Sturgis 2nd Annual Baker Burnout Drags Competition Is August 7th

bakerdrivetrain-burnout-dragsBaker will bring again riotous fire and rubber-burning fury to the 2009 Sturgis Rally. 12 of the world’s top custom bike builders will go head-to-head in a no-holds-barred, tournament-style drag race competition. The unbridled mayhem will be unleashed Friday, August 7th in the main amphitheater at the Legendary Buffalo Chip, with the support of Spectro Oils. 2008 Burnout Drags Champion was Bill Dodge of Bling’s Cycles. The rules are simple: contestants will compete in one-on-one heats and the first to shift to fifth gear while burning out the rear wheel will be declared the winner of that heat. Two judges for each custom bike will count the shifts and display the score in real time. The last builder standing wins great Baker products and will be featured in a high-profile Baker Drivetrain advertisement. More info at Baker Drivetrain Burnout Drags.(picture Michael Lichter)

19 Responses to “Sturgis 2nd Annual Baker Burnout Drags Competition Is August 7th”

  1. 1 Nicker May 20th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Wouldn’t it be more interesting to strap two scooters to side-by-side dynos, mount up their riders, and have em do a “Virtual Drag Race”…..???

    What does destroying a tire prove….???
    Seems sorta like a booger flicking contest, kind-a pointless……
    (for anyone over the age-a 8)


  2. 2 Lyle May 20th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Good way to destroy your tire, and a good chance your drivetrain. Of course most of these guys are probably trailering their bikes home anyways.

  3. 3 Pitbull May 20th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    teresi dyno drags

  4. 4 Brandon May 20th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Let the Boys have fun. Great picture.

  5. 5 Trish May 21st, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Hey guys – Im the Marketing Director for BAKER and i wanted to just say: this is a really fun, high energy event and the builders involved know how to do a burnout without destroying their drivetrains – it is possible to do – and trust me: most of them are running BAKERs which are backed by unbeatable warranties anyway: so we aren’t about to leave someone hanging if something goes wrong (which it wont)!

    As far as ruining a tire: last year we were able to have a well known tire company provide every builder with a new back tire. so worry not about the rubber being burnt and concentrate on getting yourselves to the Buffalo Chip for a great contest amidst an evening of good fun, great bands and live entertainment! What’s a little rubber in the name of loud, dirty fun? I know i’d burn the shit out of my tire if there was a BAKER product awaiting me if i won!

    Hope to see you all there! Keep your eyes and ears open, because soon we will announce all 12 builders participating – perhaps one of your favorites will be there in the pit!


    p.s. Bill Dodge won last year – and that Dyna he won on – he rode all over the country before and after Sturgis – so know that these guys arent all trailer queens, and this is no kids game!

  6. 6 Joe Mielke May 21st, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Having been there all I can say is that we had a great night there with everyone. The Baker staff were great hosts.
    As for Dodge who beat out Brian in the last round. He can correct me if I’m wrong but after talking with him that night I understood he rode his in to Sturgis from Jersey.

    Is there any real point to burning off your tire? No. Did anyone involved last year blow a tire? No. Did some clutches get fried? Yup.
    Haters can keep on hating. We’ll keep on playing.

    It was just good fun where a bunch of us who work hard all year up to Sturgis got to blow off some steam.
    Whom ever is involved this year is sure to have a great time.


  7. 7 Rollin May 21st, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I’m proud to co-sponsor the event again this year, and look forward to another great night of smoke, noise and fun !

    Rollin Karoll
    Spectro Oils

  8. 8 Rodent May 21st, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Stupid event that is great or spectators

  9. 9 Patrick May 21st, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I agree with Rodent. Destroying tires in burnouts is stupid. Bert Baker disappoints me in showing that he has no better idea to promote his transmissions. Motorcycles/custom motorcycles are not about destruction. Baker transmissions cannot be promoted with such a dumb event. What a lack of marketing judgment! The proof that you can be good at engineering but retarded at doing marketing. Unfortunately, many in this business suffer from this same lack of judgment. Trish answer is quite stupid, too. Why is it that having a set of tires paid by a sponsor would be a justification for these burnouts? You said marketing director???

  10. 10 Gard Hamilton May 21st, 2009 at 9:26 am

    You want to promote transmission reliability, quiet shifting, by destroying tires? Explain to me the logic and the strategy if you can, mrs the marketing director…

  11. 11 Lon Nordbye May 21st, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Patrick can I get your last name bro? Negative, negative, negative from those who were not there. For those of us who were, it was the best single-hour of the 2008 Sturgis event. No justification needed. For those of us in the know, Baker has produced a ground-breaking event that showcases the true performance attributes of their products and competitive edge of those who use them. Brilliant. Just like Joe said, let the haters hate and we’ll just keep having one killer time!

  12. 12 FUJI May 21st, 2009 at 9:58 am

    It is a lot like a cowboy flogging his trusty steed to its knees while having a beautiful saddle on its back just to promote the saddle at the cowboy and horses expense. Where is the mind set?


  13. 13 Brandon May 21st, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Mr. Nordbye. By far, it’s not the best time at the Buffalo Chip. You just defend one of your events. Of course, you will always find people watching a burn out. Ask these people if they think it’s an intelligent way to promote transmissions. They will say no, even if they watch. It’s what the discussion is all about.

  14. 14 A 1 cycles May 21st, 2009 at 11:20 am

    baker rocks, tire frying burnouts are awesome, nuff said

  15. 15 Darryl May 21st, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Marketing 101:

    Rule number 1: Get your potential customer’s attention.

    Who here, engaged in this conversation, can say it hasn’t done that already?

    Flickin’ bugars will get my attention only if you hit me with one. Save ‘em fo yourself, thanks.

    The burn out is entertaining and people enjoy it. If you think it’s unintelligent, let’s leave that up to the folks participating in it to decide. It’s their bike after all.

    Then go take your own IQ test, and pat yourself on the back, if that’s going to make you feel better to do so.

    Some would argue riding a bike in general lacks intelligence and there are plenty of supporting facts to arguably indicate it’s true. Should we stop riding?

    Keep the fun going Baker.

  16. 16 Nicker May 21st, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “… take your own IQ test, and pat yourself on the back, if that’s going to make you feel better

    That’s totally uninteresting.
    But pointing out the absurd,……. now that’s far more interesting…. 🙂

    And hitting a nerve…… BONUS!


  17. 17 Brandon May 21st, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Nicker, great answer to Darryl. This guy is burned out.

  18. 18 dragon Jun 1st, 2009 at 5:44 am

    guess im a burn out cause in 2008 i took a stock 88 cubic incher and won the burn out contest at the small tellico rally and only had five gears and didnt blow a tire its all in what u like so if u want to be a hater be one till u put your bike in the ring and then you can cry if you lose till then DON’T hate the people having FUN

  19. 19 jim Oct 31st, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    If the people invloved want to burn their tires, what the ****? It is their choice PATRICK, NOT YOURS! Chill, and let people have fun. If you can’t accept it fine, but keep you r goofy opinions to yourself

Comments are currently closed.
Cyril Huze