Riders revved for All-Bike meet at Benaraby

AUSTRALIA'S biggest motorbike drag racing event hits Benaraby Raceway on Saturday night, with nearly 200 bikes expected to race down the tarmac.

An annual event for the Central Queensland Drag Racing Association, the All-Bike meet is the only of its kind each year at Benaraby, open for only bikes.

Reegan Ward has raced in the event for half a decade, and being a former winner is keen to find form when he gets the chance tomorrow afternoon.

One of many locals racing in the All-Bike meet, Ward will be going head to head with some of the quickest bikes in Australia.

"There will probably be 60 locals, the locals are going to be at the head of the track," Ward said.

"There will be probably the fastest bikes in the Pro Street Class."

One on the best riders in the field will be a Benaraby Raceway regular Jason Elam.

But Ward will be hoping to upset the field and add to his title from last year at the meeting.

"We won the thing last year for modified," Ward said.

"We will be racing against guys from Brisbane to Townsville."

While most of the racers will be drag racing regulars and have bikes purpose built for the task, the meeting is not limited to those who have equipment specifically for drag racing.

Benaraby Raceway will play host to any rider with a motorbike who wished to race.

"If they turn up we will find a bracket for them," Ward said.

"I usually race in the modified bracket but we are Pro Street for this event."

Kicking off at 10.30 Saturday morning for qualifying, racing starts from 1.30 in the afternoon.

Ward will need to be at his best to win, but is a chance to fly the flag for the local association when action begins.



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