.
As highlights, a couple of special races will be held including one where a three-member racing team will be participating. The only stipulation is the team has to have a combined age of 150 years.
"We have a gold boot that will be given to the race winner," Parker said. That boot is a traveling award that is an actual racing boot covered in gold.
Spectators can also be viewing some of the motorcycles in special displays.
The race last year was voted the best track by AHRMA and Parker said he hopes to get this sit on the organization's championship course.
The cross country races will be held in the morning and the motocross laps start at 12:30 Saturday and Sunday. There will be a $10 admission charge for the racing.