Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Royal Enfield racers are betting on you to watch Badger

Royal Enfield Badger took on the track at Summit Point last weekend.
We know the Royal Enfield racing team called Badger Corse plans to takes its Royal Enfield Bullet racing again this fall. A group of film makers invites you to come along and watch.

Film maker Drue Pennella of Pure Motion Pictures plans a short documentary on Badger's successful (they hope) fall season. He asks you to contribute to the film through the online "crowdfunding" platform

You can contribute any amount. For $10 you'll get a link to prescreen the film before it is released to the public. For $500 you'll get to ride the Badger.

"I’m a sucker for vintage British bikes and have come to hold a special place in my heart for the brand Royal Enfield," Pennella says in a short video promoting the campaign.

Film maker Drue Pennella plans to document a Royal Enfield  racing season.
With Pennella's camera watching, builder Leon Stanley plans to take the Badger road racing, record setting and flat tracking.

The challenge is "One bike. One Month. Three Races."

The program:
  • Summit Point, W.Va. Sept. 22 for the Western Eastern Roadracing Association (WERA) event. 
  • The Ohio Mile near Wilmington, Ohio Sept. 29-30 to run faired and non-faired, in both gas and fuel classes (shooting for four new class records).
  • Oakland Valley Raceway Park in Cuddebackville, N.Y. Oct. 21 for flat track action.
The campaign urges supporters to contribute money at different levels. Contributors receive increasing "perks" in return. Pure's goal is $7,200. The campaign receives the money raised, minus a fee of 4 per cent if the goal of is met, 9 per cent if it is not. Contributions are not refunded in any case.

"Can someone through grit and determination take a humble Royal Enfield from street to track; chasing racing glory in three different racing disciplines? That’s what we are going to find out!" Pennella says  in the video.

We'll be watching. Here's video of Badger heading to Summit Point Sept. 22:


  1. Anonymous9/26/2012

    Hi David,
    As always thanks for your support. Just to be clear, the Indiegogo campaign is seeking funding just for the FILM and NOT the RACING. Drue's funding goal is to at least try to cover his and his crew's expenses while he follows us along and documents the Badger's "Autumn Blitz". His budget is for post production work as well, with a short film to be debuted later this year, or early next.



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