Sunday, August 31, 2014
Zanotti Racing / Kenny Coolbeth Jr put it too 'em with a fantastic win on "The Mile" Springfield. Harley Davidson over Kawasaki's Bryan Smith and a few bike lengths back Jared Mees #9 Rogers Racing.
Brandon rides the USC Racing Kawasaki EX650. He is one of the fastest of the Kawi Krew and had put in some stunning rides on the parallel twin. He has some formidable Krew members and the ranks keep growing with Wiles, Johnson, Pearson , Shoemaker,J Halbert ,Texter, Cose and Vernon trying to duplicate the success of leader of the pack, Bryan Smith
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Doug hails from The Great North, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and is always super competitive and exciting to watch apply his dirt track trade. He rides for his own Lawrence Racing and Jon Castin Racing and is also backed by Wieblers Harley Davidson.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Briar unfortunately ended up in the hospital after putting his Werner / Monster Kawasaki into the turn 2 wall at the Mega Mile in Virginia. Hopefully he is fighting fit now and ready to go at it again. Bauman is lucky enough to ride for the Dodge Bros/ Saddlemen / Werner Kawasaki Monster Team, twisting the Throttle on the Kawi on the East Coast and the Harley Davidson on the West Coast. The young man is privileged to ride for the team that started the Kawasaki Revolution and for the team that powered Brad Baker to his Grand National Championship. Briar had not raced a Harley before, so he got his feet wet at Sacto and it will be a thrill to see him Harley mounted on the remaining West Coast races. Here, Briar with Tony Dodge gets a first look at his new ride. How could he not love what he sees
We take them for granted but, we couldn't do without them. They have been around since 400BC ! I never throw one away and have tin cans full of all kinds of them. Here is my favorite. A castellated ,titanium, McDonald Douglas MD-80 wheel nut. Shown with my Kimber 45 with Right Hand Shooter Thumbrest grips. Everyone is trying to get better traction with aggressively cut G10 grips but, if your looking for accuracy the Thumbrest is the only way to go.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Joe Kopp is back from retirement in 2010 and put the Triumph on the front row at the Mega Mile in Virginia. Joe had the Triumph out front for two glorious laps. I am sure this is the first time a Triumph has led a Grand National since Gary Scott was the last Triumph hold out , way back in the late 70s. The deep cushion track was the ultimate equalizer and it is a testament to Kopp and the up until now, underpowered Triumph, that they are both competitive under such dire conditions. Joe finished in 12 place and his team mate Shayna Texta on the second Latus Motors Triumph 14th.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Jeff had just completed his 500 Titan and raced it for the first time at Rd 8. It took an incredible amount of work to get the twin to fit into the Redline frame that wasn't made for it. New swing arm (Champion) mounting position to get the counter sprocket alignment correct, new rear motor mount system, etc, etc. Mr Ed rolled up a couple of nice fatties that give the twin a fantastic howl. It was smoking a little excessively due to maybe, an unplugged hole from the old auto oil system. No one minded, infact ,can you ever get too much bean oil aroma? Jeff rode it in his normal spirited ,stylish way and it looked like it was handling great. Let him get the bugs worked out and watch out modern 450s.