DRAG RACING: Grantham Priory Ruskin pupils look to the quarter-mile challenge on bikes

Priory Ruskin Academy take delivery of their bikes for drag racing project.
Priory Ruskin Academy take delivery of their bikes for drag racing project.
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The Priory Ruskin Academy Drag Racing Team (PRADragracing) this week took possession of the two motorcycles that will form the basis of the racing machines to be used in next year’s Junior Drag Bike Challenge.

The club members must now cut, weld, tune and fettle these bikes and turn them into bonafide drag strip machines. They need to make them longer and lower and increase the aerodynamics of the motorcycles to be in with a chance of competing with the more established teams.

The club is designed to give access to all the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to its members. From basic motorcycle maintenance to tuning and from designing to fabricating then painting, the young people will have opportunities to participate in every aspect of a race team.

The club members are looking for support from the community so they can build up a decent tool kit and accumulate parts to convert these off-road trial bikes into long, low mean machines which will have to look the part in order to be eligible for the competition.

Once the machines are completed, they will compete in a competition designed for young people under the age of 16 at drag raceways such as Santa Pod.