Billy Lane. From Choppers to Flat Trackers
Eight daring riders will put everything on the Line at Sons Of Speed inaugural race Saturday, October 15, 2016, during Biketoberfest at the New Smyrna Speedway half-mile, banked racetrack just south of Daytona Beach.
The brain child of Custom Builder Billy Lane and Inspired by early 20th-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed races hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding.
“There has been so much enthusiasm from sponsors, fans and potential participants since we first announced the concept,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “Now the date’s set, tickets are selling fast, we have a full slate of riders and we can’t wait for October.”
Riders will compete In several heats with winners advancing to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride identical hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines.
Most of the 8 racers have customized their machines with fabricated fuel/oil tanks. handlebars, exhaust, fenders and foot pegs. Champion will receive a brand new Shovelhead type S motor donated by S&S Cycle.