Friday, April 17, 2015
Preston Petty, celebrated inventor and motorcycle racer will be competing this weekend at the SoCal Flat Trackers Double Header at Perris Short Track. Pres races several classes on his Ohm Racer, the only electric Flat Tracker I know of and it is a pleasure to see him whizzing around spraying dirt in the highly competitive Super Seniors (70+). Pres had been racing at the Expert level in Flat Track for many ,many decades and as this 1968 Suzuki Ad demonstrates, he was an accomplished Motocrosser too!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tom Rockwood rode a spectacular race to win his first National at Ascot and was interviewed by his dad, Roxy Rockwood the highly entertaining and the well respected voice of Flat Track for many,many years.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
SCFTA Round 2 & 3 this weekend at Perris Short Track. With Saturday Night Speedway Sidehacks ! These guys put on a show with big inch Jappas and Hogs. Nothing like Doug and Ed on their Sportster Desert Hack pictured here but this is where they came from. Sidecar racing has always had a following in the States mainly Desert ,TT and Speedway. They race clockwise on Flat Tracks and are known here as New Zealand Sidehacks. They have been around forever. My first introduction to them was at Rowley Park in Adelaide , South Australia way back in the 60s. Most of top dogs at that time were Vincent powered with the rest of the field Triumphs , Nortons and Beezas. Looking forward to a completely sideways weekend.
One European Racing Organization is banning Umbrella Girls because they feel having pretty women involved is demeaning to their gender and takes away from the attention the racers deserve !? The AMA went one further back in the day and banned women completely from the pits. They relented in 1970 and now women enjoy every aspect of the sport and are a welcomed, essential ingredient to the organization.