World Wheelie Championships 2017
The World Wheelie Championships held on the runway at Elvington and run by Straightliners are an event that we’ve always been intrigued by – unfortunately in the past we’ve never known when it was on & it normally clashed with another event.
This year, however, it didn’t clash and we found out about it in good time, so we decided to have a trip over and see what all the fuss was about.
It seemed like quite a low-key event when we first got there, but that may have been because we’re more used to the numbers that turn up at York Raceway for the Straightliners events there – but as soon as the bikes took to the runway, we knew we’d made a great decision!
There were two types of racing taking place, there was those who had come to set the highest top speed the could on both wheels, and those who had come to set the highest speed on just the back wheel. For the run to count, the front wheel had to stay in the air over the full length of the course (which is a full kilometre!) – this was easier said than done, as there was a pretty ferocious side wind!!
The fastest continuous wheelie recorded while were there crossed the finish line at 217.85mph!
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