The first round of the BRL’s new season was held at Utah Motorsports Campus on May 13-14. Thirteen riders made up the Bagger GP premier class, with former AMA Superbike champ Ben Bostrom starting from pole position aboard the Feuling Parts “Flying Pig” Road Glide.
But Bostrom couldn’t withstand the pace of Shane Narbonne and his Trask Performance Road Glide, as the #1-plated racer charged his way to victory. Hawk Mazzotta finished behind Bostrom in third.
For Feuling, its runner-up spot on the podium was its best finish in the Bagger GP class. To celebrate its accomplishment, Feuling issued the press release below.
The last time the FEULING Flying Pig saw its tires grace a track (at Sonoma last December), it marked the first podium finish on record for the team in the high-velocity class of Bagger GP racing.
With expectations high, the crew journeyed into Utah with a burning motivation to finish on top and to best the field of bikes and riders alike who would undoubtedly leave it all on the track in hopes of standing atop the podium at the conclusion of the weekend.
Through a full day’s worth of practice sessions leading up to qualifying, the team showed its diamond-like resilience as the bike only seemed to get better with pressure. As the final race inched closer by the hour, every minute mattered in the fight for the top.
With a few minor adjustments, including a blown fuse that nearly ended the weekend early, the bike came off the track from qualifying with Ben Bostrom sitting in pole position for the main event later that afternoon.
From the start we had our eyes set on the podium, and with each lap of the final race, it became more and more apparent Ben and the Flying Pig were a force to be reckoned with. As the battle came to a close, Team FEULING saw yet another level conquered as we surpassed our previous best and took second overall, and in doing so started a new tradition of our own: the passing of the FEULING pig.
For now, our beloved mascot resides in the hands of the Trask Racing crew, but as the next round of bagger racing gets closer on the calendar, the unofficial bagger racing trophy will make its way home.
With each appearance of the Flying Pig in the Bagger GP, the crew in the pits get hungrier for the tallest step of the podium to be occupied by the FEULING name, just as it has so many times throughout our history.
|1||25||Shane Narbonne||1||TRASK Performance||H-D||1:39.482|
|2||22||Ben Bostrom||155||Feuling Parts||H-D||1:39.833|
|3||20||Hawk Mazzatta||121||Nowaskey Extreme Performance||H-D||1:40.622|
|4||19||Benny Carlson||9||Suburban Motors H-D||H-D||1:42.333|
|5||18||Michael Gilbert||99||Alloy Art Racing||H-D||1:40.359|
|7||16||Tony Tucker||477||Tucker Speed||H-D||1:50.862|
|8||15||Chris Rivas||244||Bassani Exhaust||H-D||1:55.522|
|10||13||Mike Vital||117||My Garage Racing||H-D||1:56.477|
|DNF||0||Michael “Arnie” Wells||69||Grand Teton H-D||H-D||1:52.468|