Teu­tul to bring fa­mous ‘Spiderman’ bike to MDIR

Bike fest runs this week­end; lots of drag rac­ing on tap

Maryland Independent - - Sports -

Paul Teu­tul Sr. en­ter­tained mil­lions on his re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show and even sat in the board room with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. Now, he’s on his way to one of the big­gest mo­tor­cy­cle drag races and fes­ti­vals of the year at Mary­land In­ter­na­tional Race­way in Me­chan­icsville, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The In­ter­na­tional Drag Bike League has an­nounced the world-fa­mous mo­tor­cy­cle builder and his Orange County Chop­per team will take part in the WPGC Bike Fest on July 30. Teu­tul will bring along his son, Mikey, and the pop­u­lar Spiderman cus­tom chop­per. Along with fan min­gling, team OCC will en­ter the IDBL’s huge mo­tor­cy­cle show, fea­tur­ing 16 cat­e­gories of com­pe­ti­tion.

“We are very ex­cited about this,” Teu­tul said in the re­lease. “I’ve seen a lot of videos on­line from this event, fea­tur­ing a lot of re­ally fast bikes. It will be great to get to the track and meet every­one in­volved. I know we will see some amaz­ing mo­tor­cy­cles.”

Orange County Chop­pers, founded by Teu­tul in 1999, has be­come a house­hold name in the mo­tor­cy­cle world. Teu­tul and his team of cus­tom fab­ri­ca­tors de­sign, en­gi­neer and man­u­fac­ture unique chop­pers, as seen by mil­lions on the hit TV re­al­ity se­ries “Amer­i­can Chop­per” on the Dis­cover y Chan­nel.

In ad­di­tion, Teu­tul has ap­peared on nu­mer­ous na­tion­ally-tele­vised shows in­clud­ing the “Celebrity Ap­pren­tice,” “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica,” and late-night talk shows hosted by Jay Leno, David Let­ter­man and Jimmy Kim­mel.

No stranger to drag rac­ing, Teu­tul will be re­united with 16-time Top Fuel Mo­tor­cy­cle cham­pion Larry “Spiderman” McBride, who was fea­tured on an episode of Amer­i­can Chop­per. McBride will be rac­ing an OCCbuilt, Law­less In­dus­tries elec­tric drag­bike.

In May 2012, “Spiderman” pi­loted the elec­tric drag­bike to an un­prece­dented elapsed-time of 6.94 sec­onds at 201 mph. It marked the first time any elec­tric-pow­ered ve­hi­cle had been in the sixes or over 200 mph on a drag strip. Now, Teu­tul will have a front row seat to watch McBride at­tempt to break an­other world record, the cov­eted 5.70 mark held by Swe­den’s Pe­ter Svens­son.

OCC bikes are cus­tom­ized and built around a theme or, in­creas­ingly, for a broad spec­trum of mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts around the world. The Spiderman bike is one of OCC’s most pop­u­lar builds and rarely leaves the New­burgh, N.Y.based shop.

Teu­tul’s tough-guy im­age is con­tra­dicted by his tire­less in­volve­ment with var­i­ous char­i­ties (HVSPCA an­i­mal res­cue, MakeA-Wish, St Jude’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Boys and Girls Club of Amer­ica). Teu­tul and his crew will also be a part of the IDBL’s “Paint the 1/4 Pink” fundraiser for breast can­cer pa­tients.

The WPGC Bike Fest be­gins July 28 and fea­tures more than a dozen classes of rac­ing along with a Day­tona Bike Week-like fes­ti­val on Sun­day, which in­cludes the cus­tom mo­tor­cy­cle show, live mu­sic, a bikini con­test, a beer gar­den, great food and much more.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.RaceIDBL.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

The 9-U War­riors Base­ball Club of Charles County, man­aged by James Gre­gory, came out on top at the Ch­e­sa­peake Base­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Tour­na­ment held June 17 and 18 at GORC Park in Oden­ton. The 9-U divi­sion of the As­so­ci­a­tion is com­prised of 13 travel base­ball teams lo­cated through­out Anne Arun­del, Charles and Prince Ge­orge’s coun­ties. The War­riors fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son with a 9-2 record and en­tered into the tour­na­ment as the third seed be­hind GORC and Bowie. The team played a to­tal of five games over the course of the tour­na­ment and fin­ished 5-0, win­ning their divi­sion. The War­riors de­feated the South­ern Mary­land Knights (23-5), API (7-1) and the Bowie Bull­dogs (20-6), plac­ing them first in the gold bracket af­ter the seed­ing rounds. On June 18, dur­ing sin­gle elim­i­na­tion play, the War­riors con­tin­ued to play strong and de­feated the Clas­sic Cru­saders (19-7) in the semi­fi­nals. In the cham­pi­onship game, it was the War­riors, once again, who came out on top de­feat­ing GORC (10-5). The War­riors racked up 79 runs over the five games and dis­played ex­cel­lent pitch­ing, field­ing and base run­ning through­out all the games. In the back row, from left, are coach Jon Kale, man­ager James Gre­gory, coach Aaron Michael and coach John Todd. In the mid­dle row are Jonathan Kale, left, Jesse Fisher, Ed­die Holt, Con­nor Todd, Kaine Si­mon and Cooper Pol­lard. In front row are Dil­lon Gor­don, left, Ja­son Gre­gory, Henry Mol­tumyr, Austin Michael, Blake Gor­don and Nick Mudd. Not pic­tured is coach Jon Mol­tumyr.

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