Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hell on Wheels Run What Ya Brung Flat Track

Thanks Meatball for putting on a fun event.Here we are packed up and headed home. Tom Ferguson with his Triumph Track Master ( was originally a Yamaha 360, see gas tank with oil cap too !)and Jim McMurren's Harley Sprints in the background.
Black & White via Deus Photos

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stevie Bonsey AMA EXPERT #80 - Zanotti Racing

Bonsey has the talent ,the Team and the bike. He just needs some racing luck to get him up front and he can take care of the rest.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kenny Coolbeth Jr - AMA #2 - Zanotti Racing

Kenny is back with a resounding victory at Indy. Here at Grays Harbor he was in the hunt but about at the half way mark I think his tires went away and he just faded. Same thing happened to team mate Bonsey on exactly the same lap. Indy should set the tone for the Teams remainder of the season. They have the best bikes and an incredible team behind them, so now it is just putting it all together for some nice 1,2 finishes.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

There will be blood - Motorsports are dangerous

Since the late 40's Kids have been racing on dirt and pavement in Quarter Midgets. These pint sized drivers, both girls and boys, learn race craft and hone their skills for the next phase of their racing experience ,if they so desire. They learn the basic skills and common sense rules with every race. The racing is intense and accidents happen. One of the first things they learn is to not walk out on the racing surface. Kevin Hart Jr must have forgotten this when he ran out into the middle of the track to confront Stewart. Two cars in front of Stewart swerved to miss him and when Stewart got there it was too late. I have seen it in F1 , a stalled car on the grid is missed by the first couple of cars and the guy behind runs right into the back at full throttle. Didn't see him until it was too late. At the AMA Gray's Harbor National, the Quarter Midgets were racing at the West end of the Half Mile on a tiny short track. These little racers were really going after it in high tech Honda powered mini Sprint Cars. Passing was not easy but they were getting it done and really mixing it up. Very impressive for 5- 10 year olds. The paddock was packed with motorhomes and trailers and there was a huge number of these little cars competing.The drivers looked great in their embroidered fire suits and custom painted helmets. I saw some spin outs and pile ups but they pulled'em apart and got them going quickly. Great track, great cars and impressive driving from these little guys who are learning lessons with every lap.

Three for Thursday

Honda 125 Slim in the waist with a shapely butt, perfect.
There has been almost celebrity status given to some very lame lettering and questionable layout in recent months. Take a lesson from this Sign Writing, perfect.
Another view of the 2015 Triumph Thruxton Prototype, perfect.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Board Track Beauty


Nothing is like winning and getting those checkers ! Super Star Starter, Krazy Kevin Clark gives Marquez the full treatment at Indy. Bouncing Bob Malley delights Stevie Baker.