Daytona Bike Week. Inaugural Sons Of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race. March 17-18.

Last October, due to the damage caused to the New Smyrna Speedway by Hurricane Matthew, the inaugural Sons of Speed vintage motorcycle racing had to be postponed. The event is now scheduled during Daytona Bike Week with practice on Friday March 17 and racing on March 18. Imagined by Billy Lane, Sons of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early 20th-century board-track racing.

The event will feature 20 racers on hand-built chassis fitted with pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines. Each rider has freedom to customize bars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks. The Grand Prize is a brand new S&S Shovelhead type motor.

The 20 racers scheduled to participate are:

Billy Lane (1912 Flying Merkel), Warren Lane (1917 Indian Powerplus), Rick Petko (1919 Indian Powerplus); Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe (1915 Harley); Rick Marshall (1924 Harley); Matt Walksler (1921 Harley); Brittney Olsen (1923 Harley); Xavier Muriel (1913 P.E.M.); Matt Olsen (19?? Harley); Rhett Rotten (1916 Harley); Derrick Ames (1919 Harley); Bill Rodencal (1915 Harley); Brook James (19?? Harley); Paul Cox (1917 Indian Powerplus); Dan Toce (1914 Indian); Buzz Kanter (1915 Harley); Jim Wall (1928 Indian); Matt Harris (1924 Harley); Mel Stutz (1919 Harley); and Bruce Kannry (1912 Indian).

The New Smyrna Speedway is located south of Daytona at 3939 SR-44, Samsula, Florida is a half-mile, paved, banked racetrack. Tickets to the practice and race event can be purchased at EventBrite.

Option 1: Special Early Bird Rate Pre-sale Pricing. for single-day tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for  kids until March 18. These tickets get you in the gate JUST on the 18th  (single-day tickets at the gate, if any are left, will be $20 per-person)

Option 2: $50 Pre-Sale gets you VIP access and choice seating, allowing you to watch the practice session on the 17th and attend the race on the 18th (also includes a signed lanyard)

Option 3: $250 Pre-Sale gets you all the VIP perks. VIP access, choice seating for practice session and race, signed lanyard, plus a 1-hour group tour of Billy’s shop. (top picture. BillyLane @ H. Roesler), bottom picture Shelly Rossmeyer)


9 Responses to “Daytona Bike Week. Inaugural Sons Of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race. March 17-18.”

  1. 1 seymour Feb 14th, 2017 at 9:56 am

    My claim to fame is that I sold Billy a Pope cylinder head but it doesn’t look like it will be seeing any action..

  2. 2 Jeffrey Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:47 am

    After 2 cancellations, it looks like it’s going to happen. A little bit dangerous on concrete. Hope it goes well.

  3. 3 Don Rubin Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Will try to make it on the 18th

  4. 4 P. Hamilton Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Hope all these 20 guys and gals got a lot of training. Not an easy race…

  5. 5 Patrick Feb 14th, 2017 at 11:18 am

    OMG. Specrtacular and dangerous when done by amateurs. Best of luck to all.

  6. 6 Greeko Feb 14th, 2017 at 11:20 am

    At what speed they will enter the turns?

  7. 7 Alex Feb 14th, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    “The event will feature 20 racers on hand-built chassis fitted with pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines.” It sounds interesting.

  8. 8 JohnnySpeed Feb 14th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    This should interest me I guess, but the current uber vintage period correct trend is just kind of boring to me for some reason. Maybe it’s the price tags associated with anything older than 1970 now. It’s probably a financial self-preservation

  9. 9 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Feb 15th, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I can’t wait to for this event! Billy has done a great job assembling the field of racers. Should be an exciting event!

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