Born April 25, 1971 in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, Rick Moore began much like legendary Jim McClure,
Elmer Trett and Paul Plummer racing the local dirt drags. When Rick
was sixteen years old he went to a dirt drag event at Zinc City with
a family friend. He couldn’t wait to get home and build a bike. It
was the season finale which gave Rick all winter to put together his
first bike for the next season. His first bike was an ’82 Yamaha
YZ80 that he raced in the 0-125cc class with great success.
In 1999, Rick stepped up to his first Harley dragbike which was a
car tire high-gear only 96-inch Iron Head Harley. Rick won the
Reading Motorcycle Club championship in his rookie year. In 2005
Rick earned his NHRA Pro Stock Bike license through the Frank Hawley
Drag Racing School which helped him land a ride in 2006 with the
Mid-Continent Motorsports Team, led by owner/tuner, Mike Bahnmaier.
Together they won three Pro-Dragster championships with AHDRA.
Today, Rick and Mike campaign a Pro-Fuel Nitro Harley which they've
ran a best of 6.76 @ 206 mph.
At the time Rick started racing in
AHDRA, he and his girlfriend, Riki, also purchased Shane Estes’
Suzuki GSXR Pro Stock bike in hopes of competing in the Prostar
Series. With the announcement of the cancellation of Pro Stock the
project got put aside for another day.
In addition to racing with Mike, Rick also races for the Banky
Racing Team where they recently won the AHDRA Pro-Gas championship.
He is also currently testing an AHDRA Super Gas bike for Mell Boys
Speed and plans to compete in the AHDRA Pro Mod class next season.
Rick holds both an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle license and an NHRA
SuperComp Dragster license to go along with his AHDRA Top Fuel
license. As far as 2010 is concerned, Rick is undecided as to what
class(es) he will run at AHDRA next season, but Pro-Mod, Pro-Gas,
Pro-Dragster, Pro-Fuel or Top Fuel are all possibilities. Rick will
also go back to his roots and compete on a limited schedule racing a
KTM dirt dragger. Maybe someone reading this article has a
nitro-burning lawnmower that needs a driver. Call Rick, I’m sure he
would be glad to win a championship for you.
Other areas of interest:
Residence: Reading, PA
Spouse’s Name: Girlfriend—Riki Zimmerman
Children’s Names: Emily – age 10
Occupation: Vo-tech Instructor—Automotive Division
Home track: Maple Grove Raceway
Team Names: Mid-Continent Motorsports, Banky Racing,
MellBoysSpeed, & Moore Performance Racing
3 AHDRA Pro-Dragster Championships,
3 AHDRA Pro-Dragster Eastern Division Championships,
1 AHDRA Pro-Gas Championship,
1 AHDRA Pro-Gas Eastern Division Championship, &
2 AHDRA Pro-Gas Eastern Division Runner-ups.
National Event Wins
22 Wins, 27, 13 Runner-ups and No. 1 Qualifiers
2 AHDRA Pro-Dragster National Records:
1/4 Mile E.T. Record -- 7.139
1/8 Mile MPH Record – 158.87mph
Goals: To race AHDRA Top-Fuel or compete in NHRA Pro-Stock
Interest outside of racing: Restoring vintage European dirt
Favorite foods: A giant rib-eye from the Texas Roadhouse
Favorite movie: Anything with James Bond
Daily driver: 2005 Dodge Ram Pick-up
First motorcycle: Yamaha 80
Hero: Mid-Continent Motorsports Team Owner, Mike Bahnmaier