The Indonesian Teenagers Competing in Illegal Drag Races


Motorcycles rule the streets of Indonesia. By day, the bikes zip through Jakarta, ferrying residents to and from work—but by night, the roads give way to the underground world of illegal street racing. Kids as young as 12 compete in the high-speed sprints, where riders can make a small fortune off a single race. The rewards are great, but the risks are just as high: Flying down roads at breakneck speeds, one, small mistake can cost a “speed jockey” their life.

On this episode of ‘VICE INTL,’ VICE Indonesia went inside Jakarta’s dangerous, high-stakes street racing scene. We met up with a 16-year-old rising star to hear how he got involved, talked to the cops cracking down on illegal drag racing, and checked out a sprint ourselves—watching as two teenagers faced off for more cash than most Indonesians make in a month.

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  1. VICE says

    "I’ve been racing since the 5th grade. It’s been my passion ever since I was a child. I’ve always wanted to become an accomplished drag racer."

    WATCH NEXT: Boy Racer: Fast and Furious in the UK —

  2. Vinicius Bersano says


  3. Elangbam Wanglemba says

    It's cool but it's very dangerous. Please don't try this at home

  4. adolf hitler says

    kwwkwkwk anak alay semau nya

  5. Punk Rock RB says

    Di indonesia ada banyak yang seperti dia, semua pasti berawal dari liar lalu ke sirkuit karena batasan umur !!!

  6. Big poppa Pump says

    I was expecting more RX Kings.

  7. keling Knight says

    stupid people,playin stupid game,
    win stupid prizes

  8. Cereal Killer says

    Hobiku nambal

  9. Rexson Prettyboy says

    Yowwww that race incedent is in the Philippines don't get me wrong fool lol jahhaja

  10. Mark Bitz says

    Stinks of oil and exhaust…. So you are not a real man then….

  11. Prasha erickson says

    Well at least they don't eat tide pods

  12. Isunoka Shohe says

    Been two years…kids probably dead now

  13. Chief Executive Orbiter says

    Reporter got skird

  14. Firgiawan Luis says

    My head has cracked before because of this game

  15. 2B_05 _Davine Alfito Dheanova says

    Watching him is more like watching marc marquez but it's a drag race and driving a small powerful moped

  16. Mr. AlphaYT says

    IQ banana….

  17. Stuart Brown says

    That grass is a bad actor and needs a kicking for taking thepiss out of kids tehn filming them getting chased by teh rozzers,,a grass is a grass … disgusting journalist need a hard lunch in the face.

  18. Tty yxx says


  19. Roy Tambunan says

    I've seen many teens died tragically on the scene, yet they consider it "unlucky" and the race must go on. Young blood confusing me.

  20. Bayu Arfianto says

    Vice: part of the racers & live among them at the beginning.
    also Vice: Team up with cop to bust them all..

  21. Josh Tubs says

    My bisaya peeps did you here what he said in 4:19? Ingna ko

  22. Alfonsus Wowor says

    Now this is the bad side of indonesia

  23. weeb confirmed says

    I love how the reporter was so shook when they raced in the illegal race. I love that reaction lmao

  24. Samaryas says

    And now, we have this more interesting competition. RUNNING COMPETITION or Balap Lari Liar. So people just gather and they'll run no matter how old he/she are. What they are wearing? FLIP FLOP or we call it Sendal Swallow.

  25. ShaneTweezy says

    Laughs in Hayabusa

  26. Alex Conrad says

    What they bury the confiscated bikes in the ground? It's called recycling…it's as if the bike is a human body. Recycle Folks don't just bury your metal…. perhaps bury some of that trash instead of a big pile on the side of the road lol.

  27. Cody Bryant says

    No helmets no boots they are TOO HEAVY !!!

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