Following the debut success of the first season, The King Of The Baggers Championship series is doubling its rounds for 2022
October 14, 2021
By Kali Kotoski
The debut season of MotoAmerica’s King Of The Baggers Championship was such an overwhelming success that it is only fitting that it is coming back in 2022 with the stakes raised and an expanded season of six rounds.
The V-twin-powered season that has seen American iron produced by Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle battle it out to much fanfare, will kick off during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., from March 10-12 and will run in conjunction with the Daytona 200.
From there, the series will head to Georgia in late April to race at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the site of last year’s thrilling opening round that was won by Indian Motorcycle’s Tyler O’Hara. The championship will then revisit Road America, the site of last year’s second round in Elkhart Lake, Wis., in early June, a stone’s throw from Harley-Davidson’s headquarters in Milwaukee.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is where Kyle Wyman wrapped up the 2021 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Championship for Harley-Davidson, and the iconic track in Monterey, Calif., will play host to round four of the series in early July.
The final two rounds of the 2022 series will take place at tracks that are new to the King Of The Baggers – Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn., the home state of Indian Motorcycles in late July, and New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J., in September.
“The popularity of last year’s three-round King Of The Baggers Series was such that it left our fans, teams, sponsors, and racers wanting more,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “So, we are giving them what they want — a six-race championship held at the three tracks that the Baggers competed on last year with an additional three rounds, including our first visit to Daytona International Speedway, added to the series. We know the 2022 season, which will be MotoAmerica’s eighth as the home to the AMA Superbike Championship, will be as exciting as ever and the expanded King Of The Baggers Championship will be a huge part of that.”
The three-round 2021 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Series generated more than 19 million impressions and an engagement of 1.2 million on social media with the races delivering over 1.1 million views and 43,000 total hours of viewing time on YouTube.
Official dates for the 2022 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Championship season:
March 10-12 Daytona International Raceway Daytona Beach, Fla.
April 22-24 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, Ga.
June 3-5 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 8-10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, Calif.
July 29-31 Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.
September 9-11 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, N.J.