XDA Delivers Proven Records at VMP
The Xtreme Dragbike Association’s 2nd Annual MTC Engineering Bike Bash at Virginia Motorsports Park was nothing short of legendary.
The world-renowned facility owned by Tommy and Judy Franklin, along with VP Tyler Crossnoe, welcomed the XDA for what was to be a record-smashing weekend. With 791 racers, it was the largest motorcycle drag racing event in Virginia. Record class turnouts also included an all-time high of forty-five entries in Vance & Hines 4.60. Orient Express Pro Street and DME Racing Real Street produced world record numbers for a weekend now known as the quickest in XDA history.
DME Racing Real Street
Jeremy had an earned bye in round three, automatically sending him the semi-final. Class champions Claycomb and Merced met in round three, giving Merced a chance and winning another bounty. Unfortunately for Merced he broke traction about 70 feet out and fought with his ZX-14 the rest of the pass but couldn’t catch back up to Claycomb, who took the win with a 7.64. The standout pass went to Brandon, who took the ET record away from his brother running a 7.516. The fans went crazy when the board lit up!
Round four is usually the final for Real Street; however, the larger field size gave the class an extra round of competition to earn a win. Brandon had an earned bye this round while brother Jeremy had to earn the win and attempt to take back his record. Jeremy could not get the record back, but he took out Claycomb with a 7.535 to earn some extra cash on the bounty for him.
Going into the final, the sibling rivalry was at the forefront. Brandon, who has watched his brother win thousands of races and break hundreds of records, wanted this win and record for himself. And Jeremy had every intention of taking it all from him. Father and the crew chief for the boys, Crow Teasley, got both bikes set at the line and then stood in the middle of the track, knowing that the family would ultimately celebrate any outcome together. Brandon cut his best light of the day while Jeremy cut his worse light. And as they raced side-by-side down the track, it was a nail biter waiting to see the win light come one. When the right lane win light came on, the starting line crowd went wild for Brandon, who ran a 7.554 to his brother’s losing 7.599. Brandon Teasley took the win, the record, and the points lead.