McGrath Quad Cities Harley-Davidson is hosting a burn out contest on September 25, 2021

They'll have food from 11AM - 3PM and the burnout contest is happening 12PM - 3PM

  • 1st place: free tire and installation
  • 2nd place: free tire installation
  • 3rd place: 10% off Tire Installation

Plus check out the Bratwurst Eating Contest, the Wiffle bat home run contest, play bags against the Mcgrath Bags Champ and earn yourself a gift card or raffle ticket for prizes.

Over the years, thousands of people have competed in motorcycle burnout contests, adding to the growing popularity of this niche event. If you’re considering throwing your hat into the ring, it’s useful to understand where burnout contests come from and how they’ve evolved over time.

It’s hard to say when exactly burnout contests were first organized. Some reports put it at approximately 1967, while others say that is was sometime in 1970. Either way, what we do know is that bikers took their obsession with thrashing tires to a whole new level when they started organizing competitions around one another’s skills—and all for bragging rights, really. Over time, burnouts have developed an entire culture around them and today are judged by official standards depending on where you live.

Both early motorcycles and dirt bikes are common vehicles for burnouts. Today, you’ll even see specialized motorcycle models designed specifically for burnouts. These bikes feature small rear tires with wide rims to make it easier to spin them in place. While many people think that motorcycle burnout contests are all about speed, they’re actually based on tight control over your ride. Small wheels mean you can easily flip over if you’re not careful when practicing your skills.

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