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1/8 Meile Race at Glemseck 101
This year’s bullet from the cannon of Don Performance is this firecracker based on an FXDR, which after the special treatment of Don and his friends started with about 180 hp and 300 Nm. Original this Softail model has 91 hp with 160 Nm…
We had the honor to contribute our FXDR body parts made especially for this model. The other sponsors such as Parts Europe and S&S provided the brute power, the fat drive and a killer sound.
Sharpened by Don Performance and Tuning Pope Ulf Penner, it was none other than Thilo Günther who piloted the firecracker. Thilo is a multiple winner of the famous Fischereihafenrennen (Street Race in Germany, a little bit like the TT in UK), has driven 2 times the Pikes Peak in Colorado and visibly had his fun with the FXDR on the track at the Glemseck. In the end, there was a decent third place in the class “Rocket Raceclub”, in which almost everything is allowed, as long as the bike is fast (check!), loud (check!) and inspired by drag racing (check!).
For the tuning and racing fans among you: You can find out everything about the bike, the team and the rider in the 01/2023 issue of teh leading german Harley Magazine Dream Machines.
P.S. The automatic shifter is already ordered…
Parts & Details
A few things of course remain a secret of the Don Performance Team, but some parts can be ordered in our store among others for racing purposes. Engine parts from S&S are available on request.
Also fittet for this race: A long swingarm from the Fat Boy (+ 3 cm), the front lowered over the triple clamp and the handlebars and the chassis stiffened to have no losses because of the suspension and the design clearly laid out towards racing.
We would like to thank the other sponsors for their cooperation:
Parts Europe / Drag Specialties (Motor Parts)
S&S Cycle, Inc. (Motor Parts)
Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde (exhaust system)
Spirit Leather (Seat)
John Doe (Driver and Team Equipment)
Many thanks especially to Team Don Performance with Daniel, Paul, Ulf and a bunch of other completely racing-crazy people for a really fat weekend!
We will be back next year with pleasure. We’ve already heard whispers about what it will be… so the competition can probably warm up!
Glemseck 101 - the other races and the Festival
The Glemseck 101 is known for having the most bizarre constructions at the start. The regulations are minimal and there is a separate class for almost every idea. And now the fat ships should also be on the legendary eighth mile at the Glemseck.
Just 3 weeks ago the big tourers went to the start at the Bagger Race Party in Schlüsselfeld, Bavaria. Inspired by the popular Bagger events in the USA, Harley-Davidson, Indian and BMW wanted to show what their tourers could do on the circuit.
And what else? The Glemseck 101 was also colorful and loud in the Reload in 2022, the live bands excellent, the food ingeniously regional, the conversions sometimes classic, sometimes spectacular, sometimes adventurous. We are looking forward to next year. As always on the first weekend in September.
Author / Editor
Maggie S. Zimpel
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